Thursday, January 21, 2010

Jimi Jamison to Host Benefit Concert for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

MEMPHIS, TENN. Jan. 12, 2010 – Jimi Jamison, recording artist and former lead singer of the band Survivor, is hosting a special concert and live auction benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital on Saturday, February 20, 2010, 7:30 p.m. at Minglewood Hall, 1555 Madison Ave. Jamison, a native Memphian, is well known for hit songs “Eye of the Tiger,” “Burning Heart,” “I Can't Hold Back,” and “I'm Always Here.”

Jamison will perform fan favorites, as well as songs from his new CD, “Crossroads Moment.” He will be joined on stage by Memphis group, The Will Tucker Band, as well as Rock and Pop Masters, featuring John Cafferty of the Beaver Brown Band and Joe Bouchard, formerly of Blue Oyster Cult. Larry Hoppen, of Orleans and Edgewood, a Memphis-based band featuring Buddy Davis, Jamison's former bandmate from the band Target will also perform. Jamison’s daughter, Amy Jamison, will make an appearance with the performer and his band.

Jamison met St. Jude founder Danny Thomas years ago, and has been a supporter of the organization since their conversation. “His words lit a fire inside me to visit the hospital and do whatever I could to help. I started out by simply visiting the hospital . . .and singing for the kids at Christmas to sharing whatever humble talent I might have to help raise money whenever I can,” said Jamison.

Tickets to the event may be purchased online at or at the Minglewood Hall box office 901-312-6058. General admission tickets are $75 (table seating), and $25, VIP tickets (which include a meet-and-greet with band members) are $200. There are also Gold ($3000) and Silver ($2500) level sponsorships available (sponsorships include a table for 10, a meet-and-greet with the musicians, and a light buffet served before the event).

Steve Conley of 93.1 will emcee the concert. A live auction, which will be held during the band changeovers will include a violin/fiddle signed and donated by Charlie Daniels, a Gibson guitar donated by Don Felder of the Eagles, and a Dasani bicycle contributed by Coca-Cola. Net proceeds will go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Details about the event and sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting Sally Irwin at 713.449.1283, by emailing or by visiting Additional information about St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital can be found by visiting the hospital’s website,

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