October 10, 2011

PRS Guitars holds concert to benefit Kimmel Cancer Center

Since 2000, Paul Reed Smith Guitars has used music to raise more than $2 million for the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center’s Living with Cancer Resource Program, which offers supportive care programming and education to patients and families, free of charge.

On Sunday, Oct. 16, the company’s flagship benefit concert—One Night, One Show, One Cause—returns with a musical lineup headed by alternative rock group Vertical Horizon. Also on the program are the Paul Smith Band, which will be joined by Kimmel Cancer Center Director William Nelson on the electric guitar; and a live auction, hosted by Jon Levinson of Alex Cooper Auctioneers, featuring guitars embellished by local artists.

Vertical Horizon, fronted by Matt Scannell, first achieved fame with its breakout hit, “Everything You Want,” which landed the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 and Adult Top 40 charts, reaching double platinum status.

Other special guests joining the Paul Smith Band will be Davy Knowles of Backdoor Slam, Dave Weiner of the Steve Vai Band and Donna Grantis of the Donna Grantis Electric Band.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the all-ages show, which will be held at Baltimore Sound Stage in the Inner Harbor. General admission is $20. VIP admission of $60 includes open bar, food and access to a VIP viewing area. Tickets are available through Ticket Fly.