Friday, June 13, 2014

Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith to perform in Birmingham

The community is abuzz about Chad Smith’s return to the Birmingham-Bloomfield area.
Smith, a Bloomfield Hills native and drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, is heading back to his roots on Monday, June 16. The Birmingham Historical Museum, Birmingham Bloomfield Community Coalition (BBCC) and Axis Music Academy have organized an afternoon and evening with Smith that offers the community three different opportunities to enjoy Smith’s company and talent.
All proceeds from the events will benefit the non-profit organizations.
The Afternoon Backstage with Chad: VIP/Donor Event is sold out, however there are very few tickets remaining for the Backstage Special Event from 4-5 p.m. Details for this portion of the event are as follows:
• Located at the Birmingham Historical Museum at 556 W. Maple.
• Monday, June 16, from 4-5 p.m.
• Limited to 75 people (very few tickets remaining).
• General meet-and-greet with Smith.
• Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, beverages and a silent auction.
• Ticket price: $50 per person.
The silent auction will feature a brand new white Fender Squier Strat guitar, the cow bell from Chad Smith and Will Ferrell’s "Drum Off" on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, a pair of drumsticks from the 2014 Super Bowl performance, an autographed Hall of Fame program and more.
Those interested in attending the Backstage Special Event can call the Birmingham Historical Museum at (248) 530-1928. Proceeds from the Backstage Events will support a young singer/songwriter program (to be held at the museum later this summer), and the Hill School Bell Project.
Following the backstage events at the museum, Smith will perform at the Berman Center for the Performing Arts (located at 6600 W. Maple in West Bloomfiel). Details for this portion of the evening may be found at, or call (248) 799-8100.

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