Dave Matthews to perform at March 11 Varvatos fundraiser
Matthews, who is also the face of Varvatos' Spring 2011advertising campaign, follows in the footsteps of other high-profile musicians who have headlined the outdoor concert and charity shopping event, including k.d. lang (2011), ZZ Top (2009), Macy Gray (2007) and Jackson Browne (2005).
To date the Varvatos shindig has raised more than $2 million for the Rape Treatment Center at the Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center, which treats young victims of sexual abuse.
In the past the gathering has managed to attract a constellation of stars, and past years have seen the likes of David Schwimmer, Zoe Saldana, L.L. Cool J, Brooke Shields and Patrick Dempsey who co-chaired last year's event with wife Jillian. (This year's honorary co-chairs are Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann.)
Tickets are $200 per adult guest, and $25 for kids 16 and under, and can be purchased online at johnvarvatos.com/stuart_house or via phone at (310) 559-9334. There's also an option to click if you can't attend but still want to donate. The site also has a link that will allow you to preview some of the live auction items that will be up for bid from March 2-20 (current items include a custom guitar autographed by the members of Green Day and a day behind the scenes at Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's Funny or Die website).
The John Varvatos 9th Annual Stuart House Benefit, 8800 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, March 11, from noon to 5 p.m. Live auction and concert start at 1:30 p.m. Valet parking provided. Tickets available online at johnvarvatos.com/stuart_house or via phone at (310) 559-9334.
-- Adam Tschorn
Photo: K.d. lang performs at the 2011 John Varvatos Stuart House Benefit. Dave Matthews, who also appears in the John Varvatos Spring 2011 advertising campaign, isscheduled to perform at this year's charity event on March 11. Credit: Chelsea Lauren / WireImage