The Black Crowes, Fitz And The Tantrums to Rock Big Night Boston in Support of Local Youth

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay’s annual bash returns with gusto at House of Blues

BOSTON--()--One of rock’s best live acts, The Black Crowes, will team up with chart-topping pop sensation Fitz And The Tantrums to present Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay’s Big Night on Saturday, February 8. The 15th-annual event, hosted at the House of Blues, supports the organization’s mission of nurturing the existing friendships between nearly 2,000 Boston-area youth and their caring, adult mentors and also helps find mentors for almost 800 children still on the organization’s waiting list.

Opening act Fitz And The Tantrums will wow the crowd with an imaginative, energy-filled set, including hit songs “Out of My League” and “The Walker”. The Black Crowes will then perform a medley of songs from some of their 11 albums, including “Remedy” and “Hard To Handle”—a not-to-miss lineup!

“Every performance is meaningful to us, but when you get to stand on stage and be a part of such a powerful, important organization like Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay, it brings the energy to a different level,” said Michael Fitzpatrick of Fitz And The Tantrums. “We can’t wait to share the night with Boston and the organization.”

Beyond the stellar musical performances, guests will enjoy a flavor-packed menu, live auction and will hear first-hand from Big Brothers and Little Brothers about their life-changing experiences.

“Big Night truly represents a time of community unity and support for the next generation of Massachusetts Bay,” said Wendy Foster, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay. “We encourage everyone, not just those attending Big Night, to discover our organization for themselves and learn how they can help the nearly 800 boys on our waiting list.”

Bianca de la Garza, popular WCVB-TV anchor, will emcee the event. Billy Costa, KISS 108 radio personality and co-host on the “Matty in the Morning” show, will serve as the event’s auctioneer.

Fifth-annual James J. Pallotta Award Honoree:

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay is proud to honor Sandra Edgerley as the 2014 James J. Pallotta Award Recipient. This award, presented at Big Night, recognizes an individual who has engaged the community in supporting children in need and whose efforts have significantly impacted their lives.

Sandra’s tireless efforts, creativity and determination have engaged countless members of the community to invest in Boston’s youth through her work with Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston, United Way of Massachusetts Bay, Horizons for Homeless Children, City Year, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay and many other charities. Sandra is a truly inspiring philanthropist and driven leader whose commitment, passion and influence help improve the lives of youth and their families throughout the community.

For More Information or to Purchase Tickets:

For ticket and general event information and a list of event sponsors, visit bignightboston.com. Visit the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay website to find more information on how to become a Big Brother.

About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay:

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay is an innovative, energetic organization that is making a real difference in the lives of nearly 2,000 youth by providing them with an invested, caring adult mentor. With research and proven outcomes at its core, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay is working to ensure every child has the support from caring adults that they need for healthy development and success in life. The organization’s vision is to inspire, engage and transform communities in Massachusetts Bay by helping youth achieve their full potential, contributing to healthier families, better schools, brighter futures and stronger communities. For more information about this worthwhile cause and its important mission, visit www.bbbsmb.org.

Contacts

Weber Shandwick, For Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay
Merritt Ward, 617-520-7068
585-746-5677 – cell
mward@webershandwick.com

The Black Crowes will headline Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay's 2014 Big Night on Saturday, February 8 at the House of Blues, Boston, Mass. Visit the organization's website to find more information on how to become a Big Brother and to discover how you can help nearly 800 Boston-area youth who are waiting for a mentor. Photo credit: The Black Crowes (Photo: Business Wire)

The Black Crowes will headline Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay's 2014 Big Night on Saturday, February 8 at the House of Blues, Boston, Mass. Visit the organization's website to find more information on how to become a Big Brother and to discover how you can help nearly 800 Boston-area youth who are waiting for a mentor. Photo credit: The Black Crowes (Photo: Business Wire)

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The Black Crowes and Fitz And The Tantrums team up for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay's annual Big Night event on Saturday, February 8 at the House of Blues, Boston.

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Contacts

Weber Shandwick, For Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay
Merritt Ward, 617-520-7068
585-746-5677 – cell
mward@webershandwick.com