REO Speedwagon Headlines Chicago's SCHOOL ROCKS! Concert On October 25 To Benefit San Miguel School

SCHOOL ROCKS! concerts have raised over $2 million for student scholarships

Sep 12, 2012, 09:35 ET from San Miguel School Chicago

CHICAGO, Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- REO Speedwagon will perform at the 6th Annual SCHOOL ROCKS! benefit concert on Thursday, October 25th, 2012 at Chicago's House of Blues. 100% of the proceeds will provide scholarships and community support to inner-city students at San Miguel School Chicago.

VIP ticket holders will enjoy a pre-show reception and private concert featuring singer and songwriter Ryan Silver. The evening heats up for all guests with sets from DJ A.T., followed by REO Speedwagon's classic rock and power ballads.

REO Speedwagon has sold 40 million records worldwide with chart topping hits including: Keep on Lovin' You, Time for Me to Fly, Ridin' the Storm Out, and Roll with the Changes. The certified nine times platinum Hi Infidelity remains a high-water mark for rock bands.

Seats are limited. Tickets are $125 and $300 and are available at

Since 2007, the SCHOOL ROCKS! benefit concerts have raised more than $2 million to help San Miguel continue its mission to transform lives through education, commitment and love.

SCHOOL ROCKS! celebrity co-chairs include: JY Young of STYX; rock legend Jim Peterik; Pete McMurray, WLUP 97.9 The Loop; and Larry Wert, President and General Manager of NBC 5/WMAQ-TV Chicago. Kevin and Anne Allodi co-chair the benefit concert.

During the evening, San Miguel will present its Leadership in Education Award. Past recipients include U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Kathleen and John Buck, Mike and Pat Koldyke and Mrs. Lina Abraham.

Major sponsors and underwriters of SCHOOL ROCKS! include: Triumph Education Group, Jack and Debbie Larson, Roger Follis, Charlie Hartley, Guy and Sharon Wiebking, CME Group Foundation, CBOT, Tiffany & Co., Group Fox Inc., Bill and Karen O'Kane, Morgan/Harbour Construction Company, Morgan Realty Partners, Daniel Hession, Kevin and Nancy Allodi, Presence Health, SPR Inc, 97.9 The Loop, NBC Chicago, CS Magazine, School of Rock, LLC, United Fulfillment, and Orangeflux.

For more information on SCHOOL ROCKS! and for tickets and sponsorship opportunities, visit

About San Miguel School Chicago
San Miguel School Chicago provides an innovative and accessible educational experience for the children of inner-city families, so that they can complete high school with the skills, support and self-awareness to make the next productive choice in life. Please visit

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