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A benefit in conjunction with Dreamfest
6:30pm City Hall Doors Open
7:30pm Colin Powell Medal of Courage Presentation
8:00pm Janet Jackson—Bill Graham Civic Auditorium Stage
8:30pm Metallica—Civic Center Stage
9:30pm After Party with MC Hammer & Rob Garza (Thievery Corp) DJ Set
Formed in 1981 in the deepest underground, Metallica has become one of the biggest and most influential acts in musical history, having sold nearly 120 million albums worldwide while playing to millions of fans on all seven continents. Their multi-platinum discography includes 1991's “Metallica” (commonly referred to as The Black Album), with sales of over 35 million copies globally (17 million in the U.S. alone). Their latest album, “Hardwired...to Self-Destruct,” released on November 18, 2016 on their own Blackened Recordings label, charted at #1 in 32 countries.
Metallica has also garnered numerous awards and accolades, including nine Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, multiple MTV Video Music Awards, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in 2009. In June of 2018, the band were awarded one of the most prestigious musical honors in the world: Sweden’s Polar Music Prize. The band recently wrapped up the European leg of their WorldWired tour and are currently playing shows across North America.
At UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals, our dedication to groundbreaking research and compassionate care has driven all that we do for more than a century. The trailblazers, visionaries, crusaders, and champions at our hospitals charge hard at the toughest problems facing kids and deliver incredible results, time and again. We’ve pioneered precision cures for deadly cancers, created a low-cost meningitis vaccine that has been given to more than 100 million people, and conducted a first-of-its-kind gene therapy. Countless breakthroughs are on the horizon. Our incredible community has partnered with us every step of the way. Families come to us for compassion, innovation, and hope — and it takes generous, dedicated supporters to make that possible. Together, there is no limit to what we can achieve for children.
TICKET PURCHASES INCLUDE ENTRY TO DREAMFEST CONCERT, COCKTAIL RECEPTION & THE AFTER PARTY
ENTRY TO BILL GRAHAM CIVIC AUDITORIUM IS ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS. DOORS OPEN AT 7:00PM
(limited number available)
empowers research to treat congenital heart disease with stem cells, potentially decreasing the need for open heart surgery and transplantation
increases developmental screenings for vulnerable children to trigger early interventions that ensure kindergarten readiness
supports innovative research to fight brain tumors with an engineered measles virus
delivers healing music therapy sessions to hospitalized patients for a year
enables kids to relax during MRI exams with specialized video goggles
keeps premature babies safe and stable with customized crib and transport technology
helps host annual hospital proms for teens facing medical challenges
provides books to 1,000 low-income patient families to help encourage early literacy