Flea And Anthony Kiedis To Host Charity Dinner

Flea is giving fans the chance to dine with Chili Peppers vocalist Anthony Kiedis and himself at Los Angeles' Cafe Stella.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea is a busy man. He is training for the upcoming LA Marathon on March 20th, working on the new Chili Peppers album, and somehow still has time to host a charity dinner on March 15th to support children's music education.

Flea is giving fans the chance to dine with Chili Peppers vocalist Anthony Kiedis and himself at Los Angeles' Cafe Stella, with a $500 donation required for entry.

Entertainment for the evening will be provided by the "Godmother of Punk," singer-songwriter Patti Smith.

The event will raise money for the Silverlake Conservatory of Music, an organization founded in 2001 by Flea and Keith Barry to provide free or reduced-price music lessons and instruments to schoolchildren in the community.

Flea described his inspiration for creating the Conservatory: "A few years back, I had the opportunity to visit my old high school and noticed how many of the music programs were cut from when I was there."

"There were barely any instruments left and the music room was essentially bare. I quickly realized that there was something I could do to help out and that's when I started the Silverlake Conservatory of Music. The mission of the Conservatory is to facilitate basic music education for the youth of the community (ages 7-17) but all are welcome and encouraged to participate.

"This school has been a dream of mine for a long time. It's the kind of place I wish there had been when I was a kid. Kids need a place to go after school and in weekends where there is a positive influence and music is something that you can just throw yourself into.

"Music saved my life and brought me great joy. Please give what you can to help send a child learn music. There are kids who really want to be here but can't afford it. We can all help."

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    i wish i had the gas money to drive down to la, and 500 bucks to dine with flea and anthony. maybe il take a train and stalk the cafe lol. i wonder what john frusciante is doing right now...
    john just does whatever he wants, he's kinda gone backwards in what most people to do, he's gone from being a megastar to a guy who just plays music with his friends and never really shows anyone
    its great to see how these guys have grown and matured in both there music and lifestyle. They're doing some great things. I'd agree with jrcsgtpeppers, I'm curious as well about Johns current undertakings, if hes working on any new music or what?
    gotta love how the comments on this article go straight to wondering about the enigma that is the froosh. i would like to know, and i would also love to go to this dinner. i bet anthony and flea will be telling crazy stories about their childhood or tours. how awesome.
    oh thats juts a waste of money those chances are highly unlikely!
    Sh*t, better admire them, atl1192, for such activity. You'd be shocked how many people'll come.