Peakin’ At The Peak

What do The Bacon Brothers, Cy Curnin of The Fixx and White Buffalo have in common? They’re all playing the first-ever concert atop Colorado’s Pikes Peak.

The name of the event? “Pikes Peak Rocks,” of course.

Photo: AP / Hard Rock International
Hard Rock Cafe, New York, N.Y.

Actually, only the Brothers Bacon and White Buffalo will play the summit, as Cy Curnin plans on entertaining hikers along the path leading to top of the mountain.

Yes, that’s right. Hikers. About 100 hardy hikers will make up the audience at the top of the mountain. Talk about your nosebleed seats.

But don’t worry if you suffer from a fear of heights, or a fear of mountains named after Zebulon Pike, for there will be an encore performance the night of the Pikes Peak show, but at a lower location – the Hard Rock Café in the mile-high city of Denver.

Yes, there’s a reason for all this mountain climbing, thin air and the resulting fantastic view. The Pikes Peak concert and the Hard Rock follow-up will benefit global cancer care and a nationwide bone marrow registration campaign to match donors with patients suffering from leukemia and other blood disorders.

The event is being put together by the Love Hope Strength Foundation, an international organization that uses music to make a difference in global cancer care. The Foundation, known as LHS for short, has its headquarters in Denver and chapters in the United Kingdom, Peru and Australia. Its purpose in this world is to bring critical funding, material support and awareness to cancer initiatives worldwide.

“Everyone has been touched by cancer in one way or another and we are no exceptions,” said Kevin Bacon. “This is a powerful and unique way to fight against cancer and we are excited to do our part.”

For more information about the Love Hope Strength Foundation, including details on attending the concert atop Pikes Peak and the show at the Hard Rock Café in Denver, please click here for the organization’s Web site.