Sheryl Crow & Elvis Costello MLB Charity Concert

Have any fun plans for this Saturday? (I know, I know. Just back from a 3-day weekend and already thinking about next weekend!) How would you like to check out a Sheryl Crow concert? Make that a free Sheryl Crow concert. And even better, it’s for a good cause – the Stand Up To Cancer program.

Crow, a breast cancer survivor and Missouri native, is performing a free show for this year’s Major League Baseball All-Star Charity Concert under St. Louis’ Gateway Arch. If you can’t make it to the banks of the Mississippi River in person, you can check out the show streaming live on

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"All I wanna do is have some fun."

Major League Baseball is opening its pocketbook and donating $1 million to Stand Up To Cancer, a program whose mission is to enable cutting-edge research to ultimately find a cure for cancer. Fans attending the concert and viewing it online are also encouraged to donate.

“I’m from such an avid baseball-fan family, especially the Cardinals,” Crow said, according to “When we got asked to do it here, in St. Louis, that made it even more special. I have great memories of seeing summer bands under the arch. In fact, I was here in the ’70s when Elton John played under the Arch, and there was like 70,000 people here. So it’s an honor and a real privilege to get to do it for MLB and Stand Up To Cancer.”

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Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, Tenn.

Crow’s special guest at the Major League Baseball All-Star Charity Concert is Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and fellow Grammy winner singer-songwriter Elvis Costello.

“Having long cherished my Dad’s catcher’s mitt from his time with the Bidston Indians in the local, post-war, Merseyside amateur leagues, inspired by visiting USAAF baseball enthusiasts, I’m delighted to take part in this event,” Costello said, according to “Having given up my chance to play sports for a life in music, I cannot think of anything better than sitting in with Sheryl and her band for a few surprise numbers and a rocking good time in St. Louis.”

Prior to the 8 p.m. show, fans can check out a little baseball as the Cardinals-Cubs game at Wrigley Field will be shown live on big-screen televisions.

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Click here for the Stand Up To Cancer website.