Subscribe for a FREE Daily Dose of greer's OC
FacebookTwitterRSSYouTubeFollow Me on Pinterest

Greer's Blog

Image description

A Simple Evening with Bill Medley


Rock n’ Roll Hall of Famer Bill Medley will return to Newport Beach, his home of nearly 40 years, on Monday, Sept. 18, to host A Simple Evening with Bill Medley, a benefit for Lupus International. The annual event, held at the landmark Lido Theater, honors Medley’s late musical partner Bobby Hatfield and his wife Linda, who lost her battle with lupus in 2010. September 18 would have been Linda Hatfield’s birthday.

Now in its eighth year, the fundraiser will feature a cocktail reception, a raffle, and a live auction by Kent French of the Anaheim Ducks. The highlight of the evening will be a concert by Medley, accompanied by his daughter McKenna Medley. Medley will perform the Righteous Brothers classic hits “(You’re My) Soul and Inspiration”, “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling”, “Unchained Melody,” and others.

Sponsored by Via Lido Plaza and Fritz Duda Company, the evening will begin with cocktails and gourmet bites from The Cannery, Blue Water Grill, Newport Rib Company, Campus Jax and Sabatino’s.

Tickets for the evening start at $100 per person or $150 per couple for general admission seating for the concert.

Companies and individuals can also become Gold Sponsors for $1,500, which includes 10 tickets with VIP concert seating. Platinum Sponsorship is $2,500 and provides 12 tickets with VIP concert seating, and Double Platinum Sponsorship is $5,000 with 12 front row seats for the concert. All sponsors receive recognition on the Lido Theater movie screen and in the program.

All proceeds from the evening will benefit Lupus International, which provides funding for support and research for this chronic autoimmune disease, as well as pediatric rheumatology fellowships at major teaching hospitals and leading research centers throughout the country.

To purchase tickets or for more information about A Special Evening with Bill Medley, please visit

The Lido Theater is at 3459 Via Lido, off Newport Blvd., in Newport Beach.

More Greer

Follow Greer on Pinterest

Subscribe to Greer's OC

from the blog

More Daily Doses