Carmel Valley Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary Unit gets U2 tribute band to provide Sounds of Hope


Get ready to rock out “In the Name of Love” with The Joshua Tree band, which will pay tribute to U2, one of the greatest rock bands of our time! The modern and ultra hip performing arts center known as The LOFT at UCSD is showcasing this year’s musical extravaganza. Hosted by Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary’s Carmel Valley Unit, this year’s Sounds of Hope event will be held Saturday, April 28, and will benefit the hospital’s cutting edge Discovery and Research Program, a novel collaboration with UCSD.

This year marks the eighth Sounds of Hope concert; an event that always delivers outstanding entertainment. The Joshua Tree band was the ideal choice to continue the tradition of great music for a terrific cause. The group is no ordinary tribute band, but rather “a unique musical experience that does not lend itself to impersonations.” Die hard U2 fans and all music enthusiasts will be treated to entertainment dedicated to the entire U2 songbook and a sound that has shaped history. As always, the level of fun is sure to be exceptional with dancing, dinner, drinks and a live auction at a fiscally conscious price.

According to event co-chairs Melanie Casey and Michele Devine, “We want people to participate and get involved in supporting Rady Children’s Hospital even in light of the down economy. Our goal is to underwrite 100 percent of our expenses so all money raised goes directly to the hospital.”

Tickets are $155 per guest and are available by invitation only to the first 200 people who respond. For additional information or to receive an exclusive invitation, please visit


For more information about Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary’s Carmel Valley Unit, invitations for Sounds of Hope for Children, and to learn about underwriting opportunities, please visit

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