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September 20, 2005

Royal relief

Music biz royalty, including Queen Latifah and Gloria Estefan will, uh, band together for yet another Hurricane Katrina relief event, Friday,  September 30 at the Loews Hotel.

In conjunction with Ocean Drive Magazine, the event promises to be star studded and will allegedly feature appearances by Entourage's Adrian Grenier.

Here are the official deets:

Ocean Drive magazine, CBS 4-WFOR, Estefan Enterprises, Emeril's, The Loews Miami Beach Hotel, Clear Channel Radio Broadcasting, 790 THE TICKET, and The Insider are teaming up for "MIAMI ROCKS FOR RELIEF" in effort to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. The event will be held on September 30th, 2005 at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel on the beach in a tented area. Gloria Estefan and Queen Latifah will both be performing at the star-studded benefit, additional artists still to be confirmed. The evening will also include guest appearances by A-list celebrities and athletes, featuring HBO's Entourage star Adrian Grenier.

The Insider's Pat O'Brien will act as the event's emcee.  Prior to the evening's blockbuster concert, which includes a special performance by rock band, The Honey Brothers, Chef Emeril Lagasse, New Orleans' most famous restaurateur and celebrity Chef Norman Van Aken will co-host a VIP sit-down dinner. The elegant meal will include performances by a top jazz band and concert guests will be treated to Emeril's famous gumbo, both as an ode to the New Orleans' spirit and people. The event will also feature a live and silent auction, premiere performance seating and a private after party. 

We only have a limited number of tables for the VIP dinner:

Platinum Tables: $25,000
Includes: Signage at the event, VIP dinner, meet and greet with performers and celebrities, live and silent auction, premier seating in the tented event on the beach, exclusive gift bags, and after party in the ballroom with VIPS.

VIP Tables: $15,000
Includes: VIP dinner, meet and greet with performers and celebrities, live and silent auction, premier seating in the tented event .

Money raised from "MIAMI ROCKS FOR RELIEF" will go to, CBS 4's Neighbors 4 Neighbors, The Emeril Lagasse Foundation, Workers Disaster Relief Fund, MusiCares Hurricane Relief Fund and The American Red Cross.

General Admission Tickets  can be purchased on www.ticketmaster.com. They're $250 PP and includes open bar and gumbo from Emeril's.