Cook — co-founder, vocalist, guitarist and fiddler for Country Music Hall of Fame act Alabama — played a benefit for Music Education last June. He's currently taking part in Alabama's highly anticipated reunion tour.
Derringer, who has a home in Manatee County, is a Grammy Award-winning producer, singer, songwriter and guitar hero best known for hits such as "Hang on Sloopy" and "Rock & Roll Hoochie Koo." Derringer recently returned from world tour with Ringo Starr and the All Starr Band .
Cook and Derringer with be sitting in with Balin's band, Couch said during a recent visit to Herald headquarters.
The Billy Rice Band will also perform plus Music Education student standouts such as 10-tear-old Jack Castro.
Kojak's Palmetto Ribhouse is catering the event.
Details: 6-11 p.m. May 4, Bradenton Municipal Auditorium, 1005 Barcarrota Blvd.
Bradenton. Tickets: $50.00 at the door includes buffet dinner. Information: 941-545-4379 or http://couchmusiceducationfoundation.org.