Elton John, Smokey Robinson among stars performing at 2017 Celebrity Fight Night in Italy charity events

ABC/Randy Holmes; Courtesy of Smokey RobinsonElton John, Smokey Robinson, Aerosmith‘s Steven Tyler and Joe Walsh are among the many stars who will perform during the fourth annual Celebrity Fight Night in Italy, a seven-day vacation experience and charity fundraiser in Rome that got underway Tuesday.

The seven-day event, which will raise money for the Andrea Bocelli Foundation and the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center, will feature star-studded concerts, along with a variety of gourmet dinners, parties and other activities.

John and Tyler will perform at a concert Friday at Rome’s historic Colosseum. The show’s lineup also includes Andrea Bocelli, pop composer David Foster, pop-jazz trumpet player Chris Botti [BOE-tee], 2Cellos and others.

Robinson and Walsh will participate in a show that’s part of the finale of this year’s Celebrity Fight Night in Italy — an all-white gala taking place on Sunday at the Cinecittà [chee-nah-chee-TAH] film studio. The venue will be transformed to make attendees feel like they are in ancient Roman.

The concert also will feature performances by Bocelli, Foster, R&B singer Brian McKnight, Broadway and screen star Kristen Chenowith and country acts Reba McEntire, Brooks & Dunn and The Band Perry, among others.

The Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center in Phoenix, AZ provides medicine and treatment for people stricken with Parkinson’s disease. The Andrea Bocelli Foundation supports Italian-based national and international programs that aid people in need because of illness, poverty and other issues.

Visit CelebrityFightNight.org/Italy for more information.

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