2020 Preparty Fundraisers

2020 Wishlist Foundation Preparty Fundraisers

Wishlist Foundation, the Pearl Jam fan-run grassroots 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is hosting preparty fundraisers in March and April at every city on the band’s 16-date North American tour supporting their much-anticipated eleventh studio album, Gigaton. The tour kicks-off on March 18 in Toronto and wraps with a two-date stint in Oakland April 18-19. The fan fundraiser events will benefit the band’s spotlight charities as well as local charities in each city.

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Here you will find an informational summary for each tour date fundraiser and links for more information:

Wednesday, March 18: Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
Location:
 Steam Whistle Brewery 255 Bremner Blvd, Toronto ON M5V 3M9 (416) 362-2337
Beneficiaries: Downie Wenjack FundThe Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research & Vitalogy Foundation Spotlight Charities
Organizer(s): Rob F
Socials: FB Event | FB Group

Friday, March 20: Ottawa, ON
 – Canadian Tire Centre
Location:
 Bert’s Bar 1000 Palladium Drive, Ottawa ON K2V 1A5 (613) 599-2582
Beneficiaries: Capital City Condors & Vitalogy Foundation Spotlight Charities
Organizer(s): Chris B, Cathy P
Socials: FB Event | FB Group

Sunday, March 22: Quebec City – Videotron Centre
Organizer(s): **ORGANIZER(S) NEEDED** – email info@wishlistfoundation.org if interested
Location: TBD
Beneficiaries: TBD & Vitalogy Foundation Spotlight Charities
Socials: FB Event | FB Group

Tuesday, March 24: Hamilton, ON – FirstOntario Centre
Location: TBA
Beneficiaries: TBA & Vitalogy Foundation Spotlight Charities
Organizer(s): TBA
Socials: FB Event | FB Group

Friday & Saturday, March 27 and 28: Baltimore, MD – Royal Farms Arena
Location: Power Plant Live! 34 Market Pl, Baltimore, MD 21202 (410) 727-5483
Beneficiaries: BARCS Animal ShelterCCFA – NW Chapter & Vitalogy Foundation Spotlight Charities
Organizer(s): Romeo S, Rochelle D, Laura T
Socials: FB Event | FB Group

Monday, March 30: New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Location: Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge 485 7th Ave 18th floor, New York NY 10018 (212) 268-0188
Beneficiaries: Every Mother CountsLustgarten Foundation & Vitalogy Foundation Spotlight Charities
Organizer(s): Jenny WS, Carin C
Socials: FB Event | FB Group

Thursday, April 2: Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
Location: TBA
Beneficiaries: TBA & Vitalogy Foundation Spotlight Charities
Organizer(s): TBA
Socials: FB Event | FB Group

Saturday, April 4: St. Louis, MO – Enterprise Center
LocationMaggie O’Brien’s Irish Pub and Restaurant 2000 Market St, St Louis, MO 63103 (314) 421-1388
Beneficiary: Wishlist Foundation, local food bank TBA & Vitalogy Foundation Spotlight Charities
Organizer(s): Laura T
Socials: FB Event | FB Group

Monday, April 6: Oklahoma City, OK – Chesapeake Energy Arena
Location: Social Capital OKC 517 S Hudson Ave, Oklahoma City OK 73109 (405) 270-7805
Beneficiaries: Junior Achievement of Oklahoma Vitalogy Foundation Spotlight Charities
Organizer(s): Jeff G
Socials: FB Event | FB Group

Thursday, April 9: Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
Location: The Celtic on Market 1400 Market St, Denver CO 80202 (303) 484-1066
Beneficiaries: 350.org & Vitalogy Foundation Spotlight Charities
Organizer(s): Jessy B
Socials: FB Event | FB Group

Saturday, April 11: Phoenix, AZ – Gila River Arena
Location: McFadden’s Restaurant and Saloon 9425 W Coyotes Blvd, Glendale AZ 85305 (623) 872-0022
Beneficiaries: The Joy Bus Diner & Vitalogy Foundation Spotlight Charities
Organizer(s): Marc A
Socials: FB Event | FB Group

Monday, April 13: San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena
Location: TBA
Beneficiaries: TBA & Vitalogy Foundation Spotlight Charities
Organizer(s): TBA
Socials: FB Event | FB Group

Wednesday and Thursday, April 15 and 16: Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
Location: Common Space Brewery 3411 W El Segundo Blvd, Hawthorne CA 90250 (424) 456-4355
Beneficiaries: LA Food Bank, TBA & Vitalogy Foundation Spotlight Charities
Organizer(s): Brent K & Jim W
4/15: Socials: FB Event | FB Group
4/16: Socials: FB Event | FB Group

Saturday and Sunday, April 18 and 19: Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena
Location: TBA
Beneficiaries: TBA & Vitalogy Foundation Spotlight Charities
Organizer(s): Todd O & Scott A
4/18: Socials: FB Event | FB Group
4/19: Socials: FB Event | FB Group

We’ll be updating our website with each new detail we confirm at : https://wishlistfoundation.org/pages/2020-preparty-fundraisers

TO DONATE
If you have official t-shirts, posters, stickers or any other cool Pearl Jam or side project merchandise memorabilia, music/pop culture related items, gift cards, original art or anything else you would like to donate to a preparty fundraiser, donate here! No bootleg items, please. https://tinyurl.com/wldonate

TO VOLUNTEER
We are always in need of Preparty Team volunteers to help run the fundraisers – no experience necessary! It’s a great way to directly meet new Pearl Jam fans and help out worthy organizations. If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer, sign up here! http://tinyurl.com/pjvolunteer

TO ORGANIZE
Anyone who’s organized a preparty fundraiser knows that there’s more than meets the eye when signing on to host an event. Though there is a good amount of work involved, the rewards are huge and almost everyone who has organized one of our events has loved the experience and has/will do it again. If you’ve already volunteered at a preparty fundraiser and want to take the next step and organize a fundraiser, or you’re an organizer alumni, please sign up here! http://tinyurl.com/pjvolunteer

WHAT IS A PREPARTY FUNDRAISER?
A Wishlist Foundation preparty fundraiser is a group of fans gathering before a Pearl Jam concert to meet up and make new friends. We add in the charitable aspect by supporting Pearl Jam’s Spotlight Charities and a local organization selected by the organizer of the preparty. Mix in a massive raffle of Pearl Jam fan memorabilia, an amazing auction of autographed items and some merchandise available for a donation and you’re part of the beautiful movement of fans helping to make the world a better place.

Inspired by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legends’ music, philanthropy and activism, Pearl Jam fans volunteering with Wishlist Foundation have been fundraising in their honor for the past 16 years! The first preparty fundraiser was held on October 5, 2004 at Humphrey’s Bar & Grill in St. Louis prior to the Pearl Jam VFC concert organized by Brent Hinson and Laura Trafton. Due to its success, and the success of the 2005 Canadian preparty fundraisers, Wishlist Foundation was created.
https://youtu.be/OVJpRfigBgs

Wishlist Foundation is fan-run and not affiliated with Pearl Jam, Ten Club LLC, Pearl Jam’s Vitalogy Foundation, its management or any of its related entities.

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