2022 Spring Preparty Fundraisers

2022 Wishlist Foundation Preparty Fundraisers

Wishlist Foundation, the Pearl Jam fan-run grassroots 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is hosting preparty fundraisers in May on the band’s 9-date North American spring tour supporting their eleventh studio album, Gigaton. The tour kicks-off on May 3rd in San Diego and wraps with a stint in Las Vegas on May 20th. The fan fundraiser events will benefit the band’s spotlight charities as well as local charities in each city.

Volunteer | Donate

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

Tuesday, May 3: San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena
Location: North Italia, Fashion Valley 7055 Friars Rd, San Diego, CA 92108 (619) 343-2301
Beneficiaries: Guitars in the Classroom & Vitalogy Foundation Spotlight Charities
Organizer(s): Jessica B & Eden T
Socials: FB Event | FB Group

Friday and Saturday, May 6 and 7: Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
Location: Common Space Brewery 3411 W El Segundo Blvd, Hawthorne CA 90250 (424) 456-4355
May 6: Meet-up and Donation Drop Off
May 7: Fundraiser

Beneficiaries: LA Food Bank, TBA & Vitalogy Foundation Spotlight Charities
Organizer(s): Brent K & Jim W
5/6: Socials: FB Event | FB Group
5/7: Socials: FB Event | FB Group

Monday, May 9: 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

Thursday and Friday, May 12 and 13: Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena
**Fan meet-up only – no Wishlist Foundation fundraiser scheduled**
Location: The Golden Squirrel, 5940 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618 (510) 735-9220
5/12 3 PM+: Socials: FB Event | FB Group
5/13 3 PM+: Socials: FB Event | FB Group

Monday, May 16: Fresno, CA – Save Mart Arena
Organizer(s): **ORGANIZER(S) NEEDED** – email info@wishlistfoundation.org if interested
Location: TBD
Beneficiaries: TBD & Vitalogy Foundation Spotlight Charities
Socials: FB Event | FB Group

Wednesday, May 18: Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
**Fan meet-up only – no Wishlist Foundation fundraiser scheduled**
Location: Punch Bowl Social 500 J St Suite 100, Sacramento, CA 95814 (916) 925-5610
Socials: FB Event | FB Group

Friday, May 20: Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena
**Fan meet-up only – no Wishlist Foundation fundraiser scheduled**
Location: Losers Bar at MGM Grand 3799 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas NV 89109 (702) 891-3003
Socials: FB Event | FB Group

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.
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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.