2024 Spring Preparty Fundraisers

Wishlist Foundation, a Pearl Jam fan-run grassroots 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is hosting preparty fundraisers in May on the band’s 11 date tour. The tour kicks off May 4th in Vancouver BC and closes out the tour in Seattle on May 28th & 30th. The fan fundraiser events will benefit the band’s spotlight charities as well as local charities in each city.

Volunteer | Donate

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

Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena, May 4 & May 6

Location: Location: The Pint Public House, 608 W Pender Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1V8
Beneficiaries: Vitalogy Foundation Spotlight Charities, The Gord Downie & Charlie Wenjack Fund and Music Heals
Organizer: Clayton P & Linda K
Saturday, 5/4 Socials: FB Event
Monday, 5/6 Socials: FB Event

Portland, OR – Moda Center, May 10

Location: Spoke & Fork Hyatt Regency, 375 NE Holladay St, Portland, OR 97233
Beneficiaries: Vitalogy Foundation Spotlight Charities & Locks of Love
Organizer(s): Bonnie R
Friday, 5/10 Socials: FB Event

Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center, May 13

Location: Punch Bowl Social, 500 J St Suite 100, Sacramento, CA 95814
Beneficiaries: Vitalogy Foundation Spotlight Charities & Lapcats
Organizer(s): Andrea J
Monday, 5/13 Socials: FB Event

Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena, May 16 & May 18

Location: Hard Rock Live On The Strip, 3771 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Beneficiaries: Vitalogy Foundation Spotlight Charities & Three Square
Organizer(s): Colin Y & Laura T
Thursday, 5/16: FB Event
Friday, 5/17: Alive – Pearl Jam Tribute Band (portion of proceeds to benefit Wishlist Foundation)
Saturday, 5/18: FB Event

Los Angeles, CA – Kia Forum – May 21 & May 22

Location: Common Space Brewery, 3411 W El Segundo Blvd, Hawthorne CA 90250
Beneficiaries: Vitalogy Foundation Spotlight Charities & Les Femmes International
Organizer(s): Adriana G & Laura T
Tuesday, 5/21: FB Event
Wednesday, 5/22: FB Event

Napa, CA – Napa Valley Expo – May 25

No preparty scheduled.  Pending fan meet up.

Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena – May 28 & May 30

Location: Queen Anne Beerhall, 203 W Thomas St, Seattle WA 98119
Beneficiaries: Vitalogy Foundation Spotlight Charities
Organizer(s): Mike L, Greg C & Laura T
Tuesday, 5/28: FB Event
Thursday, 5/30: FB Event

Preparty Producers: Jenny Wallack Schenk, Laura DeMartini Trafton

• Unauthorized/unlicensed vendors are not allowed. No unauthorized solicitation and materials including handbills, flyers, stickers, beach balls, give-aways, samples, etc.
• Unauthorized professional cameras and professional recording (photo, video, audio) equipment is not allowed. Large professional detachable zoom lenses, stands, monopods, tripods, attachment sticks (selfie sticks) or other commercial equipment is not allowed.
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://bit.ly/24pjdonations
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! https://bit.ly/24pjvolunteer
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! https://bit.ly/24pjvolunteer
A Wishlist Foundation preparty fundraiser is a group of fans gathering before a Pearl Jam concert to meet up and make new friends. Add in a charitable cause that you want to support, mix in a raffle and some merchandise available for a small donation and you’re joining with fellow fans to do great things!

PJ20 Preparty: https://bit.ly/pj20wl

The first official preparty fundraiser happened 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 federally granted 501(c)3 nonprofit organization status in 2006.
Wishlist Foundation is a Pearl Jam fan-run grassroots 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting Pearl Jam’s charitable and philanthropic efforts. 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 the band’s honor for the past 19 years.

Conceived in 2004 and officially organized in 2006, Wishlist Foundation has remained a 100% volunteer organization run by fans, raising over 1.6 million dollars for charitable organizations in the arenas of health and chronic illness, environmental causes, arts and education and social change.

“We are incredibly grateful for the decade-plus years of support and inspiration from the Wishlist Foundation’s pre-parties,” states Mike McCready, lead guitarist of Pearl Jam. “I think our fans are very proactive in terms of fundraising for events before our shows. They do it of their own volition and they take care of each other and their communities. It always blows me away.”

A pioneer in fan-based viral activism and leader in the Pearl Jam fan community, Wishlist Foundation sponsored events are the go-to destination for thousands of both diehard and new fans of the band across the globe to gather before Pearl Jam and other related concerts, forge new friendships, all while uniting behind causes important to both the fans and band.

Wishlist Foundation is fan-run and not affiliated with Pearl Jam, Ten Club LLC, Vitalogy Foundation, its management or any of its related entities. Tax ID #20­5497732.