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Dublin Pre-Party July 26 2017

Dublin Pre-Party by: Carin Cohen and Damien Murphy Eddie Vedder’s solo show in Dublin June 9th was always going to be a special one, as the homecoming show for touring partner, Glen Hansard. That made it the perfect place for us to host a Wishlist fundraiser. With the recent death of Chris Cornell hanging over the tour, organizers Carin Cohen and Damien Murphy decided to raise funds for Pieta House,...

Chris Cornell Online Tribute May 21 2017

  Please join fellow friends and fans tonight to mourn the loss and celebrate the life of Chris Cornell during this online memorial gathering. - Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1878849349041369- Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/164534450746898- Social Tag: #chriscornelltribute On Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 8 PM Eastern / 7 PM Central / 5 PM Pacific, we will have a moment of collective silence to pay tribute to Chris Cornell across all social media channels.....

Only Say Goodbye…for Now May 20 2017

Only Say Goodbye…for NowBy Michael Petrelli I never wanted to write these words down for you, but sadly here we are. Today, family, friends and fans alike awoke to the news that you had left us. You left us with questions and stunned by your sudden absence, you left us saddened, confused and angry, but most of all, you left us to celebrate your light and the legacy that lives...

The Rock Hall Ceremony Will Never Be the Same Again April 28 2017

The Rock Hall Ceremony Will Never Be the Same Again By Michael Petrelli   31. That’s the number of induction ceremonies that came before this year’s event in Brooklyn. 31 times fans and industry big wigs alike sat in anticipation as the year’s chosen few took the stage to receive their illustrious award and cement their name amongst the greatest of all time. 31 moments of respect and admiration for...

2017 Flight to Mars Benefit Concert & VIP Preparty April 25 2017

Flight to Mars, a tribute to 1970s English heavy rockers UFO featuring Pearl Jam lead guitarist Mike McCready, play two shows at The Showbox on Friday, May 12th and Saturday, May 13th for their 15th annual benefit. Proceeds from the show will benefit the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America's Camp Oasis, as well as the Jennifer Jaff Care Line for People with IBD. Seattle-based rock band Thunderpussy will open...

"The Moment" By Michael Petrelli March 30 2017

The Moment By Michael Petrelli Close your eyes and picture the first time you heard Pearl Jam.  For many of us this isn’t hard as that moment was the beginning of a beautiful journey through love, heartbreak, happiness and sorrow, along that dusty road we call life.  The last 25 years have been filled with the soundtrack of a band that has helped to enhance the joys and suppress the...

"I Would’ve Fallen" By Stefanie Huber March 30 2017

I Would’ve Fallen By Stefanie Huber The Universe has a tendency to send odd pieces of rock n’ roll memorabilia my way.  I’m not someone who clamors to meet famous people, and I’m really not a “collector” by any stretch, but once in a while I’m in the right place at the right time, and some of these items are just too good to be true.  Like the lemon from Joey Ramone’s drink that I...

Wishlist Welcomes Michael Petrelli, Staff Writer February 13 2017

Wishlist Foundation is happy to welcome Mike Petrelli to the organization as a staff writer!Michael has been a Pearl Jam fan since the beginning. Having seen the band over 60 times all across the country, Michael notes that it’s the experience of their live show and the unbelievable camaraderie of the Pearl Jam community that continues to resonate throughout the past 25 years of his life. Wishlist has been a...

February Newsletter February 11 2017

Our February newsletter is out now - check it out here!

Wishlist Welcomes Liz Whelan-Summers & Matt Summers to Preparty Staff January 26 2017

Wishlist Foundation is happy to welcome wife & husband team Liz Whelan-Summers & Matt Summers, to our Preparty Staff team!Liz and Matt didn’t exist for each other back in 1992 when Pearl Jam came onto the scene. But separately, they each discovered the band that would eventually be part of the glue that brought them together.In the early days Liz remembers listening to Jeremy over and over in her best...

Wishlist Welcomes Chris Girard to Preparty Staff January 26 2017

Wishlist Foundation is happy to welcome Chris Girard to the Preparty Staff team.Chris attended his first Wishlist Foundation preparty fundraiser in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 2006, then Detroit 2006. Since then, Chris has volunteered at every show he's attended since, (14 of them!). In 2016, Chris was the organizer for the Lexington preparty fundraiser and volunteered at 5 other events.Chris has been in restaurant executive management for 26 years handling...

Anthony Krysiewicz Named New Flat Stickman Project Manager January 25 2017

Wishlist Foundation is pleased to welcome Anthony Krysiewicz as our new Pearl Jam Flat Stickman Project Manager. Anthony will be taking over for Jennifer John Bickel who is retiring from the position to concentrate on other aspects of the organization.The first time Anthony heard Pearl Jam, he was with his fathers girlfriend who had just gotten VS on cassette. Anthony said he recalls getting hooked as soon as he heard...

Correction January 24 2017

Wishlist Foundation regrets our typographical error in the misspelling of new preparty staff member Chris Girard in our recent Platinum Member gift letter. Further, we deeply apologize for listing new preparty staff members Liz Whelan-Summers and Matt Summers as Liz Woods and Matt Woods.  Our sincerest apologies to all parties effected - Chris, Liz and Matt.

The Smallest Oceans Still Get Big, Big Waves November 26 2016

In honor of Small Business Saturday, the spotlight is turned on some fans who took their love of Pearl Jam and incorporated into their small businesses. By Stefanie Huber.

Wishlist Foundation Reaches $1 Million in 10th Anniversary Year August 22 2016

Today Wishlist Foundation is celebrating the momentous occasion of reaching our one million dollar goal. We are beyond proud to have accomplished this seemingly impossible feat in our hometown, via our preparty fundraisers supporting Pearl Jam’s epic return to the legendary Wrigley Field, a place where miracles come true.A million dollars is a very big deal to a small, grassroots, 100% volunteer organization like ours. It means even more to...

Branislav Dordevic Named Art Director July 06 2016

Wishlist Foundation is proud to welcome Branislav Dordevic to the position of Art Director! Branislav, aka "Brad", has been generously creating our logos, t-shirts, social media assets, preparty imagery, offering aesthetic direction and more for over a year now. As Art Director, Brad will be responsible for the overall visual aspects of Wishlist Foundation, that they are conveyed to coordinate our message and brand. He will manage the work of...

Jen Belle Named #CauseTheWave Project Leader July 06 2016

Wishlist Foundation is proud to welcome Jen Belle as the #CauseTheWave Pearl Jam Fan Movement Project Leader! For almost two years, Jen has been active in leading the #CauseTheWave Pearl Jam Fan Movement group, helping to raise awareness and making sure everyone is updated on what's going on in the fight against Epidermolysis Bullosa. She has shown dedication, compassion and care for the children and families. We are happy to...
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