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Rick Allen and Lauren Monroe host All-star Jam benefit for the Raven Drum Foundation

Updated: May 2

The Raven Drum Foundation has announced its first official benefit concert to take place on March 14 at The Cutting Room in New York City. The Raven Drum Foundation was founded by Def Leppard’s Rick Allen and singer-songwriter/healing arts practitioner Lauren Monroe. The All-Star Jam benefit concert will include many special appearances from artists like Paul Shaffer and Will Lee (the World's Most Dangerous Band), Peter Criss (KISS), Jim Keltner (Ringo Starr, John Lennon, George Harrison, Eric Clapton, The Traveling Wilburys), Eddie Brigati (The Rascals), Liberty DeVitto (Billy Joel), Duane Trucks (Widespread Panic), Shawn Pelton (Saturday Night Live Band), Corky Laing (Mountain), Christine Ohlman (Saturday Night Live Band), Simon Kirke (Bad Company) and many more. In addition to the event, the Raven Drum Foundation will also be partnering with Friends of Firefighters, a non profit organization that was established after the events of September 11, 2001. Friends of Firefighters provides free independent and confidential mental health and wellness services to retired FDNY firefighters and their families.

Friends of Firefighters aligns with our mission by offering mental health support and access to alternative medicine to NYC firefighters at no cost,” state Allen and Monroe. “We’re honored by our legendary artist community's support for Raven Drum’s first event at The Cutting Room. We’re excited to play in New York, creating a fantastic night of music, strengthening our community bonds, and raising funds and awareness for this vital cause!”

“For more than 20 years, Friends of Firefighters has helped NYC firefighters heal from the trauma of 9/11, Twin Parks and other tragedies both personal and professional, and professional. The demand for mental health-related services has never been higher, and we are so grateful to partner with the Raven Drum Foundation to support New York City firefighters in their time of need, especially since they are always there for us, running into danger every day to keep us safe.” Friends of Firefighters executive Nancy Carbone states.

In addition to attending an amazing show, fans can also purchase VIP packages that allow access to a reception with an artist meet and greet, silent auctions, light bites, and beverages. The items that will be included in the auction will be mixed media from Rick Allen and Lauren Monroe, Tickets to Def Leppard’s summer tour and meet and greet packages, a firefighter helmet signed by Steve Buscemi and more memorabilia signed by other participating artists. You can purchase your ticket and VIP here.

The Raven Drum foundation has been serving, educating, and empowering trauma survivors and communities in crisis with a main focus on veterans and first responders for over 20 years. The foundation brings people together through using tools such as advocacy, storytelling music, art programs and events, experiences of complimentary and alternative medicine to support mental health and inspire resiliency and unity. Recently, the Raven Drum Foundation has increased its fundraising and raising awareness through both online and in person events. For the past three years they have held the 12 drummers drumming auction with one of a kind memorabilia that was donated by stars such as Taylor Swift, Nikki Sixx, Chad Smith, Stewart Copeland, Jon Bon Jovi, Zac Hanson, STYX, and so many more. Last year, Rick Allen and Lauren Monroe have hosted multiple events such as one at Matt Sorums GoodNoise Studio in California and a multi day Mountain Rhythm Reset in Wyoming. The All-Star Jam is just one of their first events of 2024. The Raven Drum Foundation will also be hosting a drum circle and benefit in Northern California for the firefighters, first responders and victims of the 2017 Stubbs Fire on April 27th and 28th 2024.

FEATURED ARTISTS FOR THE ALL-STAR JAM LED BY LAUREN MONROE AND RICK ALLEN: Eddie Brigati ft. the Rockit Academy Band Gerry Brown (Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, Lionel Ritchie) John Cowsill (The Beach Boys) Peter Criss (KISS) Liberty DeVitto (Billy Joel) Bashiri Johnson (Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston) Jim Keltner (Ringo Starr, John Lennon, George Harrison, Eric Clapton, The Traveling Wilburys) Simon Kirke (Bad Company) Conrad Korsh (Rod Stewart) Corky Laing (Mountain) Devon Marie (Debbie Gibson) Christine Ohlman (Saturday Night Live Band) Shawn Pelton (Saturday Night Live Band) Vicki Peterson (The Bangles) Paul Shaffer and Will Lee (The World’s Most Dangerous Band) Matt Starr (Ace Frehley, Mr. Big) Kasim Sulton (Utopia and Todd Rundgren, Meatloaf, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts) Duane Trucks (Widespread Panic)

GUEST VOCALISTS: Elaine Caswell Susie Collins Dennis Collins Jessica Lynn

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