Pearl Jam and Eddie Vedder have accepted the All In Challenge to raise money for COVID-19 relief efforts after being nominated by actress Laura Dern.
The band is offering a special “birthday package” that Vedder described in detail in a video message. The winner and a guest would get to attend the Pearl Jam show of their choice — it doesn’t actually have to be on their birthday — and start the day at the band’s soundcheck, where they’ll get to give Vedder a little help as he puts the setlist together.
During the show itself, the winner would get to watch the first half from seats up front and then the rest while standing at the side of the stage. Vedder added that the winner might get to bring a guitar out onstage for the singer, who will also share his bottle of wine — “or maybe we’ll just get you your own bottle.”
For the grand finale, the winner will get to come back onstage and have the entire crowd sing “Happy Birthday” to them, even if it’s not their birthday. To top it all off, the winner will also receive a Telecaster guitar signed by the entire band.
The All In Challenge is raising money for organizations working to feed people and communities in need during the COVID-19 crisis, including Meals on Wheels, No Kid Hungry and America’s Food Fund.
After accepting himself, Vedder passed the challenge to Chicago Cubs baseball executive Theo Epstein and master treehouse builder Pete Nelson.