Pittsburgh Event

2018 D-Jam to Benefit Just Harvest

Pittsburgh, PA — For the past 19 years, Pittsburgh musician David Tauberg and his band theCAUSE have come together at D-Jam to play music and support local nonprofits. Just Harvest, an anti-hunger organization that has been serving our Allegheny County community continuously for more than 30 years, will receive 100% of the 2018 proceeds. To date, the event has raised more than $95,000!

Hosted at the historic Rex Theater in the heart of the South Side, this year’s event will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2018. Lead guitarist, Jeff Mattson and vocalist, Lisa Mackey of the internationally-known Grateful Dead tribute band, Dark Star Orchestra will be joining the CAUSE for the evening. Dark Star Orchestra recreates performances straight from historic Grateful Dead set lists. Having toured worldwide performing more than 2,000 shows, Dark Star Orchestra’s commitment to “raising the Dead” has drawn them much critical acclaim.

Guests Bill Maruca and Kip Lieber will play keyboards along with principals, David Tauberg on bass/vocals, Eric Weingrad on guitar/vocals, Jill Simmons on vocals and Mike South on drums.

“This is the fifth time Jeff has been a part of D-Jam and the second year for Lisa” said David Tauberg of theCAUSE. “We are looking forward to another evening of ‘GRATE’ music as we raise money for our friends at Just Harvest.”

Tickets for this 21-and-over event are $20 and can be purchased online through the Just Harvest website (www.justharvest.org/event/d-jam-2018/) or at the door.

D-Jam is supported by these generous sponsors: Rex Theater, Grey Area Productions and WYEP as the media sponsor. Additional 2018 sponsors include Hodgin and Associates; Grateful Beans Coffee; Dave Lackner, Dave Zubrow; Michael Levenson; FiAir LLC; Ken & Barb Israel; Save Our Streams; Willman & Silvaggio, LLP; Fat Head’s Saloon; Greek Gourmet; Pittsburgh Pirates, Grateful Doug’s, Four Seasons Brewery, Alex Talbot at Clear Sound Studio, Patti Spadaro at Sriyantra Yoga.

The Rex is located at 1602 E. Carson Street with parking lots nearby. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and music starts at 8:30 p.m. Last year was close to capacity, so don’t delay in grabbing a ticket.

JUST HARVEST has been reducing hunger in Allegheny County since 1986, through a focus on its root cause – poverty. By building community power and leveraging public policy, we strengthen social safety net programs, improve community food access, and promote economic justice.