"Ultimate Jam Night", the long-running weekly free music show held at the famed Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California, will turn its upcoming Tuesday night edition on June 21 at 8 p.m. PDT into a massive live and broadcast fundraiser to support Orlando, Florida's LGBT community.
An unprecedented amount of metal and music stars — including bands BUTCHER BABIES, TANTRIC, WESTFIELD MASSACRE, HELLION, DIO DISCIPLES, THE CHIMPZ, ROUTE 66, and artists including Alex Band from THE CALLING, Doug Pinnick from KING'S X and the "Ultimate Jam Night" house band of Chuck Wright (QUIET RIOT), Matt Starr (MR. BIG), Mitch Perry (MSG), and Walter Ino (SURVIVOR) — will perform. Additional bands and artists will be added right up until showtime.
The event is believed to be the first "real-time" worldwide digital fundraiser ever undertaken. Broadcast via Zinna Television, viewers can tune in, anddonate money via Bravo Tip Or Pay to support the Zebra Coalition, a Central Florida LGBT organization simply by downloading an app, searching "Ultimate Jam Night" and selecting a donation amount. In real time, monies are transferred from donor to the organization accounts without delay or middleman processing.
"We're pleased that the rock music community could come together so quickly and completely in support of the Orlando LGBTQ community," said Chuck Wright, creator of "Ultimate Jam Night". "The shootings at Pulse nightclub were senseless and our hope is that their community will feel love and aid coming all the way from the west coast," said Wright.
"Ultimate Jam Night" is a long-running free weekly show currently in residence at L.A.'s famed Whisky A Go Go. Founded in 2015 by Wright, the show features a rotating cast of the world’s finest musicians assembled in an entirely unrehearsed setting. The show features live music, performance art, comedy bits, walk around characters, and community and charitable giving. More information can be found by visiting www.ultimatejamnight.com.