Surprise Eddie Vedder Gig At EB Benefit + Auction

by Jessica Letkemann on October 24, 2012

Photos of Ed’s ‘Heal EB’ performance Friday & more, the set list, and the EB auction with special PJ/EV items.

Eddie Vedder performs with Big Daddy Sunshine at Heal EB Event Oct 19, 2012
Eddie Vedder performs with Big Daddy Sunshine at Heal EB Event Oct 19, 2012.

Eddie Vedder made the most of his weekend in the Bay Area by doing an impromptu performance Friday (October 19) at “A Night of Discovery & Healing for EB,” a fundraiser held at San Jose, California’s Children’s Discovery Museum benefiting Heal EB. The charity raises awareness of a disease called Epidermolysis Bullosa.  Eddie  – who donated a number of cool items to an auction you can bid on here — and his wife Jill met with a number of kids with EB who attended (the boy in the photos is named Garrett) during the evening and attendees got to witness Ed joining event band Big Daddy Sunshine for three songs: covers of The Beatles’ “Come Together,” Tom Petty’s “Running Down a Dream,” and Neil Young’s “Rockin’ In The Free World.” You can check him out rocking with Big Daddy Sunshine at the event in the photo above.

Eddie Vedder, wife Jill, and young Garrett at Heal EB Benefit, Oct. 19, 2012
Eddie Vedder, wife Jill, and young Garrett at Heal EB Benefit, Oct. 19, 2012
Heal EB, which includes Jill on the board of directors, has an auction of some choice Eddie Vedder and Pearl Jam signed items running through Friday morning. Auction goodies include front row tickets to an upcoming Eddie solo show, a signed EV ukulele, a signed EV songbook, two autographed Pearl Jam posters (Made in America and Montreal 2011) and more. You can check out the auction and bid using on eBay here.

See The Heal EB Auction

As many fans already know, Eddie was also in the Bay Area on Saturday (October 20) when he popped up at Neil Young’s Benefit to do a couple of songs (“Last Kiss” and “Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town”) and Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers tweeted cool photos with Ed and his daughter.

Eddie Vedder and friends at Heal EB Benefit, Oct. 19, 2012
Eddie Vedder and friends at Heal EB Benefit, Oct. 19, 2012
Jessica Letkemann ( Twitter: @Letkemann )
TFT co-editor Jessica Letkemann is a New York based music journalist who is currently the managing editor of Billboard.com. She has been previously been on staff at Spin and Premiere magazines. Her first Pearl Jam show was at Lollapalooza on August 2, 1992.