Not just any show– a show for JUSTICE


Jammin' for Justice

Jammin' for Justice

Celebrations for the re-opening of the famed Crocodile Café have been popping up all over town. If you haven’t seen it yet, here’s your chance to use an excuse to revisit the new (and improved?… that seems to be a point of contention) famed music venue. On Tuesday, March 24th the Croc will play host to the Justice festival—a music event where 100% of the proceeds go directly to homeless advocacy and social service groups. 

The Justice Tour visits Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles and is coordinated by Tom Morello of Rage against the Machine. Each city on the tour-stop has a community partner which receives the proceeds from each respective concert. In Seattle, this organization is New Horizions Ministries, an organization with slight religious undertones that helps support street youth in downtown Seattle. Musical guests include Steve Earle, Kim Thayil, Ben Shepherd, Mark Arm, Wayne Kramer, Boots Riley, Blue Scholars and more. You can find out more about the event at the Justice tour website. That’s where you can also purchase your $15 ticket (which is less than half of what the Shins are charging for their show in May— AND none of their proceeds are benefitting any community partners. Unless you count the Showbox as a community partner… anyway, I digress) The Justice Tour website says to “Bring socks!” to the Croc event (for donation, not to wear), and help out this local organization. If you’re like me, and have religious commitment issues rest assured that NHM programs are still helping kids more than that neighborhood crack dealer.

As for the community partners in the other cities—San Francisco will be the partnering with Project Open Hand, while the Los Angeles partner will be PATH. If you’re into the music, go! If you’re into the cause, go! If you’re on the fence about both but want to see the Croc, go! If not, then find your own reason to go. or not.

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