Dirty Heads recently held a charity concert at Parx Casino to benefit two Philly charities. These charities deserve all the support they can get – Morris Animal Refuge and Mural Arts Philadelphia. The event was organized by ALT 104.5 and iHeart Radio and sponsored by Miller Lite and Family & Co. Jewelers.
Friendsgiving at Xcite Center
The ‘Friendsgiving’ event was held at Parx Casino’s Xcite Center in November. This center hosts live entertainment of all kinds, from live music to comedy shows. The Dirty Heads hit the stage in November for this charity concert.
Parx Casino is the largest casino in Pennsylvania, with thousands of slot machines and table games. It also has a Pennsylvania online casino for playing games on mobile phones using a casino app.
Dirty Heads has a large fanbase and plays a mix of hip-hop, rock, and reggae. Their sound harks back to their Southern California roots and resonates with audiences worldwide. They currently have more than three million monthly listeners on Spotify. If you choose event music, especially for a charity event, genre-benders like Dirty Heads are a great choice as they appeal to a wide audience.
Punk Rocker, Dustin Bushnell, and his friend, rapper Jared Watson, decided to collaborate on a project and the group was born. In 2021, they made an impact with their hit “Vacation”, with over six billion views across social media. When drummer Matt Ochoa, bassist Dave Foral, and percussionist Jon Olazabal joined the band, its audience started growing with fans from across the world. The band released its 8th studio album ‘Midnight Control’ in August 2022. The entire album has over 29 million streams.
Morris Animal Refuge
One of the charities to benefit from the concert was Morris Animal Refuge. It was America’s first animal shelter and has a legacy of 150 years of dedication to preserving life. Why charity is important for this organization is that it needs financial support to continue to serve abused, abandoned, and neglected animals in the greater Philadelphia area. So far this year, 864 animals have found homes through Morris Animal Refuge. It is committed to adoption, education, and high-quality care.
Mural Arts Philadelphia
Mural Arts Philadelphia is built around the principle that art brings about change. It is the largest public art program in the nation and unites artists and communities to transform individual lives and public spaces with mural-making. It involves communities in between 50 and 100 public art projects per year. The outdoor gallery is a source of pride and inspiration, and it is visited yearly by about 15,000 people.