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This one-night-only benefit will feature unforgettable performances by Alice In Chains, as well as performances from Metallica, Billy Corgan, Korn, and more.
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For the first time ever, this highly anticipated annual event will be moving from MoPOP’s Sky Church to an online platform where it will be free and open to all, giving pop culture lovers across the world an opportunity to connect and become a part of our creative community.

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While this year's Founders Award will stream for free and be open to all, like many arts organizations around the country, MoPOP has been hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis. As a community supported non-profit museum and in-person gathering space, closing our doors was especially difficult.

All proceeds raised through Founders Award will provide relief by allowing us to continue to serve our community, reach young people, and preserve our shared pop culture history during this difficult time.

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Alice In Chains — Founders Award 2020

Our 2020 Honoree

Over the course of their remarkable career, Alice In Chains: vocalist/guitarist Jerry Cantrell, drummer Sean Kinney, bassist Mike Inez and vocalist/guitarist William DuVall and posthumously, original lead singer, Layne Staley and bassist, Mike Starr have sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, toured to sold out audiences and earned multiple Grammy Award nominations. They have amassed a diehard international fanbase numbering in the millions and are a household name worldwide.

Alice In Chains — Founders Award honoree

Alice In Chains discography features some of the biggest and most important albums in rock history, including 1992’s quadruple-platinum-certified Dirt, 1994’s triple-platinum-certified EP Jar of Flies, which was the first EP in music history to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 and 1995’s self-titled double-platinum-certified Alice in Chains, which also entered the Billboard Top 200 at No. 1.

They returned in grand style in 2009 with the critically acclaimed Black Gives Way to Blue, which hit No. 1 across the rock and alternative charts, earned a Grammy nomination, was certified Gold and hailed by Vice as “a record that’s as powerful as anything the band has done.” The band’s latest album released in 2018, Rainier Fog, hit No. 1 across Billboard’s Rock, Alternative and Hard Music Charts and No. 1 on the iTunes Rock Album Chart and earned them a Grammy nod for “Best Rock Album.” Alice In Chains remains one of the most successful and influential American rock bands of all time.


Since 2007, the Museum of Pop Culture Founders Award has celebrated artists whose noteworthy contributions continue to nurture the next generation of risk-takers.


ONLINE AUCTION

To support our fundraising efforts, Founders Award includes an online auction featuring some amazing packages and memorabilia. The auction ends at 11:59PM PST on December 1. Start your bidding now!

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FEATURED AUCTION ITEMS

Founders Award 2021 Experience

Founders fan, here is your opportunity to join us for MoPOP’s 2021 Founders Award gala with two VIP tickets to the full Founders experience, including first class tickets on Alaska Airlines.

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Alice in Chains Autographed Gibson Guitar

The perfect choice for any music fan or collector, this gorgeous Gibson Les Paul guitar in Cherry Sunburst is autographed by members of Alice In Chains: Jerry Cantrell, William DuVall, Mike Inez, and Sean Kinney.

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Pearl Jam Autographed Fender Guitar

Take home this 2019 capri-orange Fender “Player Telecaster” electric guitar autographed by all five current members of Pearl Jam, plus touring keyboard/organist “Boom” Gaspar.

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FOUNDERS AWARD COMMITTEE

JODY ALLEN *

HONORARY CHAIR

LESLIE JACKSON CHIHULY

COMMITTEE CHAIR

CHARLIE BILLOW

LEIGH ANNE CLARK

MARK DEDERER

DANA FRANK *

SHELLEY HILF

IAN R. KERRIGAN

MARIA MACKEY

MICHAEL J. MALONE

MIKE MCCONNELL

LIZ MCCONNELL

MICHELLE QUISENBERRY *

AMY SPRANGERS

AMY WINDHAM

* = MoPOP Board Member

PAST HONOREES

Brandi Carlile 2019

John Fogerty 2018

The Doors 2017

Joe Walsh 2016

Jimmy Page 2015

Jackson Browne 2014

Crosby, Stills & Nash 2013

Carlos Santana 2012

Buddy Guy 2011

Billy Cox 2010

Steve Cropper 2009

Robbie Robertson 2008

Ann & Nancy Wilson 2007

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