Image of Poster for 2024 Def Leppard shows benefiting Raven Drum Foundation.


If you are interested in donating to attend a Def Leppard show this summer, please contact Laurie Baker, lbaker@ravendrumfoundation.org or leave a detailed message at 818-287-0195.  Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to get up close and personal with Rick Allen!



Dear Raven Drum Community,

As we bid farewell to 2023, we want to express our deepest gratitude for the incredible journey we’ve shared. This year has been filled with meaningful moments, and your unwavering support has been the cornerstone of our successes. We are truly touched by the spirit of generosity and love that resonates within our community.

In the rhythm of our collective efforts, we hosted several music and healing events for our Veterans. Your support transformed these experiences into not just heartwarming gatherings but also soul-enriching moments—a true testament to the impact we can make together.

The Mountain Rhythm Reset in Jackson, Wyoming, was a standout, and it wouldn’t have been possible without your generous contributions. Over a dozen Veterans and first responders attended at no cost, creating a space where the healing energy of nature intersected with the core of our mission.

Our shared commitment to healing has been a guiding force. Through your continued support, we’ve provided access to alternative medicine and transformative tools, offering a pathway to recovery and resilience for those who have served.

To the incredibly talented musicians and artists who have supported our mission, your contributions to the “12 Drummers Drumming” memorabilia auction and your presence at our drum circle events have been instrumental. You have woven your art into the tapestry of our mission, creating a symphony of shared purpose.
As we embrace the sacred pause of this year’s end, we extend eternal gratitude for your presence in our Raven Drum family. May the spirit of unity and healing continue to guide us in the coming year, where we aspire to expand our reach, infuse more lives with rhythm, and serve as instruments of healing.

We invite you to consider making a year-end donation to Raven Drum Foundation. Your contribution will enable us to start the new year on a strong note, reaching even more individuals in need of support.

Here’s to a joyous holiday season and a new year filled with continued collaboration and positive impact!

With heartfelt gratitude,
Rick Allen & Lauren Monroe Allen, Co-Founders
Laurie Baker, Executive Director
Raven Drum Foundation Board of Directors
Billy Amendola, Larry Broughton, Jason Kampf, John Roberts, Karen Simonton

 

Mountain Rhythm Reset: Def Leppard’s Rick Allen & Lauren Monroe on the power of drums and mindfulness

Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen and his wife Lauren Monroe, a musician and holistic wellness expert, founded Raven Drum Foundation to help veterans, first responders and other trauma survivors heal.

Music shows us that everything is connected.
It has the power to soothe your soul, revive your troubled spirit, and unite people as one.

Rock legends and Hall of Fame inductees Rick Allen (Def Leppard) and Matt Sorum (Guns N’ Roses, The Cult, Velvet Revolver, Kings of Chaos) brought together a community of their drumming peers, supporters, donors and music lovers for a special event to honor and support Veterans, first responders, and trauma survivors at Sorum’s GoodNoise studio in Palm Springs.

With a strong belief in the power of community and experiencing music together, the Raven Drum Foundation event kicked off with a healing drum circle and concluded with a live performance by Lauren Monroe.

GoodNoise is devoted to backing mission-driven endeavors from scientific research to social and environmental impact.


Special thanks to:

Rick Allen
Lauren Monroe
Matt Sorum
Jason Mendelson
J.R. Martinez
Chad Shlosser
Matt Hanrahan
Tammi Brown
Dylan Rose
Ryan Price

Drummers:

Billy Amendola
Jim Keltner
Alvin Taylor
Denny Seiwell
Duane Trucks
John Lum
Zac Hanson
Fred Armisen

Raven Drum invited a stellar group of world class drummers, Veterans, first responders and supporters to the beautiful Amazing Grace estate to experience the magic of a drum circle, led by founders Rick Allen and Lauren Monroe. The event was a celebration of the healing benefits of music and community.

The program was filmed and highlights were included in Musicians On Call’s Veterans Day virtual concert provided to VA hospitals across the country.

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TRAILER

“I am very happy to thank Lauren Monroe and Rick Allen for their support of veterans and providing such a wonderful and meaningful evening. Of all my VETTIX events I have never felt so directly appreciated by the performers before. The aim of VETTIX is to bring veterans out into the community and help them connect with each other. Lauren and Rick made that happen. I am also very fortunate to learn about their 20+ years of veteran focused work with Raven Drum, that was new to me and I enjoyed your introductory film at the start. Thank you both and to everyone that made this evening possible.

I am always looking for the opportunity to give back. Should you or the organization need a point of contact or volunteer in the Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine region, please reach out to me.”

Posted by ~Alan Chace

“Thank you for the tickets to attend the concert with the Lauren Monroe Band and Alex Jordan. Lauren’s music and message was not only beautiful, but also inspirational. In a small and positive way the concert left me a better person.

Getting to listen to Alex and the individual accompanying him was a real bonus. The venue was great and I would attend events there again.

Thanks again!”
United States Navy
Currently Serving


Posted by Andrew
Event Attended: Lauren Monroe Band With Alex Jordan
Event Location: Mill Valley, CA
Event Date: Sep 19th 2022

 

“What a WONDERFUL event! Lauren’s message of healing and kindness helped us let go of trauma. Thank you!”

United States Army
Veteran
1988 – 2012


Posted by Drew

Event Attended: Lauren Monroe Band
Event Location: Nashville, TN
Event Date: May 23rd 2022

“First time at venue they did an outstanding Veterans Day performance they are so in tune with Veterans issues as Rick Allen had his very own things to overcome I would personally what to thank Lauren Monroe and Rick Allen as well as City Winery Montgomery NY and Vet tics for such a rewarding and uplifting evening.”

United States Navy
Veteran
1975 – 1979


Posted by Henry

Event Attended: Lauren Monroe With Rick Allen W/cheyenne Elliott
Event Location: Montgomery, NY
Event Date: Nov 11th 2022

“Thank you Raven Drum Foundation!! I was lucky enough to talk with Lauren after the show. I shared my story as a veteran and losing fellow brothers & sisters to suicide when they returned home from the Middle East. She recommended I contact RDF and share my heartache and she explained that they could help my mental emotions. Her band definitely gained a new fan! Thanks RDF and Lauren for a grand night out!!!”

United States Air Force
Veteran
1980 – 2001


Posted by Kathleen “Cookie”

Event Attended: Lauren Monroe Band
Event Location: Nashville, TN
Event Date: May 23rd 2022

“Thank you so much Raven drum foundation the show was great”
United States Army Veteran
1997 – 2000

Posted by Jason
Event Attended: Lauren Monroe With Rick Allen W/cheyenne Elliott
Event Location: Montgomery, NY
Event Date: Nov 11th 2022

“Thank you Raven Drum Foundation, Lauren Monroe and her Band, ClaytonQ and Nashville City Winery. It was a night of music and healing. We appreciate your advocacy for veterans’ health and suicide prevention. Such a moving night!”
United States Army
Veteran
1994 – 2001


Posted by Jessica B

Event Attended: Lauren Monroe Band
Event Location: Nashville, TN
Event Date: May 23rd 2022

“Thank you so much for the opportunity to see the show. My wife and I enjoyed it immensely. The Raven Drum Foundation does so much for our vets we’re blessed to have such organizations. Thanks again and Rock On!!!”

United States Air Force
Veteran
1986 – 2007


Posted by Wayne

Event Attended: Lauren Monroe Performing with Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Rick Allen World Cafe
Event Location: Philadelphia, PA
Event Date: Mar 22nd 2022

“We want to send a huge thank you to Raven Drum for donating tickets for the show at World Cafe Live Lounge in Philadelphia. The work you’re doing is very important and I’m so glad I got to see Lauren and her band play. The work that Lauren and Rick are doing is very important to us veterans, as well as so many others. Thank you for your generosity, your gifts of music, and your support for veterans.”

United States Navy
Currently Serving


Posted by Michael

Event Attended: Lauren Monroe Performing with Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Rick Allen World Cafe
Event Location: Philadelphia, PA
Event Date: Mar 22nd 2022

“Thank you sponsors for a tremendous evening. The City Winery is spectacular venue. Lauren Monroe is extraordinary talent as well as her band. Thank you Raven Drum for donating the tickets.”

United States Army
Veteran
1968 – 1971


Posted by Ted

Event Attended: Lauren Monroe Performing with Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Rick Allen
Event Location: New York, NY
Event Date: Mar 21st 2022

 

“Thank You soo much for the tickets. My kids and I have enjoyed every show we’ve seen at the Winery.”
United States Army
Veteran
1998 – 2006


Posted by Candas

Event Attended: Lauren Monroe Band
Event Location: Nashville, TN
Event Date: May 23rd 2022

Thank you to all who donated tickets to veterans to attend free shows in 2022. This year we have also included first responders to be a part of our healing experiences. We appreciate the support and look forward to continuing the program with all of our future healing music events.

If you are a veteran or first responder or know one who would love a night out with live music, and a meet and greet with Lauren and Rick, please contact info@ravendrumfoundation.org

 

Raven Drum Foundation serves, educates, and empowers trauma survivors and communities in crisis, with a focus on Veterans and First Responders. By integrating advocacy, storytelling, music and arts programs and events, we bring the tools and experiences of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to support and inspire mental health, resiliency, and unity.

You can also text Raven Drum to 202.858.1233 to Donate.

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