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Pop Evil visits St. Jude

The American rock band kicked off their tour with a special performance for the kids of St. Jude.


First stop: St. Jude

Pop Evil kicked off their “Rock ‘N Roll Now Tour: Right Now.” in January 2017 with an exclusive concert for the kids of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.

The band was inspired by St. Jude during their first visit to the hospital in September of 2016 and wanted to come back and perform their music for the kids.

Pop Evil visits St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Pop Evil band members Hayley Cramer (from left), Leigh Kakaty, Dave Grahs and Matt DiRito on their visit to St. Jude

"When I first came to St. Jude, I didn’t realize that everything was free. That was astounding to me."

Matt DiRito of Pop Evil 

St. Jude patient Gio

St. Jude patient Gio shows off his autograph from the members of the band Pop Evil. Meet Gio.

Families are free to focus on their child

Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. 

St. Jude Imagine Room

Pop Evil performed in the Imagine Room, an interactive room for patients located in the Kay Research and Care Center at St. Jude. Learn more about the center.





“We’re here to give (the kids) a release through rock and roll.”

Leigh Kakaty, lead singer of Pop Evil

Pop Evil visits St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Pop Evil band members Leigh Kakaty (top) and Matt DiRito clown around with St. Jude patient Mabry (left) and her brother, Caleb. Meet Mabry.

Live performance

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