Bruce Springsteen auctions ticket package to benefit Pittsburgh's Rainbow Kitchen

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Bruce Springsteen, who has supported the Rainbow Kitchen since the 1980s, has established an auction package to benefit the Homestead-based food bank.

It includes four tickets plus four passes to the exclusive E Street Lounge, a special backstage meeting place for guests of the band and touring personnel, for his show Tuesday night at Consol Energy Center.

The minimum bid is $500 for the set, and was at $550 on Thursday morning.

Bids should be submitted via email to and must include the bidder’s name, address, email address and cell phone number, in addition to the bid amount. Rainbow Kitchen will provide updates of the high-bid amount to those who have submitted bids. The auction will end Saturday at 3 p.m. and payment must be received at Rainbow Kitchen on Monday.

During his ‘85 tour, Springsteen donated $10,000 to the Rainbow Kitchen and Homestead Unemployment Center. It was the single-largest donation to the charity at the time.

Scott Mervis: or 412-263-2576. Twitter: @scottmervis_pg Blog:

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