Prince's DJ to stream fundraiser for bar employees

WCCO Radio Newsroom
April 04, 2020 - 10:44 am
DJ Dudley D at The Pourhouse

Prince’s longtime DJ to live stream to raise money for employees of the popular sports bar The Pourhouse who are furloughed during the COVID-19 pandemic.       

DJ Dudley D, real name Dustin Meyer, Prince’s former touring DJ and current resident DJ at both Pourhouse locations downtown and uptown Minneapolis is throwing a virtual party to help raise money for the bar staff that has been furloughed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I know how most people in the service industry live month to month off of tips. Even week to week. Without that income showing up in the past two weeks and rent being due now, I know first hand that they are struggling. My wife is one of them,” said Dustin Meyer. “I have worked with some of these people at The Pourhouse for 5+ years. I cannot just sit home and not try and do something. That is not in my DNA.

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As one of the busiest nightlife entitles in Minneapolis, the company had to furlough more than 100 employees. One of the Pourhouse owners, Joe Berg said that he is grateful to Dudley for trying to help the furloughed employees through this time. 

“We at The Pourhouse love what Dustin is doing and fully stand behind his efforts. We are very lucky to have advocates like Dustin in our community as well as in our circle, to be able to partner with to help make a difference. We are all in this together and we will continue to support our staff and people like Dustin. “

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