The Japan America Artist Foundation (JAAF) will be holding a benefit fundraiser on August 18th. The fundraiser will be an Anime/Cosplay Costume Contest and will feature a special performance by JAM Project. Here are some details for the event:

This Cosplay gathering/event will feature an Anime / Cosplay costume contest for your favorite anime character with $300 cash prize for the first prize winner, $125 for second prize, $75 for third prize and free passes to Anime Expo 2014 for all top five finalists. You can find more information on the event by clicking this link.

SPECIAL GUEST LIVE PERFORMANCE BY: Anime superstars, JAM Project (Japan Animation-Song Makers Project) will perform live in a rare LA area show with all five members of the current lineup! Hironobu Kageyama – Masaaki Endoh – Hiroshi Kitadani – Masami Okui – Yoshiki Fukuyama

Event takes place on August 18th from 8 – 10pm at the Musicians Institute Concert Hall (1655 N. McCadden Place, Hollywood 90028). If you wish to purchase tickets, click this link.

JAM Project is well known for the many anime and video game theme songs they have done, both together as a group and individually. In fact, one of JAM Project’s founding members, Hironobu Kageyama, is nicknamed “Mr. DBZ” by fans because he did the most songs for the anime (including the popular Cha-La Head Cha-La).

So, in honor of that, we’re asking fans to tweet us at @FUNimation using the hashtag#JAMprojectTIX and tell us who is your favorite DBZ character! We will pick one random winner from all eligible entries on August 5th. Read complete rules here.