Friday 07/12/2019 by Lemuria

Phish Fans Fund East Troy Music

ImageThe all-volunteer, fan-run Mockingbird Foundation is once again celebrating Phish tour by making unsolicited Tour Grants supporting a music program near each of the venues at which the band will perform. This series of Tour Grants covers all of the U.S. locations Phish will play during the band's 2019 Summer Tour.

In honor of Phish's upcoming shows at Alpine Valley, July 12th and 13th, the Mockingbird Foundation is sending a check for $1500 to support music education through the East Troy MS/HS Choir Program in East Troy, WI.

This is Mockingbird's 4th grant in Wisconsin, and our 413th grant overall. The Foundation has now disbursed $159,500 in Tour Grants, 10% of its more than $1.4M in grants covering all 50 states. Watch for news posts here at Phish.net, or the evolving press release at mbird.org, for news on other "miracle" tour grants this summer. And please consider making a contribution, to help us give back to the communities we've touched.

Wednesday 07/10/2019 by Lemuria

Phish Fans Fund Mohegan Music

The all-volunteer, fan-run Mockingbird Foundation is once again celebrating Phish tour by making unsolicited Tour Grants supporting a music program near each of the venues at which the band will perform. This series of Tour Grants covers all of the U.S. locations Phish will play during the band's 2019 Summer Tour.

In honor of Phish's ongoing shows at Mohegan Sun, July 9th and 10th, the Mockingbird Foundation is sending a check for $1500 to support music education within and about the native Mohegan Community through the Mohegan Community Cultural Outreach program in Uncasville, CT.

This is Mockingbird's 9th grant in Connecticut, and our 412th grant overall. The Foundation has now disbursed $158,000 in Tour Grants, 10% of its more than $1.4M in grants covering all 50 states. Watch for news posts here at Phish.net, or the evolving press release at mbird.org, for news on other "miracle" tour grants this summer. And please consider making a contribution, to help us give back to the communities we've touched.

Tuesday 07/09/2019 by Lemuria

Phish Fans Fund Montville Music

ImageThe all-volunteer, fan-run Mockingbird Foundation is once again celebrating Phish tour by making unsolicited Tour Grants supporting a music program near each of the venues at which the band will perform. This series of Tour Grants covers all of the U.S. locations Phish will play during the band's 2019 Summer Tour.

In honor of Phish's upcoming shows at Mohegan Sun, July 9th and 10th, the Mockingbird Foundation is sending a check for $1500 to support music education through the Leonard J. Tyl Middle School Band in Montville, CT.

This is Mockingbird's 7th grant in Connecticut, and our 411th grant overall. The Foundation has now disbursed $156,500 in Tour Grants, 10% of its more than $1.4M in grants covering all 50 states. Watch for news posts here at Phish.net, or the evolving press release at mbird.org, for news on other "miracle" tour grants this summer. And please consider making a contribution, to help us give back to the communities we've touched.

Friday 07/05/2019 by Lemuria

Phish Fans Fund Boston Music

ImageThe all-volunteer, fan-run Mockingbird Foundation is once again celebrating Phish tour by making unsolicited Tour Grants supporting a music program near each of the venues at which the band will perform. This series of Tour Grants covers all of the U.S. locations Phish will play during the band's 2019 Summer Tour.

In honor of Phish's upcoming shows at Fenway Park, July 5th and 6th, the Mockingbird Foundation is sending a check for $1500 to support music education through the Berklee Institute for Arts Education and Special Needs in Boston, MA.

This is Mockingbird's 24th grant in Massachusetts, and our 410th grant overall. The Foundation has now disbursed $155,000 in Tour Grants, 10% of its more than $1.4M in grants covering all 50 states. Watch for news posts here at Phish.net, or the evolving press release at mbird.org, for news on other "miracle" tour grants this summer. And please consider making a contribution, to help us give back to the communities we've touched.

Monday 07/01/2019 by Lemuria

Phish Fans Fund Music In Saratoga Springs

ImageThe all-volunteer, fan-run Mockingbird Foundation is once again celebrating Phish tour by making unsolicited Tour Grants supporting a music program near each of the venues at which the band will perform. This series of Tour Grants covers all of the U.S. locations Phish will play during the band's 2019 Summer Tour.

In honor of Phish's upcoming shows at Saratoga Performing Arts Center ("SPAC"), on July 2nd and 3rd, the Mockingbird Foundation is sending a check for $1500 to support music education through the Saratoga Springs High School Band Program in Saratoga Springs, NY.

This is Mockingbird's 39th grant in New York, and our 409th grant overall. The Foundation has now disbursed $153,500 in Tour Grants, 10% of its more than $1.4M in grants covering all 50 states. Watch for news posts here at Phish.net, or the evolving press release at mbird.org, for news on other "miracle" tour grants this summer. And please consider making a contribution, to help us give back to the communities we've touched.

Friday 06/28/2019 by Lemuria

Phish Fans Fund Camden Music

ImageThe all-volunteer, fan-run Mockingbird Foundation is once again celebrating Phish tour by making unsolicited Tour Grants supporting a music program near each of the venues at which the band will perform. This series of Tour Grants covers all of the U.S. locations Phish will play during the band's 2019 Summer Tour.

In honor of Phish's upcoming shows at BB&T Pavilion, June 28th, 29th, and 30th, the Mockingbird Foundation is sending a check for $1500 to support music education at Creative Arts Morgan Village Academy in Camden, NJ.

This is Mockingbird's 7th grant in New Jersey, and our 408th grant overall. The Foundation has now disbursed $152,000 in Tour Grants, 10% of its more than $1.4M in grants covering all 50 states. Watch for news posts here at Phish.net, or the evolving press release at mbird.org, for news on other "miracle" tour grants this summer. And please consider making a contribution, to help us give back to the communities we've touched.

Tuesday 06/25/2019 by Lemuria

Phish Fans Fund Bangor Music

The all-volunteer, fan-run Mockingbird Foundation is once again celebrating Phish tour by making unsolicited Tour Grants supporting a music program near each of the venues at which the band will perform. This series of Tour Grants covers all of the U.S. locations Phish will play during the band's 2019 Summer Tour.

In honor of Phish's upcoming shows at Darling's Waterfront Pavilion, June 25th and 26th, the Mockingbird Foundation is sending a check for $1500 to support music education through the Bangor Public Schools Music Dept. in Bangor, ME.

This is Mockingbird's 4th grant in Maine, and our 407th grant overall. The Foundation has now disbursed $150,500 in Tour Grants, 10% of its more than $1.4M in grants covering all 50 states. Watch for news posts here at Phish.net, or the evolving press release at mbird.org, for news on other "miracle" tour grants this summer. And please consider making a contribution, to help us give back to the communities we've touched.

Saturday 06/22/2019 by Lemuria

Phish Fans Fund Columbia Music

ImageThe all-volunteer, fan-run Mockingbird Foundation is once again celebrating Phish tour by making unsolicited Tour Grants supporting a music program near each of the venues at which the band will perform. This series of Tour Grants covers all of the U.S. locations Phish will play during the band's 2019 Summer Tour.

In honor of Phish's upcoming shows at Merriweather Park Pavilion, June 22nd and 23rd, the Mockingbird Foundation is sending a check for $1500 to the Atholton Music Boosters to support music programs barely three miles from the venue, at Atholton High School in Columbia, MD.

This is Mockingbird's 6th grant in Maryland, and our 406th grant overall. The Foundation has now disbursed $149,000 in Tour Grants, 10% of its more than $1.4M in grants covering all 50 states. Watch for news posts here at Phish.net, or the evolving press release at mbird.org, for news on other "miracle" tour grants this summer. And please consider making a contribution, to help us give back to the communities we've touched.

Friday 06/21/2019 by Lemuria

Phish Fans Fund Charlotte Music

ImageThe all-volunteer, fan-run Mockingbird Foundation is once again celebrating Phish tour by making unsolicited Tour Grants supporting a music program near each of the venues at which the band will perform. This series of Tour Grants covers all of the U.S. locations Phish will play during the band's 2019 Summer Tour.

In honor of Phish's upcoming show at PNC Music Pavilion, June 21st, the Mockingbird Foundation is sending a check for $1500 to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Foundation to support the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools' Performing Arts Department in Charlotte, NC.

This is Mockingbird's 9th grant in North Carolina, and our 405th grant overall. The Foundation has now disbursed $147,500 in Tour Grants, 10% of its more than $1.4M in grants covering all 50 states. Watch for news posts here at Phish.net, or the evolving press release at mbird.org, for news on other "miracle" tour grants this summer. And please consider making a contribution, to help us give back to the communities we've touched.

Wednesday 06/19/2019 by Lemuria

Phish Fans Fund Cuyahoga Music

ImageThe all-volunteer, fan-run Mockingbird Foundation is once again celebrating Phish tour by making unsolicited Tour Grants supporting a music program near each of the venues at which the band will perform. This series of Tour Grants covers all of the U.S. locations Phish will play during the band's 2019 Summer Tour.

In honor of Phish's upcoming show at Blossom Music Center, June 19th, we are sending a check for $1500 to Cuyahoga Falls High School music program in Cuyahoga Falls, OH. 

This is Mockingbird's 8th grant in Ohio, and our 404th grant overall. The Foundation has now disbursed $146,000 in Tour Grants, 10% of its more than $1.4M in grants covering all 50 states. Watch for news posts here at Phish.net, or the evolving press release at mbird.org, for news on other "miracle" tour grants this summer. And please consider making a contribution, to help us give back to the communities we've touched.

Friday 06/14/2019 by Lemuria

Phish Fans Fund Manchester Music

WMSMP imageThe all-volunteer, fan-run Mockingbird Foundation is once again celebrating Phish tour by making unsolicited Tour Grants supporting a music program near each of the venues at which the band will perform. This series of Tour Grants covers all of the U.S. locations Phish will play during the band's 2019 Summer Tour.

In honor of Phish's upcoming shows at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, TN, June 14th and 16th, we are sending a check for $1500 to the Westwood Middle School's Music ProgramSix programs - beginning, intermediate, and advanced bands and choruses - will benefit from funds raised and donated by Phish fans, another instance of our music community helping bringing music to each community we touch.

This is Mockingbird's 8th grant in Tennessee, and our 403rd grant overall. The Foundation has now disbursed $144,500 in Tour Grants, 10% of its more than $1.4M in grants covering all 50 states. Watch for news posts here at Phish.net, or the evolving press release at mbird.org, for news on other "miracle" tour grants this summer. And please consider making a contribution, to help us give back to the communities we've touched.

Wednesday 06/12/2019 by Lemuria

Phish Fans Fund St. Louis Music

MFLA imageThe all-volunteer, fan-run Mockingbird Foundation is once again celebrating Phish tour by making unsolicited Tour Grants supporting a music program near each of the venues at which the band will perform. This series of Tour Grants covers all of the U.S. locations Phish will play during the band's 2019 Summer Tour.

In honor of Phish's ongoing shows at Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis, MO, June 11th and 12th, we are sending a check for $1500 to Music for Lifelong Achievement in St. Louis. Based at the Sheldon Concert Hall, MFLA seeks donations of used and new musical instruments, then donates the instruments to school and community music programs serving disadvantaged young people in the immedate area.

This is Mockingbird's 7th grant in Missouri, and it's 402nd grant overall. The Foundation has now disbursed $143,000 in Tour Grants, 10% of its more than $1.4M in grants covering all 50 states. Watch for news posts here at Phish.net, or the evolving press release at mbird.org, for news on other "miracle" tour grants this summer. And please consider making a contribution, to help us give back to the communities we've touched.

Saturday 05/25/2019 by Lemuria

15 Years Since Trey's Letter

Several outlets - including Live for Live Music - have hosted write-ups about Phish's breakup, announced 15 years ago today in a letter from Trey which was featured as the focal point of one of the Phish Companion: Third Edition commissioned images.

Friday 05/17/2019 by Lemuria

GOTF Videos

Trey has now released eight videos of songs debuted on the recent Ghosts of the Forest tour.

Friday 05/17/2019 by Lemuria

Trey Documentary Nationwide, One Night

The new documentary about Trey Anastasio, Between Me and My Mind, will run nationally for one night, July 17th. Tickets are available now.

Thursday 05/16/2019 by Lemuria

Trey Announces Carnegie

Trey will perform two more acoustic shows at Carnegie Hall. Tickets go on sale tomorrow.

Wednesday 05/15/2019 by Lemuria

MFF Adds Travel Packages

The Mimi Fishman Foundation has added Phish summer tour ticket and hotel packages to it's current auction.

Saturday 04/06/2019 by Lemuria

$100k For Schuyler Cleanup

Phish has donated a total of $100,000 to seven nonprofits in Schuyler County, NY, following flooding and related issues that affected the area and resulted in the cancellation of Curveball.

Friday 04/05/2019 by Lemuria

Phish Night At Fenway

The Boston Red Sox have announced that June 24th will be Phish Night at Fenway Park. The first 1,500 ticket orders will get “a limited-edition pennant designed by Phish to commemorate this special event.”

Tuesday 03/26/2019 by Lemuria

Trey Supports Music Ed Through Mockingbird

In conjunction with his newly announced Newport Festival show, Trey has directed the Newport Festival Foundation to donate $2,000 to the Mockingbird Foundation. Mockingbird in turn has matched the donation and contributed $4,000 to nearby Mt. Pleasant High School, which had its $4,000 music budget for the year slashed to only $700. We're restoring that, thanks to Trey and NFF, and encourage others in the area to contribute to their music program, as well.

“The benefits of music education in the lives of young people are countless, and yet music programs in our schools continue to be seriously underfunded,” said Anastasio, co-founder of the band Phish in a prepared statement. “Thankfully, there are organizations like The Mockingbird Foundation that are on the frontlines of this very worthy cause. The fact that this non-profit organization was founded and funded by the Phish fan community is incredibly inspiring and humbling.”

Wednesday 01/23/2019 by multibeast

Mockingbird Announces Its 400th Grant!

The Mockingbird Foundation has announced fifteen new grants totaling $131,870 in support of music education for children. The grants come from Mockingbird’s 23rd round of competitive grant-making, are among the largest single rounds of grants in the Foundation’s history, and include the Foundation’s 400th grant.

The grants were enhanced by funds from Phish’s own WaterWheel Foundation, which allowed the board to double two of the grant requests, as well as the Kristy Anastasio Manning Memorial Fund, which provided 50% of one of the grants. Mockingbird also increased four grants beyond the requested amounts, having been particularly impressed by those applicants.

Follow the link for the official announcement.

http://mbird.org/2019/01/400th-grant/

Wednesday 01/09/2019 by ucpete

Phish Announces Summer 2019 Tour

Phish will hit the road this summer with a 26-date tour beginning in St. Louis, MO and ending with their traditional Labor Day shows at Dick's. The ticket request window is open until Wednesday, January 16th – see here for ticketing information.

 

Tuesday 12/11/2018 by Icculus

Trey, Fish Et Al. To Tour As GHOSTS OF THE FOREST In April 2019

That's right, Ghosts of the Forest, a new band led by Trey (featuring Jon Fishman, Jennifer Hartswick, Celisse Henderson, Tony Markellis, and Ray Paczkowski), will tour in April 2019.

They will play seven (7) shows on the east coast in April 2019. Please see Phish.com for more information.

Tuesday 12/04/2018 by ucpete

Phish Studies Conference: Call For Proposals

Phish Studies: An Interdisciplinary Conference on the Band, its Music, and its Fans
 
Oregon State University is pleased to announce the first peer-reviewed academic conference devoted to the music and fan culture of the improvisational rock band Phish. The conference will take place on Oregon State’s campus in Corvallis, Oregon, May 17-19, 2019.
 
For the past thirty-five years, Phish has been consistently building a fervent fan base and impressive live performance history, often working outside traditional avenues of the mainstream recording industry. They staged the world’s largest New Year’s Eve concert in December 1999 with a marathon seven-hour set, redefined the modern American music festival, and performed a record-setting thirteen night run at New York’s Madison Square Garden without repeating a single song during the summer of 2017. Despite these achievements, Phish has received far less scholarly attention than many other acts in popular music.

Bringing scholars together from diverse academic disciplines, we welcome a wide range of methodological and theoretical approaches to the sonic, narrative, performative, visual, and cultural worlds of Phish, including but not limited to:
 
•       Music and Lyrics: Compositional practice; Improvisational strategies; Band mythologies, including Gamehendge; Questions of genre; Historiography;
•       Elements of Live Performance: Cover songs; Concert lighting; Venues; Fan space and place;
•       Fan Culture: Fan communities (virtual, face-to-face); Fan art; Parking lots; Tape trading; Issues of race, gender, religion, sexuality, disability; Activism; Subcultural identities; Fan mythologies;
•       Business: Business practices; Place within music industry; Tape trading; Early adoption of the internet; Media framing of Phish; Influence on American music festival culture; Influence on the jam band genre;
•       Quantitative Analysis: Analyses of setlists, fan show ratings, tour itineraries.

Please submit abstracts of 250-500 words for either (a) individual 20-minute papers or (b) 90-minute panel proposals (three presenters minimum). Complete panel proposals should include an abstract for each panelist’s contribution as well as a 250-word (max.) justification for the panel. We encourage proposals from scholars at any stage of their career, including graduate students as well as scholars outside of academia. Abstracts should specify the presenter’s methodological and theoretical approach, summarize conclusions, and specify the broader academic implications of the research. Abstracts are due no later than January 15, 2019.

Participants will have the opportunity to submit revised versions of their presentations for an edited volume following the conference. For submission instructions and more information, go to http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/phish2019/
 
Program committee:
Dr. Stephanie Jenkins, Committee Chair (Philosophy)
Dr. Christina Allaback (Theater Studies)
Dr. Jnan Ananda Blau (Communication Studies)
Dr. Jacob A. Cohen (Musicology)
Dr. Natalie Dollar (Speech Communication)
Dr. Paul Jakus (Economics)
Dr. Elizabeth Yeager (American Studies)

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