Grammy-Winning Band’s Summer Tour Collaboration to Benefit Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation
ALBUQUERQUE, NM (May 15, 2017) ― In conjunction with the start of American Craft Beer Week (May 15-21), CRAFT FOR CAUSES, the non-profit bringing the booming craft brew industry together with live music to support charitable causes, today announced its first full-scale, national initiative. While Tedeschi Trucks Band rolls its Wheels of Soul Tour into 20 cities across America this summer, CRAFT FOR CAUSES will be uniting 41 of the nation’s craft beer makers along the tour route to create special brews with proceeds benefitting Mr. Holland’s Opus, a charity that works to promote and preserve music education nationwide.
In the month preceding each date on the Wheels of Soul Tour, select local brewers in every market will feature a limited-edition beer in their tap rooms specifically themed for TTB’s annual summer run. As part of their participation, each brewery will assist in fundraising and contribute to the charitable efforts of the tour, with the goal of providing musical instruments for underprivileged youth in every host city.
CRAFT FOR CAUSES founder John Nichols is thrilled to spotlight this potential lasting philanthropic alliance between the band, brewers, and their community. “We’re excited to announce this during American Craft Beer Week,” said Nichols. “I wanted to create something where everybody wins, and we will leave behind, literally, a trail of musical instruments for children in these cities.”
Modeled after the PGA’s similar event/host charity partnerships, Nichols hatched the idea during last year’s Wheels of Soul tour, inspired by tour-themed concoctions from Marble Brewery in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This year’s unique collaboration aims to raise $100,000 for Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation (MHOF), a charity Tedeschi Trucks Band has supported in different ways over the years. The national non-profit organization donates high-quality musical instruments to deserving, under-funded music programs in schools across the country.
This third annual edition of Wheels of Soul will feature the Grammy-winning rock-and-soul powerhouse Tedeschi Trucks Band, joined by guests The Wood Brothers and Hot Tuna.
IN OUR AREA: Tedeschi Trucks Band rolls its Wheels of Soul Tour up to the Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater in Virginia Beach on July 12
For a complete list of participating breweries, date and times for brewery tap parties, and more information about Craft for Causes, visit http://craftforcauses.org
via press release