PHIX HOLDS BENEFIT FOR MOCKINGBIRD

The Phish tribute band, Phix, will play a benefit show for The Mockingbird Foundation at the Fox Theatre on Tuesday, April 27. The cost is a $5 donation at the door (8:30) with the show starting at 9:00 p.m. This will be the second benefit show the band has performed with all proceeds going to The Mockingbird Foundation.

"We are honored to be working with The Mockingbird Foundation again," says Phix drummer Chris Sheldon. "They seemed like the logical choice to donate to since we are obviously huge Phish fans ourselves. We really believe in what they are doing--supporting children's music programs is something that needs to be done, and it's just not being done adequately by the powers that be."

One of the founding members of The Mockingbird Foundation, Broomfield resident Marcie Vogel, will be on hand to talk about the Foundation and its projects, as well as hold a raffle for tickets to upcoming shows and for Mockingbird merchandise. The band will be donating everything it makes that night to the Foundation.

"We think we can really make a difference in the lives of some children if everyone comes out with the right attitude--that and being ready to have some serious fun and helping some kids at the same time," says Sheldon.

The Mockingbird Foundation, a 501(c) 3 organization run entirely by a volunteer staff and with almost no overhead, has made nearly $200,000 in grants since its inception in 1997. Grants to date have come from proceeds from various projects, including The Phish Companion, a comprehensive and authoritative reference guide to Phish and their music, and Sharin' In The Groove, a two-disc album of Phish covers by notable artists such as Dave Matthews Band and Jimmy Buffett, among others, available at record stores nationwide. A second edition of the book will be released this spring. Phish also recently announced that all profits from their live download service at LivePhish.com will be donated to the Foundation as well.

Recipients of these grants have included schools, community centers, workshops, camps, and scholarship programs around the world. Their funding guidelines define music education for children broadly and somewhat unconventionally, and have enabled the Foundation's efforts to go beyond schools to hospitals, shelters, and foster homes.

For information on The Mockingbird Foundation, including donation guidelines and lists of past grant recipients, please visit http://mockingbirdfoundation.org.

The Mockingbird Foundation Benefit: PHIX at FOX
Tuesday, April 27
Doors 8:30, Show 9:00 p.m.
Opening act TBD
$5 donation at door

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[Published on: 4/26/04]

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