Colorado-based Phish tribute, PHIX, will play its third benefit for the Mockingbird Foundation on Saturday, November 27 at the Bluebird Theater in Denver. This show will feature a full horn section, called the High Country Horns, playing selections from the many Phish shows of yesteryear that featured horns. This is also the first of what the band plans to be an annual Thanksgiving weekend benefit for the Mockingbird Foundation.
Phix by Stephen Miller
The Mockingbird Foundation, a 501(c) 3 organization run entirely by a volunteer staff and with almost no overhead, has made over $500,000 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 was released this past spring. Phish also announced this year that all profits from their live download service at www.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 www.mbird.org.
Phix is the world's only touring tribute to Phish and has seen growing success since their inception during Phish's hiatus in 2001. More information can be found at their official Web site, www.phixband.com.
First Annual Thanksgiving Weekend Mockingbird Foundation Benefit:
PHIX at the Bluebird Theater
Saturday, November 27, 2004
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