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‘Craft for Causes’ and Tedeschi Trucks Band Tap Craft Brews for Music Education on Summer Tour

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 benefiting 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 fund-raising 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 inAlbuquerque, 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.

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

Wheels of Soul Summer Concert Tour 2017
with Tedeschi Trucks Band, The Wood Brothers, Hot Tuna

(concert date) / * Tap Launch Date

(July 1) Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
June 1* – Smuttynose Brewing Company, Hampton, NH – IPA
June 3* – Kelsen Brewing Company, Derry, NH – IPA

(July 2) Essex, VT – Midway Lawn at Champlain Valley Exposition
May 19* – Burlington Beer Company, Williston, VT – Future Glow / Dry Hopped Table Beer

(July 3) Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
June 1* – Artisanal Brew Works, Saratoga Springs, NY – Belgian Wit
June 2* – Olde Saratoga Brewing Co., Saratoga Springs, NY – Summer Blues / Lightly Fruited Kolsch

(July 5) Vienna, VA – Wolf Trap
June 2* – Lost Rhino Brewing Co., Ashburn, VA – Red Ale
June 4* – Union Craft Brewing, Baltimore, MD – Dry-hopped Belgian-style Golden Strong Ale
June 5* – Caboose Brewing Co., Vienna, VA – Wasser Bohemian Pilsner

(July 7) Providence, RI – Providence Performing Arts Center
June 8* – Narragansett, Pawtucket, RI – Altbier

(July 8) Rochester, NY – Highland Bowl Amphitheater
June 3* – Swiftwater Brewing, Rochester, NY – Helles Lager

(July 9) Simsbury, CT Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center
June 1* – Hog River Brewing, Hartford, CT – Kolsch

(July 12) Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
June 1* – Wasserhund Brewing Co., Virginia Beach, VA – Lager
June 10* – Benchtop Brewing, Norfolk, VA – Harmonious Kolsch
June 10* – Smartmouth Brewing, Norfolk, VA – TBA
June 17 *- Young Veterans Brewing Co., Virginia Beach, VA – Pale Ale

(July 14) – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater
June 1* – Raleigh Brewing Company, Raleigh, NC – Rye Kolsch
June 14* – Crank Arm Brewing, Raleigh, NC – Kolsch
June 14* – Bond Brothers Beer Company, Cary, NC – Blueberry Vanilla Berliner Weisse

(July 15) – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre
May 27* – Gate City Brewing Company, Roswell, GA – Pale Ale
June 16* – Terrapin Beer Co., Athens, GA – Pilsner with Honeydew & Passion Fruit

(July 16) – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
June 13* – NoDa Brewing Company, Charlotte, NC – Peach Pale Ale
June 15* – Hi Wire Brewing, Asheville, NC – Pale Ale with Experimental Hops

(July 19) – Indianapolis, IN – Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn
June 1* – Metazoa Brewing Co., Indianapolis, IN – Honey Weiss
June 14* – Flat12 Bierwerks, Indianapolis, IN – Hefeweizen
June 19* – Fountain Square Brewing Co., Indianapolis, IN – Dunkle

(July 21) – Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center
June 21* – Fifty West Brewing Company, Cincinnati, OH – Butch Brown Ale w/Vanilla Wood Note

(July 22) – Huber Heights, OH (Dayton) – Rose Music Center at The Heights
June 1* – Hairless Hare Brewery, Vandalia, OH – Pineapple Session IPA

(July 23) – Rochester, MI (Detroit) – Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
TBA* – Rochester Mills Beer Co. – Rochester, MI – TBA

(July 25) – Rogers, AR – Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion
June 23* – Ozark Beer Company, Rogers, AR – Session IPA

(July 27) – Albuquerque, NM – Sandia Casino Amphitheater
June 24* – Marble Brewery, Albuquerque, NM – Pale Ale
June 24* – La Cumbre Brewing Company, Albuquerque, NM – All That I Need / Dry-hopped Kellerbier
June 24* – Santa Fe Brewing Co., Santa Fe, NM – Altbier
June 24* – Left Turn Distilling/ Palmer Craft Brewery & Cider House, Albuquerque, NM – TBA
June 24* – Steel Bender Brewyard, Albuquerque, NM – TBA

(July 29-30) – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
June 1* – Green Mountain Beer Company, Denver, CO – Grand Cru
June 1* – Fiction Beer Company, Denver, CO – IPA
June 5* – Oskar Blues Brewery, Longmont, CO – All Colorado Barley and Hop Pale
TBA* – New Belgium Brewing, Fort Collins, CO – TBA

(August 1) – Salt Lake City, UT – Red Butte Gardens
June 30* – Ulinta Brewing, Salt Lake City, UT – Berliner Weisse

(August 2) – Missoula, MT – KettleHouse Amphitheater
August 2* – KettleHouse Brewing Co., Missoula, MT – Summer Wheat

VISIT ONLINE:
Craft for Causes: craftforcauses.org
Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation: www.mhopus.org
Tedeschi Trucks Band: www.tedeschitrucksband.com

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