The Mockingbird Foundation is announcing its 20th round of Tour Grants, in celebration of Phish's 34 shows this summer and fall. Unsolicited $1,000 checks will be sent to a music program near each venue at which performs, part of a long-standing effort to help bring music from the Phish community to the local communities Phish touches. The $25,000 total continues a celebration of Mockingbird's 25th year, and will be announced in six batches.
The first group of recipients are:
- Rogers High School Band Boosters of Rogers, AR (near Walmart Arkansas Music Pavillion, July 28th)
- Carver High School Band Program of Birmingham, AL (near Oak Mountain Amphitheatre, July 30th)
- Midtown High School Bands of Atlanta, GA (near Ameris Bank Amphitheatre, July 31st and August 1st)
- Springfield Middle School of Springfield, TN (near Ascend Amphitheater, August 3rd and 4th)