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 is being announced in six batches.
The second group of recipients, in celebration of the second half of the first summer tour leg, are:
- Noblesville East Middle School (via Noblesville Schools) of Noblesville, IN (near Ruoff Music Center, August 6th, 7th, and 8th)
- Hershey Elementary School (via Hershey Music Boosters) of Hershey, PA (near HersheyPark Stadium, August 10th and 11th)
- Ventnor Middle School (via Ventnor Board of Education) of Ventnor, NJ (near Atlantic City Beach, August 13th, 14th, 15th)