Craft For Causes, a non-profit dedicated to bringing together the booming craft brew industry with live music in support of charitable causes, has announced its first full-scale, national initiative. This summer, Tedeschi Trucks Band will roll its Wheels of Soul tour into 20 cities across America including a stop in Bonner, MT at the new KettleHouse Amphitheater on August 02, 2017. Craft For Causes has involved 41 of the nation’s craft beer makers to develop some creative cool brews especially for the hotly-anticipated shows.
In the month preceding the Wheels of Soul date (July 1 – August 1), KettleHouse Brewing will feature a limited-edition “Wheels of Soul” beer in their tap rooms specifically themed for TTB’s annual summer run. Remaining beer will also be available for purchase at the concert on August 2.
KettleHouse Brewing will assist in fundraising and promotion of the special brews contributing to the charitable efforts of the collaboration with the goal of providing musical instruments for underprivileged youth in each 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 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This year’s unique collaboration aims to raise $100,000 which will benefit a charity that Tedeschi Trucks Band has supported in different ways over the years, Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation. 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. Tickets for their August 2 performance at the new KettleHouse Amphitheater are still available. Details here.
About Craft For Causes
Craft For Causes’ mission is to collaborate with the live music industry and the craft brewery community to create rewarding and memorable charitable experiences.
About Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation
The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation keeps music alive in our schools by donating musical instruments and vital support services to under-funded music programs nationwide, giving economically-disadvantaged youth access to the many benefits of music education, helping them to be successful students, and inspiring creativity and expression through playing music. Since forming 20 years ago, thousands of instruments have been donated to 1,646 school music programs across the country.
Craft For Causes: craftforcauses.org
Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation: www.mhopus.org
KettleHouse Amphitheater: www.kettlehouseamphitheater.com
Tedeschi Trucks Band: www.tedeschitrucksband.com