DENVER POSTER CONVENTION SUPPORTS MUSIC EDUCATION
Friday, April 24, 2009
Hundreds of Phish fans will be looking for sold-out tickets in Denver this August - and not just for the Phish show. MOCK SHOW: RED ROCKS - a poster exhibition in support of music education for children - is on its way to selling out. The event will feature dozens of poster artists, including Jim Pollock, David Welker, Ryan Kerrigan, Fred Hosman, Tripp, Bruce Horan, Tim Ripley, Ian Millard, Jamie Huntsman, Jon Blake, Justin Helton, Erin Cadigan, Drew Findley, Jonathan Lamb, Michael Ortiz, Joshua Jacobs, Uncle & Aunt Ebeneezer, AJ Masthay, and The Faded Line.
This isn't the first "poster convention" for Phish fans, but it's the largest and grandest yet. It will be held at a Sheraton Denver West exhibition space that features views of the Denver skyline & surrounding mountains, only 6 miles (less than 10 minutes) from Red Rocks Amphitheater. Ticket packages are available featuring a PollockPrints/Hosco Press collaboration benefit release Poster and/or T-Shirt.
The Mockingbird Foundation is pleased to assist with "Mock Show: Red Rocks" and encourages the support of Jim Pollock and other artists in the Phish community, through this and any other means. The Foundation will receive a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the event's (Pollock) poster and t-shirt sales, and will also sell poster tubes at the show; those funds will directly benefit music education for children. Your support is greatly appreciated.
The Mockingbird Foundation is the leading provider of historical information about the band Phish and its music. Since its inception in 1996, the Foundation has been operated entirely by volunteer fans of the band, without any salaries or paid staff. It fundraises for music education for children by celebrating the music of Phish through books, innovative recordings, creative donation premiums, and special events for the Phish fan community. Funds are distributed through a two-tiered application process that is one of the most competitive in the country.
The second edition of The Phish Companion (the Foundation's 928-page authoritative encyclopedia) is available from major book outlets nationwide. Its double-disc tribute album Sharin' in the Groove is available in CD format through Amazon, CDBaby.com, and Homegrown Music Network, as well as in digital format from iTunes, MSN Music, Rhapsody, Napster, BuyMusic, MusicMatch, Sony Connect, MusicIsHere, Liquid Digital Media, PassAlong, MusicNet, Puretracks, MusicNow, and LoudEye! For more information about Mockingbird, or to make a donation, please visit http://www.mbird.org/.
Phish was a rock band that started in 1983 and recently reunited for three shows in Hampton, Virginia. This will perform a summer tour that begins with a show at Fenway Park in Boston, and includes two performances at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival (Manchester, Tennessee), as well as eleven other shows in Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Tennessee, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Wisconsin. For more information about Phish, please visit http://www.phish.com/.
Contact: Chip Parker
Director of Media Relations