Phish will play a special show at Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction, VT next Wednesday, September 14th. The concert will benefit Vermont flood recovery efforts. In the wake of Hurricane Irene, Vermont experienced its worst flooding in a century, which devastated communities throughout the state.
General admission tickets will be $75. In addition, a special “Friend of WaterWheel” package will be available for $250. It will include preferred parking, a reserved box seat, a limited edition poster and access to a Vermont craft beer tent.
In order to ensure that a large allotment of tickets is available to local residents, the public onsale will be in-person and cash only.
Tickets will go on sale tomorrow, Saturday, September 10th at 10AM ET at The Flynn Theatre Box office (located at 153 Main Street, Burlington, VT). Tickets will NOT be available online. There will be a limit of two tickets per person. We ask that you not arrive at the box office until Saturday morning.
Proceeds from the concert and merchandise sales will be directed to The WaterWheel Foundation and The Vermont Community Foundation to aid in the recovery of the Green Mountain State.
The WaterWheel Foundation was created by Phish in 1997 to oversee the band’s various charitable activities. Fans can donate to The WaterWheel Foundation by clicking here. Donors should specify that they would like their contribution to go to Vermont flood recovery efforts.
The Vermont Community Foundation was founded in 1986 and is Vermont’s largest homegrown philanthropic foundation, managing a collection of over 600 charitable funds that invest more than $18 million annually in Vermont through grants, loans and other investments. In the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, the Foundation worked with donors and other partners to facilitate donations for relief and recovery efforts, including the establishment of a fund to benefit Vermont farmers affected by the storm. Visit vermontcf.org or call 802-388-3355 for more information.
For more information, please visit Phish.com.