Tedeschi Trucks Band has teamed with Craft For Causes, a non-profit that brings together the craft brew and live music industries, for the Craft For Causes’s first full-scale, national initiative during Tedeschi Trucks Band’s upcoming Wheels of Soul tour with guests The Wood Brothers and Hot Tuna. For this new initiative, as Tedeschi Trucks Band hits twenty cities across the country over the summer for their tour, Craft For Causes will be creating a tour of their own coinciding with the Wheels of Soul tour route. The organization will work with forty-one local craft breweries along the route to create special brews whose proceeds benefit Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation (MHOF), a group that bolsters music education through the donation of musical instruments and other support services to underfunded school music programs.

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A month before Tedeschi Trucks Band hits one of the cities on their tour, select local brewers in that location will feature their limited-edition charity beer in tap rooms that are specifically themed for Tedeschi Trucks upcoming appearance. The proceeds from these efforts will benefit music programs in the specific location of the brewers and performance location, creating a philanthropic bond across the community, band, and brewers. As described by Craft For Causes founder John Nichols,  “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.”

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For this first full-scale initiative from Craft For Causes with Tedeschi Trucks Band, the organization hopes to raise $100,000 for Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation. The charity’s special mission is near-and-dear to communities across the country as well as to Tedeschi Trucks Band, who has supported the non-profit in various ways over the years. For more information about Craft For Causes, a list of the participating breweries, and dates for brewery tap parties, head over to the organization’s website here. You can also check out the schedule for Tedeschi Trucks Band’s upcoming summer concert schedule below along with the breweries slated to participate in this awesome endeavor. 

[Photo: Bryan Lasky]

Wheels of Soul Summer Concert Tour 2017
with Tedeschi Trucks Band, The Wood Brothers, Hot Tuna

(concert date) / * Tap Launch Date

(July 1) Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
June 1* – Smuttynose Brewing Company, Hampton, NH – IPA
June 3* – Kelsen Brewing Company, Derry, NH – IPA

(July 2) Essex, VT – Midway Lawn at Champlain Valley Exposition
May 19* – Burlington Beer Company, Williston, VT – Future Glow / Dry Hopped Table Beer

(July 3) Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
June 1* – Artisanal Brew Works, Saratoga Springs, NY – Belgian Wit  

June 2* – Olde Saratoga Brewing Co., Saratoga Springs, NY – Summer Blues / Lightly Fruited Kolsch

(July 5) Vienna, VA – Wolf Trap
June 2* – Lost Rhino Brewing Co., Ashburn, VA – Red Ale

June 4* – Union Craft Brewing, Baltimore, MD – Dry-hopped Belgian-style Golden Strong Ale
June 5* – Caboose Brewing Co., Vienna, VA – Wasser Bohemian Pilsner

(July 7) Providence, RI – Providence Performing Arts Center
June 8* – Narrangansett, Pawtucket, RI – Altbier

(July 8) Rochester, NY – Highland Bowl Amphitheater
June 3* – Swiftwater Brewing, Rochester, NY – Helles Lager

(July 9) Simsbury, CT Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center
June 1* – Hog River Brewing, Hartford, CT – Kolsch

(July 12)  Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
June 1* – Wasserhund Brewing Co., Virginia Beach, VA – Lager
June 10* – Benchtop Brewing,  Norfolk, VA – Harmonious Kolsch
June 10*  – Smartmouth Brewing,  Norfolk, VA – TBA
June 17 *- Young Veterans Brewing Co., Virginia Beach, VA – Pale Ale 

(July 14) – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater
June 1* – Raleigh Brewing Company, Raleigh, NC – Rye Kolsch

June 14* – Crank Arm Brewing, Raleigh, NC – Kolsch
June 14* – Bond Brothers Beer Company, Cary, NC – Blueberry Vanilla Berliner Weisse

(July 15) – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre
May 27* – Gate City Brewing Company, Roswell, GA – Pale Ale

June 16* – Terrapin Beer Co., Athens, GA – Pilsner with Honeydew & Passion Fruit

(July 16) – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
June 13* – NoDa Brewing Company, Charlotte, NC – Peach Pale Ale

June 15* – Hi Wire Brewing, Asheville, NC – Pale Ale with Experimental Hops

(July 19) – Indianapolis, IN – Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn
June 1* – Metazoa Brewing Co., Indianapolis, IN – Honey Weiss
June 14* – Flat12 Bierwerks, Indianapolis, IN – Hefeweizen

June 19* – Fountain Square Brewing Co., Indianapolis, IN – Dunkle

(July 21) – Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center
June 21* – Fifty West Brewing Company, Cincinnati, OH – Butch Brown Ale w/Vanilla Wood Note

(July 22) – Huber Heights, OH (Dayton) – Rose Music Center at The Heights
June 1* – Hairless Hare Brewery, Vandalia, OH – Pineapple Session IPA

(July 23) – Rochester, MI (Detroit) – Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
TBA* – Rochester Mills Beer Co. – Rochester, MI – TBA

(July 25) – Rogers, AR – Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion
June 23* – Ozark Beer Company, Rogers, AR – Session IPA

(July 27) – Albuquerque, NM – Sandia Casino Amphitheater
June 24* – Marble Brewery, Albuquerque, NM – Pale Ale

June 24* – La Cumbre Brewing Company, Albuquerque, NM – All That I Need / Dry-hopped Kellerbier
June 24* – Santa Fe Brewing Co., Santa Fe, NM – Altbier
June 24* – Left Turn Distilling/ Palmer Craft Brewery & Cider House, Albuquerque, NM – TBA
June 24* – Steel Bender Brewyard, Albuquerque, NM – TBA

(July 29-30) – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
June 1* – Green Mountain Beer Company, Denver, CO – Grand Cru
June 1* – Fiction Beer Company, Denver, CO – IPA
June 5* – Oskar Blues Brewery, Longmont, CO – All Colorado Barley and Hop Pale
TBA* – New Belgium Brewing, Fort Collins, CO – TBA

(August 1) – Salt Lake City, UT – Red Butte Gardens
June 30* – Ulinta Brewing, Salt Lake City, UT – Berliner Weisse

(August 2) – Missoula, MT – KettleHouse Amphitheater
August 2* – KettleHouse Brewing Co., Missoula, MT – Summer Wheat