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October 22, 2018

‘Craft for Causes’ and Tedeschi Trucks Band Tap Narragansett Brewery for Wheels of Soul Tour PPAC Date


Providence, RI  — 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 at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) on Friday, July 7 at 7:30P.  Craft For Causes has involved 41 of the nation’s craft beer makers to develop some creative cool

This summer, Tedeschi Trucks Band will roll its Wheels of Soul Tour into 20 cities across America including a stop at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) on Friday, July 7 at 7:30 pm.  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, Narragansett Brewery will feature a limited-edition Altbier in their taproom, located at 461 Main Street in Pawtucket, RI, specifically themed for TTB’s annual summer run.  The tap launch date is Thursday, June 8.

As part of their participation, Narragansett Brewery will assist in fundraising and promotion of the special brew contributing to the charitable efforts of the collaboration with the goal of providing musical instruments for underprivileged youth in Providence.
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 in a press release. “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 (MHOF).  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 features the Grammy-winning rock-and-soul powerhouse, Tedeschi Trucks Band, joined by guests The Wood Brothers and Hot Tuna.  Tickets for the Wheels of Soul Tour at PPAC are on sale now at the PPAC Box Office (located at 220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence), online at www.ppacri.org and by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787). Tickets are $125 – $35; ticket prices include a $3 per ticket restoration charge and are subject to change without notice. Box Office Hours are Monday – Friday, 10A – 5P; Saturday, 10A to 2P and two hours prior to curtain time(s) on show days. Summer Box Office Hours, beginning Monday, June 5, are Monday – Thursday, 10A – 3P and two hours prior to curtain time(s) on show days.
For a complete list of participating breweries, date and times for brewery tap parties, and more information about Craft For Causes, visit http://craftforcauses.org

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