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Moontime Market in Atlanta to Bring Artisan Vendors together during WSP New Years Run on December 30

As the countdown to the new year begins, folks attending Widespread Panic in Atlanta at the Fox Theatre should prepare for an unforgettable vending experience was Moontime Market will be held on Saturday, December 30th from 12-4PM at Westside Motor Lounge.

Moontime Market is the ultimate celebration to kick off the new year in style with an epic line up of live music, a varied artisan market at a super cool venue with TVs to watch the bowl games along with a full bar and comfort eats.

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Moontime Market will also offer a raffle of vendor goods to give back to a non profit to make a meaningful impact. 

“After successful events in Charleston, Huntsville and Savannah, we are excited to bring our curated, artisan market to Atlanta with a mix of talented vendors in different industries. Our mission is to uplift and turn the spotlight on creatives by offering a platform to showcase their work in a promoted and organized environment.”

co-organizer Lorrie Dixson Griggs

Moontime Market will include:

Live Music: Patrons will be blown away by the electrifying sounds of local band Cosmic Debris. Known for its high-energy performances, improvisation skills, and a generous sprinkle of funk, the rockin’ band will bring an unforgettable musical journey that will have guests dancing all afternoon!

Artisan Market: Guests will indulge in a shopping spree with an amazing artisan market featuring a curated selection of diverse vendors including Drifter Merch, HoneyCreek Pottery, Reba’s Dancing Dyes, The B’alam Shop, Magic & Glory, Blue Girl Show Shades, Om Grown Art, Butterflies & Bombs, Zinnialou Jewelry, The Horti-Culture, Rasta Batik, Covy’s Love Swag, Shamelessly Alive, Cool Attire Co., Happy Mountain Tie Dye, Lucky Lany, Satisfied Labs, Wild Earth Mamá, GinaRenay Designs, Midland Ghost and Tripp’s Prints.

Venue: At just under three acres, Westside Motor Lounge houses a full-service restaurant, two premium bars, a private event space as well as an expansive outdoor courtyard featuring a fully wired stage for bands, beer garden, shuffleboard courts, firepits, tons of seating and vintage Airstream travel bar and food trailer. 

Raffle for a Cause: At this event 100% of the proceeds will be going to Conscious Alliance, an organization dedicated to bringing food and essential goods directly to economically-isolated communities across the country. 

Frend Art, feat. Twiddle-inspired Vendors and Art, comes to Tarrytown, November 25-26

With the final Twiddle shows taking place at The Capitol Theatre this weekend, November 24-26, fans will be gathering in nearby Tarrytown for a two-day Frend Art event.

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Featuring a vending showcase, workshops, community jams & live music – featuring members of Baked Shrimp – the Twiddle art community gathers for these two final (for now) shows, celebrating the band’s legacy over the past nearly 20 years.

This event is FREE to attend at the Tarrytown Sheraton located at 600 White Plains Rd, Tarrytown, a 15 minute drive from The Capitol Theatre.

Doors are open on Saturday, November 25 and Sunday, November 26 from 12-5pm.

Vendors include: Izzidoesit Designs, JEMaginations, Frend Vend, Hugatrie, Erthy Organics, Tie Dye Tim, Pam’s Homemade, Siren Society Art, Addy’s Magickal Emporium, Enchanted Archer, BeanLoveBeads, Wandering Wolf’s Whimsical Wraps, Earth to Em Art, Wander Yonder Designs and many more.

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Additionally, if you’re in town on Friday night after Twiddle, swing by the Tarrytown Sheraton for an after party hosted by SM Ink!

By Popular Demand, Phish Kids Shirts – Mupphets, Pheanuts, Star Tours and More!

Phish fans looking for shirts for kids, look no further. After great demand and numerous requests, PhanArt is proud to share three classic designs, now in Youth sizes for kids!

Choose from any four of these designs, which feature a funky foursome in cartoonish company.

Get these Youth shirts and many more in the PhanArt Store!

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The Hometown Flodown at Over Yonder Brewing in Golden, CO – October 6


Ahead of Night 2 of Goose at Red Rocks, Over Yonder Brewing Company will host the Hometown Flodown in Golden, Colorado, just north of Red Rocks, from 1-5pm.

Shuttle service to Red Rocks is provided by Over Yonder Brewing Company, making this a spot to park, eat, drink, shop, and get a ride down the road to Red Rocks, all in one!

The event will be held inside Over Yonder, as well as outside in the adjacent lot. Artists and vendors can sign up by reaching out to Phanart@gmail.com for more information.

With regular live music, art markets, and other events, Over Yonder is known for producing high quality, unique, & rotating craft beer that pleases all palates & delivers them in an inviting, refreshing, music-loving, good vibes atmosphere.

New Heights Brewing in Nashville to host ‘Sample in a Bar’ before Phish at Bridgestone Arena

Next Weekend October 6th and 7th, New Heights Brewing Company will have a great pre-show event – Sample in a Bar – on Saturday and Sunday, October 7-8, featuring live music, food trucks, craft beer and a Vendor Village, presented by PhanArt.

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Vendor Village Weekend Line-Up !

The Overhead View

“Ocelot Ocelot where are you now?” Warm your dome with a new hat from The Overhead View. New for Fall Tour and available this weekend the Sample in a Bar.

New Heights Brewing has a fantastic spot, a great team and they’re road tested, having held a similar event during Billy Strings’ run at Bridgestone earlier this year. PhanArt looks forward to working New Heights to bring fans a unique and complete pre-show event.

Outcasty

Look great in Phish inspired apparel & gifts for the whole Fam! Get it at Sample in a Bar October 6th & 7th

Katalpa

Handmade colorful apparel perfect for Fall Tour New from Katalpa. Available at Sample is a Jar!

Phish Studies Conference Announced for 2024 at Oregon State University

Oregon State University will host the second ever Phish Studies Conference on May 17-19, 2024, in Corvallis, Oregon.

artwork by Ryan Kerrigan

First held in 2019, the #PhishStudies Conference is an in-depth look at the band, fans, culture, community, publications, and of course music, of Phish. The event was a huge success, with 100s attending daily to take part in panels, discussions, observe gallery displays and presentations of Ph.D dissertations and theses.

“I’ve just come back from one of the coolest, most stimulating and invigorating, and definitely one of the most “far out” (to quote Mr. Bill Kreutzman, via Mr. Benjy Eisen) experiences of my life. Late last Monday night, I got back home to San Luis Obispo, California from Corvallis, Oregon. I had to rise and shine the next day, no time at all to transition from Phishiness to so-called real life—a direct, rather abrupt segue (a rip cord if there ever was one!) into a full day of teaching in university classrooms. I was, and still am, kind of exhausted. But, I’ve had a secret smile the size of Mt. Icculus plastered across my face and tattooed on my heart ever since. This because I am back from Phish Studies, the first-ever academic conference dedicated to our favorite topic/subject/phenomenon.”

Jnan A. Blau, on the 2019 conference
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Also featured at the conference was an exhibit from the Phishsonian Institute, “Beyond The Moss Forgotten exhibit at the Phish Studies conference” which celebrated the art and history of Phish’s performances in the Pacific Northwest since the 1990s.

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Check out more photos from the 2019 Phish Studies Conference by Derek Finholt and visit Phish.net for an in depth recap of the conference by Jnan A. Blau.

The #PhishStudies Conference is also looking for sponsors to support the mission and event. For more information, contact Professor Stephanie Jenkins.

The only rule is it begins! More info, including sponsorship opportunities, at phishstudies.net.

Music and Art Collide in ECHO, a new book from Higher Ground and Solidarity of Unbridled Labour

Higher Ground has served, for more than a quarter centry, as Burlington’s premiere indoor music venue, a checkmark for bands looking to make their park in the Green Mountain State. Fans who have been able enough to catch a show there know to stay until the show is over, where concert posters are sometimes handed out to lucky fans.

ECHO: A Survey at 25 Years of Sound, Art, and Ink on Paper, a unique art book featuring a collection of concert posters spanning the history of Higher Ground, the legendary music venue located just outside Burlington, VT, was released on April 1st. ECHO is a site to behold for concert poster collectors across the country.

This meticulously designed coffee table book, appearing like a stack of bound silkscreened posters, features the concert posters that have been a staple of Higher Ground and their partnership with acclaimed design firm and nonprofit, Solidarity of Unbridled Labour and Iskra Print Collective.

The book’s intro, written by Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy, taps into the project quickly.

What coheres in these images is the work of the music and art communities intertwined and invested in each other…Concert posters are as close as one can get to the solid evidence that we all crave—proof that what happens when we create is beyond the scope of the individual work.

With more than 350 original concert posters, all taking place in Vermont – mostly at Higher Ground – the book is snapshot of music history in the Northeast, tracking bands as they progressed around the country, growing in size in many cases, with some moving from the smaller Showcase Lounge to the larger Ballroom space.

The artwork is inviting for any music lover, those who appreciate the art of concert posters, and others who appreciate variety in graphic design.

There are dozens of artists you’ll find inside the pages of ECHO, among them Neil Young, Ice Cube, Norah Jones, My Morning Jacket, Wu Tang Clan, Ween, Sturgill Simpson, Phish, Willie Nelson, Anderson .Paak, and many more. There are also the obscure artists you’ll come across in the pages of the book, those who fit a niche, faded out or otherwise never crossed your radar; the artwork in Echo will have you discovering new music.

Iskra Print Collective, a community space in Burlington that is dedicated to the practice, understanding, and appreciation of the printmaking arts, has held the task of creating silkscreen posters for certain shows at Higher Ground, which are uniquely not available for purchase. These prints evoke the spirit of each artist and band are embodied with bold creativity, and the deep dive into screenprinting found in ECHO is remarkable.

Michael Jager, co-Founder and Creative Director of Solidarity of Unbridled Labour and Co-Founder of Iskra Print Collective, works to conceptualize and realize ideas that help guide and create culture and positive change from within. Working with Ezra Pound’s principle, “Make it new,” through his multi-disciplinary collaboration, Jager has created work for brands including Burton Snowboards, Microsoft’s Xbox, Nike, Levi’s,  Phish, MTV, Virgin, Lululemon, Yara, Tomra, Seventh Generation, MasterClass, and Patagonia.

Making the project even more special is all proceeds going directly to Iskra Print Collective.

Nestled inside the pages and pages of artwork inside ECHO are interviews with Alex Crothers, founder  and co-owner of Higher Ground.

Crothers shares his unique insight from the past 25 years in his interview, which is echoed in his initial correspondence with Jager, outlining his vision for a partnership between the two.

Crothers opened the venue in 1998 and has produced more than 10,000 events in that span of time. By attracting rising stars as well as legendary musicians, Crothers pushes Higher Ground with core values to create bigger and better things while embracing community, storytelling, and the creative process. Through working with Iskra Print Collective, Higher Ground meets this mission.

ECHO is a must own book for any music-lover or Vermonter, and a must for any concert poster collector. The incredible design of the coffee table book is also the perfect addition to your library. Purchase ECHO here.

PhanArt Over Yonder to be held May 12 in Golden, Colorado

On Friday, May12 in Golden, Colorado, join artists from Colorado and beyond at PhanArt Over Yonder, held at Over Yonder Brewing Company. The show will be held on Day 2 of Billy Strings’ Red Rocks two-night stand.

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Over Yonder Brewing Company is located in Southwest Golden, Colorado, a location west of Denver tucked in the Rocky Mountain foothills near I-70, a major interstate that leads to an abundance of outdoor recreation all year round, and the world famous Red Rocks Amphitheater.

With regular live music, art markets, and other events, Over Yonder is known for producing a high quality, unique, & rotating craft beer lineup that pleases all palates & delivers them in an inviting, refreshing, music-loving, good vibes atmosphere.

Core beers include a variety of IPA’s, stouts, cream ale, pale ale, saison, pilsners, toasted coconut porter, & seasonal rotations featuring fruit beers, wheats, sours, barrel-aged, & other adventurous & delicious brews.

Over Yonder is a dog friendly brewery. Dogs must be well-behaved and kept on leash at their human’s table & supervised at all times.

Shuttle service to Red Rocks is provided by Over Yonder Brewing Company, making this a spot to park, eat, drink, shop and get a ride down the road to Red Rocks, all in one!

The event will be held inside Over Yonder, as well as outside in the adjacent lot. Artists and vendors can sign up by reaching out to Phanart@gmail.com for more information.

Check out photos by Zach Culver from the first ever Artbeat of America: A Bluegrass Bazaar, held on February 4, 2023 in Broomfield, Colorado.