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“Casual Enlightenment for the Jam Band Music Fan” by Julia Degan

Ready for Summer Tour?! Already on the road?! Author and Fan, Julia Degan has written and published the perfect pocket size read for your Summer Adventures. This 150 page book is Deadicated to the jam band community. From the epiphanies and “aha” moments to all of the other life lessons learned on the road through our Live Music Community, this little book has something for every fan. Order your copy today!

Summer Read for Jam band Fans from Julia Degan

Announcing 4 PhanArt Shows for Summer 2022

This summer, PhanArt will hold 4 shows, featuring a wide array of artists and vendors from across the Phish and jam community.

August 6 and 7 – Atlantic City

PhanArt returns to Atlantic City on with TWO shows, one on August 6 and another August 7.

On Saturday, August 6, the PhanArt show will take place at Caesars Atlantic City, location of the 2021 and 2013 AC PhanArt shows.

On Sunday, August 7, PhanArt can be found at Showboat Atlantic City, located just up the Boardwalk from Caesars. There will be new vendors each day!

August 14 – Alpine Valley Lodge

On Sunday, August 14, PhanArt will hold its first ever show in Wisconsin at Alpine Valley Resort Lodge. The show will run from 1pm-6pm and is a short walk to Alpine Valley Music Theatre.

Parking will be available at the Lodge while attending the PhanArt show.

August 18 – Red Rocks

On Thursday, August 18 at Red Rocks Amphitheater in The Rock Room, PhanArt will host a first of its kind pop-up art show, on the same day Goose performs for the first time at Red Rocks.

This huge pre-show event runs from 11:30am – 3:30pm in the Rock Room of the Visitors Center at Red Rocks. Admission is FREE!

All shows will feature a wide variety of artist and vendors from across the jam band community, with music inspired art, clothing, home goods and much more.

Interested artists and vendors, email phanart@gmail.com to reserve your spot today!

PhanArt Shows Announced for Atlantic City, Lake Tahoe and Denver

With the return of live music, once again, Phish is back! This summer, if you’re catching the band in Atlantic City, Lake Tahoe or Dick’s, there will be a PhanArt show to catch.

PhanArt shows feature artists and vendors from the Phish and jam communities, selling posters, clothing, pins, stickers, fine art, kids clothes and much, much more. These small businesses are on display at PhanArt shows, a great way to meet your favorite artist and discover new ones.

This summer, you’ll find PhanArt shows at:

Atlantic City, NJ – August 14
Lake Tahoe, NV – September 1
Denver, CO – September 4

Interested vendors and artists, contact PhanArt@gmail.com for more info. Check out past PhanArt show details here.

Screens ‘n’ Buds – A Virtual Art Show Featuring Beer and Cannabis Inspired Art

The ever-popular Screens ‘n’ Suds has brought artists and art lovers together for over a decade, helping to support the MS Society. This year, they’re going green with a ‘Flowers’ angle on the series, aptly named Screens ‘n’ Buds.

With more than two dozen artists donating prints to the series, this fully for charity series has auctions that are currently underway, and updates can be found on their Facebook page.

Ending on February 4, a raffle for a Shang “Journey in the Suds” or Spusta “Maurice.” You can enter a raffle by donating $5 directly to the Screens ‘n’ Suds MS Walk Team.  For each $5, you’ll get one raffle ticket. There is no limit on spots.  Winner will be announced the morning of 2/4 and will receive either a Spusta Black Rubber “Maurice” mini or Shang “Journey In the Suds” print as a prize.  This donation is tax deductible and a corporate matching gift can double your impact!  If you choose to donate anonymously, please email us a receipt. Join the raffle here.

Auction ending dates are as follows for selection art. Watch a slideshow video of all the prints available, and visit Screens ‘n’ Buds for more details and and lots more art

  • 2/4 “Flowers” originals and print series variants/one offs
  • 2/5-9 “Flowers” print series auctions
  • 2/6 Marq Spusta “Maurice” auctions
  • 2/10 Jim Pollock auctions
  • 2/11-2/28 remaining of the auctions end

Enter Ben and Jerry’s Strange Design Contest!

Vegan Phish fans, rejoice! Ben & Jerry’s, the Vermont-based company and freezer staple who launched Phish Food in 1997, today has announced the release of a non-dairy version of the beloved frozen dessert.

Featuring the same great taste with none of the dairy found in traditional Phish Food, the non-dairy version arrives thanks to fan requests.

In the past, Ben & Jerry’s has held the world’s largest cowbell ensemble in the band and ice cream maker’s hometown of Burlington VT, and created special one off flavors available only at Phish shows, such as Freezer Reprise at the Baker’s Dozen and It’s Ice Cream, in pre-pandemic days.

As a part of the release of non-dairy Phish Food, Ben & Jerry’s invites fans to take part in a one-of-a-kind interactive contest. The contest kicks off at 12:01am on Wednesday, January 26.

Here’s how it works: Download the Jim Pollock line art and create your own art piece inspired by it, exploring the theme “cows on vacation” in celebration of new Phish Food Non-Dairy. Let your artistic spirit run like an antelope, out of control!

Ben and Jerry’s is looking for creativity, originality, and a clear connection to Jim’s design and the “cows on vacation” theme. Share your design as a still image to Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #StrangeDesignContest before midnight ET on February 28, 2021. Then fill out the form, including a link to the post where you shared your art piece. We’ll announce the winner on March 18th, 2021!

Enter by February 28th for your chance to win a Phish Food Non-Dairy Prize Pack including:
· Two tickets to a Phish show of your choice, once it’s safe to gather again (excludes festivals and other special events)
· Original art by Jim Pollock inspired by the contest and signed by the artist
· One year supply of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream
· $2,000 cash to get you to the show

Official Rules can be referenced here.

Phans for Racial Equity Presents Public Forum on May 30

One glance at the news — from the disparate impact of COVID-19 to the senseless destruction of black lives — shows it’s never been more important to address racism from every angle, and PHRE want to reach people through their love of Phish.

On Saturday, May 30 from 11:30am – 7:30pm ET, Phans for Racial Equity (PHRE) will host their first ever virtual retreat. The Zoom virtual retreat, ‘In a Minute I’ll be PHRE,’ will feature workshops on racial equity, planning out PHRE work for the next 1-3 years, and talking to friends in groups including BrianRobert, GrooveSafe, and Mike Side Dyke Side. In doing a virtual event, PHRE hopes to give the broader Phish community the chance to learn more about PHRE and their work.

The purpose of the public forum is for the community to learn about how phans of color’s experience in the scene can be different, talk about what we can do together to make our scene as inclusive as possible and our opportunity and responsibility to act for racial justice in the broader world.

Fans will be engaged in a talk about PHRE’s origins, including the Phish Scene So White: Let’s Talk article, the online backlash and what that says about our community. PHRE’s mission will be discussed, as well as core activities such as tabling at Phish shows, working with venues to address harassment, and how folks can get involved.

Set 2 includes a discussion moderated by Jay Curley of Ben and Jerry’s a conversation about race in the scene and PHRE’s origins and organizing work. The forum includes a Phish Trivia contest with a grand prize of Phish Gorge 2021 tickets.

At 7:30pm it’s Happy Hour with live music from Jackie Venson, Hayley Jane, Andy Greenberg and many more.

Sign Up for the Public Forum here.

PhanArt and The Phishsonian Institute team up for “Archiving at Home”

Last year, PhanArt and the Phishsonian Institute teamed up to present “Below The Moss Forgotten,” a pop-up museum exhibit detailing Phish’s relationship to the Northwest at the first-ever Phish Studies Conference at Oregon State University told mostly through fan-created items. The exhibit marked the first step in establishing a relationship with OSU in regards to the PhanArt archive, establishing a home for the 3000 items that are already documented.

With everyone at home with time on their hands, the two organizations are taking the next step to try and make the archive as complete as possible. They are asking Phish fans at home to comb through any and all of their collections for things we might have missed, Stickers, Posters, T-Shirts, Coozies, anything and everything, no item too great or too small. As a reminder, the key guideline is fan-created items. Official items are not needed.

Whether its from 1.0, 2.0 or 3.0, fan made art spans across four decades and we want to ensure the completeness of this collection.

The Phishsonian Institute offers simple guidelines for fans – images created to use no less than 300 dpi and to send in TIFF format if possible. This will allow the ability to manipulate for future exhibitions and materials. All submissions should be sent to phanartarchives@gmail.com. For more details, check out the video below.

Support Live Music Photography from the Photographers of New York State Music

With the music industry (among others) shut down around the country, musicians, venue staff, promoters and more are out of work for the time being. Among those without an outlet for their creativity are the music photographers who capture those moments during a show that capture the energy and vibe of a live music performance.

In conjunction with New York State Music, PhanArt is highlighting a half dozen photographers whose work you can purchase, with a percent of select sales going to supportvarious charities. More photographers will be featured in coming weeks, giving fans a chance to purchase and support these individuals with a wide range of bands and genres to select from.

Joe Buscarello

Hailing from Queens, Joe’s work can be found at Buscarphoto.com and on Darkroom. where all concert prints will benefit Backline. Instagram @buscar_photo

Marco Benevento at Music Hall of Williamsburg, 10/24/2019
Photo by: Buscar Photo

Zach Belfer

A photographer with NYS Music since 2018, Zach hails from New Jersey and makes it his goal to capture and portray the energy and essence of high-profile bands and artists in performance. 

Zach’s photo of Billy Strings is available in four different ready to hang metal print sizes. This is a limited run of 50 prints with 25 percent of sales donated to Music Cares. Visit Zach’s website or Darkroom to order and see more images. Instagram @zinimages

Billy Strings Winter Wonder Grass 2020, Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Josh Davis

Founder of Chimera and a photographer of metal and hardcore music across the Northeast, Josh is offering 8×10 prints for $30, with 10% of each order donated to the SPCA of Auburn. 

Order at www.joshuapdavis.com and check out his Facebook page. Instagram @joshuadavisphotography 

Tatiana Shmaylyuk of JINJER on their North American tour at The Montage Music Hall in Rochester, NY

Zach Culver

Zach Culver, a photographer out of Albany, is donating all proceeds from the sale of his String Cheese Incident photos from The Worcester Palladium and The Capitol Theatre shows in 2019 to Conscious Alliance, to help battle the crisis we are facing. Order photos on Zach’s website. Instagram @zatchmolivesmedia

Bill Nershi, String Cheese Incident, The Capitol Theatre, May 26, 2019

Mickey Deneher

A photographer from the Hudson Valley, Mickey is offering photos for $50 (8×10) and $75 (11×14) plus shipping from his website mickeydeneher.com. Instagram @mickeydeneherphoto

David Shaw of the Revivalists at Mountain Jam 2019

Chad Anderson

Chad is a photographer from Connecticut and is a house photographer at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY and Fairfield Theatre Company in Fairfield, CT. Order his Flaming Lips print (LE of 100 8″x10″) for $50 at his website. A percentage of proceeds will benefit The Capitol Theatre staff. Instagram @chandersonphoto

“Wash Your Hands” Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips at Bourbon and Beyond 2019, Louisville, Kentucky

‘The Capitol Theatre – Vol. 1’ captures historic venue since 2012 Reopening

The Capitol Theatre, Volume 1 is a new, limited edition hardcover coffee table book featuring photographs taken at The Capitol Theatre since re-opening in 2012. The 232-page volume features an amazing collection of photographs taken by photographers including Jay Blakesberg, Marc Millman, Dino Perrucci, Andrew Scott Blackstein, Scott Harris, Geoff Tischman, Dylan Langille, Josh Timmermans, Danny Clinch, Charlie Gross, Gary Flink, and Chad Anderson, among others.

The book contains quotes and testimonials by legendary musicians and close friends of the venue, including Elvis Costello, Mike Gordon, Warren Haynes, and David Shaw of The Revivalists, with a beautiful long-form essay tracing the history of The Cap back to its beginnings written by Stephanie Susnjara. The book is a must-have collector’s item for all fans of The Cap and live music. This coffee table book is part of a limited run, pre-order yours now.

‘Phish in the Pacific Northwest’ Exhibit to be featured at Oregon State University Phish Studies Conference

The Phishsonian Institute, with Oregon State University Philosophy School of Phish, and PhanArt, is proud to announce “Below The Moss Forgotten: Phish in the Pacific Northwest,” a museum exhibit about the band and its relationship with the region.

From Ashland 1991 to The Gorge 2018, Phish’s time out here perfectly mirrors the band’s evolution and growth and will be represented by fan-created art and some choice artifacts. The exhibit will be presented in the Horizon Lounge of the Memorial Union on the OSU campus in Corvallis, Oregon. It will coincide with the first-ever Phish Studies academic conference on May 17-19, 2019. This is the Phishsonian’s first exhibit with PhanArt in what it hopes will be many.

In order to make this exhibit happen, the Phishsonian Institute and PhanArt are looking for donations to help fund materials needed for presentation. To donate, please visit Go Fund Me and support this archival endeavor. If you own a business and would like to sponsor this exhibit and the Phish Studies conference, please contact Stephanie Jenkins of Oregon State at stephanie.jenkins@oregonstate.edu.

Lastly, to understand Phish’s time in the Pacific Northwest, you just have to listen to the tapes. The Phishsonian Hour on JEMP Radio will be airing an 11-part series about Phish in the Pacific Northwest leading up to the conference. It airs every Thursday at 2 PM East/11 AM West, kicking off today with selections from Spring and Fall 1991. Please tune in.

EMU Ballroom ticket stub from GolgiProject.com