Beginning October 18 and ending October 20, Conch & Bucket will present an art show and poster sale to celebrate the Hampton Coliseum and Phish’s return to the historic venue.
Michael Hamad of Setlist Schematics fame will take part as well as Joseph Griffith, winner of the Hampton Bay Days poster contest. Artists will feature the Coliseum and incorporate one song, and Hamad has mapped out some classic shows and jams from the Mothership. A contest among the artists featured will be held over the course of the Hampton run, with the winner receiving a metal trophy of the Coliseum designed and constructed by Hampton artist Cha Cha Mubinga. The announcement will be made during Tall Tall Trees set, which will begin shortly after the Surrender to the Boat trip on Sunday.
Voting is open to the public and will cost one dollar. All revenue from the votes will be donated to Saint John’s Church in an effort to feed the homeless in Hampton.
Conch & Bucket is the brainchild of Peter Pittman (owner of the Taphouse) and was recently visited by Andrew Zimmern of Bizarre Foods. Conch proffers local seafood, steak, fine wine, and draft beer. It has a cozy back patio and is located in downtown Hampton just three miles from the Coliseum.