ALBUQUERQUE, NM (May 15, 2017) ― In conjunction with the start of American Craft Beer Week (May 15-21), CRAFT FOR CAUSES, the non-profit bringing the booming craft brew industry together with live music to support charitable causes, today announced its first full-scale, national initiative. While Tedeschi Trucks Bandrolls its Wheels of Soul Tour into 20 cities across America this summer, CRAFT FOR CAUSES will be uniting 41 of the nation’s craft beer makers along the tour route to create special brews with proceeds benefiting Mr. Holland’s Opus, a charity that works to promote and preserve music education nationwide.

In the month preceding each date on the Wheels of Soul Tour, select local brewers in every market will feature a limited-edition beer in their tap rooms specifically themed for TTB’s annual summer run. As part of their participation, each brewery will assist in fund-raising and contribute to the charitable efforts of the tour, with the goal of providing musical instruments for underprivileged youth in every host city.

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. “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 for Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation (MHOF), a charityTedeschi Trucks Band has supported in different ways over the years. 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 will feature the Grammy-winning rock-and-soul powerhouse Tedeschi Trucks Band, joined by guests The Wood Brothersand Hot Tuna.

For a complete list of participating breweries, date and times for brewery tap parties, and more information about Craft for Causes, visit

Wheels of Soul Summer Concert Tour 2017

with Tedeschi Trucks Band, The Wood Brothers, Hot Tuna

(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* – Narragansett, 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

(concert date) / * Tap Launch Date

About Craft for Causes

CRAFT FOR CAUSES’ mission is to collaborate with the live music industry and the craft brewery community to create rewarding and memorable charitable experiences.

About Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation

The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation keeps music alive in our schools by donating musical instruments and vital support services to under-funded music programs nationwide, giving economically-disadvantaged youth access to the many benefits of music education, helping them to be successful students, and inspiring creativity and expression through playing music. Since forming 20 years ago, thousands of instruments have been donated to 1,646 school music programs across the country.

Tedeschi Trucks Band tickets, tour dates, and info can be found at


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