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Oct-2010

PHISH’S “CORAL SKY” DVD PREMIERE TO BENEFIT THE CHITTENDEN EMERGENCY FOOD SHELF

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Premiering On October 17th at Merrill’s Roxy Cinema

Tickets available now at the Roxy’s box office

Burlington, VT- October 1, 2010 – “Coral Sky”, a live concert DVD released on JEMP Records, will premiere at Merrill’s Roxy Cinema in downtown Burlington. Tickets are on sale now for a one-time-only viewing on Sunday, October 17th. The 2-DVD set, capturing Phish’s November 2nd, 1996 performance at Coral Sky Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, FL, will be released on October 19th. Advance copies will be available for purchase at the premiere with proceeds benefiting The Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf.

“Coral Sky” is considered to be one of Phish’s most unique and compelling performances of their career. The show features Santana’s Karl Perazzo on percussion throughout, and an exceptional encore performance of “Funky Bitch” with Butch Trucks of The Allman Brothers Band.

The WaterWheel Foundation in partnership with Merrill’s Roxy Cinema will be holding a benefit for the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf during the premiere of “Coral Sky”. For a suggested donation of five non-perishable items or $5.00 attendees will be eligible to win Two Tickets to Both New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day concerts at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Additional prizes will include an autographed poster and copies of the “Coral Sky” DVD.

The Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf suggests the following items for donations:

•    Cereal
•    Canned fruits and vegetables
•    Canned meat & fish
•    Canned soups and chili
•    Diapers
•    Boxed meals-Macaroni & Cheese, Hamburger Helper, etc.
•    Pasta and pasta sauce
•    Pet food

About Phish  Since forming in Vermont in 1983, Phish has developed a large following dedicated to their legendary live shows of eclectic, free-form rock, jazz, country, bluegrass and pop.  The band has sold more than 8 million albums and DVDs in the United States, including fourteen studio albums and a multitude of live shows.  The ceaseless touring of guitarist/vocalist Trey Anastasio, drummer Jon Fishman, bassist Mike Gordon and keyboardist Page McConnell helped make them one of the top concert draws in the nation until their indefinite hiatus in the summer of 2004. Phish officially reunited in March 2009 and later released their fourteenth album, Joy, with producer Steve Lillywhite.  Phish headlined the Bonnaroo Festival in June 2009 and continued the Halloween tradition at Festival 8, in Indio, CA. Phish will kick off the 2010 Fall Tour on October 10th in Broomfield, CO. For more details visit www.Phish.com.

About The WaterWheel Foundation
The Waterwheel Foundation was created by Phish in 1997 to oversee the band’s various charitable activities, which currently include the Touring Division, and the Lake Champlain Initiative. From its debut through the current tour, the primary mission of WaterWheel’s Touring Division has been to raise funds for a pre-selected non-profit in each community Phish visits while on tour.

About The Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf
The Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf works to alleviate hunger by feeding people and cultivating opportunities. As the largest direct service emergency food provider in Vermont, CEFS serves over 12,000 people each year.

The Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf relies on a broad base of community support to fund its programs. It is funded primarily through the generosity of the local community with over 60% of donations coming directly from individuals, faith groups, local businesses and other community organizations.

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

Beth Montuori Rowles
The WaterWheel Foundation
beth@phish.com

Rachel Moss
Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf
rmoss@cvoeo.org
802-658-7939 ext. 23
www.feedingchittenden.org

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