Phish to Play Fundraiser Concert in VT

As many people speculated, Phish will be playing a benifit show to help raise money for the areas of the state devastated by Hurricane Irene.  Essex Junction, as reported by Burlington Free Press, has approved a “noise waiver permit”.  The concert will be held at Champlain Valley Exposition on September 14.  Ticket prices are not confirmed as of this post.

According to Phish’s announcement, the concert will take place September 14 and tickets will be $75 for general admission and “a special “Friend of WaterWheel” package will be available for $250. It will include preferred parking, a reserved box seat, a limited edition poster and access to a Vermont craft beer tent”.  The tickets can be purchased here until noon on 9/7.  Public tickets go on sale 9/10 at 10am EST.

Page McConnell’s brief sentiments:

“It’s been heartbreaking to see all the loss and destruction that came from the storm,”

Tweets about show today:

wcax Channel 3 News
MT @WCAX_Darren: Phish to hold benefit show to help victims of #VtIrene. Keyboardist Page McConnell joins us live on ch3 @6 w details. #vt

@bfp_news
DEVELOPING: Essex village mngr waives noise ordinance for flood-aid #Phish concert 9/14 at Champlain Valley Expo. #VT #BTV