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Tedeschi Trucks Band hosts food drive at July 12 Artpark concert


Tue, Jul 5th 2022 07:00 am

Tedeschi Trucks Band – the Grammy Award-winning 12-piece rock and soul band headed by Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi – has partnered with Artpark and Osteria 166 / Stockthefreezer.com to host a food drive at the July 12 concert in Lewiston. Proceeds will benefit FeedMore WNY.

Concertgoers are encouraged to bring nonperishable food donations. Collection boxes will be located at the upper and lower gate entrances from 3-8 p.m.

Most needed items are: cereal, peanut or other nut butters, canned protein (tuna/chicken), canned soups, stews and chili, canned fruit and vegetables, canned or dried beans, pasta and rice, spaghetti sauce, baby food, formula and diapers.

“Tedeschi Trucks Band has a long history of playing at Artpark and in Western New York,” said Dave Wedekindt, Artpark’s vice president of concerts and marketing. “We know they have big hearts and a huge fanbase so, with more than 5,000 fans expected for the concert, we knew we could make a difference together and help our neighbors in need.”

The July 12 concert at Artpark features Tedeschi Trucks Band, Los Lobos and Gabe Dixon. Tickets are still available at the box office (450 S. Fourth St.) and online. For more information, visit www.artpark.net.

FeedMore WNY’s food bank and Meals on Wheels programs have been feeding the community for a combined history of more than 90 years. In 2020, the Meals on Wheels program provided approximately 1.4 million meals to homebound neighbors and through congregate dining sites. A food bank program distributed more than 17 million pounds of nutritious fresh and shelf-stable foods to nearly 300 pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters and other hunger-relief agencies throughout Erie, Niagara, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties.

Tedeschi Trucks Band is a powerhouse ensemble led by the husband/wife duo of guitarist Derek Trucks and singer/guitarist Susan Tedeschi, “two of the best roots rock musicians of their generation” (NPR). With their own potent original songwriting, alongside an extensive canon of influences, the all-star band owns a reputation for world-class musical expression bolstered by each album and every performance. The band's new project, “I Am The Moon,” is comprised of four albums and four companion films to be released throughout the summer of 2022.

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