Last weekend, Wilco hosted students from Intonation, a band-based music education program, for a soundcheck visit at The Chicago Theatre. The students toured the stage, learning from guitar techs Matthew “Matrix” MacNamara and Zach Nagy and drum tech Ashwin Deepankar about the band’s set-up and each of their roles in the success of a concert.
In a fundraiser to benefit The Honeycomb Project, Wilco tickets were able to raise $550. Launched in 2011, with the mission to engage, mobilize and inspire kids and their families to strengthen Chicago’s communities through public service, The Honeycomb project has been making a positive impact ever since. For more information, visit here.
Jeff Tweedy played a solo, acoustic show at the Weill Center for the Performing Arts in Sheboygan, WI to benefit The Étude Sessions. An organization that supports students’ learning through transformative experiences in the arts and academics. For more information about the show and the Étude Sessions, visit here.
Jeff Tweedy played a sold out solo show at the Acorn Theatre in Chicago, IL on February 26, 2016 to benefit Ibrahim Parlak. Parlak is a Turkish immigrant fighting deportation and the proceeds of the concert went towards his legal fees. Parlak is also the restaurant owner of Cafe Gulistan, which is near Tweedy’s home. For more
Wilco contributed to the Fire Music: A History of The Free Jazz Revolution kickstarter project. Executive produced by Nels Cline and Thurston Moore, Tom Surgal’s Fire Music is the definitive documentary of the Free Jazz revolution. 356 backers pledged $56,225 to help bring this project to life. For more information on this project, visit here.
In celebration of their 20th Anniversary and in the spirit of holiday giving, Wilco handpicked twenty community organizations to receive 20% of sales in the webstore from Nov. 17 through Dec. 12. Nearly $8,000 were raised collectively. Get to know the beneficiaries: Gateway Greening Intonation Music Workshop DC Central Kitchen The Chicago Lighthouse for People