ShowSticks Partnership Launched

New Image Community sells Concert-Friendly Glow Sticks to Fund Music Education

Today, the Mockingbird Foundation launches a partnership with a new website dedicated to celebrating the sky-filled light festivities that fans have come to known as “glow stick wars”. The site will feature specially branded products with fan-friendly packaging, and a percentage of proceeds will be donated to Mockingbird to support music education.

While “glow stick wars” sometimes entail heavy, pointed, injury-inducing items, GlowStickWars.com distributes only thin, concert-friendly, 8″ loops, and they’ve branded their own just for fans: Show Sticks. A percentage of all sales go to The Mockingbird Foundation, whose logo and website URL appear on the customized packaging. The packaging itself was designed just for fans, including a recycleable, reuseable tube with a cap that pops off and on, ready to store collected Show Sticks for the next toss, or to serve some other purpose on tour.

GlowStickWars.com will bring together pictures, videos, discussion, planning, and more, and aims to build a “first-of-breed concert photo and video sharing community”, where members own their own content. The site is offering a pre-sale discount on tubes of 100 concert-friendly glowrings for $5.99, plus entry into a Bonnaroo ticket giveaway. Plus, those who pre-register now to reserve a username will receive an emailed coupon for a free tube with their first order of Show Sticks.

The Mockingbird Foundation is the leading provider of historical information about Phish and its music, both in print and online. It fund-raises through books, innovative recordings, creative donation premiums, special events, and the Phish.net website. Operated entirely by volunteers since incorporation in 1996, the foundation has no paid staff, salaries, or office, and disburses more than 99% of funds raised to charity.

Funds solely support music education for children. Most are distributed through a two-tiered application process intended to add critical support for important and innovative programs serving diverse populations. Currently, only about 1% of the thousands of inquiries received each year can be funded. Please consider helping raise that percentage!

Phish is a rock band that started in 1983 and grew to become one of the highest-grossing live acts in the nation before performing a “final show” August 15, 2004. They returned last March, and are now as strong as ever. For more information about Phish, please visit http://www.phish.com.

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