BOULDER, COLORADO — On Friday night, March 7th at 11:55 p.m., those lucky enough to have seen the millennium in at Phish’s Big Cypress show (or not) can close their eyes and travel back in time as tribute band Phix takes the stage one more time at the sixth annual Langerado Music Festival at Big Cypress in the south Florida Everglades.

Phix is composed of four talented musicians who play Phish’s music and capture the spirit of that band’s live show with a deep, rotating setlist and extensive improvisational jamming.

Rather than duplicating note for note their songs or shows exactly the way Phish played them, the tribute band pitfall, Phix goes for a looser interpretation of their music which captures its improvisational essence. Their shows also mimic Phish shows in their unique setlists and their spontaneous, “anything can happen” nature.

Phix, consisting of Paul Murin (guitar), Derek Berg (keys), Chris Sheldon (drums), Brian Adams (bass) and Brad “Dex” Wertz (lights) from the Boulder, Colorado area has played about 500 shows in the U.S., Canada and Mexico since they began playing Phish’s music during that band’s “hiatus” in the summer of 2001.

Their shows include five benefit concerts for the Mockingbird Foundation, including their memorable first tour to the Northeast, where Phix played to an enthusiastic crowd downstairs at Nectar’s Restaurant in Burlington, Vermont on a snowy weekday evening in March 2004, as well as annual benefit shows in Denver, Colorado that ended in 2006, shortly before Phix ended its six-year run.

Phix has earned the love and respect of thousands of Phish fans who have heard them play, as well the personal approval of Mike Gordon and Page McConnell who have come out to see them. The band is excited to soon be playing one more time and making a homage to another iconic, never to be forgotten concert venue on the huge pastures of the Big Cypress Indian Reservation.

Phix will be appearing on the second night of the Langerado festival, Friday, March 7. The festival runs from Thursday, March 6 to Sunday, March 9th. Tickets for the festival are still available at the Langerado Festival website or by calling 1-800-594-TIXX (8499).

The Mockingbird Foundation is the leading provider of historical information about the band Phish and its music. Since its inception in 1996, the Foundation has been operated entirely by volunteer fans of the band, without any salaries or paid staff. It raises funds for music education for children by celebrating the music of Phish through books, innovative recordings, creative donation premiums, and special events for the Phish fan community. Funds are distributed through a two-tiered application process that is one of the most competitive in the country.

The second edition of The Phish Companion (the Foundation’s 928-page authoritative encyclopedia) is available from major book outlets nationwide. Its double-disc tribute album Sharin’ in the Groove is available in CD format through Amazon,, and Homegrown Music Network, as well as in digital format from iTunes, MSN Music, Rhapsody, Napster, BuyMusic, MusicMatch, Sony Connect, MusicIsHere, Liquid Digital Media, PassAlong, MusicNet, Puretracks, MusicNow, and LoudEye! For more information about Mockingbird, or to make a donation, please visit

Phish was a rock band that started in 1983 and performed its final show on August 15, 2004. For more information about Phish, please visit

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