TOCO Press Release: The Whole Earth Nuclear Ukulele Orchestra is celebrating our fifth year doing what we do; a night of the music of the Grateful Dead played by a ukulele orchestra! We’ll be loaded with Deadhead Jamband musicians from some of the best St. Louis groups! The Orchestra features musician from Jake’s Leg, Vitamin A, Flea Bitten Dawgs, 710, Racket Box, Earthsol, Riker’s Mailbox, Big Chief and the Smoke Signals, Pik’n Lik’n, Tom Wood, Jennifer Lowe from Australia, Rick Rhamberg from every band, and the Ukulele Fight Club of Greater St. Louis. Drea from KDHX’s show “The Other One” will be our MC for the evening.
This year’s show is a fundraiser for TOCO, Tapestry Of Community Offerings. The TOCO organization is based out of Belleville IL. Tapestry of Community Offerings empowers, educates, and enriches the lives of children and families who need it most through green and community partnerships in order to build a strong, diverse, sustainable future. They currently host seven community programs. http://www.toconfp.org/Mission.html
Here is a letter from one of TOCO's young scholarships recipients in the arts!
Dear TOCO :
Thank You for helping me with my dream. One reason I like to do piano lessons is because the sounds that it makes is incredible the way you have to move your fingers, & because it helps you to relax. What I want to learn from this experience is to be able to play my favorite songs & to one day teach & to be a great pianist so I can be an inspiration to others.
Fiver Year Old Recipient
Of TOCO Youth Sponsorships
in the Arts
Many of the members of WENUO consider TOCO their favorite charity and have played at TOCOFEST (Aug 22nd/23rd at Jellystone Park in Eureka) for years. We are proud to be of service to this great organization!
Doors will open at 7:00pm and the show at 8:00pm. The evening has a cover charge of $10.00. All proceeds are donated to TOCO.
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