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Published: 2013/07/21

Tedeschi Trucks Band to Support Music Therapy Foundation

Tedeschi Trucks Band have announced that they will donate $1 from every ticket sold for their September 21 show at New York City’s Beacon Theatre to Music Never Stops: The Tyler Seaman Foundation, a charitable organization that provides funding for music therapy programs. The money will go toward creating a new space called Tyler’s Room at Beth Israel Medical Center’s Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine, and toward helping Beth Israel hire new music therapists, buy recording equipment and instruments and expand their services.

The foundation was created in honor of music lover Tyler Seaman, who passed away in 2010 at the age of 18. Seaman was diagnosed with a rare form of spinal cancer when he was 14, and music helped him through his treatment, as well as his terminal diagnosis.

Music Never Stops needs funding in order to make Tyler’s Room a reality and to continue supporting music therapy programs. Those who would like to donate to the organization can do so here.


There are 6 comments associated with this post

aaron July 21, 2013, 08:53:03

so if the show is a sellout they’re going to donate $2900?

Diane July 21, 2013, 13:42:34

Yes, TTB is supporting Music Never Stops. Derek knew Tyler Seaman and the band is committed to helping.
Thank you TTB!

Marley July 21, 2013, 15:01:35

Please check us out at and spread the word. We’re grateful for Derek and Susan’s support and we are looking to tell the world so we can bring this project to fruition. Aaron: we’re told a sellout would raise something like $2,700. I hope we see you there!

aaron July 21, 2013, 19:55:25

considering the cheapest tickets for that show are $73 and the most expensive are over $400, it would have been nice for the band to contribute more than $1 from each ticket. that was all i was saying.

Marley July 21, 2013, 21:56:05

I appreciate the thought, Aaron, but that’s not really how ticket revenue works – and in any event the tickets were priced before this was worked out. The band is taking money out of their own pocket to support us, which is not a small thing. It means a ton. If you’re interested in supporting us further, please do check out our site.

Jody July 22, 2013, 12:21:47

This is a wonderful thing! Very cool of TTB to make this donation and for to run the story!

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