Anchor Rock Club Festivities Expanded, Live Auction to Benefit Phish’s WaterWheel Foundation

Article Contributed by Derek Haviland | Published on Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Anchor Rock Club (ARC) added two free, interactive daytime events to its weekend programming during Phish’s three-night Atlantic City run on Sat. Aug. 6 and Sun. Aug. 7 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. EDT. The Helping Friendly Podcast (HFPod) is hosting The Disco Biscuits’ Jon Barber on Sat. and Phish lyricist Tom Marshall on Sun. Fans can catch it streaming live, or register for free with the venue to attend in-person.

On Sat. Aug. 6 HFPod kicks off with a brief summary of the Fri. night Phish show, and welcomes The Disco Biscuits’ guitarist and songwriter Jon Barber. This discussion will focus on his writing and creative process, the band and the road ahead, and is followed by a Barber solo acoustic performance.

On Sun. Aug. 7 the podcast team reconvenes for another recap on Phish’s Sat. night performance, a talk with Phish lyricist Tom Marshall and some very special guests. Whatnot, the internet’s fastest growing collectable marketplace, will host a live virtual auction to benefit Phish’s philanthropic arm The WaterWheel Foundation. Auction items will include rare vinyl records and posters, signed memorabilia, WaterWheel Foundation items, and more.

"We're excited to bring fans together around the Phish shows at Atlantic City - offering engaging conversation, music, and an auction for a great cause," said Tom Marshall, Chief Creative Officer, Osiris Media. "The WaterWheel Foundation has long been a positive force on the Phish community and beyond, and we're thrilled to work with Whatnot to benefit WaterWheel."

ARC is also hosting “(The Moma) Dance Party” Fri. Aug. 5 through Sun. Aug. 7; three consecutive late-nights with Chicago house music collective Orchard Lounge performing “b2b” with “Slovenian Prince of Disco” ICHISAN.

The in-person events are age restricted, patrons must be at least 21 years of age with valid photo ID to enter. The live web streams are free for all ages. Anchor Rock Club (ARC) is located at 247 S. New York Ave. in Atlantic City, N.J. Tickets, registration and more information are available at

The weekend’s events and livestreams are brought to you by Anchor Rock Club and Deathwaltz Media Group, in collaboration with Whatnot, Tonewood Brewing, The WaterWheel Foundation, Osiris Media, Full Circle Music Productions and

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Anchor Rock Club is Atlantic City's independent music venue. Located in AC’s Orange Loop, steps off the boardwalk, the room has hosted a range of talent in their short history from The Dead Kennedys, to John Waters, to Kurt Vile. The intimate two-story club boasts a state-of-the-art sound system with clear sightlines throughout. And whether it’s a national tour or a local DJ night, the bar serves a rotating mix of beers and spirits from local makers.

Whatnot is a community marketplace where you can buy, sell, go live and geek out with collectors and other like-minded people. Attend live auctions, card breaks and shopping events from top sellers and geek out with other collectors and like-minded people.

Tonewood Brewing was founded in 2016 in Oaklyn, NJ. Now brewing in both Oaklyn and our new production facility in Barrington, NJ that opened in 2022. Music has played a huge role in guiding our mission and creative path, making Tonewood what it is today. Focused on brewing “Beer for Life,” our beers are meant to enjoy with new and old friends in the lot before the show, jamming out in the venue, or chilling afterward to continue the party.

Celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year, The WaterWheel Foundation was created by Phish in 1997 to oversee the band’s various charitable activities. Fueled by the kindness of the Phish fan community, WaterWheel’s mission is to create positive change by supporting nonprofit organizations based in Phish’s home state of Vermont, especially those focused on cleaning up the Lake Champlain watershed, as well as nonprofits local to each community where Phish’s tour stops via WaterWheel’s Touring Division. WaterWheel chooses beneficiaries from a wide sphere of causes including those working to protect the environment, promote social justice, fight food insecurity, provide music education, register voters, and those that help women and children, the homeless and others in need. Thanks to the generosity of Phish fans, since its creation WaterWheel has donated over $3.7 million to 500+ nonprofits through its Touring Division, $2 million to organizations working to protect Lake Champlain, $2.5 million to local Vermont groups, and $1 million to 30+ beneficiaries through the Dinner And A Movie campaign.