The beloved “Wheels of Soul” returns for the third straight year, as the Tedeschi Trucks Band hosted summer event always brings some of the greatest talent together for extended tour engagements. This year is no exception, as TTB has recruited by Hot Tuna and The Wood Brothers for a month long tour schedule together. The tour runs from July 1st through the 30th, culminating in two nights at the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO.The three bands will cross the country together, starting in the Northeast before moving to the Southeast and Midwest, ultimately ending up in Colorado. The Wheels Of Soul tours are known for their collaborative spirit, and the musicians from Hot Tuna and Wood Brothers are no stranger to collaborating. Jorma Kaukonen, for example, has played many times with TTB in recent double billings.“It’s been great to develop this tour into an annual event where we get a chance to hit the road and share the stage with fellow musicians we love and respect, says Susan Tedeschi in a statement. “Each year we try to find bands that share our musical vision while bringing their own unique talents to this traveling circus.” Oliver Wood adds, “We go way back with Derek and Susan. They are some of our favorite friends and collaborators.” Wood co-wrote a track on TTB’s Revelator album, and both Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi appeared on The Wood Brothers’ Paradise album as well.Check out the full tour schedule below, and head to TTB’s website for details.Wheels of Soul Summer Tour 2017July 1 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire PavilionJuly 2 – Essex, VT (Burlington) – Midway Lawn at Champlain Valley ExpositionJuly 3 – Saratoga, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts CenterJuly 5 – Vienna, VA (DC) –Wolf Trap *July 8 – Rochester, NY – Highland BowlJuly 9 – Simsbury, CT – Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts CenterJuly 12 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater **July 14 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater **July 15 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre ***July 16 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre **July 19 – Indianapolis, IN – Farm Bureau Insurance LawnJuly 21 – Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music CenterJuly 22 – Huber Heights, OH (Dayton) – Rose Music CenterJuly 23 – Rochester, MI (Detroit) – Meadow Brook AmphitheatreJuly 25 – Rogers, AR – Walmart Arkansas Music PavilionJuly 27 – Albuquerque, NM – Sandia CasinoJuly 29-30 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre*On sale March 18th**On sale February 10th***On sale February 3rd
Croatian tourist agency and this year organizes an awards ceremony “Golden Pen”, which is awarded to foreign journalists for the best media coverage of Croatia as a tourist destination. The Golden Pen project enables continuous cooperation and informing foreign media about Croatian tourism and spreading positive news about opportunities in Croatian tourism, maintaining a positive image of Croatia as a desirable tourist destination and Croatian tourism in the world in general.This year’s “Golden Pen” is the 14th edition, and along with the Croatian National Tourist Board, this year’s co-organizer and host is the Osijek-Baranja County Tourist Board. The awards ceremony will be held on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at the Hotel Osijek, starting at 20:00.This year’s edition of the “Golden Pen” will bring together a total of 32 representatives of foreign media from Europe and the United States, who will, in addition to the awards ceremony, participate in a study trip that includes a tour of Slavonia – Osijek, Dalj, Erdut and Djakovo. In previous years, the hosts of the Golden Pen were Zagreb, Split, Rovinj, Dubrovnik, Čakovec, Osijek, Otočac, Zadar, Šibenik, Split, Mali Lošinj and now Osijek.A day later, on Thursday, June 14.06.2018, XNUMX, the director of the Croatian Tourist Board, Kristjan Staničić, will meet with the directors of the tourist boards of the counties from the area of the Slavonia cluster. The agenda of the meeting includes topics related to joint advertising in public and private sector campaigns, fair appearances and special presentations, as well as other important promotional activities with the aim of even stronger market positioning of Slavonia.