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On November 16th, much beloved Portland musician Scott McCaughey suffered a major stroke while on tour with Alejandro Escovedo.

Luckily, he received excellent care in San Francisco, and recently returned to Portland to begin the long path of rest and rehabilitation. 

Scott has played in, sang with, and produced such bands as R.E.M., Wilco, Young Fresh Fellows, The Minus 5, The Baseball Project, Tired Pony, Alejandro Escovedo, Filthy Friends and many more.

To help raise money for Scott’s recovery, Oregon's Cannabis Concierge has partnered with the Star Theater and Wonder Ballroom to put together a two night concert event and ongoing Ebay auctions of one of a kind items.

100% of the money raised from the two concerts will go to Scott to help out with medical and rehabilitation expenses.

“Help The Hoople” is two nights of incredible music, featuring a stellar lineup of musicians and friends of Scott’s.

On both nights, you can support our efforts just by buying a beer!

"Hop The Hoople" are three special beers you can purchase, with all proceeds supporting Scott and the Jeremy Wilson Foundation.

On Friday at the Star, you can enjoy beer from Ecliptic Brewing with their Starburst IPA, which they describe as:

A starburst galaxy produces an exceptionally high amount of stars, similar to how Ecliptic Starburst IPA produces a soaring amount of hop flavor.  Brewed with Amarillo, Azacca, Centennial, Citra, Mosaic and Simcoe hops for fresh flavors of citrus, fruit and pine.  100% Pale malt makes for a super clean finish and puts the focus on the hop flavors and aromas.  Dry hopped to the end of the universe!

On Saturday at the Wonder Ballroom, you can enjoy two offerings:

Gigantic Brewing will have Gigantic IPA, which they describe thusly:

True to its name. Cascade, Centennial, Crystal and Simcoe create a citrusy hop confluence that continuously embiggens with each drink. The embodiment of our brewing philosophy to “Never Give An Inch”. “Free your mind and your ass will follow”    -George Clinton

Level Beer will have Pixelated Pale Ale, which they describe as:

A Single Hop Pale Ale, with a medium malt body with a punchy Mosiac hop aroma and pleasant bitterness.  Tropical fruit nose, mild caramel malt body, with a fruity hop finish.

On Friday, Jan. 5th at the Star Theater, join us with the following (in alphabetical order) :

  • Alejandro Escovedo
  • Corin Tucker, Mike Mills, Peter Buck, Janet Weiss
  • Count Kellam
  • Fernando
  • James Mercer (The Shins)
  • Jerry Joseph
  • Justin Townes Earle
  • M. Ward
  • Mike Coykendall
  • Patterson Hood (Drive By Truckers), Chris Funk (The Decemberists)

On Saturday, Jan. 6th, at the Wonder Ballroom, join us for our guests: 

  • Casey Neill
  • Dharma Bums
  • James Mercer (The Shins) 
  • Corin Tucker, Peter Buck, Kurt Bloch, Mike Mills and Janet Weiss
  • The Decemberists

There are two ticket options: General Admission @ $50.00, and a limited number of VIP tickets at $100.00, which includes early admission, and a meet and greet with the artists playing. 

There is also an Online Auction featuring signed guitars, LPs, CDs, Posters, Books, concert tickets, backstage meet and greets, and many, many other items. We are adding rare and collectable items daily, so check back often! 

Winning bids will go to the JWF Musicians’ Emergency Healthcare Fund which is a program designed to assist individual musicians, or their dependents, when faced with a medical crisis. This fund was designed to benefit artists like Scott McCaughey.  The Jeremy Wilson Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Generally for U.S. citizens, 100% of the donations go toward JWF programs, such as the JWF Musicians Emergency Healthcare Fund,  are deductible for federal income tax purposes. Auction items, which are generally deemed to have value equal to the winning bid price, do not qualify as donations.

You can bid here:  https://www.charity.ebay.com/charity/The-Jeremy-Wilson-Foundation/2331601

Finally, a GoFundMe campaign for medical expenses has been set up by Scott’s wife Mary, and you can donate here: https://www.gofundme.com/c3npfr-scott-mccaughey-medical-fund

If you have questions or would to donate an item to the Auction, please contact Event/Auction producer Josh Taylor at: cannabuzzcolumnist@gmail.com 

Thanks to our beer partners:



Scott McCaughey

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