EARTH DAY NETWORK & GREEN APPLE FESTIVAL ANNOUNCE LINEUP FOR "THANK YOU CONCERTS"
TOP TOURING ACTS "AND FRIENDS" TO PERFORM FREE CONCERTS AT
LEGENDARY ROCK CLUBS ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO REWARD VOLUNTEER SERVICE
GREEN APPLE VOLUNTEER EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR EARTH DAY WEEKEND APRIL 17 - 19
Green Apple Festival and Earth Day Network today released the 2009 lineup for the free "Green Apple Thank You Concerts," celebratory performances at leading venues for volunteers participating in their coordinated, simultaneous volunteer actions held in major cities across the country over Earth Day Weekend. On Sunday, April 19 an upbeat and eclectic line-up of musicians will perform "with friends" at music venues in each city. Meanwhile, the national flagship event, "Earth Day on the National Mall" - with talent to be announced soon - will be held festival style at the National Mall in Washington, DC.
This year's Green Apple Festival has grown to ten cities and will focus on environmental volunteerism. Volunteers who participate in the activities over the weekend, will be given tickets to attend the free "Thank You" concerts.
Volunteers can sign up online now for actions in ten cities, to occur April 17 - 19 2009. Projects in parks, beaches, schools and forests will focus on climate change solutions like tree planting, energy efficiency retrofits, water protection, urban gardens and forest restoration. Produced with environmental organizations, city parks and recreation departments across the U.S., the activities will be suitable for all ages, including children and families. These activities encourage active lifestyles while connecting volunteers with green products and solutions.
Free "Thank You Concerts" will be held Sunday, April 19:
Atlanta, GA - Galactic & Friends with opener Victoria George at Variety Playhouse
Austin, TX - Travis Tritt & Friends at Antone's *(on Monday April 20)
Boston, MA - Soulive & Friends at Paradise Rock Club
Chicago, IL - Cracker & Friends at The Metro
Denver, CO - Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk & Friends at Cervantes' Masterpiece
Los Angeles, CA - The Hotel Cafe Presents Cary Brothers & Friends at The Roxy
New York City - Deep Banana Blackout featuring Fred Wesley & Friends at Bowery Ballroom
San Francisco, CA - BassNectar & Friends at Slim's
Seattle, WA - Blue Scholars & Friends at Crocodile Cafe
Washington, DC - artists will be announced soon for Earth Day on the National Mall
Growing to ten cities from last year's eight across the country, Green Apple Festival and Earth Day Network aim to involve even more civic and environmentally-minded Americans in a nationwide weekend for volunteers to participate in meaningful actions, give back to communities and restore and renew the Earth.
Volunteer events in each city are listed now at www.greenapplefestival.com - from there, a link takes volunteers to www.PlanetGreen.com to sign up.