THE FLAMING LIPS TO HEADLINE EARTH DAY ON THE NATIONAL MALL ON SUNDAY, APRIL 19
LINEUP OF MUSIC & SPEAKERS TO ALSO INCLUDE MOE., LOS LOBOS, DJ SPOOKY; CHEVY CHASE TO EMCEE
MYSPACE TO STREAM EARTH DAY ON THE NATIONAL MALL
The Flaming Lips, moe., Los Lobos and others will perform during Earth Day On The National Mall by Earth Day Network in partnership with Green Apple Festival Day in Washington DC on Sunday, April 19, 2009. The free event on the National Mall will be emceed by actor Chevy Chase and will also feature performances by DJ Spooky, the Howard University Drummers and the Joy of Motion Dance Center's teen hip-hop company, Urban Impact. Additionally, Kathleen Rogers, President of Earth Day Network, actor Matthew Modine, Philippe Pierre Jacques-Yves Arnault Cousteau Jr., Rep. Edward Markey, U.S. House of Representatives among others will speak throughout the day. The theme of the day is the Green Generation - a campaign including renewable energy, green jobs and a new green economy.
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Earth Day on the National Mall is the flagship event in a coordinated country-wide undertaking over Earth Day Weekend 2009 of Environmental Volunteer Actions and music in DC, New York City, Boston, Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Austin, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle to allow civic and environmentally-minded Americans to give back to their communities while restoring and renewing the Earth. Volunteer events are listed at www.greenapplefestival.com - from there link to www.PlanetGreen.com to sign up.
Attended by over 200,000 last year, the Festival has grown from eight cities to ten cities in 2009 and emphasizes environmental volunteerism in solidarity with the new administration's "call to service."
Across the U.S. on Earth Day Weekend, Green Apple volunteer 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 leading environmental organizations, city parks and recreation departments, the activities address current challenges and will help get important work done. Suitable for individuals of all ages, including children and families, these activities encourage active lifestyles, while connecting volunteers with green products and solutions.
Volunteers in Green Apple cities outside DC will be treated to "Thank You Concerts" at indoor venues with popular artists performing "with friends" on the evening of April 19, 2009. In Atlanta, GA - Galactic & Friends with opener Victoria George at Variety Playhouse; In Austin, TX; Travis Tritt & Friends at Antone's *(on Monday April 20); In Boston, MA - Soulive & Friends at Paradise Rock Club; In Chicago, IL - Cracker & Friends at The Metro; In Denver, CO - Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk & Friends at Cervante's Masterpiece; In Los Angeles, CA - The Hotel Cafe Presents Cary Brothers & Friends at The Roxy; In New York City - Deep Banana Blackout featuring Fred Wesley & Friends at Bowery Ballroom; In San Francisco, CA - Bassnectar & Friends at Slim's; In Seattle, WA - Blue Scholars & Friends at The Crocodile. For information about each performer, showtime and venue location, visit www.greenapplefestival.com.
LIVE STREAM OF EARTH DAY ON THE NATIONAL MALL FROM 1PM TO 6PM ON APRIL 19 VIA:
www.MySpace.com/GreenAppleFestival; www.GreenAppleFestival.com; www.EarthDayTV.net.
Earth Day 2009 events are a kick-off to the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day which will culminate in April 2010 with Global Days of Service on April 17-18, 2010, a Global Day of Action on April 22, 2010 - the 40th anniversary of Earth Day - when participants will ask their governments to take specific environmental action; followed by a Global Day of Celebration on April 25, 2010 marked by 40 simultaneous music and rally events across the world focused on the theme of "The Green Generation."