3rd Annual Evolve Music and Awareness Festival
August 23-24-25th, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada

Featuring Bands: The Slip (Boston), Bullfrog featuring Kid Koala (Montreal), Nero (Ottawa), Raisinhill (Conneticut), Jimmy Swift Band (Halifax), Grand Theft Bus (Fredericton), Aaron MacDonald Band (Cape Breton), Caution Jam (Toronto), Drive By Leslie (NYC), Chris Brown and Kate Fenner (NYC) and more...

and DJs: James Corbett (UK), Funkdub (Halifax), Dj Amtrak (Toronto), Krista (Montreal), Mike Walsh (Boston), Cory McDonald (Burlington, VA), Scratch Bastid (Halifax) and more....

The Evolve Music and Awareness Festival is a non-corporate sponsored, grassroots and community based celebration of life and music under the sun and stars of Canada’s Ocean Playground. Winner of the Best Festival in The Coast/Reverb Reader’s Atlantic Canadian Music Poll, Evolve 2001 was host to over 2,800 people from all over Canada and The United States. The weekend was a fun, peaceful and educational experience. Evolve 3 will provide a unique platform for interest groups and give independent Atlantic Canadian artists a great opportunity to perform to a large audience.

Evolve 3 is set in a natural amphitheater in rural Antigonish County, Nova Scotia. A new improved site has been secured to increase the camping and festival experience. This first-of-its-kind event, unites the thriving, improvisational live band scene, acoustic folk scene and the exploding DJ culture. Not only will Evolve 3 showcase North America’s top artists in the Jam Band and DJ cultures, it will also features various workshops and information tables to promote global, social and cultural awareness in a teaching, not preaching, atmosphere. Some of these include: Reiki Healing, Globalization Issues, Alternative Energy Resources, Organic and Non-Genetically Modified Foods; plus many, many more.

Now preparing for its third year, The Evolve Music and Awareness Festival has proven itself to be a wonderful cultural and socially enriching event. Evolve promotes Nova Scotia as a tourist destination, and supports local artisans, environmental groups and social awareness. Evolve continues to attract a significant audience from out of province (40% of festival attendees). The festival garnered attention in campus, regional, national and international newspapers and radio.

Evolve 3’s goal is to provide a safe, peaceful and exciting atmosphere for campers. The 3-day Festival will have parking, camping, toilet and water facilities, a Co-op grocery market, healthy food alternatives, and a wide variety of local vendors.

[Published on: 8/20/02]

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