6th Annual Jammys To Kick Off Inaugural Green Apple Music & Arts Festival

Frank Zappa To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Four-Day Event To Be Held April 20th-23rd Throughout New York City

New York, NY— Over 25 of New York's premiere music venues are coming together to host the inaugural Green Apple Music & Arts Festival, the biggest Earth Day celebration in the United States, to he held throughout New York City April 20th to April 23rd. Produced by Peter Shapiro and Relix Magazine, The Green Apple Music & Arts Festival will happen in conjunction with Earth Day New York, a nonprofit organization.

Green Apple Music & Arts Festival Lineup available here.

The Sixth Annual Jammys award show and all-star concert will kick off the four-day music and film festival on Thursday, April 20th at The Theater at MSG. Over the following three days, New York's top music rooms, including Carnegie Hall, Irving Plaza, The Blue Note, B.B. King's, Nokia Theater, The Bitter End, The Bowery Ballroom and The Knitting Factory, will host renowned artists spanning the musical spectrum from rock and blues to folk and world music.

Critically acclaimed for creating once-in-a-lifetime collaborations between the likes of Sinead O'Connor and Burning Spear, John Mayer and Buddy Guy and Travis Tritt with the Disco Biscuits, this year's installment of the lauded Jammys will feature an all-star tribute to music pioneer Frank Zappa, who will be posthumously presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award. The participants of the Zappa tribute, as well as the full artist line-up, will be revealed in the weeks to come.

The Sixth Annual Jammy Awards will feature performances by: moe., Little Feat, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Joe Satriani, Blues Traveler, Peter Frampton, Richie Havens, Baaba Maal, Mutaytor, McCoy Tyner, Savion Glover, Mad Professor, Angelique Kidjo, Steve Kimock, Stephen Perkins of Jane's Addiction, Bettye LaVette, Guster, Martin Sexton, DJ Logic and more names to be announced!

Jammys After Party at BB Kings 11 p.m., Artists TBA!

Also: Blues Traveler at Rothko, Late Night

Dedicated to educating and engaging the public, this year's EarthFair will be held outside of Grand Central Terminal on Friday and Saturday, April 21-22, and will feature family entertainment and free musical performances. Earth Day New York has promoted environmental awareness and solutions since 1989.

The Green Apple Film Festival will be held Sunday, April 23rd at the American Museum of Natural History and will be presented in partnership with RES Media Group. An additional series of children’s events will also be held at various venues.

"The Green Apple Music & Arts Festival was created to raise the visibility and awareness of Earth Day," said Peter Shapiro, co-producer and former owner of the Wetlands Preserve, the celebrated, environmentally-themed downtown music venue. "What better way to celebrate Earth Day than to bring it to every major music venue in New York City?"

At each show under the Green Apple Music & Arts Festival umbrella, concert attendees will receive information on a variety of environmental issues and causes. It's a concept that Shapiro and Relix hope to bring to multiple cities in years to come.

"We want to spread awareness to people who aren’t already environmental experts," says Relix president and publisher Steven Bernstein. "We want to make them aware of what they can do in their daily routine that will make a difference to the environment."

Honoring artists who thrive in the live music environment, and handing out a variety of awards in such categories as live performance and archival release of the year, The Jammys has drawn international acclaim for pairing the stars of the improvisational music scene with leading artists from across the musical spectrum.

The Jammys have hosted magical collaborations and even historic reunions. Among those who've graced the Jammys stage in past years are John Mayer, The Black Crowes, Sinead O'Connor, Perry Farrell, Bob Weir, the Tom Tom Club, Phil Lesh, the B-52's, Steve Winwood, Buddy Guy, Ryan Adams, Huey Lewis, North Mississippi Allstars, Toots Hibbert, Solomon Burke, Dickey Betts, the Blind Boys of Alabama, the Disco Biscuits, the Del McCoury Band, Travis Tritt, Trey Anastasio, Mavis Staples, moe., and Dr. John.

Peter Shapiro, co-creator of The Jammys and co-chief of Ideal Entertainment, is the former owner and operator of the influential and respected downtown rock club the Wetlands Preserve. Shapiro is a celebrated filmmaker whose credits include the critically acclaimed IMAX concert film All Access and Chick Corea's Rendezvous in New York DVD box set. He is currently developing a series of 3D IMAX films on leading subjects in the music and sporting worlds.

Founded in 1974, Relix magazine has for over three decades been one of the most trusted and respected music magazines in the United States. With a readership of 300,000, Relix is a trusted voice for the passionate live music fan.

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Dogfood Thu 3/9/2006 07:58AM
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When will they announce the good bands beside Kimock and Mad Professor?

sly249 Thu 3/9/2006 12:41PM
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How do tickets work, is it just one ticket or different tix for each show?