Green Apple Festival Concerts Coming to a City Near You


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For those of you getting out on Earth Day, with a shovel, a garbage bag or just a pair of gloves and your two hands, you are in for a treat. The Green Apple Network has announced free concerts in 10 cities with famous music acts and their "friends." Find one near you, or just find out how you can get involved hugging and planting trees this Earth Day.The Green Apple Festival, in partnership with the Earth Day Network is encouraging people to take time out on Earth Day, April 22, 2009 to volunteer to do something for the planet & their community and get back out into nature. You have to sign up online to participate in the actions and then you will be able to attend the concerts, held in cities across the US April 17-19, 2009. The cities included are: Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington DC.

Signing up is simple and you can just hop over to Planet Green and get started in just a few seconds. Volunteer projects include something for everyone, with a wide range of locales. "parks, beaches, schools, forests will focus on climate change solutions like tree planting, energy efficiency retrofits, water protection, urban gardens, and forest restoration.

Here is a look at the lineup:

Atlanta, GA: Galactic, Victoria George, and Friends

Austin, TX: Travis Tritt and Friends

Boston, MA: Soulive and Friends

Chicago, IL: Cracker and Friends

Denver, CO: Ian Neville's Dumpstaphunk and Friends

Los Angeles, CA: Cary Brothers and Friends

New York City, NY: Deep Banana Blackout featuring Fred Wesley and Friends

San Francisco, CA: BassNectar and Friends

Seattle, WA: The Blue Scholars and Friends

Washington, DC: (The Big Final Show on the National Mall) artists to be announced soon for the big show

The Green Apple Festival began in 2006 in New York City as a music and environment festival and has expanded to 10 cities in its fourth year. The Earth Day Network now works with partners in 174 countries to get over 1 billion people out and concerned about the environment all on the same day, and year round. To get involved, or just find volunteer events in your area, check out Green Apple Festival and/or Planet Green.:Green Apple Festival
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