Cultivating awareness of environmental issues through the unifying voice of music, the Green Apple Music & Arts Festival has delightfully constructed a long list of performers set to go onstage as it celebrates the Earth Day for the second time across three big cities of New York, Chicago and San Francisco on April 22, 2007.
Coming onboard to highlight the event in New York that day among others are Taylor Hicks, Tom Paxton and Richard Shindell, Fat Mama, The Radiators, Edwin MccAin, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, and Junior Brown. Hicks, "American Idol" winner of the fifth season, will perform at the Beacon Theatre with kid-friendly singer/songwriter Laurie Berkner headlining a free gig on Central Park's Great Hill.
Meanwhile, The Decemberists, Andrew Bird, Kaiser Chiefs, The Walkmen, Del McCoury, RJD2, and Mad Professor are filling up the Chicago lineup alongside the likes of Umphrey's McGee, Disco Biscuits, and School of Rock who all will appear on a free show at Lincoln Park Zoo.
For San Francisco edition, Bob Weir and Ratdog will hold a show for free in Golden Gate Park with Martin Sexton and The Greyboy Allstars followed by other performances by Stephen Marley, Tea Leaf Green, Trans Am, and Yonder Mountain String Band at night.
Utilizing environmentally friendly supplies, such as biodegradable cleaning materials as well as recycled napkins and paper towels, the festival will kick off at Earth Fair outside Grand Central Terminal in New York City beginning the morning of April 20, 2007. For more participants and information of the festival, please go to greenapplemusicfestival.com.