Green Apple Music & Arts Festival Expands to Chicago and San Francisco
The Green Apple Music & Arts Festival will return for a second year this April. The three-day event will take place from April 20-22, boasting 150 concerts at over 80 venues throughout New York, Chicago and San Francisco. Produced by Relix Magazine, Pete Shapiro, and Jambands.com, the multi-day event will kick off in New York April 20 with two days of free music, entertainment and environmental activities at Earth Fair outside Grand Central Terminal. On Earth Day, Sunday, April 22, the Green Apple Music & Arts Festival will host a large-scale free, day-time event simultaneously in New Yorks Central Park, Chicagos Lincoln Park, and San Franciscos Golden Gate Park.
Building on last years New York festivities, an eclectic mix of bands will perform throughout New York, Chicago, and San Franciscos maze of venues from April 20-22, including such lauded halls as the Blue Note, Schubas, and the Fillmore. The festival will also include the Green Apple Kids Concerts, a series of children’s and family shows held throughout the weekend in each city.
‘The core idea of the Green Apple Festival is to raise awareness of Earth Day,’ says Pete Shapiro, Green Apples Executive Producer. ‘By including a diverse roster of artists from the US and beyond, we hope to promote this very important day and, in turn, help to create a healthy, sustainable environment not just for our audiences here, but for people around the world. There should be a global Earth Day event every year.’
The first annual Green Apple Music Festival featured an eclectic mix of musicians, including Richie Havens, Mickey Hart, Soulive, Antibalas, Blues Traveler, Scissor Sisters, Grace Potter, Dresden Dolls, Ghostface, Bela Fleck, The New York Philharmonic, Baaba Maal, Little Feat, Toots & The Maytals, Angelique Kidjo, and Umphreys McGee, among others. A full lineup will be announced in the coming weeks.