Free Green Apple Grooves (at Grand Central)
As previously reported, The Green Apple Music & Arts Festival and Earth Day New York will host an eclectic mix of music outside New Yorks Grand Central Terminal on April 20 and 21. While some of the performers are still under wraps (such as which Grateful Dead offshoot featuring both Donna Jean Godchaux-McKay and Steve Kimock will perform or which world-music inspired dance band will play), a number of Earth Fairs details have been sketched out. The event will begin at 11 AM each day on
Vanderbilt Ave and continue into the early evening. On Friday, Gandalf Murphy and Slambovian Circus of Dreams, Grace Potter and The Paul Green School of Rock All-Stars featuring YES Jon Anderson will perform. Then, on Saturday, State Radio, Assembly of Dust, and a number of surprised guests will play outside Grand Central.
The event continues a tradition dating back almost twenty years. In 1990 we had a million people show up in Central Park for a show featuring the B-52s, Edie Brickell and Hall & Oates which was a pretty big rush, Earth Day New Yorks Executive Director Pamela Lippe says. But, actually, Walter Leland Cronkite playing last year at Grand Central was one of the coolest things weve done. For more on Green Apple click back and check out our new media player.