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Published: 2008/03/25

Green Apple Expands To 8 In ’08

The Green Apple Festival will expand to eight cities this April. Produced by Peter Shapiro and parent company Zenbu Media, the third annual festival will place new emphasis on its free outdoor events, as well as greening over 125 venues throughout the country. On Sunday April 20, an eclectic line-up of artists will perform in landmark parks in eight cities. The events will combine environmental addresses by prominent speakers and educational displays with music and entertainment, on the theme of environmental awareness. The line-up ranges from blues legends to Latin powerhouse pop stars, reggae greats, jamband favorites, conscientious hip-hop artists, R&B icons, rock bands and singer/songwriters during ‘America’s largest Earth Day celebration.’ The all-inclusive, interactive and free public events will occur in New York City (Central Park), Chicago IL (Lincoln Park Zoo), Miami FL (Bicentennial Park), Denver CO (City Park), Dallas TX (Fair Park), San Francisco CA (Golden Gate Park) and Los Angeles CA (Santa Monica Pier). The flagship event will be Earth Day 2008 on the National Mall in Washington, DC.

‘Were thrilled to announce this line-up and will reveal more names in the days to come,’ says Green Apple Festival founder and Executive Producer, Peter Shapiro. ‘Artists from every genre have raised their hands to participate in America’s largest Earth Day celebration, spread out across the country in public parks for everyone to attend. We owe endless thanks to the artists and their teams who care enough to underscore the urgency and message of this mission.’

Below is a complete list of confirmed acts scheduled to appear in each city:

Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder
Big Head Todd and The Monsters
Vusi Mahlasela
Vienna Teng


The Roots & Friends
Govt Mule
Toots and the Maytals

Thievery Corp – DJ set
Warren Haynes
Umphreys McGee
DC Boys Choir
City Dance


Derek Trucks Band
Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Meshell Ndegeocello
Chicago Afrobeat Orchestra
Miss Lori Holton Nash
The Gwalla Gwallas
Event MC- Kyle Orton


Los Lonely Boys
Martin Sexton
Junior Brown
Cas Haley
The Steps
George Stanford


The Neville Brothers
The Benevento/Russo Duo
Rose Hill Drive


Mickey Harts Mass Drum & Friends
Yonder Mountain String Band

Brett Dennen


Taj Mahal
Ziggy Marley solo acoustic
Juliette and the Licks
School of Rock Hollywood Allstars
The Frequency
Coby Brown


Arrested Development
Baby Loves Salsa
Caravan of Thieves

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