Mickey Hart, Jon Fishman and Tommy Lee to Collaborate at Green Apple
Jon Fishman, Tommy Lee, O.A.R., will.i.am and Jordin Sparks are among the latest additions to the third annual Green Apple Festival. As previously reported, the multi-city Earth Day event will present an eclectic mix of free performances in Washington DC, New York City, Miami, Denver, Dallas, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles on Sunday, April 20th.
In San Franciscos Golden Gate Park, Fishman and Lee will both join Hart and a troupe of leading African, Cuban and Brazilian drummers for a performance that is being billed as Mickey Harts Mass Drum. The performance marks the first time Fishman and Hart have collaborated together onstage. The afternoon of music will also feature performances by Yonder Mountain String Band and Brett Dennen. In addition, Fishman will play a Green Apple club show with Yonder at San Franciscos The Warfield on April 18. Meanwhile in Los Angeles, Escalera (featuring pro-skateboard legends Danny Way and Bob Burnquist) has been added to Green Apple Santa Monica Pier festivities.
On the other side of the country, several artists have been added to Green Apples flagship event in Washington, DCs National Mall. 19 Recordings/Jive Recording artist Jordin Sparks will now perform the National Anthem, while O.A.R. will kick off the days festivities at noon with a rare acoustic set. After performances by the DCC Boys Choir, Umphreys McGee, Warren Haynes, Thievery Corporation, Toots and the Maytals and Govt Mule, The Roots will close out the event with special guests will.i.am, Ne-Yo, Doug E. Fresh, Talib Kweli and Chrisette Michele. The Bacon Brothers have also been added to Green Apples New York Central Park festivities.
Green Apple will also present club shows at a number of venues in the days leading up to Earth Day. Please visit www.greenapplemusicfestival.com for a complete list of confirmed performers.