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Published: 2009/04/17

The Flaming Lips, moe., Deep Banana Blackout, Cracker, Galactic and Soulive to Appear at This Weekends Green Apple Festival

As previously reported, The Green Apple Festival will change things up this year by hosting a series of free Thank You Concerts for volunteers over Earth Day Weekend. The series will take place in major cities across the country on Sunday, April 19 and will focus on special with friends performances by a number of notable artists. Every volunteer who participates in the activities over the weekend will be given tickets to attend the free Thank You concerts in their respective city. Meanwhile, the eco-friendly festivals national flagship event, Earth Day on the National Mall, will return to Washington, DCs National Mall the afternoon of April 19 featuring The Flaming Lips, moe., Los Lobos, DJ Spooky, Chevy Chase and several additional entertainers.

These free Thank You Concerts will include:
Galactic & Friends, Victoria George, Variety Playhouse, Atlanta
Travis Tritt & Friends, Antone’s, Austin, TX (to be held on Monday, April 20)

Soulive & Friends, Paradise Rock Club, Boston

Cracker & Friends, The Metro, Chicago

Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk & Friends, Cervante’s Masterpiece, Denver
Cary Brothers & Friends, The Roxy, Los Angeles

*Deep Banana Blackout featuring Fred Wesley, Chris Barron and Friends, Bowery Ballroom, New York *
Bassnectar & Friends, Slim’s, San Francisco
Blue Scholars & Friends, The Crocodile, Seattle
Volunteers can sign up online now for Earth Day weekend projects in ten cities. The projects will take place from April 17-18, focusing on climate change solutions like tree planting, energy efficiency retrofits, water protection, urban gardens and forest restoration in parks, beaches, schools and forests. Produced with environmental organizations, city parks and recreation departments across the US, the activities will be suitable for all ages, including children and families. These activities encourage active lifestyles while connecting volunteers with green products and solutions.

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