Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Get Ready for Earth Fest

Radio 92.9 once again will be hosting this years "Earth Fest" at the DCR Hatch Memorial Shell on Saturday May 22, 2010 from 11am to 5pm. This year the bands include Collective Soul, Marcy Playground, Crash Kings and the Gin Blossoms, plus a ton more.

There will also be "Kids Planet" that features Music and Environmental Exhibits.

Family-friendly artists including Ben Rudnick and Friends, Black Diamonds, Debbie and Friends and artists from Zumix will take to the stage in Kids Planet, an interactive family zone featuring environmental activities and games in addition to the musical performances.

Kids Planet activities begin at 10 a.m.

Kids Planet has always been the place for families to participate in interactive fun at the Radio 92.9 EarthFest. Exhibitors offer interactive ways for children to learn about healthy living, environmental science and conservation. This year, activities will include an obstacle course hosted by Boston Sports Club, face painting hosted by Whole Foods, exhibits by the Massachusetts Federation of Farmers Markets and the Girl Scouts of America and much more. The Diaper Lab will be sponsoring a Diaper Changing and Nursing Station and will provide wristbands for children to ensure their parents can be located quickly in the event they get separated.

Musical shows on the Kids Planet stage begin at 10:15 am and this year’s performers include:

* Ben Rudnick and Friends, celebrating their tenth year of jamming for the whole family. The band both produces their own original folk-rock music and creates fun takes on well known songs. Five time Parents Choice Award winners, Ben Rudnick and Friend’s success lies in their music – not just for kids, but for the whole family to enjoy. Ben Rudnick and Friends will perform at 12:15 p.m.

* The Black Diamonds are children’s entertainment for kids, by kids! Comprised of five local children ages 8 – 12, the Black Diamonds have been touring local festivals, including the Topsfield Fair and were invited to play in Berlin, Germany, this year. A fun, rock anthem band, Black Diamonds covers music from Bon Jovi to The Who, and also will perform their original song, “Almost Famous,” on stage this year. Black Diamonds will round out the performances in Kids Planet with a set at 3:15 p.m.

* By day, Debbie Cavalier is the continuing education dean at Berklee College of Music. At the Radio 92.9 EarthFest, she’s the energetic leader of “kindie” pop group Debbie and Friends, who create, in their words, “kids music that’s all grown up.” Performing in the greater Boston area for two years, Debbie and Friends is all about making music together, involving the audience during her concerts. Debbie and Friends just released their second album, More Story Songs and Sing Alongs, this March, which follows up their first album, Story Songs and Sing Alongs. Debbie and Friends will appear on stage at 11:00 am.

* Zumix is a youth community arts group created in 1991 in East Boston, MA. Members represent all of Boston’s diverse communities. The non-profit arts and cultural organization offers children an avenue to explore their passions in music and give back to the community with local arts performances. The Zumix Children’s Choir opens the music stage at 10:15 a.m. and the Zumix Divercity Band and Zumix Jazz Ensemble will perform at 1:45 p.m.

On the main stage, musical performances will begin at 12:00 noon. A local band will kick off the main-stage entertainment, as determined by a battle of the bands contest which will take place before the event.

The event is expected to draw a crowd of more than 100,000 people!!!

The 17th Annual Radio 92.9 EarthFest is also accessible by MBTA. Concertgoers can take the Green Line to Arlington Street or take the Red Line to Charles Street / MGH. For more details, visit the MBTA website at A bike valet service is available on site courtesy of MassBike and International Bicycles.

See you at the show..and heck..its FREE!!!


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