20th Annual Radio 92.9 EarthFest
Gates open at 10:00 am Sat, Jul 18, 2015
Venue: DCR Hatch Memorial Shell
1 David G Mugar Way, Boston, MA 02114
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The annual Radio 92.9 EarthFest will return to DCR's Hatch Memorial Shell in Boston on May 18, 2013 with a stellar line-up that includes Vertical Horizon, Cracker, Gentlemen Hall, Fastball and Camper Van Beethoven. Presented by Whole Foods Market, the family-friendly festival is the largest free radio station concert in the country, showcasing national and local music acts, environmentally friendly products and local non-profit environmental organizations. The event is held at the picturesque DCR Hatch Memorial Shell, along the Charles River in Boston. Music on the main stage begins at 11:15 am Kids' Planet is an interactive area designed specifically for families. Kids' Planet will feature a musical line-up specifically aimed at children under age 12 as well as environmental activities and educational displays. Music in Kids Planet will begin at 10:45 am 92.9 EarthFest will feature exhibits and environmental displays, staffed by sponsors and non-profit environmental organizations from New England. Some of the highlights will include: Ãƒï¿½Ã¯Â¿Â½ÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½Ãƒï¿½Ã‚Â¯Ãƒï¿½Ã‚Â¿Ãƒï¿½Ã‚Â½Ãƒï¿½Ã¯Â¿Â½ÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½Ãƒï¿½Ã¯Â¿Â½Ãƒï¿½Ã‚Â· The Whole Foods Pavilion - Nearly two dozen companies will sample earth-friendly products along with demonstrations and other interactive activities. Ãƒï¿½Ã¯Â¿Â½ÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½Ãƒï¿½Ã‚Â¯Ãƒï¿½Ã‚Â¿Ãƒï¿½Ã‚Â½Ãƒï¿½Ã¯Â¿Â½ÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½Ãƒï¿½Ã¯Â¿Â½Ãƒï¿½Ã‚Â· Free Bike Valet offered by MassBike- Mass Bike will once again be onsite staffing a free bike-valet program, offering concertgoers an alternative to driving to the festival. MassBike continues to promote a bicycle-friendly environment and encourages bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation. Ãƒï¿½Ã¯Â¿Â½ÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½Ãƒï¿½Ã‚Â¯Ãƒï¿½Ã‚Â¿Ãƒï¿½Ã‚Â½Ãƒï¿½Ã¯Â¿Â½ÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½Ãƒï¿½Ã¯Â¿Â½Ãƒï¿½Ã‚Â· Eco-Pavilion - Dozens of local environmental groups and agencies will be on-site to educate attendees on how to be green. Ãƒï¿½Ã¯Â¿Â½ÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½Ãƒï¿½Ã‚Â¯Ãƒï¿½Ã‚Â¿Ãƒï¿½Ã‚Â½Ãƒï¿½Ã¯Â¿Â½ÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½Ãƒï¿½Ã¯Â¿Â½Ãƒï¿½Ã‚Â· Casella Zero-Sort Recycling Program -To minimize the environmental impact of the event, Casella Waste Systems will manage a comprehensive recycling program onsite. Concertgoers are encouraged to take advantage of the free bike valet service offered by MassBike or use public transportation. The DCR Hatch Shell is 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 www.mbta.com For more information about the 20th annual Radio 92.9 EarthFest, listen to Radio 92.9 FM or visit www.earthfest.com This year, festival attendees should allow extra time for entrance into the event. There will be no access to the event via the Fiedler Footbridge at the corner of Arlington St. and Beacon Street. In lieu of this, festival attendees can use the Charles Street Footbridge or the Dartmouth Street Footbridge. There will be no parking allowed on Storrow Drive. Backpacks, coolers, blankets and large bags will not be allowed into the festival and all bags will be subject to a discretionary search. Gates for the festival will open at 10 am.