Rock The Earth Boosts Eco-Efforts At Bonnaroo Music And Art Festival

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Rock the Earth, a national not-for-profit environmental organization that partners with the music industry, Thursday announced its 10th consecutive year of participation in the 13th annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The event will be held June 12-15 in Manchester, Tenn., and Rock the Earth will facilitate music performances and interviews, environmentally focused film screenings, as well as hold its annual mobile device recycling drive.

Moderated by Rock the Earth's founder and executive director, Marc Ross, the theme of this year's performances and discussions on the Planet Roo Solar Stage will once again be "Social Change Through Music." Attendees will learn about what inspires musicians to be activists, and how music impacts environmental, political and social challenges facing today's world. 

This year's "Social Change Through Music" interviews and performance participants include:

·       Skinny Lister: Friday, June 13 at 1 p.m.
·       Bronze Radio Return: Friday, June 13 at 2 p.m.
·       Lily & the Parlour Tricks: Friday, June 13 at 4 p.m.
·       Arc Iris: Friday, June 13 at 5 p.m.
·       Josh Silver (of Represent.US): Saturday, June 14 at 1:30 p.m.
·       John Butler: Saturday, June 14 at 2 p.m.
·       Jamestown Revival: Saturday, June 14 at 4 p.m.
·       Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips: Saturday, June 14 at 5 p.m.
·       The Lone Bellow: Sunday, June 15 at 1 p.m.
·       Roadkill Ghost Choir: Sunday, June 15 at 2 p.m.

·       Carolina Chocolate Drops: Sunday, June 15 at 4 p.m. 

In addition, Rock the Earth will host its annual "Green Screens Presented by Rock the Earth" series, highlighting award-winning environmental films in the Cinema Tent. The series will include pertinent introductions and post-screening Q&A sessions, moderated by Deb Shufelt.  The following films will be features:

·       Thursday, June 12 at 1 p.m.: "The Human Experiment" with a post film discussion led by Scott Banbury, Sierra Club
·       Friday, June 13 at 2:45 p.m.: "DamNation" introduced by musician Andrew Bird with a post film Q & A with Morgan Beard of Sub-Genre
·       Saturday, June 14 at 6:30 p.m.: "Above All Else" with a post film Q&A with Executive Producer Paul Bassis
 
For a complete music schedule and Cinema Tent line up, please visit Bonnaroo 2014 and Bonnaroo Cinema 2014.
 

Now in its sixth year, Rock the Earth continues its cell phone and tablet recycling campaign, which kicked off on Memorial Day weekend at Summer Camp in Chillicothe, Ill., Del Fest in Cumberland, Md. and MeadowGrass in Colorado Springs, Colo., and will continue over the next two weekends at Mountain Jam in Hunter, N.Y., Wakarusa in Ozark, Ark., and  Bonnaroo in Manchester, Tenn. 

Festivalgoers are encouraged to bring old mobile phones and tablets to Rock the Earth's festival booth, and meet our volunteer staff members to learn more about Rock the Earth environmental issues the organization is working on. 

In addition, each phone redeemed is worth one entry in a daily drawing for prizes, such as CDs, DVDs, T-shirts, free music downloads from Live Downloads, 2015 summer festival passes and more. Old cell phones and tablets can also be recycled with free shipping available through Rock the Earth's mobile device return program at www.rtephonedrive.com


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