(Asheville, NC) The votes are in for the 6 winning bands to play at Quality Forward’s Earth Day Asheville presented by Earth Fare at the Orange Peel. Each will receive a $1000 prize. Over 100 bands submitted and more than 5400 people have cast their votes. The concert, which raises funds for earth-friendly projects, is scheduled for Earth Day, Tuesday, April 22 from 8:00 p.m. to midnight.
The winning bands include:
Jazz the Ripper – Jazz/Blues/R&B
Brushfire Stankgrass – Bluegrass/Oldtime
Aaron LaFalce – Americana/Country/Acoustic
Chris Cates and the Master Plan – Rock/Funk/Dance
Snake Oil Medicine Show – Latin/World/Reggae
Ruby Slippers/ Mingle – Electronica
You can preview their music by visiting www.earthdayasheville.org.
Ned Doyle, from the S.E.E. Expo, will play the role of the Master of Ceremonies and will kick off the evening introducing the global launch of the Earth Pledge of Allegiance. To find out more about Earth Pledge project, founded by Breah Parker, and its related curriculum, visit www.PeaceAndLoveForAll.com. [See attached information sheet, website up by April 20th]
There will also be an Asheville’s-own Fashion Show featuring recycled, organic and sustainably made designs. Featured will be designs by Elliott Elephant, Sew Moe, Spiritex, Poetic Justice, Dave Russell’s solar powered dress, Red Moon Rising, River T-C, Frox, Little Eagle and Rags Reborn/Eco-Chic.
Earth Day Asheville is not only a community wide celebration; it is also a green event. Quality Forward will utilize eco-friendly alternatives for food and beverage containers. Event greening sponsor, Seven Star Events, will set up educational resource recovery stations to divert waste away from landfills as well as display an educational slideshow about the green movement throughout the evening.
Tickets are on sale now. General admission tickets cost $10 and the doors open at 7:30pm. Tickets can be purchased directly from the Earth Day Asheville website (one can add a $35 membership to support Quality Forward all year long), at both Earth Fare locations (and receive a free shopping bag), at the Orange Peel or through the Orange Peel’s website www.theorangepeel.net.
VIP tickets are also available for early admission at 6:30pm and include a reception featuring wine, local beer and locally grown foods prepared by popular Asheville restaurants Mayfels, Modesto and the Laughing Seed Cafe, as well as reserved seating for the night’s entertainment. The VIP tickets cost $75 and are available by calling Quality Forward at 828-254-1776 or visiting the Earth Day Asheville website at www.earthdayasheville.org
Band Sponsors are Hands of Sean Perry, Inc, EcoBuilders/EcoHouse Realty, Pepsi Cola, McGill Associates, Jimmy White Builders and Charlotte Street Computers.
Major Media Sponsors are Kiss Country 99.9, the Mountain105.9, ESPN Radio 1310AM, Classic Hits 96.5, The Revolution 880AM and Star 104.3 and Mountain Xpress. For a list of other sponsors, please visit the Earth Day Asheville website.
Quality Forward, a Keep America Beautiful affiliate, has been instrumental in enhancing Asheville’s natural beauty and quality of life for 35 years by planting thousands of trees, beautifying city gateways and neighborhoods, picking up tons of litter from our streets and waterways as well as promoting recycling and waste management.