Indie rock sensation Fitz and the Tantrums will headline the 23rd annual Radio 92.9 EarthFest, on May 21, 2016 at the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Hatch Memorial Shell in Boston. This will be Fitz and the Tantrums only Boston appearance this summer and comes just prior to the release of their new album, which drops on June 10. Presented by Whole Foods Market, the family-friendly festival will showcase national and local music acts, environmentally friendly products and local non-profit environmental organizations.
Joining Fitz and the Tantrums on the Radio 92.9 EarthFest stage will be The Strumbellas, a six-piece, Juno Award-winning band from Ontario, Canada. Often described as alternative country/indie rock, the band also just released their latest album Hope. Rochester, New York-based Joywave will also bring their indie-pop sound to Radio 92.9 Earthfest, joining the lineup fresh off their Coachella debut. Finally, the line-up will be rounded out by the winner of the local band contest who will have the opportunity to perform at 25-minute set as the opener of the 23rd annual Radio 92.9 EarthFest on May 21, 2016
Radio 92.9 EarthFest has always offered festival goers an opportunity to learn how they can make an environmental difference. Once again this year, the festival will feature exhibits and environmental displays, staffed by sponsors and non-profit environmental organizations from New England. Each exhibitor is focused on raising awareness and offering educational information about different environmental issues facing the planet.
In addition to music on the main stage, Radio 92.9 EarthFest features Kids’ Planet, an interactive area designed specifically for families and children under the age of 12. Knowing that environmental responsibility starts at a young age, Kids Planet will feature a musical line-up specifically aimed at children under age 12 as well as earth-friendly activities and educational displays.
Onsite in Kids’ Planet, Kids Cooking Green will offer interactive activities designed to introduce children to the importance of eating locally grown food and help children make their own granola; Dirty Boys Composting will teach children about setting up a compost bin and what materials can and cannot be composted; Lexington Community Farm will bring its traveling worm bins to show how worms can help the earth and enrich the soil; and Tabata Kids will engage children and their families in a fun movement challenge.
Whole Foods Market will also bring nearly two dozen partners who will be sampling earth-friendly products along with organizations Pine Street Inn and Food For Free who will be offering demonstrations and other interactive activities.
Because the Radio 92.9 EarthFest is expected to draw a crowd of more than 100,000 people, attendees are encouraged to take advantage of the free bike valet service offered by MassBike or use public transportation. The DCR Hatch Memorial 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, listen to Radio 92.9 FM or visit www.earthfest.com