Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Earth Tones : Local stations announce return of radio-sponsored Earth Day concerts

Last week, WXRV/92.5 The River announced that its 2nd annual Earth Day concert will be taking place at the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston on Friday, April 22nd from Noon to 3pm. The free concert will feature BoDeans, Entrain and a special guest to be named later.


“We’re delighted to welcome BoDeans and Entrain for another great free show. They have been River favorites since we first hit the airwaves in 1995…The Earth Day concert is an especially fun party to throw as it falls on school vacation week, and allows listeners to pack up and jump on the train for a free and family-friendly Friday afternoon in downtown Boston!” said Catie Wilber, 92.5 The River’s Program Director in a press release. “It’s the perfect way to celebrate spring while reminding ourselves of the ways we can continue to practice and promote sustainability."

On a slightly bigger scale, The 18th annual WBOS/Radio 92.9's EarthFest concert and festival will take place Saturday, May 21 beginning at 11:30am at the Hatch Shell, on the Esplanade, in Boston, it was announced yesterday.

The station will announce musical acts on the actual Earth Day - April 22nd.  The on-line whispers suggest that 17 years, 65 million records and 4 Grammies later, punk rockers Green Day may be making their triumphant return to the Esplanade.

As has been the case in past years, EarthFest will also feature environmental exhibits and interactive displays.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Isn't Green Day banned from the Hatch shell? haha (i remember running scared from the concert)the fnx show with them was awesome....The BoDeans sounds like a good time with the River.

Who's the special guest i wonder?

LOVE FREE SHOWS!

Boston Radio Watch said...

Anon 11:52,

MDC was such a corrupt and disorganized agency at the time, it was to no one's big surprise that the riot took place.

This is a good read :
http://www.celebrateboston.com/crime/green-day-riot.htm

Forgotten fact : The following year(1995), Gov. Weld promoted the guy(Ilyas Bhatti) who ran MDC at the time of the Green Day Riot to run a new little project called the Big Dig. How did things turn out there?

Green Day Junkie said...

That would be so cool if Earthfest got Green Day! I hope it's true!!!
I love Earthfest, best outdoor concert I've ever been to!