Radio 92.9 EarthFest Returns May 21

March 29, 2011

In March, it snows. In April, it rains.  What does May bring? The Radio 92.9 EarthFest.  The 18th annual event will return to DCR’s Hatch Memorial Shell in Boston on May 21st, 2011, from 11:30 am to 5:00 pm.  Presented by Whole Foods Market, the free festival is a family-friendly celebration for the Earth, showcasing national and local music acts, environmentally-friendly products and local non-profit environmental organizations.

Radio 92.9’s EarthFest is produced in conjunction with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation. It is the first major event of the season at DCR’s Hatch Memorial Shell.  The event is also the largest free radio station concert in the country.

Last year’s event featured performances from Collective Soul, the Gin Blossoms, Crash Kings and Marcy Playground.   This year’s line-up will be announced on Earth Day, April 22nd, 2011.

In addition to the musical performances on the main stage, the Radio 92.9 EarthFest will also feature Kids’ Planet – an expanded interactive family area. Kids’ Planet will feature a stage with a wide variety of musical acts and entertainment as well as environmental activities and educational displays.  Activities in Kids’ Planet will begin at 10 am.

The event is expected to draw a crowd of more than 100,000 people.  To minimize the environmental impact of the event, Casella Waste Systems will manage a comprehensive recycling program onsite.  In addition, Mass Bike will be onsite staffing a free bike-valet program, offering concertgoers an alternative to driving to the festival.

The 18th Annual Radio 92.9 EarthFest is also 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 18th annual Radio 92.9 EarthFest, listen to Radio 92.9 FM or visit www.earthfest.com