Radio 92.9 Earthfest Announces ‘One for the One Fund’ Initiative

May 14, 2013

Radio 92.9 EarthFest announced today a new “One for the One Fund” initiative to help raise funds for victims of the Boston Marathon attack. Leading up to and during the upcoming outdoor concert event on May 18th, Radio 92.9 is asking festival attendees to donate at least $1 to the One Fund.

Radio 92.9’s family-friendly EarthFest is the largest free radio station concert in the country, which showcases national and local music acts, environmentally friendly products and local non-profit environmental organizations. This is the 20th anniversary of the event, which is held at the DCR Hatch Memorial Shell, along the Charles River in Boston.

“This is the largest concert of its kind in America. If EarthFest attendees give what they can – even if it’s just $1 – we can make a big impact in one day for the Marathon victims and their families,” said Ken West, program director at Radio 92.9. “Every year this show brings together children, families and individuals from across the region and we want to use this opportunity to show our support for all those impacted by this terrible tragedy. Together we can make a difference and be ‘One for the One Fund.’”

To make donations in any denomination to the One Fund, go to onefundboston.org. To donate $10 instantly, text “Boston” to 80108.

Radio 92.9 EarthFest is produced in conjunction with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR.) The stellar line-up that will perform this year includes Vertical Horizon, Cracker, Gentlemen Hall, Fastball and Camper Van Beethoven. In addition, Boston’s very own Todd Biggins Band will be the opening act at this year’s festival. The band earned the honor after winning the annual Heineken Battle of the Bands competition hosted by Radio 92.9. Additional details about each of the performers is available at the Radio 92.9 EarthFest website.

Radio 92.9 is also working closely with DCR to ensure a safe and comfortable environment for all festival attendees. The DCR has implemented several procedural changes this year and concertgoers should allow extra time for entrance into EarthFest. There will be no access to the event via the Arthur Fiedler Footbridge at the corner of Arlington and Beacon Streets. In lieu of this, Festival attendees can use the Charles Street Footbridge or the Dartmouth Street Footbridge.

In addition, there will be no parking allowed on Storrow Drive. Backpacks, large bags, coolers and open containers will not be allowed into EarthFest and all bags will be subject to a discretionary search. Gates for the Festival will open at 10 a.m.

“We’ve been working in close coordination with DCR to create a safe, comfortable and fun environment for all those attending EarthFest,” said Rob Williams, Boston market manager for Greater Media. “We are encouraging attendees to plan ahead and allow a little extra time and patience for some new entry procedures.”

As always, attendees are encouraged to take advantage of the free bike valet service offered by MassBike or use public transportation. The DCR Hatch Shell is accessible by MBTA. Concertgoers can take the Green Line to Copley Square 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 20th annual Radio 92.9 EarthFest, listen to Radio 92.9 FM or visit www.earthfest.com