Radio 92.9 EarthFest Returns to DCR Hatch Memorial Shell on May 21, 2016

December 18, 2015


Radio 92.9 EarthFest returns to the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation’s iconic Hatch Memorial Shell. Radio 92.9 will once again kick off the summer music season with the 23nd annual Radio 92.9 EarthFest on May 21, 2016.  Presented by Whole Foods Market, the free family-friendly festival will celebrate Mother Earth while showcasing national and local music acts, environmentally friendly products and local non-profit environmental organizations.

In 2015, due to renovations at the DCR Hatch Memorial Shell, the Radio 92.9 EarthFest took place on Boston Common. “We are thrilled to be returning to the DCR Hatch Memorial Shell for the 2016 event,” said Mary Menna, Vice President and Market Manager of Greater Media Boston and Radio 92.9.  “The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation has been a true partner for many years, along with Whole Foods Market, our festival presenting sponsor. We look forward to showcasing our environmental commitment and kicking off the summer on May 21st!”

Over the years, Radio 92.9 EarthFest has featured acts such as Neon Trees, Guster, Third Eye Blind, Blues Traveler, The Wallflowers, The Fray and many more.  The full musical line-up for this year’s event will be announced on Earth Day, April 22, 2016.

While music takes center stage, the Radio 92.9 EarthFest is also educational, environmentally friendly and fun for the entire family. In 2016, the festival will feature the Eco-Pavilion, with exhibits and environmental displays, staffed by sponsors and non-profit environmental organizations from across New England.  A comprehensive recycling and composting initiative will help minimize the environmental impact of the event.

Radio 92.9 EarthFest will also feature 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.

Radio 92.9 EarthFest is produced in conjunction with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR.) The DCR is a steward of one of the largest state parks systems in the country. Its 450,000 acres is made up of forests, parks, greenways, historic sites and landscapes, seashores, lakes, ponds, reservoirs and watersheds.  The DCR Hatch Memorial Shell and surrounding Esplanade area is a renowned venue for free events and programs in the city of Boston.

“We are excited to have the Radio 92.9 EarthFest return to the Hatch Memorial Shell this year,” said Leo Roy, Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation. “The strong environmental message of the festival is one that all of us at the DCR support.  We look forward to the event and to another exciting summer in Boston.”

Because the Radio 92.9 EarthFest is expected to draw a crowd of more than 100,000 people, attendees are encouraged to use public transportation. The DCR Hatch Memorial Shell is accessible by MBTA. Festival attendees 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

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