DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - Jun 4, 2013) - Rock the Earth, a national not-for-profit environmental organization that partners with the music industry, announced its participation for the ninth consecutive year in the largest music festival in the United States. At the 12th Annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, taking place in Manchester, Tenn., June 13-16, 2013, Rock the Earth will host music performances and artist interviews, unique "eco-activities," environmental film screenings and a mobile phone recycling drive.
Moderated by Rock the Earth founder and executive director, Marc Ross, the theme of this year's performances and discussions on the Planet Roo Solar Stage will be "Social Change Through Music," exploring what inspires musicians to be activists, as well as the interconnectedness between music and social, environmental, political and/or philanthropic causes.
The "Social Change Through Music" interviews and performance participants include: John Oates; Alex Ebert (Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes); John Fullbright; Black Prairie; Allen Stone; Johnnyswim; Wake Owl; He's My Brother She's My Sister; Ryan Montbleau Band; Naia Kete; The Mowgli's; Nocona; and The Revivalists.
Rock the Earth will also host "Green Screens Presented by Rock the Earth," a series of award-winning environmental films that will take place in the Cinema Tent, featuring film Q&As and introductions by people associated with each film. The following films will be featured:
- "Revolution" introduced by director Rob Stewart
- "Musicwood: The Documentary" introduced by filmmakers Maxine Trump and Josh Granger, and Chris Thomas, artist relations manager at C.F. Martin & Co.
- "GMO OMG" presented by filmmaker Jeremy Seifert
- "Bidder 70" presented by film editor Ryan Suffern and introduced by special guest Alex Ebert from Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Rock the Earth Mobile Phone Recycling Campaign Kicks off for 2013
Now in its fifth year, the Rock the Earth 2013 mobile phone recycling campaign kicked off on Memorial Day weekend at Summer Camp in Chillicothe, Ill., Del Fest in Cumberland, Md. and MeadowGrass in Colorado Springs, Colo., and will continue over the next two weekends at Mountain Jam in Hunter, N.Y., Wakarusa in Ozark, Ark., and Bonnaroo in Manchester, Tenn.
If you are not attending these festivals, All Good, Floyd Fest and High Sierra will also be hosting Rock the Earth mobile phone drives this summer. Everyone who participates receives free goodies, such as a 20 percent discount from the LiveNation Store (not good on concert tickets) and other items courtesy of Rock the Earth and the festivals.
In addition, each mobile phone redeemed is worth one entry in a daily drawing for prizes, such as CDs, DVDs, T-shirts, free music downloads from Live Downloads, 2014 summer festival passes and more. Old mobile phones can also be recycled with free shipping available through Rock the Earth's cell phone return program at www.rtephonedrive.com.
Looking forward to @RocktheEarth @Bonnaroo film series @RevolutionDoc @MUSICWOODDoc @GMOOMGfilm @bidder70
Planet Roo Solar Stage hosted by @RocktheEarth Marc Ross with @JohnOates @HMBSMS @Themowglis & more http://lineup.bonnaroo.com/events/2013/06/14/
Bring old cell phones to the education-outreach tent @Bonnaroo, support @RocktheEarth recycling effort, free prizes http://bit.ly/143Q2wt
About Rock the Earth
Rock the Earth is a national 501(c) (3) public interest, not-for-profit environmental advocacy organization dedicated to protecting and defending America's natural resources. We act as advocates to ensure the existence of a sustainable and healthy environment for all and represent those individuals and communities whose environment whose natural surroundings are directly and adversely affected by others. Thanks to generosity and support of a network of music industry partners and the world wide environmental community, we are able to carry out grassroots organizing, education, and legal action to mobilize public support and empower social change. Please visit www.RockTheEarth.org for more information.