Jordin Sparks,, O.A.R., NE-YO added to Green Apple Festival

Earth Day Network & Green Apple Festival have announced another round of diverse artists joining the eight free simultaneous Earth Day celebrations in landmark parks across the country on Sunday, April 20th.

Event cities include Washington DC, New York City, Miami, Denver, Dallas, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

In Washington DC on the National Mall, 19 Recordings/Jive Recording artist Jordin Sparks will perform the National Anthem. An acoustic set by members of rock band O.A.R. will kick off the festivities at noon and the Roots will headline with multi-platinum three-time Grammy award winning artist, Ne-Yo, Doug E. Fresh, Talib Kweli and Chrisette Michele. In New York City’s Central Park, The Bacon Brothers have joined the bill.

In San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart will be joined by Jon Fishman (Phish) and a troupe of leading African, Cuban and Brazilian drummers. In Los Angeles on the Santa Monica Pier, Escalera (featuring pro-skateboard legends Danny Way and Bob Burnquist) has been added.

“America’s largest Earth Day celebration” will be presented by Chase in parks across the country – New York City (Central Park), Chicago IL (Lincoln Park Zoo), Miami FL (Bicentennial Park), Denver CO (City Park), Dallas TX (Fair Park), San Francisco CA (Golden Gate Park), Los Angeles CA (Santa Monica Pier) and Washington DC on the National Mall. 

Events will combine environmental addresses by prominent speakers, the presence of a wide variety of non-profit and green-minded businesses and educational displays on ways to combat the climate crisis.

WASHINGTON DC “Earth Day on the National Mall”
The Roots & Friends (, Ne-Yo, Doug E. Fresh, Talib Kweli, Chrisette Michele)
Gov’t Mule
Toots and the Maytals
Thievery Corp – DJ set
Warren Haynes – solo acoustic set
Umphrey’s McGee
DC Boys Choir
City Dance

The National Anthem with Jordin Sparks
Acoustic performance with O.A.R.
NEW YORK (Central Park)
Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder
Big Head Todd and the Monsters
The Bacon Brothers
Vusi Mahlasela
Vienna Teng
SAN FRANCISCO (Golden Gate Park)
Mickey Hart’s Mass Drums (with Jon Fishman of Phish and Tommy Lee of Motley Crue)
Yonder Mountain String Band
Brett Dennen
 MIAMI (Bicentennial Park)
Arrested Development
Baby Loves Salsa
Caravan of Thieves
 CHICAGO (Lincoln Park Zoo)
Derek Trucks Band
Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Meshell Ndegeocello
Chicago Afrobeat Project
Miss Lori Holton Nash
The Gwalla Gwallas
Event MC- Kyle Orton – Chicago Bears

DALLAS (Fair Park)
Los Lonely Boys
Martin Sexton
Junior Brown
Cas Haley
The Steps
George Stanford

LOS ANGELES (Santa Monica Pier)
Taj Mahal
Ziggy Marley solo acoustic
Escalera (with pro-skaters Danny Way and Bob Burnquist)
Juliette and the Licks
School of Rock Hollywood Allstars

The Frequency
Coby Brown

DENVER (City Park)
The Neville Brothers 
The Benevento/Russo Duo
Rose Hill Drive

With a “small footprint, large impact” ethos for 4/20, Earth Day Network & Green Apple Festival:
Chose parks with eco-considerations like the cities’ public transportation infrastructures, pedestrian and bicycle accessibility, presence of an organic atmosphere – i.e. parks rather than concrete stadiums.
Over 125 venues to become “Green Apple Venues” over Earth Day Weekend (4/18 – 4/20), as Festival organizers introduce eco-friendly practices/products as a new way of doing business.
With Native Energy, a leader in the space of offsets, the entire undertaking will be made carbon neutral.
Carry out school greening projects in 3 markets, in low-income neighborhoods

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