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Nashville To Hold Earth Day Festival Saturday, April 20

4/8/2013

Live music, beer garden, green-living activities, remarks from Mayor Karl Dean

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The 12thannual Nashville Earth Day Festival will celebrate all the ways that Nashville is “green” and encourage the community to take another step toward Mayor Karl Dean’s goal of making Nashville the Greenest City in the Southeast.

Nashville’s Earth Day Festival is a FREE event open to all ages.

What: Nashville Earth Day Festival 2013

When: Saturday April 20 – 11 AM to 7 PM

Where: Centennial Park, 2500 West End Ave

Live music and entertainment will begin at 11 AM on the youth stage hosted by the Global Education Center and will continue from 2 PM to 7 PM on the main stage featuring Mike Farris and the Roseland Rhythm Revue (www.mikefarrismusic.com). Mayor Dean will speak at 3 PM.

2013 Festival Highlights:

  • Live music featuring Mike Farris, Elizabeth Cook, Billy Swayze
  • Beer garden
  • Workshops on making your own rain barrel, tree care, pervious concrete for homeowners and more.
  • Children’s activity area with games, music and educational activities.

Additional highlights include opportunities to learn and participate in waste reduction, recycling, energy and water conservation and other eco-friendly activities. More than 100 family-friendly exhibits hosted by community organizations, government agencies and green businesses will be present to educate and engage Nashville and Middle Tennesseans about protecting the environment and green living.

For more information visit www.nashvilleearthday.org or connect with us on Facebook /NashvilleEarthDay or twitter @NashEarthFest. Questions about the festival may be sent via email to: earthday@nashville.gov.

About the NashvilleEarth Day Festival

Nashville’sEarth Day Festival has been held in Centennial Park for the past 12years and has grown to over 10,000 people in attendance.

Earth day Festival 2013 Sponsors:

American Chemical Society/Tennessee Scholars, ASHRAE, Coke, Collier Engineering, Creative Recycling Systems, Fox17, Graffiti Indoor Advertising, Lamar Advertising, Lightning 100/Team Green,Metro Parks, Metro Public Works/Beautification, Nashville Electric Service,Nashville PAWS, Native Media, LLC, Natural Awakenings Nashville, Piedmont Natural Gas, Republic Services, Schneider Electric, Stringfellow, Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation and the TDEC Radon Program, The Compost Company, Village Real Estate, Wal-Mart, Waste Management and Yazoo

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