Saturday, April 18 & Sunday 19, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia
The 5th Annual SweetWater 420 Fest has announced its performer lineup for the two-day music and arts festival celebrating Earth Day on April 18 and 19, 2009 in Atlanta’s historic Candler Park. This year’s lineup includes Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Robert Walter’s 20th Congress, The Heavy Pets, Entropy, Donna Hopkins with special guest Ralph Roddenbury, Left Williams Band, Laura Reed and Deep Pocket, Jamie McLean - formerly of the Dirty Brass Band, Turtle Folk, Packway Handle Band, Squirrelheads, Sam Thacker, Nashvillian Family, Ramblers, Juco, 3052, and Candler Park’s own - Webster.
Admission to the festival is free for live music, food, and eco-oriented activities and educational experiences. Festival goers 21+ and with a valid ID can purchase a $5 wristband to responsibly enjoy SweetWater beer and wine. A portion of proceeds from wristband sales are donated to Candler Park Neighborhood Association, to make improvements to Candler Park.
Founded by SweetWater Brewing Company in 2004, the two-day eco-oriented festival attracts thousands of visitors to Atlanta each year and has emerged into a music and arts-driven educational platform for environmental awareness and activism. Festival goers will have the opportunity to learn numerous ways in which they can take earth friendly practices back to their communities and homes in SweetWater’s “Planet 420” village. This year’s workshops include: Introduction to Solar Power; Saving the Earth and Your Home: Green Realty 101; Earth Trivia with Gas South; Climate Issues in the Southeast. Planet 420 will also have yoga classes and massage therapy.
Each year, the SweetWater 420 Fest is held in Candler Park, a 55-acre city park located in the charming neighborhood that surrounds it, also known as Candler Park. Since the festival’s inception, organizers have worked to better the Candler Park community through ongoing community-oriented and environmental initiatives. Over the past four years, the festival has donated money to the Candler Park Neighborhood Association for community and park improvements. The festival is currently working to raise funds to be earmarked for specific park improvements, which will create a sustainable park for the community to enjoy for generations to come.
In an effort to limit the impact the festival has on the neighborhood and to fulfill SweetWater 420 Fest’s environmental mission, festival organizers encourage everyone to do their part and take MARTA. The festival is conveniently located just two blocks from the Candler Park MARTA station.
Visit www.sweetwater420fest.com for additional information, updates, and directions.
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