1st ANNUAL EARTH FEST @ The Crofoot

SATURDAY APRIL 19, 2008
doors at 5PM, show at 5PM
tickets: $5 (buy tickets)

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Live bands, artists, vendors and non-profit organizations coming together for a good time and a greener planet! Doors at 5PM and it will last until late! The legendary JOHN SINCLAIR will grace the Crofoot with his presence, performing with GLOWB. John is in town from Amsterdam working on "The Detroit Album". Sinclair received public notoriety when he was unjustly sentenced in the early 1970s to 9 1/2 to 10 years in jail for two joints. His high profile supporters who rallied for him included John Lennon & Yoko Ono and Stevie Wonder. John Sinclair is an accomplished and highly respected musician and poet. MURUGA will help turn this Earth Day festival into something even more spectacular. Born Steven Bookvich in Detroit, while playing Woodstock he met Swami Satchidananda who gave him the name Muruga. He has played and recorded with George Clinton and shared the stage with too many to mention. It was in the early 90's that Muruga urged Merl Saunders to record "Blues from the Rain Forest." Jerry Garcia came in and played on that Grammy nominated album. Muruga recorded on the Merl Saunders & The Rainforest Band's live CD "Save the Planet So We'll Have Some Place to Boogy". THE MACPODZ are an electrified jazz quintet from Ann Arbor, Michigan in the tradition of Miles Davis and Frank Zappa. These guys are on their way to greatness playing festivals across the country, including “Wakarusa” this year. Here's your chance to say, "I saw them cats in 2008 at the first annual Earth Fest at the Crofoot". Some artists defy classification. Detroit's revolutionary soul man NADIR rebels against it. "When you get right down to it," Nadir explains, "I'm all about telling stories, singing songs and making music that moves people - spiritually, emotionally, physically, politically, whatever. Don't just sit there! Do something!" Not only will he blow your mind with his music, Nadir has something to say. Check out his blog!. ROOTSTAND - "Rebel Rootsgrass & Reggae Swashbucklin' Folk-Blues". MUTUAL KUMQUAT - "Good Times Revolution Music". ANN ARBOR DUB PROJECT - Reggae! They currently are spending the winter in a wood stove heated tree house. JOEY SPINA, Detroit’s own! A soulful voice and complimented by fluid, fresh, hypnotic and raw guitar. HOWARD GLAZER - "High Energy Rockin' Blues from the Motor City." Slight Return -- This trio tears it up, Motor City style! Music in the air and everywhere. . . on the patio, we have the Honest Life and the Milk Project. We will have many Detroit area artists showcasing their talents and lots of great causes and non-profit organizations will be represented, including American Indian Services, the Friends of the Rouge, Woman’s International League for Peace and Justice, the Oakland Land Conservancy, Change the Music. . . More artists and activities will be added to Earth Fest in the weeks to come. Best of all, this is only a $5 dollar event! And it goes from 5PM until late! The Crofoot is pleased to host the Earth Fest. The Crofoot is Pontiac’s oldest commercial building, built in 1830, rebuilt in 1882 utilizing the foundations, basement and select walls. We restored it in 2007, utilizing advance environmental techniques including super-insulation; re-use of old bricks, timbers and materials; waterless urinals; dual flush toilets for conservation of water; and white heat-reflecting roofs. We continually look for ways to save energy, reduce waste and have fun ...

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