Friday, March 6, 2009

6th Annual Everglades Awareness Benefit Concert at Tobacco Road

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6th Annual Everglades Awareness Benefit Concert at Tobacco Road hosted by Ploppy Palace Productions 3/21/09

March 6th, 2009

On Saturday, March 21, 2009 Ploppy Palace Productions and Tobacco Road will be hosting a concert to raise awareness and funds for the Hold The Line Campaign and for Everglades protection. As part of this four stage extravaganza, some of South Florida’s top bands, spoken word artists and community activists will join together to raise awareness for this vital natural resource.

As a testament to the diversity of supporters for this cause, there will be a broad variety of musical styles including jazz, rock, folk, blues, traditional Peruvian, vocal harmonies, melodic keyboards, Latin, funk, experimental, tribal rhythms, world beat fusion, psychedelic grooves and various interactive jams.

Here II Here, Coffee House Gypsies, Starving Artist Tour, The Southwood Project, The Dashboard Saints, Carl Ferrari & Friends, Ana Kanpa, Gecko Jazz Project, The Barkless Dawgs, Val C. Wisecracker, Andrew Bayuk, Grant Livingston, Robert Baldwin, Steve Minotti, Hoosha, Kiwikey, Ethreal, Jenna’s Boneyard, Lonesome Grey, Tom Schafer, Brian Smalley, Kuyayky, Nacho, Los Inmigrantes, Togen, Cleaveland Jones, Shawn Snyder, Robby Hunter, The Livesays, Tristan Clopet & the Juice, Halosolar, Utah Green and other selected performers will be showcasing original music.

Alonso, Angelo Pizarro, Nicholas The Storyteller, Martian Ambassador and other spoken word artists will be presenting innovative poetry with musical accompaniment.Mark A.S. will be offering a satirical commentary about history and the progressive attitude towards the environment.Elviza, Stacy Oh, ZiZi & Friends will be performing a variety of dance and movement pieces to energetic, rhythmic percussion and ambient tones.

In addition Linx, Anibal Fernandez and other creative artists will be rendering a live art demonstrations to visually complement the music.In addition, there will be a DVD slide show from the Everglades Art Exhibition which will include artwork from Susan Andreasen, Gudrun Napp, Darlene Harris, Aeric Moskowitz, Mike & Deb Matthews, Marguerite Gil, Kathy Pietro, Danny Arenas, Elizabeth Del Pozo & Marc Amore, Silvia Llopis and Xavier Cortes.

Conservation advocates from Miami Sierra Club will be speaking about their involvement in the Hold The Line Campaign. Other speakers will include Mario Yanez from Earth Learning, Ray Scattone from the F.I.U. Dept. of Environmental Studies, Dawn Shirreffs from Clean Water Action as well as a selection of special guests.Miami Sierra Club, Clean Water Action, Artists for Community Evolution, F.I.U. Dept. of Environmental Studies and other community organizations will have information booths with handouts and contacts to help educate about social issues and the environmental risk that threatens the natural balance of the Everglades.

The event will work to raise funds and awareness for the Hold The Line Campaign and support efforts by a selection of various organizations.

Currently, the Everglades is one of the most threatened natural habitat in the western hemisphere. Residential development, water management and agricultural use have shifted natural water patterns and have altered the vitality of the ecosystem. With an alarming number of people moving into South Florida every year, we need to come together and help to protect the Everglades for our survival.

In addition there will be vendors and small businesses promoting and selling their merchandise, including The Wallflower Gallery, Sergio Torres, Progressive Rags, Between Spirit & Stone Jewelry and selected independent corporations.

The 6th Annual Everglades Awareness Benefit Concert at Tobacco Road is sponsored by Ploppy Palace Productions, Atlas Audio Productions, Anamaze Productions, 7th Circuit Productions, Cymbal Outfitters, Mystic Cat Productions, Antidote Productions, Online, Music Art Love, and The Wallflower Gallery.

6th Annual Everglades Awareness Benefit Concert
Saturday, March 21, 2009
4:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.
Tobacco Road
626 South Miami Avenue
Brickell, FL 33130
21 Years Old + with ID
Admission is $ 12.
** Sponsorship and vending opportunities are still available.**
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