(Just want to win tickets to the Earth Day extravaganza? Scroll to the bottom of this post!)
It’s always a treat to work with our neighbors over at Nectar Lounge! The venue/bar is a fantastic spot, committed to sustainability, good times, nightly events, and patio beverages. For this Earth Day weekend, Seattle can have it all, with all-ages activities and music during the day and of-ages party action during the night at the Fremont Earth Day Festival — and all it sets you back is $15 or an old bike. Proceeds benefit the Cascade Bicycle Club Education Foundation.
While the party for grown-ups goes all day and all night, the daytime is geared toward kids and families, opening at 11 a.m. both days this weekend begin with a dance party, going into a special performance each day at noon: Bubbleman (a bubbleman) on Saturday, then the Not-Its (kindie rock!) on Sunday, plus some Earth Day-themed activities to keep them busy.
Later, once you’ve gotten a sitter (or if you don’t have kids and you’re just ready to party), the of-ages happenings start with a chill but fun-loving, diverse lineup of folk, R&B, reggae and more, including songwriter Sarah Christine, acclaimed jazz/funk/world collective Snarky Puppy, and improvisational rocker Nefarious Jones, spread over both Saturday and Sunday nights for a full weekend of eco-minded grooves. The full line-up is available here.
Snarky Puppy in action:
Sarah Christine singing “Freedom”:
And BONUS: The Not-Its!
All this, plus a chance to win a full-year unlimited pass to Nectar shows; a red Izip electric bike from Electric Bikes NW, refurbished bikes from Recycled Cycles; gift certificates to local businesses like Cantonetta, PCC, NAOS, Zip Car, Pollaner, and Maritime; plus goodie bags from multiple companies. Tons of vendors will also be present with info and goodies to keep you on your bike and into green living.
What better way to celebrate Earth Day for the noble cause of bicycling than right on the main Fremont drag with a host of fantastic musicians and activities? No better way. Tickets range from $5 for a kid’s one-day admission or $35 for a whole family for two days. Ride your bike and check your helmet at the door for $2 off admission.
If you want to go for free, though, you have two options: one is to bring in a used bicycle to donate to Recycled Cycles, who will then refurbish it and donate it to Bikes for Humanity, who provides bicycles to communities and families in Africa.
Your other option? Win tickets from us! Here’s how you enter: Comment on this post or tweet this blog post with one thing you do to help the planet, however small. If you tweet the event, make sure to mention us (@bptsea) so we know you entered! Entry closes at noon tomorrow, Friday April 20; winners will be chosen at random and notified by 3 p.m.
6 lucky winners will win their choice of a 2-day family pass or a pair of 2-day adult passes. Good luck, and happy Earth Day.