13th Annual Earth Day Celebration
Locally Is Globally
Saturday, April 22, 2017
The town of Springdale in cooperation with Zion National Park will celebrate the 13th Annual Zion Canyon Earth Day in Springdale on Saturday April 22nd.
The festival is a sustainability-focused, educational event. Live solar powered music will be accompanied by art and food vendors as well as educational demonstrations about alternative energy, native plants, local environmental issues and sustainable products. There is fun for the whole family and plenty of activities for the kids.
This free event, including a silent auction and beer & wine garden, takes place on the lawn of the Bit & Spur Restaurant at 1212 Zion Park Boulevard from 11:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Local bands will be performing a variety of music from Folk, Elemental Sounds and Flamenco Rhythms to Rock and Roll.
The Earth Day Committee believes that educational events like the Zion Canyon Earth Day celebration, inform the public about the importance of sustainability, recycling and alternative energy sources. The Town of Springdale is continuing its efforts to offset the energy used in public facilities to solar power and currently has 96.4 kW solar capacity installed. The Town of Springdale has been recognized as an EPA Green Power Community since 2008.
This year we are adding a March for Science and a Rhythm and Drum Workshop.
The March for Science is a celebration of our passion for science and a call to support and safeguard the scientific community. The march will take place after the event ends at the Bit and Spur. The party will continue by marching from the festival grounds to the Canyon Community Center. There will be a drum circle at the CCC and then a concert by Nacho Arimany.
Bring your drums and signs to the festival and help us celebrate science in this peaceful march.
Nacho Arimany will be teaching a rhythm and drum workshop, April 19-21st 6 to 8 pm at the Canyon Community Center. The cost is $120 for this 3 day workshop. Nacho and students of the workshop will then perform at the Earth Day event. Contact Julie Hancock 772-3434 ext. 312
Nacho Arimany is more than a multi-instrumentalist (playing over 100 instruments), he is a translator and a channel for bridging dialogue across and between different cultures: a dialogue expressed through universal rhythms spoken by all of us. As an artist who has performed at prestigious large venues around the world including the New York Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, it is a treat to be able to experience his music within the space of an intimate setting alongside a small group. For more information about Nacho visit nachoarimany.com
Thanks to our sponsors:
Bit & Spur Restaurant, Town of Springdale, Wasatch & Squatters Brewery, Cliffrose Lodge, Holiday Inn Express, Majestic View Lodge, Flanigan's Inn, Cable Mountain Lodge, Humless, Wildcat Willies, Zion Outdoor, and Gradient Sound.
Live Music at the Bit and Spur - Stage Powered by Solar Energy!
(Click links to get to band bios below)
Solar energy provided by Sterling Solar
Sound brought to you by Gradient Sound.
For more information on the Zion Canyon Earth Day Celebration please contact: Julie Hancock 435-772-3434
Other Earth Celebrations/Activities
Arbor Day Tree Planting
Date and Time to be announced
APPEARING ON THE EARTH DAY STAGE!
Jason Tyler Burton is a soul searching adventurer who writes songs about the journey. Originally from Kentucky, he now lives at the base of the Wind River Mountains in Wyoming. His brand of Americana music is heart felt, reflecting a search for meaning and home, with a voice and lyrics that invite you to lean in a little, and really listen. His 3rd full length album, Lost Behind the Ranges, will be released April 21, 2017.
Common Ground is a trio of experienced musicians who play an eclectic mix of folk, roots, Celtic, gospel, and popular tunes that will have your toes tapping and hands clapping. The group formed in 2012 as a spin-off of a church music group. They have played at Groovefest, recitals, and farmers markets in southern Utah. Sara Penny lays down tight violin melodies. She has been teaching students in Cedar City for over 30 years and plays violin and viola with the Orchestra of Southern Utah. Des Penny, a native of Ireland, plays guitar and sings lead and harmony with an Irish flavor. Des has appeared in a number of musical theater productions. Jim Howells sings harmony and lead and plays guitar and mandolin. He also owns a banjo.
Blammity Blam started as a group of friends playing music around the campfire. Since 2005, the music has steadily progressed and the band has continued to write music. Since the Beginning of Blammity Blam, Friendship and love for adventure have lead to an extraordinary compilation of ever growing songs and musical expressions. We are currently working on album two and are excited to be able share our music with you.
Mason's Jar of Jam
Mason's Jar of Jam is a combination of singer/songwriter, Folk/Rock, americana, and blues that is fronted by Mason Cottam on guitar and vocals. Combined with Cottam's songwriting is a strong rhythm section that includes Steve Flaig on percussion and Dennis Chavez on Bass and Vocals to round out the trio. Each member brings a diverse and unique perspective on the music which in turn makes for a overall substantial sound from a three piece.