Monday, April 17, 2006

Green Apple Gratis

New York's Green Apple Music Festival is almost here...

We've covered the basics here before, artists and venues. The festy all kicks off Thursday night with the 6th Annual Jammy Awards at the Theatre @ MSG (with one special Wednesday night show at the Canal Room featuring former Grateful Dead drummers Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart), then begins in earnest on Friday around New York.

Woo hoo, now comes word there'll be some freebies this weekend (a chance to break out the new digital camera). As part of the Earth Day festivities, promoters have lined up some free shows outside of Grand Central Terminal on Vanderbilt Ave.

Friday, April 21
Noon: Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
1pm: Umphreys Mcgee
5pm: Mickey Hart with the Mutaytor and Baaba Maal
6pm: Martin Sexton

Saturday April 22
11am: Constant Wonder (kids show)
Noon: Jonah Smith
1pm: Ben Taylor
2pm: Bela Fleck and the Flecktones
3pm: Assembly of Dust

Grace Potter, Umphrey's McGee, Bela & the Flecktones and AoD -- What has two thumbs and is calling in sick on Friday? This guy.


At 5:40 PM, Blogger Jacob Eli said...

As great as this weekend is going to be, it's sensory overload. why can't they spread out the good shows over a couple weeks, Jazzfest-style, so we can see them all? The decisions are so tough...don't these organizers know neo-hippies don't like stress?

At 10:02 AM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

I like that you have to make tough decisions...this ain't a festival, this is an orgy of choice.

I'd like to see more staggering between regular shows and late night shows, though.


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