New Orleans Earth Day Festival & Solar Derby

Celebrate Earth Day 2015 at Palmer Park on Saturday, April 18th, 11 am to 7:30 pm!


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Save the Date!

Mark your calendars for April 18th! In just a few weeks we will be commemorating the 5th anniversary of the 2010 BP Disaster by celebrating our planet, going solar, and a commitment to environmental health & justice.

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Get funky at Earth Day!

Earphunk will be performing at the New Orleans Earth Day Festival & Solar Derby 2015! This New Orleans born-and-bred progressive-funk quintet has performed at huge festivals such as Electric Forest, Bear Creek, and Wakarusa. Come see the magic that is their high-energy, dynamic live show with us at Palmer Park on April 18th.


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Theresa Andersson to play at Earth Day!

Theresa Andersson will be headlining the New Orleans Earth Day Festival & Solar Derby 2015! This singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist has performed at Jazz Fest and Voodoo so a free show of hers is not one to miss.


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Lagniappe from Africa Brass for all the great work that Louisiana Bucket Brigade does

AB POSED PICAfrica Brass is going to have special guests on Saturday.

Luther Gray is a drumming legend who has created two major musical groups: Percussion Incorporated and Bamboula 2000, for which has twice won a Big Easy World Music Award. He is also credited with the founding of the Congo Square Foundation, which began in 1989, and leads a drum circle every Sunday afternoon in Congo Square.
Spy Boy Honey-  A good friend of Africa Brass Honey’s energy is contagious. He is an excellent vocalist/drummer, and a strong keeper of the Black Indian tradition, “Get Out day Way, Honeys comin.”
Anier Alonso del Valle- master conguero from Cuba has performed with Conjunto Folclorico Nacional de Cuba, we are blessed to have Anier as a member of Africa Brass.

Rick Trolsen- trombone, has performed with Bonerama, Neslort, Lina Prima, Dr. John, and is a great bandleader as well.

We are going to invite Gen. Honore to play a drum with us, and we hope to become members of his Green Army.


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Do Whatcha Wanna! Stage schedule announced

Guardians of the Flame at Do Whatcha Wanna! Stage of New Orleans Earth Day 2013

Guardians of the Flame at New Orleans Earth Day Festival 2013. Photo by Kate Gilbert

Visit the Do Whatcha Wanna! Stage for additional entertainment at the fest, featuring local performing artists, musicians, demonstrations, and community presentations in an intimate setting. This year’s performances and demos include storytelling, spoken word, theatre, music, aikido, and more.  Check out the schedule here!


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Treme Brass Band to play at Earth Day!

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This year’s traditional Earth Day second line will be lead by the Treme Brass Band! March as part of the Green Army with these amazing musicians in the lead starting at 2:15pm.


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Africa Brass to play at the festival!

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Africa Brass will take the stage at 4pm on Earth Day. Africa Brass embodies the most innovating, globally inspired marriage of Brass, drums, and Jazz, creating a musical experience unlike any other! Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to see them for free!