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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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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Team Sno to perform on Earth Day Do Whatcha Wanna! Stage

15811_4183811835630_1920128974_nThe incomparable Team Sno (Slam New Orleans) will take the stage at 4:45pm on Earth Day! Don’t miss your chance to hear this three-time National Poetry Slam winning group of incredible local poets. They rock!


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Play Earth Day Bingo to win a free bike!

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Win a free bike and learn about sustainability with our new Earth Day Bingo card!  The Bike Shop at 4711 Freret has generously donated a brand-new, beautiful blue cruiser from Big Shot Bikes.  This gorgeous bike is a lightweight cruiser with a low step-through frame and fat tires perfect for NOLA’s many infamous potholes.  Even better, it comes with two built-in wooden racks on back and front to attach a box or carry any oddly-shaped items!

Features include:

  1. Aluminum alloy frame
  2. Three piece crank
  3. Fenders with stainless steel rigid mounts
  4. Dutch style cargo rack with wood inlays
  5. Optional solid wood crate for hauling your precious cargo
  6. Barefoot friendly pedals


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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!


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Chegadão to rock Earth Day once again!

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We are thrilled to announce that the incomparable Chegadão will be returning to the festival! You can enjoy their amazing Brazilian sound starting at 12:50pm. Check out their website and get excited!