In honor of 30 years of extraordinary live music paired with social and environmental programming, Colorado’s beloved radio show and multimedia nonprofit eTown is throwing a party for the ages, honoring both its 30th “b’Earthday” and eTown’s induction into Colorado Music Hall of Fame; Founders Nick and Helen Forster recently spoke about both with The Bluegrass Situation, read more here.
This Thursday, on April 22nd, Earth Day 2021, fans new and old are invited to join the party with eTown’s free 30th b’Earthday Celebration, a live stream event featuring all new performances from Lyle Lovett, Bob Weir, Nathaniel Rateliff, Black Pumas, Los Lobos, Sam Bush, Sarah Jarosz, City and Colour, The War and Treaty, and Raquel Garcia. Former U.S. Senator and environmental advocate Tim Wirth and U.S. Congressman Joe Neguse will join for the conversation portion of the live stream.
Colorado Governor Jared Polis recently proclaimed April 22nd, 2021 “eTown Day,” acknowledging the organization’s production of more than a thousand live performances, pioneering efforts in environmental education, and inspiring citizens to become more engaged in their local communities via the eChievement Award, amongst other attributes. Read more here.
To support the plethora of environmental programs and amazing live music, eTown continues to offer, fans can purchase a $50 limited artist edition print on 18×24 3-color print on rainbow foil paper commemorating eTown’s 30 b’Earthday Celebration. Posters are signed and numbered by the artist, Mike Tallman of Add Noise Studios, and are available for sale within the registration link at etown.org/30.
Ahead of the 30th b’Earthday Celebration, the folks at eTown want to encourage a rabbit-hole dive into the show’s extensive audio and video archives. A few recent highlights include last week’s tremendous episode with the legendary Willie Nelson and the inspiring husband and wife duo, The War and Treaty. For a little visual stimulation—and proof that eTown’s history of collaboration is alive and well in this COVID age—check out this cover of the Lennon/McCartney classic “Two Of Us,” featuring Lake Street Dive and Shakey Graves. This and much more of eTown’s archival footage can be found at etown.org/broadcasts.