For the 9th year in a row, Rock the Earth will play a major role at one of the largest music festivals in the country — the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee (June 12-15).  Once again, Rock the Earth will be hosting musical performances and interviews on Social Change Through Music on the Solar Stage, curating award-winning environmental documentaries in the Cinema Tent in Green Screens Presented by Rock the Earth, and will serve as the festival’s official mobile device recycler, offering attendees prizes including the chance to win tickets to Bonnaroo 2015!

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Marc Ross
Executive Director, Rock the Earth
(303) 454-3304 / c. (412) 953-6280
marcr@rocktheearth.org

Joanna Kulesa
Public Relations, Rock the Earth
(408) 806-9201
joannak@rocktheearth.org

ROCK THE EARTH BOOSTS ECO-EFFORTS AT 13TH ANNUAL BONNAROO MUSIC AND ART FESTIVAL

National Environmental Non-Profit Hosts Solar Stage Music Performances, Environmental Film Screenings, and Mobile Phone Recycling At Music Festival in Tenn.

Photo and Interview Opportunities Available

DENVER – June 5, 2014Rock the Earth, a national not-for-profit environmental organization that partners with the music industry, today announced its 10th consecutive year of participation in one of the largest U.S. music festivals—the 13th annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The event will be held June 12-15 in Manchester, Tenn., and Rock the Earth will facilitate music performances and interviews, environmentally focused film screenings, as well as hold its annual mobile device recycling drive.

Moderated by Rock the Earth’s founder and executive director, Marc Ross, the theme of this year’s performances and discussions on the Planet Roo Solar Stage will once again be “Social Change Through Music.” Attendees will learn about what inspires musicians to be activists, and how music impacts the most pressing environmental, political and social challenges facing today’s world.

This year’s “Social Change Through Music” interviews and performance participants include:

  • Skinny Lister: Friday, June 13 at 1 p.m.
  • Bronze Radio Return: Friday, June 13 at 2 p.m.
  • Lily & the Parlour Tricks: Friday, June 13 at 4 p.m.
  • Arc Iris: Friday, June 13 at 5 p.m.
  • Josh Silver (of Represent.US): Saturday, June 14 at 1:30 p.m.
  • John Butler: Saturday, June 14 at 2 p.m.
  • Jamestown Revival: Saturday, June 14 at 4 p.m.
  • Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips: Saturday, June 14 at 5 p.m.
  • The Lone Bellow: Sunday, June 15 at 1 p.m.
  • Roadkill Ghost Choir: Sunday, June 15 at 2 p.m.
  • Carolina Chocolate Drops: Sunday, June 15 at 4 p.m.

In addition, Rock the Earth will host its annual “Green Screens Presented by Rock the Earth” series, highlighting award-winning environmental films in the Cinema Tent. The series will include pertinent introductions and post-screening Q&A sessions, moderated by Deb Shufelt. The following films will be features:

Thursday, June 12 at 1 p.m.: “The Human Experiment”with a post film discussion led by Scott Banbury, Sierra Club

  • Friday, June 13 at 2:45 p.m.: “DamNation”introduced by musician Andrew Bird with a post film Q & A with Morgan Beard of Sub-Genre
  • Saturday, June 14 at 6:30 p.m.: “Above All Else” with a post film Q&A with Executive Producer Paul Bassis

For a complete music schedule and Cinema Tent line up, please visit Bonnaroo 2014 and Bonnaroo Cinema 2014.

Rock the Earth Cell Phone and Tablet Recycling Campaign 2014

Now in its sixth year, Rock the Earth continues its cell phone and tablet recycling campaign, which kicked off on Memorial Day weekend at Summer Camp in Chillicothe, Ill., Del Fest in Cumberland, Md. and MeadowGrass in Colorado Springs, Colo., and will continue over the next two weekends at Mountain Jam in Hunter, N.Y., Wakarusa in Ozark, Ark., and Bonnaroo in Manchester, Tenn.

Festivalgoers are encouraged to bring old mobile phones and tablets to Rock the Earth’s festival booth, and meet our volunteer staff members to learn more about Rock the Earth environmental issues the organization is working on.

If you are not attending these festivals, Peach Festival, Floyd Fest and High Sierra will also be hosting Rock the Earth cell phone drives this summer. Everyone who participates receives free goodies, such as a 20 percent discount from the LiveNation Store (not good on concert tickets) and other items courtesy of Rock the Earth and the festivals.

In addition, each phone redeemed is worth one entry in a daily drawing for prizes, such as CDs, DVDs, T-shirts, free music downloads from Live Downloads, 2015 summer festival passes and more. Old cell phones and tablets can also be recycled with free shipping available through Rock the Earth’s mobile device return program at www.rtephonedrive.com.

Summer Tour

Additionally, for its 11th summer in a row, Rock the Earth will be out on the road for its annual Education and Outreach Summer Tour. It will be conducting summer environmental education, outreach and citizen activation at shows by Dave Matthews Band, Ray LaMontagne, Kings of Leon, Michael Franti & Spearhead, and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers.

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About Rock the Earth

Rock the Earth is a national 501(c) (3) public interest, not-for-profit environmental advocacy organization dedicated to protecting and defending America’s natural resources. We act as advocates to ensure the existence of a sustainable and healthy environment for all and represent those individuals and communities whose environment whose natural surroundings are directly and adversely affected by others. Thanks to generosity and support of a network of music industry partners and the world wide environmental community, we are able to carry out grassroots organizing, education, and legal action to mobilize public support and empower social change. Please visit www.RockTheEarth.org for more information.

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