Rock the Earth is proud to present the Inaugural Snow Ball, a concert to benefit Rock the Earth at Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver, Colorado on Wednesday, March 23, 2005. The concert will feature Colorado’s own jamgrass sensation Shanti Groove and Pete Wernick’s Live Five, the innovative newgrass combo lead by Dr. Banjo, Pete Wernick. The night will also include some very special surprise guests. “Rock the Earth provides a special opportunity for musicians and fans to make waves together. With so much pollution, of everything from the environment to our minds, it’s a way to fight back,” says Wernick.
“These events really demonstrate the special connection that exists between music and the environment and music’s power to inspire change on a wide scale,” says Rock the Earth President and Executive Director Marc Ross. He continues, “We are very excited to be holding our first benefit concert in our new home town of Denver and to have environmentally-conscious artists like Shanti Groove and Pete Wernick’s Live Five playing it, makes the event all the more special.” By collaborating with bands such as Shanti Groove and Pete Wernick’s Live Five, Rock the Earth is able to build nationwide support for local campaigns.
Rock the Earth continues to work with a number of partners to ensure that the Roan Plateau’s wilderness areas will not be adversely impacted by drilling. These important benefit shows will help Rock the Earth draw additional attention to the need for Colorado and Utah citizens to voice their opposition to detrimental drilling in wilderness areas and will also help Rock the Earth secure additional funding to tackle issues like these from the legal and technical standpoints. For more information on the Roan Plateau and how you can help, visit rocktheearth.net/projects.ws.
In addition to the music at Cervantes’, Rock the Earth will hold a silent auction and raffle. Doors open at 8:00pm and the show starts at 9:00pm. All proceeds will benefit Rock the Earth and to further our mission to “Defend the Planet One Beat at a Time.” Tickets are available through Baseline Ticketing at baselineticketing.com. $12 in advance and $15 day of show. For more information, call Rock the Earth at (303) 454-3304.
Other upcoming events to benefit Rock the Earth include two concerts by The String Cheese Incident set to take place April 2nd and 3rd at Suede in Park City, Utah. Tickets are now available from Baseline Ticketing. Hotel/condo accommodations and travel plans may be made through Madison House Travel. String Cheese bassist Keith Moseley says, “SCI is always looking for ways to get involved in good causes; Rock the Earth holds close two of our priorities: the environment and music. We’re glad to help the organization.”
Rock the Earth, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, national public interest environmental advocacy organization, is committed to protecting and defending America’s natural resources through partnerships with the music industry and the environmental community.