Green Celebration

Apr 20, 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

On Friday, April 20 there will be a Free Green Celebration in honor of Earth Day with a concert & showcase at the Francis Langford Promenade at Lake Mirror from 6 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. There will be live music from reggae band Jah Movement along with a variety of exhibits promoting green living initiatives.

The Green Celebration honors Earth Day, a day that is intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's natural environment. Earth Day was founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in first held on April 22, 1970.  Earth Day is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network and it is celebrated in more than 175 countries every year.  In 2009, the United Nations designated April 22nd as International Mother Earth Day.  

Jah Movement is known as the “Best Reggae Band” in Florida and they have the distinction of winning Creative Loafing’s Reader’s Choice as the 2016 ‘Best Local Reggae Band’ in the Tampa Bay Area. Jah Movement is made up of some of the most talented musicians in the South West Florida Region.
 
Damie Caines former lead vocalist of popular band ‘Democracy’ provides his unique sounds that many local reggae artists can’t touch. Shantel Norman is one of the most popular female vocalist in Southwest Florida and she can sing ANY genre of music.  Her captivating vocals often leave people in awe of her vocal skills. She has won many awards because of her talents. Drummy, Maurice Brown is one drummer that can sing and play drums at the same time. He always lays down a solid foundation for the band. Lead keyboardist and vocalist, Dougie Gresham is the music director of the famous Ky-Mani Marley and he brings his many talents to the band.

Bring a blanket, a picnic basket and enjoy the festivities as we celebrate Earth Day. Participants are encouraged to recycle, reclaim, reuse and ride a bike.You may also be interested in learning more about Lakeland or Hollis Garden.