In honour 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, honouring 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.
Today, 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 US Senator and environmental advocate, Tim Wirth, and US Congressman, Joe Neguse, will join for the conversation portion of the live stream.
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-colour 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.
Because 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.
About eTown: eTown, the internationally syndicated radio broadcast, podcast, and multimedia- and events-production nonprofit, launched on Earth Day 1991 in Boulder, Colorado. Since then, eTown has produced musical, social, and environmental programming all focused on its ongoing global mission—to educate, entertain, and inspire a diverse audience through music and conversation in order to create a socially responsible and environmentally sustainable world. Prior to the pandemic, eTown recorded shows in front of a live audience in eTown Hall, a 17,000 square foot former church in downtown Boulder which has been renovated and transformed into a solar-powered performance and recording facility—likely the only zero-carbon facility of its kind in North America. Recently, eTown pivoted to all-virtual episodes. eTown is aired on over 300 radio stations nationwide, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Podbean, Vimeo, on Facebook and Twitter @eTownRadio, on Instagram @eTown_Radio, on YouTube, as well as at www.etown.org.