Diverse World Music to Highlight the Stage During SolarFest
SolarFest returns to its roots at Earth Sky Time Community Farm in Manchester Center on Sunday, July 21, with a musical lineup sure to get the crowd moving, young and old. The fun starts with workshops on energy, music and theater beginning at 10 a.m. The music kicks off at 2 p.m. with The Gaslight Tinkers providing a crowd-pleasing children’s set, followed by featured performances by Chicago Afro Beat Project, Rio Mira, a contra-music set by The Gaslight Tinkers, Moghli Bluegrass Trio, and Freddi Shehadi.
“This is our biggest performance lineup of the year,” says Oliver Levis of Earth Sky Time Farm. “We’ll have eight full hours of diverse world-music: rock, bluegrass, marimba, afro-beat, and Celtic dance music, all blending into the positive energy of SolarFest.”
Advance tickets are only $15. There will be fun activities for the whole family from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m., including a wide array of freshly prepared food and drinks.
The mission of SolarFest has been to connect people, the arts, ideas and technology, fostering partnerships to create a vibrant present and a sustainable future, since 1995. It continues to integrate music and arts with quality renewable energy education,with workshops by experts explaining the latest, usable technologies in PV, EVs, storage, wind, HVAC, permaculture and regenerative agriculture. Solar Fest president Bill Laberge observes, “The true power of SolarFest is the convening of different communities, bringing together designers, tradespeople, farmers and academics, along with other groups working for sustainability, to help solve our most urgent problems.”