Help the environment and then help yourself. If you are one of the first 100 people to sign up for Heal the Bay’s annual Coastal Cleanup on Sept. 15, then you will also score a free ticket to the EarthFest LA event at Culver City’s , which is taking place on the same day.
EarthFest LA 2012 will run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event consists of an environmental expo and smooth jazz and R&B concert. The free expo features presentations by experts on fracking; water sustainability; the green economy and green jobs; creating an energy-efficient home and healthier eating.
The concert itself will run from 2 – 6 p.m. and will be headlined by double Grammy Award-winning smooth jazz legend, guitarist Paul Brown; chart topping contemporary jazz musician Darren Rahn; vocalist Wendy Moten; jazz fusion band DW3 and Motown-influenced singer/songwriter Chris Lightfoot.
Lawn seating is $20 if purchased online. Children 12 and under enter for free.
The concert will be held on WLAC’s expansive Student Services Building lawn with views of West Los Angeles. Concert tickets can be purchased online at www.EarthFestLA.org and in a limited number at the door. The gate opens at noon and the last band is expected to take the stage by 4:30 p.m. Food will be sold, but picnic baskets are welcome. No alcohol is permitted.
EarthFest LA is produced by California Greenworks, Inc. and is sponsored by Metro, Clear Channel Outdoors, Edison, Toyota Motor Sales USA, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, the Boeing Employee Fund, the Water Replenishment District, Sheraton Gateway Hotel, The California Endowment, radio station KPFK, Culver City and West Los Angeles College.
Community organizations supporting this event are Food and Water Watch, the UCLA Labor Center and the California Construction Academy, Habitat for Humanity of Greater, the Angeles chapter of the Sierra Club, and Champions for Change.
The Water Replenishment District of Southern California is underwriting the WLAC ticket give-a-way. For more information on Heal the Bay's coastal cleanup event, visit www.healthebay.org/ccd2012.