Monday, August 20, 2007

A Really Big Green Show

Food for Thought's Locally Grown II concert strikes up this Saturday at Libbey Bowl with not one, but two, headlining talents - Brett Dennen and our own Perla Batalla.

The winners of the Battle of the Bands competition from Aug. 4 will also be playing. Look at Lisa Snider's prior blog post for all the details.

Tickets are available online at . For more information go to or call 805-640-5044.

As an appetizer, we have a couple of youtube postings of La Perla singing "Bird on a Wire," at the LA Film Festival's screening of the Leonard Cohen biopic, "I'm Your Man," from 2006, and a Brett Dennen show. Dennen is opening for John Mayer at the moment, taking time out from that tour for a great cause.


Blogger Lisa Snider said...

Great write-up in today's OVN, too! Readers will also be interested to know, with regards to this being a "green" event, Food for Thought contracted with Amy DeLuca, president of Green Lotus Events, a business specializing in "green" events. She says, "To begin with, we will encourage people to ride bikes and walk to the event. We will have a safe bike parking area near the entrance, and everyone who rides a bike will receive a free raffle ticket for a bike and helmet from Bicycles of Ojai, a wheelbarrow with gardening equipment from Ace Hardware and native plants from Mountain Meadows Nursery, or a Spa Package. The food court will feature organic, healthful snacks. We will sell NO water in plastic water bottles. Instead, we will have a water station where Green Team volunteers will refill concert goers' own water bottles, for free."

People who do not bring their own bottles may purchase a stainless steel Kleen Kanteen brand water bottle at the merchandising table, then pick up their free water. Additionally, the event will have "Zero Waste" Stations, where not only glass, plastic and metal can be recycled, but food scraps, napkins and biodegradable service ware like bagasse plates, bowls, cups and corn cutlery as well. Mano Farms will process all the compostables. Green Team volunteers will circulate to assist concertgoers to understand how to separate trash and to utilize the station correctly.

8/22/2007 9:41 AM  

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