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8th Annual Green Festival Partners with Green Bash LLC to produce first official After Dark Parties in San Francisco and celebrate 35th anniversary of Common Ground magazine November 13-15, 2009 ~ 3 nights, 4 shows, many worthy causes

Submitted by: Green Cities

Categories: Events, Corporate Social Responsibility

Posted: Nov 12, 2009 – 10:06 AM EST


SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 12 /CSRwire/ - An estimated 45,000 members of the Bioneers, Burning Man, Harmony Festival and LOHAS (Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability) community are expected to attend the 8th annual Green Festival in San Francisco November 13-15, 2009. But for the first time ever, after the daytime Festival shuts down, the eco-conscious can keep the green vibe alive and find their late night groove at four official After Dark musical extravaganzas that are sure to be a highlight of this growing annual destination event.

Green Festival has partnered with www.GreenBash.com and Common Ground magazine to organize an aural and visual feast of live, DJ and performance art at four distinct cause-oriented shows in three popular after hours venues to help spread the green message for non-profit sustainability causes like Common Vision, Global Exchange, Green for All, Art in Action, Grind for Green, Communitree, and the Green Cities Institute. Special guest speakers include SF District 5 Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi and Green Festival Executive Director and Global Exchange co-founder Kevin Danaher.

Sean Ahearn, Green Bash's CEO and a partner and executive at Harmony Festival, the Bay Area's longest-running outdoor conscious festival, explains, "This first official series of After Dark parties promises to be an interesting mix of Burning Man meets Bollywood meets Euro-Green Pop. Bands like Delhi 2 Dublin, Non Stop Bhangra, David Starfire, and Mukti are all deeply committed to the Green Festivals' credo. And I'm especially excited to bring in The Green Children, a young duo out of Europe who is supported by Mohhamed Yunnis from Grameen Bank. They'll be doing a cameo of their song "Hear Me Now" and talk about their work in India & Bangladesh."

Green Bash offers a wide variety of conscious flavors throughout the weekend with genres spanning from Hip-Hop, Neo-Tribal Techno, World Fusion, and live performances from Burning Man's El Circo Performance Troupe. Ahearn says, "We want to connect all of these talented bands, performers, DJs and visual artists to a new crowd who shares a similar taste in conscious music and healthy lifestyle."

The official San Francisco Green Bash After Dark Party line-up is:

FRIDAY 9pm-3am (21+): Green Spirit Dance - Benefit for Green Cities Institute
Club 1051 Folsom, 1051 Folsom, San Francisco, CA USA
$15ADV/$20DOOR/$50VIP Dinner included
Delhi 2 Dublin | Non Stop Bhangra | Dholrhythms | The Green Children | El Circo Performance Troupe | DJ David Starfire Pleasure Maker: Afrolicious | Mukti & Friends | Guara Vani | Jaya Lakshmi

SATURDAY 8:30pm-4am (ALL AGES): The Return of HAMSA LILA - Benefit for Common Vision
The Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness @ Sutter St, San Francisco, CA USA
$22ADV/$28 DOOR/$50VIP (no dinner)
HAMSA LILA with special guest Airto | Planetary Pulse featuring : Airto Moreira, Rasaki Aladokun, Faisal Zedan and more TBA | Climbing PoeTree | LYNX & Janover | Jef Stott | DJ Dragonfly | Live painting by Ryan Johnson | Photography by SUKI | Visuals by JacobEye

SUNDAY SHOW I 8pm-4am (21+): COMMUNITREE Pulse of the Green - Benefit for The Green Youth Arts & Media Center
Club 1051 Folsom, 1051 Folsom, San Francisco, CA USA
$15 ADV/$20DOOR
DEAD PREZ w/ Davey D (Hard Knock Radio) | Sake One | Wisdom w/ DJ Skwint & Seasunz | J-Boogie & Aima the Dreamer | FiyaWata | Kevin Danaher | David Satori | El Diablo | Sidecar Tommy | Sweet Anomaly | Lotus Drops | Turf Unity | DJ Twelvz

SUNDAY SHOW II 8pm-3am (21+): EVOLVE CULTURE - Benefit for suicide prevention for US Vets Iraq-Afghanistan
540 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA USA
$20ADV/$25 DOOR/$50VIP (no dinner)
SoulEye and DC | R/D (LA) | Random Rab (El Circo)| Hideyo Blackmoon | An-ten-nae | Lafa Taylor | Wisdom (feat. dj Sqwint) | Rigzin | Anahata Sound | Tone of Orchid | JHuman | Chrysalis | Bomb Goddess | Selassie | dj Jocelyn & Club Exotica | Phalanx | dj Malarkey | dj Garth | Abai | Heyoka | Tawk | Knowa Knowone | dj Deceptikon

Tickets for all events are available via: http://www.greenbash.com/tickets.html
Surprise guests and a complete listing of artists and details at http://www.greenbash.com

At each of these four very special After Parties, Green Festival and Green Bash LLC is also pleased and deeply honored to celebrate the 35th anni-versary of Common Ground magazine. Since 1974, this vibrant publication has served the LOHAS community and those who are curious about sustainable communities and holistic health and helped readers live healthier lives and create a sustainable society. Common Ground (www.CommonGroundMag.com) and its dedicated staff supports wellness and healthy living by informing readers about natural foods, nutrition, and integrative healthcare. Green Festival and Green Bash encourage the support of their sponsors and advertisers.

Joseph Malki, a partner in Seven-Star, Inc., producers of Green Festivals, explains, "San Francisco is not just a city that hosts a few big green conscious events and then 'poof - back to normal'. San Francisco is 'on' 24/7 when it comes to the principles of social justice, sustainable economies, and ecological justice. The history of the city is filled with suffragettes, peace activists, labor and environmental heroes, and it's the most ethnically diverse population of any urban city in North America. Our badge of honor is the spirit of American rebellion against injustice and a center for ingenuity and creativity. If we can invoke that spirit all the way to the dance floor without being preachy then we will have a done our job."

Green Bash CEO Sean Ahearn adds, "We want to thread Green Festivals' message of sustainability into people's DNA through the power of sound, dance and celebration. This is where we have an opportunity to really make that lasting point around ecological and social justice - that sustainability is fun. It has to be, or the global problems will just drive you mad. Green Bash’s main message is that even when you party, you can make a difference."

For more information, please contact:

Phone: 415-453-4474

For more from this organization:

Green Cities


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