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Rock The Green

Saturday, September 15th, sounds like a long time from now but it’s really just a few calendar flips down guitar dr.evilthe road. Advanced notice like that gives you plenty of time to attend the second annual Rock the Green music festival: a one day, zero-waste event in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, presented by Veolia Environmental Services.

“Our music-driven platform educates attendees to learn about the many ways we can minimize our collective environmental impact," said Lindsay Stevens Gardner, founder and executive director, Rock the Green. "This diverse lineup includes bands from all parts of the world and reflects Rock the Green's mission to unite concert-goers through a shared music and sustainability experience." Gardner has over 15 years experience organizing, marketing, and promoting large-scale events through her company Lulu Live.

Today the festival’s six band line-up was released: the Canadian band Metric, who have enjoyed recent success with their fifth album released last month and have had their songs featured on a number of television shows and movies, will perform along with Switchfoot, Imagine Dragons, Morning Parade, and Atlas Genius.

On a clean energy powered side stage local Milwaukee bands, including Evan Christian, I'm Not a Pilot, and Ikarus Down will play.

San Francisco based Third Eye Blind has been announced as the headlining band. The band has remained popular since their self-titled debut in the late ’90’s which sold six million copies in the United States and had five hit singles like the incredibly catchy Semi-Charmed Life chosen as Billboard’s Modern Rock Track of the Year in 1997.

"The environment is a passion of mine, and it is critical that we all learn to live more sustainably," said Stephan Jenkins, lead vocalist of Third Eye Blind. "Rock the Green provides the stage to drive focus to this cause, so that we can make the necessary changes as a collective group."

Tickets go on sale this week on Thursday July 12th: general admission is $30 and $85 for VIP admission sold online only. For a limited time an early bird ticket rate will be offered for $25.

Included at no additional cost with purchase of a ticket is a BPA- free, recyclable, and collapsible water bottle to use at the festival’s free water stations because no bottled water will be sold at this event. Local food with vegan and vegetarian options will be sold- the menu has yet to be announced.

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Samina Cabral is a native Southern Californian who now resides on the shores of Lake Erie in Northeast Ohio. Samina and her husband believe that sustainability starts in the home and try to live their lives as simply as possible without compromising comfort.

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