eTown Announces Initial Lineup For Virtual 30th b’Earthday Celebration On April 22nd
Performers include Bob Weir, Los Lobos, Lyle Lovett, and many more
It’s been 30 busy and productive years since the launch of the world-renowned radio show turned full-blown multimedia nonprofit eTown. In honor of 30 years of great live music paired with social and environmental programming, eTown is throwing a party for the ages, honoring both its 30th birthday and eTown’s induction into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame.
On Earth Day 2021, April 22nd, eTown’s 30th b’Earthday Celebration will air via live stream and feature performances from Los Lobos, The War and Treaty, Lyle Lovett, Bob Weir, Sam Bush, City and Colour, and Raquel Garcia. Former U.S. Senator and environmental advocate, Tim Wirth, will join for the conversation portion of the livestream. For more information on the b’Earthday Celebration including lineup additions, how to become a supporter of eTown, or to check out past shows and performances, please visit eTown.org.
"Helen and I started eTown in '91 determined to try something new, to make a different kind of show, one that mixed music and message,” says eTown Founder and Host, Nick Forster. “It took us a while to find our voice and our place in the media landscape, but over the last three decades, we've not only presented—and played—a ton of remarkable live music, we've also shared really inspiring conversations and stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things on behalf of our shared environment.”
Before eTown, Nick toured and recorded for decades with IBMA Entertainers of the Year and Grammy nominees Hot Rize, amongst others, while Helen Forster made her mark as a co-owner and producer of the world famous Telluride Bluegrass Festival, while also performing herself. This husband and wife team have taken everything they’ve seen, felt, and learned about music, the environment, and humanity and put it into practice through 30 years of remarkable eTown shows.
“It's hard to imagine a forum where Pops Staples, President Jimmy Carter, Atmosphere, Willie Nelson, Jane Goodall, Kacey Musgraves, James Taylor, Billy Strings, and a thousand more have come together on behalf of a few big ideas: that we're all connected, that music reinforces that connection, and that we can all do something to fight climate change and social and racial injustice,” says Nick.
eTown Co-Founder Helen adds, “The reality is that eTown has always appeared bigger than it is. We're just a handful of people who made something remarkable almost every week for a long time.”
Join Nick, Helen, and the rest of the eTown crew and community on April 22nd to celebrate their amazing milestone in the only logical way: engaging song and conversation.
WHAT: eTown’s 30th b’Earthday Celebration
WHO: Los Lobos, The War and Treaty, Lyle Lovett, Bob Weir, Sam Bush, City and Colour, Raquel Garcia, Interview Guest Tim Wirth, and more
WHEN: April 22nd, 2021, at 6:30 pm Mountain Standard Time
More about eTown: eTown, the internationally syndicated radio broadcast, podcast, and multimedia- and events-production nonprofit, launched on Earth Day 1991 in Boulder, Colorado. Since then, eTown has produced musical, social, and environmental programming all focused on its ongoing global mission—to educate, entertain, and inspire a diverse audience through music and conversation in order to create a socially responsible and environmentally sustainable world. Prior to the pandemic, eTown recorded shows in front of a live audience in eTown Hall, a 17,000 square foot former church in downtown Boulder which has been renovated and transformed into a solar-powered performance and recording facility—likely the only zero-carbon facility of its kind in North America. Recently, eTown pivoted to all-virtual episodes. eTown is aired on over 300 radio stations nationwide, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Podbean, Vimeo, on Facebook and Twitter @eTownRadio, on Instagram @eTown_Radio, on YouTube, as well as at www.etown.org.
More about Colorado Music Hall of Fame: Founded in 2011, Colorado Music Hall of Fame is a nonprofit organization with the mission of celebrating our state’s music heritage and inspiring the future of Colorado music through our museum, educational programming, induction concerts, and events. Since the inaugural induction of John Denver and Red Rocks Amphitheatre on April 21, 2011, CMHOF has hosted eleven inductions, honoring more than forty musicians, individuals, and institutions who have made a mark on Colorado's music history. Sharing the legacies of Colorado music, inductee biographies, videos and memorabilia are exhibited at the Hall of Fame’s museum, located at the Trading Post at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado. In 2021, CMHOF welcomed three new board members: Carlos Lando, General Manager of KUVO; Troy Duran, CFO/COO of Growth Leasing LLC; and Yvette Pita Frampton, community leader/documentary filmmaker/musician. It also launched its inaugural Board Emeritus with former board members JC Ancell, Aaron Friedman, Phil Lobel, and David McReynolds.