Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Rural Action at the Nelsonville Music Festival


Want a Free Ticket to the Nelsonville Music Festival?

The festival is "greening it up" this year and Rural Action needs your help!

The 5th Annual Nelsonville Music Festival is going green this year, by increasing their efforts to control waste from the festival, increase their recycling efforts, utilizing solar energy and biodiesel to power the festival, and encouraging carpooling. Rural Action will be coordinating recycling and litter pick-ups at the festival along with the more general “green” efforts. Volunteers are needed to help staff the recycling station, run litter pick-ups around the grounds, sort recyclables from bins, and much more. If you love great music but hate litter and waste, this is the perfect volunteer job for you!

To sweeten the deal for our volunteers, we’re also offering FREE weekend passes and FREE camping for those who work for six total hours (broken up into two three-hour shifts). It's also important to note that the design stage for green systems at the festival is still underway, so let us know if you have ideas or would like to help out with the initial planning – we’d love to have your input!


This year's festival will take place the weekend of May 15-17 at Robbins Crossing on the campus of Hocking College in Nelsonville. Willie Nelson is headlining on Saturday, along with over 25 national, regional, and local acts on multiple stages. The festival will also feature art vendors, activities for kids, local food vendors, a beer garden, and workshops.

Some of the other artists on the bill include Mudhoney, Jolie Holland, Wayne “The Train” Hancock, Michael Hurley, Woody Pines, Drakkar Sauna, Firecracker Jazz Band, Justin Gordon, Wheels On Fire, Casual Future, Zeb Dewar & The Lonesome Two, The Never Evers, Liz Pahl, Erin Cameron, Jess Kauffman.

Contact Tori Patterson (tori@ruralaction.org) ASAP to sign up for a volunteer spot, contribute your ideas about “greening” the festival, or to get more information.

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