Press Release Below:
Get Your Groove on and Support Local Activism at the Grassroots Groovin’ Celebration!
The second annual Grassroots Groovin’ celebration kicks off at the The Hut on May 29. The event features a diverse lineup of high-energy music acts and is the perfect opportunity to support local grassroots projects and campaigns working for social change and sustainability…
Groovin’ headliner, Spirit Familia, embodies the diversity of the event. The local act plays an uplifting fusion of reggae, funk, hip-hop world beat and Latin that no pair of dancin’ feet can ignore. Also look out for the award-winning bluegrass guitarist Greg Morton and his band The String Figures as they bring an authentic and upbeat mountain sound to the desert. Greg Morton and The String Figures will be opening up the night, so be sure to arrive early and not miss out!
Grassroots Groovin’ digs deeper with Top Dead Center, a band that specializes in the sounds of the Grateful Dead- and have been doing so for 10 years! Mambo Dulce will also be joining this jampacked line-up of diverse and uplifting bands, playing a sweet mix of salsa and latin jazz.
The event is an fundraiser for leading radical publication the Earth First! Journal. The sassy eco-publication is celebrating its ninth and final year of production in Tucson. The EF! Journal moved to Tucson in 2001 from Eugene, Oregon and is a transient publication by design, the purpose of moving the EF! Journal around the country is to ensure that the publication remains an active voice of the Earth First!, direct action and bio-centric movement. Last year the EF! Journal had an offer to move to Asheville, North Carolina, which did not become fully realized. This year we have a proposal
to move the office to Lake Worth, Florida and will be setting sail in November.
The Earth First! Journal publishes news and analysis of eco-defense actions and emerging environmental issues worldwide. The EF! Journal is available by subscription or on the newstands at The Food Conspiracy Co-op and Antigone Books. The EF! Journal is celebrating 30 years in print this November with a 100-page bound publication!
Grassroots Groovin’ also features speakers from local community groups, including the new Autonomous Community Sustainability Project. This radical upstart is promoting urban health through workshops and projects focused on bio-intensive gardening and traditional indigenous food production techniques. Nettle from the Earth First! Journal Collective will also be speaking, as well as more speakers to be announced. This year’s speakers will have tables of information in the venue and will be speaking about their projects in between the scheduled bands.
Doors open at The Hut, 305 N. 4th Ave., at 7 pm on Saturday May 29. $5 at the door. Come and support local music and activism!
Brought by Wholesome Productions director Jomo Williams and the Earth First! Journal.