All-Star Benefit Concert to Support Disaster Relief in Japan and Non-Nuclear Groups Worldwide
Takes Place August 7 at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View —Families can Bring Kids 10 & Under for Free With Purchase of Lawn Tickets -- SHOWTIME IS 3PM—COME EARLY FOR A CLEAN & SAFE ENERGY VILLAGE AT 1PM
LINE-UP INCLUDES CROSBY, STILLS & NASH, JACKSON BROWNE, BONNIE RAITT, JASON MRAZ, THE DOOBIE BROTHERS, TOM MORELLO, JOHN HALL, KITARO, SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK & JONATHAN WILSON
LOS ANGELES, July 14, 2011 -- On Sunday August 7, an all-star line-up will perform a benefit concert for Musicians United for Safe Energy at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA. The event supports disaster relief efforts in Japan and organizations worldwide working to promote safe, alternative, non-nuclear energy; the presenting sponsor,VantagePoint Capital Partners (www.vpcp.com), is the leading global investor in energy innovation and efficiency. Showtime is 3PM and families can bring kids 10 and under for free with the purchase of adult lawn tickets. Attendees are encouraged to come early for a multi-exhibitor, interactive Clean & Safe Energy Village beginning at 1PM.
Performers include Crosby, Stills & Nash, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Jason Mraz, The Doobie Brothers, Tom Morello, John Hall, Kitaro, Jonathan Wilson, Sweet Honey in the Rock—with special guests. The artists will be performing together throughout the show, with Browne and Raitt anchoring part the first set, and Crosby, Stills & Nash closing the show. Reserved seats and lawn tickets are available at Livenation.com, Ticketmaster outlets or through 1-800-745-3000. SpecialGold and Silver circle seats are available through the Guacamole Fund (www.guacfund.org).
The decision to plan a MUSE benefit was made shortly after the meltdowns at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. Shoreline Amphitheatre—the U.S.'s largest green-certified concert venue—was chosen because of its proximity to the Pacific Rim, Northern California's deep association with Japan—and because nuclear reactors on the California coast store spent fuel rods similarly to Fukushima. The stage will be sustainably powered by an integrated system incorporating solar, biodiesel, wind, and LED technologies.
"We come together now across cultural boundaries, political and generational boundaries, to call for changes in the way we use energy, and in the ways we conduct the search for solutions to the problems facing humanity," says Jackson Browne. "We join with the people of Japan, and people everywhere who believe in a non-nuclear future."