SolarFest 2019   Sunday, July 21st

Doors open at 10:00 am at Earth Sky Time Community Farm in Manchester, VT  with workshops in renewable energy & transportation; green buildings; farming & food; music & arts; and sustainable living & activism.beginning at 10:20 and running until the by Dr. Edward Cameron’s keynote presentation, “The Just and Sustainable World” at 5:00 pm.

The stage rocks from 1:20 – 10:00 pm with musical performances by The Gaslight Tinkers, Chicago Afro Beat Project, Rio Mira, Freddi Shehadi & Friends and the Mowgli Bluegrass Trio.

The Gaslight Tinkers’ blend of global rhythms creates a joyously danceable sound around a core of traditional New England old time and Celtic fiddle music, merging boundless positive energy with melody and song. Since its formation in 2012 the band has lit up the East Coast, the West Coast, and the Caribbean, headlining clubs, dances, and major festivals.

Rio Mira, the marimba-centered supergroup, was founded by artists from Ecuador and Colombia, highlights the music and poetry of their countries’ El Pacífico region.

Chicago Afro Beat Project has found ways of interpreting afrobeat through American urban sounds, mixing afrobeat with Chicago house, indie rock, hip-hop, or jazz.

Keynote:“The Just and Sustainable World”

Come and hear Dr. Edward Cameron as he proposes climate justice as our compass. With this keynote address Edward continues his habit of shifting perspective from apocalypse to optimism. Expect to become even more activated as we find new ways to become more competent & more effective in our climate advocacy.

…and check out all the workshops!

Only $15 in advance, and kids under 12 are free!

The doors open at 10:00 am, with activities for the whole family until 10:00 PM. This SolarFest Celebration is another opportunity to gather, share ideas, and learn how to best confront the challenges of our time.