SolarFest 2019   Sunday, July 21st

Join us at Earth Sky Time Community Farm in Manchester, VT for a day-long gathering of workshops and music, along with great food and conversations. This year our SolarFest celebration features over 25 workshops in renewable energy & transportation; green buildings; farming & food; music & arts; and sustainable living & activism.

The stage this year features musical performances by The Gaslight Tinkers, Chicago Afro Beat Project, Rio Mira, and many other exciting acts.

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.

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.

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.

The keynote speaker, Dr. Edward Cameron, will bring insights on climate justice initiatives from his experience with the Paris Climate Agreement. Edward is a resident of Manchester, VT and conducts training classes around the world helping climate activists become more effective in their pursuits.

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. We’re busy organizing the schedule and hope you will use the links below or contact us about becoming part of SolarFest ’19.

2019 Workshop Proposal Form

Exhibitor & Sponsor Application Form

2019 Volunteer Registration Form