Green Celebration Honors 42nd Anniversary of Earth Day with Free Concert

On Friday, April 2Oth there will be a Free Green Celebration in honor of Earth Day with a concert & showcase at the Lake Mirror Promenade from 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m. There will be live music from the Sofa Kings along with a variety of exhibits promoting green living initiatives.

The Sofa Kings provide an entertaining mix of dance, pop and rock with groovy antics to entertain. The band grooves audiences into a soulful mood like no other and they are a perfect fit to celebrate the 42nd Anniversary of Earth Day.  Their music includes songs from the Beatles, Eric Clapton and Jimmy Buffett intertwined with the hits from the 70’s, 80’s and the 90s.

The Green Celebration honors Earth Day, a day that is intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth‘s natural environment. Earth Day was founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in first held on April 22, 1970.  Earth Day is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network and it is celebrated in more than 175 countries every year.  In 2009, the United Nations designated April 22nd as International Mother Earth Day.

There will be a number of exhibits and vendors that will have displays at the event.  The Polk County School Board will also participate showcasing various school programs and earth friendly initiatives designed to promote a greener more sustainable future.

The Green Celebration invites the Lakeland community to attend the free event.  Bring a blanket, a picnic basket and enjoy the festivities as we celebrate Earth Day.  Participants are encouraged to recycle, reclaim, reuse and ride a bike.

The event is sponsored in part by the City of Lakeland, Magnify Credit Union, Greenovative Design & Engineering/Greeonovative Homes and American Compliance Technologies.

Read more about the Green Celebration in this month’s Forum for Business.