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Environmental Club Plans Earth Day Concert

Jefferson Starship to play free concert. Donations for Lynchburg Grows requested.

4/21/2006 11:25:23 AM


Lynchburg -- The R-MWC Environmental Club will host an Earth Day benefit concert on April 22 featuring Jefferson Starship, an internationally known rock band. A local Grateful Dead cover band will also be playing. The concert is from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Dell.

This event is free and open to the public, with all donations and proceeds going to the local environmental charity Lynchburg Grows.

Barbequed food, drinks, and t-shirts will be sold by the R-MWC Environmental Club. Local Lynchburg businesses will also have booths set up at the event.

Jefferson Starship is a modern incarnation of the hit 60’s science fiction rock band Jefferson Airplane. Born of the decade marked by civil rights activism, the war in Vietnam and the counterculture Mecca of San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury, this group defined the psychedelic nation with their appearances at Woodstock, the Altamont music festivals, and the Monterey Pop.

Jefferson Starship features a stellar cast of old and new players, including songwriter/guitarist/vocalist Paul Kantner and vocalist Marty Balin, both of whom founded Jefferson Airplane and were crucial in developing the renowned "San Francisco Sound" that changed the course of pop music forever.

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CONTACT: Brenda Edson, Director of College Relations


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