Earth Day 2017 – Spring Mix

When:
April 22, 2017 @ 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM
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The 2017 Earth Day Music Event supports two local treasures, Anson B. Nixon Park and The Garage. This year the event is scheduled for Saturday, April 22, 2017 and will be held at the Garage Community and Youth Center, 115 South Union Street in Kennett Square, PA.

The event begins at 4 p.m. and ends at 10 p.m.  The event will provide 6 hours of local music by the following seven bands. Local musicians Jonathan Gibson and Jim McKenzie, Bella Von of Wilmington, DE, Biff McNeil and Paul Wilkinson, The Rose Project, The Rock- O-Jets, Wild Virtu, and Pristine Raeign will all be playing.

The event is a benefit and there is a $15 cover per person and donations accepted to benefit The Kennett Area Park Authority and Anson B Nixon Park. Guests that are over the age of 21 are asked to make an additional donation of $10 or more so they can enjoy beer provided by our beverage sponsor Victory Brewing Company. An ID is required.

“This event began as a music concert for local bands and to celebrate Earth Day it became a way to support our local Anson B. Nixon Park and The Garage Community and Youth Center. This year we have a lot of local talent from Kennett Square, Pennsylvania and Wilmington, Delaware and this event showcases some of our hometown music – We are calling the event a Spring Mix!” according to event organizer Kris Smith.

The Earth Day Music Event is an opportunity for you to help our local Anson B. Nixon Park. Operated by the Kennett Area Park Authority (KAPA), Anson B. Nixon Park is a local treasure offering beautiful trails, picnic areas, tennis, gardening, summer concerts, and more.

A donation will be made to the Anson B. Nixon Park for the development of a Kennett Community Garden and Children’s Garden area that will involve people of diverse backgrounds, cultures and generations. The goal is to create easily access for the community, the gardeners produce nutritious organic food, develop friendships, create opportunities for recreation and exercise, and generate community pride.

A donation will also be made to the Garage Community and Youth Center who is hosting the event at the Kennett location. The organization empowers youth to pursue their potential academically, socially, and spiritually.

After 10 successful years serving students in the Kennett community, The Garage opened a second center in West Grove. Between the two centers, more than 400 students pass through our doors each week for tutoring, mentoring, community service opportunities, computer lab use, youth groups, and enrichment activities.

The media sponsor is ChaddsFordLive.com. Food sponsors are Kennett Square’s own MnM Catering, Kaboburritos, Grain, Dylan’s Desserts, and Kennett Brewing Company. Raffle items are generously donated by a variety of local vendors.

Event organizer Kris Smith can be reached by phone 302-416-0572 or artwaves@hotmail.com

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