EARTH DAY JAM
Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson saw the ravages of the 1969 Santa Barbara, California oil spill, the Cuyahoga River caught on fire from pollutants in downtown Cleveland, and LA smog was so bad you couldn’t see the famous Hollywood sign some days, he initiated the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, (52 years ago) and 20 million Americans took to the streets.
War raged in Vietnam, it was the height of the counterculture. Less than a year after 400,000 young Hippies descended on Woodstock, 1970 brought the death of Jimi Hendrix, the last Beatles album, and Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water”.
Fast forward 52 years, Earth Day 2022 will be celebrated by over a billion people in 192 countries this year. Climate Change is devastating the entire planet. Instead of the Cuyahoga River, entire states and countries are on fire.
Join us in the celebration of this glorious 52nd Earth Day, with a fugitive band of hippies from 60s that have been hiding out and performing in Key West at the Schooner Wharf Bar. They all use to have long hair, smoked weed, and could play any 60s song that anyone could remember – still two out of three ain’t bad.
That Hippie Band leader, Gary Hempsey, will help you remember the songs from the Age of Aquarius. Our planet still needs our help more than ever, and we all still need this music.
Plenty of old favorites from the Grateful Dead, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Jefferson Starship, and maybe even some Crosby, Stills, & Nash will be rediscovered.
Join the global celebration of the 52nd Earth Day with Gary Hempsey and That Hippie Band at the Schooner Wharf Bar, on Friday, April 22, Earth Day. The Hippies take the stage at 6pm.
Bring your good vibes, harmony and understanding, sympathy and trust abounding, and peace will guide the planets, and love will steer the stars. It will be like Woodstock without the mud.
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