Earth Day 2019

Mark Dvorak, Trinadora headline Earth Day benefit concert in Rockford April 22

ROCKFORD IL - On the first Earth Day in 1970 celebrations took place in two thousand colleges and universities, an estimated ten thousand elementary and high schools and hundreds of other communities across the United States. And according to the Earth Day Network, Earth Day is now celebrated in more than 193 countries and is “the largest secular holiday in the world, celebrated by more than a billion people.”

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On Monday, April 22 the Rockford Listening Room presents an Earth Day Benefit Concert at Just Goods Fair Trade Marketplace, 201 7th Street. The music begins at 7:00 pm.

“We have a need to support the Rockford Listening Room,” said Ron Holm of Loves Park who is also music director for the Rockford Listening Room, and band member in Trinadora,  performing at the April 22 event.


“We present a Friday concert series year-round and this event will pay for the licensing fees so music can continue to happen in Rockford.”

“Earth Day has become synonymous with the music of Pete Seeger,” he said. “And 2019 marks Pete's centennial year. We want to celebrate both Earth Day and Pete's community-minded musical legacy.”

Seeger, the iconic songwriter, recording artist, author and environmental activist was born May 3, 1919 and passed away in 2014 at the age of 94. The concert will feature performances by Secret Serenade, Emilio Salinas, Trinadora, Heather Styka, Truman’s Ridge and Chicago’s Mark Dvorak. The evening will conclude with sing along and jam session with all the performers.

Admission to the concert is free but listeners are encouraged to make a free-will donation to Just Goods, a non-profit organization.

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