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Fremont LoveFest Sept.11

By Athima Chansanchai · August 26th, 2010 · 4 Comments

Coming up soon, on September 11: Fremont LoveFest, a music festival that also promotes a message of unity and environmentalism in 55,000 square feet of open space along the Fremont canal.

Fremont LoveFest

Enter at Solsticio’s Doorstep, 1100 N Northlake Way, right under the Fremont Bridge, along the canal from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Tickets are $22 through Brown Paper Tickets or 1-800-838-3006.

Music from Brazil, the Middle East, Jamaica, and many other countries, representing rock, reggae, soul, acoustic, funk, indie, and world beats will fill the ears of attendees as they learn from organizations such as General BioDiesel, ROAR of Washington, TerraPass and the Clean Water Foundation in this merged and dynamic statement of unity, environmental stewardship and social responsibility.

While all ages are invited to the festival, there will be a beer garden for those 21-and-above with ID. Proceeds from the beer garden will benefit ROAR of Washington, which stands for “Referrals, Opportunities, Advocacy, and Resources” for the homeless and disadvantaged while they seek education and employment.

Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe headlines a festival with instruments as varied as saxophones, a didgeridoo, tubas, assorted drums, an organ, Persian violin, and birds. Denson’s saxophone has been heard on Lenny Kravitz albums “Let Love Rule,” “Mama Said” and “Are You Gonna Go My Way?” He’s also known as the co-creator, saxophonist, flutist, and singer for The Greyboy Allstars.

The updated lineup also includes Flowmotion, Air 2 A Bird (Gabriel Teodros & Amos Miller), and Luc & the Lovingtons alongside Tubaluba and Christopher of the Wolves. Others who were already on the bill: Toussaint, Eduardo Mendonca-Show Brazil, and Raquy and the Cavemen, Clinton Fearon and the Boogey Brown Band.




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