Green Apple Music & Arts Festival

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Over 30 of New York's premiere music venues are coming together to host the inaugural Green Apple Music & Arts Festival, the biggest Earth Day celebration in the United States, to be held throughout New York City April 20th to April 23rd, 2006. Produced by Peter Shapiro and Relix Magazine, The Green Apple Music & Arts Festival will happen in conjunction with Earth Day New York, a nonprofit organization.

Green Apple will feature performances from a wildly eclectic group of artists in an equally eclectic group of venues, from the hallowed punk club CBGBs to the esteemed Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center to the Rock’s Off boat cruise The festival kicks off with the Sixth Annual Jammys awards show and all-star concert, to be held Thursday, April 20th at the Theater at Madison Square Garden.

At least one Sonicbids artist will be selected to appear at New York’s Lion’s Den during the first annual Green Apple Music & Arts Festival. In addition, Relix Magazine’s official podcast, Cold Turkey, will play the selected artist’s music and feature a live interview with them on an upcoming episode. Cold Turkey is hosted by respected rock scribes Benjy Eisen and Mike Greenhaus, who have embedded themselves in the festival trenches to report from the scene. In 2005, they ventured past the written word and into the world of podcasting - you can hear them ham it up each week with everyone from Les Claypool to Matisyahu to My Morning Jacket on Relix Magazine's Cold Turkey.

As the official podcast of the Green Apple, Cold Turkey will present exclusive backstage interviews, live sets, updates and commentary from the festival grounds. Green Apple special editions will launch daily beginning April 19.

Genres accepted include jam, funk, hip-hop and jazz.

Participating artists in this year’s festival include: Amy Correia • Angelique Kidjo • Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra • Art Lande • Assembly of Dust • Avail • Baaba Maal • Béla Fleck and the Flecktones • Ben Taylor • Bettye LaVette • Bill Frisell • Travis Sullivan's Bjorkestra • Blues Traveler • Breadbox Band • Cary Brothers • Dan Bern • David Lemieux, Grateful Dead Archivist • Deep Banana Blackout • DJ Equal • DJ Logic • Dresden Dolls • Dweezil Zappa • Everyone Orchestra • Fab Faux • Gabriel and Dresden • Ghostface • Grace Potter and the Nocturnals • Granola Funk Express • Great Big Sea • Guster • Islands • Joe Satriani • Jonah Smith • Josh Hoge • Josh Radin • Kaki King • Little Feat • Mad Professor • Mainsqueeze Orchestra • Mark Miller and Friends • Martin Sexton • Matt Turk • Matt Wertz • Matt Kearney • Max Creek • McCoy Tyner • Mike Doughty • moe. • Murray Hill • Napoleon Murphy Brock • New Standards • New York Philharmonic • Nouvelle Vague • Particle • Perpetual Groove • Peter Frampton • Philadelphia Orchestra • Richie Havens • Rose Hill Drive • Ryan Montbleau • Savion Glover • Schuyler Fisk • Slick Rick • Soulive • Steel Train• Stephen Perkins • Steve Kimock Band • Strangefolk • Sweet Micky • The Rhythm Devils Feat. Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann • The Slip • Toots and the Maytals • Toubab Krewe • U-Melt • Umphrey’s McGee • Van Davis • Yosi Piamenta and the Heavenly Jams Band • Zen Tricksters . AND MORE !!!