Clarence's Baton Rouge Earth Day Festival 2011 guide

This is the schedule for the Baton Rouge Earth Day Festival 2011.

Louisiana Earth Day 2011 April 17, Sunday, Noon-8:30 p.m.
Education Activities Noon-5:00 p.m.
Downtown Baton Rouge

The Louisiana Earth Day celebration, one of the nation’s largest environmental festivals, will take place April 17th, 2011 in downtown Baton Rouge, noon until 8:30. The theme for this year’s festival, “This Land is Our Land,” stresses the importance of individual and corporate stewardship. Creative exhibits and activities produced by over 400 volunteers educate and inspire festival-goers on how they can “Go Green” at home and at work. Regional music and food provide a chance for all ages to celebrate the unique beauty of our state. “The Louisiana Earth Day festival is one of the largest environmental festivals in the country, and is focused on our state’s love of Louisiana and the need to preserve our environment for future generations”, said Mayor-President Melvin L. “Kip” Holden. “Baton Rouge is pleased to welcome families from across the state to our city to learn more about the importance of citizen environmental leadership,” he continued. This year’s music lineup includes the Bucktown All-Stars, Wet Willie, Paul Daigle and Cajun Gold and Rockin Dopsie Jr. and the Zydeco Twisters. A special “Earth Arts” stage will feature painted rolling recycling carts, the Baton Rouge Marching Band, LSU School of Music and Episcopal High School recycled music, and performances by Of Moving Colors, Baton Rouge Belly Dance, and Big Buddy WordPlay poetry and dance groups. Stage lineups are as follows:
Earth Stage
located at Repentance Fountains next to the River Center (Centroplex waterfall park)
1:30-2:30 Michael Foster Project
3:00 – 4:30 Bucktown All-Stars
5:00 – 6:30 Wet Willie
7:00 – 8:30 Rockin’ Dopsie Jr & The Zydeco Twisters (Zydeco)
Earth Arts Stage
located on River Road at North Blvd
12:00 – 1:30 Earth Arts on Parade
2:00 – 2:30 Of Moving Colors presents repertory in honor of National Dance Week
2:30 – 3:00 Heifer International Mother Earth Dancers presented by Baton Rouge Belly Dance
3:30 – 5:00 Big Buddy WordPlay poetry and dance groups
Louisiana/Sunday in the Park Stage
located on Lafayette Street in front of the Shaw Center for the Arts
12:00 – 3:00 Beausoleil Cajun Band (Thanks to Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge)
3:30 – 5:00 Paul Daigle and Cajun Gold (Cajun)
5:30 – 7:30 Horace Trahan and Ossun Express (Zydeco)
Playmakers Planet Puzzle
2:00 – 3:00 2nd Floor Old State Capitol Info: (225) 205-2680

In addition to returning activities such as Earth for Children, Wetlands Tent, Recycle Fair, Louisiana Sustainability Pavilion, Southern University exhibits, Learning through the Arts, and Earth Friendly Habitat, several new features are highlighted below:

Earth Day Graphics by Artist Rhea Gary The art this year, donated by Louisiana artist Rhea Gary, highlights the beauty of our state and the importance of preserving that beauty for future generations. Her Louisiana marsh painting will be featured on posters, tote bags, and tee shirts.

BRASS Velo Vert Bike Ride BRASS will conduct an Earth Day bike ride beginning at LaHouse, LSU Campus, 2858 Gourrier Avenue, Baton Rouge, beginning at 9:00 a.m. on April 17th. They will tour LaFouse, then bike to several sustainable gardens in Baton Rouge, then on to the festival at noon. The route is approximately 9 miles, and there will be free bicycle parking at Earth Day. For more information, contact Hallie Dozier at

Playmakers Planet Puzzle Playmakers will present “Planet Puzzle!” This original musical written by New Orleans playwright Morrey McElroy and Baton Rouge composer Terry Byars introduces young audiences to basic concepts of ecology through fun and entertaining characters. The play will be performed at The Old State Capitol on Earth Day at 2:00 p.m. For more information contact Todd Henry at

Louisiana Earth Day, Inc., a 501(c)3 organization, is produced by a community coalition of hundreds of volunteers that include numerous sponsors and organizations representing government, business and industry, educators, and not-for-profit groups.

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