Jul 11, 2012

Second Annual Near-Zero-Waste Music Festival to Host Third Eye Blind

Veolia Environmental Services presents Rock the Green Sept. 15 in Illinois

Rock the Green presented by Veolia Environmental Services, an outdoor music festival featuring nationally renowned bands and near-zero waste, announced that Third Eye Blind will headline the event, supported by Metric, Switchfoot, Imagine Dragons, Morning Parade, and Atlas Genius. A side stage, powered entirely by clean energy, will feature local Milwaukee bands, including Evan Christian, I’m Not a Pilot and Ikarus Down. The second annual Rock the Green will take place on Saturday, September 15, at Veterans Park from 2-9 p.m. 

Tickets will go on sale this Thursday, July 12, priced at $30 for general admission and $85 for VIP admission. Tickets will be available at an early bird rate of $25 for a limited time. Rock the Green subscribers will have the first chance to purchase tickets beginning July 10. All tickets will include a water bottle for use at free freshwater stations on the festival grounds.

“Our music-driven platform educates attendees to learn about the many ways we can minimize our collective environmental impact,” said Lindsay Stevens Gardner, founder and executive director, Rock the Green. “This diverse lineup includes bands from all parts of the world and reflects Rock the Green’s mission to unite concert-goers through a shared music and sustainability experience.” 

According to Stevens Gardner, Third Eye Blind will headline Rock the Green as the band prepares to release its latest album. 

“The environment is a passion of mine, and it is critical that we all learn to live more sustainably,” said Stephan Jenkins, lead vocalist of Third Eye Blind. “Rock the Green provides the stage to drive focus to this cause, so that we can make the necessary changes as a collective group.”

Canadian indie rock and new wave act Metric will also take the stage at Rock the Green.

According to Stevens Gardner, Switchfoot will also perform during Rock the Green 2012. “Environmental sustainability has become an increasingly important topic. We look forward to being a part of that message at Rock the Green,” said Jon Foreman, lead vocalist of Switchfoot.