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Join Rock the Green for our 11th Annual (FREE) Earth Day Celebration presented by Milwaukee Riverkeeper & City of Milwaukee's Environmental Collaboration Office 

 

Harley-Davidson Museum in the great outdoors 

(400 W. Canal Street, 53201) Outside, rain or shine. Free parking, pets allowed outside on Museum grounds

Noon-1pm  🎵  V FUNK


1pm-1:30pm 🌱 Earth Day Remarks

City of Milwaukee
Milwaukee Riverkeeper
Harley-Davidson
Rock the Green
Presentation of Rock the Green's Dan Aukofer Earth Day Rockstar Award to Elizabeth Hittman


1:30pm-3pm 🎵  Bendigo Fletcher

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The zero-waste Celebration features

Live concert on the famous pedal-powered stage with indie-folk band, Bendigo Fletcher, and Milwaukee's very own V FUNK, a high-energy funk band that adds their own musical flavor to Old School, Funk, R&B & Blues
Earth Day Remarks from
Jennifer Bolger Breceda, Executive Director, Milwaukee Riverkeeper
Erick Shambarger, Sustainability Director, City of Milwaukee's Environmental Collaboration Office
Lindsay Stevens, Founder & Executive Director, Rock the Green

Julie Anding, Harley-Davidson Vice President of Inclusive Stakeholder Management

Presentation of the second annual Dan Aukofer Earth Day Rockstar award to Elizabeth Hittman

Elizabeth first became interested in sustainability when she attended UW-Stevens Point to study natural resources. Since then she's worked for the U.S. Green Building Council, the Midwest Renewable Energy Association and the City of Milwaukee's Environmental Collaboration Office. She currently is working at the non-profit Elevate on the IL Solar for All program which aims to achieve greater access to the clean energy economy for low-income communities.

Elizabeth has served on the Board of Directors of the School of Freshwater Sciences, the Milwaukee Environmental Consortium, the Midwest Renewable Energy Association and Reflo, and has been a site captain for Riverkeeper's Spring Clean-up. 

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Tasty fare and bevs for purchase from Motor Bar & Restaurant 
FREE water, bring your water bottle
Tito's Vodka Drinks, Miss Mary’s Bloody Mary’s, Third Space Happy Space
Vegetarian Chili
Grilled Corn on the Cob- Chipotle Butter, Salt & Butter or Lime-Cumin Butter
Fire Cracker Cauliflower- Spicy Thai Chili sauce
Veggies and Hummus
Buffalo Chicken Wrap - Ranch, celery-carrot slaw
Turkey Burger on Pita with feta cheese and Tzatziki
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Eco-education from community nonprofits & orgs  

Alliance for the Great Lakes
Bublr Bikes
City of Milwaukee Environmental Collaboration Office

Friends of Grant Park
Friends of the Hank Aaron State Trail 
Milwaukee Bicycle Collective
Milwaukee Riverkeeper
Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District
Reflo Sustainable Water Solutions
River Revitalization Foundation
Riverwater Partners
Rock the Green
Schlitz Audubon
Sweet Water-Southeastern Wisconsin Watersheds Trust
Teens Grow Greens
The Nature Conservancy in Wisconsin
The Park People
Urban Ecology Center
UWM School of Freshwater Sciences
Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council

BENDIGO FLETCHER

Hailing from Louisville, Kentucky, Bendigo Fletcher are a band that blend the organic sound of folk music with a melodic sense that owes more to indie rock, making music that's dreamlike and firmly grounded at the same time. Led by singer, guitarist, and songwriter Ryan Anderson, the quintet's brand of trippy Americana can be witty or passionately sincere depending on the tenor of their songs, and Anderson's vocals are informed by an emotional honesty that's as powerful as their music. 2018's Consensual Wisdom and 2019's Memory Fever were a pair of EPs that earned Bendigo Fletcher their initial reputation, while 2021's Fits of Laughter marked their first major-label release, as well as their first experience working with an outside producer.

Ryan Anderson initially created Bendigo Fletcher in 2015 as a home recording project, laying down all the parts on his own through multi-tracking and later adding musicians in order to perform the songs live. 2018's seven-song Consensual Wisdom, released in several unique vinyl editions by Soul Step Records, was largely recorded by Anderson, but before long Bendigo Fletcher became a full-fledged band with the addition of Andrew Shupert on lead guitar, Evan Wagner on keyboards, guitar, percussion, and backing vocals, Conner Powell on bass, and Chris Weis on drums. As talk of their live shows and word of mouth began spreading about the band outside their hometown, they cut a second independent EP, 2019's Memory Fever, which was once again in several limited-vinyl editions pressed with unusual color patterns. Elektra Records signed Bendigo Fletcher to a record deal, and the group teamed with former Uncle Tupelo and Wilco member Ken Coomer for their first album, with Coomer producing the session at his personal studio in Nashville. Recorded in just nine days, Fits of Laughter was issued by Elektra in August 2021.

Ever seen the pedal-powered stage in action?!?
Check out RTG's 2021 virtual Earth Day Celebration featuring Trapper Schoepp
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