Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Monterey Music Summit plans to go green

The Monterey Music Summit announced their Green Initiative for their three-day music festival at Laguna Seca, May 30-June 1, 2008 with over 35 bands performing on two stages. The festival continues its commitment to be a zero waste carbon neutral event through the following efforts:

Monterey Salinas Transit will offer direct bus routes to the event. All ticket holders will receive free transportation to and from the event. Riders only need to show their ticket upon entry.
The first 1,000 ticket holders will receive a free reusable #2 water bottle.

Dispensed filtered water will be available through out the event, sponsored by Pure Water Bottling Co.

Run all event generators on 600 gallons of biofuel, provided by Pacific Biofuel.

700 trees will be planted through the CSUMB Return of the Natives Restoration Project in order to offset the event's carbon emissions

Monterey Regional Waste Management District is using the Summit as its first pilot project to create a composting center for the event's food items and service ware. These zero waste stations represent the first ever food waste diversion at a Monterey County event of this size.

The Summit hopes to increase last year's waste diversion rate of 50% with help from Ecology Action of Santa Cruz. Backstage catering to include only local, organic, sustainable farmed foods. Vendors will follow Green guidelines that are mandatory for this year's event, sponsored by Passion Purveyors. Use designated food waste composting sites Use only service ware that is biodegradable and/or contains recycled material

Recycle all materials such as cardboard, aluminum and plastics

Integrate local organic foods into vendor menu

Highlight local and/or sustainable product industries

Use only sustainable marketing and biodegradable signage products. A 20% discount on vendor fees will be given as an incentive to comply with these guidelines. Use 100% recycled content and bio-banner materials for venue signage.

Joe Fletcher Presents, an international concert production company, announced their second annual Monterey Music Summit being held May 30 - June 1, 2008 on over 1000 acres of oak tree covered hills at Laguna Seca Recreation Area in Monterey, CA. The creative and dynamic three-day music, art and interactive weekend will include diverse, awe-inspiring performances and thought-provoking exhibits presented in a socially, politically and ecologically friendly environment.

Over 30 performances will take place on three stages throughout the weekend, offering attendees everything from regional favorites to international stars of pop, rock, surf punk, hip hop, folk and world beat.

Musical artists currently include: Snoop Dogg, Slightly Stoopid, Coheed and Cambria, Sound Tribe Sector 9, Ozomatli, The Crystal Method, Tea Leaf Green, Melvin Seals and JGB, Moonalice, Fishbone, New Moonson, Dieselboy with MC Messinian, Albino!, Tibetan Monks and Mystical Arts of Tibet, Paula Cole, Raine Maida from Our Lady Peace, Shelby Lynn, Crash Hot, Hot Buttered Rum, West Indian Girl and others.

On site camping and mountain biking is available and encouraged!Camping sites are only sold in 3-night packages until May 25. On May 26, individual evening camping will be for sale, based on remaining availability. There are 3 camping and RV options offered.

Tickets are available only through InTicketing. 3-day tickets are $169 each. Single day tickets are available, starting at $49.00 for Friday. This festival is an all ages event. One child 12 & under will be admitted free for each paid adult. Tickets can be purchased at or by phone at 866-TICKETS or 415-256-8499. For every ticket sold directly through , InTicketing will plant one tree.

For more information on the Monterey Music Summit, please visit: .

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