Green Apple Festival 2007 Continues to Expand

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greenapplemusicfest.jpegThe Green Apple Music & Arts Festival continues to grow.

As we previously reported, the Green Apple Music & Arts Festival has expanded to three cities for 2007, and will take place April 20-22 in Chicago, New York , and San Francisco. Some additional shows have been announced, including several add-ons to the free shows being played in each city.

In Chicago, the free Earth Day event at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo, has expanded to include Big Head Todd (Todd’s solo project), Mad Professor, Deep Fried Pickle Project, Etta Jenkins, and the Blisters (a pre-teen band featuring Jeff Tweedy’s two sons). The event — which already included Umphrey’s McGee, the Disco Biscuits, and the Paul Green School of Rock — runs from 10AM – 5:30PM on Sunday, April 22nd (schedule available at the Lincoln Park Zoo website).

The festivities in New York have also expanded to include several free shows outside Grand Central Station (on Vanderbilt Ave), including performances by State Radio (w/ Dispatch guitarist Chad Urmston), Assembly of Dustas well as Paul Green’s School of Rock Allstars with Yes’s Jon Anderson (w/ Gandalf Murphy and Slambovian Circus of Dreams).

For the full listing of bands, I’ve included an updated version after the jump…


Green Apple Chicago
Thurs 4/19
The Decemberists @ the Riviera
w/ My Brightest Diamond
Mad Professor @ The Double Door

Fri 4/20
J.J. Grey & Mofro @ HOB
New Monsoon @ HOB
Del McCoury @ the Old Town School of Folk Music
Kaiser Chiefs @ The Vic
w/ the Walkmen and the Little Ones
Hoyle Brothers @ the Empty Bottle
Juice and the Machine @ the Double Door
The Lost Trailers @ Joe’s Sportsbar
RJD2 @ Smart Bar/Metro
The Smithereens @ Park West
Mono @ Empty Bottle

Fri/Sat 4/20-4/21
Brothers Past @ the beat Kitchen
Andrew Bird @ the Riviera
(w/ Apostle of Hustle)

Sat 4/21
Umphrey’s McGee @ the Vic
Mad Professor @ Martyr’s
Flickerstick @ Double Door
Soulwax @ the Metro
2manydjs @ Metro (Smartbar?)
Anthallo @ Schuba’s
Los Folkloristas @ the Old Town School of Folk Music

Sun 4/22
Evening Show:
The Disco Biscuits @ the Vic

Free Earth Day Show @ Lincoln Park Zoo – schedule:
Umphrey’s McGee – 4:30 p.m.
The Disco Biscuits – 3:15 p.m.
Todd Park Mohr (of Big Head Todd) – 2 p.m.
Mad professor – 1 p.m.
Paul Green’s School of Rock – 12 p.m.
The Blisters – 11 a.m.
Etta Jenkins – 10:30 a.m.
Deep Fried Pickle Project – 10 a.m.

Green Apple New York City
Thur 4/19
Benevento-Russo Duo (acoustic) @ the Tonic
New Riders of Purple Sage @ the Canal Room
Chicago Afrobeat Allstars @ SOBs
w/ DJ Rich Medina
Elemental Harmonics, MJ Project, and Push @ the Knitting Factory Tap Bar

Fri. 4/20
Zero @ the Gramercy Theatre
John Mayall and The Bluesbreakers @ BB Kings Blues Club
Particle @ the Bowery Ballroom
(w/ Jerry Joseph)
Taylor Hicks @ the Beacon Theater
Junior Brown @ Joe’s Pub
Jake Shimabukuro @ Joe’s Pub
Mike Dillon’s Go-Go Jungle @ the Knitting Factory Tap Bar
w/ The Bridge and The Bomb Squad
Tom Paxton and Richard Shindell @ The Society for Ethical Culture
Folklore Urbano and Kreyol LA @ SOBs
Ryan Montbleau Band, the Casual Fiasco, and the Hatch @ the Knitting Factory
From Autumn to Ashes @ Irving Plaza
Digital Frontier @ the Knitting Factory Old Office
Hot Buttered Rum @ Rebel
Scarecrow Collection @ Mexicali Blues (Teaneck, NJ)

Free outdoor show @ New York’s Grand Central Terminal
Jon Anderson (of Yes) w/ Paul Green’s School of Rock Allstars (according jambands.com)
w/ Gandalf Murphy and the Slambovian Circus of Dreams

Fri/Sat 4/20-4/21
The Radiators @ the Lion’s Den
Avishai Cohen @ the Blue Note

Sat. 4/21
The Radiators @ the Lion’s Den
Jon Fishman and Touchpants will support RAQ @ the Bowery Ballroom
Tower of Power @ BB Kings
Phix @ BB Kings (farewell tour; according to Relix)
Edwin McCain @ BB King’s
RAQ @ the Bowery Ballroom
Over the Rhine @ Joe’s Pub
w/ Cate Curtis
Mahavishnu Project @ Makor
“Vibes on the Water” @ the Canal Room
(feat. Deep Banana Blackout and Slick Rick w/ Adam Deitch Project)
Jon Anderson (of Yes) w/ Paul Green’s School of Rock Allstars @ Symphony Space

Free outdoor show @ New York’s Grand Central Terminal
State Radio
w/ Assembly of Dust w/ special guest TBA

Sun 4/22
Laurie Berkner @ the Great Hill in Central Park – free Earth Day show
Fat Mama @ at the Knitting Factory
Brand New @ Irving Plaza
(w/ Manchester Orchestra)

4/20 – 4/22
Hiromi @ Blue Note

Other New York shows still TBA:
Cosmic Jibaros
Jonny Lives
Brady Rymer

Green Apple San Francisco
Fri 4/20
Tea Leaf Green @ the Fillmore
w/ Devil Makes Three
Railroad Earth @ the Great American Music Hall
w/ the Duhks
Girlyman @ the Swedish American Hall.
Gravy Train @ de Young
w/ Pureka
May Lake @ the Makeout Room
w/ the Porch Flies
Stars and Garters Theatre Company’s Variety Show @ 12 Galaxies
Cold Hot Crush and the Plus Ones @ Cafe du Nord
From Monument to Masses @ Bottom of the Hill
w/ And a Few and Break
The Dilletantes @ the Knockout
w/ Dreamboat Where ar You? Samya
English Beat @ Mezzanine
w/ Plimsouls
Apache, Ghenghis Khan, Shotwell, and DJ Primo @ Elbo Room
San Franciso’s All Star Late Night Show led by Dan Lebowitz of ALO @ 12 Galaxies

Sat 4/21
Yonder Mountain String Band @ the Fillmore
Estradasphere @ Elbo Room
New Mastersounds @ 12 Galaxies
Hanna Banana @ 12 Galaxies (early show at 2pm)
Electric Six @ the Independent
Trans Am @ Bottom of The Hill
Breakfast with Enzo @ Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center

Sun 4/22
Stephen Marley and Junior Gong @ The Fillmore
The Sippy Cups @ Bimbo’s 365
Smoosh @ Cafe du Nord

free performance on Earth Day
Bob Weir and Ratdog @ Golden Gate Park’s Speedway Meadow
w/The Greyboy Allstars and Martin Sexton

Other bands still TBA:
The Wailers
Everyone Orchestra
Akasha
The Drastics
DJ Scheme and Plan B
Mark Farina
Anathallo
Soulwax
May Lake
Kit Flying Society

  • http://hitsfromtheblog.blogspot.com Some Dude

    The Tweedy reference in the title of the post is just referring to the band that his sons are in. I think they were just having a little fun with everyone there – since yes technically Tweedy is opening (2 actually).

  • http://hitsfromtheblog.blogspot.com Some Dude

    The Tweedy reference in the title of the post is just referring to the band that his sons are in. I think they were just having a little fun with everyone there – since yes technically Tweedy is opening (2 actually).

  • http://www.livemusicblog.com WHITperson

    Yeah, I thought they might just be messin’ around, and
    I emailed them just in case (no reply). Saying “Tweedy is opening” is either misleading or a bit cheap if you ask me, but maybe I’m just nitpicking because they duped me for a couple minutes

    Either way, after coming back and re-reading, that sidenote’s just not really necessary for this post…pulled.

  • http://www.livemusicblog.com WHITperson

    Yeah, I thought they might just be messin’ around, and
    I emailed them just in case (no reply). Saying “Tweedy is opening” is either misleading or a bit cheap if you ask me, but maybe I’m just nitpicking because they duped me for a couple minutes

    Either way, after coming back and re-reading, that sidenote’s just not really necessary for this post…pulled.