greenapplemusicfest.jpegAs we previously reported, the Green Apple Music & Arts Festival kicks off tonight, starting a long weekend of concerts and events in Chicago, New York , and San Francisco. The events are designed to raise awareness about climate change and celebrate Day (on Sunday, 4/22).

Some additional shows were recently announced, including several add-ons to the free outdoor performances in New York. Recent additions include the following: Aqualung (Sat.4/21 @ the ), (Fri. 4/20 @ Grand Central Station, NY; free show), Zero (Sat 4/21 @ Grand Central Station, NY; free show), & (Sun 4/22 @ , NY), and (Thurs 4/22 @ The , SF).

Here at the Live Music Blog Headquarters in Chicago, we’re gearing up for a big weekend of great live music and some much-anticipated beautiful weather. In terms of concerts, there’s really just too much to check out, so we’d love to hear from all of you out there in the Internet ether. Whether you’re in New York, , or Chicago, definitely consider sending us your reviews, photos, or any other commentary related to this Green, tri-city “festival” thingy.

For the full listing of bands, I’ve included an updated city-by-city list after the jump…


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

Fri 4/20
& Mofro @ HOB
@ HOB
@ the Old Town School of Folk Music
Kaiser Chiefs @ The Vic
w/ the and the Little Ones
Hoyle Brothers @ the
and the Machine @ the Double Door
w/ The Drastics, Akasha, and DJs Scheme & Plan B
The Lost Trailers @ Joe’s Sportsbar
@ Smart Bar/
The Smithereens @
Mono @

Fri/Sat 4/20-4/21
@ the beat Kitchen
@ the Riviera
(w/ )

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

Sun 4/22
Evening Show:
The @ the Vic

Free Earth Day Show @ Lincoln Park Zoo:
Umphrey’s McGee – 4:30 p.m.
The – 3:15 p.m.
Todd Park Mohr (of Big Head Todd) – 2 p.m.
Mad professor – 1 p.m.
Paul Green’s – 12 p.m.
The Blisters – 11 a.m.
Etta Jenkins – 10:30 a.m.
– 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 Tap Bar

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

Free outdoor show @ New York’s Grand Central Terminal
The Paul Green featuring @ 12:00 PM
Gandalf Murphy @ 1:15 pm
@ 4:15 pm
@ 5:45 pm

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

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

Free outdoor show @ New York’s Grand Central Terminal
Zero @ 12:00 PM
@ 1:40 pm
@ 3:20pm

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

4/20 – 4/22
Hiromi @

Green Apple San Francisco
Thurs 4/19
@ The

Fri 4/20
@ the Fillmore
w/
@ the
w/ the Duhks
Girlyman @ the Swedish American Hall.
Gravy Train @ de Young
w/ Pureka
May Lake @ the Makeout Room
w/ the Porch Flies
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 @
w/ Plimsouls
Apache, Ghenghis Khan, Shotwell, and DJ Primo @
San Franciso’s All Star Show led by of @ 12 Galaxies

Sat 4/21
@ the Fillmore
Estradasphere @
@ 12 Galaxies
Hanna Banana @ 12 Galaxies (early show at 2pm)
@ the
Trans Am @ Bottom of The Hill
Breakfast with Enzo @ Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center

Sun 4/22
and Junior Gong @
@ Bimbo’s 365
Smoosh @ Cafe du Nord

free performance on Earth Day
and @ ’s Speedway Meadow
w/ and Sexton


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