Denver to host national Earth Day festival |

Denver to host national Earth Day festival

WASHINGTON ” Eight simultaneous Earth Day festivals are being planned across the U.S. for April 20th, with the flagship event on Washington’s National Mall.

Organizers are announcing plans Wednesday to stage free outdoor concerts in Denver, New York, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco and Washington.

Producers of the Green Apple Festival, which began three years ago in New York, and the Earth Day Network, which organized the first Earth Day in 1970, are staging the events in landmark parks.

The D.C. event will feature political leaders, scientists, celebrities and major musical acts.

Producer Peter Shapiro says more than a dozen music venues in each city will be enlisted to help carry the environmental message throughout the weekend.

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