April 18, 2008 --

This year EarthDay Network & Green Apple Festival are putting on eight free simultaneous festivals in landmark parks across the U.S. on Sunday April 20th.

The combined efforts of Earth Day Network (the nonprofit organization created by the founders of the original Earth Day in 1970) and Green Apple Festival has resulted in plans for a nationwide gathering that will get Americans out of their homes and under the trees to celebrate Earth Day 2008.

The events will combine environmental addresses by prominent speakers, the presence of a wide variety of environmental organizations and educational displays on the theme of environmental awareness. The line-up ranges from blues legends to Latin powerhouse pop stars, reggae greats, jam band favorites, conscientious hip-hop artists, R&B icons, rock bands and singer/songwriters during "America's largest Earth Day celebration."

The all-inclusive, interactive and free public events will occur in New York City (Central Park), Chicago IL (Lincoln Park Zoo), Miami FL (Bicentennial Park), Denver CO (City Park), Dallas TX (Fair Park), San Francisco CA (Golden Gate Park) and Los Angeles CA (Santa Monica Pier). The flagship event will be Earth Day 2008 on the National Mall in Washington, DC.

Find out more about specific concert lineups in each of the cities by visiting their website at www.greenapplemusicfestival.com.