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A Concert On The Green To Keep The Environment Clean, November 19, 2011

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Miami is throwing an environmentally- and family-friendly, star-studded party that will turn even the staunchest environmentalist Green with envy.
The annual Bayside Rocks Music & Arts Festival on November 19th 2011 at downtown Miami’s Bayfront Park is being hailed as the new entertainment paradigm for the 21st century.  The Festival will utilize green vendors – those merchants that are committed to responsible environmental stewardship – and provide multiple recycling bins for plastic, glass and paper goods.  Festival officials and their media partners also are encouraging attendees to use public transportation to get to the concert.  A Metro Mover station is conveniently located right at Bayfront Park.
Alfonso D’Niscio Brooks, CEO of ROCKAZ MVMT, the company producing the Festival, says that everyone has a responsibility to make our world a better and healthier place.  “It’s great to have fun,” said Brooks. “But it’s imperative that we do it in an environmentally responsible way.  That’s what my company and this festival are all about.”
This year’s Festival will feature a full day of family-oriented, environmentally-friendly activities including a farmers’ market, yoga demonstrations, bike valet, skateboard and BMX exhibitions, ecology and social consciousness workshops, and more. A star-filled tribute to 50 years of Wailers music and the music icon Bob Marley will be highlighted throughout the day.  Headliners include Bunny Wailer, Wailing Souls, Luciano, Tabou Combo, Cultura Profetica, Gondwana, Warrior King, Pato Banton, Connis Vanterpool and The Original Wailers, as well as some of the most promising up-and-coming talent.   
“We’ve made entry to the event free for everyone who arrives before 1 p.m.,” said Brooks.  “This will allow the entire community to be a part of our vision for social consciousness, community and environmental awareness on a musical platform with an urgent humanitarian effort to fight poverty and feed the hungry while providing ecologically engineered economic transformation on a global scale.”
This year, concert proceeds will include a food drive benefiting Curley’s House (www.curleyshouseinc.com) an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for low-to-moderate income individuals, families, the elderly, youth-at-risk, the abused, and HIV/AIDS infected individuals by providing the nutrition they need. Guests will be asked to contribute two or more cans of food as part of the cost of admission.
“Given the sociological and philanthropic nature of this event, we’re inviting all civic minded companies to join us as sponsors,” D’Niscio Brooks said.  “It’s a great way to get your name in front of tens of thousands of people while ensuring that hundreds of thousands of dollars are donated to a very worthy cause.”
The Bayside Rocks Music & Arts Festival is scheduled for Saturday November 19, 2011 at Bayfront Park in Downtown Miami. 

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