Water Is Life 2019


SUNDAY, JULY 21
BAYFRONT FESTIVAL PARK
DULUTH, MN

EARLY BIRD TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Early Bird Tickets
Available now until Memorial Day, May 27th, 2019

Early Bird Tickets: $20
PreSale General Admission Ticket: $25
Day of General Admission Tickets: $30
Ticket + Post Show Reception: $200
Ticket + Individual Event Sponsorship: $500
(plus applicable fees)

This year we celebrate the water with powerful music from Keith Secola, Chastity Brown , Maria Isa, David Huckfelt, Corey Medina & other special guests . This is a family friendly venue, with free entry for children under 10.

The festival will feature a a free morning parade called a Procession of the Species, then as the festival begins in the afternoon, there will be an all-day native-led market with a local and diverse selection of unique artist wares, delicious food, and allied groups and organizations.

Early Bird Tickets are available until the end of Memorial Day, Monday, May 27th for $20. After that, PreSale General Admission Ticket are $25. Day of General Admission Tickets purchased at the doors are $30. If you're interested in sponsoring the event, a General Admission Ticket + Individual Event Sponsorship is $500. For businesses and organizations interested in sponsoring the Water Is Life festival, please visit:

MEET THE MUSICIANS

The Water Is Life Festival will feature:

  • Music from local roots musician, Chastity Brown;
  • Boricua singer, songwriter, actress, rapper, activist, youth worker and international recording artist Maria Isa;
  • David Huckfelt who’s music threads deep ecology, hypnotic banjo, gentle acoustic guitar, trippy public domain samples, with shimmering soundscapes as Huckfelt wrestles with fate and faith, responsibility and independence, connection and loss; and
  • Native American Blues Artist Corey Medina from the Navajo Nation and his band the Brothers, and more!  


Stay tuned for more information about these artists and others who will be taking the stage with them at the Water Is Life Festival.

 


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JOIN THE PROCESSION OF THE SPECIES 

Have you heard of the Procession of the Species that happens on Earth Day in Olympia, Washington? This year at the Water Is Life Festival we'll be having our own procession to celebrate the abundance of Anishinaabe Akiing and the diversity of life we are protecting. Participants are encouraged to wear costumes, bring props, carry banners, and hold signs as we parade through the streets of Duluth and into the woods of the Superior Hiking Trail.

The parade will begin at Bayfront in the morning with a ceremony, and then talks from Paula Maccabee, Advocacy Director and Counsel for WaterLegacy, Winona LaDuke, Executive Director of Honor the Earth, and other leaders in the struggle for Indigenous and environmental justice. After the parade is over and the festival begins! People are encouraged to stick around and enjoy the afternoon festivities. 

This portion of the festival is free and open to the public.

Leading up to the Procession of the Species, groups will be hosting art parties to work on costumes, signs, and banners. If you or your organization is interested in hosting your own art part in connection to the Procession, please email: WaterIsLife@HonorEarth.org


TABLE AT THE EVENT (Food and Craft Vendors, Demos, and Education)

The festival provides a local and diverse selection of native and non-native artist wares, educational demos, delicious food, and access to information from local groups and organizations committed to protecting our sacred waters.

Vendors will be admitted based on space availability. If you are interested in having a table or setup at the Water Is Life Festival, click here for more information! 


JOIN OUR VOLUNTEER TEAM

This event wouldn’t be possible without the generosity of our community and supporters. Our volunteers help spread the word and keep things humming along the day of the festival. To learn more about the various volunteer opportunities or to sign up, visit: http://www.honorearth.org/waterislife2019_volunteers


BECOME A SPONSOR

Miigwech (thank you) to all of the Water Is Life Event Events Sponsors! The Water Is Life Festival provides businesses and organizations multiple ways to reach tons of water protectors before, during, and after the event.

All funds raised from the festival will help fight Enbridge’s Line 3, proposed to transport tar sands oil over 1,000 miles from Hardisty, Alberta to Superior, Wisconsin, right through the heart of Anishinaabe territory and some of the most sensitive watersheds, cleanest lakes and the most abundant wild rice beds in the world, including the headwaters of the Mississippi River and Lake Superior.

Interested in becoming an Event Sponsor? Take a look at the sponsorship opportunities available for the Water Is Life Festival and complete the sponsorship form by clicking the button below:
http://www.honorearth.org/waterislife2019_sponsorships.


FAQs

Click the link below to find our most frequently asked questions and answers. If you have questions not listed in the FAQ, please send an email to Waterislife@honorearth.org.


#STOPLINE3

The festival will help fight Enbridge’s Line 3 is proposed to transport tar sands oil over 1,000 miles, from Hardisty, Alberta to Superior, Wisconsin, right through the heart of Anishinaabe territory and some of the most sensitive watersheds, cleanest lakes and the most abundant wild rice beds in the world, including the headwaters of the Mississippi River and Lake Superior.

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WHEN
Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 1 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

WHERE
Bayfront Festival Park,  350 Harbor Dr, Duluth, MN 55802 

CONTACT
waterislife@honorearth.org · (218) 375-3200

 

WHEN
July 21, 2019 at 10am - 10pm
WHERE
Bayfront Festival Park
350 Harbor Dr
Duluth, MN 55802
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