SUNDAY, JULY 22
BAYFRONT FESTIVAL PARK
Doors 2:00PM | Music 3:00PM | All Ages
General Admission Ticket: $25
Ticket + Post Show Reception with Indigo Girls: $200
Ticket + Event Sponsorship: $500
(plus applicable fees)
CALLAWAY, MN - Grammy Award–winning folk rock music American duo artists, the Indigo Girls and others are lining up for the Water is Life Festival part of the 6th Annual Love Water Not Oil Tour. The Water is Life Festival will be held on July 22nd at Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth, MN to help raise funds and awareness about the controversial Canadian pipeline 3 project that intersects Minnesota.
Honor the Earth is proud to announce that local Minnesotan, Chastity Brown will be taking the stage at the Water is Life festival. Brown has been dubbed by the critics as “a banjo-playing soul-singer” and “a ticking, rolling encyclopedia of roots music.
In a recent interview Brown said, "What I’ve realized is that the personal is political...I’m really intrigued by the perseverance of the human spirit and the complexities and contradictions that we embody as human beings."
Corey Medina, a Native American Blues Artist from Shiprock, New Mexico has also been added to the festival lineup.
The concert 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.
Indigo Girls: Twenty years after they began releasing records as the Indigo Girls, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers have a legacy of releases and countless U.S. and international tours behind them and have forged their own way in the music business. Selling over 14 million records, they are still going strong. Amy & Emily are the only duo with top 40 titles on the Billboard 200 in the '80s, '90s, '00s and '10s. The duo’s constant touring, as well as staunch dedication to a number of environmental causes, has earned them a fervidly devoted following over the years.
Additionally, Indigo Girls just released a brand new live album: Live with The University of Colorado Symphony Orchestra. This 22-Song recording is a Double CD and will be available through all digital providers available on a 3-LP vinyl release on July 13, 2018.
"We are grateful to these leading artists who care about environmental issues and indigenous peoples and who are sharing their immense talents for our important causes," says Winona LaDuke, Executive Director of Honor The Earth. "It's crucial that people who follow, or are curious about these many award-winning Native American artists and others come out and support the efforts of many of us who care about the potential economic, environmental and cultural impacts a new pipeline in Minnesota and Wisconsin will have in native communities and on tourism in the pristine north country."
On June 28, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission issued a 5-0 approval of the Certificate of Need for Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline. In a second move they approved tentatively a route permit for the company’s preferred route, awaiting modifications by the Fond du Lac Band of Ojibwe. It is unprecedented that the Public Utilities Commission would override both the Administrative Law Judge and the Department of Commerce. While there are 29 more permits ahead of the corporation, Honor the Earth and other intervenors plan to appeal this decision, as well as begin the long legal and regulatory proceedings. Honor the Earth has announced the Welcome Water Protectors Campaign with on the ground educational and cultural camps in the north.
For more information about the Water is Life Festival, please contact Alyssa Hoppe at 612-385-1557, [email protected].