Music opens up new ways to recycle, whether you’re melting old records into bowl shapes or using CD jewel cases as solar panels for LEED-certified dollhouses. Savor sustainable melodies with this GrouponLive deal to The Last Green Festival at the Brooklyn Agricultural Fairgrounds in Brooklyn, Connecticut. Choose from the following options:
- For $14, you get one ticket for general admission on Friday, September 28, at 4 p.m. (up to a $28.05 value, including fees).
- For $24, you get one ticket for general admission on Saturday, September 29, at 11 a.m. (up to a $49.69 value, including fees).
- For $19, you get one ticket for general admission on Sunday, September 30, at 11 a.m. (up to a $38.87 value).
- For $41, you get one three-day pass for the entire festival (up to a $82.15 value, including fees).
- For $125, you get one VIP three-day pass (a $250 value). VIP perks include:
- One laminated ticket
- Special VIP area and tent access to artists’ hangout area
- One VIP T-shirt
- One full-color 11”x17” festival poster signed by the artist
- Free film token for one free film per day at film tent
- Personalized day schedule
At The Last Green Festival, music, arts, food, and activities promote environmental awareness, serenading Mother Earth over three days. 100% waste-free, the festival invites feet to dance upon the lime-coated fairgrounds without leaving carbon footprints as a burgeoning lineup of popular musicians and public speakers performs across three stages.
Friday’s roster of songsmiths showcases the muddy blues of Jeff Pitchell and Texas Flood, with extra muscle lent by guitar legend J. Geils. The aptly named Seed blossoms in a set of party funk, and Yankee Dogs promenade with swinging acoustic bluegrass. Rhode Island quintet Jelly Roll Soul defies genres and geographical stereotypes with a blend of ragtime, calypso, and New Orleans–style jazz.
Saturday stocks the stages with nearly 30 heavyweight acts and buzzworthy up-and-comers. Headliners Third Eye Blind are hip to sustainability, having maintained a steady fan base since the band's self-titled debut dropped in 1997. The record went platinum six times, thanks in no small part to its breakthrough hit “Semi-Charmed Life.” The song embodies the band’s distinct sound: dark lyrics offset by sugary chords and frontman Stephan Jenkins’s exuberant voice. 2009’s Ursa Major, 3EB’s first album in more than six years, delivered more of this sonic juxtaposition while also critiquing the oil industry in songs such as “Don’t Believe a Word.” Fans’ green thumbs will glow during Jenkins’ environmentally friendly filibustering in between songs both old and new. The rest of Saturday’s musical output swings from genre to genre, from the multicultural funk of Bad Rabbits to the famed political hip-hop of Sage Francis, who drops rhymes, picks them up, and sticks them in the proper ear bins.
Like a Grateful Dead of country-rock, California heroes New Riders of the Purple Sage inspire a legion of Sunday fans to follow them around ceaselessly with easygoing classics such as “Panama Red.” Grammy winner Ricky Skaggs closes the festival with rapid-fire mandolin picking. During the nonstop musical acts, guests are invited to indulge in a variety of organic food and drinks from local vendors, including bison burgers and oysters. Mosey into the Arts District, where live woodcarving demos inspire crowds to find their inner whittler, or take a yoga breather. The BMX Exhibition displays the antics of non-gas-guzzling vehicles, and the Musical Petting Zoo invites kids to jam on roving banjos.