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7th Annual Everglades Awareness Benefit Photographs

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See 177 photographs (images by One Love Miami Photography) of the 7th Annual Everglades Awareness Benefit in May, 2014 at 7th Circuit Productions!

A Special Everglades Awareness Thanks from Flash

I want to thank everyone who was involved and attended the 7th Annual Everglades Awareness Benefit Concert! It was a very positive event all around and together we made some good things happen! Protecting the Everglades is a group project and it requires lots of people from all around the community to participate!

With this event, we featured a diverse selection of musicians, poets, visual artists and performers who shared their voices in the name of Everglades protection. In addition, we had community speakers presenting information about ecology and public policy. As an all ages gathering, we had younger people and families involved as well. The energy was lively and fun!

BIG THANKS to all of the performers and artists! Special thanks to 7th Circuit Productions for hosting the event and handling the technical aspects - GREAT JOB! SUPER THANKS to Mr-Houston Cypress and the Miccosukee Tribe for sponsoring the event and bringing in the financial support - without you, this event would not have happened!

Protecting the Everglades is a long term project and we still have lots of work to do! We are building up for the election in Nov! VOTE YES on Amendment 1!
We are already making plans for the 8th Annual Everglades Awareness Benefit Concert and connecting this into a statewide movement! We had people from all around South Florida and beyond involved, but we need more people to make a stronger impact! Good things are happening and we have to keep pushing!

Thank you all for your effort!

Flash

Everglades Awareness Benefit Concert Information

Event features live music and painting, spoken word, an art exhibition, guest speakers and vendors, with all proceeds to be donated to Love the Everglades Movement


Miami, FL – April 17, 2014 –  Ploppy Palace Productions and the Miccosukee Tribe will be hosting a concert to raise awareness and funds for Everglades protection and public education on Saturday, May 10, 2014, from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. at 7th Circuit Productions (228 N.E. 59th Street Miami, FL 33137). As part of this three stage extravaganza, some of South Florida's top bands, spoken word artists and community activists will join together to raise awareness for this vital natural resource. Those who cannot attend but are interested in donating to the cause can do so online at gofundme.


There will be musical performances by Boxelder, Afrobeta, Sweetbone, Franklin’s Wheel, Aaron Lebos Reality, Nature's Fury, Teri Catlin, The Super Fuzz, Cog Noman, Nag Champayons present the Prolific Minimalists, Kuyayky, The Osceola Brothers Band, Mr. Grim Reapa, Orion, Val C. Wisecracker, Grant Livingston, Anthony Nelson, Silver Nightingale and more.


The evening will also featuring spoken word performances by Alonso, Oscar Fuentes, Rebecca “Butterfly” Vaughns and more as well as dance and performances by Elviza’s Rockabelly Hippies, Feiruz Asaad, Lucky Bruno, Melody Gedeon and more and live painting by Eva Ruiz, Anibal Fernandez, Linx, Jake Cordero and others. There will be face painting by Them There Eyes.


Community speakers include Florida State Senator Dwight Bullard, South Miami City Mayor Phil Stoddard, Houston Cypress from Love the Everglades Movement, Laura Reynolds - Executive Director for Tropical Audubon Society, Matt Schwartz, Executive Director for South Florida Wildlands Association and other concerned citizens.


There will be information booths from Love the Everglades Movement, Tropical Audubon Society, Legalizepot.us (voter registration) and other organizations. In addition there will be vendors and small businesses promoting and selling their merchandise, including The Wallflower Gallery, the Moksha Boutique, Lotus in Hand, Progressive Rags, Dade Recycling and others.


In addition, the Environmental Art Exhibition highlights a selection of distinctive artists including the works of Mark Henson, Kiro Fox Ace, Eva Ruiz,  Lloyd Goradesky, Brian F. Call, Lauranda Hook, Peter Barreda, Margrit-Rose People, Aeric Moskowitz, Alissa Christine, Flex Maslan, Brian Pruitt, Rei Ramirez, Abdiel Acosta, Jorge Muriel, Wesley Geometry, Jake Cordero, Luis Alejandro Diaz, Jean Sarmiento, Mike Jones, Anibal Fernandez, Chia Ortegon, Stephanie McMillan, Aiyesha Ghani, Claudia Costa, Anastasia Sultzer and more. The exhibition will be featured in the Moksha Gallery from Friday, April 18 - Tuesday, May 13.

 

This is an all-ages event; admission is $10.
For more information: Email or call 305.579.0069. Stay updated on Facebook!

 

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ABOUT THE EVERGLADES AWARENESS CONCERT SERIES


The Everglades Awareness Benefit Concert Series is a platform for individuals and organizations to engage the community about environmental issues and find solutions to help protect the Everglades ecosystem and our water supply.


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2014 Benefit - Sponsors

Please check out our sponsors by clicking their logo below:

Everglades Sponsors Miccosukee Tribe website 7th Circuit Productions Wallflower website

Schedule of Events

The stages schedule page has been updated. Check it out to find out when your favorite bands will be playing and on which stage.

Flash recommends visiting the following websites:

Moksha Family Arts Collective

Moksha Family Arts Collective

 

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ABOUT THE EVERGLADES AWARENESS CONCERT SERIES


The Everglades Awareness Benefit Concert Series is a platform for individuals and organizations to engage the community about environmental issues and find solutions to help protect the Everglades ecosystem and our water supply.

For this family friendly event, we are reaching out to other businesses, governmental agencies, various organizations and the community to become more aware and more active. This event features a diverse mix of entertainment, environmental artwork, community speakers, information booths and local vendors. We utilize art activism to highlight the environmental content within the various performances and presentations - this format opens the message and expands the chorus of voices working for positive changes.


Objectives include: 


* Engage a wide variety of communities and interests through discussions that articulate what their particular concerns are as it relates to use of natural or human resources that impact the Everglades ecosystem


* Invite minority, or under-represented, communities and perspectives to the forum to share their experiences and concerns


* Engage the local community


* Establish common goals and offer positive solutions to address the problems


* Present a holistic, or comprehensive, perspective on the ways that society interacts with the Everglades ecosystem (industry, agriculture, commercial, cultural, spiritual, etc.)


* Present information on Everglades matters from the following perspectives: science & technology, policy and law, cultural use, history, art


* Discuss threats to environmental sustainability that are not addressed by current projects (L-28 Interceptor Canal & CEPP)


* Create connections between local and national organizations working on Everglades matters


* Generate media attention and public interest


* Raise funds for local organizations that support the Everglades


* Provide commercial opportunities for local vendors and artisans


DONATE NOW: www.gofundme.com/EVGConcert7.


Currently, the Everglades is one of the most threatened natural habitats in the western hemisphere. Residential development, water management and agricultural use have shifted natural water patterns and have altered the vitality of the ecosystem. With an alarming number of people moving into South Florida every year, we need to come together and help to protect the Everglades for our survival.


The 7th Annual Everglades Awareness Benefit Concert at 7th Circuit Productions is sponsored by Ploppy Palace Productions and The Miccosukee Tribe.


7th Annual Everglades Awareness Benefit Concert

Saturday, May 10, 2014

6 p.m. – 3 a.m.

7th Circuit Productions

228 N.E. 59th Street

Miami, FL 33137

305.757.7277

www.7thcircuit.tv

www.facebook.com/7thcircuit


This is an all-ages event; admission is $ 10. Discount advance tickets are available at www.ploppypalace.com. Sponsorship and vending opportunities are still available. Donate online here: www.gofundme.com/EVGConcert7


For more information, please e-mail Ploppy Palace Productions at events@ploppypalace.com  or call 305.579.0069.

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