PAPADOSIO “captures the sound of the digital age” (Sensible Reason 2015) but this month they are curating a celebration of natural forces with the fifth installment of Earth Night. The two-night event kicks off on December 18th at Terminal West where Papadosio will present their rare, live improvisational PA set along with special guests Third Nature and Numatik. On Saturday December 19th, the celebration continues at the historic Tabernacle Atlanta. Performing alongside Papadosio, described as a “mad genius” by Rolling Stone Magazine, is the Grammy-nominated, funk-soul-jazz bass virtuoso Thundercat. The band will also welcome TAUK, who are “arguably the hottest instrumental prog-fusion quartet out of New York City” (Grateful Web 9/3/2015). Single and two-day tickets are on sale now via LiveNation. Full details on the two-day event can be found at www.Earth-Night.com.
Papadosio is also excited to announce their non-profit partners for Earth Night V: ATL. Atlanta-based ChopART helps homeless youth express themselves through art, by providing opportunities for community organizations and professional artists to collaborate with youth participants. In conjunction with this year’s event, they will be hosting an art-supply drive for their upcoming events and will accept toiletries and hygiene products as well. We’re hEAR For You provides concertgoers, musicians and music industry professionals with free hearing protection and hearing conservation education while promoting premium audiological services and products to create safe live music experiences. Share Your Cloud will be doing a clothing/goods drive for local homeless advocacy non-profit The Atlanta Mission as well as a fundraiser. Georgia for Bernie Sanders is a grassroots organization supporting Senator Bernie Sanders in his campaign for President of the United States. They will be on hand registering voters, raising awareness of the the democratic process, and helping illustrate how important strong environmental and social policy can be at this time.
Similarly, Earth Night has a tradition of hosting artists of different disciplines to capture the spirit of the night. Featured Earth Night artists include Christian Jaxtheimer, Sweet Melis, Miguel Dominguez, John Gay, Annie Bennett, Chance Losher, Sumo Morgan, and Ash Shafer along with a gallery space in which original art and wares will be for sale including work from jewelry artist Nick Noyes.
In 2012, Earth Night founder & Papadosio’s visual designer Jason Takahashi, expressed his hope that “Earth Night can become a real thing- a new type of holiday/celebration for future generations that recognizes some of the living truths that are emerging at this great time in history to remind humanity of the amazing legacy of this awesome place we call Earth.” Now in its 5th year, the annual event has come to be a holiday & celebration for the future among Papadosio fans and beyond.