Previous Events

We have been blessed to have some amazing musicians help us in our cause. We would like to Thank all of those that made it happen!

EVENT HISTORY

2008 was the first ever Earth Day Music Fest. We had 21 vendors, non-profit organizations and over 1200 people pass through to enjoy the art, music and environmental education. 2009 was the second annual Earth Day Music Fest, and saw huge growth as we had 45 vendors and over 5000 people enjoying the festivities. 2009 Interview. 2010 was the largest year to date with over 6000 people passing through and 57 vendors and non-profits and an amazing music lineup. Though 2011 was hampered by Tornados and bad weather, it was still a great event and very intimate in an indoor setting. It was our first year adding an International Recording Artist, Emerson Hart of Tonic fame. Below you will find some highlights of the previous years events.

2014 Lineup

For 2014, we decided to expand the event to 3-days to try and reach the entire Grand Strand.
Friday, April 18th | House of Blues Sugar Shack
Roots/Rock/Reggae vibe with Treehouse | 5-Forty | AllAreOne.
Saturday, April 19th | Conway River Walk
The main “Expo” part of EDMF was rained out at the Conway River Walk. Some things on the agenda…
Hard 2 Recycle collection area with the CCU Sustainability Initiative
Art Show with Create! Conway
Egg races for kids
Sunday, April 20th | The Boathouse Waterway Grill
After the success the 2013 event at The Boathouse, we returned with The Movement as the Headliner. We also featured Treehouse, Sai Collins, Sideways Derby and Greener Grass.

2013 Lineup

 Poster EDMF 2013-

The 2013 Earth Day Music Fest & Expo made a major move and was the largest to date with a two day event at two of the best music venues on the Grand Strand. Saturday, April 20th event at the House of Blues  on the Sugar Shack and  Sunday’s event at the Boathouse. The lineup was once again a Summer Favorite. 

Saturday, April 20  |  The House of Blues in Myrtle Beach on the Sugar Shack Deck
The event featured the same great family atmosphere of the previous five years from 4:00-9:00 PM. But the live music and fun continued till midnight.

Sunday, April 21  |  The Boathouse for Sunday Funday
The Earth Day Music Fest opened the day with live music at 1 PM and all of the great vendors, artist and activities you have come to love. We had bands playing throughout the day until 6:30 PM to open for headliner Rehab. Lineup

Sideways Derby

Sideways Derby brings melodic original songs straight from singer songwriter Joshua Grant’s personal life. With lyrics drawing from personal conquest and hardships Joshua brings honest and compassionate lyrics that tap into something we’ve all been through at some point in our lives. With breathtaking guitar work from Brian Mckenzie and thundering, heart pounding licks of Mark Holt behind the kit, the live show put on by SWD is a must see.
Don’t miss this band if they come around your town, you won’t regret it….Make sure to visit I-Tunes and help support the band by spending less than $1 for one of their songs

Luke Cunningham

In today’s vast and cluttered music landscape even the most talented of songwriters can sometimes find their battle cries reduced to mere whispers. Yet for Charleston-based songwriter Luke Cunningham it’s an outright refusal to be lost in the shuffle—as well as his energetic live shows and acclaimed songwriting—that have the southern troubadour currently beating the odds and giving independent artists a little hope to hold onto.

Though he has spent numerous years on the road touring alongside national acts such as The Fray, Gin Blossoms & Donavon Frankenreiter, ultimately it was the songwriter’s release of his solo debut Heart Pressure in 2012 that first forced music fans to sit up and take notice. The emotionally-charged rock/Americana record—as well as its ten story-driven songs—was a swift and sweet sucker punch to the Carolina music scene; a wake up call announcing both Cunningham’s arrival and mission to return the focus of songwriting back to ‘the song’ itself.

TreeHouse

“Close your eyes and take a deep breath before you listen to North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina band, TreeHouse! Pushing the limits of reggae music far beyond the conventional boundaries set by mainstream sources, TreeHouse brings a collection of boombastic tunes on their self-titled album project. The album contains a plethora of cool reggae vibes, flanked by soulful rock vocals and guitars…” – I Am Entertainment Magazine

TreeHouse! performs 150+ shows a year all over the Southeast at festivals, conferences, benefits, house parties, and every kind of venue or event in between with acts like The Wailers, SOJA, The Movement, Ballyhoo, Savi Fernandez Band, Hor!zen, Jah Works, and more. The TreeHouse! Crew is also notorious for thoroughly and extensively promoting its shows. Join the community!

Joshua Grant – Lead Singer of Sideways Derby and John Owens Journal

Finnegan Bell

Shane Williams and Warren Bazemore have been playing music together since the Honeycombs of USC housed them both in 1994. Through the next decade they would go on to sell over 70,000 independent albums as Silers Bald (along with Jason Jacobs, Marcus Myers, and Laura Story) touring over 200 days a year and landing a record deal with Essential Records in Nashville. After a three year break from playing together on a regular basis, Shane and Warren relocated to the coast of South Carolina and started playing and writing together again.

The Mobros

The self-proclaimed “2-man brotha band, a Bluesy Funky Latin Feelin Soul Group.”

The Mobros make old ideas sound new. The rock duo out of Camden, S.C., play music that’s decidedly vintage, as if the band was plucked from a riverside juke joint. Kelly Morris, who plays guitar and sings with sweeping guttural gusts that can elicit shivers, is joined by his brother, Patrick, on drums. Whereas most bands would be satisfied with re-creating a sound and mood that invokes nostalgia, The Mobros have expanded on the soul and rock music they listened to in their youth, and adding deeply-rooted Southern underpinnings. Here’s where you should know that Patrick is 19 and Kelly is 22, and they’ve already become a main stage draw. They’ve played the prestigious Carolina Downhome Blues Festival, Columbia’s Blues Festival, the Carolina Homegrown Music Festival and the Free Times Music Crawl. About 40,000 revelers were at St. Pat’s in Five Points when The Mobros played a headlining slot in 2012. With his guitar, Kelly, who is crafty and prolific, creates a labyrinthine of notes, sometimes playing dual guitar and bass parts. Patrick, who is sponsored by Anchor Drums, adds Caribbean percussive inflections. What is immediately gripping about the brotherly music is their flourishing harmonies, the melodic layers stacked seemingly effortlessly. The brothers are taking sabbaticals from college to pursue music, and they are currently recording their debut album. Bars and clubs have smoldered because of their sweltering sets, as the band melds Latin, blues, funk and soul, often in the same song, into a scintillating blend. The music can also soothe in the way that authentic, decades-old soulful classics do. For The Mobros, the old ideas are seasoning for their resonant, modern sound.
We are excited to be joining forces with the Boathouse to unite the Earth Day Music Fest with their Sunday Funday series. They are featuring Rehab, and we are bringing you all of the opening acts. See Image above.
In August 2008, a new radio-friendly remix of Rehab’s single “Bartender Song (Sittin’ at a Bar)” was released by Universal, featuring Hank Williams Jr. singing the second verse.
The song peaked at #60 on the country charts and was the band’s first single to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 at #64. In all its versions, including a remix with Hank Williams Jr., the song has sold over 1 million copies to date. The single garnered them a CMT Music Award nomination for “Wide Open Country Video of the Year.” Graffiti The World would also go on to sell over 300,000 albums.

2012 Lineup

The 5th Annual Earth Day Music Fest and Expo is going to be the best yet! Though last years event was met with a brutal day of Tornado Warnings and bad weather, we still managed to have an awesome show in an intimate setting (safely inside, of course… Thanks to The Beachhouse for accommodating us). This year, we will return to our original location at the Market Common and have an great day in store for you and your family and friends. The lineup is once again going to be a Summer Favorite.

Sideways Derby

Sideways Derby brings melodic original songs straight from singer songwriter Joshua Grant’s personal life. With lyrics drawing from personal conquest and hardships Joshua brings honest and compassionate lyrics that tap into something we’ve all been through at some point in our lives. With breathtaking guitar work from Brian Mckenzie and thundering, heart pounding licks of Mark Holt behind the kit, the live show put on by SWD is a must see.
Don’t miss this band if they come around your town, you won’t regret it….Make sure to visit I-Tunes and help support the band by spending less than $1 for one of their songs

Bullfrog

Bullfrog is a mixture of stories and sounds that will take you backwards, forwards and maybe somewhere in between. Now a full band with new ideas and influences, this project has turned into a well-rounded song machine.

Sai Collins

‘Turn Up The Volume’ to the roots acoustic folk sounds of song-writer Sai Collins. Sai delivers a summer love & surf vibe with an acoustic groove. His radio played single ‘Yellow Summer Days’ launched with a live performance opening the Edwin McCain show at the House of Blues, Myrtle Beach.

Since this latest release the voice of Sai Collins is spreading nationally, live performances and radio airwaves. Sai says his favorite shows are the ones where the crowd brings an energy of love for music & life.
Whether he’s taking the stage with his personal favorites John Butler Trio, Michael Glabicki, Soldiers of Jah Army or performing small venues he shares his musical energy through the spirit of Love, Peace and Soul.

“My life journey is defined by the stories that I tell through song. I call this experience the Getaway Drive. The artist in me is in love with the creative spirit as it ebbs and flows gracefully across the surfaces of inspirations, aspirations, rejections and sacrifices, this is my journey this is my book of songs. May my stories inspire you to greater awareness of the good that comes from the Artist in the sky as well as the fruits of his spirit.”

Sai has played our event for a several years, and we are very excited to have him for the 5th Annual EDMF.

Strike-O-Matics
These guys have been a local favorite for years. Come out and enjoy an action-packed set of Ska, Reggae and Surf/Skate music.

TreeHouse

“Close your eyes and take a deep breath before you listen to North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina band, TreeHouse! Pushing the limits of reggae music far beyond the conventional boundaries set by mainstream sources, TreeHouse brings a collection of boombastic tunes on their self-titled album project. The album contains a plethora of cool reggae vibes, flanked by soulful rock vocals and guitars…” – I Am Entertainment Magazine

TreeHouse! performs 150+ shows a year all over the Southeast at festivals, conferences, benefits, house parties, and every kind of venue or event in between with acts like The Wailers, SOJA, The Movement, Ballyhoo, Savi Fernandez Band, Hor!zen, Jah Works, and more. The TreeHouse! Crew is also notorious for thoroughly and extensively promoting its shows. Join the community!

Downtribe

“The sweetest reggae and rocksteady and whatever else we might throw into the mix this side of Conway.” These guys are tight and sure to please.

Soulful~I

Combining Acoustic, Dub and Hip Hop, Soulful~I will remind you of a combination of G-Love and Everlast.

2011 Lineup

The 4th Annual Earth Day Music Fest and Expo is going to be the best yet! And since last year’s lineup was so strong, we have decided to bring that group together again to kick off our first Oceanfront event at the former Pavilion site. We have also added a Major Recording Artist as our Headliner. This year’s event will feature Emerson Hart (Lead Singer of Tonic).

Emerson Hart
Millions already appreciate former Tonic frontman Emerson Hart’s poignant lyrics, smart songcraft and evocative voice. Hart’s debut album, Cigarettes & Gasoline, was released in 2007 on EMI/ Manhattan Records. The first single “If You’re Gonna Leave” from the album marked Hart’s return to mainstream radio debuting at 37 on the Hot AC chart on May 27, 2007. As lead singer for alt-rock radio and concert favorites Tonic, Hart enjoyed platinum sales, chart topping singles and albums–including the 1 hit “If You Could Only See”–and two Grammy nominations in 2003.
Cigarettes and Gasoline marks the culmination of a journey that began when Hart, who moved to Los Angeles and co-founded Tonic in the mid-‘90s, relocated to Nashville in 2002. In the Music City, with a refreshed perspective and introspection, Hart wrote for himself and outside projects, including the song “Generations,” the theme for TV’s American Dreams, the tune earning Hart the 2003 ASCAP Award for film and TV. For Hart, Cigarettes and Gasoline is an album that had to be made, going solo a leap of faith that was crucial in order for Hart to be true to his art. Hart’s forthcoming solo release continues his relationship with television as both ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy and WC’s One Tree Hill have already featured music from the upcoming album.

Emerson Hart has been a familiar voice at modern rock radio for over a decade. Tonic’s first release, Lemon Parade quickly became a mainstream success – selling multi-platinum and scoring enormous radio success with the hit songs, “Open Up Your Eyes” and “If You Could Only See” (penned solely by Hart) which became radio’s most played Rock Song in 1997. In 1999, Tonic returned with their 2nd album and the 3 Mainstream Rock hit “You Wanted More.” In 2002, Tonic released their 3rd LP, Head On Straight including the modern rock radio smash “Take Me As I Am.” In 2003 Tonic received two Grammy nominations – one for best Rock Performance By Duo or Group With Vocal for “Take Me As I Am” and the second for Best Rock Album. Hart also co-wrote the 2005 Ingram Hill hit “Almost Perfect” which reached top 25 on the Hot AC chart.

Ten Toes Up

Ten Toes Up is a funk-infused rock quartet from Murrells Inlet SC. “A jazzy mix of Allman/ Panic-style southern rock…” says the Charleston City Paper. High energy live shows keep fans dancing. With a nod to the rock bands of old, Ten Toes Up incorporates the funk of the 70′s mixed with the blue-eyed blues of the Allman Brothers. The instrumentation is percussion heavy with a dual-drumming rhythm section led by bass and guitar.

The live shows are accentuated by lap steel and weissenborn tunes a la Ben Harper. The drum solos are primal and the latin grooves are infectious. During a Ten Toes Up show you will hear funk breaks, three part harmonies, harmonica solos, and a tight sound that can only be the product of hours of work. The band’s songwriting is steeped in the everyday; life is a song and their trick is putting it to music.

The 2008 release of “Bridges & Breakdowns” has been greatly anticipated by the diverse fan base Ten Toes Up has amassed over the three years they have been together. This is music for everyone so welcome to the family.

John Owen’s Journal

Josh Grant is the front man of Sideways Derby and is the only musician to perform at every EDMF since our first event with his band Sideways Derby. This year, Josh will play with a side project he is working with called John Owen’s Journal.

Over the last 8 years Josh and Sideways Derby have played over 2000 shows, opening for the likes of – Silver chair, The bodeans, The Black Keys, Rusted Root, the Drive By Truckers and many more. In the winter of 2001 Joshua Grant packed up and made a move to Myrtle Beach proving to be one of the best decisions he could make for his music career.

Ras Bonghi

The most talented musicians presently in the Reggae Business are creating the heaviest sound ever heard on the music circuit today. They perform year round at clubs, concerts, and annual events nationwide, captivating their audiences where ever they go. Their debut release Love Light in 1991, was, and still is one of Reggae’s hottest CD’s in the mid-west and abroad. Their second release in 1995, Then & Now, with hits like Rock It, John Lennon’s Imagine and others, was very successful on the southeast coast. They have also released singles on the compilation disc Play It Safe, and A.I.D.’s benefit disc released early in 1997 and the Millennium Music Store Vol. 1 Sampler disc in December of 1997.

Lyndsay Wojcik

Combining a musical mixture of roots, folk, and soul, Lyndsay Wojcik brings a refreshing twist to the often mundane and repetitive styles of the present music industry. Using her savvy lyrical sense, she paints her interpretation of life onto her audience as if they were the wet canvas on which she worked. She has won several competitions such as the Gibson Songwriters contest in Nashville, placed second in the NSAI songwriter competition in Charlotte, placed second in a competition in Knoxville, and has appeared on the CMT television show “The Big Break” with Sara Evans.

Sai Collins and Soulrizon

“My life journey is defined by the stories that I tell through song. I call this experience the Getaway Drive. The artist in me is in love with the creative spirit as it ebbs and flows gracefully across the surfaces of inspirations, aspirations, rejections and sacrifices, this is my journey this is my book of songs. May my stories inspire you to greater awareness of the good that comes from the Artist in the sky as well as the fruits of his spirit.”

Sai has played our event for a few years, and we are very excited to have him launch a new journey, called Soulrizon at the 4th Annual EDMF.

Jordan Loder

Jordan Loder had been writing and performing original music for over a decade. He brings a positive vibe and heart-felt words to every performance and is sure to be a hit at this years event. He has played with many great artist, including a show at The Fillmore in San Francisco w/ Jr. Gong and Stephen Marley and shows with The Wailer’s.

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