Although there’s not a tour stop scheduled for July 25 a group of Vans Warped Tour acts will keep busy by working with hundreds of volunteers to transform a parking lot in Baltimore into an urban garden and outdoor classroom for the community.
2011 Warped Tour acts volunteering for the ECO project dubbed “Pavement to Prairie” include We Came As Romans, The Narrative, Big D & The Kids Table, Enter Shikari, Winds of Plague, and The Dance Party.
The project, which is in partnership with Blue Water Baltimore, takes place at the city’s Academy For College & Career Exploration. Concrete will be removed and replaced with soil to create a 37,000-square foot garden.
Volunteers will also help dig a rain garden and help paint a 3,000-square foot environmental-themed mural. Local artist Michael Owen created the art concept for the mural celebrating clean, healthy urban waters.
Trading in the parking lot for a garden will remove an annual average of 900,000 gallons of storm water, which is a serious and growing pollution source to local rivers including the Jones Falls and Chesapeak Bay.
On Friday the Vans Warped Tour plays Burgettstown, Pa., at First Niagra Pavilion. The tour wraps Aug. 14 in Hillsboro, Ore., at Washington County Fair Complex.
Click here for the Vans Warped Tour website.
Thinking About Sexy Science
The Escape To New York festival is teaming up with Guerilla Science to show fans that science is far from mundane and boring.
The festival, which takes place Aug. 5-7 at Shinnecock Indian Reservation in Southampton, N.Y., features a lineup boasting Patti Smith, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and Of Montreal. In addition to three days of music, art installations and culinary delights, fans can open their minds by listening to the eclectic speakers at the event’s “Think Camp.”
The list of . speakers includes Robert Marbury, who is described as The Vegan-Taxidermist of the Urban Beast Project. Ticker holders are invited to “marvel at his collection of stuffed animals from around the lands.” A laser weapons engineer turned digital journalist named Olivia Koski will enlighten fans about “how to destroy things with lights,” Zoe Cormier with talk about music and the brain, and Jon Mayes will show off rogue physics experiments from Rutgers University. There will also be a dirty sexy sciences pop quiz with prizes.
The Think Camp lineup will be posted daily at the festival’s Think Camp blackboard.
Click here for Escape To New York’s website.
Looking For Miss Uproar
Rockstar Energy Drink’s Uproar Festival is inviting women 18 years of age and older to create online profiles to compete for the grand prize of being crowned the Sullen Art Collective’s Miss Uproar 2011.
An industry panel of judges will choose eight online contestants in each tour stop who will be invited to participate on stage at their city’s Uproar Festival. The winners of each tour stop will then be narrowed down to three national finalists who will be flown to Los Angeles for a photo and video shoot.
The finalists will then compete at a red carpet event co-hosted by Daisy de la Hoya from VH1’s “Daisy Of Love” and Sullen Angel Bernadette Macias where the Sullen Art Collective’s Miss Uproar 2011 will be announced.
The winner will be featured in ad campaigns for Sullen Art Collective, Rockstar Energy Drink and Jägermeister Canada in addition to receiving Sullen Clothing and a year’s supply of Rockstar Energy Drinks.
Uproar Festival kicks off Aug. 26 in Camden, N.J., at the Susquehanna Bank Center with dates scheduled through an Oct. 14 stop in Mountain View, Calif., at the Shoreline Amphitheatre. The lineup includes Avenged Sevenfold, Three Days Grace, Seether, Bullet For My Valentine and Sevendust.
To enter the competition, click here.
Click here for Uproar Festival’s website.