Get lost in a fantastic world of lights, music and art on Nov. 2nd during the first Earth Rise event at The Clyde Venue downtown.
This immersive experience serves as the official fund-raising event for the 20th annual Savannah Earth Day Festival in April. Earth Rise will feature musicians, dancers and artists including the dreamy displays of Hueman Auragens – a multimedia experience of colorful lights, poetry and hypnotic music to transport partygoers through a psychedelic landscape.
The event at the new Clyde Venue on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. also will feature live world-music performances, DJs, raffle prizes, food and drinks. It’s all to raise money and awareness for Savannah Earth Day Festival 2020, which is celebrating it’s 20th year in Savannah, while Earth Day is also celebrating its 50th year across the globe.
“We’ve never done a fundraiser for Earth Day before and we tried to think of a fun way to get the community involved and excited to give back,” said Joanne Morton, Director of Events for Savannah Earth Day Festival.Get Savannah arts and culture news delivered to your inbox: Sign up for our morning, afternoon and Dine newsletters
Earth Rises’ main attraction, Hueman Auragens, features a wall-to-wall projection of light and sound immersing visitors in an engaging visual story-telling experience about Earth and the environment.
Several other multimedia artists will tap into the event’s theme of a collective love for Earth, including artist and DJ Jose Ray; founder of Stardust Pixies, Jamie Lynn Falling; spoken word artists Darrell Davis and F∆MLé; Loveologist & Poet, Love Shamar; Strings of the Heart, Jimmy and Lynn Wolling, performing 18th century court music; The Saltwata Players, showcasing Gullah Geechee traditions and culture; and an ode to the North Atlantic Right Whale by Chase Anderson.
Morton will also display her own art project, “Magic Passion Love Manifesting Mobile,” a hanging mobile showcasing a collection of positive visions for Earth. The Buccaneer Club and Prowl food trucks will be serving tasty fare for guests.
Organizers say the message of Earth Day is more relevant than ever, 50 years after the very first global festival was held. “We need to recognize as a society that there are some big issues we are facing, and we need to come up with solutions because eventually this is going to affect all of us,” Morton said.
Early-bird tickets are $30 and include a drink ticket with tickets costing $40 at the door the night of the event. Earth Rise organizers say it’s for a good cause as they bring attention to the eco-friendly consciousness of Earth Day 2020. Earth Rise is organized by the Savannah Chatham Sustainability Coalition, a 501(C)3 non-profit organization that produces Savannah’s signature Earth Day Festival, drawing hundreds of environmentally-conscious participants and families to Daffin Park each year.