Jack Johnson, Daryl Hall & John Oates to headline 2013 LIG festBy Canton Citizen
Life is good, the lifestyle brand committed to spreading the power of optimism and helping kids in need, is pleased to announce that Jack Johnson, Daryl Hall & John Oates, and Yo Gabba Gabba! will headline the 2013 Life is good Festival, to be held September 21-22 at Prowse Farm in Canton.
More than 30,000 fundraisers are expected to come together over the weekend to raise more than $1 million for the Life is good Kids Foundation. Once again, Life is good has partnered with Superfly Presents, nationally recognized producers of the iconic Bonnaroo and Outside Lands festivals, to assure a first-class festival experience for all ages.
“Every music festival has its own feel,” said Jack Johnson. “All my friends that have played at the Life is good Festival have told me that the energy that the crowd brings is like nowhere else. I can’t wait to finally experience it myself.”
In addition to the headlining acts, the 2013 Life is good Festival lineup includes the following artists: The Roots, Amos Lee, Dawes, Trampled by Turtles, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Good Old War, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Delta Rae, Bahamas, Lake Street Dive, Gentlemen Hall, and Jesse Dee.
Families can enjoy the “Good Kids” zone — home to the top acts in kids’ entertainment — with performances from Yo Gabba Gabba!, Recess Monkey and Josh & the Jamtones. Singer Ryan Montbleau will curate live acoustic performances from various musical friends in the Life is good Coffee House, a relaxed, intimate atmosphere where festival goers can enjoy Life is good coffee throughout the weekend. Life is good will announce the full coffee house lineup later this summer.
In addition to the musical performances, the two-day celebration will feature hands-on games and interactive arts activities. More importantly, the festival will raise more than $1 million for the Life is good Kids Foundation, which directly funds the Life is good Playmakers — a program that provides training and support to childcare professionals who use these tools to ensure that children grow up feeling safe, loved and joyful.
“Each year for one very special weekend, we see music fans of all ages come together at the Life is good Festival for a positive purpose,” said Bert Jacobs, chief executive optimist for Life is good. “By raising more than $1 million for the Life is good Kids Foundation, the festival celebrates the impact we can have in the lives of kids who really need it.”
The goal of the festival is to create a community of fundraisers. Individuals who purchase tickets are directed to a personal fundraising page, where they can raise money to support the Life is good Kids Foundation. Festival goers who raise $500 or more are called VGPs — Very Good People — and will be rewarded with backstage hospitality, preferred concert viewing, artist meet and greets, and other perks.
Tickets are on sale now at Lifeisgood.com/Festival. Adult tickets are $65 for one day or $120 for a two-day pass. Kids’ tickets are $20 for one day or $35 for a two-day pass. Admission is free for kids under 2 years.
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