Celebrate conservation and great music at 9th Annual Land Aid (video)

Birmingham Alabama
Birmingham Alabama
The Wild Feathers at Land Aid in 2014 – photo courtesy of Freshwater Land Trust

The Freshwater Land Trust will be holding the 9th annual Land Aid at Avondale Brewery tonight Friday, Sept. 15. Headlining this year’s concert is acclaimed American rock band The Wild Feathers.

The Nashville-based group spent more than two years on the road supporting their 2013 self-titled album alongside everybody from Bob Dylan to Gary Clark Jr. The record hit #1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart, and they received invites to appear on Jimmy Kimmel, Conan O Brien, Seth Meyers, Craig Ferguson, ABC’s Nashville, and more. The band has received unanimous critical acclaim from Rolling Stone, New York Times, Huffington Post, USA Today, and countless others. 

Land Aid 2017 Promo Video (Final) from Come Together Create on Vimeo.

“We are thrilled to have The Wild Feathers return this year. They played at Land Aid in 2014 and brought down the house.,” said Libba Vaughan, Executive Director of the Freshwater Land Trust.

In addition to The Wild Feathers, Land Aid will feature two supporting acts this year. Nashville-based bands The Delta Saints and David Borné will kick the event off beginning at 7:30 p.m.

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Also offered at the event – Pop-up shops, Food trucks and a raffle:

 

Birmingham Alabama
Homewood Forest Preserve – photo courtesy of Freshwater Land Trust

The Freshwater Land Trust’s mission is conserving, connecting, and caring for lands and waters in Central Alabama. Through Land Aid, they raise money for their land conservation and trail development projects while connecting with new supporters from around Alabama.

“Over the past nine years, thousands of individuals have attended Land Aid. Each attendee has played a direct role in helping us conserve over 11,000 acres of land in Alabama,” said Vaughan. “Land Aid is a fun way to support the Land Trust and to be an active part of the next generation of conservationists.”

Freshwater Land Trust
Jemison Trail – photo from Freshwater Land Trust

The Freshwater Land Trust manages land across eight counties, promoting clean water and healthy ecosystems. They developed the Red Rock Trail System, a network of trails, parks, bike lanes, and sidewalks throughout Jefferson County. They have also preserved well-loved green spaces throughout Central Alabama, including Red Mountain Park, Seven Springs, Turkey Creek Nature Preserve, and the Rotary Trail in downtown Birmingham.

Land Aid is hosted by the Freshwater Land Trust junior board, a diverse group of young professionals committed to promoting the organization’s mission throughout Central Alabama.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $30 day of the show.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit http://www.freshwaterlandtrust.org/land-aid-2017.

Author: Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama’s Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama’s cancer risk and mercury standards.

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