OUR FESTIVAL

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When : 8/5/2018

Where: Town of New Shoreham, Block Island, RI

VENUE: NARRAGANSETT INN

TIME: 10:30 am - 8 pm

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

THE ROWAN BROTHERS

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CONSERFEST 2018 welcomes The Rowan Brothers to the main stage for this summer's "music on a mission" celebration of conservation awareness and action.

The Rowan Brothers are Chris and Lorin Rowan.  Equally singing and playing guitar (along with frequent mandolin), the brothers have been making their mark on the folk and bluegrass scene since their beginnings in the early 70's in San Francisco, CA.  Over their career, Chris and Lorin have collaborated with a multitude of great musicians, such as mandolin icon David Grisman, and Jerry Garcia and Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead, and have brought a freshness and vision to bluegrass music. 

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FESTIVAL HEADLINER TIMELINE

ConserFest's campaign to build scholarships for students at the Block Island School. The ConserFest Scholarship helps fund educational opportunities for applicants that foster a life-long love of learning, particularly through the lens of conservation and environmental science. 

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MUSIC FOR CHANGE

FEATURED ARTISTFor the Island, From the Island: A Holiday Musical Collaboration by Various Artists

This album was recorded over the last two years and features the work of many Block Island musicians and artists. It features 10 songs, a mixture of cover and original holiday-inspired songs, and was recorded almost entirely on-island.  All proceeds from sales of this record will go towards the annual ConserFest Block Island School scholarship.  Click here to get your copy!

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  Photo by Tracy Finn Photography

Photo by Tracy Finn Photography

As an island on the Atlantic coast, Block Island is subjected to a plethora of storms and weather patterns (in addition to a significant seasonal tourist population), which takes a heavy toll on the island's already delicate ecosystem.  The dunes are one of the only lines of defense that help limit this impact and protect the island's shores and interior.

JOIN OUR HAPPY DUNES CHALLENGE: We started the 10-for-1o challenge campaign in 2017, in honor of our 10th anniversary.  After the success of raising enough money to support the purchase of 10,000 new beach grass plants, we have decided to keep a good thing going.  Please click below to learn more and to join us in our effort to support shore restoration on Block Island and beyond!

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Plastic is something that all of us use in one way or another and the plastic bag is one of the biggest culprits for environmental pollution.  Simultaneously, it is an opportunity for us to take a stand regardless of who we are or where we live.  

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RE-Think THE STRAW

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Over 500,000,000 plastic straws are used each day in the United States. In only the past twenty years, people have come to expect plastic straws in every drink, in an example of extreme waste being generated for minimal convenience. These short-lived tools are usually dropped into a garbage can with no further thought, instantly becoming a source of plastic pollution. 

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GET INVOLVED

Interested in volunteering for our next festival? Just sign up!

  • donate

  • volunteer for our summer festival

  • join our triathlon team

  • host a clean-up event

  • be a participating musician

  • or let us know another way you would like to contribute!

 
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