JACK JOHNSON ANNOUNCES KŌKUA FESTIVAL 2020 – LIVE FROM HOME
LIVESTREAMED ON AMAZON’S MUSIC TWITCH CHANNEL AND JACK JOHNSON’S FACEBOOK BEGINNING AT 12PM HST/3PM PT/6PM ET
ON SATURDAY, APRIL 25
PERFORMANCES BY JACK JOHNSON, BEN HARPER, G. LOVE, ZIGGY MARLEY, LUKAS NELSON, AND MORE
21 APRIL 2020 (TORONTO, ON) - In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day and in support of the Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation and Covid-19 relief efforts, multi-platinum artist and environmentalist Jack Johnson announces Kōkua Festival 2020- Live From Home, a livestream on Saturday, April 25th in partnership with Amazon Music.
Jack Johnson will host and perform within a two-hour livestream from his front porch in Hawai‘i and share the digital stage with special at-home performances from Kōkua Festival alumni including: Ben Harper, G. Love, Ziggy Marley, Lukas Nelson, Paula Fuga, Kawika Kahiapo, John Cruz, Anuhea, Ron Artis II and his brother Thunderstorm Artis. Viewers will also be treated to at home cooking lessons from some of Hawaii’s top chefs, Ed Kenney and Mark Noguchi.
Additionally, fans can get ready for the festival with the Kōkua Festival 2020 Playlist, and tune into Amazon Music’s Twitch channel at 12pm HST/3pm PT/6pm ET on April 25th at www.twitch.tv/amazonmusic or Jack Johnson’s Facebook to watch the show.
Donations will benefit Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation, a non-profit that supports environmental education in the schools and communities of Hawaiʻi. To aid local COVID-19 relief efforts, a portion of donations will be directed to programs that promote food security and sustainable local food systems in Hawai‘i, including Aloha Harvest, the Full Calabash Fund, and the Chef Hui Give & Go Community Meal Program.
About Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation:
The Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation (KHF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 2003 by Kim and Jack Johnson that supports environmental education in the schools and communities of Hawaiʻi. KHF’s mission is to provide students with experiences that will enhance their appreciation for and understanding of the environment so they will be lifelong stewards of the earth. While the Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation participates in a variety of environmental education initiatives in Hawaiʻi, its five main school programs include ʻĀINA In Schools, 3R's School Recycling, Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation Field Trip Grants, Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation Project Grants, and Plastic Free Hawaiʻi. KHF recently acquired 8 acres of land in the heart of Haleʻiwa town with a vision to establish agricultural, educational, and retail activities that benefit the community and promote local food, waste reduction, and environmental stewardship. For more information on programs and membership, visit www.kokuahawaiifoundation.org.
About Kōkua Festival:
Held on Earth Day weekend at Honolulu’s Waikiki Shell from 2004-2010, the Kōkua Festival served as both a community-centered celebration of music and environmental awareness and as the major fundraiser for the Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation. Not only a showcase for live music, the Kōkua Festival also served as a major educational event where over fifty eco-friendly businesses and local environmental groups interacted with fans in the Kōkua Village, featuring sustainable products, alternative-energy demonstrations, local food and beverages, and activities for kids. As a leader in low-impact concert production, the Kōkua Festival was a model of event greening measures, including a bike valet service, biodegradable concession-ware, reusable merchandise, zero-waste and water refill stations, locally made biodiesel in generators, and locally sourced carbon offsets. In 2012, Johnson’s label Brushfire Records released Jack Johnson and Friends - Best of Kōkua Festival, which highlighted onstage collaborations with legendary musicians like Willie Nelson, Jackson Browne, Eddie Vedder, Ben Harper, Dave Mathews, Ziggy and Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley and more. For more information visit www.kokuafestival.com
About Jack Johnson:
Jack Johnson grew up surfing and playing guitar in Hawaii. Since 2001, he has released 7 studio albums and 2 live albums that have sold over 25 million copies worldwide. His Brushfire Records label and touring crew have been leaders in the greening of the music industry and his All At Once social action network connects fans with local non-profits at each tour stop. Jack, with his wife Kim, founded the Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation to support environmental education in Hawaiʻi's schools and communities, as well as the Johnson Ohana Foundation to support environmental, art and music education worldwide. The total of these album and tour profit donations, along with Johnson's personal charitable activities, have resulted in over $30 million donated to charity since 2001.
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