Charleston, South Carolina band The Explorers Club was selected to perform at Sunday’sÂ Earth DayÂ event on the National Mall in Washington,Â DC. We can’t imagine aÂ better stage to share their positive energy and sunny outlook than this massive celebration.
This year’s all-day event will feature A-list musical talent as well as prominent speakers and celebrities, including Cheap Trick, Dave Mason and Kicking Daisies. Over 100,000 people are expected to attend. Plus, in addition to live news coverage and global webcasts, YouTube will stream the entire day’s events.
When asked about the opportunity, The Explorers Club band leader Jason Brewer said, “We thought it would be great to play in front of a large audience in DC. Â We hope that our fun and sunny sound will translate well to the Earth Day crowd.”
On their way north to DC, the band took time to stop in North Carolina, performing this morning onÂ Charlotte Today. Take a look at theÂ videoÂ of their performanceÂ and listen to “Run, Run, Run.”
The Explorers Club hit #27 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart in February with their new album, â€œGrandÂ Hotel.â€ Mark Linett, who mixed The Beach Boysâ€™ â€œSMiLEâ€ for Capitol Records, was responsible for the mixÂ on â€œGrand Hotel.â€
Says AllMusic.com of the new album: â€œMost bands vehemently deny that they’re attempting to overtlyÂ re-create the sound of their influences, often going to great lengths to distance themselves from theirÂ inspirations. The Explorers Club… are experts at the art of homage. â€¦While there’s an undeniable, late-â€˜60sÂ sunshine pop vibe to many of the arrangements here… more than anything, Grand Hotel seems concerned withÂ offering up tunes that could have been hits on early-â€˜70s AM radio.â€
While we can’t all make it to DC this weekend, we can join the over one billion people observingÂ Earth Day â€” the only event celebrated simultaneously around theÂ globe by people of all backgrounds, faiths and nationalities. Let us know where you are and what you’re doing to observe Earth Day this year in the comments below.