Crow, Shaggy to play Earth
By Ellen Simonson
Daily Cougar Staff
One of the most respected (and talented)
women in rock, Sheryl Crow, is slated to headline the sixth annual Earth
Day Festival on Saturday.
The Grammy Award-winning Crow, who first
hit it big in the mid-1990s with the album Tuesday Night Music Club and
its ubiquitous single
"All I Wanna Do," is just one of several
nationally renowned acts who will be playing the festival.
Photo courtesy of A&M
Sheryl Crow will play at
this year's sixth annual Earth Day Festival. Pop-rock band Sugar Ray, Shaggy,
Remy Zero and Natalie Imbruglia are
also scheduled to play at the event.
Another Grammy winner, rap/reggae hybridizer
Shaggy, will be performing as well. Shaggy's first major-label single,
"Oh Carolina," hit No. 1
Everybody's favorite ex-heavy metal band,
Sugar Ray, will be there too. The follow-up to its best-selling 2001 album
Sugar Ray is due out in
Expect to hear from Australian soap-star-turned-pop-queen
Natalie Imbruglia (everybody sing along: "Na na na I'm torn ...") as well;
recently released a new album, White Lilies
Island, to mixed reviews.
Remy Zero, a moody pop band that's been
compared to U2, R.E.M. and even Radiohead, will play the festival in support
of its newest
release, The Golden Hum.
Relative newcomer Vanessa Carlton, whose
album Be Not Nobody has received glowing reviews, will be performing.
The youngster (she's only 21 years old),
who spent most of her life training to be a ballet dancer, has already
shown up on MTV's Total
More than 35,000 people are expected to
make their way to downtown's Buffalo Bayou to attend the festival, which
begins at 10 a.m. and
lasts until 7 p.m. Besides music, there
will be an Earth Zone with exhibits from environmentally friendly groups,
a Kids' Zone with Moonwalks,
a 40-foot slide and face painting, and
an Extreme Zone with a rock wall, flight simulator and orbitron.
Advance tickets can be purchased at the
104 KRBE studios, 9801 Westheimer St., Suite 700, between 8:30 a.m. and
They can also be purchased at 104krbe.com
and at the gate.
Tickets cost $15 (free for children 10
and under when accompanied by an adult); $5 discount coupons are available
at participating CellMart
Free tickets are available for qualified
customers who sign
up with Green Mountain
Energy electricity service (call
1-866-GREEN TX or visit 104krbe.com). Green
Mountain provides pollution-free electricity through wind power.
And it's a good bet nobody will be mentioning