Harmonious Fusion of Music, Nature, and Community at Kanuga's Family Earth Day Celebration - TribPapers

Harmonious Fusion of Music, Nature, and Community at Kanuga’s Family Earth Day Celebration

A Harmonious Fusion of Music, Nature, and Community at Kanuga's Family Earth Day Celebration. Photo by Manny Moss on Wikimedia Commons.

Asheville – Music, nature, and community come together in perfect harmony at the Kanuga Conference Center in Hendersonville. On Saturday, April 20, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Kanuga presents A Family Earth Day Celebration, featuring performances by local favorites Billy Jonas and Free Planet Radio against the lush backdrop of Kanuga’s picturesque landscape.

Attendees are in for a musical treat as Billy Jonas and Free Planet Radio take the stage together for the first time at this event. Known for their eclectic sounds that resonate with audiences of all ages, the performances promise to captivate with a fusion of music that transcends boundaries and celebrates the spirit of community and togetherness.

Beyond the enthralling music, guests of all ages can partake in a day of nature and relaxation amidst the stunning scenery of Kanuga. The event encourages attendees to indulge in picnic-style lunch options, take a peaceful canoe ride on the lake, explore the trails, or simply bask in the tranquility while savoring the rich natural beauty surrounding the center. A cash bar serving beer and wine will be available for those looking to add a touch of indulgence to their experience.

Kanuga President Michael Sullivan emphasizes the center’s commitment to environmental stewardship and community enrichment through events like this Earth Day celebration. He views the occasion as a wonderful opportunity for families and friends to come together in celebration of nature, music, and shared experiences.

Activities lined up for the celebration include a Native Plant Walk led by Kanuga’s Environmental Specialist Mary Kait Brown, a Nature Craft session where attendees can create “Earth” seed bombs using recycled paper and native wildflower seeds, and a chance to meet Kanuga’s box turtles, Crusty and Albert, at the Kanuga Nature Center. Additionally, guests can enjoy discounts on lodging, bike park passes, and a range of outdoor activities like canoeing, hiking, and fishing.

Billy Jonas, with his interactive and inclusive musical style, has shared stages with iconic artists like Alison Krauss and Pete Seeger. He engages audiences of all ages in a musical conversation that uplifts and empowers, inviting everyone to join in the fun. Free Planet Radio, led by River Guerguerian and Chris Rosser, offers a captivating blend of jazz, world music, and improvisation that takes listeners on a mesmerizing journey marked by intricate rhythms and virtuosic instrumentation.

Don’t miss the Earth Day Celebration at Kanuga, where music, nature, and community spirit converge to offer a day of enrichment, inspiration, and relaxation. Tickets are priced at $15, with free admission for children 12 and under. Proceeds from the event support Kanuga’s ongoing efforts in teaching sustainable practices with minimal impact on the environment. Join the celebration and connect with nature, music, and fellow attendees at Kanuga’s Family Earth Day Celebration on April 20.