Posted: Jun 11, 2010 10:21 AM by Allyson Weller
Updated: Jun 11, 2010 10:13 AM
CLINTON - Some 20 DJ's and 40 bands from across the United States are arriving in town for the fourth annual Love Your Mother Earth Festival.
Volunteers are wrapping up preparations at Rock Creek where the bands will preform from Friday night until early Monday morning at Rock Creek Lodge.
The festival isn't all about the music though, and there will be sustainability workshops and activities for kids.
This year the festival is 90 percent waste free and almost everything will be recycled, composted, and there will be biodiesel buses to shuttle people to the festival.
"We're just trying to educate people, just have something fun for the community and surrounding areas," explained Jon Stow, the head of the "Green Team".
"It's been really good you know it's really fun to set up the communities and city and everything else so a lot of team work, it's fun getting your hands dirty, building things and painting things, so it's been really fun," added volunteer Sara Mich.
"We have so many talented bands, not only from Missoula but from everywhere from Chicago to California," pointed of co-founder of the festival Ben Nachman.
While less than 10 people organized the event this year, over 150 volunteers will help out during the festival.
The first band will start at 2:00 P-M on Friday and the last will wrap up early Monday morning. Tickets cost $40 in advance and $50 at the gate, whicle kids under 12 get into the festival for free.