ART & GASOLINEMarch 20, 2017
ANTI-GASOLINE PUBLIC ART PIECE TO BE UNVEILED IN SEATTLEMay 31, 2017
Have you heard? We just announced our newest endeavor to use public art to drive environmental activism. This time, through music with the world’s first-ever “No Gasoline Concert.” The event will feature performances from Seattle-favorites the fusion super group Industrial Revelation, along with local musicians Bad Luck and Laurie Goldston, combined with projections from video artist Kevin Blanquies. We hope to lead by example, transporting all musicians to the event without using gasoline, and encouraging all attendees to do the same!
“End Of Courtesy” composed by Ahamefule J. Oluo, led by D’Vonne Lewis, and featuring Evan Flory-Barnes, Josh Rawlings, and Ahamefule J. Oluo. One of Seattle’s most sought-after bands, Industrial Revelation, performed “End Of Courtesy” live in the KPLU studios. Industrial Revelation features D’Vonne Lewis on drums, Evan Flory-Barnes on bass, Josh Rawlings on keys, and Ahamefule J.
The musicians performing at this event will be transported with their gear by electric car, and event attendees are encouraged to get there by electric car, bus, bike, or on foot. Lo-Fi is well-served by public transportation, including the #8 bus from Capitol Hill, the #40 from Ballard, the C Line from West Seattle, the #70 from the University District, and the 545 from Bellevue, among others.
Like many events around town, this is going to be a lot of fun, but it’s just not worth using gasoline to attend. We realize that statement may come across as odd to the average person, but it is true – after all each gallon of gasoline we use puts 20 pounds of CO2 into the air, directly impacting all aspects of the environment we live in. We are hoping this event will help to empower other cultural institutions in Seattle and around the world begin to set No Gasoline as the standard for getting people to their events.
As a major bonus, our friends at ReachNow – a BMW car sharing service – are offering all event ticket holders a promo code for $15 drives in their electric vehicles to use the night of the event. Promo codes will be given to all ticket buyers the week of the event by email – specifically the email you use when tickets were purchased.