SolFest RollFest, a sustainably-inspired outdoor music festival, will bring the rock and roll to Earlewood Park on Sat., July 2 from 12-6 p.m. Featuring 10 acts on two stages, this will be Cola’s first festival with abike-powered stage and a zero-waste goal.
SolFest headliners Illiterate Light set up bikes to power the speakers. | Video by Illiterate Light
The music festival will take place at the ampitheater in Earlewood Park. | Photo by COLAtoday
🥤 What to bring
In addition to the good vibes, come out early and make a day of it. A bicycle valet will be available to keep your bike safe and attendees are encouraged to bring a container for drinks, a blank t-shirt to be printed with festival graphics, anda blanket + sunscreen.
🚴 How can I participate?
If you’d like to ride and help power the stage, sign up to volunteer or assemble a team of up to six riders. If you’d like to sit back and enjoy the music, the festival will host a group ride at 10:30 a.m. to kick off the day. Riders are encouraged to decorate their bikes for a 2.6-mile ride around the Earlewood neighborhood for all ages and skill levels.
Pro tip: If you sign up to ride and power the stage, you’ll get free entry to the festival.
Grab your tickets today for $15 or $20 day of festival. Children 13 and under get in free. Click below for more info on SolFest.
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Editor’s pick: In addition to the crew at NoMa Warehouse, Bob Maggee, frontman of local band Homemade Haircuts who is playing SolFest Saturday, deserves some credit for the Rollfest addition. The idea stemmed from this NPR article about Illiterate Light and their efforts to make their performances more sustainable.
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