By Isiah REYES
Universal CityWalk celebrated Earth Week on April 25 with a free music fest featuring Reasons Be, Brightener, DJ Casey Connor and special guest appearances from Liz Perez and Jackie Mateos of mun2’s docu-series, “Reinas de Realty.”
The performances were part of the spring concert series at the 5 Towers stage. The concert focused on educating consumers to go green by conserving electricity. Reasons Be, a Los Angeles-based music duo, are proponents of recycling and green energy. Three of the members even drive hybrid cars.
“I think it’s amazing,” Scotty Dickerts of Reasons Be said. “It’s such an amazing cause and it’s raising awareness for a lot of topics that people shy away from sometimes.”
One of the messages the concert wanted to drive home was that people should turn off their lights when their televisions, computers tablets or smart phones are on. By doing so, their carbon footprint would be reduced.
The festival also featured a specially made kinetic dance floor that helped power the event. Additionally, a complimentary solar recharging station allowed guests to power up their personal devices.
Indie Pop Rock solo artist Will Sturgeon, who performs under the moniker Brightener, is a songwriter who at one point was an environmental studies major and a Boy Scout and even wore a Boy Scout shirt for his “going green” performance.
“I try to do my part and I’m happy to be supporting an event that is supporting an environmental cause,” Sturgeon said.
DJ Casey Connor also liked the idea of raising awareness.
“There’s so many kids out there dancing and music helps them stay positive and wanting to see what’s going on in the environment,” Connor said.
The 5 Towers stage at Universal CityWalk is Los Angeles’ free, premier open-air concert venue which is host to a multitude of performances by influential artists. For Universal CityWalk’s upcoming events, visit www.CityWalkHollywood.com.