SCRAPFEST – a fundraising festival promoting the importance of environmental awareness coming to Downtown Greensboro
A free festival next month in downtown Greensboro will bring together four bands, food trucks and a slate of vendors to unveil an important message for everyone to hear – how we can save our planet.
Known as SCRAPFEST, this first-time festival will take place Aug. 10 between West McGee and West Washington streets and offer anyone who comes practical ways in which they can leave a smaller footprint.
Festival-goers will learn how to reuse waste, renew resources and conserve energy. That message is illustrated in the festival’s name.
S.C.R.A.P stands for Sustain, Conserve, Renew, Adapt and Provide, and the 11-hour festival will unveil the importance of environmental awareness and show how our daily lives can become models of sustainability.
SCRAPFEST is all about that – as well as creating a downtown get-down.
It starts at noon with a free Pure Barre pop-up fitness class and continue until 11 p.m. along one of the most historic blocks in Greensboro with all kinds of music – everything from roots rock and folk to bluegrass.
The music starts at 2 p.m. with Nashville folkie Gabe Lee, followed at 4 p.m. by Time Sawyer, a roots rock band out of Elkin. National Reserve, an Americana band out of Brooklyn, will take the stage at 6:15 p.m. with River Whyless, a popular folk and bluegrass band from Asheville, closing out the festival at 8:30 p.m.
SCRAPFEST is presented by Fidelity Bank and co-hosted by Little Brother Brewing and local non-profit Piedmont Land Conservancy.
Proceeds from this event will benefit Piedmont Land Conservancy, local non-profit whose mission is to protect natural lands, farms and waters in a nine-county region in central North Carolina for present and future generations.
Another thank you to our sponsors Fidelity Bank, Natty Greene’s, Melissa Greer, Carruthers & Roth, and ARCH MI. Thank you for showing your consideration for our local environment and lastly, in the spirit of protecting that environment, we are hoping to keep the event as waste free as possible and ask that all keep this in mind.