Musicians for Safe Energy (MUSE) will hold a benefit concert at Shoreline Amphitheater on August 7 and VantagePoint Venture Partners would like you to attend as their guest.
The venture firm -- one of the leading firms in green technology investing -- is one of the sponsors of the concert, which features Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Sweet Honey in the Rock and Jason Mraz, among others, and they've given us ten tickets to give away to you. Just drop me an email explaining what clean energy means to you and I will send two tickets to the best five entries. (Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.)
The Doobie Brothers and Crosby, Stills & Nash will play, too. For some, it will bring back memories of Day on the Green. No cans or bottles or overnight camping.
Proceeds from the event will go to support victims of the Fukushima disaster in Japan, so if you don't win, please attend anyway.
Browne, as fellow oldsters might remember, also organized the No Nukes concert back in 1979. (The film of the concert gave many in the U.S. their first exposure to Springsteen live, as well as "The River.") Browne and Elvis Costello also played at a benefit to raise money to oppose Proposition 23, the oil company initiative aimed at rolling back California's carbon laws. The Prop 23 benefit took place at Salzman's home. Prop 23 went down to defeat.
It's refreshing to see activism return to the arts.