WET! BHW Rockout at ECHO Saturday 4/26!

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Big Heavy World with Tick Tick & the 802 Booking Collective Presents:

WET! A Party Underwater Saturday, April 26, 10pm ECHO at the Leahy Center, on the Burlington Waterfront A benefit for Voices for the Lake

With live performances by: PRETTY & NICE HUSBANDSaka IN MEMORY OF PLUTO

$4 Advance at Pure Pop, Big Heavy World / The Radiator (215 College St.) and Radio Bean (8 North Winooski Ave.) (On Sale 4/16). $6 at the door.

21+, Cash Bar

Sponsored by: Orlio Organic Beer Company Seven Days WOMM-LP 105.9FM The Radiator WRUV 90.1FM

POP, PUNK & ECO-POLICY ECHO Hosts “WET! A Party Underwater” to Benefit the Lake, April 26th

BURLINGTON, Vt. — On Saturday, April 26th at 10 p.m., the love of music and the love for our Lake will converge at ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, where concert-goers will have the chance to record D.C.-bound messages of stewardship while rocking out to the sounds of edgy, acclaimed bands. “WET! A Party Underwater,” is a benefit for ECHO’s Voices for the Lake, and is produced by Big Heavy World. The show will also feature local radio stations conducting live, on-air broadcasts and artist interviews. The event sponsors are Orlio Organic Beer Company, Seven Days, “The Radiator” WOMM-LP, and WRUV.

It isn’t often one gets the chance to speak directly to Washington, but WET! attendees will have just such a unique opportunity. Voices for the Lake videographers will be roving the crowd for people to voice their environmental positions and have the best ones delivered to none other than Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy. The Senator will then review and share selections with Washington policy-makers, and the strongest videos will be showcased on ECHO’s YouTube channel — along with Leahy’s response — premiering this summer. Voices for the Lake is ECHO’s grassroots initiative to inspire Lake Champlain Basin stewardship through conversations and connections enabled by social technologies. All the profits from the event will be donated directly to Voices for the Lake.

Boston indie-rockers Pretty & Nice headline the 21 + event, with Burlington ska/punk band Husbands AKA and pop group In Memory of Pluto. Produced by local non-profit Big Heavy World, tickets are $4 in advance (sold at Radio Bean, Pure Pop, and The Radiator); $6 at the door.

Regional radio stations “The Radiator” WOMM-LP (105.9 FM) and WRUV (90.1 FM) will be broadcasting from ECHO all night, hosting live interviews and performances, and raising awareness of Lake issues. The event will also include a cash bar courtesy of Drink, and door prizes of a season’s pass to Bolton Valley Resort, mask and snorkel from the Waterfront Diving Center, and dinner at A Single Pebble.

So whether you have an environmental comment or idea to share with Washington, or just want to hear some really cool music, head to the Burlngton Waterfront on Saturday, April 26th and get WET!

Big Heavy World is a volunteer-staffed non-profit dedicated to preserving and promoting music made by Vermonters. “Big Heavy” runs a public listening library and music shop, a record label, and programs that capture the history of Vermont's music while supporting the efforts of its contemporary musicians. It also co-founded the licensed low-power community radio station “The Radiator” WOMM-LP (105.9 FM). Big Heavy World was founded in 1996 and is located in downtown Burlington.

ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center is located at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, on Vermont’s Burlington Waterfront. ECHO features 70 species of live fish, amphibians, invertebrates, and reptiles, over 100 interactive experiences, seasonal changing exhibits, and the multimedia Awesome Forces Theater. The 2.2 acre site is also highlighted by the Lake Champlain Navy Memorial, ECHO’s Eclectic Gift Shop, and green-themed Think! Café. Open year-round, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Day. Admission is $7-$9.50; children under 3 and K-12 classroom teachers with credential ID are free. For more information visit echovermont.org, call 1-877-ECHOFUN, or write to ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, One College Street, Burlington, VT 05401.

Contact: Steven Leibman or Grace Per Lee 802-864-1848 ext. 125 or 131 sleibman@echovermont.org or gperlee@echovermont.org High definition photos available at http://www.echovermont.org/media/photos.html


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