WEST MILTON - Area musicians will pool their energy to fight fracking with "Songs from the Sacrifice Zone," a concert that will be held from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday in the Tabernacle at Central Oak Heights.
The show, which was organized by the Frack Awareness Coalition (FAC), will feature local favorites Hannah Bingman, DePotorLand, Doug McMinn, Earl Pickens and Van Wagner.
FAC representative Samantha Pearson said, "We're trying to build a sense of what the consequences are here and now of industrializing the Pa. landscape."
The Tabernacle at Central Oak Heights in West Milton will be the site of the “Songs from the Sacrifice Zone” concert from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday.
The concert's title features the label "sacrifice zone," which, according to Pearson, the gas industry - as well as other natural resource industries - uses to denote a place that will be "sacrificed" for drilling.
"Extractive industries will talk about 'sacrifice zones' and often these places are far away - parts of Africa are sacrifice zones, parts of the Arctic are sacrifice zones - but we want to point out that with the Marcellus Shale activity, we're now living in a sacrifice zone," she said.
After the group had the idea of organizing a concert, it put a call out for musicians and didn't have any trouble getting acts to participate.
"All of these musicians are very interested," Pearson said. "They're aware and they want to make a difference. They're being generous donating their time in hopes that we can raise awareness."
And while raising awareness will be the main order of the day, the event also will be about having a good time in a gorgeous setting.
"This is meant to be a fundraiser, but it's also meant to be fun as well as informative," Pearson said. "We want people to enjoy themselves and celebrate the natural beauty of the place."
Tickets for the show are $3 for one, $10 for a family, in advance and $5 for one, $15 for a family, at the door. They may be bought at Freshlife, 2300 E. Third St., as well as at the Natural Food and Garden Store, 2724 Old Turnpike Road, Lewisburg, Mondragon Bookstore, 111 Market St., Lewisburg and Cherry Alley Cafe, 21 N. Third St., Lewisburg.
For those traveling to The Tabernacle for the first time, Pearson advises concertgoers to use the directions on the website because "it's not easy to find with a GPS." For more information, visit frackconcert.wordpress.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.