At 7 pm on Friday, September 20, four Moscow conservation groups are co-hosting a benefit concert at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Palouse, 420 East Second Street in Moscow.The event seeks to raise appreciation, solidarity, and funds for the protest, travel, and legal efforts and expenses of arrested Nez Perce anti-megaload activists.
Starting at 6:30 pm, the Moscow Volunteer Peace Band will lead a parade gathering participants from Friendship Square through downtown to the celebration, which opens with music by Jeanne McHale, including the WIRT song The Tide is Rising. Nez Perce speakers will describe their megaload resistance, and tribal drummers will lead a round dance. The local bands Galactic Tofu Farmers and Undiscovered Country will play original Americana and folk rock music to activate hearts, minds, and feet until 11 pm, and snacks, beer, and wine will be available throughout the evening.
Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT), Friends of the Clearwater, Palouse Group of the Sierra Club, and Palouse Environmental Sustainability Coalition welcome everyone to contribute voluntary five dollar or more donations for admission and our courageous Nez Perce allies.