Another summer, another season of greening up the local concert scene. Courtesy of venerable KC concert impresario Chris Fritz and the Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone.
“We’re going to do a little thing for Earth Day,” Fritz said, shortly before the venue’s kickoff concert with the Flaming Lips on Friday. “If we do 15 events, we’ll have one of the lowest carbon footprints of any entertainment venue in the country. We don’t have air-conditioning. We limit our water usage.”
The list goes on…
Wildest thing that happened last year – Season Two for Fritz new Bonner Springs Greenventure?
“I didn’t die,” he quips. “I didn’t fall over dead. We’re in the black, actually. We had some great shows; we did good last year. And this year we’re looking at 15 events and we may do 17. I find it fun, I find it kinda fun. You know, we kind of have to rub two nickels together one time to get a piece of copper wire. We have to be innovative.”
To that end, Fritz has landed in-the-black auto company Ford as a sponsor.
“And if you drive a hybrid this year, you get free parking,” Fritz says.
Ford makes at least two; the Ford Fusion and the Escape mini SUV.
“This year the video is going to be completely different,” Fritz says. “We’ve hired that out, actually. We don’t buy it anymore, we lease it because the technology changes every year.”
This season’s lineup includes the Insane Clown Posse, Mix 93.3’s annual teen/tween wilding, 311 with The Offspring, Lilith with local fave Julia Othmer, Vans Warped Tour, Jack Johnson and Slayer & Megadeath.