The Mount Shasta Bioregional Ecology Center is hosting the annual community Earth Day Celebration on Sunday, April 22 at Mount Shasta City Park from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; with their 30th anniversary celebration the evening before also at the City Park from 6:30 to 10 p.m.

In addition to the information delivered via traditional routes, the Ecology Center announces Zahira with Rising Buffalo Tribe as the headliner for Earth Day and Tim Snider of Nahko and Medicine for the People for the Birthday Party.

Zahira is an internationally known vocalist, songwriter and performer. She has come together with PNW’s No.1 roots reggae band Rising Buffalo Tribe to deliver original music. Driven by deep bass, guitar solos, harmonies and passionate lead vocals, ​they bring forth a high-energy performance while promoting awareness and empowerment for the environment and all of humanity.

Via social media, Zahira stated, “Join us and give thanks for the water and raise awareness on how we can deepen our communion with mother earth. Let’s celebrate our earth and let her know we care with our loving actions, live uplifting music, education and unity in our community.”

Snider has shared bills with artists as diverse as Steel Pulse to Robert Randolph and the Family Band, as well as touring a large chunk of the world playing his own music, a world-folk-jazz-pop hybrid that’s aimed at the heart, the brain, and the feet.

Songs are propelled by the rhythms of southern Europe and the Americas.

The Ecology Center will also host Big Water from Portland, Ore. with his earth centered, original music that blends folk, country and blues with melodies and grooving rhythms on Earth Day.

Tribal belly dancers, known as Black Widow, are coming up from Redding and will grace the main stage with their moves later in the afternoon.

For the opening ceremony, Earth Circle Drum will be played.

Anniversary party

The anniversary party on April 21 is a ticketed event. With a ticket purchase, guests can enjoy Tim Snider’s music the presentation of the 30th anniversary

t-shirt design contest and the best dressed farmer contest, while farm inspired hor d’oeuvres and refreshments are served. Kombucha, beer and wine will be available for purchase.

Tickets can be purchased at www.mountshastaecology.org or Directions located in downtown Mount Shasta. Also, expect the full program and schedule for the Earth Day Festival to be posted on the Ecology Center’s website closer to the event.

The Mount Shasta Bioregional Ecology Center is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization “dedicated to restoring the natural and cultural values of Mount Shasta and the surrounding bioregion.”