Livingston Hoot to be Plastic Free and Compostable in 2019
The Livingston Hoot, a one-day family friendly event held on historic Main Street in Livingston Montana returns with Grammy winner Marcia Ball on the big stage on August 8th, 2019. Marcia Ball will be joined by blues legend Tracy Nelson as a special guest and a full band. The Western Flyers will open the show.
“The Hoot is back, after having to take a year off due to street construction in 2018,” said co-producer John Lowell. “We’ll be back with great music, great food vendors, an expanded kids play area and hope to see everyone there.”
This year the Hoot is working in conjunction with the Park County Environmental Council, EcoMontana and Happy Trash Can to continue a program started at the WSE Livingston Farmer’s market. All food vendors will serve food and drinks in compostable containers. Those containers will be collected at ten trash stations throughout the event, with volunteers manning the stations and answering questions. The goal is to turn what was once trash into compost.
“This initiative has been really successful at the Farmer’s market,” added co-producer Joanne Gardner Lowell, “The amount of landfill has dropped dramatically. This is something Park High School is already doing. We’re happy to be providing compostable cups to all bars along Main Street to try and keep the Hoot plastic free and reduce the amount of trash that ends up in our landfill. We appreciate the willingness of all the taverns on Main Street to be a part of this effort.”
No vendors or non-profits will be selling single use plastic bottles. There will be water stations so that everyone can fill their own water container at the Hoot. Please remember to bring a chair and refillable water containers and leave your pets at home.
The Hoot kicks off at 4 pm, with the Western Flyers at 6 PM and the Marcia Ball band with special guest Tracy Nelson at 8 PM. Please visit www.livingstonhoot.com for information on becoming a vendor or a volunteer or write firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
The Livingston Hoot is honored to be participating in the Park County Community Foundation's Giving Challenge - Give a Hoot will culminate AT the Hoot on August 8th. This one-month window (July 10 – August 8) gives you a chance to donate to a number of Park county charities and have your donation eligible for matching funds. The Park County Community Foundation is the fiscal sponsor for the Livingston Hoot, so all donations are tax deductible.
The Livingston Hoot is totally free for all attendees and brings Grammy winning talent and a family friendly event to the people of Park County. Funds are raised by business or private donations and grants. If you enjoy the Hoot and choose to help offset their costs, Give a Hoot will allow you to do that. You can learn more at www.give-a-hoot.org/nonprofits.
The participating Park County non-profits will announce their earnings during the Livingston Hoot on August 8th.