Well-known for his commitment to a green lifestyle, seven-time Grammy Award winner, author, actor and activist, Willie Nelson will perform for the greener good as headliner of Global Green USA’s 10th Annual Pre-Oscar® Party. Nelson will also be joined by his sons Lukas and Micah. The event will take place on Wednesday, February 20th at Avalon Hollywood (1735 Vine Street, Los Angeles, CA90028).
Hollywood’s elite activists and green-minded celebrities will enjoy a night of eco-friendly entertainment, including a VIP cocktail reception, and Patron dinner & program – including a special musical performance by Warner Bros. recording artist LP – followed by KCRW’s DJ Garth Trinidad, and culminating with Nelson’s headline performance. Additional celebrities including Emmy Rossum, Ed O’Neill, Dylan McDermott, Sophia Bush, Adrian Grenier, Ed Begley Jr., Moby, Michelle Branch, Catt Sadler, Shanola Hampton, Angela Lindvall, Walton Goggins and many others are expected to attend.
“Willie Nelson is a resolute activist for the cause, and we could not be more thrilled to have him on board for this year’s Pre-Oscar Party,” says Global Green USA CEO Matt Petersen. Nelson’s ranch in Austin is solar-powered, and he also produces his own blend of biodiesel fuel. For the past decade, Global Green USA has collaborated with the Hollywood community to raise global awareness for smart climate solutions.
Proceeds from the evening will benefit Global Green USA’s work to build greener, more resilient homes, schools, and communities in areas devastated by Hurricane Sandy.
This year’s featured automotive sponsor is the Chevy Volt electric vehicle, which will be chauffeuring many of the attendees to the green carpet. The new Chevy Spark EV, which was just unveiled at the Los Angeles International Auto Show, will also be on display. H&M, the world’s second largest fashion retailer, focusing on affordable fashion and sustainability, will join the event as the featured retail sponsor. “Conscious” is the name for all of the work the company does to offer a more sustainable fashion future. The company has recently been certified as the largest user of organic cotton in the world for the second year in a row. Other sponsors include Pureology, CoolHaus, Cade Estate Winery, Ehlers Estate and 360 Vodka. Collaborating on decor are landscape designer Durie Design and floral designer Celadon & Celery.
The event co-founders are Global Green CEO Matt Petersen & Sebastian Copeland, and the event co-chairs include Alice Bamford, Diane Meyer Simon, Sarah Meyer Simon & Christiana Wyly.
General tickets are $125, with VIP dinner tickets starting at $1,250. The $125 ticket is for the concert and party only, with a 9:30 PM entry. Tickets and sponsor packages are available at www.globalgreen.org/preoscar.
Global Green USA is the only national environmental group headquartered in Southern California and has offices in New Orleans, New York City and Washington, D.C. For more information, please visit www.globalgreen.org.