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Spend Earth Day partying the green way at the Allegreen Music Festival in Union Point, Ga.

Artemia will perform Friday during the three-day Allgreen Music Festival in Union Point.  Special
Artemia will perform Friday during the three-day Allgreen Music Festival in Union Point.

Beginning Friday, nearly 60 bands will rock three stages for three days at Durhamtown Plantation Sportsman's Resort.

Local rock band Artemia will be one of them. It's scheduled to play at 5:50 p.m. Friday night. Other bands include headliner Jackyl, Almost Kings, The Supervillains, Brock Butler and That One Guy.

If rock isn't your thing, stick around. A variety of genres will be represented, from hip hop and reggae to rhythm & blues and metal. There will even be a little electronica and a comedy show or two.

Green is the theme for this year's festival, and vendors will abound. Buy some tie-dye and check out the Cirque du Green. Then quench your thirst at the beer garden or fill up on festival food. After that, watch a glassblowing demonstration and participate in art workshops.

Or, get active on the plantation. You can rent a dirt bike or an ATV and give rocking out a totally different meaning. There are more than 150 miles of trails to be explored, and 40 miles of track.

If you think you have what it takes, register for Mud Chasers, a mud-soaked, obstacle-ridden 5K race. The cost to enter is $50, and if you do, you will get 30 percent off your Allegreen tickets.

Of course you're not going to want to drive all the way home and then back on Saturday and Sunday, (although it's only about an hour and a half away) Durhamtown has cabins and RVs for rent. There are also plenty of campsites.

The event will include an Easter service Sunday morning, with the music starting back up at 2:30 p.m. and ending around 9 p.m.

if you go

WHEN: Friday-Sunday

WHERE: Durhamtown Plantation Sportman's Resort, Union Point, Ga.

COST: $50 for Allegreen, and $50 for Mud Chasers; 30 percent off Allegreen tickets when purchased together

GET THERE: Take Interstate 20 west to Exit 148/Crawfordville. Turn right onto Georgia Highway 22. Turn left on Union Point Road. Go about three miles and turn right on Daniel Springs Road. Turn left on Bethesda Church Road, and then right on Randolph Church Road. The festival site will be on your left.

LEARN MORE: www.allegreen. com;

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heirtoruin 04/21/11 - 03:29 pm
They moved us to Saturday

They moved us to Saturday afternoon. Woot.

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