Jack Johnson & Friends - Best of Kokua Festival Out Now!

April 18, 2012

Check out the cover art for Jack’s new album “From Here To Now To You” which will be released on September 17th.  It was designed by Geoff Mcfetridge and the photo was taken by Kim Johnson.

 

There will be a preorder launching on www.jackjohnsonmusic.com soon, but in the meantime you can preorder the album, and get the single “I Got You” now on iTunes

 

 

 

On September 23rd, Jack will bring his “From Here To Now To You”  theater tour to New York City’s United Palace Theater. The previously announced North American headline dates are all sold out. Jack and his band will also appear at Farm Aid on September 21st, and the Life is good festival on September 22nd. Tickets to the newly announced New York date will be available only via a fan lottery on Jack’s website starting today. Lottery entry will close on Monday July 29th at 10am. There will be a two ticket limit on all purchases to this show. Enter the lottery here.

 

The lottery process will run as follows:

 

July 30 – Emails will go out to first round winners and will include a redemption code. First round winners will have guaranteed access to 2 tickets each within a 24 hour window.

July 31 – First Round of Sales will open at 10 am EST and fans will have 24 hours to use their redemption code to purchase tickets. Please note that after the 24 hour period, the codes will no longer work, so get your tickets early.

Aug 5 – Additional fans will be notified of available tickets and distributed redemption codes.

Aug 6 – Sales will open at 10am EST and will be sold on a first come, first served basis, with a 2 ticket limit to fans with redemption codes.

Jack Takes VH1 Inside the Making of his latest video for the first single “I Got You” off his new record From Here To Now To You. Check it out here!

The band started rehearsals this week in preparation for their upcoming From Here To Now To You Tour. Looking forward to a great run and hope to see you at a show!

Jack Takes VH1 Inside the Making of his latest video for his first single off the new album, “I Got You”, check it out here!

In support of his sixth studio album, From Here To Now To You, Jack played two very intimate acoustic shows where he performed songs from his new record for the first time last week at London’s Tabernacle in Notting Hill and Monday night at New York City’s Allen Room at Lincoln Center overlooking Central Park. Along with the new songs, Jack also played some classics. At the New York show when Jack played "Home," he explained to the crowd, "I've realized home is anywhere your family is. Tonight, this is our home." Thanks to all who came out to the shows and with the announcement of Jack’s North American and European Fall tour, we hope to see more of you this fall.

 

It’s that time of year again, Farm Aid announced earlier this week a star stellar lineup for its 2013 music and food festival, scheduled for Sept. 21 at Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Jack and the band will join Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews along with Tim Reynolds, labelmate Bahamas and many more talented musicians at this years 2013 Farm Aid.

Farm Aid’s all-day music and food festival will spotlight family farm food and hands-on activities that will engage concertgoers in activities that give them a true understanding of why family farm agriculture is so important.

Help support Farm Aid’s mission to build a vibrant, family farm-centered system of agriculture in America and come hear some great music!

Tickets for Farm Aid 2013 will go on sale this Friday, June 28, at 10 a.m. EDT. Tickets will be available at www.ticketmaster.com, at the SPAC Box Office or by phone at 800-745-3000. Additional ticket information can be found at www.farmaid.org. To learn more about the Farm Aid 2013 lineup, visit www.farmaid.org/lineup.

My friend Emmett and I made this video on an old wind up 16mm camera that we used to shoot our old surf films on. With our friend Dave manning the camera, we drove around Oahu and made it up as we went. It was a fun day and hopefully that translates in the video.” - Jack

Jack’s official video for the first single “I Got You” off his new record From Here To Now To You will premiere this week on Huffington Post! The video was shot around Oahu by cinematographer Dave Homcy and directed by Emmett Malloy. Keep your eyes peeled and be sure to sign up for Jack’s socials for all the details.

While in NYC last weekend, Jack joined Rockaway neighbors and community partners to build a community garden and work on improvements at the smallwater Community Center and Garden. Volunteers built garden beds, planted apple trees and helped to transform the vacant lot into an educational garden and multi-use space for the community. The smallwater Garden will be a source of local fresh produce and will provide a sustainable space for educational workshops and gatherings. Programming will include classes on nutrition, cooking, gardening, and environmental education.

"It's always amazing to see how fast you can build a garden with so many helping hands. It's exciting to see the progress at the Rockaway beach smallwater Community Garden." - Jack

The volunteer event represents a culmination of support from local community groups including Waves for Water, as well as ioby and Green Guerillas, which Johnson has supported over the years through his All At Once community when touring brings him through New York.

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Jack and his wife Kim made personal donations to local relief efforts and dug in to support the smallwater garden project. Now you can help too! Through his Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation, donations made to smallwater through ioby will be matched until the project is fully funded.

“Johnson and his band overcame tough odds and thorny logistics to headline the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival on Saturday night, replacing late cancellation Mumford & Sons. Despite the short notice, they produced a set filled with good humor, mellow vibes and a ton of hits.” - Associated Press

After a last minute cancellation Jack and the band stepped up to the plate and played a headline set in place of Mumford & Sons this past weekend at Bonnaroo. The call came in late Thursday night from Bonnaroo asking if Jack and the band would help out because of a last minute cancellation from Mumford & Sons due to their bassist Ted Dwayne who is recovering from surgery to remove a blood clot from his brain. With some clever work from his tour manager and management team, Jack was able to get all the band together, rent stage equipment and rehearse in less than 48 hours to play the first set together since last years Farm Aid.

The night was complete with some classic sing-a-longs, Jack’s newest single, “I Got You”, a new ditty called “Bonnaroo”, and of course a cover by Mumford & Sons, “The Cave”. And if the night hadn’t already gone great, right as Jack finished his encore solo, the skyline was filled with a firework show to wrap up yet another beautiful Tennessee night. Thanks Bonnaroo and get well soon Ted!

Here’s a peek at some of the action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9o5OFfBI2no

Read more about the show below:
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/bonnaroo-2013-jack-johnson-saves-the-day-20130616#ixzz2WPjoSbL7

http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/legal-and-management/1567065/jack-johnson-fills-bonnaroo-headlining-set-for

http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/music/20130616_ap_jackjohnsonpullsofftheswitchatbonnaroo.html

http://music.yahoo.com/blogs/live/jack-johnson-bonnaroo-last-minute-headliner-writes-last-152927513.html

http://www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00061278.html

For the fall tour, Jack and his production team, alongside Reverb, will continue to pave the way in green touring practices and community engagement initiatives. Tour vehicles will be fueled by domestic sustainable biodiesel wherever possible, concertgoers will be offered mass transportation options, waste reduction measures will be expanded and single-use disposable water bottles will continue to be eliminated backstage. In addition, the tour will source local food from “farm to stage” produce, offer eco-friendly merchandise, provide free water refill stations and invest in community based carbon offset projects. Details coming soon, visit: www.jackjohnsonmusic.com/greening



Through ongoing promotion of the All At Once campaign, Johnson’s fall From Here To Now To You Theater Tour will support over 75 hand-chosen community groups across Europe and North America with direct and matching donations. This year’s All At Once campaign will focus on engaging fans to take action in support of sustainable local food systems and plastic free initiatives.

Great friend and talented water cinematographer, Dave Homcy, helped shoot the new lyric video for Jack’s first single off the album, “I Got You”. Check it out here. Stay tuned for the official video premiering soon!



If you missed the news, the album’s first single, “I Got You” is taking off at radio and is now available to purchase on iTunes alongside a full album pre-order. Click here for more info. And if you have not heard the single yet, Listen here

Jack, Adam, Merlo and Zach will hit the road this Fall in support of their sixth studio album, From Here To Now To You, to be released on September 17th through Jack’s Brushfire Records. Jack and the band will kick off their Theater tour in Europe on September 5th, and return to the States with a headline performance at Life is good Festival on September 22 in Canton, MA. From there, inspired by his solo acoustic Hawaiian Islands Theater Tour last year, Jack will play some of the most beautiful and intimate seated theatres in North America including Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, Seattle’s Paramount Theatre and the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. As Jack told Rolling Stone about his 2012 Hawaiian Islands Tour:

"They were the most magical shows," he says. "It gave you the time to tell stories and where the songs came from. I really enjoyed that. I think we're going to mix it up next year with different types of tours, but at least for a lot of it, we're going to try to do some theaters."

With 25 of his 28 fall tour venues in historic theaters, Jack is doing just that. As with all of his tours since 2008, Jack will donate 100% of his tour profits to charity.

Enter for a Chance to Buy Tickets

Tickets for Jack’s upcoming fall tour of North America will be available exclusively through a lottery on http://jackjohnsonmusic.com/tour allowing you a fair shot at getting a ticket to these intimate theater shows. From today, June 17 at 10:00 AM ET until June 24 at 10:00 AM ET, fans can enter the lottery for a chance to purchase up to 4 tickets to the show of their choice. Winners will be selected after June 24th and contacted by email with purchase instructions. In Europe, tickets will be sold through normal ticket outlets. The European shows go on sale to the public this Thursday, June 20th and Friday, June 21st. Please check local show information for onsale times here

As you may already know Mumford and Sons bassist Ted Dwane had to go in for treatment for a blood clot this week and had to cancel an number of performances including their headlining set for Bonnaroo 2013 this weekend. Jack Johnson has answered the call to fill in for Mumford and Sons and perform a special SURPRISE set. We wil see you this weekend in Tennessee. Our thoughts and prays go out to Ted and the rest of the Mumford and Sons family.

We’re also pleased to announce that Jack Johnson’s performance will be part of the Bonnaroo webcast June 14th – 16th exclusively on Ustream at www.ustream.tv/bonnaroo. Our performance will be streamed live Saturday, June 16th starting at 9:30pm central time, on channel 1. Along with our show will be other great artist performances from Bonnaroo.  After the festival, you can catch some of what you missed at www.ustream.tv/bonnaroo.com.

 

As you may already know Mumford and Sons bassist Ted Dwane had to go in for treatment for a blood clot this week and had to cancel an number of performances including their headlining set for Bonnaroo 2013 this weekend. Jack Johnson has answered the call to fill in for Mumford and Sons and perform a special SURPRISE set. We wil see you this weekend in Tennessee. Our thoughts and prays go out to Ted and the rest of the Mumford and Sons family.

We’re also pleased to announce that Jack Johnson’s performance will be part of the Bonnaroo webcast June 14th – 16th exclusively on Ustream at www.ustream.tv/bonnaroo. Our performance will be streamed live Saturday, June 16th starting at 9:30pm central time, on channel 1. Along with our show will be other great artist performances from Bonnaroo.  After the festival, you can catch some of what you missed at www.ustream.tv/bonnaroo.com.

 

Here’s a special treat for your weekend. Be one of the first to hear the new single “I Got You” from Jack’s upcoming album From Here To Now To You.  Check it out here:

The album will be released on September 17th, but you can buy the single, or preorder the whole album at iTunes.

Jack and the band just finished recording their latest album, From Here to Now to You, and are happy to announce it will be coming out this fall on September 17th! Recorded at Jack’s Mango Tree Studio in Hawaii, the album marks a reunion with In Between Dreams producer Mario Caldato, Jr. It will be Jack’s first set of brand new original songs since his 2010 To The Sea album.
 

Jack’s first single, I Got You, from his upcoming album, From Here to Now to You, hits the airwaves next week and will be available to purchase on iTunes starting Sunday, June 9th, with the full album available for preorder on iTunes at the same time. For those of you who prefer a physical copy of the album, we are working on some great deluxe packages that will feature the album, along with other limited edition items that will be launching on Jack’s store later this summer.

With his new record on the way, Jack will be playing two solo acoustic shows to premiere some brand new songs from his upcoming album, From Here to Now to You. A few lucky fans will be picked at random to receive entry to either Jack’s London show on June 19th or his New York City show on June 24th. In order to ensure fans have an equal opportunity to attend these special shows, invites will be available through a lottery. Enter the lottery here for a chance win! Winners will be notified by email.

BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park returns for another ‘Festival in a Day.’ Radio 2 will take the station out of the studio and into Hyde Park on Sunday, September 8th 2013 and Jack and the band will be there! Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 7th.  Check here for more details.

We are pleased to announce Jack Johnson and the band will be playing at this year’s iTunes Festival on September 16th in London.  Tickets to the concert are only available in the UK.  If you want to be there, lucky UK fans can win free tickets by entering here.  Not in the UK?  Don’t worry as the show will be streaming live to your desktop or iOS device. 

Jack along with Justin Timberlake, Thirty Seconds to Mars and Jessie J are among the headliners at this year’s iTunes Festival in London. Running every night in September at the Roundhouse, the iTunes Festival features over 60 acts performing at the legendary venue. Performances can be watched live or on-demand around the world on your computer or iOS device so be sure to tune in.

It’s been nearly 3 years since the release of To The Sea... and the wait is over! Jack and the band have spent the last few weeks working on a new album in the Mango Tree studio with Mario Caldato (producer of On and On and In Between Dreams). Stay tuned for more exciting news.

To celebrate Earth Day 2013, the Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation will match up to $25,000 in donations to “green” classroom projects on DonorsChoose.org, an online charity that makes it easy to support public school students in need. Projects qualifying for this offer focus on reducing waste and single-use plastics in schools and communities across the country.

The Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation was founded by Jack and Kim Johnson to support environmental, art, and music education worldwide. Leading up to Earth Day, the Foundation aims to leverage community support for classroom projects, and to encourage environmental stewardship through youth activities focused on recycling, waste reduction, and creative “upcycling” and plastic-free initiatives.

The Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation will fund 50% of qualifying waste reduction and plastic-free projects, but only if people like you help contribute the rest. The project started on April 11, every donation made to these classrooms will have double the impact! Learn more and view selected classroom projects at DonorsChoose.org/EarthDay2013.

Late last year, Jack spent a few days at the Brushfire Record’s Studio, the Solar Powered Plastic Plant, producing a new EP for good friend and label mate G. Love.

“We had a great couple days recording some solo acoustic tracks and Jack lent his hand and voice to a couple. We all really dug this track "Early Risin". - G. Love

The EP was available exclusively on Record Store Day on 10" VInyl and has been limited to 2000 pieces. You can hear “Early Rising”, one of 6 tracks over at rollingstone.com here, and if there are any copies left you can pick one up at a participating Record Store Day store near you.
 

Join Jack and other Farm Aid supporters in wishing Willie Nelson a happy 80th birthday!

Farm Aid is gathering up good wishes for Willie Nelson from America’s family farmers, artists and from all of us who eat. Join Farm Aid in honoring Willie’s extraordinary leadership in championing the value of family farming in America. They’ll round up the funniest, most heartwarming testimonials to make a video for Willie on his big day on April 30th!

Visit http://happybirthdaywillie.org to participate.

Farm Aid is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to keep family farmers on their land. Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp organized the first Farm Aid concert in 1985 to raise awareness about the loss of family farms and to raise funds to keep farm families on their land. Dave Matthews joined the Farm Aid Board of Directors in 2001 and to date Farm Aid has raised more than $43 million to promote a strong and resilient family farm system of agriculture.
 



Congratulations to Emmett Malloy, Jack’s great friend, manager and co founder of Brushfire Records for his recent GRAMMY win!  Emmett won a GRAMMY for the Best Long Form Video for his film Big Easy Express.  Indie folk heroes Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Tennessee’s Old Crow Medicine Show, and Britain’s acclaimed Mumford & Sons, climbed aboard a beautiful train in California, setting out for New Orleans, Louisiana on a “tour of dreams”. The resulting film from this journey is nothing short of magical.

“Being on an vintage train, riding the rails through the heart of America took us all back in time a bit.  It was easy to get lost and imagine that we were just there for the fun of it all.  Rolling along with your friends and playing music because you loved it. Our cameras were there to participate in the journey and never get in the way of the moving train.”  - Emmett Malloy

Watch Emmett’s acceptance speech here! To learn more about the film, see photos from the tour and more, visit www.bigeasyexpress.com.

Looking for that perfect holiday gift for a friend or family member? Starting today through the holidays get your favorite Jack Johnson music and merchandise bundled at a discounted rate. We are offering all sorts of Holiday Specials including This Warm December Volume 1 & 2 Combo Packs, Surf Film & Soundtrack Bundles, Vinyl Bundles of Jack’s Entire Catalog, CD and Songbook Bundles of Jack’s Entire Catalog accompanied by each albums Guitar/Vocal Songbook and if you are looking for a little extra warmth get a hoody for the holiday! Choose your favorite Jack Johnson 100% organic cotton hoody from available styles at 25% off of the retail price. Have a look here!

Thanks for all who participated in the Jack Johnson Upcycled T-shirt Contest! The winning creations were auctioned off with profits going to the All At Once or Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation charity of the winner’s choice.

Kerry BeBe, Aaron Brown, Carrie Durrwachter, Jen Flanagan, Helle Gregersen, Eric Mackay, Dawn Pellerito, Sarah Stilwell, Virginia Mulligan, Ann Meyers, Stefanie Holtzheuser, Melissa Hogan & Jamie Gentry thanks for all your creative upcycled designs and help raising over $2,000 for charity!

We all have the right to know what’s in our food. Just Label It is a national coalition of more than 600 organizations that is leading America’s drive to require federal labeling of genetically engineered (GE) food because every American has the right to know. We need labels to give us the information needed to make informed decisions about the food we eat and feed our families. Jack took part in the Just Label It video to help raise awareness on this issue.

Go to the Just Label It website to take action, sign the petition for mandatory federal GE food labeling and to support your right to know. Watch the video here.

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The Jack Johnson Upcycled T-shirt Contest is in it’s final stages. Jack has chosen the top 13 winning ideas of the Jack Johnson Upcycled T-shirt Contest. Each winner received Jack concert t-shirts and sweatshirts to turn their ideas into new “upcycled” creations. The winning creations are now being featured in an online gallery and are being auctioned off now thru November 24th with profits going to the All At Once or Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation charity of the winner’s choice.

Click HERE to see all the designs, bid on your favorite and help support the winner’s charity of their choice. Thanks to all participants for your fabulous creations: Kerry BeBe for her constellation inspired lampshade, Aaron Brown for his toilet seat cover (Jack’s personal favorite), Carrie Durrwachter for her rope hammock, Jen Flanagan for her kids sleeping bag, Helle Gregersen for his Tipi of T-Shirts, Eric Mackay for his decorative shower curtain, Dawn Pellerito for her beach blanket, Sarah Stilwell for her cloth diaper set, Virginia Mulligan for her twirl dress, Ann Meyers for her mini dress and scarf, Stefanie Holtzheuser for her short shorts, Melissa Hogan for her reclaimed wood clock, and Jamie Gentry for her kids quilt!

We also gave t-shirts to be upcycled into reusable bags to support the inspiring work being done in local communities by the following non-profits that entered the contest: The Children’s Nature Institute, Jessie Curry on behalf of HOPE and the Kokua Hawaii Foundation. Stay tuned for a look at what these non-profits create.

Thanks again to all who participated, great work designers!

Rolling Stone has picked up the release, a top news story: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/jack-johnson-donates-50-000-to-sandy-recovery-efforts-20121108

Jack Johnson has donated $50,000 to various Hurricane Sandy relief and recovery efforts as many New York and New Jersey residents remain displaced or without electricity.

—the Food Bank for New York City, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, Save the Children, Waves for Water, GlobalGiving, and Direct Relief International—as many remain displaced and continue to live without power.

Along with contributions to the Food Bank for New York City, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, Save the Children, Waves for Water, GlobalGiving and Direct Relief International, Johnson also shipped 3,000 sweatshirts and thermal shirts from his merchandise warehouse to Waves for Water, which will distribute the items to those in coastal communities further set back by the winter storm that just hit the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

In addition to his own donations, Johnson is encouraging fans to support recovery efforts in any way possible, from donations of money, food or supplies to volunteering through groups like HandsOn Network, NYC Service and Jersey Cares.

Johnson is not the only artist to lend a hand to those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Lady Gaga is donating $1 million to the American Red Cross, and  Bruce Springsteen, Christina Aguilera, Sting, Billy Joel and many more joined forces for NBC's "Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together" telethon, which raised $23 million for the Red Cross.


Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/jack-johnson-donates-50-000-to-sandy-recovery-efforts-20121108#ixzz2BfefSzcS

 

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After years of touring and surfing along the East Coast, I have made so many great friends. It is heartbreaking to see the images and hear their stories. I just made donations to help recover and relief efforts for Hurricane Sandy. Below is a list of groups you can support. If you can't donate money, you can donate food, supplies or your time. Our East Coast family, friends and neighbors need our help.

Aloha- Jack

In the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy, Jack Johnson announces his support of immediate relief and long-term recovery efforts in the affected areas. Throughout the East Coast, tens of thousands are displaced from their homes and over 600,000 people are still without power as the relief efforts continue.

Jack has donated to six organizations working hard to provide food, water, medicine and on-the-ground support for thousands affected by the largest Atlantic hurricane on record. Donations will be distributed among the Food Bank for New York City, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, Save the Children, Waves for Water, GlobalGiving and Direct Relief International. These organizations are responding quickly to the immediate needs of those affected but are still in need of funds to support their vital relief and ongoing recovery efforts.

The announcement of Jack’s donation is timely, as a strong winter storm hit the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast this week, bringing heavy rain, high winds, and snow, affecting areas already impacted by Hurricane Sandy and complicating recovery efforts. To help combat the cold weather, Jack is also shipping 3000 warm sweatshirts and thermal shirts from his merchandise warehouse to the non-profit organization Waves for Water for distribution to coastal communities on the East Coast.

Jack is encouraging others to support relief & recovery efforts in any way they can. He is asking people to consider donating food, supplies, time or money to organizations working on the ground in local communities.

See below for a list of organizations to support.

More on How You Can Help Hurricane Sandy Relief and Recovery Efforts

Donate Food and Supplies –

  • You Give Goods: Support an existing food drive or create your own, and purchase needed goods easily online.
  • Food Bank for New York City: Accepting food and donations to distribute critical food supplies to soup kitchens, food pantries, and senior centers. Collecting non-perishable food donations, such as cereal, canned fruits and vegetables, peanut butter and water.
  • Community FoodBank of New Jersey: Sends ready-to-eat meals and water to shelters in the areas affected by the hurricane. In addition to monetary support, it is accepting donations of canned tuna, peanut butter, granola bars, diapers, and baby food.
  • Occupy Sandy Relief: A coordinated relief effort dedicated to implementing aid and establishing hubs for neighborhood resource distribution in affected areas.


Donate Time –

  • HandsOn Network: An expansive database of organizations with which you can volunteer to aid in the rescue and relief of communities in the Northeastern US.
  • NYC Service: An organization that can match you with organizations in New York City that are assisting with the relief efforts.
  • Jersey Cares: Register to help in the coming weeks as projects request volunteers. Water, blankets and non-perishable food will likely be requested in the days to come.


Donate Money –

  • Save the Children - Hurricane Sandy Children in Emergency Fund: Distributing hygiene kits, warm clothing, blankets, baby cribs, and baby food. The organization also sets up “child-friendly” areas in the shelters where kids can play and recover from emotional distress. Text HURRICANE to 20222 to donate $10 to Hurricane Sandy Relief.
  • Waves for Water - Hurricane Sandy Relief Initiative: Organizing and mobilizing a strategic response initiative for the victims of Hurricane Sandy from first responder assistance to rubble removal and ultimately the rebuilding efforts.
  • GlobalGiving - Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund: Supporting disaster recovery and relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in the Caribbean islands and the US. Initial funds will help victims get necessary supplies including food, fuel, clean water, hygiene products, and shelter. Text SANDY to 80088 to donate $10 to Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund.
  • Direct Relief International - Hurricane Sandy Response: A medical relief organization sending shipments of medicine, medical supplies, nutritionals, and personal care items to partner health care clinics across the east coast and to dozens of health centers across Haiti treating people affected by Hurricane Sandy. 100% of every dollar donated will go to people affected by Hurricane Sandy.
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    The Jack Johnson Upcycled T-shirt Contest is in it’s final stages. Jack has chosen the top 13 winning ideas of the Jack Johnson Upcycled T-shirt Contest. Each winner received Jack concert t-shirts and sweatshirts to turn their ideas into new “upcycled” creations. The winning creations are now being featured in an online gallery and are being auctioned off now thru November 24th with profits going to the All At Once or Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation charity of the winner’s choice.

    Click HERE to see all the designs, bid on your favorite and help support the winner’s charity of their choice. Thanks to all participants for your fabulous creations: Kerry BeBe for her constellation inspired lampshade, Aaron Brown for his toilet seat cover (Jack’s personal favorite), Carrie Durrwachter for her rope hammock, Jen Flanagan for her kids sleeping bag, Helle Gregersen for his Tipi of T-Shirts, Eric Mackay for his decorative shower curtain, Dawn Pellerito for her beach blanket, Sarah Stilwell for her cloth diaper set, Virginia Mulligan for her twirl dress, Ann Meyers for her mini dress and scarf, Stefanie Holtzheuser for her short shorts, Melissa Hogan for her reclaimed wood clock, and Jamie Gentry for her kids quilt!

    We also gave t-shirts to be upcycled into reusable bags to support the inspiring work being done in local communities by the following non-profits that entered the contest: The Children’s Nature Institute, Jessie Curry on behalf of HOPE and the Kokua Hawaii Foundation. Stay tuned for a look at what these non-profits create.

    Thanks again to all who participated, great work designers!


    photo by Emmett Malloy

    Jack and Brushfire labelmate G. Love along with Olympic Gold Medalists Nathan Adrian, Ashton Eaton, and Natalie Coughlin teamed up with the Sierra Club to put together a special video message to remind you of why its important to head to the polls this year. Watch the video here!

    #GoVote

    visit AllAtOnce.org.


    Jack has chosen the top 10 winning ideas of the Jack Johnson Upcycled T-shirt Contest.  It was fun to review all the creative submissions and it was a tough decision for Jack.  The top ten winners are:

    Kerry BeBe for her constellation inspired lampshade, Aaron Brown for his toilet seat cover (Jack’s personal favorite), Carrie Durrwachter for her rope hammock, Jen Flanagan for her kids sleeping bag, Helle Gregersen for his Tipi of T-Shirts, Brittany Ingleson for her rug, Eric Mackay for his decorative shower curtain, Dawn Pellerito for her beach blanket, KIan Ross for his surf sleeve, and Sarah Stilwell for her cloth diaper!

    With so many impressive designs, the decision was made to add a couple additional categories.

    Those categories are Favorite Women’s Clothing design with a tie between Claudia Porta for her recycled T-shirt and Ann Meyers for her mini dress and scarf; and Favorite Kid’s Clothing design with a tie between Cynthia Gray for her hapa girl halter dress and Virginia Mulligan for her twirl dress.

    Lastly we would like to acknowledge all the inspiring work being done in local communities from these Non-Profits that have entered the contest with their upcycled bags in support of their work: The Children’s Nature Institute, Jessie Curry on behalf of HOPE and the Kokua Hawaii Foundation.

    All the Winners including the non-profits will receive free Jack Johnson t-shirts (or sweatshirts) to create their best works and make their ideas come to life.  Winning creations will be featured in an online gallery and auctioned off with profits going to the All At Once or Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation charity of the winner’s choice.  Winners will also receive autographed goodies from Jack!  Thanks to everyone who participated and stay tuned for a look at what these designer create and for a chance to bid on all the designs.

     


    Photo by Kizzy O'Neal

    All At Once and Jack are proud to be working with Vote the Environment to help people get registered to vote and provide information on candidate’s environmental records so everyone can make informed choices.  How to vote is up to you, we just want to make it easy to get educated and encourage everyone to raise their voices loud and clear.  You can use your twitter account to spread the “I vote the environment #becauseilove…” message and get the word out about “voting the environment” this November.

    Still need to register to vote? Deadlines for registering to vote in the November 6th election are coming quick. Click here to register to vote now!

    Let your VOICE be heard!  Vote for the world you want to live in. Visit All At Once to learn more.

    Last week Jack and the band played a Rock The Vote 2012 Road Trip show. The day started with the Bus Stop at the Penn State campus where students were engaged with voter registration and education on this years election. There was a line formed around the campus where students waited to get their free tickets.  Later that night Jack and his band along with Brushfire labelmates, G. Love and ALO played a show for all the students and for the encore all three bands joined onstage to play “Better Together”. Penn State students were an incredible audience and online buzz is that “...fans filled the place early and were on fire from ALO through to Jack”.


    Rock the Vote photos by Emmett Malloy

    Click here to see photos from the day, and once on the page, click Rock the Vote


    Photos by K. Johnson and Emmett Malloy


    Jack and the band joined Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, and Dave Matthews, along with hundreds of family farmers, advocates, and more than 30,000 fans at Hersheypark Stadium on September 22nd for Farm Aid 2012 in support of local family farmers across America.

    For Jack’s set ALO’s Lebo joined in to play steel guitar on “Flake” and “Mudfootball”, and later that night as part of the finale, Jack joined the rest of the lineup on stage with Willie Nelson for, “Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die”.

    Jack participated in a pre show press conference with the founders of Farm Aid who encouraged people to get educated about our current food systems and work towards the Good Food Movement.  Farm Aid organizers pointed to Pennsylvania’s farmers as “models for this movement, leading the nation in local, organic and sustainable food production.”

    “We the people are building this Good Food Movement from the ground up,” said Nelson, president and founder of Farm Aid. “Farmers are doing the hard work on their farms. People are demanding this food. We’re not going to stop until every family farmer thrives and everyone has access to good food from family farms!”

    Learn more about the work that Farm Aid is doing and how to get involved here. Check out highlights from the concert here

    To raise awareness about plastic waste and encourage solutions, the Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation has awarded a grant to support the distribution of the Bag It film and curriculum to 200 schools across the country. Click here if you are interested in receiving the free educational DVD for your school.

    To take awareness to the next level, teachers and students are encouraged to enter the Bag It Plastic Free School Contest and create action plans to reduce disposable plastic use in their communities. Learn more about contest prizes (including a personalized thank you video from Jack!), plastic free resources, and project guidelines. The contest is designed to inspire students to create innovative projects to raise awareness about plastic waste reduction with a focus on solutions and alternatives.

    Visit All At Once to learn more about Plastic Free Initiatives.

    “The band and I just got back from playing shows for Rock the Vote and Farm Aid in Pennsylvania.  We met a lot of great people and heard a lot of inspiring stories.  This election, like every election, is important for our future.  This is why I’m asking you to get registered to vote and vote on election day.”

    -Aloha Jack

    Today is National Voter Registration day!

    The deadlines to register to vote are coming quick!  If you have moved since the last time you voted, or never registered, now is the time.

    Simply visit http://allatonce.org/vote to complete a voter registration application online.  It only takes a couple minutes!

    If you need more information about ID requirements, absentee balloting, early voting or anything else, visit 866OurVote.org or call the voting hotline at 1-866-OUR-VOTE. To get involved in voter registration efforts or learn more about the election, go to www.HeadCount.org.

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    Sneak peek at some submissions above. 

    The Jack Johnson Upcycled T-shirt Contest voting has begun. Voting is open for the next week and ends on September 24th.  Vote now for your favorite “upcycled” design.  Jack will choose 10 winning designs from the top 100 ideas.  Winners will receive free Jack Johnson t-shirts (or sweatshirts) to make their creations.  Winning creations will be featured in an online gallery and auctioned off with profits going to the All At Once or Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation charity of the winner’s choice.  Winners will also receive autographed goodies from Jack!  Cast your votes Here!

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    Jack and the band rehearsing yesterday at Brushfire Record’s Solar Powered Plastic Plant in preparation for the Rock the Vote and Farm Aid shows. Photos by Emmett Malloy


    Rock the Vote is dedicated to building the political power of young people by engaging them in the electoral process, urging politicians to pay attention to issues that matter to young voters, and protecting their fundamental right to vote.  Rock the Vote’s goal is to reinvigorate our country’s democracy and redefine citizenship for a generation in 2012 and beyond.

    Tomorrow, Jack and the band, as well as Brushfire label mates G. Love, and ALO will be performing at Penn State University at the final stop of the Rock the Vote 2012 Bus To