Mother Earth Cleanses Green Apple

The Green Apple Festival had an 88 percent success rate April 20th, with seven of eight nationwide concerts enjoying sunny weather but one getting drenched at the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

The festival, partnering with the Earth Day Network, staged free concerts from San Francisco to New York City but the largest event included electrical storms that caused concertgoers to run for cover.

The Mall show, a 7.5-hour event, included Warren Haynes, O.A.R., "American Idol" finalist Blake Lewis and Umphrey’s McGee but was suspended before Toots & The Maytals, Gov’t Mule, Thievery Corporation and The Roots could play, according to the Washington Post.

The festival was temporarily suspended at around 2:30 p.m., the paper said. Then an official announced that an electrical storm was moving in and attendees were advised to take shelter in the nearby museums, according to the Post.

Executive producer Peter Shapiro stressed that the other locations had great weather and a full lineup, telling the paper that the event would return April 19, 2009, and "I hear it’s supposed to be a lot nicer than today."

The actual date for Earth Day is April 22nd.