This September, San Francisco’s Masonic will host the 2018 Pathway to Paris concert as part of the Global Climate Action Summit, and heading up the lineup will be Bob Weir, Patti Smith and Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea.
Also included on the bill are former Animals singer Eric Burdon, Tenzin Choegyal, Imany, and Pathway to Paris co-founders Rebecca Foon and Jesse Paris Smith, daughter of headliner Patti. 350.org’s Bill McKibben will also serve as a speaker, while artist Olafur Eliasson will create an interactive art piece with the audience to form a solar-powered “sunrise.”
San Francisco’s Pathway to Paris concert, which is set for September 14, marks the fourth annual event and will “focus on the potential for cities to push for, achieve, and go beyond the climate targets highlighted in the Paris Agreement.”
“In the world of music, the best way to improve is through collaboration,” Jesse Paris Smith says. “This is the same with the critical issue of climate change. We must join together to make this the most ambitious collaboration of our century. We will not be able to implement crucial and challenging solutions to climate change, plastic pollution, and all urgent environmental problems as long as we stand divided. Inseparable from the issue of climate change is the need for world peace, global communication, and an international collaboration unmatched by any event in human history.”