National Geographic
Happy Hour

Party for the Planet

A 2018 Explorers Festival Event

Photograph by Jeff Martin

  • June 15, 2018

  • 6 PM - 10 PM
  • $25.00

  • National Geographic Campus

    Gilbert H. Grosvenor Auditorium

About this Happy Hour

Join some of the world’s most celebrated explorers, scientists, and changemakers for an evening takeover of the National Geographic campus featuring live music by the Suffers, cocktails and sustainable food. Plant your stake and join our journey to create a planet in balance by significantly reducing the amount of single-use plastic we put out into the world. Not only will you spend the evening with people changing the world, you’ll start making an impact yourself. It’s time to act!

Party for the Planet is part of the 2018 National Geographic Explorers Festival, which brings together the most innovative scientists, conservationists, and explorers from around the world to share their discoveries, insights, and solutions for creating a planet in balance.


Photograph by Daniel Jackson

The Suffers


When The Suffers step on the stage, the energy is combustible, and contagious. A contemporary version of the great R&B/funk bands of the 70s and 80s—Rufus, Earth, Wind & Fire, Kool & the Gang—this eight-piece band’s sound is steeped in what its members call "Gulf Coast Soul," as well as elements of ska, Southern hip-hop, classic soul, rock 'n' roll, and reggae. Founded in Houston, Texas, in 2011, the band has grown in popularity, garnering national awards and recognition along the way. They’ve played sold out shows in Japan and Latin America, turned out audiences at the Newport Folk Festival and Afropunk Festival, and have appeared on the Daily Show with Trevor Noah and the Late Show with David Letterman.


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