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KernEnergyFestivalPressRelease

June17,2015
FORIMMEDIATERELEASE
Contact:BlairKnox661.395.5287

TheFirstAnnualKernEnergyFestivaltobeheldNovember7th,2015

Bakersfield,CaliforniaJune17th,2015
OnNovember7th,2015,thefirstannualKernEnergy
FestivalwilltakeplaceattheKernCountyMuseumfrom10amto3pm.Theeventispresented
bytheKernEnergyFoundationandtheCaliforniaIndependentPetroleumAssociation(CIPA)in
cooperationwithlocalenergycompaniesfromsolar,wind,andpetroleumsectors.TheKern
EnergyFoundationisa501(c)4thatpromotesSTEMeducationandenergyawarenessinKern
County.Thefestivalwillfeaturelivemusic,localfoodandbeverages,andeducationalexhibits
frommanyofthemajorenergycompaniesinKernCounty.Kidsarewelcometojoininthefun
withactivitiessuchasbouncehouses,facepainting,clowns,andeducationalexhibits.Tickets
cost$10inadvance,andareavailablethroughourwebsite.

ThisfestivalwillbethefirstofitskindinKernCounty,centeredaroundteachingourfuture
generationswhereenergycomesfromandcelebratingtheenergyindustryanditscontribution
toKernCountyseconomy,statedCIPACEO,RockZierman.Thisyearweareproudto
donateallofthenetproceedstoscholarshipsandSTEMeducationinitiatives.

Fromthe1899discoveryofKernoiltothepermittingofthecountryslargestsolarfarm,Kern
CountyhasbeenCaliforniasenergycapital.Butdespitethefactthatthesesectorsemploy
thousandsoflocalworkersandproducemillionsinrevenueforourcounty,manylocalresidents
areunawareofhowourenergyissourced.TheKernEnergyFestivalisanopportunitytolearn
moreaboutwhereenergycomesfrominourcountyandtocelebrateitscontributiontoourway
oflife.

Manypeoplehavecontributedtheirtimeandresourcestobringtogetheraneventofthisscale,
includingourFestivalBoardChairman,ChadHathaway,andCIPACEORockZierman.
CommitteemembersincluderepresentativesfromtheWindandSolarTradeAssociations,
WesternStatesPetroleumAssociation,PG&E,LinnEnergy,HathawayLLC,MacPhersonOil,
KenaiDrilling,BakerHughes,andmanyothers.

Detailscanbefoundatourwebsite,www.kernenergyfestival.com.LookforusonFacebook.