Arise Music Festival 2016 – Initial Lineup Announcement
This will be my 3rd year in a row at the magical musical ARISE Music Festival in Loveland, CO, and I simply cannot contain my excitement! Set at Sunrise Ranch, the home of one of North America’s first intentional communities, ARISE Festival continues to be my favorite US festival as it joins together various elements that evolve a music festival into a gathering.
Among these are workshops and classes on yoga, dance, movement, energy healing, acrobatics, permaculture, indigenous history and ceremony, plant medicines, activism in this new age, and so much more. Have I mentioned the Wisdom Village, the Solutions Village, interactive/collaborative art pieces, the Starwater Stage, the children’s zone, the art tent, and of course, the attendees themselves? Oh, the people, the true heart and soul of this event…
Oh right, and there’s music… did I forget to mention that? That’s the beauty of this event — it is not even close to only about the music. However, this is a lineup release, so here we go with the initial ARISE Music Festival lineup for 2016:
Ziggy Marley, Jurassic 5, Wildlight, The New Mastersounds, Del the Funk Homosapien, Phutureprimitive, Jeff Austin Band, The Travelin’ McCourys, Everyone Orchestra, Mike Love, Dirtwire, Govinda, Bridget & Bonnie (of Elephant Revival), Euforquestra, Bass Physics, Pumpkin, Ayla Nereo, SHEL, CloZee, Yamn, Gipsy Moon, Dynohunter, Musketeer Gripweed, Samuel J, T Sisters, Skydyed, Living Light, Transition Theater, Chimney Choir, and We Dream Dawn
(More artists will be announced soon!)
Don’t let all of these amazing events fool you- there are some pretty rad movements happening behind the scenes at ARISE Music Festival. For example, ARISE has pledged to plant 1 tree for every ticket sold, bio-diesel is used to power the stages, and initiating a hefty recycling/compost initiative. Permaculture courses and events will be taking place at Sunrise Ranch before and after the festivities. Click here to check out the full spectrum of ARISE’s Greening efforts: http://arisefestival.com/2016/event-info/greening-efforts/