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Friday, August 5
 

6:00am

Opening Fire Grace Ceremony - Nandhiji (at the Ceremonial Fire)
Nandhiji envisions a humanity of ‘Consciousness in Action’ and a Planet Earth of Compassion through Yogic wisdom, enterprise and community- with his three visions: Empowerment, Community, and Consciousness! Let’s gather together to celebrate the fourth annual lighting of our Ceremonial Fire. Together we sow seeds of intention, braiding threads of Love, Kindness and Wisdom into a taproot of strength. May we all contribute to the beauty and wisdom, love, grace and new knowledge that awaits us by gathering for the fourth lighting of our communal fire. May our wings carry us on a journey as we explore the many offerings that await each and every soul gathered in these days to come. Truly, this will be a ~sunrise in Love land~ not to be missed!


Friday August 5, 2016 6:00am - 7:00am
8 - Wisdom Village

7:00am

Treaphort
Friday August 5, 2016 7:00am - 7:45am
4 - StarWater Stage

7:00am

Rise and Shine - Talaya Thomas (music by More Than Physics)

Rise and Shine
When you wake in the morning, the mind is alert and uncluttered. Rise and Shine will be a morning practice that sets you up for a happy, joy-filled and peaceful day. Class begins with some chanting, we will flow through rounds of Sun A, Sun B, and Sun C. Saluting the sun, saluting ourselves and saluting each other, what a great way to start the Arise Festival weekend! This all levels class is designed to; Wake the body, settle the mind, find the breath and start you day.

Talaya Thomas is a Founding Member of Steamboat Movement Fest. She is Boulder-brewed she has spent 39 wonderful years fermenting in this life. She is trained in Core Power hot, Sculpt, and Outlaw Yoga. Her yoga brew is one of authenticity, laughter, and joy. Though Talaya’s yoga style is always evolving, she teaches discipline and hard work while intentionally surrounding her students with love, support, and the space for one’s own true nature to be seen, felt and heard.

 




Friday August 5, 2016 7:00am - 8:00am
5 - Gaia Yoga Sanctuary

8:00am

Treaphort
Friday August 5, 2016 8:00am - 8:45am
4 - StarWater Stage

8:30am

Flight of the Garuda - Ingrid Sepaphur (music by More Than Physics)
In the Buddhist tradition, Garuda, the magical eagle, symbolizes openness through the space element and the power of the sun. Garuda represents freedom of the open mind untethered by conflict, the wise mind that reaches everywhere like the rays of the sun bringing about life, growth and wisdom. Through this practice we will use pranayama, meditation, and asana to reconnect with our original nature. We will find our wings and soar with our feet firmly planted.

Friday August 5, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
5 - Gaia Yoga Sanctuary

9:00am

The Farmer Sisters
The Farmer Sisters are an acoustic Americana/Folk duo. Made up of sisters Katie and Sara Jane Farmer, their uniquely resonant harmonies and insightful lyrics have captivated audiences from a young age.
Born and raised in the tiny mountain town of Jamestown, CO, the sisters’ original music is rooted in a special place where everyone is family and music is woven into the fabric of the community. Their playful stage presence invites the audience to experience that world, and has created a growing loyal fan base.
Along with their original songs, the Farmer Sisters also perform a myriad of unexpected covers. Drawing from a diverse set of musical influences, and using only an acoustic guitar and their voices, the Farmer Sisters make every song their own.


Friday August 5, 2016 9:00am - 9:45am
4 - StarWater Stage

9:00am

Unitive Justice Cohearts - Unitive Justice Lodge
We are committed to social change and regenerative culture and in that spirit we have created a dedicated Unitive Justice Circle Lodge where you are welcome to schedule time here with a trained UJ facilitator. Unitive Justice was founded by Sylvia Clute and inspired by Restorative Justice best practices. UJ is a non-hierarchical, non-judgmental, non-punitive form of conflict resolution which can serve to accelerate cocreative endeavors as well! Come by the UJ Lodge and find out how this simple but profound process works, and put it to practice if you have a desire to uplevel your communication skills, or bring understanding between you and your cohearts.

Friday August 5, 2016 9:00am - 1:00pm
8 - Wisdom Village

9:30am

Laughter Yoga - Jen Lennon
Come feel good now and let loose with laughter! We'll explore exercises designed to inspire your
playful, childlike self to emerge! Expect to have a great time laughing, smiling, and, yes, acting a
little "silly" while you move your body, raise your energy, and feel your stress melt away.


Friday August 5, 2016 9:30am - 11:00am
9.1 - Healing Village

10:00am

The Copper Children

The Copper Children are an indie rock band emerging out of the heart of Denver, Colorado. Their sound is a mix of indie-Americana, intertwined with soul-folk, influenced as much by mountain music as classic rhythm & blues. The band’s expressed musical functions are driven by a contemporary multi-focus genre, in which they challenges conventional thinking and preconceived notions of what soul-folk is, and aims to give an edge to the folk genre with unique instrumentation and songwriting. Through their music, they strive to share their soulful folk tales through heartfelt lyricism combined with raw emotion, all while paying heed to the diversity, peace and sacredness of life, as we know it. Amidst their profound songwriting and melodies, the band has readily established themselves as ‘The Copper Children’ of the Colorado musical forefront.




Friday August 5, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
4 - StarWater Stage

10:00am

Bhakti Flow - Steph Schwartz (music by Miraja)
Burst your heart open with fun, accessible chants and a creative heart-opening flow in this all levels vinyasa class. We will move and groove and get connected! Om Hari Om!


Friday August 5, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
5 - Gaia Yoga Sanctuary

10:30am

Parade to Opening Ceremony - Taylor the Tailor
Meet at Main Stage by 11am for Opening Ceremony

Friday August 5, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm
9 - Children's Village

11:00am

Parade Meets at Main Stage
Friday August 5, 2016 11:00am - 11:30am
1 - Eagle Stage

11:00am

EcoConSensuality - Eryn 'Joy' Murphy
Flirt with flowers and explore consensual communion with Lover Earth in this eco-erotic playshop. Learn tools for somatic listening, subtle communication, and authentic relating that can open us to intimacy with Nature.


Friday August 5, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
9.1 - Healing Village

11:30am

Opening Ceremony
Calling all hearts to gather together as we sow our individual and collective seeds of intention. Here we braid the threads of love, kindness and wisdom, music, movement, and communion into a taproot of strength.  Let's root down and ARISE as one army of caring, and loving change agents. May we all contribute to the magic and new knowledge that awaits us here, and may our wings carry us on a journey as we explore the many offerings that await each and every soul gathered in these days which have called us together. 

Friday August 5, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
1 - Eagle Stage

11:30am

Let it GO: A Vairagya Practice - Gretchen Fruchey (music by DJ Consciousness)
As humans, we become attached to our world, our ideas, our relationships, our opinions, our material things. Sometimes, those attachments burden us–we feel heavy, worried, stagnant, or anxious. It is time to put that burden down! Yoga offers us the path to freedom. Vairagya, the yogic practice of non-attachment, allows us to liberate ourselves from the issues, memories, ideas, and objects that don’t serve us! During this workshop I will guide you to use your breath and movement to change your energy and physically, emotionally, and mentally release all of the stuff weighing you down, draining your energy, and distracting you from being your True Self and living your life in grateful awareness. Ultimately, you will awaken the passionate spirit within so that you have the courage to drop that heavy burden! You will feel refreshed: lighter, stronger, and more positively focused. So let’s LET IT GO!


Friday August 5, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
5 - Gaia Yoga Sanctuary

12:30pm

Bethany & Rufus

Bethany Yarrow and Rufus Cappadocia are a cello & voice duo from Brooklyn, New York who move together through a sonic universe of transcendent invocations rooted in the spiritual musics of the Americas. Deeply influenced by ceremonial music from around the world their performances are like watching two spirits weave a river of song, prayer, and dance — of improvised melodies, ancestral incantations and ecstatic groove. Bethany & Rufus are also deeply committed to social justice and earth activism, performing often in the streets at demonstrations, rallies, and concerts for change all over the world.

Rufus, a world renowned cellist, is highly acclaimed for his cross cultural collaborations, taking the cello into previously unexplored realms. He has collaborated with a wide spectrum of world music artists. Through his work with West African, Haitian Vodou and Arabic Music his unique musical style traces the lineage of American music back to its root sources. Rufus is also well known for his improvisation based solo cello repertoire and critically acclaimed CD “Songs for Cello” (Daqui Records).

Rufus met Bethany in 1999 at a gig at the legendary Knitting Factory in downtown Manhattan and they quickly formed a deep musical partnership. As the daughter of folk legend Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul & Mary) Bethany absorbed a huge amount of traditional American folk music, blues and spirituals in her early childhood which permanently rooted her in the voices of her ancestors. Throughout her life she has continued to learn and study traditional songs and prayer music from all over the world. Bethany’s tour-de-force stage presence, mesmerizing voice and deep knowledge of the material help her, like a musical medium, to transmit the truth, beauty and prophetic messages of these songs.

For this performance Bethany & Rufus are honored to be joined by Moroccan percussionist and oud player Brahim Fribgane, a master musician who has performed with many great artists at festivals throughout the world including: Dr. L. Subramaniam, Leni Stern, Vishal Vaid, Club d’Elf, Sami Yusuf, Hassan Hakmoun, Will Calhoun, Adam Rudolph, Zakir Hussein, Giovanni Hidalgo, Malika Zarra, Hamid Drake, Selva Ganesh, Steve Gorn, Larry Coryell, Reggie Workman, Hubert Laws, Corey Segal, Adam Deitch, Pete Seeger, Amit Chattergee, Medeski Martin & Wood, to name a few. Brahim has recorded with Harry Belafonte, Paula Cole, Club d’Elf, Jamsheid Sharifi, Leni Stern, DJ Logic, Malika Zarra, Morphine, among other talented artists.




Friday August 5, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
1 - Eagle Stage

12:30pm

Sacred Theater - Alexis Staley
The Sacred Theater workshop is a therapeutic character exploration focused on identifying any manner of characters living within us and bring them forth in an edgy, dramatic way. Bringing aspects of ourselves to the surface environment and playing within them can empower the mind and soul to move with or past certain elements.


Friday August 5, 2016 12:30pm - 2:00pm
9.1 - Healing Village

12:45pm

The Shaman's Territory: Sacred Storytelling and Shamanic Journey - Holly Baade
BANG YOUR HEART OPEN and experience the timelessness of the great mystery with HOLLY, your guide to The Shaman’s Territory.
“Scream, I want to scream Breathe, Breath isn’t coming
. Feet, Feet want to Run
. Movement, Movement isn’t coming. Cry. I want to cry. Tears, Tears are not falling.
 Wait, something else is happening.” The Joyful Warrior Journals, 2005
Ten-years ago, HOLLY had a dream. A Native-American spirit called, “The Chief” came to her in an afternoon nap. He offered her a life-review through the smoke of a campfire and told her to “stop playing the fool.” She saw how she had been “shape-shifting” to match other people’s idea of who she should be. In the dream, she was invited to meet the presence of her – behind the personality. Joy and a state of natural bliss washed over her that has stayed with her ever since. In the dream, The Chief, also handed HOLLY a magical pipe asked her to “inhale.” As she drew the mystery into her heart, she felt a painful “pop” and then sat bolt-upright in bed gasping for air. When she came to her “senses” she realized inhaling the pipe had changed her physical make-up – so that she could no longer “see” the world from just her five-senses and her mental processes –rather she was magically re-wired so that she could “taste” the soul within all of life. She could truly “see” from her heart. Since that time, HOLLY has been able to feel where soul is, and where – it isn’t. Her primary work as a shaman is as a soul-catcher, or retriever of lost-souls. She also teaches others how to perceive more of reality and journey into the Shaman’s Territory.
In this workshop, participants will enjoy HOLLY’s Shaman Spells, or soul songs, to set the space in a sacred way. She will then share some of her stories from the Shaman’s Territory and guide participants through a series of interactive exercises to open up their “heart-sight.” As the culminating highlight, all will be invited to lay down, close their eyes and take the deep dive into the entrainment of the shamanic state of consciousness with HOLLY’s live drumming.

Power is not found by forcing ourselves, but rather by finding our Self. If you want to improve the state of your being, and the state of the world, you’ve got to go on a Journey. A pilgrimage to the center of your soul, where awaits your total empowerment and joyful enlightenment. HOLLY is a spirit-initiated shaman and founder of The Joyful Warrior Shaman School in Northern California. With haunting medicine chants and sweet invocations, HOLLY takes up her drum to open a portal to where spirit, lives. Through sacred story and spiritual allegory, she paints a picture of the Soul’s Journey in the Shaman’s Territory. HOLLY has presented at Symbiosis, Lightning in a Bottle, Wanderlust and The California Spirit Festival. She is a Masterful Spirit Guide and Shamanic Spell-Caster who Holds Light and teaches how to Live with Spirit & Bring Love to Life.


Friday August 5, 2016 12:45pm - 1:45pm
3 - TheUntz.com Presents Area 51

1:00pm

Ghost Tapes

Ghost Tapes is a five piece modern soul band. Described as poetic and cerebral, the band takes stylistic cues from performers like Erykah Badu and Hiatus Kaiyote, but creates a universe that is palpably their own. Fronted by the captivating female vocalist Stella Nursery, their energy runs the spectrum from ethereal and bright to fierce, stormy, and chaotic.




Friday August 5, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
4 - StarWater Stage

1:00pm

Open 12 Step Recovery Meetings - Unitive Justice Lodge
We meet daily at 1pm to help each other stay clean/sober/abstain from acting out on obsessions with compulsive behaviors anywhere, no matter what. Our message is that any person can stop using/acting out, lose the desire to use/act out and find a new way to live. Any one is welcome from any 12 step fellowship and anyone who thinks they may have a problem with substances and/or compulsive behaviors. We focus on solution and staying clean/in recovery in the context of the 12 steps

Friday August 5, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
8 - Wisdom Village

1:00pm

"Sit~Stand~Walk~Arise - Justine Sanchez (music by Buddha Bomb)
No fear in Sitting in the who of who you are... Clarity in what you Stand for, where you draw your strength... Vision for where you are headed, what you are Walking towards... Allow for your yoga to inform what is Arising... Join me in a practice designed to cultivate the tenacity and perserverance needed to be Real. ~Humbled by what is challenging and Enlivened by what is greater than you.


Friday August 5, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
5 - Gaia Yoga Sanctuary

1:15pm

Bluegrass & Bloodies w/ Lineage Music Project
From Northern Colorado, bars and roadhouse jams, from late-night picks in the raucous festival campgrounds, formed Lineage Music Project. Lineage is a six-piece band of experience musicians rooted in bluegrass, while incorporating various Americana influences. Once described as Rock-n-Roll Bluegrass, Lineage has a big sound that combines technical musicianship with catchy songs to provide an energized, upbeat, rockin’ performance to appease danceable crowds.


Friday August 5, 2016 1:15pm - 1:40pm
2 - Scene Stage

1:15pm

Fluid Movement - Amber Victoria and Roshon Cray

The Fluid Movement workshop is inspired by the natural dynamics of H2O. Participants will be guided through a warm up followed by a series of movement techniques aimed at helping to increase one’s awareness of the fluidity of their own movement while awakening the sacred energy of the root chakra. There will be an accompaniment of live drumming throughout the workshop to facilitate the creation of a healing and uplifting space for all to share. Wear comfortable clothing for movement, we will be both sitting and standing. See you there! 

 Amber Victoria is a movement artist, social activist, naturalist, and a certified Liquid Motion instructor. Her ideal fitness practice is one which fosters muscular strength, endurance, and most of all an uplifted spirit. Having trained in various classical forms of dance as a teen, she now gravitates towards free form styles that allow the dancer to experience their unique movement expression while maximizing fitness benefits. Amber has studied and extensively performed as a GoGo Dancer, Showgirl, Hooper, Hype Girl, and Modern Dancer throughout the South East. She began teaching at UNC Asheville in 2013 before receiving her BS in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Amber explains that her whole being has benefited from this therapeutic art; Spiritually, Physically, Mentally, and Emotionally. Amber strives to go through each class with an intention to help each student nurture their own unique movement style, and find the joy and strength that comes through moving in one’s own body!

Roshon Cray is Director and Founder of FLOW Event Services LLC. He helps manage every aspect of the company operations, and is intimately involved in the long term vision and planning. “For 20 years now I have been a Co-Founder and Producer of a unique and free solar powered kitchen and theater, which a couple times a year, travels nationally and even at times, internationally to events and gatherings to share Arts, Culture and Cuisine. As time passed, outreach for people in need became much greater. How do we rise up and build again, rise up to meet a new day, ultimately rise up and take our stance again. This, my friends, was how F.L.O.W “Functions Logistics Operations Works” was born. We strive to keep people safe and educated at events, festivals, and gatherings. ”



Friday August 5, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
7 - Workshop Tent

1:30pm

Sex, Spock, and Climate Change - Justin Bogardus
What do Spock, sex, and climate change have to do with each other? Naturally intriguing, this humorous talk from the writer/director of the Nature RX viral video asks us, "Does nature have a marketing problem?'


Friday August 5, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
6 - Big Sunrise Dome

1:30pm

Movement - Kidz in Locomotion Dance Explosion - Jocelyn Sousa & Libby Broughton
An exciting and engaging dance class for boys and girls who want to get movin' and groovin' with a combination of hip hop, breakdancing, and creative movement. Kid explore various body movements and their imaginations to come up with their own choreography material in small groups. At the end of the class parents get to watch their kidz in action during our "Show Off Celebration".

Friday August 5, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
9 - Children's Village

1:45pm

Bellavolent
Bellavolent is an Electronic Soulful project born with the collaboration between the American vocalist and songwriter Fay Black and the Italian producer Lorenzo Montanà. Bellavolent is defined as a mix between the Italian word Bella which means beauty and the American word benevolent which means kind. The sound is an Electronic fusion of explored soothing melodies, lullabies of dream waves that take the listener on a journey. Dream is the title of their debut album.


Friday August 5, 2016 1:45pm - 2:30pm
1 - Eagle Stage

1:45pm

Satsang - AumRak (Community Gathering Space)
It does a soul good to sit in the presence of friends. Satsang is a term that originates from India, however it has been occurring everywhere around the world as soon as humans began to wonder about themselves and ask the deeper questions about who they are, why they are here. Gather here to dive into the truth of your being and why you are here, now, in these times. “Sat” means Truth of Self, “Sang” to gather, listen and assimilate discourses on the Knowledge of Being.


Friday August 5, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
8 - Wisdom Village

2:00pm

RYSE Leadership Training (Youth Temple)
RYSE (RISING YOUTH FOR A SUSTAINABLE EARTH) IS A DIVERSE MOVEMENT OF YOUNG CLIMATE LEADERS WHO ARE TAKING ACTION AND EMPOWERING YOUTH AROUND THE WORLD TO DO THE SAME. WE ARE POWERFUL. WE ARE #GENERATIONRYSE. We believe in the power of youth to disrupt the global leadership status quo.
As Earth Guardians Crews continue to pop up every day, we see young people confidently stepping up to lead projects, campaigns, and collective actions all over the planet. It is our goal to continue to weave a web of support and community, connecting young people with each other, and mentors worldwide. The RYSE Youth Council—scoping, planning and executing our Climate Action Plans throughout the seasons—are helping to shape the direction of the Earth Guardians movement.

Friday August 5, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
8 - Wisdom Village

2:00pm

Ayurveda and the Mind - Anna Wiens

Ayurveda, an ancient healing modality originating from India 5,00 years ago, and the longest continuously practiced medicine in the world, is based off of the premise that “all disease is rooted in the mind.” Every symptom has a base in the mind. Ayurveda, which was developed by seers and sages, has a highly sophisticated system for analyzing, purifying, and redirecting the mind. The ayurvedic approach to the mind not only heals the body, but takes the spirit to higher realms and on the road to enlightenment. In this workshop we will focus on how our actions, speech, and thoughts affect our energy fields, our physical bodies, and our karma. We’ll explore ways to bring the mind back to balance, bring peace and harmony into the body, and transcend the ordinary experience.

 

Anna Wiens is an ayurvedic counselor that is focused on brining these simple yet profound practices into mainstream America. While she does offer ayurvedic consultations and ayurvedic focused yoga classes, she has a passion for teaching this beautiful science. Wanting individuals to feel empowered to take control of their own mental, physical, and spiritual health and not have to rely on others to bring health into their lives. During the workshop Anna will guide in connecting with themselves via these ancient ayurvedic and yogic techniques so they can make decisions and have the tools to create their own vibrant, thriving future self. Through out the years she has taught at co-ops, festivals, and small group gatherings from Vermont-Hawaii.



Friday August 5, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
3 - TheUntz.com Presents Area 51

2:00pm

Chakra Mandala Project - Laura Rose
Explore the inner world of your energy body through the rainbow spectrum mandala of the chakra system.
We will journey through each chakra in a dance-floor-sized mandala with guided visualizations, meditations and affirmations to support understanding in order to balance and revitalize these energy centers. Each person will receive customized energy-work along with an affirmation for the chakras that they focus on.


Friday August 5, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
9.1 - Healing Village

2:30pm

Bluegrass & Bloodies w/ Lineage Music Project
From Northern Colorado, bars and roadhouse jams, from late-night picks in the raucous festival campgrounds, formed Lineage Music Project. Lineage is a six-piece band of experience musicians rooted in bluegrass, while incorporating various Americana influences. Once described as Rock-n-Roll Bluegrass, Lineage has a big sound that combines technical musicianship with catchy songs to provide an energized, upbeat, rockin’ performance to appease danceable crowds.


Friday August 5, 2016 2:30pm - 2:55pm
2 - Scene Stage

2:30pm

Bridget & Bonnie
Bridget Law is a fifth generation Colorado Native who has always lived on the front range. It was at the Denver Waldorf School in the third grade that she was introduced to the love of her life, the violin. The connection to this instrument led to years of fiddle competitions, studying jazz in College, traveling to Scotland to learn Celtic music and following the bluegrass scene in Boulder County. Law‘s style on the violin is unique and graceful; she plays with her soul and every tune is a dance. Elephant Revival is her main project of nearly a decade but she also finds time to support artists that she believes in by weaving her violin melodies into their work and lifting the music to another level. It is easy to find her as a guest performer with countless acts including Everyone Orchestra, Fruition, the Shook Twins, Xerephine, Bonfire Dub, Sea Stars and Tierro, or playing on specialty shows like The Last Waltz Revisited. She plays because she finds purpose in bringing joy to those who dance and dream to the music.

Bonnie Paine grew up in the Cherokee Nation in Tahlequah, OK where from a young age she was singing lullabies with her Mother and playing Rock ’n’ Roll with her sisters and the local Legend Randy Crouch. Her feature instrument is the washboard, which she has approached in a very innovative way, keeping time and expressing rhythms with unprecedented talent and energy. Paine‘s voice is truly magical; angelic and haunting, silky and sincere she sings with her whole being. Every word, syllable and message are carefully crafted and consciously delivered. Her talents do not even begin to stop there! Paine is also versed in the musical saw, djembe, stombox, bells and any other quirky instruments she falls for. Recently her great love is the Cello on which she has composed many amazing masterpieces. These cello songs will make their debut at the ARISE festival on Saturday night alongside some awe-inspiring performance art!


Friday August 5, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
4 - StarWater Stage

2:30pm

Songwriters in the Round - Mike Love (Mike Love Band), Ayla Nereo (Ayla Nereo/Wildlight), Hannah Holbrook (SHEL)
The focus is on the song in this intimate dialogue and performance by and with these ARISE favorites.

For Mike Love the revolution is still brewing, and he is using his music to spread the message worldwide. Revolutionary music may seem hard to come by in these days and times. Long gone is the era of artists like Bob Marley, The Clash, Stevie Wonder and Patti Smith getting airplay and bringing their messages to the masses. But that doesn’t mean that the revolution isn’t still brewing in the hearts and minds of many people around the globe. 

Ayla Nereo‘s voice hits straight to the heart. With an array of loop-pedals by her side, she builds layer upon layer of vocal melodies into fierce, sweeping harmonies and weaves syncopated threads of guitar, kalimba, piano, and percussion into each live performance. Her lucid storytelling and lyrical imagery are water for the thirsty soul; words and sounds that crack open the heart, and embody the many folds of our own selves.

Hannah Holbrook is the eldest sister of the Alternative band, SHEL. Songs from Hannah and her sisters have been featured on NPR's Echoes, Colorado Public Radio's show Open Air, and in various TV shows. “When the Sky Fell” premiered on an episode of ABC Family’s hit show, The Fosters and MTV's show, Awkward. “Hold On,” was featured in a pivotal scene in The Best of Me and it was the lead video from the film and soundtrack. SHEL recently released their 2016 sophomore album, co-produced with Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics, and are currently on a stateside tour. You can find out more at www.SHELmusic.com

 

 


Friday August 5, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
6 - Big Sunrise Dome

2:30pm

Neurosculpting: New Beliefs, New Brain - Lisa Wimberger
Neurosculpting® is a trademarked 5-step meditation process designed with a whole-brain approach to free yourself from limiting patterns and beliefs. This process has been used with high levels of trauma, stress conditions, cognitive impairment and mental disabilities all over the world to create lasting healing and change. Imagine the profound levels of healing you can create in your own body once you understand and harness the way the brain creates patterns. This is called self-directed neuroplasticity. In this workshop you will learn the basics of this powerful process and our most common undermining brain patterns directly from founder Lisa Wimberger. She’ll walk you through these specific brain-enhancing guided meditations to help you sculpt your beliefs, behaviors, and actions differently. You will walk away with meditation exercises, empowering neuroscience information, and nutrition and lifestyle suggestions for increased neuroplasticity.


Lisa Wimberger is the founder of the Neurosculpting® Institute. She holds a Masters Degree in Education from the University of Stonybrook, NY and a Foundations Certification in NeuroLeadership. Her work draws upon her background in medical neuroscience. She is the author of NEW BELIEFS, NEW BRAIN: Free Yourself from Stress and Fear, and NEUROSCULPTING: A Whole-Brain Approach to Heal Trauma, Rewrite Limiting Beliefs, and Find Wholeness. As the Founder of the Neurosculpting® modality Lisa runs a private meditation practice in Colorado teaching clients who suffer from stress disorders, and she is a faculty member of Kripalu Yoga and Meditation Center, and the Law Enforcement Survival Institute.
Lisa began her meditation practice at age 12. Hit by lightning at age 15, and clinically dead on multiple occasions, Lisa uses her traumatic experience as a vehicle for transformation. Lisa studied Ascension training for four years with Ishaya monks. She completed four years of psychic awareness training, applying the tools of the Berkeley Psychic Institute, and is trained in Autogenic Hypnosis. Lisa is the Founder of the Trance Personnel Consulting Group and Ripple Effect, LLC. She has created and facilitated leadership trainings for executive teams in Fortune 500 companies, the Colorado Department of Health Care and worked individually with international management. She has created and facilitated Emotional Survival programs for Colorado Law Enforcement Agencies and peer counsel groups. Lisa writes for the Elephant Journal and CopsAlive. Additionally, Lisa’s services are sought on a national level by individuals in law enforcement looking to find a new way to navigate through their stress patterns. Lisa is a public speaker, and has addressed audiences ranging from corporate leaders to FBI and Secret Service. Lisa is a member of the National Center for Crisis Management and ILEETA (International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association). Her mission to share practical and powerful stress management techniques to those in need caused Lisa to develop her Neurosculpting® programs combining neuroscience principles with mindfulness and energetic modalities.


Friday August 5, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
7 - Workshop Tent

2:30pm

The Core Strength Transformer - Sadie Nardini (DJ Taz Rashid & Special Guests)
Learn all-new anatomy and the 5 Core Actions you need to know, in any yoga pose, to get twice the activation, strength, detox and power–and way less strain on the joints. Includes a short discussion, live music and creative sequencing.


Friday August 5, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
5 - Gaia Yoga Sanctuary

3:00pm

Down2Funk

Down2Funk is a high-energy Funk/Hip Hop band with a taste of Jazz sprinkled in. Down@Funk fuses conscious Hip Hop lyrics, soulful choruses, and funky psychedelic solos all designed to get your bottom shaking and your heart beating




Friday August 5, 2016 3:00pm - 3:45pm
1 - Eagle Stage

3:00pm

Movement - Kids Yoga - Melissa Kennedy
Focus on connecting the mind with body through fun yoga postures, breathing techniques, and meditation games. Children will find the tools to keep balance in life as they grow.

Friday August 5, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
9 - Children's Village

3:00pm

Journey Beyond Psychedelics - Connor Ryan, Erin Dougherty, Cali Machen, Avani Dilger, Ahva Lenay (Community Gathering Space)
Lovingly empowering our culture of consciousness to find mystical and divine connection within their own being through a practice of sobriety. Where the sacred meets science, we find this exploration of our birthright to the experience of ecstasy, bliss, and union with higher planes of understanding. This ceremonial, community centered workshop featuring teachers with a vast array of experience seeking to share a pathway to success, happiness, embodiment, and the most personal and powerful of mystical experiences.


Friday August 5, 2016 3:00pm - 4:30pm
8 - Wisdom Village

3:15pm

Honoring Mother Earth: Inspirational Workshop and Ceremony - Nathan Crane
Take an uplifting journey into a multicultural ceremonial experience with music, prayer, discussion, and positive intention for deepening our relationship to the beautiful living planet which supports all living beings. Nathan Crane, award winning author, inspirational speaker, and the Visionary behind UNIFY FEST will be joined by his brother Derek Crane to hold sacred space inviting you to open the doors of your mind and heart towards living in more harmony with Mother Earth and her vital life-force energy.

Nathan Crane is an award winning author, inspirational speaker, filmmaker, and festival producer dedicated to the sustainability and unification of humanity. Nathan is the Founder of The Panacea Community, President of Panacea Publishing, Inc., Director of Panacea Life School, Chairman of the Board of Panacea Hope 501c3 non-Profit, author and publisher of “27 Flavors of Fulfillment; How to Live Your Life to the Fullest!”, and Executive Director of UNIFY FEST – Santa Fe, NM. From addiction, dependency, jail, and homelessness, to a profound spiritual awakening becoming a highly sought after international educator, Nathan found his life’s purpose in helping people experience more health, joy, and fulfillment while dissolving harmful habits and mental attachments to experience personal and spiritual transformation. Nathan is currently focused on developing YouCadia, an intentional community and sustainability school in Santa Fe along with producing UNIFY FEST; a 4-day transformational festival with world renowned musicians, keynote speakers, workshop teachers, yoga instructors, and indigenous leaders focused on helping unify humanity for the common good of people, animals, plants, and the planet.


Friday August 5, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm
3 - TheUntz.com Presents Area 51

3:15pm

Mondo Zen Process - Rev. Bu Nan Daiko (Men's Lodge)
Join us for a talk on the nature and importance of contemplative practice for your greatest growth and development. Following this short talk, we will dive into the Mondo Zen Process. This will be a direct experience of the nature of your own mind and introducing tools of how to practice in your life.


Friday August 5, 2016 3:15pm - 5:15pm
8 - Wisdom Village

3:30pm

Clown Playshop - David Ortolano
Ever felt just too damn smart? Bored by never making a mistake? Well here is your antidote - pure stupidity. Come be stupid with the best. And make a mess of the rest. Clowning is a deep part of the human psyche and a part of all cultures.
Clowns serve an important role in many societies throughout history.
This workshop will give you a taste of the clown’s world.


Friday August 5, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
9.1 - Healing Village

3:45pm

Elise Wunder
Elise Wunder is a proud Colorado native who has been singing since her chubby little legs first learned how to walk. Her voice has been a natural and automatic expression throughout her lifetime. When she was 15, after years of enrapture from listening her big brother playing Metallica riffs on acoustic guitar, she decided she was going to learn. Her brother taught her the D major chord along with some power chords and she was off. After participating in multiple bands in her early/mid twenties, Elise decided to focus on her solo career. She has been infiltrating Northern Colorado, climbing up the ladder step by step. She self-produced her first 11 song “LP In the Darkness of My Light” which was released in May of 2015.
In September of 2015, Elise was diagnosed with vocal nodules. This inspired her to go on sabbatical. So, in October, she loaded up her blue Subaru with 5 guitars, one keyboard, one accordion and a few personal belongings and drove out to the magical mystical archipelago of San Juan Islands, Washington. After much needed vocal rest and healing, she rolled back into her home base of Fort Collins in December of 2016 with a new perspective on life and a completely new understanding of singing, speaking and song servitude. She will be in the studio in June to record her upcoming EP, Desert Lonely.
Elise hasn’t lost momentum. She is proud to have kicked off 2016 being featured on the cover of the local Scene Magazine and is excited for what the year will bring.



Friday August 5, 2016 3:45pm - 4:10pm
2 - Scene Stage

3:45pm

Zero Waste: Co-Creating Solutions for a “Thriveable” Earth - Elena Parthemer and Maria Torres
Straight from the vision of the Thriveability Assessment and Action Team, “Zero Waste: Co- Creating Solutions for a Thriveable Earth” is an intimate workshop opportunity for festival-goers to involve themselves directly in Thriveability initiatives at Arise. Participants will foster connection to self, one other and our beautiful planet, and learn about Zero Waste principles and practices, and how Zero Waste is a crucial part of the climate and social justice solution. We will use the relational energy we build to develop tangible Zero Waste solutions for a thrive-able world – including action steps to take at Arise, as well as beyond the festival.

Elena Parthemer is a Zero Waste activist who organizes enthusiastic individuals to co-create solutions for social and climate justice.
Maria Torres is a passionate empath and healer who facilitates meaningful connection between people and planet.


Friday August 5, 2016 3:45pm - 4:45pm
7 - Workshop Tent

3:45pm

Film - Dear President Obama
Since 2008, under President Obama’s watch, the drilling and fracking industries have boomed across the United States. Today more than twenty million people live within a mile of at least one oil or gas well. Pro-drillers argued this rush would create a newfound “energy independence” in the U.S. In fact, as oil and gas prices have plummeted in the past year forcing industry to shut down rigs and lay off workers, all the boom did was slow progress towards investing in new renewable energy sources.

The film takes a cross-country look at drilling, highlighting its variety of contaminations, the stories of its victims, the false promise of an economic boom, with a focus on clean energy solutions that would allow us to proceed towards a future that does not rely on yet another dirty fossil fuel extraction process. The impacts of this boom have affected every socio-economic class, every race, creed and culture, urban, suburban and rural. Interviews with scientists, economists, health professionals, geologists and whistle-blowers provide the core information we think will convince the President and those that will follow – and every elected official -- to join the “anti-drilling” majority growing across the United States and call for fossil fuels to be left where they belong, in the ground.


Dear President Obama Official Trailer HD from Oceans 8 Films on Vimeo.


An Arise Dialogue about the film and its subject matter will immediately follow the screening of the film. This Dialogue will moderated by Marc Ross, Executive Director for Rock the Earth, and will feature a panel which includes the film's director, Jon Bowermaster.


Friday August 5, 2016 3:45pm - 5:45pm
6 - Big Sunrise Dome

4:00pm

Music - Twin Flame
Medicine Music

Friday August 5, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
9 - Children's Village

4:00pm

Yamn
For Denver-based quartet Yamn, the live show is the heart of the experience. One that scintillates the senses with courageous beats, grooves that cause instant and contagious grins to ripple across the undulating crowds, heart-warming peaks and head-banging rock riffs. With more than a quarter of a million road miles behind them after the original members met in the high country town of Breckenridge, CO, the trance-fusion rockers continue hurtling toward their evolving musical vision.

That vision led to the recent release of their second full-length release, Unity of Opposites. The 14 song double album showcases Yamn’s musical versatility and their unique fusion of straight-up rock & roll and live electronica. The theory of The Unity of Opposites dates back to 535-475 BC. The pre-Socratic philosopher Heraclitus was the first to address this concept that the existence of one thing or condition depends upon the co-existence of the opposite of that thing or condition. Opposites create a tension between one another yet there would be no up without a down, no left without a right, and so forth. They exist together and couldn’t exist without the other. Yamn chose to name the record after this philosophical premise because their music unifies two genres that most consider to be in opposition to one another: hard rock and electronic music. This is manifested in the double album, as one record leans towards electronica and the other disc leans on rock.

As their dedication, virtuosity and pure enjoyment has propelled them across the United States, through intersecting musical communities and the burgeoning festival circuit that brings them together, Yamn’s focus remains on the here, the now and the what-is-to-be, while continually fulfilling their commitment to enhancing their lives and the lives of listeners with powerful, seductive sounds.


Friday August 5, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
4 - StarWater Stage

4:00pm

Let it Flow - An Ayurvedic Perspective on Self-Care During Your Cycle - Akacia Rose (Women's Red Tent)
As women, we are re-discovering how to honor and tend to the rhythms of our bodies. In this workshop, we will explore the practical wisdom passed down across countless generations of women. Through the lens of Ayurveda, we'll discover a refreshing perspective on this too-often taboo topic and discuss self-care practices that will nourish you through these transformative times.


Friday August 5, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
8 - Wisdom Village

4:00pm

Outlaw Yoga - Justin Kaliszewski (music by Mas Amor)
OUTLAW Yoga, is a life changing revolutionary power yoga community, a technically simple and physically challenging way to practice a new way of being on and off the mat. Outlaw Yoga challenges you to make more than a habit of life, to connect to purpose through intense physicality, to explore the power of presence in a contemporary, community setting, connecting to self, to others and to your inner sense of service.

Justin Kaliszewski, the OUTLAW Yogi, will be accompanied by the world rock stylings of "Mas Amor". Featuring seasoned yogis and musicians Seth Larson, Marco DiFerreira, and Justin, Mas Amor weaves originals and reimagined favorites to create a seamless integration between mind, body, soul, AND music. From Brazilian ukulele rhythms to home-grown hip-hop inspired anthems, Mas Amor is a not to be missed musical experience

Mas Amor is Seth Larson of (Something Underground), Marco DiFerreira - (CD - From the River to the Sea) and Justin Kaliszewski, the OUTLAW Yogi. 

A reformed meat-head and retired cage fighter, Justin brings a lifetime of travel and world’s worth of experience in battling the ego to the mat. An avid student, artist, and treasure hunter, he infuses a creativity and perseverance into his teachings, along with a distinct blend of humor and wisdom that redefines what it means to be an Outlaw and a yogi…He teaches Outlaw Yoga around the world and is happy to call Colorado home...for now. Find him on the web atwww.outlawyoga.com where you can find his book, The Outlaw Protocol: how to live as an outlaw without becoming a criminal; or, in person at the Outlaw Yoga Littleton Studio in the heart of historic downtown Littleton, CO.

Friday August 5, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
5 - Gaia Yoga Sanctuary

4:15pm

SHEL
SHEL’s sound is filled with infectious rhythms and hypnotic vocals that meld together their classical training and diverse influences – the result is mesmerizing. Raised in Fort Collins, Colorado, SHEL has spent the last couple years captivating audiences across the US and Europe with their energized show. SHEL is an acronym for their names; Sarah on violin, Hannah on keyboard, Eva on mandolin, Liza on drums, djembe and beatboxing. SHEL’s acclaimed, self made music videos have premiered on USA Today, The Huffington Post, and more. In addition, SHEL’s songs have been featured in numerous television shows, films & commercials. SHEL’s performance style and acute dedication to their art has led to many accolades. “…gorgeous baroque rock” Baeble Music “ethereal harmonies, out-of-the-box melodies and remarkable musicianship.” M Music & Musicians “Hypnotic…” American Songwriter “…deceptively thoughtful songwriting that recalls another group of famously proud auteurs: The Beatles.”


Friday August 5, 2016 4:15pm - 5:30pm
1 - Eagle Stage

4:15pm

Arising into the Future - Xiuhtezcatl - Panel Moderated by Connor Ryan (Youth Temple)
A 15-year-old indigenous change agent, environmental activist, public speaker, eco hip-hop artist, and the Youth Director of Earth Guardians– Xiuhtezcatl is a powerful voice on the front lines of the youth-led climate movement. He performs internationally at music festivals, organizes demonstrations, and has spoken at over 100 high-impact rallies, events and conferences around the globe. He and his brother, Itzcuauhtli, regularly give school presentations to ignite and inspire youth to step up as leaders and take action on behalf of the planet. In 2013, Xiuhtezcatl received the 2013 United States Community Service Award from President Obama, and was the youngest of 24 national change-makers chosen to serve on the President's youth council. Xiuhtezcatl Roske-Martinez stood before representatives and spoke earnestly and boldly (without notes, for the record) about the urgency of climate change, urging them to take action immediately. “What’s at stake right now is the existence of my generation,” he said in his speech. “In the last 20 years of negotiations, almost no agreements have been made on a bonding climate recovery plan,” he said.

Friday August 5, 2016 4:15pm - 5:30pm
8 - Wisdom Village

4:45pm

Being Today's Light Worker - Gary Goodhue (Community Gathering Space)
"Work with the mystical power of light and learn to dynamically impact and improve your life. We will explore how to embrace and transmute your own inner darkness, how to channel creative potential through the void space and become an inspiring beacon of light in your world. Join us in the experience of accessing the light body through stillness, directing light with focused intention and visualization, and raising vibrations to cause healing with light. The results of working with light are increased personal presence, clarity, peace, focus and power."

Friday August 5, 2016 4:45pm - 5:45pm
8 - Wisdom Village

5:00pm

Bionik
Friday August 5, 2016 5:00pm - 5:45pm
3 - TheUntz.com Presents Area 51

5:00pm

The First Supper - Luke Comer

What is the indigenous diet of humankind? We explore this question in this talk, entitled The First Supper, by using the theory of evolution as our guide.

More specifically, we cover the evolution of our human foodways--that is, how we evolved to sense nutrients in our environment, then move towards, capture, process, digest and metabolize and synthesize those nutrients--as well as use our intelligence, creativity and culture for that same purpose. And through understanding our foodways, we can better understand our indigenous diet--and answer the question above. We start our story of our evolution at the Big Bang with the creation of the four organic atoms that later bonded into the macronutrients (sugars, amino acids and fatty acids) and eventually formed into cells, plants and animals and then humans. Along the way we concentrate on two "common ancestors" who laid the foundation for our own foodways: Eukaryotic cells and Chimpanzees. Since Eukaryotes exist in us, as well as in all animals, we can learn so much from them about the underlying nutritional needs and various metabolisms of our own cells. Since Chimpanzees are frequently used as models of our common, hominoid ancestor, we can see in them the origins of our own foodways, especially our considerable similarities.

We then cover the next seven million years of Hominoid evolution. While our common ancestors/chimps lived and ate mostly in the lush trees, eating primarily fruits, tender leaves and small amounts of other animals, our ancestral hominoids, like Australopithecus, slowly evolved to live both on the ground and in the trees. While maintaining much of their ancestral diet, they also integrated other foods from the ground, especially starches, such as tubers, sedges and grains, as well as greater amounts of animal foods, especially ones with greater amounts of fats. Later in our evolution, our ancestor, Homo Erectus, processed their food through grinding and cooking and other methods, making that food easier to digest and less toxic. Through these changes all aspects of our foodways became more efficient and powerful, allowing us to evolve three of our most distinguished human traits: our enormous brains, vast culture and greater metabolism.

We then develop our model of our universal human foodways--while being ready to explore that question: what is the indigenous diet of humankind? It’s the diet that provides the proper ratio of nutrients to optimize our various metabolisms--while also being easy to digest and lower in toxins. Accordingly we will discuss the proper ratios of macronutrients to each other, including fatty acids, amino acids, sugars and fermentable fibers and other nutrients as well. We will also cover the possible problems in various types of diets, including the extreme ones. Even though we humans have universal patterns in our foodways, we are also able to adapt to different foodways. In the cold arctic, the Inuit subsist almost entirely on animal flesh while the Hadza, in the arid desert, subsist mostly on plants and only smaller amounts of animal foods; so these two people are not only eating different foods but also different nutrients. We explore some of the ways we further adapt to our foodways--through such traits as intelligence, culture, nutrigenetics, epigenetics, and chemical synthesis. During Neolithic and Modern Times, we continued to evolve and adapt to our foodways through many mechanisms but not fast enough to keep apace to our cultural evolution through modernization. So we thus discuss some of the ways that we humans are maladapted to the foodways that surrounds us that potentially cause enormous compromises to our lives and culture. Through hearing the big history of our biological existence, we encounter another way of interpreting our existential self--while also developing better tools to avoid dietary hype and to formulate our own First Supper--thus optimizing our biological self to better express our mythic self. I have been conducting research on The First Supper for around ten years now; and my research assistant, Rebecca Cox, for around three years. We will launch our website and social media and publish the first of several books within the year.

Luke Comer is the author of the novel, "Yoke of Wind," about a slave revolt on an island off the coast of Florida; the creative director and executive producer of the rock opera, "The Portal"; the executive producer of the music and transformational festival, "Arise"; and the executive producer and creative director of the small, experimental trance-dance called "Ride the Dragon"; and the author and executive producer of the upcoming project, one decade in development, called "The First Supper," about the relationship between human evolution and nutrition. He is an investor in the privately held Ebsco Industries, which, amongst other things, disseminates scholarly and popular content for libraries worldwide and builds towns based on new urbanists principals. While working in different mediums, he nonetheless uses many of the same artistic techniques and motifs in all of his work. Through his exploration of human biological and cultural evolution, he attempts to identify the fundamental needs of humanity that are not met in modern society--and then devises ways to fulfill those needs. He owns, produces, publishes and controls all of his own work but loves to collaborate with others.



Friday August 5, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
7 - Workshop Tent

5:00pm

Music - The Copper Children
Their unique, heart centered style is timeless and easily felt by audiences of all ages. Their message is one of a deeper connection with one another, ourselves and Mother Earth. Following will be an interactive concert and jam session with parents and kids alike!


Friday August 5, 2016 5:00pm - 6:30pm
9 - Children's Village

5:00pm

Contact the Dark - Damian Leuthold & Rachel Prairie Wiebeck
Follow your curiosity and find nourishment in shared embodied perceptual play. In Contacting the Dark movement, touch, and vocalization are freed of the constraints of vision, verbalization, and social radar. It is a group somatic sensory exploration where you find a stronger relationship to your underworld even as you relate to others through movement and touch.Contacting the Dark is an experiential, non-substance induce altered and almost worm like state. It is practiced blindfold and within a safe sensuous but non-sexual container. Come discover satisfaction and richness of experience as you Contact the Dark. Please wear comfortable clothing that is easy to move in.

Friday August 5, 2016 5:00pm - 6:30pm
9.1 - Healing Village

5:30pm

Elise Wunder
Elise Wunder is a proud Colorado native who has been singing since her chubby little legs first learned how to walk. Her voice has been a natural and automatic expression throughout her lifetime. When she was 15, after years of enrapture from listening her big brother playing Metallica riffs on acoustic guitar, she decided she was going to learn. Her brother taught her the D major chord along with some power chords and she was off. After participating in multiple bands in her early/mid twenties, Elise decided to focus on her solo career. She has been infiltrating Northern Colorado, climbing up the ladder step by step. She self-produced her first 11 song “LP In the Darkness of My Light” which was released in May of 2015.
In September of 2015, Elise was diagnosed with vocal nodules. This inspired her to go on sabbatical. So, in October, she loaded up her blue Subaru with 5 guitars, one keyboard, one accordion and a few personal belongings and drove out to the magical mystical archipelago of San Juan Islands, Washington. After much needed vocal rest and healing, she rolled back into her home base of Fort Collins in December of 2016 with a new perspective on life and a completely new understanding of singing, speaking and song servitude. She will be in the studio in June to record her upcoming EP, Desert Lonely.
Elise hasn’t lost momentum. She is proud to have kicked off 2016 being featured on the cover of the local Scene Magazine and is excited for what the year will bring.



Friday August 5, 2016 5:30pm - 5:55pm
2 - Scene Stage

5:30pm

Ninja Communication for Couples - Robert Love (Men's Lodge) *OPEN TO MEN & WOMEN*
The greatest challenge in our intimate relationships is CONFLICT. In this workshop you will learn 3 Simple Tricks to stop a fight before it starts. And you will learn how to express yourself authentically during conflict without upsetting or attacking your partner.
Robert Love is an Intimacy Expert, Coach, and Author. Robert has a Masters Degree in Psychology and is author of the Best-Selling Book “Passion and Presence: The Evolved Man’s Guide to Making Love.”

Friday August 5, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm
8 - Wisdom Village

5:30pm

A Vinyasa Flow Yoga Experience - Drishti Beats (music by Drishti Beats)
Drishti Beats is the culmination of our own production of downtempo chill electronic beats, melodic live voice, rap/beatbox, percussion, saxophone and vinyasa flow power yoga. The body~mind connection is intensified using natural rhythms choreographed to interweave the symbiotic relationship between yoga and music, leaving participants with a blissful and energized experience. Come enjoy our class/performance, or just come chill while listening to our music set. All yoga levels welcome.

Our founders Lori and Jeremy Lowell have more than 20 years of vinyasa flow teaching experience and have worked in the fitness industry for over 20 years as well. They own 10 fitness facilities in Northern Virginia and Wisconsin, residing in Aspen, CO. They are RYT 500 Yoga Teacher Trainers, facilitating their yoga teacher training in the Washington D.C. area at one of the fitness locations.Ariel, our singer is an RYT 200 hour Yoga Teacher Trainer, and has produced and recorded her EP, What She Needs!

Alec “EmLowe” is our music producer, beat boxer and rapper as well. Hear him in our 2nd single ‘Journey’ remixed by cloZee!

Ryan “Sublog” is our second music producer and our newest member of Drishti Beats and plays/mixes weekly shows around hometown of Aspen, Colorado. Ricardo, our saxophonist, resides in Portugal, where he performs with The Anselmo Ralph Band. His saxophone is also featured in the Journey CloZee remix.

Drishti Beats was featured in Jam of the Week for YOGANONYMOUS.


Friday August 5, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm
5 - Gaia Yoga Sanctuary

5:30pm

Fortunate Youth
Fortunate Youth is a collaboration of South Bay reggae stand-outs. Rising from various bands, they’ve created a phenomenal 6-piece masterpiece bringing more fire to the stage than ever before. Combining rootsy vibes and unique bass lines united with multiple harmonies, boisterous guitar solos, and heavy keys separates Fortunate Youth from every other mainstream reggae band. With their high energy approach and positive stage presence they provide an unforgettable show to every music fan. Fortunate Youth’s objective is to ensure a performance that leaves you feeling euphoric and curious of what might happen at the next show.


Friday August 5, 2016 5:30pm - 6:45pm
4 - StarWater Stage

5:45pm

Buddha Bomb
Buddha Bomb was born in our Solar System on the planet Neptune. Meanwhile, at the same time on Earth, it was the 22nd day of February. Friday afternoon. Quarter past 5. Just in time for Happy Hour.

Buddha Bomb was born a Pisces in the Year of the Water Dragon.

A direct descendant of the great god Neptune, Buddha Bomb left that planet for Worldly pursuits. Buddha Bomb quickly became disillusioned with our World. Earth was good, although a little flat. Something was missing and Buddha Bomb was determined to find it.

Early in life, at the tender age of 8 Earth years, Buddha Bomb questioned authority, asking if God existed or not. After being told that God doesn’t want him to think such things, Buddha Bomb reasoned thusly: If there is no God, then there is no Supreme Being to prevent Buddha Bomb’s thinking process. Or, if there is a Supreme Being, Creator of the entire Universe, then He must be a Big enough God to allow Buddha Bomb such thoughts. In both cases, Buddha Bomb opened up.

Two years later, Buddha Bomb made the Universe disappear. Having seen his reflection in the Vast Expanse of Nothingness, the Universe arose again. His journey continued inward, and deeper. Living the life of an American Hippie, Buddha Bomb experienced just about everything Imaginable, and many things Unimaginable.

Buddha Bomb traded long hair and a beard for Buddhist teachings and a meditation cushion. After meditating in Holy places for many years, his heart and mind were open. Buddha Bomb heard Techno Music with the power to transform consciousness. Buddha Bomb’s calling became louder.


Friday August 5, 2016 5:45pm - 6:30pm
3 - TheUntz.com Presents Area 51

6:00pm

6:00pm

Rising Appalachia
Rising Appalachia brings to the stage a collection of sounds, stories, and songs steeped in tradition and a devotion to world culture. Intertwining a deep reverence for folk music and a passion for justice, they have made it their life’s work to sing songs that speak to something ancient yet surging with relevance. Whether playing at Red Rocks or in rail cars, at Italian street fairs or to Bulgarian herbalists, this fiercely independent band has blazed a unique and colorful path across the globe.


Friday August 5, 2016 6:00pm - 7:30pm
1 - Eagle Stage

6:15pm

Traditional Songs and Drum Ceremony - Andrea Long (Community Gathering Space)
Andrea Long will be holding sacred space for those drawn to experience the healing power of traditional Lakota Ceremonial as well as contemporary Native American Church songs. She will be teaching songs in various languages including the Lakota language, some of which are so ancient that they are lost in antiquity. By experiencing first hand the medicine of these specific songs, an awareness is attained that will forever reside in one’s soul.


Friday August 5, 2016 6:15pm - 7:15pm
8 - Wisdom Village

6:30pm

Homemade Spaceship
Outer Space inspired Electro Psychedelic Funk Rock Glitch-Hop
Currently in Denver, by way of Chicago, Il
Live Guitar/Synth/controllerism
Think about space


Friday August 5, 2016 6:30pm - 7:30pm
3 - TheUntz.com Presents Area 51

6:30pm

Mountain Monkey Chant - David Ortolano
Mountain Monkey Chant is an ecstatic group movement and voice ritual drawn from the Balinese Hindu ritual of Kechak. Come rhythm inspired and prepared for monkeying around at the Healers Village Workshop tent - set your voice free and let yourself get carried away by the energy of this vibrant practice.


Friday August 5, 2016 6:30pm - 8:00pm
9.1 - Healing Village

7:15pm

Dead Floyd
Dead Floyd is a celebration of the music of two of rock and roll’s greatest bands, The Grateful Dead and Pink Floyd, mashed together into one high-energy, unpredictable show.

Drawing from both extensive catalogs of music, the Dead Floyd performances include early rarities to modern classics and everything in between. The love of the music of both bands inspires Dead Floyd to uniquely interpret the songs in a way that allows the music to timelessly live on and the legacy of both bands to stay alive to the next generation of fans. The excitement, creativity, and improvisation that went into both bands live shows of so many years is brought back for old and new fans to enjoy today.

Because the number of songs available from both bands is so large, the question that is heard at every Dead Floyd show is “What will they play next?” The unpredictability of the set list and the modern translation of classic, beloved songs bring an element of surprise to every Dead Floyd show. That is what has kept fans captivated and why their legacy as a tribute band continues to grow.

Dead Floyd is based out of Fort Collins, Colorado and, since forming in summer 2009, they have performed at renowned venues such as The Fox Theatre, The Aggie Theatre, Mishawaka Amphitheatre, Owsleys, Quixotes, Ullr’s Tavern, and more. The members of the band draw on their roots in jazz, funk, and rock to bring a high level of musicianship to the music and close attention to detail.

The band is made up of Charlie Humphreys (guitar, vocals), Josh Miller (bass, vocals), Stu Crair (drums, vocals), and Matt Goldberg (keys, synth). This group of players has combined to perform over 1000 shows across the country in various original projects including The Grippe, Hot Gazpacho, The Maji, Wooleye, Holy Moses and the High Rollers, Orooni, and many more.

The audience response to Dead Floyd has been overwhelming for everyone involved and the fans’ love of the music pushes this project to new heights.


Friday August 5, 2016 7:15pm - 8:30pm
4 - StarWater Stage

7:30pm

Supaman
As a member of the “Apsaalooke Nation”, Supaman makes his home on the Crow reservation in Montana. The name “Supaman” hardly describes the person who Is Christian Takes Gun Parrish, a humble Native American dancer and hip hop artist who has dedicated his life to empowering youth and educating listeners with a message of hope through culture and music. He is a young energetic entrepreneur with tremendous leadership abilities. His presentation style and delivery are nothing short of captivating. Known for his tremendously powerful inspirational lyrics, he is in demand nationally with the purpose of spreading a positive message throughout Indian country and abroad. In 2005 he won a (Nammy) The Native American Music Award for his group “Rezawrecktion” and has since released three self produced projects which have all received national recognition and awards including the 2011 North American Indigenous Image Award for outstanding hip hop album!

Christian’s presentation combines Native American culture, humor, and urban hip hop culture which dazzles audiences, captivates listeners and breaks down stereotypes. For this he has gained the respect of his culture and generation. He is a champion fancy dancer traveling extensively on the powwow circuit throughout the U.S and Canada and lives a drug and alcohol free life. He also is a champion clown dancer and a Native American Flute player which adds to his uniqueness as a role model, not to mention a loving husband and father of three. The communicative talent along with the compassion that exudes from his life allows him to connect with people from all walks of life. His uncanny ability to motivate, encourage, and inspire through dance, humor and music keeps him at the forefront among his contemporaries.

Supaman has worked with numerous programs and tribes to help promote self worth, build moral character, build a positive sense of native identity. He has implemented his presentations to address the issues that he has experienced and is very passionate about.


Friday August 5, 2016 7:30pm - 7:55pm
2 - Scene Stage

7:30pm

Miraja
MIRAJA is a Colorado-based electronic music producer & performer. He is renowned for creating energetic soundscapes comprised of broken-beat rhythms layered with hypnotic urban bass, emotive melodies and organic sounds.

When performing live, MIRAJA gently works an audience from a sway and swagger into one vivacious dance floor. Each set is a unique journey that plays and dances with the listener from beginning to end.

MIRAJA regularly performs as a solo artist and also with bass music group Future Simple Project at events all around North America including many festivals such as Sonic Bloom, Symbiosis, Arise Music Festival, Liberate, Photosynthesis, and the Envision Festival in Costa Rica.


Friday August 5, 2016 7:30pm - 8:30pm
3 - TheUntz.com Presents Area 51

7:30pm

How Songs Take Shape - Elephant Revival
Elephant Revival will give you an inside look at how their songs take shape. From the seed to the stage. The band will walk you through the process of envisioning a song, arranging it, and delivering it to an audience.

Elephant Revival is a unique quintet of multi-instrumentalists blending elements of gypsy, Celtic, Americana, and folk. Brought together by a unified sense of purpose, Elephant Revival communicates the importance of harmony among all living things and use music to unite us in ways that no other medium can.

 


Friday August 5, 2016 7:30pm - 8:30pm
6 - Big Sunrise Dome

8:00pm

Wild’N Free: Saving America's Last Wild Bison - Justine Sanchez (at the Ceremonial Fire)
Sixty million wild buffalo once roamed North America and nourished the land. Today, less than 4,000 free roaming, migratory bison struggle to survive. Buffalo Field Campaign (BFC) is a non-profit, direct action organization that works to defend America’s last wild bison and their ability to migrate freely within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
As a keystone species, wild bison deserve the same access that all other wildlife is given to our public lands that surround Yellowstone National Park. Buffalo are the only wildlife animals that are not allowed to migrate freely out of the park and onto public lands and BFC is working tirelessly to advocate for this majestic yet threatened species. The restoration of wild bison is not only achievable but paramount to ensuring a future for our children that includes healthy grasslands, soils, water, and abundance.
“Yellowstone territory, habitat of the last wild Buffalo Nation, is sacred ground…The Buffalo Nation has confirmed this fact by where they have ended up, continuing to survive in their natural migration, struggling to live in a peaceful manner.” ~ Chief Arvol Looking Horse, 19th Generation Keeper of the White Buffalo Calf Pipe of the Great Sioux Nation


Friday August 5, 2016 8:00pm - 8:30pm
8 - Wisdom Village

8:00pm

Hard Working Americans
What do you get when you take a batch of incredible songs, five veteran players, and an arsenal of five musical minds working in unison to reinvent them? You get Hard Working Americans. Genres meld seamlessly with the birth of this group, featuring artists from the Americana, singer/songwriter, experimental, jam and rock communities. Hard Working Americans is: Todd Snider (vox), Dave Schools of Widespread Panic (bass), Neal Casal of The Chris Robinson Brotherhood (guitars/vox), Chad Staehly of Great American Taxi (keys) and Duane Trucks of King Lincoln and of the Trucks family lineage (drums). Hard Working Americans are celebrating great songs and throwing a hell of a party. Led by Snider’s intrepid vocals and backed by a band of ace players, the Hard Working Americans create fresh song arrangements to tell stories of the everyman and woman- the frustrated and downtrodden, the gritty and gorgeous, the blue-collar and no-collar- hard working folks that give this country a backbone.


Friday August 5, 2016 8:00pm - 9:30pm
1 - Eagle Stage

8:00pm

Deep Peace Healing Meditation - RadianceMatrix
The Tibetan Healing bowls create a very pure sonic resonance that induces a deep inner stillness, mental calm and peaceful Feeling. They are a simple but powerful path to inner peace, which is something difficult to find in our busy technological world. This is an invitation to come breathe, relax and meditate. The sound of the bowls is accompanied by flutes, gentle singing and chanting of healing Sanskrit mantras. During the session participants may sit or lie down. You can bring a mat, blanket or pillow for extra comfort. And remember, it's okay to be in silence, it's okay to receive, it's perfectly natural to rest, to reconnect with yourself and to begin again. Hands-on healing work may be offered complimentary.There is a voluntary sharing time afterwards. The session is led by Paul Temple who has been a musician and meditator for many years. YouTube link: http://youtu.be/iBqWPiZdS2k


Friday August 5, 2016 8:00pm - 9:30pm
9.1 - Healing Village

8:45pm

DYNOHUNTER
DYNOHUNTER is truly a breath of fresh air to the world of electronic dance music. With a sound embraced by fans of house and techno and a live performance fueled by the organic energy of live instrumentation, their music is undeniable on the dance floor. They have an ability to blend deep electronic influences with live saxophone, bass, and drums forges a new path in the vast expanse of electronic music. DYNOHUNTER is dominating the Colorado music festival scene.

Their sound journeys from dark tribal meditations, exotic rhythms, and deep hypnotic grooves to hard hitting dance tracks, uplifting melodies, and soulful improvisations. Equally at home playing underground clubs and festival mainstages, DYNOHUNTER brings a relentless and unmatched energy to each and every set.

They’ve opened for some of the biggest names in livetronica including Conspirator, Eoto, Opiuo, Ott, and The New Deal as well as supporting world renowned DJ’s Shpongle, Bonobo, Infected Mushroom, Klingande, and The M Machine. No stranger to the festival community DYNOHUNTER has performed at music festivals across the country including Wakarusa, Summercamp, Joshua Tree, Sonic Bloom, & Great North. With an unparalleled work ethic and a one of a kind performance DYNOHUNTER has established themselves as the livetronica artist to watch.

These boys have set themselves apart from the pack by creating timeless music that speaks to true lovers of dance music. Always paying respect to the artists that have inspired them and paved the way, yet always striving to make music that is contemporary and progressive, a genuine expression of their own unique human experiences and a reflection of the times.


Friday August 5, 2016 8:45pm - 9:45pm
3 - TheUntz.com Presents Area 51

9:00pm

Mike Love
Revolutionary music may seem hard to come by in these days and times. Long gone is the era of artists like Bob Marley, The Clash, Stevie Wonder and Patti Smith getting airplay and bringing their messages to the masses. But that doesn’t mean that the revolution isn’t still brewing in the hearts and minds of many people around the globe. For Mike Love the revolution is still brewing, and he is using his music to spread the message worldwide. ARISE Music Festival 2016 is very excited to collaborate with Mike Love.

Meet Mike Love. One of reggae music’s rising stars.
Born and raised in Oahu, Hawaii to a musical family that spans generations, Mike Love brings a multitude of influences to the table, all tied together by the common goal of making the world a better place. These influences will help diversify the ARISE Music Festival line up.

Love grew up in Kalama Valley about 5 minutes from Sandy Beach. Love identifies himself as a spiritual person, but not religious. Music has been an integral part of Love’s existence since before he can remember. Love always remember singing, just singing wherever and whenever, no matter how bad he felt it sounded, he just always loved to sing. Love played a few different instruments and finally settled down on the guitar at around 16. Soon after, he started writing songs, many horrible songs. He wrote at least 50 before he actually produced one he was proud of.

His main musical influence came from family and friends. Love feels so lucky to have been raised in a musical family, growing up watching his Dad and Grandpa write songs, it really had a big impact on him.

Mike Love also feels heavily influenced by the beautiful land he was so lucky to be raised in. The islands that he calls home are filled with such diverse beauty and mystery, that you can’t help but develop a poetic nature from living there. The beautiful forests, the deep carved valleys, the rivers that run to the sea. The immensely powerful ocean, with its healing energy, and the long sandy beaches and rock cliffs. Love feels like growing up there has given him a perspective that you just can’t get in most places. It manifests itself in the lyrics that repeatedly show up his my songs, reflecting on Mother Nature and her gifts, and our responsibility to protect Her.

Over the past few years Love’s fan base has grown immensely and the support has driven him to work harder than ever, musically. Love has crafted a live show that continuously draws in new fans, and keeps the old ones coming back again and again.

Through the grassroots method of releasing his albums independently, on his own Love Not War Records label, and performing 250 plus shows a year, Love has built an ever growing following for his unique and inspiring music.

He has toured with many artists in the circles of conscious, roots music, including Trevor Hall, Xavier Rudd, Nahko and many more. Over the past few years he performed to enthusiastic audiences at the California Roots Festival, Wakarusa, Wanderlust and the Montreal Jazz Fest, just to name a few.


Friday August 5, 2016 9:00pm - 10:30pm
4 - StarWater Stage

9:30pm

Mikey Thunder

Mikey Thunder likes to party. But more than that, Mikey Thunder just so happens to be the party. Thunder spins a genre-blending, bass-driven partyrock, fusing banging electronic beats with funk, hip-hop, soul, jazz, blues, swing, reggae and anything else the party may call for on the fly. With 19 years in the game, he has mastered the art of improvisation with an uncanny ability to work with and rework the vibe of the party with precision. If you’re a true connoisseur of the Colorado music scene, you’ve seen Mikey share the stage with any number of your favorite artists- no matter the genre. It all began for Mikey at the age of 15 when he discovered DJing in Springfield , Mass. Thru friends older brother’s record collections and the Hiphop scene in the city. From there he moved up to Burlington Vt. and immersed himself in the diverse musical culture. In the fall of 1999, he relocated to the mountains of Jackson Hole where he was soon kidnapped by Michael Franti and Spearhead for the Stay Human Tour. After opening for Spearhead in Jackson Hole, Thunder was handpicked by Michael Franti to open the rest of the tour, where he mixed beats into their sets, during set break, and scratched with their beatboxer, Radioactive. After the Spearhead tour Mikey relocated to Boulder and continued to pursue his musical career. At that time Thunder also was an Atari playing stuntman/ DJ in the band Sonar. The band shared the stage with the Wailers at the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, the String Cheese Incident, and played HightimesMagazine’s SXSW party, and the Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam. In the fall of 2009 Mikey joined the Pretty Lights crew, opened for over 30 shows on their tours and performed cuts on the Making Up a Changing Mind EP, released in 2010. He also has played the sold out Red Rocks Amphitheater runs with PL in 2012/13/14. Since that time, he has made his presence known in every single facet of the Colorado music industry. Over the years he has shared the stage with an extremely diverse range of musicians, including (but certainly not limited to): Bassnectar, The Glitch Mob, The Disco Biscuits, Boombox, Soul Live, Lettuce, The Motet, Michal Menert, Nightmares on Wax, Mr. Scruff, DJ Krush, Bonobo, ZTrip, DJ Qbert, Pete Rock, DJ Premier, Jurassic 5, Slick Rick, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface killa, Red Man, Juicy J, and Big Boi of Outkast. Additionally, he has been prominently featured on such festivals as Shambhala, Sonic Bloom, Snowball, Global Dance Festival, and many others. Mikey Thunder’s true talent lies in his versatility. Every Thunder performance presents something familiar in an entirely unfamiliar way, as well as something unfamiliar presented in a way that is immediately recognizable as Thunder.

 



Friday August 5, 2016 9:30pm - 9:55pm
2 - Scene Stage

9:30pm

Fire Ceremony - Ixeeya Lin (at the Ceremonial Fire)
Come co-create community fire ceremony together. Join in feeding the holy fire with a woodless banquet of herbs and incense to thank and welcome the spirit of fire and the spark of our creative life force. Their will be a collective of fire Dakinis initiating the dance of fire with dancing fire torches and deep heartfull intentions on behalf of all. Awaken your voice in song and intention. Come take time to listen to the fire, move your body with the sensual flames, share your creative spirit.
Live music : Drums, Digdereedoo, singing bowls, your voice.


Friday August 5, 2016 9:30pm - 10:30pm
8 - Wisdom Village

9:55pm

Fractal Tribe Performance Art - Aerial Stage
Fractaltribe is a community of artists, musicians & organizers dedicated to creating meaningful experiences & immersive atmospheres; celebrations which foster creative expression in a healthy and supportive environment through the vessel of psychedelic music and culture.


Friday August 5, 2016 9:55pm - 10:10pm
2 - Scene Stage

10:00pm

Casual Commander
Casual Commander is a melodic Bass music project created by Guitarist Kevin Donohue of SunSquabi. The music of Casual Commander blends contagious bass music with the quixotic effect
that years of guitar playing provide to a musician.
As a diverse performer, Kevin Donohue has spent considerable time on the road with electronic acts that include Big Gigantic, Pretty Lights, GriZ, Murphy of STS9, Up Until Now, Two Fresh, Conspirator, Michal Menert, Boombox, The Floozies, Archnemesis, Break Science, Minnesota, Ghostland Observatory and many more.
Casual Commander is a newer project from Kevin that is beginning to take shape with momentum stemming from SunSquabi. Look for more music and live performances from this Casual Commander in 2015 and beyond.


Friday August 5, 2016 10:00pm - 11:00pm
3 - TheUntz.com Presents Area 51

10:15pm

Jurassic 5
Though there’s actually six of them, Jurassic 5 got everything else right on their self-titled debut EP. Part of the new rap underground of the late ’90s (along with Company Flow, Mos Def, Dr. Octagon, and Sir Menelik), the sextet — rappers Marc 7even, Chali 2na, Zaakir, and Akil, plus producers Cut Chemist and DJ Nu-Mark — came together in 1993 at the Los Angeles café/venue named the Good Life.

The six members were part of two different crews, Rebels of Rhythm and Unity Committee; after collaborating on a track, they combined into Jurassic 5 and debuted in 1995 with the “Unified Rebellion” single for TVT Records.
This collective will bring a diverse array of hip-hop genius to the ARISE Music Festival lineup.

At the tail end of 1997, their EP appeared and was hailed by critics as one of the freshest debuts of the year (if not the decade). By 2006, Cut Chemist had left the group to pursue his production and DJ ambitions; the remaining quintet enlisted producers including Salaam Remi, Scott Storch, and Exile (as well as in-house talent DJ Nu-Mark) to record Jurassic 5‘s third full LP, Feedback, released in July 2006. Less than a year later, however, the group called it quits, citing “musical differences.” They reunited in spring 2013, playing Coachella and later announcing a full summer tour.

“But when gangsta rap was at its peak, stereotypical tropes becoming uncomfortably commonplace in west-coast lyricism, one act dared to stand out with a refreshingly different attitude. The group – Chali 2na, Cut Chemist, Akil, Mark 7even, Zaakir and DJ Nu-Mark (yes, there’s six of them) – developed one of the scene’s most varied and enjoyable live shows following their 1993 founding, earning a fine reputation from both on-stage and in-the-studio activity.”


Friday August 5, 2016 10:15pm - Saturday August 6, 2016 12:00am
1 - Eagle Stage

11:00pm

Sugar Kayne

Sugar brings you her sweet and sensuous sounds, propelling you to the next level with her provocative mystical vocals and tribal dance movements. Sugar Kayne’s music wraps itself around you, sending you on a time traveling journey into raw, rapturous regions.  Sugars two albums; Sweet (1999) and Vertical Enhancement (2001) continue to enchant and mesmerize audiences around the world. Sugar currently travels around the country performing new songs which will be on her next album.

The Great Smokey Mountains of North Carolina claim her as a native child of Cherokee descent.  She stalks the stage like a hunter after its prey, touching audiences in ways not often explored. Her unvarnished, throaty vocals deliver a sound that comes from living on the edge, combining primal rhythms with technology; blending drumming and synthesizer to create raw elements with unhurried bass lines.  Sugar Kayne embodies the exotic bohemian, subverting the main stream while she emerges as a cutting edge innovator in music.



Friday August 5, 2016 11:00pm - Saturday August 6, 2016 12:00am
3 - TheUntz.com Presents Area 51

11:00pm

Musketeer Gripweed
The Fort Collins-based, blues-fusion band Musketeer Gripweed simply explodes onstage with the energy and fervor of a revival preacher out to save a filthy sinner’s soul. This group of highly accomplished musicians, however, isn’t about pushing religion – unless your religion is drinking, dancing and some damn good music – they’re about creating “American revival, stomp, shake and holla” music. With a passion influenced by modern and classic rock ‘n’ soul heroes, Musketeer Gripweed creates an extraordinarily powerful live energy, and the band’s “gasoline intense vibe” manifests in spontaneous, uncontrollable dancing and a compulsion to stand up, run to the stage and testify.


Friday August 5, 2016 11:00pm - Saturday August 6, 2016 12:30am
4 - StarWater Stage

12:00am

Mikey Thunder

Mikey Thunder likes to party. But more than that, Mikey Thunder just so happens to be the party. Thunder spins a genre-blending, bass-driven partyrock, fusing banging electronic beats with funk, hip-hop, soul, jazz, blues, swing, reggae and anything else the party may call for on the fly. With 19 years in the game, he has mastered the art of improvisation with an uncanny ability to work with and rework the vibe of the party with precision. If you’re a true connoisseur of the Colorado music scene, you’ve seen Mikey share the stage with any number of your favorite artists- no matter the genre. It all began for Mikey at the age of 15 when he discovered DJing in Springfield , Mass. Thru friends older brother’s record collections and the Hiphop scene in the city. From there he moved up to Burlington Vt. and immersed himself in the diverse musical culture. In the fall of 1999, he relocated to the mountains of Jackson Hole where he was soon kidnapped by Michael Franti and Spearhead for the Stay Human Tour. After opening for Spearhead in Jackson Hole, Thunder was handpicked by Michael Franti to open the rest of the tour, where he mixed beats into their sets, during set break, and scratched with their beatboxer, Radioactive. After the Spearhead tour Mikey relocated to Boulder and continued to pursue his musical career. At that time Thunder also was an Atari playing stuntman/ DJ in the band Sonar. The band shared the stage with the Wailers at the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, the String Cheese Incident, and played HightimesMagazine’s SXSW party, and the Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam. In the fall of 2009 Mikey joined the Pretty Lights crew, opened for over 30 shows on their tours and performed cuts on the Making Up a Changing Mind EP, released in 2010. He also has played the sold out Red Rocks Amphitheater runs with PL in 2012/13/14. Since that time, he has made his presence known in every single facet of the Colorado music industry. Over the years he has shared the stage with an extremely diverse range of musicians, including (but certainly not limited to): Bassnectar, The Glitch Mob, The Disco Biscuits, Boombox, Soul Live, Lettuce, The Motet, Michal Menert, Nightmares on Wax, Mr. Scruff, DJ Krush, Bonobo, ZTrip, DJ Qbert, Pete Rock, DJ Premier, Jurassic 5, Slick Rick, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface killa, Red Man, Juicy J, and Big Boi of Outkast. Additionally, he has been prominently featured on such festivals as Shambhala, Sonic Bloom, Snowball, Global Dance Festival, and many others. Mikey Thunder’s true talent lies in his versatility. Every Thunder performance presents something familiar in an entirely unfamiliar way, as well as something unfamiliar presented in a way that is immediately recognizable as Thunder.

 



Saturday August 6, 2016 12:00am - 12:25am
2 - Scene Stage

12:00am

Govinda
Govinda
Govinda is the alter-ego of Shane Madden. He began studying violin and composition at the age of eight and went on to study classical violin at the University of Texas where he fell in love with electronic music production and delved into producing & composing music.

Govinda was in pursuit of his gypsy roots when he opened his ears to music from around the world.
From experiences learning violin with mysterious masters on his journeys across the globe and his passion for modern design and technology, his current sound was born.

Shane has played with Thievery Corporation, Tipper, Bassnectar, Shpongle, Cheb I Sabbah, STS9 and many more and been featured on over 25 compilations such as Buddha Bar II, Asian Travels II, and Nirvana Lounge selling a combined 400,000 copies. He has toured extensively across the country from private weddings to large scale music festivals. Regardless of how many people are at his set, it always gives off an intimate vibe.

Madden has played at numerous festivals throughout North America including Coachella, Lightning in a Bottle, Sea of Dreams, SXSW and more. Govinda‘s music has been on TV including stations like WB, MTV, and Bravo as well as many independent films. Arise Music Festival 2016 is honored to include him in the lineup. His essence fits in perfectly with the vibe at ARISE Music Festival. Madden is truly an enlightened musician determined to use his music to create a transformational experience for his fans.


Saturday August 6, 2016 12:00am - 1:15am
3 - TheUntz.com Presents Area 51

12:30am

Lunar Fire Ritual Performance Art - Aerial Stage
Let go of all familiarity and climb into a world of fantasy, alchemy, dreams and magic with mythmakers Lunar Fire. Formed in 2002 on Lake Atitlan, Guatemala when legendary band Kan’Nal’s dance troupe expanded theatrical storylines to feature talented aerialists, fire spinners and dancers. Inspired by personal voyages Lunar Fire pays homage through dance and music to our ancestors and future generations of urban and ethnic cultures universally to inspire a new paradigm. Dreaming the Future!
“Musical impresarios and masters of illusion.” Denver Westword


Saturday August 6, 2016 12:30am - 1:00am
4 - StarWater Stage

12:30am

Wildlight
Wildlight is the space between the notes, the earth’s undulating pulse, the modern echoes of ancient rhythms. It is a sound that will spark your body into motion and swing your soul into flight. An unlikely pairing of a folk songwriter and an electronic music composer has yielded a new sound; music that gracefully traverses human emotions, but can also jumpstart a party into a syncopated bounce.

While vocalist Ayla Nereo delicately crafts songs that climb and tumble through a landscape of crescendos and harmonies, seasoned composer David Sugalski (aka The Polish Ambassador) keeps the beats and bass rooted deep in the subatomic layers of the earth.


Saturday August 6, 2016 12:30am - 2:00am
1 - Eagle Stage

1:00am

Analog Son
After 17 years of musical camaraderie, Jordan Linit and Josh Fairman have created Analog Son. Based around a studio project involving The Shady Horns (Lettuce, Soulive), Joe Tatton (The New Mastersounds), Ivan Neville (Dumpstaphunk) and Joey Porter (The Motet/Juno What?!) as well as some of Denver’s finest local talent (members of Motet, Fox Street All Stars, Kinetix, Rebel Tounge, Devon Parker, Convergence) Analog Son released “Stomp and Shout” Last March to a sold out Bluebird Theater. This funky brainchild was born at Scanhope Sound in fall 2013. While Josh and Jordan had conceptualized this project for years, much of the composition was impromptu as each guest musician brought their own unique brand of artistry to the table stirring up a sizzling musical melting pot. The Album showcases the unmistakable articulation and harmony of Ryan Zoidis and Eric Bloom (The Shady Horns) as their melodies naturally integrate with Josh and Jordan’s rhythmic chemistry and vision to create a fresh funk-fusion project.The end result takes advantage of modern production and technology while using the finest vintage equipment and tape machines to fuse together both classic engineering and modern musicianship. This studio finesse translates effortlessly into the live setting. In their short existence, Analog Son has supported The Funky Meters, Snarky Puppy, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, The New Mastersounds, Maceo, Victor Wooten and Orgone at some of Colorado’s premiere venues. Live audio engineer, Joe Michaels (The Rolling Stones; Larry Graham; Blood, Sweat and Tears), immediately remarks on the authentic funk revival Linit and Fairman have managed to pull off. He states that “mixing these guys is like pure funk heaven….reminds me of my Larry Graham days!” Don’t miss your chance to catch “some funky, trippy jazz-funk from an awesome set of players.” – Joe Tatton


Saturday August 6, 2016 1:00am - 2:30am
4 - StarWater Stage

1:15am

CloZee
Hailing from Toulouse, CloZee is Chloé, a young music producer who seamlessly combines technical precision with a wild imagination. An accomplished instrumentalist, she began playing the classical guitar at 11. Influenced by edIT, Bonobo, The Widdler and Amon Tobin, she started producing electronic music at the age of 16.
In 2014, she won the ‘Best International Newcomer of 2013’ at the UK Glitch-Hop Award.
Her tracks defy genres, oscillating between World Bass, Glitch-Hop, Trip-Hop, and Future Bass. She created her own place in the glitch community, thanks to a unique, highly surprising style mixing powerful basslines, funky off beat percussion, world instruments and emotional cinematic sounds. Her recent track ‘Koto’ (Otodayo Records) is about to reach 900k plays on Soundcloud in 6 months, and already more than 2 million views on YouTube.


Saturday August 6, 2016 1:15am - 2:30am
3 - TheUntz.com Presents Area 51

2:15am

Twilight Serenade - Akacia Rose (at the Ceremonial Fire)
Come commune around the fire where the creation of culture began. Be transported and transformed by the ethereal sound offerings of Akacia Rose. Bring yourself, find your tribe and offer it all up to the sacred fire.


Saturday August 6, 2016 2:15am - 3:15am
8 - Wisdom Village
 
Saturday, August 6
 

6:00am

Fire at Sunrise - Beau Grega (at the Ceremonial Fire)
Come sit around the fire and enjoy the sunrise!

Saturday August 6, 2016 6:00am - 7:00am
8 - Wisdom Village

7:00am

Kataphasis
Saturday August 6, 2016 7:00am - 7:45am
4 - StarWater Stage

7:00am

Meditation For Type - A Brains Who Can't Stop Thinking - Justin Michael Williams (music by DJ Taz Rashid)

MEDITATION: For Type-A Brains that Can’t Stop Thinking
We close our eyes, and we can clearly see a life we haven’t lived yet – the people we know we were born to be. We can see the art we’ve always wanted to create, the fulfilling relationships that haven’t transpired, and the dreams we have yet to manifest. But somehow, we get “too busy” to actually make it all happen. If you are ready to learn how to use meditation to break through fear and step fully into your power, this class is perfect for you. Meditation is much more than just a way to relieve stress. When approached properly, it sends you on an express elevator to your life’s purpose. This speakeasy will teach you about Active Meditation and give you tangible takeaways that you can use right away to next-level your life, unlock your creativity, and ignite your passion.

Justin Michael Williams has one main mission: to inspire and entertain. He is a vibrant motivational speaker, singer, and successful entrepreneur who travels the globe helping people of all ages and backgrounds reach their full potential. He has been in the Wall Street Journal, Yoga Journal Magazine, and has been featured at events alongside Deepak Chopra, Gabby Bernstein, Shiva Rea, DJ Drez and more. 



Saturday August 6, 2016 7:00am - 8:00am
5 - Gaia Yoga Sanctuary

8:00am

Mbanza

Mbanza is the moniker of Boulder Colorado producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Eric SugarSnap Pea. Back in 2011, Eric had full connection with a West
African instrument called Kamale N’Goni, and began learning traditional rhythms and studying with teacher Craig Meyers.
Mbanza performs a Live DJ set with modern & acoustic West African instruments, infused with hiphop/electronic/dub/dance beats produced in Ableton.




Saturday August 6, 2016 8:00am - 8:45am
4 - StarWater Stage

8:00am

Movement - Ecstatic Dance - with Treaphort
Start your morning off with an all ages free-form dance party with local Colorado artist Treaphort!

Saturday August 6, 2016 8:00am - 9:30am
9 - Children's Village

8:00am

Peace Qigong - Kathleen McGoey
Peace is within us, each and every moment. Let's gather as a community for an embodied experience that restores vitality, clarity, and peace through movement, visualization, and breath. Qigong is a simple practice of moving energy intentionally through your body and beyond, and requires no previous experience. In peace qigong, you will sense your heartbeat connected to the heartbeat of mother earth, resonating with the heartbeat of all living beings. As you are guided through this form, you will experience harmonization of energies within and around you. This gentle method will help you feel centered and clear, and support our Arise experience by enhancing and uniting our shared intention, vision, and compassion.


Saturday August 6, 2016 8:00am - 9:30am
9.1 - Healing Village

8:30am

Rock Your Voice, Rock Your Flow - Sadie Nardini (music by DJ Taz Rashid & Special Guests)
An empowering, breath and sound-based full body yoga flow! Fun and energizing, you’ll move, sweat, learn Sadie’s signature Seed Mantra Meditation and Solar Plexus Activator poses to bust fear, speak your truth –all to live music and creative & joyful sequences.


Saturday August 6, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
5 - Gaia Yoga Sanctuary

9:00am

Bethany & Rufus

Bethany Yarrow and Rufus Cappadocia are a cello & voice duo from Brooklyn, New York who move together through a sonic universe of transcendent invocations rooted in the spiritual musics of the Americas. Deeply influenced by ceremonial music from around the world their performances are like watching two spirits weave a river of song, prayer, and dance — of improvised melodies, ancestral incantations and ecstatic groove. Bethany & Rufus are also deeply committed to social justice and earth activism, performing often in the streets at demonstrations, rallies, and concerts for change all over the world.

Rufus, a world renowned cellist, is highly acclaimed for his cross cultural collaborations, taking the cello into previously unexplored realms. He has collaborated with a wide spectrum of world music artists. Through his work with West African, Haitian Vodou and Arabic Music his unique musical style traces the lineage of American music back to its root sources. Rufus is also well known for his improvisation based solo cello repertoire and critically acclaimed CD “Songs for Cello” (Daqui Records).

Rufus met Bethany in 1999 at a gig at the legendary Knitting Factory in downtown Manhattan and they quickly formed a deep musical partnership. As the daughter of folk legend Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul & Mary) Bethany absorbed a huge amount of traditional American folk music, blues and spirituals in her early childhood which permanently rooted her in the voices of her ancestors. Throughout her life she has continued to learn and study traditional songs and prayer music from all over the world. Bethany’s tour-de-force stage presence, mesmerizing voice and deep knowledge of the material help her, like a musical medium, to transmit the truth, beauty and prophetic messages of these songs.

For this performance Bethany & Rufus are honored to be joined by Moroccan percussionist and oud player Brahim Fribgane, a master musician who has performed with many great artists at festivals throughout the world including: Dr. L. Subramaniam, Leni Stern, Vishal Vaid, Club d’Elf, Sami Yusuf, Hassan Hakmoun, Will Calhoun, Adam Rudolph, Zakir Hussein, Giovanni Hidalgo, Malika Zarra, Hamid Drake, Selva Ganesh, Steve Gorn, Larry Coryell, Reggie Workman, Hubert Laws, Corey Segal, Adam Deitch, Pete Seeger, Amit Chattergee, Medeski Martin & Wood, to name a few. Brahim has recorded with Harry Belafonte, Paula Cole, Club d’Elf, Jamsheid Sharifi, Leni Stern, DJ Logic, Malika Zarra, Morphine, among other talented artists.




Saturday August 6, 2016 9:00am - 9:45am
4 - StarWater Stage

9:00am

DEEPSØNØS Meditation - HÄANA
EXPERIENCE THE DEPTHS OF YOUR MEDITATION POTENTIAL.

Integrating synths, electric violin, vocals, and sonic bass, DEEPSØNØS is a beautiful full-spectrum sound meditation experience. Beginning with verbal guidance, cinematic sonic bass producer/violinist/vocalist HÄANA takes participants deep into a hyper-tuned awareness of their senses, then transitions to her palette of sounds and paints an original, intuitive and intricate sound journey, for a profound subconscious sojourn. Each DEEPSØNØS journey is created in the moment specifically for the participants, geographical location, and astrological configuration.

HÄANA is deep in the yoga/music/meditation scene, and performs her original orchestral and intuitive scores at numerous yoga festivals and studios around the world, including US and Canadian Wanderlust Festivals, collaborating with lauded teachers Elena Brower, Seane Corn, Shiva Rea, Eoin Finn, Aarona Ganesan, and many others.

She has presented DEEPSØNØS Meditation Workshops all over the States and Internationally, including: Wanderlust (Vermont, Colorado, California, Quebec, British Columbia), Envision (Costa Rica), Bass Coast (British Columbia), Shambhala (British Columbia), Summit (Love Yoga Fest (Cape Cod).

In addition to the live workshop experience, HÄANA produces 10-min sonic meditation soundscapes called Episodes, to enhance your meditation experience at home or on the go. These Episodes reflect the seasons and are composed at 432hz, which is likened to the frequencies of the sounds in nature. Experience the depths of your meditation potential with DEEPSØNØS by HÄANA.

Saturday August 6, 2016 9:00am - 9:45am
6 - Big Sunrise Dome

9:00am

Movement - Chi-HeeHeeHee Play - Lady Love
A session of play for the whole family - with Qi flowing movement and laughter yoga exercises to enliven the body, energy, and awareness of joyful living. Enjoy laughing, breathing, and dancing to celebrate life!

Saturday August 6, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
9 - Children's Village

9:00am

Qigong for Organ Strengthening and Cleansing - Sher Eng
Qi Gong is an ancient Chinese system of postures, exercises, breathing techniques, and meditations to improve one’s qi/chi (life force energy). It is an excellent way to take charge of your health. This Qigong class has a focus on organ strengthening and cleansing. This gentle yet powerful practice flushes out toxins and strengthens every organ and cell in the body by opening blockages in the energy field of specific organs. I will guide the participants step-by-step through a therapeutic blend of focused movement, deep breathing and creative visualization techniques to: Circulate Qi (life force energy) to rejuvenate the entire body; Revitalize key organs (lung, heart, liver, stomach, intestines, kidneys and gall bladder) responsible for moving toxins; Soothe one’s nervous system so it releases feel-good chemicals instead of stress hormones; Restore mental clarity by harmonizing the right and left brain; and Eliminate anxiety and center yourself through an energy balancing movement.

Sher’s passion for the various modes of cultivating Qi (chi), life force energy, began as a young child when her mother, of Chinese descent, taught Sher Tui Na massage as practiced by Shaolin monks. Sher, influenced by her Traditional Chinese Medicine background, continued her journey of cultivating Qi through the Arts of Qigong, Tai Chi, Yoga, Paranayama and meditation. A Reiki Master for twelve years, Sher channels healing Universal Life Force Energy with her patients. Sher is happy and grateful to share her workshop: Qi Gong for Organ Strengthening and Cleansing, a natural and conscious way of honoring our body temples.


Saturday August 6, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
7 - Workshop Tent

9:30am

Laughter Yoga - Jen Lennon
Come feel good now and let loose with laughter! We'll explore exercises designed to inspire your
playful, childlike self to emerge! Expect to have a great time laughing, smiling, and, yes, acting a
little "silly" while you move your body, raise your energy, and feel your stress melt away.


Saturday August 6, 2016 9:30am - 11:00am
9.1 - Healing Village

9:45am

Wild’N Free: Saving America's Last Wild Bison - Justine Sanchez (at the Ceremonial Fire)
Sixty million wild buffalo once roamed North America and nourished the land. Today, less than 4,000 free roaming, migratory bison struggle to survive. Buffalo Field Campaign (BFC) is a non-profit, direct action organization that works to defend America’s last wild bison and their ability to migrate freely within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
As a keystone species, wild bison deserve the same access that all other wildlife is given to our public lands that surround Yellowstone National Park. Buffalo are the only wildlife animals that are not allowed to migrate freely out of the park and onto public lands and BFC is working tirelessly to advocate for this majestic yet threatened species. The restoration of wild bison is not only achievable but paramount to ensuring a future for our children that includes healthy grasslands, soils, water, and abundance.
“Yellowstone territory, habitat of the last wild Buffalo Nation, is sacred ground…The Buffalo Nation has confirmed this fact by where they have ended up, continuing to survive in their natural migration, struggling to live in a peaceful manner.” ~ Chief Arvol Looking Horse, 19th Generation Keeper of the White Buffalo Calf Pipe of the Great Sioux Nation


Saturday August 6, 2016 9:45am - 10:15am
8 - Wisdom Village

10:00am

Music - Jeff & Paige
Original, acoustic songs, skits, and interactive play to engage kids with nature, music, and movement. Expect quick costume changes, engaging, educational, science-focused kids' music and tons of audience participation!

Saturday August 6, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
9 - Children's Village

10:00am

Chimney Choir
Chimney Choir combines folk harmonies, ambient electronics, and swirling textures of rhythm and melody into a style of music that is not easy to define. Chimney Choir began in 2011 with a guitar, mandolin, and suitcase drum and have since toured the country extensively, released 5 recordings, and developed layers of electronics, live looping, and percussion. Chimney Choir still remain fascinated with folk music and traditions while they constantly evolve and experiment – their performances often take on a theatrical quality that has incorporated puppetry, ritual, dance, storytelling, and interactive video.



Later that year they collaborated with local actors and filmmakers to produce ‘The Fifth Wall’ at Lannie’s Clock Tower Cabaret. The show was part concert, part sci-fi thriller in which the band unveiled a revolutionary device that could communicate with other dimensions, and subsequently destroyed it in order to save the universe from harm. Arise Music Festival 2016 welcomes this energy into the festival, and encourages people to participate in being part of positive change.


Saturday August 6, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
4 - StarWater Stage

10:00am

10:00am

10:00am

Atha Vinyasas - Rob Loud (music by Samuel J)
Traditionally the word ATHA conveys a blessing at the beginning of a worthy undertaking, it also means “now, this moment” and speaks to the importance of moment-to-moment awareness in yoga as a fundamental teaching. Atha reminds us that all yogic wisdom emerges from and leads us back to the ever present moment. It was strategically placed as the very first word in the Yoga Sutras by Patanjali for this reason (atha yogaanushasanam 1.1). The word VINYASA literally means “to place in a special way”. Vinyasa implies that there is intention behind every breath, movement and pause we are engaged in. In this class we will move and breathe with purpose through a skillfully created, well rounded sequence steeped in mindfulness. Through observation and a practice imbued with sensuality and feeling, our inner light of awareness begins to reveal itself and we come to know Life not as separate from us and as our ultimate teacher!


Saturday August 6, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
5 - Gaia Yoga Sanctuary

10:00am

Open Door - Tea Temple with Channa Bean & Lilly Sidhe (Community Gathering Space)
Teastresses Channa Bean and Lillian Sidhe welcome you to the Tea Temple this year at ARISE Festival. Stop by and sip from a selection of herbal tisanes and fine teas from around the world. The tea temple is a great place to retreat from the busy-ness of the festival, meet a new friend, dive into a deep conversation or get your cards read. Come join us for a sip or two.


Saturday August 6, 2016 10:00am - 1:00pm
8 - Wisdom Village

10:00am

Unitive Justice Cohearts - Unitive Justice Lodge
We are committed to social change and regenerative culture and in that spirit we have created a dedicated Unitive Justice Circle Lodge where you are welcome to schedule time here with a trained UJ facilitator. Unitive Justice was founded by Sylvia Clute and inspired by Restorative Justice best practices. UJ is a non-hierarchical, non-judgmental, non-punitive form of conflict resolution which can serve to accelerate cocreative endeavors as well! Come by the UJ Lodge and find out how this simple but profound process works, and put it to practice if you have a desire to uplevel your communication skills, or bring understanding between you and your cohearts.

Saturday August 6, 2016 10:00am - 1:00pm
8 - Wisdom Village

10:15am

Finding the Ultimate Love through Food - The Blissful Sisters
Join The Blissful Sisters as they speak about the link between Spirituality and Food including how to’s and simple tips to enhance your everyday cooking and help shape your relationship to food.

“The Blissful Sisters”, triplet sisters Jessica, Jill, and Jennifer Emich are the creative force behind Boulder, Colorado’s acclaimed Shine Restaurant and Gathering Place. The sisters believe that the relationship you have to food is similar to the relationship you have to yourself and is reflected in how you connect to the world. Having made food their lives’ passion, they share their food philosophy, healthy living tips, family-friendly recipes, and stories about sisterhood in their debut cookbook, EAT DRINK SHINE: Inspiration from Our Kitchen, Gluten-Free and Paleo-Friendly Recipes.


Saturday August 6, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
7 - Workshop Tent

10:30am

Movement - Jedi Flight Club - Brion Trivers
Training in the yoganastic arts we will harness our inner force through meditative breathing (ujai/Vader) & visualization while doing acro-gymnastic skill building games that get us tumbling thru the air.

Saturday August 6, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
9 - Children's Village

10:30am

Deep Peace Healing Meditation - RadianceMatrix
The Tibetan Healing bowls create a very pure sonic resonance that induces a deep inner stillness, mental calm and peaceful Feeling. They are a simple but powerful path to inner peace, which is something difficult to find in our busy technological world. This is an invitation to come breathe, relax and meditate. The sound of the bowls is accompanied by flutes, gentle singing and chanting of healing Sanskrit mantras. During the session participants may sit or lie down. You can bring a mat, blanket or pillow for extra comfort. And remember, it's okay to be in silence, it's okay to receive, it's perfectly natural to rest, to reconnect with yourself and to begin again. Hands-on healing work may be offered complimentary.There is a voluntary sharing time afterwards. The session is led by Paul Temple who has been a musician and meditator for many years. YouTube link: http://youtu.be/iBqWPiZdS2k


Saturday August 6, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
9.1 - Healing Village

11:00am

T-Group: The healing power of speaking our truth while embodied - Jack Blackwell
T-Group is a small group practice that enhances our abilities to speak our truths while in connection. We will explore skill development and body sensations while expressing our truth while in group connection.


Saturday August 6, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
9.1 - Healing Village

11:11am

Maté Ceremony: Live Music, Prayer and Yerba Maté - Nathan Crane (Community Gathering Space)
Take an uplifting journey into a multicultural ceremonial experience with music, prayer, discussion, and positive intention for deepening our relationship to the beautiful living planet that supports all living beings. Nathan Crane, award winning author, inspirational speaker, and the Visionary behind UNIFY FEST will be joined by his brother Derek Crane to hold sacred space inviting you to open the doors of your mind and heart towards living in more harmony with Mother Earth and her vital life-force energy.

Nathan Crane is an award winning author, inspirational speaker, filmmaker, and festival producer dedicated to the sustainability and unification of humanity. Nathan is the Founder of The Panacea Community, President of Panacea Publishing, Inc., Director of Panacea Life School, Chairman of the Board of Panacea Hope 501c3 non-Profit, author and publisher of “27 Flavors of Fulfillment; How to Live Your Life to the Fullest!” and Executive Director of UNIFY FEST – Santa Fe, NM. From addiction, dependency, jail, and homelessness, to a profound spiritual awakening becoming a highly sought after international educator, Nathan found his life’s purpose in helping people experience more health, joy, and fulfillment while dissolving harmful habits and mental attachments to experience personal and spiritual transformation. Nathan is currently focused on developing YouCadia, an intentional community and sustainability school in Santa Fe along with producing UNIFY FEST; a 4-day transformational festival with world renowned musicians, keynote speakers, workshop teachers, yoga instructors, and indigenous leaders focused on helping unify humanity for the common good of people, animals, plants, and the planet.


Saturday August 6, 2016 11:11am - 12:15pm
8 - Wisdom Village

11:15am

Shane Burke
Shane Burke is a gifted singer songwriter from Baltimore Md, and has been writing and performing his own material since the age of 4. Self taught, he plays many instruments including piano, drums, bass, guitar, ukulele, harmonica, and anything else he can get his hands on. Consequently, he has built up quite a catalog of original music, and has little difficulty recording himself in his home studio.His last two albums, Headlight Skyline and Under The Sun, has been very well received by his fans. His latest offering being a 7 song LP titled, True Story; his third official release since parting ways with international touring band Brickfoot . Shane has not only enjoyed success in the studio , working with such greats as Nils Lofgren, of Bruce Springteens E Street Band, but had the opportunity to meet Ringo Starr, drummer of The Beatles. Upon hearing Shane’s music is in his own words “a fan”. Shane currently has songs placed on the new hit tv show Graceland, with the songs Back to the Beginning and Hell of a Trade being the intro on the episode TinkerBell. He can also be heard on the hit series Velvet . Shane has charted number 29 in Spain and recently received a global music award for best vocals, and continues to play out , and is planning a tour across the US, and will be releasing a new album this summer 2016.


Saturday August 6, 2016 11:15am - 12:00pm
1 - Eagle Stage

11:15am

Visionary Arts Panel: Creativity and Inspiration - Martina Hoffman, Pascal Ferry, Morgan Mandala, Randall Roberts, and the Apex Collective

Creativity and Inspiration - Martina Hoffman, Pascal Ferry, Morgan Mandala, Randall Roberts, Dela and Apex Collective" and then in the description write "Creativity and Inspiration: Where it emerges from and where we'd like to see it go". Open panel discussion and Q & A.



Saturday August 6, 2016 11:15am - 12:15pm
6 - Big Sunrise Dome

11:30am

Workshop - Collaborative Painting Jam - Franki Zinke
Playing with colors to create visual art inspired by Earth Energies, our Dream Visions and Spirit Animals.

Saturday August 6, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
9 - Children's Village

11:30am

T Sisters
The T Sisters are a vocally driven contemporary folk band hailing from Oakland, California. The three sisters’ inventive songwriting is supported by their own acoustic instrumentation as well as by upright bassist Steve Height and mandolinist/guitar player Andrew Allen Fahlander.

When the T Sisters are performing their lively set of originals and covers—occasionally in arresting a cappella–they captivate audiences with close harmonies, creative arrangements, and sassy performance style.

When the T Sisters are performing their lively set of originals and covers—occasionally in arresting a cappella–they captivate audiences with close harmonies, creative arrangements, and sassy performance style.

Touching on elements of folk, Americana, gospel, R&B, bluegrass and soul, The T Sisters weave evocative stories with a sound that is at once modern and timeless. Arise Music Festival 2016 welcomes everyone to come dance underneath the Colorado sky and experience the beautiful melodies of The T Sisters.


Saturday August 6, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
4 - StarWater Stage

11:30am

Conscious Lyrics, Conscious Lives - BethyLoveLight
Conscious Lyrics, Conscious Lives
This is a workshop for awakening our remembrance that language is the most powerful and empowering tool we possess for carving out and creating the world we live in. Every word we speak is a vibrational building block of creation. As we begin to become ever more conscious with our language, we sharpen our awareness, which invites the expansion of the infinite portholes of possibilities. This is where magic is born and dreams begin to be ‘lyri-called’ (called lyrically) into reality. For as we consciously combine our words with rhythms and beats, we begin to create the lyrics of our lives, which blossom into the sacred living songs that we are.

BethyLoveLight is a Conscious Hip Hop Musician who invented and continues to create ‘Muzoetry’: Conscious Musical Poetry. Muzoetry a poetic synergy of enlightening rap, enlivening songs and invoking chants, all synced with a delicious variety of bodacious beats. BethyLoveLight lives in Unity Consciousness and has devoted her life to being a peaceful warrior for love, truth, beauty, goodness, sustainability and freedom for all. Through the harmonics of conscious lyrics, music and dance, she feels that we can COSMICALLY CONNECT with each other and LINK our awareness for the purpose of creating PEACE within, PEACE together and PEACE on planet Earth. Both of her albums, ‘Muzoetry: Conscious Musical Poetry’ and ‘When in Om’ are cutting-edge hip hop. The words will electrify your inner-song and the melodies will have you singing along! She has performed at Arise Music Festival, Envision Festival, Medicines from the Edge Conference, Tribal Visions Festival, Raw Living Expo, Sisterwinds Festival, Inspiral Café in London, The International New Age Trade Show, The American Herbalist Guild, The Matriarch Gathering, Art Spirit Now, The Mercury Cafe, The Tonic Herban Lounge, Ling Elixirs, Shine Restaurant & Gathering Place, Naropa University, The Psychedelic Symposium at Naropa University and CU at Boulder and Brigitte Mars’ Sacred Salons. When BethyLoveLight plays live, she synchronizes her voice with her original musical compositions. You can find BethyLoveLight at WWW.BETHYLOVELIGHT.COM and on YOUTUBE, REVERBNATION, JANGO RADIO, SOUNDCLOUD and BANDCAMP.
******************MAY THY MUSIC BE THY MEDICINE**********************


Saturday August 6, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
7 - Workshop Tent

11:30am

Rocky Mountain Way: Yoga for the People! - Gina Caputo (music by WE DREAM DAWN)
This supremely fun yoga class captures the essence of Colorado living by embracing a reverence for nature, an adventurous spirit and a love for exploring our embodied potential! This class is good for yogis of all levels and anybody with a sense of humor and a love for music!


Saturday August 6, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
5 - Gaia Yoga Sanctuary

12:00pm

Bluegrass & Bloodies w/ The Sweet Lillies
Skyrocketing to the top of the jamgrass scene, The Sweet Lillies’ high-energy, melodic tunes have quickly captured the hearts and music souls of fans in Colorado and beyond. The band, formed a mere one year ago, credits its appeal to the original and compelling songwriting of all four members. The magnetic combination of Melly Frances (vocals), Julie Gussaroff (upright bass), Becca Bisque (viola), and Danjo Lynn (banjo) give this band a soulful, rare, alluring sound that blends Americana and bluegrass, creating a style all its own.

Formed in the spring of 2014 and based out of Colorado’s Front Range, the band credits its appeal to the original and compelling songwriting that flows from each member.

The magnetic combination of the upright bass, guitar, banjo, and viola–together with powerful three-part female harmony–gives each song an alluring sound that blends Americana and Bluegrass and creates a style distinctive to the band. The band is continually expanding their audience and reach, building support through an unwavering commitment to life on the road, a contagious love of music, and a get-up-and-dance attitude that leaves listeners wanting more. This is just the attitude that Arise Music Festival wants its everyone to participate in.

They have already shared the stage with the likes of Peter Rowan, Vince Herman, Kyle Hollingsworth, Andy Hall, Bill McKay, Jake Wolf, Dave Abear, Leftover Salmon, Yarn, and Drunken Hearts.


Saturday August 6, 2016 12:00pm - 12:25pm
2 - Scene Stage

12:30pm

Mlima

Emerging from Denver, Colorado, Mlima is premier jazz-funk ensemble that has established itself in the forefront of the ever-emerging funk-dance scene in the Rocky Mountains. Originally a four-piece, the group has expanded to a septet comprised of vocalist Jessica Jones, guitarist Jeph Kennedy, saxophonist/vocalist Zach Simms, percussionist Jack Breitenbach, bassist Ryan Thrush, drummer Lance Croucher and keyboardist Chaz Levinson.
Since their arrival in 2012, Mlima has built an ardent local fan-base through a relentless live schedule, including headlining Denver’s Bluebird Theatre, and opening for such renowned acts as Praang, Shpongle, and The Disco Biscuits at Colorado’s very own Red Rocks Park & Amphitheater. While the early years of the band saw an ever-changing cast of band members, they have established a permanent core of musicians who pride themselves on creating their own unique style and sound incorporating roots in jazz, funk, rock, soul, afro-beat and contemporary pop culture.




Saturday August 6, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
1 - Eagle Stage

12:30pm

12:30pm

Workshop/Music - Didge101 - The Didgeridude (Adahmantra)
Learn the basics of all things didgerido from the didgeridude himself!

Saturday August 6, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
9 - Children's Village

12:30pm

Empowerment through Symbolic Lessons of Natures Pattern - Kelly O’Donnell

Description: Discover how symbols are visualization tools and blue prints for mental and spiritual organization that connects to nature and Solar Energy through science. See how the symbols of yin yang, tree, cross, ankh, Star of David, Surya Yantra Mandala, Koch fractal, relate to moon/ constellation/ Sun/ Earth movement patterns, and light/ color/ fractals. Like pieces of a puzzle, symbols fit together and ultimately relate to the natural cycle and this knowledge can empower us in our life, mental, and growth cycles. 

Bio: Kelly O’Donnell is a Solar Engineer/ Speaker/ Writer/ Artist/ Poet/ Maker. She has lived in and helped build several off grid and grid tie solar houses. She combined her Solar knowledge with symbology and created artworks, art installations, mind maps, published articles, and books. She has given many presentations at Ignite, colleges, radio shows and festivals that relate integration of art with nature. When she is not busy gardening, she is studying, creating and spinning the ConsciousRevolution.com 


Saturday August 6, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
3 - TheUntz.com Presents Area 51

12:30pm

Authentic Embodiment in Motion - Jennifer Peck
Combining elements of Authentic Movement, meditation, and non-judgmental witnessing, we will co-create a fun and safe container in which to to explore a deeper and more embodied connection with yourself while relating with others, and allow oneself to be moved by deeper impulses beyond our cognitive, day-to-day mind. No previous experience necessary. Wear comfortable clothes, and be prepared to leave your mental conclusions about how your body wants to move behind.


Saturday August 6, 2016 12:30pm - 2:00pm
9.1 - Healing Village

12:45pm

Shamanic Plants of Consciousness - Brigitte Mars
Shamanic Plants of Consciousness: Learn about the history, physiological effects, and creating safe set and setting for the use of entheogenic plants that have been used for thousands of years in ceremony, ritual and healing.

Brigitte Mars is an herbalist and nutritional consultant of Natural Health with over forty years of experience. She teaches Herbal Medicine at Naropa University, and Heilseimestraskollin in Iceland. She has taught at Omega Institute, Esalen, Kripalu, Sivananda Yoga Ashram, Envision, and Arise Festivals, and The Mayo Clinic. She blogs for the Huffington Post and Care2. She is a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild. Brigitte is the author of many books and DVDs, including The Home Reference to Holistic Health and Healing, The Country Almanac of Home Remedies, The Desktop Guide to Herbal Medicine, Beauty by Nature, Addiction Free Naturally, The Sexual Herbal, Healing Herbal Teas, Rawsome! and co-author of The HempNut Cookbook. DVDS include Sacred Psychoactives, Herbal Wizardry for Kids of all Ages, Natural Remedies for Childhood Ailments and Natural Remedies for Emotional Health. Her latest project is a phone app called iPlant. Brigitte and her daughter, Sunflower Sparkle Mars run Herb Camp for Kids in Boulder, Colorado. Brigitte’s other daughter is world famous activist/ yogini-actress/ supermodel, Rainbeau Mars.


Saturday August 6, 2016 12:45pm - 1:45pm
7 - Workshop Tent

1:00pm

Taylor Scott Band

Taylor Scott is an international touring guitarist/singer/songwriter based in Denver, Colorado. He has consistently toured all over the US, Canada, and Europe with both the Taylor Scott Band and blues artist Otis Taylor. In 2015, he played alongside the likes of Warren Haynes on Otis Taylor’s critically acclaimed release, “Hey Joe Opus: Red Meat.” The Taylor Scott Band, based in Denver, is an original soul/jam & funk band released their second album, “A Closer Look, the Second Glance” in October, 2015. Here is a word on the music:
“Heavily influenced by soul, funk, blues, jazz, and rock & roll, Taylor Scott’s music is gaining a reputation for transcending the limitations of a single genre. His diversely influenced “soul/jam” group, The Taylor Scott Band, is a high-powered extension of this mélange of sounds.”




Saturday August 6, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
4 - StarWater Stage

1:00pm

Open 12 Step Recovery Meetings - Unitive Justice Lodge
We meet daily at 1pm to help each other stay clean/sober/abstain from acting out on obsessions with compulsive behaviors anywhere, no matter what. Our message is that any person can stop using/acting out, lose the desire to use/act out and find a new way to live. Any one is welcome from any 12 step fellowship and anyone who thinks they may have a problem with substances and/or compulsive behaviors. We focus on solution and staying clean/in recovery in the context of the 12 steps.

Saturday August 6, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
8 - Wisdom Village

1:00pm

The Goddess and the Lower Chakras - Willow Arlenea (Women's Red Tent)
I help emerging mystics and sensitive souls by going into the shadow, pain, and stuck places, so we can reveal what hasn’t been seen, and what has been blocking the most empowered self. I guide you deep into the mystery of your being where your radiance resides. We will gather in sisterhood and explore the presence, power, pain, and purpose held within the lower In this experiential workshop we will discover and share about the personal and archetypal energies held within our first and third chakras. Any challenges with grounding, belonging, power and purpose will be supported with sisterhood, body and energy body awareness, and the divine feminine goddesses.


Saturday August 6, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
8 - Wisdom Village

1:00pm

Energetic Yoga - Mary Clare Sweet (music by Xerephine)
Do you sometimes wonder which way you are going? In a sense you know EXACTLY what that next destination is. Although miles away, you gaze upon a point on the horizon. It may be a little blurry, but you know that it is there. The distractions of the day are like drizzle that cloud the vision. The tools and methods I offer you here are to help you redefine your map. What I will not do is tell you where you are going, because my love, You are HERE to direct yourself. You have the map, you have the compass, you are the ship. The feet are HIGHLY absorbent and imperative in taking your first ‘steps’. Like a compass, your foot has 4 cardinal directions. Those are the roots, the places to plant into the earth. The mystery of drawing energy from mama earth into your body happens in the arch of the foot. Discover the magic of your feet in standing poses, arm balances, and deep tension relief.

I intend to play! Energetic vibrations of fun run deep in my veins. I own Lotus House of Yoga, vinyasa studios in Nebraska. The classes I lead are fun, challenging and filled with love. My godfather is ashtanga and my sister is rock and roll. Gracefully tip toe along the fierce edge of your practice, expect sweat, love, and OM.




Saturday August 6, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
5 - Gaia Yoga Sanctuary

1:15pm

Bluegrass & Bloodies w/ The Sweet Lillies
Skyrocketing to the top of the jamgrass scene, The Sweet Lillies’ high-energy, melodic tunes have quickly captured the hearts and music souls of fans in Colorado and beyond. The band, formed a mere one year ago, credits its appeal to the original and compelling songwriting of all four members. The magnetic combination of Melly Frances (vocals), Julie Gussaroff (upright bass), Becca Bisque (viola), and Danjo Lynn (banjo) give this band a soulful, rare, alluring sound that blends Americana and bluegrass, creating a style all its own.

Formed in the spring of 2014 and based out of Colorado’s Front Range, the band credits its appeal to the original and compelling songwriting that flows from each member.

The magnetic combination of the upright bass, guitar, banjo, and viola–together with powerful three-part female harmony–gives each song an alluring sound that blends Americana and Bluegrass and creates a style distinctive to the band. The band is continually expanding their audience and reach, building support through an unwavering commitment to life on the road, a contagious love of music, and a get-up-and-dance attitude that leaves listeners wanting more. This is just the attitude that Arise Music Festival wants its everyone to participate in.

They have already shared the stage with the likes of Peter Rowan, Vince Herman, Kyle Hollingsworth, Andy Hall, Bill McKay, Jake Wolf, Dave Abear, Leftover Salmon, Yarn, and Drunken Hearts.


Saturday August 6, 2016 1:15pm - 1:40pm
2 - Scene Stage

1:15pm

Discovering and Expanding Self Love - Becky Hartt (Youth Temple)
Self love is activism, social justice, and our birth right. What does it mean to love yourself? Who is the self we are trying to love? How does the culture we live in influence this relationship we have to ourselves? This space is created with the intention to welcome everyone as they are to participate as much as they want to. With confidentiality, open discussions, embodiment activities, art integration, personal reflection and community this workshop will provide space to dive deep on the personal relationship to loving ourselves. We are all each other’s teachers, and I’m awe with how much we can truly learn from each other when given space to truly witness and listen. Self love isn’t linear, and it as unique to each of us.


Saturday August 6, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
8 - Wisdom Village

1:30pm

Movement - Family AcroYoga - Laura Zeigler
Explore embodied relationship through games, counterbalances, and lifted postures. Collaborative mind/body practice teaches us to be compassionate, playful, and courageous; skills that benefit family, fitness and FUN!

Saturday August 6, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
9 - Children's Village

1:30pm

Workshop/Music - Kidz Hop - Alais Clay
We create beats together through beatboxing, and freestyle over various styles of instrumentals.

Saturday August 6, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
9 - Children's Village

1:30pm

Film - How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can't Change
In How to Let Go of the World and Love All The Things Climate Can't Change, Oscar Nominated director Josh Fox (GASLAND) continues in his deeply personal style, investigating climate change – the greatest threat our world has ever known. Traveling to 12 countries on 6 continents, the film acknowledges that it may be too late to stop some of the worst consequences and asks, what is it that climate change can’t destroy? What is so deep within us that no calamity can take it away?


Trailer: HOW TO LET GO OF THE WORLD AND LOVE ALL THE THINGS CLIMATE CAN'T CHANGE from JFOX on Vimeo.


An Arise Dialogue about the film and its subject matter will immediately follow the screening of the film. This Dialogue will be moderated by Marc Ross, Executive Director for Rock the Earth, and will feature a panel including the film's director (and banjo player), Josh Fox.


Saturday August 6, 2016 1:30pm - 4:30pm
6 - Big Sunrise Dome

1:45pm

Samuel J
Samuel J‘s sound reflects a strong belief in the unifying power of music. Inspired by the people and cultures of his travels around the globe, his incredible love and respect for nature shines through in his work. An avid practitioner of yoga and surfing, Samuel J embodies the holistic lifestyle Wanderlust events promote.

Samuel J is a vocalist, composer and producer. Sam fuses together his strong acoustic abilities with his own hip hop/downbeat production, to which he adds his warm vocals and emceeing. This unique deep and conscious sound has already gained him a strong reputation from a growing fan base around the world.

Over the past few years Samuel has toured and opened for the likes of Ben Harper, Jack Johnson, Zero 7, Alice Russell, Jurassic 5 and Marcelo D2.


Saturday August 6, 2016 1:45pm - 2:30pm
1 - Eagle Stage

1:45pm

Satsang - AumRak (Community Gathering Space)
It does a soul good to sit in the presence of friends. Satsang is a term that originates from India, however it has been occurring everywhere around the world as soon as humans began to wonder about themselves and ask the deeper questions about who they are, why they are here. Gather here to dive into the truth of your being and why you are here, now, in these times. “Sat” means Truth of Self, “Sang” to gather, listen and assimilate discourses on the Knowledge of Being.


Saturday August 6, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
8 - Wisdom Village

1:45pm

Programming our Energetics - Kent Tompkins
Authentic Movement meets, Quantum Physics, Meets Indigenous Self: Let’s explore resting in our authentic selves while paradoxically embracing being full of holes. Let’s confound the brain until it screams and drop into the heart of our indigenous selves. We will explore through body-mind integration and somatic release and the quantum field of infinite possibilities of NOW. From there, we’ll visit our energetic hearts, where we meet our indigenous selves. Appropriate foundational knowledge will be laid, followed by facilitation into each of these living, breathing states of being. The predominant goal is to enable you to experience soul freedom and have lots of FUN in the process.

As a seasoned licensed psychotherapist, Kent has maintained a private practice over the last 21 years in Colorado and New Mexico.
He offers a place where solid clinical skills meet neurosciences; coupled with quantum physics, indigenous wisdom and spiritual integration.
Kent has also resided extensively with the Dine’ where he has provided leadership and mentoring within indigenous-centered wilderness programs, and the documentation photographically of sacred sites and ceremony by invitation of wisdom-keepers. Kent currently resides and practices in Loveland, CO, where he provides individual and group therapy, ceremony and occasional workshops. He also mentors select healers who are refining their gifts.


Saturday August 6, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
3 - TheUntz.com Presents Area 51

2:00pm

The Mystery of the Feminine - Bryce Mathern (Men's Lodge)
For some men, a woman is a mystery. However, when we really begin to understand how the masculine and the feminine energies operate inside of relationship, we can begin to make sense of the deeper ways we relate to one another. Bryce Mathern, Psychotherapist and Relationship Coach, will lead men through the mystery of the feminine and how they can start to relate in a new way to her through their masculine energy. Based on the work of David Deida and Robert Augustus Masters.


Saturday August 6, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
8 - Wisdom Village

2:00pm

Global Sounds – Leah & Chloe of Rising Appalachia
Leah and Chloe’s vocal workshop explores sound vibration and body movement as tools for self­awareness. The space is created to help each participant to embody the physical art of making sound from all the many resonators in the body. This workshop utilizes the expressions of the body through movement and music using a variety of techniques including vocal contact, creative sound, group harmonics, singing techniques and movement drawing upon Yoga and Modern Dance.
Song ­improvisation combined with creative movement will provide a pathway to loosen the body and open the vocal chords while bringing participants into their own sound­scape. Chanting, toning, improvisational voice techniques, and song sharing is drawn from personal experience as well as music rooted in American Southern Blues, traditional roots music from New Orleans, Brazil, Malawi, Bulgaria, Cuba, Appalachia, the Balkans, and more. Global Sound workshop allows each participant to explore their individual voice as well as how our sounds relate to one another and how the relationship forms it’s own rhythmic harmonies.
Come, participate and learn to create your own sound palate.

Rising Appalachia brings to the stage a collection of sounds, stories, and songs steeped in tradition and a devotion to world culture. Intertwining a deep reverence for folk music and a passion for justice, they have made it their life’s work to sing songs that speak to something ancient yet surging with relevance. Whether playing at Red Rocks or in rail cars, at Italian street fairs or to Bulgarian herbalists, this fiercely independent band has blazed a unique and colorful path across the globe. 11 years into their movement, Rising Appalachia believes that the roots of all these old songs are vital to our ever evolving soundscape. Led by the collective voice of sisters Leah and Chloe, and joined by their beloved band - percussionist Biko Casini and bassist/guitarist David Brown - Rising Appalachia is a melting pot of folk music simplicity, textured songwriting, and those bloodline harmonies that only siblings can pull off. Listen for a tapestry of song, clawhammer banjo tunes, fiddle, double bass, acoustic guitar, djembe, barra, bodhran, spoken word, and a wealth of musical layering that will leave you called to action and lulled into rhythmic dance simultaneously. It is both genre bending and familiar at the same time. Proudly born and raised in the concrete jungle of Atlanta, Georgia, sharpening their instincts in the mountains of Appalachia, and fine tuning their soul on the streets of New Orleans they have crafted a 6-album career from the dusts of their passion. In 2015 Rising Appalachia founded the Slow Music Movement, to help maintain an independent musical spirit in the face of such a fast-paced world. They are creatively committed to keeping their work accessible at the local street level as well as expanding to larger audiences abroad, and have continued to maintain autonomy by self- managing, recording, producing and creating, and directing their work.
They are greatly honored to do the work that they do.


Saturday August 6, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
7 - Workshop Tent

2:00pm

Sacred Theater - Alexis Staley
The Sacred Theater workshop is a therapeutic character exploration focused on identifying any manner of characters living within us and bring them forth in an edgy, dramatic way. Bringing elements of ourselves to the surface environment and playing within them can empower the mind and soul to move with or past certain elements.


Saturday August 6, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
9.1 - Healing Village

2:30pm

High Country Low Lifes

High Country Low Lifes is a group of three lifelong friends out of Fort Collins, CO, out to make some of the hardest hitting, most psychedelic blues rock ever created.  
Inspired by artists such as: Black Sabath, Witchcraft, Graveyard, Sleep, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Led Zeppelin and Witch



Saturday August 6, 2016 2:30pm - 2:55pm
2 - Scene Stage

2:30pm

Music - Yo' Mamas and Papas
A band consisting of a rotating cast of parents from the Colorado music scene that want to bring a rockin' good time to children and all generations of the community. Mike Studeny shifted out of night time gigging and started performing for kids as a solo entertainer, including yoga and story time with his wife Linda Lou, after their daughter was born in 2009. Other talented parents expressed interest in expanding the party to a full band and it’s been a blast ever since. YM&P lays down their fun, positive Americana groove while weaving harmonies between their original music, upbeat covers and unique versions of classic children’s songs that everyone can dance to. Kids and their parents alike express that they just LOVE the music and the vibe. Come on out with your family….. And have some fun with ours!

Saturday August 6, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
9 - Children's Village

2:30pm

WE DREAM DAWN
In 2006 I started searching for a place to intentionally broadcast some seeds, I ended up in a band called Elephant Revival, fulfilling some of my wildest dreams like traveling from forest to forest, living in a vegetable oil powered school bus and eventually playing some really neat places like Red Rocks. However, this dream about seriously growing one’s own food was growing louder and in November of 2013, Aera and I left Colorado to pursue permaculture style homesteading adventures on the border of Oklahoma and Kansas, its been rewarding and oh so very humbling.

I wasn’t planning on starting another band, it just happened, music happens wherever it wants, WE DREAM DAWN! is an attempt to find a symbiosis between art and sustenance. It began to take shape after harvesting sweet potatoes, Aera took a break and found out she had a knack for the electric bass, I said, “sweet!, do you want to learn all these songs, we’ve got a benefit gig this weekend”. You see, my friend is battling cancer so we set up a jam with some friends who have never heard any of these songs, to raise a little cash for her. Aera proceeded to learn to play the bass and a whole set of music in a week and Weston nailed it on the drums that night. Weston and I rode the same dusty rural route school bus, he knows a lot about sheep and tractors. So it clicked and the name “WE DREAM DAWN!” developed out of the idea that we can consciously realize our dreams or sleep them away, and it dawned on us later that we all really love each other. So here we are, we play what some may call dreamy post folk music. we like to watch plants grow. we are recording (albeit slowly). we have hope for the future. we dream dawn.


Saturday August 6, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
4 - StarWater Stage

2:30pm

Agro-Ecology - Mary Young (Youth Temple)
To farm truly sustainably, we have to lose ourselves. We have to return to the Earth, return to the cycles. Agroecology is using ecology within agriculture to better understand and harmonize with the cycles that are naturally occurring in the earth. This job is as much observation and research as it is hands on work. One of the biggest problems with our current paradigm of farming is the tendency to plant things that sell rather than things that grow well in the land. We are sharing this environment with balanced ecosystems of plants and animals, and we must become conscious of the methods we can use to harmonize our practices with the natural makeup of our environment.
We come from the earth. We return to the earth. And in between, we garden.


Saturday August 6, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
8 - Wisdom Village

2:30pm

Trika Samāgni: Balanced Fire and the Triple Goddess with R.R. Shakti (music by Jam Key Jam)

Trika Samāgni: Balanced Fire and the Triple Goddess – R.R. Shakti (music by Nabin and Bijay Shreshta)

Dynamic movement, channeled vibrations and pranafied meditations to cultivate fearless play and peaceful clarity.

Yoga Worldreach Seva School Founding Director, R.R. Shakti M.A., ERYT 500, has been teaching Inner Power Yoga® since 2000. Shakti is a dynamic story teller and teacher’s teacher; a PhD candidate for her work in Mythology and Depth Psychology. She is also a certified Yoga Therapist, a licensed Massage Therapist and an Ayurvedic Consultant who has studied holistic approaches to health and psycho-spiritual well-being for nearly 20 years.

Honored in Origin Magazine for the “Leaders Who Inspire” Series, Shakti has traveled throughout the world, gaining insight, experience, and inspiration; bringing yoga and hope to people from all walks of life. Sharing her expertise with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, cancer patients, those struggling with substance abuse challenges, and friends with special needs; Shakti is a firm believer in the power of yoga to awaken the body’s own healing process. She combines ecological awareness, social service, and mind/body integration to offer a dynamic message of peace and personal empowerment. Her teachings call for radical authenticity and practical human engagement for a real life experience of awakening to one’s inner power.

Shakti has been featured and honored in Yoga lifestyle magazines such as Shakti Yogi Journal, Mantra: Yoga and Health, and Elephant Journal. She holds an A.A. in Outdoor Recreation Leadership from Colorado Mountain College, a B.A. in Traditional Eastern Arts with an emphasis in Yoga, from Naropa University, and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. from Pacifica Graduate Institute.

With gratitude and love, Shakti honors the many teachers who have guided her on her path.

Could You Be Loved?…and BE LOVE?



Saturday August 6, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
5 - Gaia Yoga Sanctuary

2:45pm

W.O.M.B. Dance - Ixeeya Lin (Women's Red Tent)
Women Opening through Movement and Breath
Ritual dance technique and Meditative breath practices weave with cross cultural womb healing methods and shamanic flow to help you return home to your sacred center, awaken to your wild primal intelligence and embody the sensual divine feminine. Learn to feel, receive and celebrate life more in your female body!


Saturday August 6, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm
8 - Wisdom Village

3:00pm

Earth Guardians
The Earth Guardians spread activism through music. These young people are impacting their communities and creating change through the power of music. They are an honorable addition to the lineup. For The Earth Guardians & Arise Music Festival its more than about the music; its about change.

The Earth Guardians help coordinate and facilitate several different projects to help create a positive impact in communities worldwide.

Earth Guardians created a program called Rising Youth for a Sustainable Earth (RYSE). It is a diverse movement of young climate leaders who are taking action and empowering you around the world to do the same. The Earth Guardians believe in the power of youth to disrupt the global leadership status quo. These young activists understand the importance of taking corrective action, and bringing attention to pressing issues such as these.

Xiuhtezcatl, 14 and Itzcuauhtli, 12 are eco hip-hop artists and activists who write and produce music to educate their generation about the global environmental crisis and to inspire people of all ages to connect with their passions and move into positive, creative action. They have spoken and performed in the United Nations, at schools, colleges, conferences and music festivals worldwide. They often perform with their three sisters, Isa Caress, Tonantzin and Jasmine. HBO recently produced a music video of their original song “Be the Change.” Their new album Generation RYSE will wake you up, get you on your feet, and inspire you to take action to create a better world for future generations.

Arise Music Festival 2016 is thrilled to collaborate with likeminded individuals such as The Earth Guardians.

Find yourself transformed, and impacted this summer at when you witness the passion of The Earth Guardians. Arise invites everyone to come out, and get involved in something that creates a positive energy.


Saturday August 6, 2016 3:00pm - 3:45pm
1 - Eagle Stage

3:00pm

Sacred Presence: The Art and Science of Present Awareness - Jesse Shi Chesnutt
We will explore practices to clear distractions, process traumas and transform habitual patterns which keep us from the full power of our being.
Clear your mind, open your heart, root deep within your physical body and invoke the light of your spirit to unify the levels of your being into a centered and awakened presence.

Jesse Shi Chesnutt is a musician (LoPro) and mystic who has explored the secrets beyond the phenomenal world from a young age, using many fields of study to penetrate the mysteries of being; Transpersonal psychology, sacred geometry, unified physics, shamanic traditions, inter dimensional awareness and archetypal symbology. His intention is to share clear insight and an authentic presence, for the benefit of All.


Saturday August 6, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
3 - TheUntz.com Presents Area 51

3:15pm

Overcoming Obstacles: Transforming Fear into Courage - Julia Butterfly and Xiuhtezcatl
In our world and our lives today, we face many obstacles. Yet the greatest obstacle of all is how we choose to think and respond to them. In this session join Julia and Xiuhtezcatl and we will explore how to transform fear into courage, anger into fierce compassion, and overwhelm into action.

For 738 days Julia Butterfly Hill lived in the canopy of an ancient redwood tree, called Luna, to help make the world aware of the plight of ancient forests. Her courageous act of civil disobedience gained international attention for the redwoods as well as other environmental and social justice issues and is chronicled in her book The Legacy of Luna: The Story of a Tree, a Woman, and the Struggle to Save the Redwoods. Julia, with the great help of steelworkers and environmentalists, successfully negotiated to permanently protect the 1,000 year-old tree and a nearly three- acre buffer zone. Her two-year vigil informed the public that only 3% of the ancient redwood forests remain and that the Headwaters Forest Agreement, brokered by state and federal agencies and Pacific Lumber/Maxxam Corporation, will not adequately protect forests and species. On December 18, 1999 Julia Butterfly Hill, then 26, came down to a world that recognized her as a heroine and powerful voice for the environment. Her courage, commitment and profound clarity in articulating a message of hope, empowerment, and love and respect for all life has inspired millions of people worldwide.
Xiuhtezcatl Martinez is a 15-year-old indigenous change agent, environmental actvist, public speaker, eco hip-hop artist and the Youth Director of Earth Guardians. He is a powerful voice on the front lines of the youth-led climate movement. Xiuhtezcatl performs internationally at music festivals, organizes demonstrations, and has spoken at over 100 high-impact rallies, events and conferences around th globe. He and his brother Itzcuahtli, regualarly give school presentations to ignite and inspire youth to step up as leaders and take action on behalf of the planet.


Saturday August 6, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm
7 - Workshop Tent

3:30pm

Story - Rainbow Storytime - Bridgitte Mars and Bethy LoveLight
Brigitte Mars will read a story about Raibow Unity Consciousness followed by an inspirational and interactive Muzoetry by Bethy LoveLight.

Saturday August 6, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
9 - Children's Village

3:30pm

Deep Play - Damian Leuthold
Deep Play is a way of meeting the world where you will find increasing ease and joy. In Deep Play we move from a resourced and supported place into new ways of acting. We will introduce somatic and relational practices that can help you have more alignment between your conscious and unconscious worlds.


Saturday August 6, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
9.1 - Healing Village

3:45pm

High Country Low Lifes

High Country Low Lifes is a group of three lifelong friends out of Fort Collins, CO, out to make some of the hardest hitting, most psychedelic blues rock ever created.  
Inspired by artists such as: Black Sabath, Witchcraft, Graveyard, Sleep, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Led Zeppelin and Witch



Saturday August 6, 2016 3:45pm - 4:10pm
2 - Scene Stage

4:00pm

Earth, Fire, Water - Monica Mesa (music by Bhakti Explosion)
Celebrate your holy body universe in this creative and soulful Prana Vinyasa Yoga alchemy journey! Flow, dance, sing and merge with all the elements inside & surrounding you, embodying this marvelous miracle: that you are one with all! The full spectrum of yoga asanas will be enjoyed, including partner play + blissful savasana!


Saturday August 6, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
5 - Gaia Yoga Sanctuary

4:00pm

Ayla Nereo
Ayla Nereo‘s voice hits straight to the heart. With an array of loop-pedals by her side, she builds layer upon layer of vocal melodies into fierce, sweeping harmonies and weaves syncopated threads of guitar, kalimba, piano, and percussion into each live performance. Her lucid storytelling and lyrical imagery are water for the thirsty soul; words and sounds that crack open the heart, and embody the many folds of our own selves.

Raised on opera, 60s folk, and psychedelic rock, living her younger years in the wide open hills and her adult years in Oakland CA, Ayla’s music touches both the timeless and modern; where circle songs and roots music meet tribal beats and folktronica. Crafting an immersive soundscape we can dive into, Ayla’s performance becomes a journey: an inspired, wondrous experience that holds you by the heart and doesn’t let go.


Saturday August 6, 2016 4:00pm - 5:15pm
4 - StarWater Stage

4:00pm

Root Flute Sound Journey with Cacao - Daniel Hansen and Alaya Love (Community Gathering Space)
The soundscape of auricular hallmarks are D. Hansen’s self-designed innovative multi-chamber Flutes, Pulse Tubes, Native American Drum, Swing Chimes, 3 overtone Plate Bells, Kick Shaker and a 10 piece base Metalophone that aides in deep emotional processing, remembrances and reconnections of self and visionary lucid meditations. It has been relayed by participants to evoke a pathway of receiving greater insight to themselves, their purpose and moving into transformational growth. Featuring Shamanistic stuccattos, deep soulful grooves with melodic builds & twinkling arpeggios. Above harmonizing overtone plate bells droning on a C# Sharp 432 Hrtz at the Ohm tone of 136.1 The primordial tone of the universe.



Saturday August 6, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm
8 - Wisdom Village

4:15pm

Spectacle

In the winter of 2015, a striking new voice formed in the heart of Denver’s electronic music scene. Spectacle’s orchestral instrumentation (violin, percussion, guitar) quickly made the outfit stand out amongst the crowd; each show being an experience, that is refreshingly original. Hard hitting drops, alongside afro-cuban percussion make for an irresistible groove and a heady tropical soundscape. Beautiful soaring violin melodies, and deep rhythmic bass synth lines drive each musical passage through every member of the audience. Band members Michael Mahan, Jessica Borth, and Rob Brandon work in unity gripping the crowd for a show that is both mesmerizing and captivating from start to finish. Spectacle brings their audience through an innovative and dynamic journey show after show after show..




Saturday August 6, 2016 4:15pm - 5:00pm
3 - TheUntz.com Presents Area 51

4:15pm

Verbal Jujitsu - Blake Booster (Men's Lodge)
When we encounter someone doing something that violates our personal values, often we face one of two options: to avoid or to attack. Neither are healthy ways to handle conflict. In this workshop you will learn a third option, how to engage effectively, compassionately, and confidently without losing touch with your values in the process. Booster will present a simple yet powerful method for handing confrontation.


Saturday August 6, 2016 4:15pm - 5:15pm
8 - Wisdom Village

4:15pm

The Expanders
The five-piece band comprised of John Asher (Drums, Vocals), John Butcher (Guitar, Vocals), Roy Fishell (Organs), Chiquis Lozoya (Bass, Vocals), and Devin Morrison (Guitar, Vocals) have been making reggae fans and critics take note with their refreshing sound that references the “golden era” of reggae. Morrison and Butcher grew up listening to the record collection of famed reggae archivist Roger Steffens, and credit much of their love and knowledge to the accessibility and education of those experiences. Becoming friends with Steffens’ son, they developed an obsession with exploring the deepest reaches of the genre. The Expanders’ new album Hustling Culture was released June 16, 2015, on indie tastemaker label Easy Star Records. Hustling Culture is the band’s third studio album, but for the band members feels like their first proper album as a cohesive unit. Asher explains, “Our first album was a collection of music from good friends making a record together. Our second album was a great covers album, but Hustling Culture is the band coming into its own with our songwriting and musicianship.” Morrison adds, “For this album we spent more time prepping and rehearsing, giving us more confidence in the recording studio. The result made the process more fun and enjoyable as we approached the song-writing in a more organized way and explored a wider range of topics than on the first album. Our combined efforts really shine through and all the musicians really stepped up and gave an inspired effort on the whole record.” In addition to the core members, their extended family includes keyboardist Roger Rivas of The Aggrolites and Rivas Recordings. Rivas has been an integral part of The Expanders’ recordings and helped maintain and produce the authentic sounds, which shine through on all the band’s releases. Hustling Culture was recorded entirely on analogue tape at Killion Sound in North Hollywood, CA, from 2012-2014. The studio is a favorite recording place for the band because it’s run by Sergio Rios (Orgone), a friend who understands their unique aesthetic and has the gear to capture it, giving the album a warm and colorful palette. The album title, Hustling Culture, comes from the album’s opening line: “One dollar gone but the next soon come, we never stop from hustling culture.” Morrison explains, “Everyone has a hustle, and ours is roots & culture music. It’s a way of reminding ourselves that outside of just entertaining and financial gain, there is a bigger picture and larger purpose for writing about the topics and playing the style of roots reggae that we do.” The Expanders’ music is a reminder that reggae music wasn’t born in a tropical beach paradise, but in the impoverished and underprivileged areas of Jamaica, resulting in a passionate expression for human rights, social justice and freedom from oppression. There is a subtle, yet powerful conscious thread woven throughout Hustling Culture. “Uptown Set,” for example, is about the hidden effects of our country’s party lifestyle, which brings suffering and misery to innocent poor people caught along the routes where party drugs come across the border. “Thanks For Life” is a dedication to women, the struggle they face every day, and the debt of life that we all owe to them. “Top Shelf” is a tribute to the ganja farmers and the reflection of the changing cultural views on marijuana. The band is part of a burgeoning Los Angeles reggae scene that sprang in large part from The Blue Beat Lounge (the longest running weekly ska night that happened at the Knitting Factory) and LA’s longtime premier weekly reggae night Dub Club held at the Echoplex. A song that was inspired by a key member of that scene is “Reggae Pops,” an infectious instrumental tune laid over a “steppers riddim” featuring John Butcher on lead guitar and Dan Hastie from Orgone on clavinet. The title was chosen as a tribute to the late-great Reggae Pops (born Nemencio Jose Andujar) who was a pillar of the Southern California reggae community for decades. Morrison states, “It’s impossible to accurately describe what he meant to reggae music in Los Angeles, but those who remember him from shows will never forget him. He was a dancer, a fan, and a presence that was always felt. He was the man!” The Expanders are on tour now supporting the release. Morrison concludes, “Our goal is to bring that vintage reggae feel and sound that we love to places where people might not get to hear it on a regular basis.”


Saturday August 6, 2016 4:15pm - 5:30pm
1 - Eagle Stage

4:30pm

Music - Something Good
An interactive experience of looping, beatboxing, singinging, special guests and more...

Saturday August 6, 2016 4:30pm - 5:00pm
9 - Children's Village

4:30pm

Bluegrass Picking – Gipsy Moon & Special Guests
Gipsy Moon along with T Sisters' mandolin player Andy Allen-Fahlander and members of Lineage Music Project will be hosting a bluegrass picking workshop to help explain the etiquette of joining a pick! This will lead into an actual pick with all of you. Attendees are invited to bring up their instruments and join the pick!

Gipsy Moon is a four-piece group of artists on an endless musical journey, sharing songs with the hopes of planting inspiration into the soul, starting a fire in the heart, and building community that invokes love in its wildest manifestations. The four members Silas Herman (mandolin, guitar, vocals), Mackenzie Page (guitar, tenor banjo, vocals), Matt Cantor (bass, vocals), and Andrew Conley (Cello) reside in the mountains of Nederland Colorado where they write all original material about nature, sunsets, mountain rain, and love. With soothing harmonies, soul-stirring poetry, and instrumentals that make the hips sway, Gipsy Moon is constantly reinventing their version of indie-folk to include celtic melodies, latin rhythms, jazzy vocals, bluegrass drive, and a gypsy swing that brings acoustic music into an exciting new dimension. A blending of genres that hippies and poets, lovers and dancers, freaks and families alike can all come together to sing and dance until the sun comes up.


Saturday August 6, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
7 - Workshop Tent

5:00pm

Parade! - Taylor the Tailor
Meet at the Rainbow Lightning Village to dress up and parade through the festival grounds!

Saturday August 6, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
9 - Children's Village

5:00pm

Join The Choir! - T Sisters
Want to sing?! In harmony?! Join the T Sisters for a journey through the world of harmony. The group will choose one of their songs and explore the choices made in arranging the vocal harmonies and offer space to ask questions. They’ll also divide the room into sections and using the same song, teach all of you how to evolve from singing the melody into graceful harmony. This playshop is focused on singing and understanding the basics of harmony. Come be part of the choir!

The T Sisters are a vocally driven contemporary folk band hailing from Oakland, California. The three sisters’ inventive songwriting is supported by their own acoustic instrumentation as well as by upright bassist Steve Height and mandolinist/guitar player Andrew Allen Fahlander.


Saturday August 6, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
6 - Big Sunrise Dome

5:00pm

Clown Playshop - David Ortolano
Ever felt just too damn smart? Bored by never making a mistake? Well here is your antidote - pure stupidity. Come be stupid with the best. And make a mess of the rest. Clowning is a deep part of the human psyche and a part of all cultures. Clowns serve an important role in many societies throughout history. This workshop will give you a taste of the clown’s world.


Saturday August 6, 2016 5:00pm - 6:30pm
9.1 - Healing Village

5:15pm

Spundose

Spundose is a musician/music producer striving to bring original sounds, melodies, and rhythms to your ears, to make your mind, body, and soul move in ways you never experienced before.. To stimulate your imagination; to maintain/rekindle/awaken inside you a loving desire to create a more spiritually aware and environmentally sustainable society.




Saturday August 6, 2016 5:15pm - 6:00pm
3 - TheUntz.com Presents Area 51

5:30pm

Lois and the Lantern
Lois and the Lantern began shining in Fort Collins, Coloradoin 2014. Lois and the Lantern delivers sublime vocal harmonies, engaging story-driven lyrics, and dynamic string band instrumentation. Mary Merritt provides the driving punk-influenced mandolin riffs, while Theresa Brodzinski-Norton, who lays down most guitar parts, brings honest and entertaining lyrics into her songwriting. Featured in the band is singer/songwriter Saja Butler, music teacher and instructor at Urban Monk Studios. Saja delivers her accomplished banjo picking and stunning vocals to the group. Tara Lynne Sparks completes the band with the percussive bass-playing that adds that bottom sonic layer of funk to the mix.


Saturday August 6, 2016 5:30pm - 5:55pm
2 - Scene Stage

5:30pm

Flow and Frequency - Devon Sweeney (music by Anthony Thogmartin aka EarthCry)

Flow and Frequency: through masterful guidance and thoughtful tones, Denver based yogini and bodywork artist Devon Sweeney and Anthony Thogmartin aka EarthCry unify yogic flow with intentional tones in a new approach meant to deepen the healing experience. Utilizing isochronic audio synchronized with movement, this program is designed to enhance and harmonize the brain with the body. The practice will create deeper coherence for heart, body, and brain through gentle fluid movement, intelligent tonal rhythm, and meditative breath work.



Saturday August 6, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm
5 - Gaia Yoga Sanctuary

5:45pm

Samuel J
Samuel J‘s sound reflects a strong belief in the unifying power of music. Inspired by the people and cultures of his travels around the globe, his incredible love and respect for nature shines through in his work. An avid practitioner of yoga and surfing, Samuel J embodies the holistic lifestyle Wanderlust events promote.

Samuel J is a vocalist, composer and producer. Sam fuses together his strong acoustic abilities with his own hip hop/downbeat production, to which he adds his warm vocals and emceeing. This unique deep and conscious sound has already gained him a strong reputation from a growing fan base around the world.

Over the past few years Samuel has toured and opened for the likes of Ben Harper, Jack Johnson, Zero 7, Alice Russell, Jurassic 5 and Marcelo D2.


Saturday August 6, 2016 5:45pm - 6:45pm
4 - StarWater Stage

6:00pm

Totem
Totem is the solo project of Boulder based producer, Phoenix Clay Michael. Phoenix has been playing eastern-style instrumentation for over a decade(tabla, doumbek, darbuki, didgeridoo, ric, etc), while also exploring digital synthesis and sound design. Totem culminates these two passions into a modern interpretation of ancient instruments. The sampling style is deep and visceral. Blending sequences of thick bass and instrumentation with live production. Live production includes: Didgeridoo, vocals, synth, keyboard, percussion, and bass. Phoenix’s debut album with the project is titled, The Bonfire of Life, and was written and Totem/motion of solidarity with the native tribes of North America. Totem sees the immense potency that dance has for healing in our culture, and also sees the reverent nature of ancient and native style music. The ultimate thrill is fusing these two things into a continuous musical experience shared amongst listener and maker.


Saturday August 6, 2016 6:00pm - 6:45pm
3 - TheUntz.com Presents Area 51

6:00pm

Fire Ceremony - Nandhiji (at the Ceremonial Fire)
Nandhiji envisions a humanity of ‘Consciousness in Action’ and a Planet Earth of Compassion through Yogic wisdom, enterprise and community- with his three visions: Empowerment, Community, and Consciousness! Join Nandhiji in aligning, awakening and celebrating each chakra through the sacred fire. Through this journey of grace in expanding consciousness, celebrate the perpetual vibrations of the Sages.


Saturday August 6, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
8 - Wisdom Village

6:00pm

The Travelin' McCourys
The Travelin’ McCourys do not stand still. They are on the road—and online—entertaining audiences with live shows that include some of the best musicians and singers from all genres. It’s always different, always exciting, and always great music. No other band today has the same credentials for playing traditional and progressive music. As the sons of bluegrass legend Del McCoury, Ronnie McCoury on mandolin and Rob McCoury on banjo continue their father’s work—a lifelong dedication to the power of bluegrass music to bring joy into people’s lives. And with fiddler Jason Carter and bassist Alan Bartram, the ensemble is loved and respected by the bluegrass faithful. But the band is now combining their sound with others to make something fresh and rejuvenating. They recently played with the Allman Brothers at Wanee Fest and then brought the house down at Warren Haynes’ Annual Christmas Jam, an invitation only Southern Rock homecoming. Their jam with the Lee Boys was hailed by many as the highlight of the evening, and once word of the live video hit the streets, sent new fans online to watch a supercharged combination of sacred steel, R&B, and bluegrass. They’ve also performed with Warren Haynes, Phish, and have a tour scheduled with the aforementioned Lee Boys. Ronnie McCoury described it as “peanut butter and jelly.” It was just right. They can push forward so far because their roots are so deep. The band has a confidence that only comes with having paid their dues with twenty years on the bluegrass road. Other groups and new fans hear this immediately—the tight rhythm, the soulful material, and the confidence in taking bluegrass from the safety of the shore into uncharted waters. Ronnie says, “We like to go in and play traditional bluegrass music the way we do it with Dad, but we also like to be able to step into situations where we can really stretch out. If we need to plug in, we’ll plug in. We’re open to anything.” It’s that attitude, backed up by talent, that marks great musicians, traditional or progressive. The Travelin’ McCourys are twenty-first century musical pilgrims and adventurers. They’re onto something new, just like Bill Monroe was in the 1940s, but now we can see and hear that adventure live or online. Go see them, or—if you hold still long enough—they’ll come to you.


Saturday August 6, 2016 6:00pm - 7:30pm
1 - Eagle Stage

6:15pm

6:15pm

Mind of the Magician - Gary Goodhue (Men's Lodge)
Want more magic in your life? We will learn how to access the stillness portal, explore the subconscious realms and develop intuitive abilities. Improve your concentration for greater focus, consciously project thoughts/feelings to cause a powerful impact, and transcend time/space through the oneness grid. Join us for an experience of living a holographic life.

Gary Goodhue has a degree in metaphysics, understandings in Universal Law and actively practices Raja, Gnani and Bhakti Yoga. Self-identified as a servant of Love and a messenger of Truth, Gary is passionate about assisting the spiritual awakening of humanity. He lives at Sunrise Ranch and is a faculty teacher for Emissaries of Divine Light.


Saturday August 6, 2016 6:15pm - 7:15pm
8 - Wisdom Village

6:30pm

Music - Mike Wird & Earth Guardians
Hip Hop from the Soul representing insiprational ideas and permaculture

Saturday August 6, 2016 6:30pm - 7:00pm
9 - Children's Village

6:30pm

Contacting the Dark - Damian Leuthold, Rachel Prairie, RadianceMatrix
Follow your curiosity and find nourishment in shared embodied perceptual play. In Contacting the Dark movement, touch, and vocalization are freed of the constraints of vision, verbalization, and social radar. It is a group somatic sensory exploration where you find a stronger relationship to your underworld even as you relate to others through movement and touch.Contacting the Dark is an experiential, non-substance induce altered and almost worm like state. It is practiced blindfold and within a safe sensuous but non-sexual container. Come discover satisfaction and richness of experience as you Contact the Dark. Please wear comfortable clothing that is easy to move in. Sacred Sound accompaniment provided by RadianceMatrix.


Saturday August 6, 2016 6:30pm - 8:00pm
9.1 - Healing Village

6:45pm

DJ Taz Rashid
DJ Taz Rashid brings a high vibrational energy to any room instantly by mixing the beats and rhythms of Love, Ancient New World, House, Kirtan, Devotional, and all the cosmic sounds. His vision is to be a channel to cause the expansion of all those around by tapping into the creative wisdom of the body and allowing them to feel, let go and awaken.

Taz has been producing and part of creating mindful events globally over the last few years and as a musician, he plays guitar, keyboard, Native American Flute, didgeridoo and hand percussion. He takes these instruments and connects to the Divine and what comes through has the ability to move his crowd to connect to their Divine higher selves. Recently he has been performing and DJing at events such as Yoga Journal Conference, Wanderlust, Hanuman Fest, Arise Festival, Bhakti Fest, The Zen Cruise, Bali Spirit Fest, Global Mala, and many more high vibrational gatherings.

With his expertise in producing and playing music for yoga and meditation, Taz’s mission is to help others to create inspiring music playlists in their classes through breath beat sequencing and other novel techniques that foster a sound healing classroom experience. Taz’s yoga music workshops assists teachers to create the soundscape for their classes which enriches the yoga practice and also supports the instructor to develop their own unique sound. His workshops are designed to empower the participants to cultivate the yoga dj extraordinaire within themselves. For a Free Gift of music txt on your phone LOVEYOGA (one word) to the number 44222 or visit http://bit.ly/1QiKmuZ


Saturday August 6, 2016 6:45pm - 7:45pm
3 - TheUntz.com Presents Area 51

7:00pm

Music - Andy Babb & The Big Beautiful Band
A fun, funky, folk rock experience from Denver, CO. Their positive message of personal growth, healthy perspective, and positive conscious living radiates through the music. The Big Beautiful Band will bring children and their parents together in a light and freeing environment where parents and kids alike can enjoy their inner child, dancing, singing and playing. An interactive jam will take place at the end of their show at the Rainbow Lightning Stage.

Saturday August 6, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
9 - Children's Village

7:00pm

Learning to Fly: An Intro to Flight Club - Flight Club (music by Chimney Choir)
Join Denver's AcroYoga community for an exploration in flight! Learn the fundamental skills to get your practice off the ground. Learn how to safely base, fly and spot your friends. No partner or experience needed to join and feel the love, light and flight club way.


Saturday August 6, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
5 - Gaia Yoga Sanctuary

7:15pm

Ceremony and Sacred Dance with Ancestors - Danza Azteca (Community Gathering Space)
This ancient indigenous tradition that incorporates dance, song, drum and prayer comes from the Mexica tradition of Mexico. Through prayer and sacred alignment with our Earth Mother Tonantzin, the celestial Mexica bodies, as well as all the elements, we use our hearts and bodies to connect all of these energies, with the spiritual support and wisdom of our ancestors.

Join us in the opening ceremony of ARISE Festival, as well as at several other times in Wisdom Village to enjoy a Danza Azteca ceremony, as well as a Friendship Dance to find a space where your feet can connect with Tonantzin and your personal prayer may be shared.  

Saturday August 6, 2016 7:15pm - 8:15pm
8 - Wisdom Village

7:15pm

Gipsy Moon

Gipsy Moon is a four-piece group of artists on an endless musical journey, sharing songs with the hopes of planting inspiration into the soul, starting a fire in the heart, and building community that invokes love in its wildest manifestations.

The four members Silas Herman (mandolin, guitar, vocals), Mackenzie Page (guitar, tenor banjo, vocals), Matt Cantor (bass, vocals), and Andrew Conley (Cello) reside in the mountains of Nederland Colorado where they write all original material about nature, sunsets, mountain rain, and love.

With soothing harmonies, soul-stirring poetry, and instrumentals that make the hips sway, Gipsy Moon is constantly reinventing their version of indie-folk to include celtic melodies, latin rhythms, jazzy vocals, bluegrass drive, and a gypsy swing that brings acoustic music into an exciting new dimension. A blending of genres that hippies and poets, lovers and dancers, freaks and families alike can all come together to sing and dance until the sun comes up.

If one should come upon Gipsy Moon, whether on the stage, on the road, or singing in the woods, they should be pleased at the prospect of kicking off their shoes, smiling at the heavens, and getting down and dirty.



Saturday August 6, 2016 7:15pm - 8:30pm
4 - StarWater Stage

7:30pm

Lois and the Lantern
Lois and the Lantern began shining in Fort Collins, Coloradoin 2014. Lois and the Lantern delivers sublime vocal harmonies, engaging story-driven lyrics, and dynamic string band instrumentation. Mary Merritt provides the driving punk-influenced mandolin riffs, while Theresa Brodzinski-Norton, who lays down most guitar parts, brings honest and entertaining lyrics into her songwriting. Featured in the band is singer/songwriter Saja Butler, music teacher and instructor at Urban Monk Studios. Saja delivers her accomplished banjo picking and stunning vocals to the group. Tara Lynne Sparks completes the band with the percussive bass-playing that adds that bottom sonic layer of funk to the mix.


Saturday August 6, 2016 7:30pm - 7:55pm
2 - Scene Stage

7:30pm

Horns Unite - Jennifer Hartswick (Trey Anastasio Band), Natalie Cresssman (Trey Anastasio Band), Austin Zaletel (Euforquestra), Matt Bricker (Euforquestra/The Polyphonic Spree) w/ Otis Lande and Craig Babineau of Euforquestra!
This playshop session will focus on the art of horn playing to get a closer look into how Jennifer Hartswick (Trey Anastasio Band - trumpet), Natalie Cresssman (Trey Anastasio Band - trombone), Austin Zaletel (Euforquestra - alto saxophone), and Matt Bricker (Euforquestra/The Polyphonic Spree - trumpet) approach their craft and individual styles. They will also get into some fun, collaborative jamming with a backing band made up of Otis Lande on bass and Craig Babineau on drums of Euforquestra!

Jennifer Hartswick is one of the most exciting performers in music today. She inspires audiences all over the world with her powerful voice and commanding trumpet playing.

Jennifer’s live performances are renowned as spontaneous, joyful and contagious. Her natural charisma and sincerity shines through, and each performance is a celebration of musical collaboration. And whether she is wailing on the trumpet or singing an intimate vocal solo, her performance is all part of a single seamless instrument, one that is played not only with astounding technical proficiency, but also with sensitivity, conviction and heart.

Hartswick has shared the stage and studio with many musical titans, including Trey Anastasio, Carlos Santana, Bruce Hornsby, The Rolling Stones, Phish, Herbie Hancock and Christian McBride.

Natalie Cressman

Raised in an eclectic musical household, Natalie Cressman has only continued to diversify and expand her musical universe. Still in her early 20s, the trombonist/composer/vocalist has assimilated the full range of her sonic influences into a startlingly mature, strikingly original voice that melds the sophistication of modern jazz with captivating storytelling and intoxicating melodies reminiscent of indie rock’s most distinctive songwriters. From Carnegie Hall to the House of Blues, from the Apollo to Lincoln Center, her versatility and enthusiasm for new music has propelled her into a richly diverse musical career.

Cressman has spent much of the last four years touring the jam band circuit with Phish’s Trey Anastasio, while also performing with jazz luminaries Nicholas Payton, Wycliffe Gordon, and Peter Apfelbaum. Those varied experiences are reflected on her gorgeous second release, Turn the Sea. Anastasio calls the album “a beacon of light in an increasingly cold and mechanized era of music. Natalie is standing on the precipice of an incredible life in music, and if this album is any indication of where she’s headed, then I’ll be listening every step of the way.” Following her jazz-oriented debut, Unfolding, with the more song-based Turn the Sea was at least partially a result of her tenure with Anastasio, Cressman says. “Trey always wants to include the audience, but he doesn’t dumb down his music to do it.” Turn the Sea reveals a sound that’s utterly uncategorizable but instantly accessible, one that belies but is also a product of Cressman’s youth. What her music exposes is an utterly contemporary artist steeped in several traditions, an artist who sees no barriers between the incalculable accomplishments of the past and the urgent demands of the present. Cressman is an artist endorser for King Trombones.

 


Saturday August 6, 2016 7:30pm - 8:30pm
6 - Big Sunrise Dome

7:45pm

LoPro
DJ Eric P and Dr. Consciousness(Jesse Chestnut) are both local Boulder DJs who have brought beats and treats to the town for almost a decade. They got together for their first gig under the name LoPro in 2008 opening up an epic party with Big Gigantic and Savoy. Together they create a cohesive sound for psychedelic urban dance parties full of space and rhythms suitable for any wizard or hipster to enjoy.


Saturday August 6, 2016 7:45pm - 8:45pm
3 - TheUntz.com Presents Area 51

8:00pm

Del The Funky Homosapien
Born in Oakland, California, he is the cousin of seminal west coast rapper Ice Cube, and began his career writing lyrics for Ice Cube’s group, Da Lench Mob. In 1991, with the help of Ice Cube, Del released his first solo album, I Wish My Brother George Was Here, at the age of 18. The album was a commercial success largely due to the popularity of the hit single, “Mistadobalina”. Ultimately Del, who was not pleased with the limited musical range of the album, severed his production-artist relationship with Ice Cube for his next album, No Need for Alarm.

No Need for Alarm saw the introduction of the Oakland clique Hieroglyphics, whose original members included Souls of Mischief (Opio, A-Plus, Phesto and Tajai), Casual, Pep Love, Del, and producer Domino. No Need for Alarm helped to expose both the regional Oakland sound of hip hop, as well as the freestyle based, “golden era 90’s” style of hip hop being expanded at the time.

Del would not produce another album for five years. About a month before the release of his third album, Future Development, Del received a letter from his label, Elektra, stating that his contract had been terminated.

Future Development became available in 1998. The album was only available on the Hieroglyphics website in tape form, but was re-released in 2002 under the Hieroglyphics Imperium label. Del also released another collaborative work with the Hieroglyphics crew in 1998, which was also the Hieroglyphics crew’s first album:3rd Eye Vision.

Two years later, Del released his fourth solo album, Both Sides of the Brain, as well as Deltron 3030 which was a collaborative work with artists Dan the Automator and Kid Koala. With Nakamura and Koala, Del was also a guest performer for Gorillaz’ 2001 eponymous album Gorillaz. He appeared on the singles “Clint Eastwood” and “Rock the House” (see Collaborations). 2003 saw the release of Full Circle, the second full-length album from the Hieroglyphics crew.

In 2004 Elektra released The Best of Del tha Funkee Homosapien: The Elektra Years without the approval of Del. The CD only includes songs from his first two albums, along with a handful of b-sides from that era. Del was not pleased and advised people to not buy the CD, saying it was just Elektra trying to make money off him due to his newfound fame.

Together with his crew, Del established his own independent record label, Hieroglyphics Imperium Recordings, which primarily consists of an expanded Hieroglyphics roster and a few other artists with whom the group collaborates regularly.

On March 11, 2008 Del released Eleventh Hour through Definitive Jux. On March 31, 2009 Del’s next album Funk Man (The Stimulus Package) was made available for free download on the internet. The album is available at his page on Bandcamp, though he gave away some hard copies on his supporting Funk Man tour. A new video for the first single, “Get It Right Now”, is on YouTube. In September of the same year, he released a new album, Automatik Statik, for an unfixed rate with a minimum of $3.

Del released his next album It Ain’t Illegal Yet on August 6, 2010. There is no fixed price for the album, allowing listeners to pay whatever they wish for the album. Paying certain prices for the album will give certain incentives, including opportunities for personal collaborations with Del.
Del released the album Golden Era on April 19, 2011 in a three-disc set including Funk Man (The Stimulus Package) and Automatik Statik.

Del teamed back up with super producer Dan the Automator and World renowned DJ Kid Koala for a second Deltron 3030 record entitled “Event 2” which debuted in September 2013 and featured Damon Albarn, Black Rob, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Zach Dela Rocha Jamie Cullum, Casual, Lonely Island, and more.

Del shared a free LP entitled Iller Than Most on January 2, 2014. He uploaded the record to SoundCloud under the username Zartan Drednaught COBRA. He described the project as “lyrically ill but fun to listen to, nothing super heavy.” Del handled the production on the project as well.


Saturday August 6, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
1 - Eagle Stage

8:00pm

Mountain Monkey Chant - David Ortolano
Mountain Monkey Chant is an ecstatic group movement and voice ritual drawn from the Balinese Hindu ritual of Kechak. Come rhythm inspired and prepared for monkeying around at the Healers Village Workshop tent - set your voice free and let yourself get carried away by the energy of this vibrant practice.


Saturday August 6, 2016 8:00pm - 9:30pm
9.1 - Healing Village

8:45pm

Insightful

Saturday August 6, 2016 8:45pm - 9:45pm
3 - TheUntz.com Presents Area 51

9:00pm

Fractal Tribe Performance Art - Aerial Stage
Fractaltribe is a community of artists, musicians & organizers dedicated to creating meaningful experiences & immersive atmospheres; celebrations which foster creative expression in a healthy and supportive environment through the vessel of psychedelic music and culture.


Saturday August 6, 2016 9:00pm - 9:15pm
2 - Scene Stage

9:00pm

Rising Appalachia
Rising Appalachia brings to the stage a collection of sounds, stories, and songs steeped in tradition and a devotion to world culture. Intertwining a deep reverence for folk music and a passion for justice, they have made it their life’s work to sing songs that speak to something ancient yet surging with relevance. Whether playing at Red Rocks or in rail cars, at Italian street fairs or to Bulgarian herbalists, this fiercely independent band has blazed a unique and colorful path across the globe.


Saturday August 6, 2016 9:00pm - 10:30pm
4 - StarWater Stage

9:15pm

Greener Grounds
Greener Grounds is a five piece jamtronica band based out of Denver, CO. They quickly gained momentum and secured a name for themselves in the highly competitive jam band music scene. Inspired by the likes of Lotus, STS9, the Disco Biscuits, Phish, and Umphrey’s Mcgee, they blend many styles including psychedelic funk, rock, trance fusion, and break beats. Their eclectic sound continues to take crowds by surprise ensuring a lively, danceable, and energetic vibe where ever the road takes them.
Greener Grounds features Joe Shur on lead guitar, Mathew Buelt on rhythm guitar, Roland Hansen on keys and synth, Jay Rieder on bass, and AJ Gillman on drums and percussion.
Holding themselves to a high standard, Greener Grounds is comprised of passion, collective consciousness, environmental sustainability and unity, which is all expressed through their music. Constantly evolving in their sound, performance, and presence, they have caught the attention of sponsors, stages, and festivals all around the United States. Their “Practice makes perfect” mentality is visible in their connection to each other and their fans at each show. In the past year they have lit up the stage at Sonic Bloom, ARISE Music Festival, and Resonance Music & Arts Festival. Accompanied by performances with Perpetual Groove, Kyle Hollingsworth Band, Kung Fu, the Main Squeeze, Consider the Source, the Magic Beans, the Mantras, YAMN, and many more!

Last year’s release of their first EP, Photosynthesis, has been praised and quoted as “Jamtronica Gold,” setting them up for a bright future in the studio world. Greener Grounds is currently recording their first full length album titled, Momentous. You can head to their Kickstarter campaign to support the album and receive some incredible incentives in return. Please also visit: www.GreenerGroundsMusic.com for a full list of upcoming tour dates, free downloads, tickets, merchandise, and more!


Saturday August 6, 2016 9:15pm - 9:55pm
2 - Scene Stage

9:45pm

SoDown
Live Sax. Live Guitar.
Funky Ass Bass Music.

To be SoDown is to seize every opportunity, explore new grounds, try new things and ultimately live the most epic life possible. This universe is far too beautiful and life is simply too short to not do what makes you happy. Unconditional love is the most powerful force in the world and Bass Music is my way of expressing it.

As a part of the hungry Mile High Sound Movement SoDown has shared the with acts such as ill.Gates, R/D, Opiuo, Random Rab, Bassnectar, The Floozies, Heyoka, Bluetech, Bass Science, Love and Light, Kaminanda, and more. A staple in the Colorado underground, SoDown has made a name for himself by gathering a dedicated fan base of supporters and friends. SoDown calls Boulder home, however his grasps reach far beyond the front range, playing such festivals as Sonic Bloom and Wakarusa. SoDown’s latest productions include his wide array of musical talents including sound design, saxophone, guitar, and piano. SoDown’s live set is not one to miss, featuring live saxophone and guitar, he weaves in and out of his many styles seamlessly. His music varies widely, ranging from soul soothing jazz, and blues, to hard funk, future bass and dubstep. SoDown is proving step by step to be one of the top and hardest working producers in the game.


Saturday August 6, 2016 9:45pm - 10:45pm
3 - TheUntz.com Presents Area 51

10:00pm

The New Mastersounds
For their landmark tenth studio album, The New Mastersounds trace the New Orleans side of their funky family tree back to their roots. Made for Pleasure, due out October 2, 2015 from revered independent label, Royal Potato Family, was recorded at The Living Room, a converted wood-frame church directly across the Mississippi River from downtown New Orleans. The British foursome’s latest collection of infectious grooves is steeped in those storied waters and the rich musical history they’ve carried. For the occasion, The New Mastersounds – guitarist Eddie Roberts, drummer Simon Allen, bassist Pete Shand, and keyboardist Joe Tatton – invited several guests to join them in the studio. Longtime compatriot Mike Dillon recorded with the band for the first time, while former American Idol semi-finalist and Native American activist Charly Lowry leant her powerfully soulful vocals to three tracks. Tenor saxophonist Joe Cohen and trumpeter Mike Olmos, both members of Roberts’ Stateside band, the West Coast Sounds, also joined the sessions. A late addition was Denver-based reggae singer Spellbinder, who added his distinctive vocals to an unexpected cover of Iggy Azalea’s hit “Fancy.” The title Made for Pleasure – which is taken from the organ-driven, Meters-influenced opening track – captures both the band’s guiding mantra and the raucously seedy underbelly of the Big Easy. “That’s very much the ethos of the band,” Roberts explains. “We make music for our own pleasure and for other people’s pleasure. It’s about sharing energy with an audience, whether it be live or listening at home.” That energy was in flux when the band reunited in the studio for a week last January. Roberts, usually the Mastersounds’ chief songwriter and musical director, found himself suffering an unusual bout of writer’s block. Far from resulting in a less-inspired album, however, the affliction led to the rest of the band contributing ideas and developing them live in the studio, leading to their most collaborative effort to date.


Saturday August 6, 2016 10:00pm - 11:30pm
1 - Eagle Stage

10:45pm

Dimond Saints
Dimond Saints is an Oakland based duo, that has quickly emerged to push the boundaries of electronic music. Their signature sound drips of passion and deeply resonates with mind body and soul. Their live show is both explosive and soulful, creating a place where heavy bass and angelic melodies collide. The Dimond Saints are on the rise, as they continue on their mission of giving love to the world!


Saturday August 6, 2016 10:45pm - Sunday August 7, 2016 12:00am
3 - TheUntz.com Presents Area 51

11:00pm

Jeff Austin Band
The work continues…

These words have never rung more true for Jeff Austin.

After almost twenty years of live creation and endless joy seeking Jeff has returned to the scene with a new found sense of passion. Sharing the stage each night with a band of like-minded adventurers he attacks each performance with a fire and desire to move and shake everyone in sight.

Each show stands as a statement.

A statement of music…

A statement of connection…

A statement of just how joyful each moment can be.

From note to note…song to song…these musical warriors set out to turn each ear in a way never heard before.

The path is set.

The energy is undeniable.


Saturday August 6, 2016 11:00pm - Sunday August 7, 2016 12:30am
4 - StarWater Stage

11:30pm

Lunar Fire Ritual Performance Art - Aerial Stage
Let go of all familiarity and climb into a world of fantasy, alchemy, dreams and magic with mythmakers Lunar Fire. Formed in 2002 on Lake Atitlan, Guatemala when legendary band Kan’Nal’s dance troupe expanded theatrical storylines to feature talented aerialists, fire spinners and dancers. Inspired by personal voyages Lunar Fire pays homage through dance and music to our ancestors and future generations of urban and ethnic cultures universally to inspire a new paradigm. Dreaming the Future!
“Musical impresarios and masters of illusion.” Denver Westword


Saturday August 6, 2016 11:30pm - 11:45pm
2 - Scene Stage

11:45pm

Greener Grounds
Greener Grounds is a five piece jamtronica band based out of Denver, CO. They quickly gained momentum and secured a name for themselves in the highly competitive jam band music scene. Inspired by the likes of Lotus, STS9, the Disco Biscuits, Phish, and Umphrey’s Mcgee, they blend many styles including psychedelic funk, rock, trance fusion, and break beats. Their eclectic sound continues to take crowds by surprise ensuring a lively, danceable, and energetic vibe where ever the road takes them.
Greener Grounds features Joe Shur on lead guitar, Mathew Buelt on rhythm guitar, Roland Hansen on keys and synth, Jay Rieder on bass, and AJ Gillman on drums and percussion.
Holding themselves to a high standard, Greener Grounds is comprised of passion, collective consciousness, environmental sustainability and unity, which is all expressed through their music. Constantly evolving in their sound, performance, and presence, they have caught the attention of sponsors, stages, and festivals all around the United States. Their “Practice makes perfect” mentality is visible in their connection to each other and their fans at each show. In the past year they have lit up the stage at Sonic Bloom, ARISE Music Festival, and Resonance Music & Arts Festival. Accompanied by performances with Perpetual Groove, Kyle Hollingsworth Band, Kung Fu, the Main Squeeze, Consider the Source, the Magic Beans, the Mantras, YAMN, and many more!

Last year’s release of their first EP, Photosynthesis, has been praised and quoted as “Jamtronica Gold,” setting them up for a bright future in the studio world. Greener Grounds is currently recording their first full length album titled, Momentous. You can head to their Kickstarter campaign to support the album and receive some incredible incentives in return. Please also visit: www.GreenerGroundsMusic.com for a full list of upcoming tour dates, free downloads, tickets, merchandise, and more!


Saturday August 6, 2016 11:45pm - Sunday August 7, 2016 12:10am
2 - Scene Stage

12:00am

The PARTY People
The Party People consists of DJ/ Producers Mikey Thunder, Mr. Bugatti, with M.C. Benjamin’s Vibe. Music goers experiencing the trio live will see a set deeply infused with hip hop, modern synth designs, and a strong anchor in funk, blues, and jazz. Mixed with invigorating display of master scratching with a live MC dishing out freestyles as much as written material. All with wide varied backgrounds, the common denominator in styles has always been a concoction of funky dance tunes with throwback reminiscent of the House-Party era.


Sunday August 7, 2016 12:00am - 1:15am
3 - TheUntz.com Presents Area 51

12:15am

Papadosio
Mesmerizing, spellbinding and genre-defying, Papadosio reveals a striking cinematic cornucopia of sounds: orchestral, electronic, organic, acoustic, psychedelic and celestial.

Originally from the creative collegiate hotbed of Athens, Ohio, Papadosio is now centered in Asheville, North Carolina. Hitting virtually all major and secondary U.S. music locales and select festivals across North America, Papadosio tours on a massive scale but maintains a close intimacy with their fans. They are currently expanding their collective stylistic palette. “We like to have a lot of colors,” they explain. “We’re starting to push that envelope in the way we want to go – to give the people who are at the shows more of a variety of emotions. We don’t have filters. We record what’s happening.”

Their fourth full-length studio release, Extras In A Movie, balances Papadosio’s celestial sonic ambience with an organic edge and multiple guitars, both electric and acoustic. “A lot more guitar in general,” they say. “ That’s something new with this record.” What also distinguishes the new music is the prominence of their vocals. Extras In A Movie opens with a dense, harmonic introduction titled “The Last Leaf” and across the span of songs emerges subliminal echoes of prog-rock forefathers like Jethro Tull, Yes and Genesis.


Sunday August 7, 2016 12:15am - 2:00am
1 - Eagle Stage

12:30am

Lunar Fire Ritual Performance Art - Aerial Stage
Let go of all familiarity and climb into a world of fantasy, alchemy, dreams and magic with mythmakers Lunar Fire. Formed in 2002 on Lake Atitlan, Guatemala when legendary band Kan’Nal’s dance troupe expanded theatrical storylines to feature talented aerialists, fire spinners and dancers. Inspired by personal voyages Lunar Fire pays homage through dance and music to our ancestors and future generations of urban and ethnic cultures universally to inspire a new paradigm. Dreaming the Future!
“Musical impresarios and masters of illusion.” Denver Westword


Sunday August 7, 2016 12:30am - 1:00am
4 - StarWater Stage

1:00am

Euforquestra
Eufórquestra (pronounced yoo-FOHR-keh-struh, think euphoria+orchestra) is energy and rhythm personified. An ever-evolving sound that has been influenced by music from all over the world with an emphasis on funk, pocket and groove. For over a decade the band has been igniting dance floors across the country, blending the roots of funk, soul, afrobeat, reggae and dub to create a sound that “explodes, dances and melts in your ear with sheer bliss”(Chris M. Slawecki; AllAboutJazz.com).

In 2015, EUF collaborated with many different featured guests and continued to develop their reputation as a band of musical chameleons with the ability to adapt to a wide variety of different styles. Collaborators in 2015 included DJ Logic, Eddie Roberts (New Mastersounds), Jennifer Hartswick (Trey Anastasio Band), Kyle Hollingsworth (String Cheese Incident), Kim Dawson (Pimps of Joytime), Ayo Awosika, Kevin Kinsella (formerly John Brown’s Body), members of The Motet and more.


Sunday August 7, 2016 1:00am - 2:30am
4 - StarWater Stage

1:15am

Phutureprimitive
Phutureprimitive is the moniker of Bay Area producer and songwriter Rain. Early childhood photos reveal Rain sitting at the piano plinking keys, grinning from ear to ear… a true sign of things to come. Continuing his early fascination with music, Rain was later drawn to electronic music, inspired by its ability to combine the best of organically played instruments and the synthetic pleasures of sounds more exotic to the human ear.

After beginning a DJ career in the 90s, Rain began incorporating the music he was making in his home studio into his DJ sets. That was all it took to trigger a full blown love affair with electronic music and the process of its creation… and Phutureprimitive was born.
Phutureprimitive‘s music is singular and unique in its approach. Lush melodies drift across intricate rhythms, groove heavy beats and warm, fuzzy bass lines. Often exploring a dark and dense palette, his music also manages to convey a sense of tranquility and beauty, engaging the listener into hypnotic movement and often escalating into a full-on kinetic experience.

Shimmering with cinematic qualities, Phutureprimitive’s music ultimately speaks to the body, mind and soul.
Despite electronic music’s tendency to suffer a short shelf life, Phutureprimitive has already demonstrated a timeless quality with his debut album “Sub Conscious” on Waveform Records, which remains the top seller on the label since its release in 2004, obtaining a cult status among fans and collectors.

With a string of singles released in the interim on various labels, the birth of Native Harmonix (Rain’s own Record Label) brought us the “Luminous” EP in 2010; delving into a lyrical based production, supported by undulating synth work and a palpable haunting texture throughout.

His second full-length release “Kinetik” forged new territories of emotional electronic dance music, exploring a heavier, bass-centric sound that adds raw energy to intricately detailed tracks. “Kinetik” still remains on the iTunes Top 100 Electronic Music Chart, 3 years after its release.

With a new collection of songs released in 2 parts titled “Searching for Beauty in the Darkest Places,” he takes ideas from his previous releases and supercharges them with hard-hitting dance floor appeal, while maintaining the depth and prowess this trusted producer is so well known for.

His first national headlining tour in Fall 2013 debuted his collaboration with ritual dancer Caeli La. The tour launched with the release of the first official Phutureprimitive music video, “Lucid Dream,” a collaboration with multi-media production team Vinton Depiction & Michael Miller, the animation/visual effects creator behind NBC’s “Grimm.” The Dance Out Your Demons Tour featured an interactive game with the audience, where the audience members write down a “demon,” fear, or something they are letting go of on a piece of duct tape, stick it to the bottom of their shoe, then “dance out their demons.”


Sunday August 7, 2016 1:15am - 2:30am
3 - TheUntz.com Presents Area 51

2:00am

Between the Worlds - Lisa Bodey & Ahva Lenay (Ceremonial Fire)
Lisa will be sharing the Lakota tradition of prayer ties and will provide all materials as an offering to our ARISE community. Prayer ties are spiritual symbols that aid people in prayer or meditation and carry our intentions to the spirit world. Like the Spider Nation, we will weave the web of our prayers around the ceremonial fire grounds to remind us of our interconnectedness and to manifest our ideas, dreams and visions. At the closing ceremony, all of our prayer ties will be offered in gratitude to the sacred fire for transformation. Lisa hopes to sing, play and dance with all of you in beautiful co-creation to spirit.


Sunday August 7, 2016 2:00am - 3:00am
8 - Wisdom Village
 
Sunday, August 7
 

6:00am

Sunrise - Akacia Rose (at the Ceremonial Fire)
Come commune around the fire where the creation of culture began. Be transported and transformed by the ethereal sound offerings of Akacia Rose. Bring yourself, find your tribe and offer it all up to the sacred fire.


Sunday August 7, 2016 6:00am - 7:00am
8 - Wisdom Village

7:00am

Empowerment By Connecting To Your Truth - Valerie D'Ambrosio (music by The Heartifact)
Recognizing our mat is a mirror for how we show up in the world, Connection Coach and Yoga Teacher Valerie D’Ambrosio, will guide you through a delicious practice supporting you in becoming aware of the magical connections you are creating on your mat. Shifting your focus, attention and perception consciously to what does serve the WHO you are in present time, sets you in a direction for living a life of empowerment and potentially more ease.


Sunday August 7, 2016 7:00am - 8:00am
5 - Gaia Yoga Sanctuary

7:00am

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Sunday August 7, 2016 7:00am - 8:15am
4 - StarWater Stage

8:00am

Peace Qigong - Kathleen McGoey
Peace is within us, each and every moment. Let's gather as a community for an embodied experience that restores vitality, clarity, and peace through movement, visualization, and breath. Qigong is a simple practice of moving energy intentionally through your body and beyond, and requires no previous experience. In peace qigong, you will sense your heartbeat connected to the heartbeat of mother earth, resonating with the heartbeat of all living beings. As you are guided through this form, you will experience harmonization of energies within and around you. This gentle method will help you feel centered and clear, and support our Arise experience by enhancing and uniting our shared intention, vision, and compassion.


Sunday August 7, 2016 8:00am - 9:30am
9.1 - Healing Village

8:30am

Flow State - Kalli Wright (music HÄANA)
Infuse your essence amongst the cultivated vibrations swirling within the ethers. Asana offers up an opportunity to lose oneself and find something divine. Unite the body, the breath and subconscious layers of desire. With the connection of sultry vibrations, breath, flow and intention; shed your skin, shed your ego and lets offer something up. Aho!


Sunday August 7, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
5 - Gaia Yoga Sanctuary

8:30am

Rhythm Sanctuary Ecstatic Dance Ritual - Totem & Ahva Lenay
Rhythm Sanctuary offers a safe, drug and alcohol free, sacred and "Altared Space" where community gathers into the arms of the Great Mystery to dance and be danced. We come together co-creating a hub for all ages, and all paths to seed our personal and collective intention, for the purpose of personal and planetary wholeing, celebration, and communion.

Sunday August 7, 2016 8:30am - 9:45am
4 - StarWater Stage

9:00am

Movement - Little Ones Yoga - Melissa Kennedy
With fun yoga movments and games kids will express what comes to their imagination. This workshop will allow them to breathe, move, and play while connecting them with their innate creativity.

Sunday August 7, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
9 - Children's Village

9:00am

Intro to Non- violent Direct Action - Razz Gormley
Non-violent Direct Action (NVDA) and Peaceful Civil Disobedience are two of our most powerful tools to overcome oppression and bring injustices to light. Attending one of these fun and engaging trainings will up-level your activist super powers and introduce you to the skills and critical knowledge necessary to effectively use NVDA in your social or environmental justice campaigns.

Razz Gormley, is a Campaign Director and founding member of Frack Free Colorado. A committed and passionate grassroots activist, Razz played a major role in supporting most of the local ballot measures to defend our Front Range from runaway Oil & Gas Development. He continues to support frontline and marginalized communities across our state to protect themselves from the inherent harms of fracking, with a focus on: self-empowerment, non-violent community defense, and grassroots movement building. Razz is also a member of the Coloradans Against Fracking steering committee, but is probably best known for his role as a climber in the #ShellNoPDX action, wherein he and 12 others rappelled from the St. John’s Bridge in Portland, OR and remained suspended for 40 hours in an attempt to block Shell’s Ice-Breaker from reaching a drill site in the pristine Chukchi Sea–an action which has called global attention to the issue of Arctic drilling and led to a cancellation of all of the area’s Oil & Gas leases for the foreseeable future.


Sunday August 7, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
7 - Workshop Tent

9:30am

Music - Jeff & Paige
Original, acoustic songs, skits, and interactive play to engage kids with nature, music, and movement. Expect quick costume changes, engaging, educational, science-focused kids' music and tons of audience participation!

Sunday August 7, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
9 - Children's Village

9:30am

Laughter Yoga - Jen Lennon
Come feel good now and let loose with laughter! We'll explore exercises designed to inspire your
playful, childlike self to emerge! Expect to have a great time laughing, smiling, and, yes, acting a
little ""silly"" while you move your body, raise your energy, and feel your stress melt away.


Sunday August 7, 2016 9:30am - 11:00am
9.1 - Healing Village

10:00am

Xerephine
Xerephine will captivate you. Her voice is like no other. Born and raised in the UK she carries celtic undertones and plays in an array of styles from upbeat ambient dance with deep bass to entrancing meditative soundscapes, featuring live harp and bodhran. There is always something to dive into. Her potent lyrics unfold like fairytales to reveal messages about life here on earth. Activism and a thirst for healing the earth and its inhabitants weaves its way through her lyrical web and lies at the heart of many of her songs.

With special guests such as Fiddle player and Violinist Bridget Law from Elephant Revival and Drummer Gilly Gonzales of Kan’nal, Lunar Fire, INTI & Lil Sumn Sumn she weaves her sound in a slightly unique way each time.


Sunday August 7, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
4 - StarWater Stage

10:00am

Get High With A Little Help From Your Friends - Flight Club (music by Rufus & Brahim)
This AcroYoga class will guide you into safe backbends and inversions in flight. Experience a supportive approach to inverting and back bending with the help of community. No partner or experience needed to play! Come with an open mind and a desire to play.


Sunday August 7, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
5 - Gaia Yoga Sanctuary

10:00am

Open Door - Tea Temple with Channa Bean & Lilly Sidhe (Community Gathering Space)
Teastresses Channa Bean and Lillian Sidhe welcome you to the Tea Temple this year at ARISE Festival. Stop by and sip from a selection of herbal tisanes and fine teas from around the world. The tea temple is a great place to retreat from the busy-ness of the festival, meet a new friend, dive into a deep conversation or get your cards read. Come join us for a sip or two.


Sunday August 7, 2016 10:00am - 1:00pm
8 - Wisdom Village

10:00am

Unitive Justice Cohearts - Unitive Justice Lodge
We are committed to social change and regenerative culture and in that spirit we have created a dedicated Unitive Justice Circle Lodge where you are welcome to schedule time here with a trained UJ facilitator. Unitive Justice was founded by Sylvia Clute and inspired by Restorative Justice best practices. UJ is a non-hierarchical, non-judgmental, non-punitive form of conflict resolution which can serve to accelerate cocreative endeavors as well! Come by the UJ Lodge and find out how this simple but profound process works, and put it to practice if you have a desire to uplevel your communication skills, or bring understanding between you and your cohearts.

Sunday August 7, 2016 10:00am - 1:00pm
8 - Wisdom Village

10:15am

The Permaculture Paradigm - Heath Perry
This workshop will offer a holistic regenerative design approach for living in a way that promotes health and vitality for all living systems, whether you live in an urban, suburban or rural area. You will learn sustainable methods for: personal health – how your home environment affects your well-being, growing, preparing and purchasing healthy & sustainable foods. Along with other personal and in-home products, water conservation – rainwater catchment, greywater, permaculture landscape design the slow/spread/sink principle, energy conservation – solar options, natural insulation, thermal mass, creative natural building – very small (coat hook) to large scale (floors, furniture, homes), and waste management through recycling, repurposing, composting.

Heath Perry has over 25 years of experience as a leading health educator in Miami, Denver, Los Angeles and currently Ojai, CA. As a guide for LIVIN’, Heath enjoys helping people overcome the real obstacles of injuries, insecurities, addictions, and every issue and excuse that comes up to keep us from being our most connected, confident and happy selves. Through personal training, therapeutic movement classes, nutrition and permaculture education, selfcare retreats and an online health program, Heath offers a full spectrum of guidance and support to those trying to shift to a life of vibrant health they’ve always wanted.


Sunday August 7, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
7 - Workshop Tent

10:30am

Movement - Kidz in Locomotion Making Shapes - Jocelyn Sousa & Libby Broughton
Explore various shapes we can make with our bodies and how we can build even bigger shapes using others. Promotes team bonding and compassion by allowing the kids to discover the many ways we can use our friends to build and fly.

Sunday August 7, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
9 - Children's Village

10:30am

Music - Chloe and Friends of Intuit
Family Songs for the Earth and all of her creatures.

Sunday August 7, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
9 - Children's Village

10:30am

Deep Peace Healing Meditation - RadianceMatrix
The Tibetan Healing bowls create a very pure sonic resonance that induces a deep inner stillness, mental calm and peaceful Feeling. They are a simple but powerful path to inner peace, which is something difficult to find in our busy technological world. This is an invitation to come breathe, relax and meditate. The sound of the bowls is accompanied by flutes, gentle singing and chanting of healing Sanskrit mantras. During the session participants may sit or lie down. You can bring a mat, blanket or pillow for extra comfort. And remember, it's okay to be in silence, it's okay to receive, it's perfectly natural to rest, to reconnect with yourself and to begin again. Hands-on healing work may be offered complimentary.There is a voluntary sharing time afterwards. The session is led by Paul Temple who has been a musician and meditator for many years. YouTube link: http://youtu.be/iBqWPiZdS2k


Sunday August 7, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
9.1 - Healing Village

10:30am

The Big Reconnect - With Each Other, the Earth, and a New Future
The Sunrise Dome is not only the heart of Dialogue, film, and playshops at ARISE Festival; it is the spiritual home of the residents of the Sunrise Ranch. Take the opportunity to connect with this community during the event. Attendees are welcome to attend this Sunday morning gathering. Please be timely and mindful of fellow attendees.

Including appearances by Bethany & Rufus, Julia Butterfly Hill, Sunrise Ranch Spiritual Director David Karchere, and more.

Sunday August 7, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm
6 - Big Sunrise Dome

11:00am

Authentic Embodiment in Motion - Jennifer Peck
Combining elements of Authentic Movement, meditation, and non-judgmental witnessing, we will co-create a fun and safe container in which to to explore a deeper and more embodied connection with yourself while relating with others, and allow oneself to be moved by deeper impulses beyond our cognitive, day-to-day mind. No previous experience necessary. Wear comfortable clothes, and be prepared to leave your mental conclusions about how your body wants to move behind.


Sunday August 7, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
9.1 - Healing Village

11:15am

Bluegrass & Bloodies w/ Blue Grama
Blue Grama is a hot bluegrass band out of Fort Collins, Colorado. Taking their name from the long-lived, warm season, native Colorado grass, Blue Grama blends the sound of the Appalachian hills with the high plains of the Rockies. Just as the grass roots hold tight to the soil, Blue Grama is deeply rooted in bluegrass tradition, inspired by greats like Bill Monroe, Earl Scruggs, and Del McCoury Band. The band has developed an innovative and unique sound that breaks new ground while still incorporating many elements of traditional folk music. Blue Grama’s repertoire includes a suite of original songs, as well as bluegrass standards and “grassy” cover tunes. The members of Blue Grama share a passion for music, taking every opportunity to feed their bluegrass habit, and share their music with others. The group has an onstage chemistry which is contagiously fun and energetic, and they love connecting with their fans.


Sunday August 7, 2016 11:15am - 11:40am
2 - Scene Stage

11:30am

Alais Clay
Born in Barranquilla, Colombia, and raised in Miami, Florida – Alais brings a unique and fiery voice to the conscious Colorado hip-hop scene. Driven by a fierce passion for social justice, animal justice and Earth Stewardship, Alais has dedicated her music for the last decade to the elevation of human consciousness, and the collective healing and evolution of our global tribe. In 2015, Alais helped co-found StarTribe Alliance – global superhero action network, and has been working with a dedicated team in Colorado to help develop an integrated, local, and international network of eco-village schools and sanctuaries. To learn more about StarTribe Alliance or to get involved, check out www.startribealliance.org . “Our actions are the movement…. our music is the soundtrack to the Revolution” ~Alais Clay


Sunday August 7, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
4 - StarWater Stage

11:30am

Music - Yo' Mamas and Papas
A band consisting of a rotating cast of parents from the Colorado music scene that want to bring a rockin' good time to children and all generations of the community. Mike Studeny shifted out of night time gigging and started performing for kids as a solo entertainer, including yoga and story time with his wife Linda Lou, after their daughter was born in 2009. Other talented parents expressed interest in expanding the party to a full band and it’s been a blast ever since. YM&P lays down their fun, positive Americana groove while weaving harmonies between their original music, upbeat covers and unique versions of classic children’s songs that everyone can dance to. Kids and their parents alike express that they just LOVE the music and the vibe. Come on out with your family….. And have some fun with ours!

Sunday August 7, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
9 - Children's Village

11:30am

Introduction to Aromatherapy - Brigitte Mars
Aromatherapy: An introduction to the fragrant healing craft. Learn about a few versatile oils that can be used to enhance the health of body, mind and spirit. We will discuss essential oils to improve immunity, to be used in first aid, oils to enhance mood, overcome addiction and even make cleaning more enjoyable.

Brigitte Mars is an herbalist and nutritional consultant of Natural Health with over forty years of experience. She teaches Herbal Medicine at Naropa University, and Heilseimestraskollin in Iceland. She has taught at Omega Institute, Esalen, Kripalu, Sivananda Yoga Ashram, Envision, and Arise Festivals, and The Mayo Clinic. She blogs for the Huffington Post and Care2. She is a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild. Brigitte is the author of many books and DVDs, including The Home Reference to Holistic Health and Healing, The Country Almanac of Home Remedies, The Desktop Guide to Herbal Medicine, Beauty by Nature, Addiction Free Naturally, The Sexual Herbal, Healing Herbal Teas, Rawsome! and co-author of The HempNut Cookbook. DVDS include Sacred Psychoactives, Herbal Wizardry for Kids of all Ages, Natural Remedies for Childhood Ailments and Natural Remedies for Emotional Health. Her latest project is a phone app called iPlant. Brigitte and her daughter, Sunflower Sparkle Mars run Herb Camp for Kids in Boulder, Colorado. Brigitte’s other daughter is world famous activist/yogini-actress/ supermodel, Rainbeau Mars.


Sunday August 7, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
7 - Workshop Tent

11:30am

Yoga Nidra: Meditating Through The Body - Nataraja Kallio (music by DJ Taz Rashid)

Arrive into the expansive field Being through the gateway of the body. Yoga Nidra (translated as ‘yogic sleep’) is a practice that involves sequentially circulating awareness through each part of the body (while in shavasana), allowing holding patterns to unknot, and stress to disintegrate.
Yoga Nidra is now showing its benefits not only in traditional yoga culture but in the fields of pain management and psychotherapy. It has proven effective in treating a wide range of afflictions including chronic pain, sleep disorders, addiction, p.t.s.d, low self esteem, anxiety and stress.

All Levels.
What to bring: mat and blanket and/or pillow.

Nataraja Kallio has been a student of Yoga since 1989. He is a professor, storyteller, and Chair of the Yoga Studies degree program at Naropa University. Seven years of study in India provided the initial foundation for his learning. There, he immersed himself in the contemplative traditions of Sri Vidya, Ramana Maharshi and Sri Aurobindo, as well as the Hatha Yoga lineages of Krishnamacharya (namely Iyengar and Ashtanga), Swami Sivananda, and Swami Satyananda. He has completed advanced studies with a wide variety of teachers, earning degrees in Religious Studies and Psychology. His teaching integrates the breadth of Yoga, from its meditative foundations, to its rich history, mythology and philosophy. As director of the only undergraduate Yoga Studies degree program in the U.S., Nataraja focuses on translating yoga to the west in a way that honors it’s roots and its integrative spirit.


Sunday August 7, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
5 - Gaia Yoga Sanctuary

11:45am

¡Los chicos Malos!

¡Los chicos Malos! is a newly formed group comprised of Jonny Jyemo on drums and timbales, Victor Mestas on keys, Scott Messersmith on congas, Gonzalo Teppa on Bass and Jose Alberto rounded out the sound on lead vocal. The band plays a combination of Cuban jazz, salsa, cha cha’s, and is based in the Denver area. As a five piece, the band can stretch out and approach the music with a more open mind and open format. Sometimes feeling more like a Descarga, this group is guaranteed to have you shaking it.

Scott Messersmith and Jonny Jyemo will also be teaching a workshop – Explorations in Afro-Cuban Percussion. We will explore clave and how it relates to latin music and how it is the central pattern which dictates the relationship to the beat. We will check out a rumba yambu, rumba guaguanco and rumba Columbia. We look forward to sharing this music with you!



Sunday August 7, 2016 11:45am - 12:45pm
1 - Eagle Stage

12:00pm

Movement - Learning Slacklining for Kids - Jeremy Kluge
Are you interested in slacklining? Join Jeremy to have an amazing time learning to balance and walk on a line suspended in the air!

Sunday August 7, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
9 - Children's Village

12:00pm

Painting Class - Elizabeth Banker
Learn painting techniques from Elizabeth Banker. Elizabeth Banker’s paintings explore the overlapping realms of the personal and collective human experience through symbolic motifs. A canvas and all painting materials will be provided.


Sunday August 7, 2016 12:00pm - 1:30pm
3 - TheUntz.com Presents Area 51

12:30pm

Kids Talent Show (at the StarWater Stage)
Come let your talents shine! Meet at Rainbow Lightning Village and walk together to the StarWater Stage.

Sunday August 7, 2016 12:30pm - 2:00pm
9 - Children's Village

12:30pm

Rhythmic Mythology Playshop for Couples - Melissa Walker
Join Melissa for a deep play journey into the somatic (body) connection found between two bodies on a connective path. Whether friends, lovers, newly committed, or longtime romantic partners, this playshop is an opportunity to explore relationship dynamics through a series of experiential vignettes. This playshop will include sensual touch, movement, and a development of rhythmic mythology.


Sunday August 7, 2016 12:30pm - 2:00pm
9.1 - Healing Village

12:45pm

Bluegrass & Bloodies w/ Blue Grama
Blue Grama is a hot bluegrass band out of Fort Collins, Colorado. Taking their name from the long-lived, warm season, native Colorado grass, Blue Grama blends the sound of the Appalachian hills with the high plains of the Rockies. Just as the grass roots hold tight to the soil, Blue Grama is deeply rooted in bluegrass tradition, inspired by greats like Bill Monroe, Earl Scruggs, and Del McCoury Band. The band has developed an innovative and unique sound that breaks new ground while still incorporating many elements of traditional folk music. Blue Grama’s repertoire includes a suite of original songs, as well as bluegrass standards and “grassy” cover tunes. The members of Blue Grama share a passion for music, taking every opportunity to feed their bluegrass habit, and share their music with others. The group has an onstage chemistry which is contagiously fun and energetic, and they love connecting with their fans.


Sunday August 7, 2016 12:45pm - 1:10pm
2 - Scene Stage

12:45pm

Children's Talent Show
Sunday August 7, 2016 12:45pm - 1:45pm
4 - StarWater Stage

12:45pm

Soil for Life - Earth Guardians
SOIL FOR LIFE is the new Earth Guardians campaign working to regenerate soil around the world as a tool for local resilience and climate mitigation. In this workshop you will learn about skills to add to your toolbox for soil building and get a sneak peek about the revolutionary testing method, Chromatography. Chromatography offers a portrait of the soil underneath our feet and provides a powerful visual component for remediation efforts. It’s estimated that if we increased carbon in the soil by just 0.4% we could offset 75% of all greenhouse gas emissions, all while providing healthy, organic food to our communities.

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez is a 15-year-old indigenous change agent, environmental actvist, public speaker, eco hip-hop artist and the Youth Director of Earth Guardians. He is a powerful voice on the front lines of the youth-led climate movement. Xiuhtezcatl performs internationally at music festivals, organizes demonstrations, and has spoken at over 100 high-impact rallies, events and conferences around th globe. He and his brother Itzcuahtli, regualarly give school presentations to ignite and inspire youth to step up as leaders and take action on behalf of the planet.
Robin Eden is a mother, artist, and environmental designer who works to promote secure, meaningful relationships with the planet, thru creative educational opportunities. Inspired to support young people that have a passion for the planet, she works with Earth Guardians, a global movement for Earth Justice. Robin is a writer, a strategist, and organizer for the Boulder Shambala Center Summer Symposium, Front Range Bioneers Conference, Rockies Edge Permaculture Design Course, and Regenerative Lifestyles, currently working towards building net-zero cities.
Russell Mendell is a writer, poet and community organizer focused on merging art and activism to inspire youth participation in climate solutions.


Sunday August 7, 2016 12:45pm - 1:45pm
7 - Workshop Tent

1:00pm

Songwriters in the Round - Jeff Austin (Jeff Austin Band), Marcus King (The Marcus King Band), Sarah Clarke (Dirty Revival)
The focus is on the song in this intimate dialogue and performance by and with these ARISE favorites.

Jeff Austin
Mandolinist Jeff Austin is unstoppable. He is celebrated for his fleet fingers and penchant for improvisation on stage, but those qualities also speak volumes about how he chooses to live. Austin has cultivated his natural musical abilities and allowed himself to be driven by his boldest instincts. In this way, he has been able to build positive, exciting momentum around his life’s greatest passion.
In 1998, Austin met Adam Aijala and Ben Kaufmann, with whom he and Dave Johnston would form the Yonder Mountain String Band. “My time with Yonder has taught me what is possible,” Austin says. “It has shown me that if you work hard at it and you believe in it and there’s a part of you that’s meant to do it, it will happen. It’s clichéd, but it’s true.”
It is with this history at his back that Jeff Austin has stepped out into the spotlight as a solo act. “My ideal sound is between Phish, My Morning Jacket, and Zac Brown Band.” Austin plans to continue songwriting for his solo project but might be weaving in a bit of mainstream. “I love writing a three-minute song with a hook that would grab a five-hundred-pound marlin as much as I like writing something that goes, ‘okay, after the bridge, it’s going to open up and just go wide.’” Indeed, “wide” is what Jeff Austin is all about. He wants new and different, complex and interesting. He wants everything the music world has to offer, and he’s willing to work hard to get it.

Marcus King
Songwriter. Guitarist. Singer. Bandleader.  At only 20 years of age, Marcus King’s dazzling musical ability is evident throughout The Marcus King Band, the young phenom’s 2nd full-length LP and first for Fantasy Records.  Operating within the fiery brand of American roots music that King calls "soul-influenced psychedelic southern rock," the album highlights King’s gorgeous, rough-hewn vocals, soaring guitar work and heartfelt songwriting all amidst a group of masterful musicians who, together, are quickly becoming one of the country’s most sought after live acts. 

Sarah Clarke
Sarah Clarke's band Dirty Revival has made their mark on the Pacific Northwest music scene. The unique ensemble led by Clarke's soulful vocals delivers powerful original tracks and superbly arranged classics with a resounding presence, no matter how big or small the venue. 


Sunday August 7, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
6 - Big Sunrise Dome

1:00pm

Open 12 Step Recovery Meetings - Unitive Justice Lodge
We meet daily at 1pm to help each other stay clean/sober/abstain from acting out on obsessions with compulsive behaviors anywhere, no matter what. Our message is that any person can stop using/acting out, lose the desire to use/act out and find a new way to live. Any one is welcome from any 12 step fellowship and anyone who thinks they may have a problem with substances and/or compulsive behaviors. We focus on solution and staying clean/in recovery in the context of the 12 steps.

Sunday August 7, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
8 - Wisdom Village

1:00pm

The Goddess and your Upper Chakras - Willow Arlenea (Women's Red Tent)
I help emerging mystics and sensitive souls by going into the shadow, pain, and stuck places, so we can reveal what hasn’t been seen, and what has been blocking the most empowered self. I guide you deep into the mystery of your being where your radiance resides. We will gather in sisterhood and explore the presence, power, pain, and purpose held within the upper In this experiential workshop we will dive deeper into sisterhood, the energy field, and the goddess. Bring your challenges with self-love, outer love, and authentic expression held within the fourth and fifth chakras. In the
sacred cauldron of sisterhood you will be seen, supported and inspired.


Sunday August 7, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
8 - Wisdom Village

1:00pm

Akasha Yin Yoga & Root Flute Soundbath: The Restorative Art of Space - Kali Basman (music by Dan Hansen & DJ Consciousness)
Akasha, the 5th element, directly translates to ‘upper sky’ or ‘space’. It is the primary element, the universal binding agent, from which the four secondary elements emerge and interact. Join us in this specialized Yin Yoga practice to cultivate true space and surrender. Enjoy a deeply restorative Root Flute savasana soundbath at 432Hz, the OM frequency.


Sunday August 7, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
5 - Gaia Yoga Sanctuary

1:15pm

Sadie Nardini and Salt & Bone
Sadie is a vocalist and worldwide yoga instructor. She is an Anatomy of the Core expert who brings fun, creative and next-level informative flow practices to help turboboost the power of any yoga style. Her band, Salt & Bone, will be performing onstage as well. Come to hear their primal, evocative and epic sound that will move you and set you free! Special guest guitarist, Bibi McGill, with Beyoncé’s band and an incredible musician and yogini in her own right.


Session 1 (Friday): The Core Strength Transformer: Learn all-new anatomy and the 5 Core Actions you need to know, in any yoga pose, to get twice the activation, strength, detox and power–and way less strain on the joints. Includes a short discussion, live music and creative sequencing.

Session 2: (Saturday): Rock Your Voice, Rock Your Flow: An empowering, breath and sound-based full body yoga flow! Fun and energizing, you’ll move, sweat, learn Sadie’s signature Seed Mantra Meditation and Solar Plexus Activator poses to bust fear, speak your truth –all to live music and creative & joyful sequences.


Sunday August 7, 2016 1:15pm - 2:00pm
1 - Eagle Stage

1:15pm

Healing the Ancestral Lineage - Paul Stover Soderman, Phil Little Thunder and Karen Little Thunder (Community Gathering Space)
Gather with Paul Stover Soderman, Phil Little Thunder and Karen Little Thunder as they invite you into discussion and cross-cultural ancestral healing through story telling and meaningful healing practices.


Sunday August 7, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
8 - Wisdom Village

1:30pm

Painting Class - Members of Apex Collective
Learn painting techniques from members of Apex Collective. A canvas and all painting materials will be provided.


Sunday August 7, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
3 - TheUntz.com Presents Area 51

2:00pm

WE DREAM DAWN
In 2006 I started searching for a place to intentionally broadcast some seeds, I ended up in a band called Elephant Revival, fulfilling some of my wildest dreams like traveling from forest to forest, living in a vegetable oil powered school bus and eventually playing some really neat places like Red Rocks. However, this dream about seriously growing one’s own food was growing louder and in November of 2013, Aera and I left Colorado to pursue permaculture style homesteading adventures on the border of Oklahoma and Kansas, its been rewarding and oh so very humbling.

I wasn’t planning on starting another band, it just happened, music happens wherever it wants, WE DREAM DAWN! is an attempt to find a symbiosis between art and sustenance. It began to take shape after harvesting sweet potatoes, Aera took a break and found out she had a knack for the electric bass, I said, “sweet!, do you want to learn all these songs, we’ve got a benefit gig this weekend”. You see, my friend is battling cancer so we set up a jam with some friends who have never heard any of these songs, to raise a little cash for her. Aera proceeded to learn to play the bass and a whole set of music in a week and Weston nailed it on the drums that night. Weston and I rode the same dusty rural route school bus, he knows a lot about sheep and tractors. So it clicked and the name “WE DREAM DAWN!” developed out of the idea that we can consciously realize our dreams or sleep them away, and it dawned on us later that we all really love each other. So here we are, we play what some may call dreamy post folk music. we like to watch plants grow. we are recording (albeit slowly). we have hope for the future. we dream dawn.


Sunday August 7, 2016 2:00pm - 2:25pm
2 - Scene Stage

2:00pm

Uniting Forces: The Dance between Masculine and Feminine - Valerie D'Ambrosio
Join Valerie DʼAmbrosio on a journey weaving together the psychological, emotional and physical aspects of the masculine and feminine energies. The imbalance of these energies has created a deep divide in the individual and the collective. We have spent too many years out of balance, and now there is a call for better integration between the two. (Lecture, discussion, meditation. Everyone welcome. Please bring a notebook)

For over two decades, Valerie D’Ambrosio, The Connection Coach, has cultivated an eclectic toolkit of approaches and has honed the perfect balance of left and right brain strategies and proven systems, as well as uses her intuition to lead clients to success. She is passionate about working with individuals who want to grow and who are optimistic and enthusiastic about doing the work. Valerie holds workshops and retreats throughout the year locally and globally.


Sunday August 7, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
7 - Workshop Tent

2:00pm

EcoConSensuality - Eryn 'Joy' Murphy
Flirt with flowers and explore consensual communion with Lover Earth in this eco-erotic playshop. Learn tools for somatic listening, subtle communication, and authentic relating that can open us to intimacy with Nature.


Sunday August 7, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
9.1 - Healing Village

2:15pm

Wild’N Free: Saving America's Last Wild Bison - Justine Sanchez (at the Ceremonial Fire)
Sixty million wild buffalo once roamed North America and nourished the land. Today, less than 4,000 free roaming, migratory bison struggle to survive. Buffalo Field Campaign (BFC) is a non-profit, direct action organization that works to defend America’s last wild bison and their ability to migrate freely within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
As a keystone species, wild bison deserve the same access that all other wildlife is given to our public lands that surround Yellowstone National Park. Buffalo are the only wildlife animals that are not allowed to migrate freely out of the park and onto public lands and BFC is working tirelessly to advocate for this majestic yet threatened species. The restoration of wild bison is not only achievable but paramount to ensuring a future for our children that includes healthy grasslands, soils, water, and abundance.
“Yellowstone territory, habitat of the last wild Buffalo Nation, is sacred ground…The Buffalo Nation has confirmed this fact by where they have ended up, continuing to survive in their natural migration, struggling to live in a peaceful manner.” ~ Chief Arvol Looking Horse, 19th Generation Keeper of the White Buffalo Calf Pipe of the Great Sioux Nation


Sunday August 7, 2016 2:15pm - 2:45pm
8 - Wisdom Village

2:15pm

Music - Jayma SuperLove
A one woman band, playing; Keys, Beats, Soundscapes, Clarinet, Sax, Flute, Singin and Experimenting! Head boppin' clown shoe wearing whatevers! Jayma will develop a LIVE recording session with everyone present! After she sets up the groove, THE KIDDOS fill in the holes! The weirder & more outlandish... the better!! **THIS INTERACTIVE PERFORMANCE WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A WORKSHOP - "The basis of the TCT Triangle" ~ What are words- and how do Theory, Technique and Creativity relate in a Musical Triangle.

Sunday August 7, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm
9 - Children's Village

2:15pm

Earth Guardians
The Earth Guardians spread activism through music. These young people are impacting their communities and creating change through the power of music. They are an honorable addition to the lineup. For The Earth Guardians & Arise Music Festival its more than about the music; its about change.

The Earth Guardians help coordinate and facilitate several different projects to help create a positive impact in communities worldwide.

Earth Guardians created a program called Rising Youth for a Sustainable Earth (RYSE). It is a diverse movement of young climate leaders who are taking action and empowering you around the world to do the same. The Earth Guardians believe in the power of youth to disrupt the global leadership status quo. These young activists understand the importance of taking corrective action, and bringing attention to pressing issues such as these.

Xiuhtezcatl, 14 and Itzcuauhtli, 12 are eco hip-hop artists and activists who write and produce music to educate their generation about the global environmental crisis and to inspire people of all ages to connect with their passions and move into positive, creative action. They have spoken and performed in the United Nations, at schools, colleges, conferences and music festivals worldwide. They often perform with their three sisters, Isa Caress, Tonantzin and Jasmine. HBO recently produced a music video of their original song “Be the Change.” Their new album Generation RYSE will wake you up, get you on your feet, and inspire you to take action to create a better world for future generations.


Sunday August 7, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm
4 - StarWater Stage

2:15pm

Film - One Track Heart
In 1970, Jeffrey Kagel walked away from the American dream of rock 'n' roll stardom, turning down the chance to record as lead singer for the band soon-to-be the Blue Oyster Cult. Instead, he sold all his possessions and moved from the suburbs of Long Island to the foothills of the Himalayas in search of happiness and a little-known saint named Neem Karoli Baba. ONE TRACK HEART: THE STORY OF KRISHNA DAS follows his journey to India and back, witnessing his struggles with depression and drug abuse, to his eventual emergence as Krishna Das, world-renowned spiritual teacher and Grammy nominated chant master.

Featuring interviews with Ram Dass (LSD Icon Richard Alpert), Rick Rubin (Grammy Award winning Producer), Sharon Salzberg (NY Times bestselling author), Daniel Goleman (two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee), as well as a musical score by J Mascis (Dinosaur Jr) & Devadas, this is the inspiring story of how one man’s heart-expanding journey continues to transform countless lives.



An Arise Dialogue about the film and its subject matter will immediately follow the screening of the film.


Sunday August 7, 2016 2:15pm - 4:00pm
6 - Big Sunrise Dome

2:30pm

TIERRO
TIERRO delivers a tribal beat dance jam experience. Band leader Tierro Lee (of Kan’Nal & Otis Taylor fame) is backed up by the legendary drumming skills of Jonny Jymo, master bassist Charlie Parker and a world class revolving roster of guest musicians and performance artists.


Sunday August 7, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
1 - Eagle Stage

2:30pm

The Art of Becoming - Jazmine Konane and Becky Hartt (Youth Temple)
The Art of Becoming is a choice and a daily practice that I wish to share with my community. Through meditation, artistic release and awareness of the body, there is a world of self discovery to explore. There is an indescribable beauty to every individual’s process of growth. With this workshop on The Art of Becoming, I hope to plant a seed of validation for everybody’s unique capacity to hold space for themselves.


Sunday August 7, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
8 - Wisdom Village

2:30pm

Radiant Self, Radiant World - Nichole Golden (music by Bhakti Explosion)
To brighten the world, we must first be bright in ourselves. This class is designed to create an inner body experience that exudes radiance. Radiance means, light. Light that is either emitted or reflected by something. For darkness of any kind; be it ignorance, hatred, judgment or fear to see the glow of dawn, we must usher forward this light. You are the light, my friends. Let's gather, breathe, shine and arise to the occasion of a world that needs your luminous, brilliant heart. 
 


Sunday August 7, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
5 - Gaia Yoga Sanctuary

2:45pm

Workshop - Dream Catchers & Crafts - Taylor the Tailor
Have fun making Dream Catchers and self expressive crafts.

Sunday August 7, 2016 2:45pm - 3:15pm
9 - Children's Village

3:00pm

Cacao/Kava Ceremony and Talk - Brigitte Mars, Bethy Lovelight & Ahva Lenay (Community Gathering Space)
Come experience the benefits of two healing plants that have long been used to open the heart and enhance communication. We will discuss their historical uses, physiological effects and savor the potency of these two medicinal allies. We have been evolving with plants for ages and have long sung their praises as allies and agents of healing. In this ceremony we shall also sing their praises as agents of solar energy with a special delivery to human consciousness!


Sunday August 7, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
8 - Wisdom Village

3:00pm

Painting Class - Randal Roberts & Morgan Mandala
Learn painting techniques from Morgan Mandala and Randal Roberts. Morgan Mandala and Randal Roberts are a visionary co-creative couple who have woven together their artistic processes to create a unified vision. A canvas and all painting materials will be provided.


Sunday August 7, 2016 3:00pm - 4:30pm
3 - TheUntz.com Presents Area 51

3:15pm

Mastery of Consciousness - Nandhiji
Immerse yourself in the inner journey with Nandhiji to unravel consciousness utilizing the secret powerful teachings of the Siddha Sages, the mystic yogis. With Mastery of Consciousness teachings awaken the inner fire of Mother Kundalini to be the Yogi, blossom each chakra to align to the genius of realities through Joy. Receive the empowered Siddha mantra initiations, simple yogic techniques, breath work and the grace of an ancient lineage of Sages. When we think from expanded consciousness, we manifest magnificent realities that our aligned to harmony, abundance, wellbeing and immense energies.

“These are moments when the intense enlightened energies of the Sages, as consciousness, reach each of us in ease. My purpose is to be the joyful instrument that can uplift humanity to amazing possibilities of consciousness. Imagine a million Mahatma Gandhis, Rumis and Einsteins! This is a possibility in our times. We are the realities of this consciousness.” – Nandhiji
Nandhiji is a mystic, yogi, visionary, humanitarian, artist, ecstatic chant musician, author and teacher from India. Nandhiji represents the path of the Liberated.
His message, “Awaken the inner lamp of wisdom and self-mastery, which has the power through joy to birth Genius.” Nandhiji envisions a humanity of ‘Consciousness in Action’ and a Planet Earth of Compassion through Yogic wisdom, enterprise and community.


Sunday August 7, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm
7 - Workshop Tent

3:30pm

WE DREAM DAWN
In 2006 I started searching for a place to intentionally broadcast some seeds, I ended up in a band called Elephant Revival, fulfilling some of my wildest dreams like traveling from forest to forest, living in a vegetable oil powered school bus and eventually playing some really neat places like Red Rocks. However, this dream about seriously growing one’s own food was growing louder and in November of 2013, Aera and I left Colorado to pursue permaculture style homesteading adventures on the border of Oklahoma and Kansas, its been rewarding and oh so very humbling.

I wasn’t planning on starting another band, it just happened, music happens wherever it wants, WE DREAM DAWN! is an attempt to find a symbiosis between art and sustenance. It began to take shape after harvesting sweet potatoes, Aera took a break and found out she had a knack for the electric bass, I said, “sweet!, do you want to learn all these songs, we’ve got a benefit gig this weekend”. You see, my friend is battling cancer so we set up a jam with some friends who have never heard any of these songs, to raise a little cash for her. Aera proceeded to learn to play the bass and a whole set of music in a week and Weston nailed it on the drums that night. Weston and I rode the same dusty rural route school bus, he knows a lot about sheep and tractors. So it clicked and the name “WE DREAM DAWN!” developed out of the idea that we can consciously realize our dreams or sleep them away, and it dawned on us later that we all really love each other. So here we are, we play what some may call dreamy post folk music. we like to watch plants grow. we are recording (albeit slowly). we have hope for the future. we dream dawn.


Sunday August 7, 2016 3:30pm - 3:55pm
2 - Scene Stage

3:30pm

3:30pm

Music - Liat
Sunday August 7, 2016 3:30pm - 4:15pm
9 - Children's Village

3:30pm

Nurture Dance - Damian Leuthold and Rachel Prairie Wiebeck
Haven't been gently rocked enough yet at Arise? Do you need to be held? Come with a partner to the Healers Village for a practice in Nurture Dance. This is not your typical dance, we will be primarily ground based, combining elements of Restorative Contact Improvisation, Partner Massage and common care. We will give guidance on various ways for couples to offer each other nurturing movement and touch. Wear clothing that will allow for free movement and secure coverage.


Sunday August 7, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
9.1 - Healing Village

3:45pm

The Heartifact
The Heartifact was born from the love shared between twin flames, who each remember the first time they laid eyes on each other. This sonic shamanic collaboration of Bri Summers & Rob Recker fuses elements of soulful hip-hop with a funky, island, folk twist and uses positive prayerful affirmations as the hooks, backed with tasty beat boxing. This desire to serve through sound and mantra became clear to both Rob & Bri in the spring of 2014, following a profoundly transformative ceremonial experience on Maui. Though they had both been musicians for years, they had been feeling largely unfulfilled in their musical expressions. It was only upon the clarity of their intention to produce songs of the heart frequency, songs of empowerment, that the hooks, melodies and riffs began to emerge. Since then it has been a constant practice for them to listen to their hearts and still their minds with the focused intention to continue on this path of protecting our planet, empowering our people, honoring our ancestors, and sharing our gifts.


Sunday August 7, 2016 3:45pm - 4:45pm
4 - StarWater Stage

3:45pm

Co-creative Counsel on the Archetypes of the Feminine - Lotus Satva (Women's Red Tent)
Join Lotus Satva in this co-creative council where we will tap into a field of collective wisdom exploring feminine archetypes and how they resonate with each of our unique experiences and identities. This unique form of council practice facilitates an experience of authentic relating from essence vs. ego, engaging each person’s heart, spirit, body and mind in receiving insight from source consciousness. This co-creative practice can expand your perspective on any topic— revealing universal truths, cultivating connection and resonance with others, and helping you clarify your own unique perspectives. Our focus on feminine archetypes will help bring attention to the different ways we have been influenced to perceive the feminine— ultimately helping us reclaim our awareness of and connection to our sacred power as women. Join us in this deeply unifying spiritual exploration of the essence of the feminine.


Sunday August 7, 2016 3:45pm - 4:45pm
8 - Wisdom Village

4:00pm

Natural Highs Yerba Mate Philosophy Circle - Natural Highs (Youth Temple)
Join us for us for deep conversation in community around philosophical questions while enjoying the Yerba Mate, an ancient tea ritual of sharing & connecting from South America.
We have been holding Philosophy Circles in different communities for over 15 years in order to share deep conversation and connection. We invite people of all generations, people facing inner or outer challenges, strangers, friends, and humans to share their passions, fears, and wisdom with each other. Come as you are and enjoy the magic that happens when people talk about existential questions in community.


Sunday August 7, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
8 - Wisdom Village

4:00pm

The Bluegrass Generals feat. Chris Pandolfi & Andy Hall of the Infamous Stringdusters
The Bluegrass Generals is the brainchild of Andy Hall and Chris Pandolfi of The Infamous Stringdusters. Chris and Andy act as the core of this ever evolving bluegrass super group. With a rotating cast of players, The Bluegrass Generals feed on the spontaneity and fire that comes from the unique musical chemistry in each of their performances. From bluegrass to newgrass and beyond the Generals bring jams and string band excitement to each special show.


Sunday August 7, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm
1 - Eagle Stage

4:30pm

Music - Xerephine (w/ special guest)
Siren songs with harps and harlequins.

Sunday August 7, 2016 4:30pm - 5:15pm
9 - Children's Village

4:30pm

Transition Theater
On the wave of the New Conscious Movement in the arts, Transition Theater is quickly becoming a buzz in Denver's contemporary art scene. Merging live original music and interpretive dancers with morphing digital imagery, a TT experience is sensually inspirational.
Founded in 2014 by Maxwellvision and Haggai Vardi, this talented group of artists, dancers and musicians are attracting a diverse audience who seek an alternative to mainstream productions.
Praised for originality and vision. Maxwell says, “It is a conscious effort on our part to explore, interpret and deliver themes that not only enhance our audience's spiritual awareness but that of our own as well”.
Life is a play. You and I and all of us are in Transition, Transition is Evolution.


Sunday August 7, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
6 - Big Sunrise Dome

4:30pm

Ayurveda 101 Body Temple - Akacia Rose (Community Gathering Space)
As women, we are re-discovering how to honor and tend to the rhythms of our bodies. In this workshop, we will explore the practical wisdom passed down across countless generations of women. Through the lens of Ayurveda, we'll discover a refreshing perspective on this too-often taboo topic and discuss self-care practices that will nourish you through these transformative times.


Sunday August 7, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
8 - Wisdom Village

4:30pm

Exploration in Afro-Cuban Percussion - Scott Messersmith & Johnny Jyemo

This workshop is an introduction to Afro Cuban music focusing on how the music relates to Clave. Scott and Jonny will teach some basic parts to Rumba and answer any questions participants may have about the fundamentals of Afro Cuban music. They will also explore the clave relating to the quinto and show how the quinto locks into all Cuban music.

Jonny Jyemo is a "1st call" drummer/percussionist from Denver, CO. He plays in various bands and is known for his versatility of drumming styles. From salsa to funk, reggae to rock, Jyemo puts his signature on the music while still faithfully respecting the roots. 

Scott grew up in New Orleans and began playing drums as a young child. Music has always been a huge part of his life and after being in bands throughout his younger life, moved to Colorado where he started the Motet and began shaping his interests in Cuban, African and Brazilian music. Scott has studied Cuban music intensively and continues to grow and learn, as the challenges of this music really have no limits. Scott is excited to share his knowledge and insight with Cuban music with friends at ARISE. Scott can be seen playing with The California Honeydrops, Sambadende, and Los Chicos Malos, as well as many other pick up gigs in the Denver/ Boulder area. We hope to see you at the workshop! 



Sunday August 7, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
7 - Workshop Tent

4:30pm

Living Light Yoga - Eartha Harris (music by Living Light)
Eartha Harris, will lead you in the personal practice she uses to inspire her creativity and stay grounded and healthy while gigging – complete with a downtempo Living Light set! The class is a mix of styles including vinyasa, kundalini, and hatha, and available to all levels. No previous yoga experience required.


Sunday August 7, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
5 - Gaia Yoga Sanctuary

4:45pm

"Dropping In" Men's Circle - Ethan Lanpher (Men's Lodge)
This circle is open to all men and anyone who identifies as such. It is open to both men who are versed in men’s work and men who have never sat in a group of men before. The focus of this group will be to drop into our heart space where greater vulnerability and connection is possible. We will concentrate our discussion on supporting each other, specifically on our personal journeys through a festival environment. This will be a sacred space where we can voice our longings, hurt, joys, fears, triggers, and whatever else may come up.


Sunday August 7, 2016 4:45pm - 5:45pm
8 - Wisdom Village

5:00pm

Ish/A\Ku
Sunday August 7, 2016 5:00pm - 5:45pm
3 - TheUntz.com Presents Area 51

5:00pm

Chakra Mandala Project - Laura Rose
Explore the inner world of your energy body through the rainbow spectrum mandala of the chakra system.
We will journey through each chakra in a dance-floor-sized mandala with guided visualizations, meditations and affirmations to support understanding in order to balance and revitalize these energy centers. Each person will receive customized energy-work along with an affirmation for the chakras that they focus on.

Sunday August 7, 2016 5:00pm - 6:30pm
9.1 - Healing Village

5:15pm

Parade! - Taylor the Tailor
Meet at the Rainbow Lightning Village to dress up and parade through the festival grounds!

Sunday August 7, 2016 5:15pm - 6:00pm
9 - Children's Village

5:15pm

The Marcus King Band
Young songwriter Marcus King’s debut album, Soul Insight, out now via Evil Teen Records, displays his stunning command of rock, blues, psychedelia, funk, soul and improvisation — all
with a distinctly Southern musical accent. It also brings the 19-year-old a step closer to his musical destiny.

“I guess I knew I was born to play guitar when I was seven,” King says. “That’s when I got my first electric guitar, and while all the other kids were outside playing, I’d be inside on that guitar. When I got in trouble in school, my daddy said I could choose between a spanking and getting my guitar taken away for a week. I took the spanking.”

Soul Insight is the explosive result of that dedication, magnified by another dozen years and more than a thousand nights playing in clubs — initially alongside his father, bluesman Marvin King — since the age of 11, just two years before Marcus formed his own group and stepped into the role of leader.

King’s talents and trajectory have already led his band across the country, and he’s opening shows for the Foo Fighters, Johnny Winter and, of course, Gov’t Mule and its leader, Warren Haynes. King emerged from his native Greenville, South Carolina, and its sister city Asheville, North Carolina, where Haynes was born. King hit Haynes’ radar thanks to the reputation the young artist has earned with his incendiary live performances. In December 2014, King and his band were invited to perform as part of Haynes’ annual Christmas Jam benefit, which occurs in Asheville’s U.S. Cellular Center Arena, the prestigious club the Orange Peel and other rooms around the musician-and-artist-heavy mountain city. A few months before that, the Marcus King Band had recorded Soul Insight at the Compound Studio, just south of Los Angeles in Signal Hill, California.

“Recording the album was a really organic experience,” says King, who also produced Soul Insight. “Whether I wrote the song or, in the case of the instrumentals, we developed them together as a band, we’d played them long enough so we were really comfortable with the material. And we lived at the studio while we were recording, so it was really laid back and comfortable. That let me relax and play my best.”

How good is King’s best? Good enough that Haynes picked up the album for his Evil Teen label and has signed on to produce its follow-up.

The proof of King’s developing virtuosity and vision is in the tracks. Soul Insight opens with “Always,” a riff-driven rocker about a spurned lover that brings King’s big burnished tone to the fore. “Boone” displays King’s acoustic side and reveals his talents as an arranger, opening with his singing slide resonator guitar and voice, and building to an explosive crescendo that echoes the influence of his own guitar heroes, including Haynes and his Allman Brothers Band foil Derek Trucks, and Jimi Hendrix. Soul Insight’s first single and album’s closing song, “I Won’t Be Here,” also echoes the Allman’s in King’s gorgeous, arcing vocal melody and the blend of King’s acoustic and electric guitars as he sings about the bittersweet experience of moving past an old romance into a new relationship.

“Warren and Derek were big influences on me,” King relates, citing the 2003 Allman Brothers’ album Hittin’ the Note and Trucks’ Grammy-winning Already Free as particularly inspiring. “That’s the level I aspire to with my own music,” King adds.

The instrumental “Fraudulent Waffle” channels those aspirations in a daring five-minute journey into the elegant, expansive jam world that was the Allmans’ forte and remains a hallmark of Gov’t Mule. King double tracks his instrument to emulate the Allmans’ signature twin guitar harmonies and then launches into a solo that embraces elements of jazz and blues before an exploratory duet with the album’s organist Alex Abercrombie.
Of course, King’s singing is every bit as potent as the sweet and surly voices of his guitars — a mix of his main Gibson SG, a Les Paul Deluxe and an ES-345 plugged into a pair of Fender Super Reverb amps run in stereo and teased by only one effect: a Tube Screamer overdrive pedal. King’s warm, soaring tenor reflects a variety of soul and blues greats he considers fuel for his songwriting and performing that includes Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin, Ray Lamontagne and Haynes.

But King’s first musical well was his father, a guitarist and singer whose Marvin King & the Blues Revival remains a staple of the Carolina music scene.

“My father is still my biggest musical hero,” King says. “I’d see him coming home in the early morning hours after gigs when I was a little kid, and I thought my dad had the coolest job ever. I wanted to carry on the lineage. His father played fiddle and guitar, and his grandfather played fiddle. So when he took me to play my first gigs with him when I was about 11, it already felt completely natural.”

“Natural” and “organic” are words King uses often. He puts a premium on writing songs that share his perspective on the world and in letting arrangements come to life in rehearsals and on the stage, evolving as the group plays them.

King says he’s already recorded more than two-dozen varied demos for Soul Insight’s follow-up. “The band’s current line-up is really perfect for me,” King explains. “With a trumpet and trombone we can have a really interesting instrumental color along with the guitar. Having an organ lets me get into the zone of classic jazz and blues. And with a percussionist and a drummer, we can do more elaborate rhythms and explore Latin music. So I have all I need to really take the music anywhere.

“Off stage, I’m a very introverted person,” he continues. “Making music is how I speak my mind and let people see the way I view the world — as a big, rich and colorful place with so much in it and so much to offer. And with Soul Insight, I think me and my band have come out kickin’, showing everybody who wants to listen what I’m all about.”

Band Members

Marcus King- Guitar/Vocals
Jack Ryan- Drums
Stephen Campbell- Bass
Justin “JJ” Johnson – Trumpet/Trombone
Matt Jennings- Organ/Keyboards
Dean Mitchell – Saxophone


Sunday August 7, 2016 5:15pm - 6:45pm
4 - StarWater Stage

5:30pm

Supaman
As a member of the “Apsaalooke Nation”, Supaman makes his home on the Crow reservation in Montana. The name “Supaman” hardly describes the person who Is Christian Takes Gun Parrish, a humble Native American dancer and hip hop artist who has dedicated his life to empowering youth and educating listeners with a message of hope through culture and music. He is a young energetic entrepreneur with tremendous leadership abilities. His presentation style and delivery are nothing short of captivating. Known for his tremendously powerful inspirational lyrics, he is in demand nationally with the purpose of spreading a positive message throughout Indian country and abroad. In 2005 he won a (Nammy) The Native American Music Award for his group “Rezawrecktion” and has since released three self produced projects which have all received national recognition and awards including the 2011 North American Indigenous Image Award for outstanding hip hop album!

Christian’s presentation combines Native American culture, humor, and urban hip hop culture which dazzles audiences, captivates listeners and breaks down stereotypes. For this he has gained the respect of his culture and generation. He is a champion fancy dancer traveling extensively on the powwow circuit throughout the U.S and Canada and lives a drug and alcohol free life. He also is a champion clown dancer and a Native American Flute player which adds to his uniqueness as a role model, not to mention a loving husband and father of three. The communicative talent along with the compassion that exudes from his life allows him to connect with people from all walks of life. His uncanny ability to motivate, encourage, and inspire through dance, humor and music keeps him at the forefront among his contemporaries.

Supaman has worked with numerous programs and tribes to help promote self worth, build moral character, build a positive sense of native identity. He has implemented his presentations to address the issues that he has experienced and is very passionate about.


Sunday August 7, 2016 5:30pm - 5:55pm
2 - Scene Stage

5:30pm

5:30pm

Traditional Friendship Dance - Danza Azteca (Community Gathering Space)
This ancient indigenous tradition that incorporates dance, song, drum and prayer comes from the Mexica tradition of Mexico. Through prayer and sacred alignment with our Earth Mother Tonantzin, the celestial Mexica bodies, as well as all the elements, we use our hearts and bodies to connect all of these energies, with the spiritual support and wisdom of our ancestors.

Join us in the opening ceremony of ARISE Festival, as well as at several other times in Wisdom Village to enjoy a Danza Azteca ceremony, as well as a Friendship Dance to find a space where your feet can connect with Tonantzin and your personal prayer may be shared.  

Sunday August 7, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm
8 - Wisdom Village

5:30pm

Traditional Friendship Dance - Danza Azteca (Community Gathering Space)
This ancient indigenous tradition that incorporates dance, song, drum and prayer comes from the Mexica tradition of Mexico. Through prayer and sacred alignment with our Earth Mother Tonantzin, the celestial Mexica bodies, as well as all the elements, we use our hearts and bodies to connect all of these energies, with the spiritual support and wisdom of our ancestors.

Join us in the opening ceremony of ARISE Festival, as well as at several other times in Wisdom Village to enjoy a Danza Azteca ceremony, as well as a Friendship Dance to find a space where your feet can connect with Tonantzin and your personal prayer may be shared.  

Sunday August 7, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm
8 - Wisdom Village

5:45pm

Bibi McGill
Bibi McGill was born and raised in Denver, CO and began playing guitar at the age of 12. After graduating from the University of Colorado with a degree in Music: Scoring and Arranging, Bibi moved to Los Angeles where she developed her aggressive, soaring, funky, soulful style in clubs all over the city. Her defined and transcendent lead guitar work led her to playing with Pink as well as Paulina Rubio & La Ley, where Bibi began to play arenas all over the United States and Latin America. Bibi has gone on to become Beyonce’s lead guitarist and musical director where she has served for almost a decade. Often called “the female Jimi Hendrix”, Bibi has played at the White House twice as well as in over 100 countries including her now legendary solos at the 2013 Superbowl and the Glastonbury Music Festival. Bibi’s style is ferocious, melodic and undeniable. She is considered one of the greatest rock guitarists alive.

Rolling Stone magazine quotes Bibi as being a “Zen Master, hippie, rock goddess who can seriously shred.” Bibi’s ferocity combined with her luminescent spiritual influence coalesce into an emotionally moving, driving, ethereal, “Bibi McGill Experience”.

A world renown yoga instructor, Bibi teaches and travels the world from her home base in Portland, Oregon where for the past several years she has developed her sound as a producer & DJ. Through her luscious rhythms and driving beats she evokes “vibrational medicine” thru the sound current. Bibi is known for her transcendent blend of Hypnotic, Glitch, Bass, World and Mantra music. Now also touring the world as a DJ, Bibi shares the healing power of music on Ecstatic Dance platforms around the world.

She has Djed alongside, The Polish Ambassador, Lapa, ILL-ESHa, CloZee, and The Human Experience. Bibi’s near obsession with wellness on every level has translated into her music where she has also worked with Kirtan artists, Shantala, Karnamrita Dasi, Tina Malina, Simrit Kaur, Jai-Jagdeesh, The Hanumen and has produced an single for Gurunam Singh.

Bibi is a force of nature crisscrossing the globe, DJing, producing music, teaching yoga and giving health and wellness seminars internationally.


Sunday August 7, 2016 5:45pm - 6:45pm
3 - TheUntz.com Presents Area 51

5:45pm

6:00pm

Kalangi Kundalini Yoga - Nandhiji Tapasyogi (music by More Than Physics)
Experience this life changing mystical yogic teachings of the Siddhas with Nandhiji! Nandhiji imparts the empowering experiences through potent and simple yogic tips that serve as a ‘software’ to enhance our daily yoga practice. The intent of Kalangi Kundalini Yoga is- to awaken the inner lamp as the perpetual state of joy ; to expand consciousness through yogic sequences and climb above the mind to be the limitless consciousness of the timelessness to define time, the Now. Nandhiji states, “Through Kalangi Kundalini Yoga, master the inner world to attain the empowerment of consciousness. Uplift humanity by being the Yogi. “Kalangi Kundalini Yoga is the hath yoga facet of Mastery of Consciousness teachings of Nandhiji.


Sunday August 7, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
5 - Gaia Yoga Sanctuary

6:00pm

Elephant Revival
Elephant Revival is a unique quintet of multi-instrumentalists blending elements of gypsy, Celtic, Americana, and folk. Brought together by a unified sense of purpose, Elephant Revival communicates the importance of harmony among all living things and use music to unite us in ways that no other medium can.

Elephant Revival is also leading a session on how songs take shape on Friday, August 5th in the Big Sunrise Dome from 7:30 - 8:30pm. The process of introducing, arranging and delivering songs as a band.


Sunday August 7, 2016 6:00pm - 7:30pm
1 - Eagle Stage

6:30pm

6:30pm

BUTOH: Embodying the Essence - Maureen 'Momo' Freehill
Sensation and imagination move us from the soul level. We are inspired by our true nature and intimacy with the body's connection to the landscapes within and all around us.


Sunday August 7, 2016 6:30pm - 8:00pm
9.1 - Healing Village

7:00pm

7:00pm

Xerephine
Xerephine will captivate you. Her voice is like no other. Born and raised in the UK she carries celtic undertones and plays in an array of styles from upbeat ambient dance with deep bass to entrancing meditative soundscapes, featuring live harp and bodhran. There is always something to dive into. Her potent lyrics unfold like fairytales to reveal messages about life here on earth. Activism and a thirst for healing the earth and its inhabitants weaves its way through her lyrical web and lies at the heart of many of her songs.

With special guests such as Fiddle player and Violinist Bridget Law from Elephant Revival and Drummer Gilly Gonzales of Kan’nal, Lunar Fire, INTI & Lil Sumn Sumn she weaves her sound in a slightly unique way each time.


Sunday August 7, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
3 - TheUntz.com Presents Area 51

7:15pm

Guitar Summit - Eddie Roberts (The New Mastersounds), Ross Martin (Jeff Austin Band), Mike Tallman (Euforquestra) w/ Dave Watts & Ben Rubin (Felabration!)
Here we’ll see how broad the art of guitar playing can be. This chock-full of talent playshop will feature three unique guitar players and take a closer look at how they approach their artistry with their characteristic styles on full display. Then they’ll get into some exploratory jamming with backing musicians Dave Watts and Ben Rubin of Felabration (and The Motet)! Join Eddie Roberts (The New Mastersounds), Ross Martin (Jeff Austin Band) and Mike Tallman (Euforquestra) in what promises to be a memorable session of 3 amazing guitarists.

Eddie Roberts 
Eddie Roberts is the band leader, guitarist and producer of UK funk group The New Mastersounds. He originally put the band together in 1999 to play The Cooker nightclub in Leeds, UK. Fast-forward 17 years and his recorded catalogue boasts 30 or more singles, 15 studio albums, 4 live albums, 1 remix album and various compilation albums.     As an example of the respect The New Masterounds command, Peter Wermelinger - DJ, collector, and author of the crate-diggers’ bible The Funky & Groovy Music Lexicon - places the 2001 NMS track ‘Turn This Thing Around’ in his all-time top- ten tunes, along with the likes of Eddie Harris, Funkadelic, and Herbie Hancock. The New Mastersounds are at the very top of an elite selection of acts that bring the true soul out of funk.

Ross Martin
Guitarist Ross Martin has been performing, writing and teaching music for over 20 years.  In collaborations that span the worlds of bluegrass, jazz and folk music, he has worked with Matt Flinner, Ron Miles, Tony Furtado and many others.  Ross will be performing at the 2016 ARISE Festival with the Jeff Austin Band and The Bluegrass Generals.

Mike Tallman
Since 2003, Mike Tallman has been making a name for himself on the American touring circuit as the guitarist for Eufórquestra, a band with an ever-evolving sound that has been influenced by music from all over the world with an emphasis on funk, pocket and groove. For over a decade the band has been igniting dance floors across the country, blending the roots of funk, soul, afrobeat, reggae and dub to create a sound that “explodes, dances and melts in your ear with sheer bliss"(Chris M. Slawecki; AllAboutJazz.com).
Tallman picked up the guitar at the age of 11 after discovering the music of Seattle and the grunge rock movement. From there he, like many young guitarists, discovered his dad’s record collection and dug deep in to the music of Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and the Grateful Dead, among others. Over the years, his growth as a musician has led him to study jazz, funk, bluegrass and many international styles such as reggae, dub, afrobeat, soukous, and highlife.


Sunday August 7, 2016 7:15pm - 8:15pm
6 - Big Sunrise Dome

7:15pm

Dirty Revival

Portland born, Dirty Revival has evolved from the confines of a basement, to some of PDX’s most sought after stages. Their soulful sounds and energetic beats deliver an atmosphere that enraptures any audience.

Led by the soulful vocals of Sarah Clarke, Dirty Revival has made their mark on the Pacific Northwest music scene. The unique ensemble delivers powerful original tracks and superbly arranged classics with a resounding presence, no matter how big or small the venue.

The dynamic, seven-piece soul outfit shines on stage, and defines influences from funk- and soul-infused icons of the past. DR has shared the stages with musical heavy-hitters such as George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Slick Rick, Nappy Roots and Gift of Gab, and have several regional tours already under their belt.



Sunday August 7, 2016 7:15pm - 8:30pm
4 - StarWater Stage

7:30pm

Punch Drunk Munky Funk
Punch Drunk Munky Funk is a four piece band based out of Fort Collins, Co. With a sound inspired by jazz, progressive funk, hip hop, rock and electro/dance driven by improvisation and tight arranging, Punch Drunk leans towards the darker edge of the sonic world. Using guitar, bass, synthesizers, drums and percussion to push the envelope of jamming and create an experience for listeners, their live show is high energy and musically compelling.

PDMF has been touring for three years and gained a dedicated following on the Front Range. Experimenting with many sounds and directions, they have worked with several line ups to hone in on their unique voice. Dark, gritty, funky. Currently self-managed, booking all of their own shows and doing all their own marketing, Punch Drunk has shared the stage with Victor Wooten, Larry Keel, The Motet, Trevor Hall, Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros and many other nationally successful bands. They have played Wakarusa, the main stages at Arise and Pardeepalooza, the Mishawaka, Unify Festival and the Sustainable Living Fair. Summer 2016 has them looking forward to playing tons of festivals, outdoor concerts and venues all over the region. Check their website for summer tour announcements, live tracks and band info at Punchdrunkmunkyfunk.com or facebook.com/punchdrunkmunkyfunk.


Sunday August 7, 2016 7:30pm - 7:55pm
2 - Scene Stage

8:00pm

Moment Of Unity
Sunday August 7, 2016 8:00pm - 8:15pm
1 - Eagle Stage

8:00pm

Lucid Vision
“I believe we are able to inspire, awaken, and reach new levels of connection through music.”
Lucid Vision takes listeners to a melodic and soulful realm of electronic-laced genre bends. Through the combination of live guitar with the unique world of designed sound, Lucid Vision demonstrates a natural balance of live-electronic music. Infinite potential unfolds as you delve into the high energy experience of Lucid Vision’s music, which then leaves the listener in an inspirational state. Lucid Vision’s music and ideals have led him to astounding heights for a young performer, but this limitless experience has just begun.


Sunday August 7, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
3 - TheUntz.com Presents Area 51

8:15pm

Ziggy Marley
Seven time GRAMMY award winning recording artist Ziggy Marley will release his sixth solo studio album, Ziggy Marley, on May 20th through Tuff Gong Worldwide. Recorded in Los Angeles and produced by Ziggy, the new self-titled album marks his first release in 2 years, following 2014’s critically acclaimed Fly Rasta, which took home the 2015 GRAMMY award for Best Reggae Album.


Sunday August 7, 2016 8:15pm - 10:00pm
1 - Eagle Stage

9:00pm

HÄANA
Echoing the sounds of the Nordic coast and urban dance halls, sound artist HÄANA blends traditional melodies and improvised instrumental/vocal music with cutting edge electronic sounds, counting Massive Attack, Björk, Phaeleh, Trentemøller, and Ólafur Arnalds as influences in crafting her production. The resulting sonic palate takes listeners on “a kind of Massive Attack-esque mystical journey” (PopMatters), whose destination is a crossroads between classical and contemporary, organic and man-made, familiar and mysterious. HÄANA has shared the stage with numerous musical giants (The Rolling Stones, Kanye West, Bassnectar, MOBY, The National, EOTO) and appears on releases by Irma Thomas, Beats Antique, Random Rab, An-Ten-Nae, Desert Dwellers, among others. “Sonic stardust.” (Vogue) “Luminous frequencies and violin instrumentation tied with foreign Icelandic lyrical messages are found in her voice…” (AfroMonk) “It has the ability to seep into your soul in ways only orchestral and electronic music can.” (Infectious Magazine)


Sunday August 7, 2016 9:00pm - 10:00pm
3 - TheUntz.com Presents Area 51

9:00pm

Felabration!
This is NOT your average Fela Kuti tribute! Featuring an allstar cast of musicians from the Colorado music scene (The Motet, Euforquestra, and Atomga) and vocalist Amayo from Anitibalas, this 15 piece wall of sound (7 horns, 3 percussionists, 2 guitars, keys, bass, and drums) is coming together to celebrate the music of the funkiest African superstar in history. This is not just afrobeat, but a mash-up of those timeless Fela songs with funk, house, disco that bring a whole new energy to the music. This will be the funkiest, non-stop, dance-party, throw-down that Colorado has seen in a long time….get ready to sweat!!


Sunday August 7, 2016 9:00pm - 10:30pm
4 - StarWater Stage

10:00pm

Punch Drunk Munky Funk
Punch Drunk Munky Funk is a four piece band based out of Fort Collins, Co. With a sound inspired by jazz, progressive funk, hip hop, rock and electro/dance driven by improvisation and tight arranging, Punch Drunk leans towards the darker edge of the sonic world. Using guitar, bass, synthesizers, drums and percussion to push the envelope of jamming and create an experience for listeners, their live show is high energy and musically compelling.

PDMF has been touring for three years and gained a dedicated following on the Front Range. Experimenting with many sounds and directions, they have worked with several line ups to hone in on their unique voice. Dark, gritty, funky. Currently self-managed, booking all of their own shows and doing all their own marketing, Punch Drunk has shared the stage with Victor Wooten, Larry Keel, The Motet, Trevor Hall, Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros and many other nationally successful bands. They have played Wakarusa, the main stages at Arise and Pardeepalooza, the Mishawaka, Unify Festival and the Sustainable Living Fair. Summer 2016 has them looking forward to playing tons of festivals, outdoor concerts and venues all over the region. Check their website for summer tour announcements, live tracks and band info at Punchdrunkmunkyfunk.com or facebook.com/punchdrunkmunkyfunk.


Sunday August 7, 2016 10:00pm - 10:25pm
2 - Scene Stage

10:00pm

Living Light
Living Light is on a mission to uplift and inspire her listeners. This is a mission that Arise Music Festival 2016 can hop on board with. Living Light’s danceable yet soothing, melodic, euphoric, and sometimes mysterious. The music of Living Light offers glimpses into fantastical worlds filled with fluttering flutes, deep dub baselines, and sparkling electronic fairydust, topped off with the occasional sample-drop of knowledge; just enough to pull anyone out of the daily grind and inspire daydreams of what could be. These are the feelings Arise Music Festival wants to highlight.

It simultaneously refers to living non-materialistically, maintaining a positive outlook, as well as all life originating from star-stuff. Living Light’s first full length album “Ecliptic Visions” was released on Desert Trax to an overwhelming response, holding steady as Beatport’s #1 Dub/Reggae release for 3 weeks straight, and landing at #2 and #3 in Beatport’s Chillout and Electronica charts. A new 2-part album and a boat load of remixes are currently rolling out for 2016.

With coast-to-coast festival appearances, a Beatport chart-topping album, and releases on Desert Trax continuing to roll out, she shows no signs of stopping any time soon. Make sure not to miss Living Light at Arise Music Festival August.


Sunday August 7, 2016 10:00pm - 11:00pm
3 - TheUntz.com Presents Area 51

10:25pm

Lunar Fire Ritual Performance Art - Aerial Stage
Let go of all familiarity and climb into a world of fantasy, alchemy, dreams and magic with mythmakers Lunar Fire. Formed in 2002 on Lake Atitlan, Guatemala when legendary band Kan’Nal’s dance troupe expanded theatrical storylines to feature talented aerialists, fire spinners and dancers. Inspired by personal voyages Lunar Fire pays homage through dance and music to our ancestors and future generations of urban and ethnic cultures universally to inspire a new paradigm. Dreaming the Future!
“Musical impresarios and masters of illusion.” Denver Westword


Sunday August 7, 2016 10:25pm - 10:40pm
2 - Scene Stage

10:45pm

Everyone Orchestra

Conducted by Matt Butler and Featuring: 

Bridget Law & Bonnie Paine (Elephant Revival)

Eddie Roberts & Joe Tatton & Pete Shand (The New Mastersounds)

Jeff Austin (Jeff Austin Band, Formerly of YMSB)

Dave Watts & Gabe Mervine & Drew Sayers (The Motet)

Bibi McGill (Beyonce)

Sage Cook (WE DREAM DAWN)

Sarah Clarke (Dirty Revival)

Tierro (Kan'Nal)


Sunday August 7, 2016 10:45pm - Monday August 8, 2016 12:15am
1 - Eagle Stage

11:00pm

Skydyed
Emerging from Fort Collins, Colorado, Skydyed is a three-piece band that blends cutting edge electronic production with live instrumentation. Featuring Andrew Slattery on bass synths and bass guitar, Max Doucette on guitar and synth, and Shane Eagen on drums, the band integrates generations of the state’s extensive musical heritage with their own deep-seated ties to the electronic music scene. With roots in rock, funk and jazz, Skydyed has created their own, diverse sound that intertwines organic live drums, bass and guitar through soulful jam, hard-hitting bass and profound break-beats. With their unique and advanced production, Skydyed has established itself as a can’t miss performance that bridges the gap between electronic and live music.

Since their emergence in early 2014, Skydyed has seen their presence ascend exponentially. Already, they have donned the stage at Euphoria Music Festival, a sold out Boulder Theatre with Papadosio, as well as the legendary Red Rocks Ampitheatre at the second annual ‘Feed The Rocks’ event. Their debut album, ‘A Quantum Dream’ is available for free download on iTunes, Spotify and Amazon, Worldwide.


Sunday August 7, 2016 11:00pm - Monday August 8, 2016 12:30am
4 - StarWater Stage

11:15pm

Bass Physics
Bass Physics is a Denver-based duo consisting of A.P. Adair & Luke Sims that came together with one objective in mind: to spread positive vibes through the power of music. Their genre-bending sound is made up of soulful electronic beats fused with live guitar and keys. While some songs weave beautifully expressive sonic landscapes, others explode with power and energy.


Sunday August 7, 2016 11:15pm - Monday August 8, 2016 12:15am
3 - TheUntz.com Presents Area 51

12:15am

Final Thank You
Monday August 8, 2016 12:15am - 12:30am
1 - Eagle Stage

12:45am

Dirtwire
Dirtwire sits on the back porch of Americana’s future, conjuring up a swamptronic space cowboy sound with traditional instrumentation, global percussion, and electronic soundscapes.

Comprised of multi-instrumentalists David Satori (Beats Antique) and Evan Fraser (Hamsa Lila; BOLO), each performance brings the audience to a mysterious crossroads at an imaginative and seductive moment in time. The result is a rebirth of Americana and beacon for a post-millennial return to down-home goodness.

The Dirtwire duo met at the California Institute of the Arts while studying World Music Composition. Both members of other successful music projects – Satori as part of the sensational electronic dynamo group Beats Antique and Fraser at the helm of world groove bands Hamsa Lila and Stellamara – their unique chemistry led to a continued musical friendship throughout the years.
In 2012 they released their debut album, attracting everyone from electronic dance junkies to traditional world and roots music toe-tappers. With their first self-titled release, Dirtwire was introduced to the world and a new family was founded.

Following their 2012 debut, an unlikely meeting with Kongar ol Ondar in San Francisco led to the creation of their second release, the Ondar EP, featuring the Genghis blues legend on vocals along with remixes by Dimond Saints and 310 that intertwined the sounds of tuvan throat singing with organic world beats with a tribal dance floor rhythm. Later that year, The Carrier EP was born featuring vocals by Rising Appalachia in the stand-out single, “The Well.”


Monday August 8, 2016 12:45am - 2:15am
3 - TheUntz.com Presents Area 51

1:00am

The New Mastersounds
For their landmark tenth studio album, The New Mastersounds trace the New Orleans side of their funky family tree back to their roots. Made for Pleasure, due out October 2, 2015 from revered independent label, Royal Potato Family, was recorded at The Living Room, a converted wood-frame church directly across the Mississippi River from downtown New Orleans. The British foursome’s latest collection of infectious grooves is steeped in those storied waters and the rich musical history they’ve carried. For the occasion, The New Mastersounds – guitarist Eddie Roberts, drummer Simon Allen, bassist Pete Shand, and keyboardist Joe Tatton – invited several guests to join them in the studio. Longtime compatriot Mike Dillon recorded with the band for the first time, while former American Idol semi-finalist and Native American activist Charly Lowry leant her powerfully soulful vocals to three tracks. Tenor saxophonist Joe Cohen and trumpeter Mike Olmos, both members of Roberts’ Stateside band, the West Coast Sounds, also joined the sessions. A late addition was Denver-based reggae singer Spellbinder, who added his distinctive vocals to an unexpected cover of Iggy Azalea’s hit “Fancy.” The title Made for Pleasure – which is taken from the organ-driven, Meters-influenced opening track – captures both the band’s guiding mantra and the raucously seedy underbelly of the Big Easy. “That’s very much the ethos of the band,” Roberts explains. “We make music for our own pleasure and for other people’s pleasure. It’s about sharing energy with an audience, whether it be live or listening at home.” That energy was in flux when the band reunited in the studio for a week last January. Roberts, usually the Mastersounds’ chief songwriter and musical director, found himself suffering an unusual bout of writer’s block. Far from resulting in a less-inspired album, however, the affliction led to the rest of the band contributing ideas and developing them live in the studio, leading to their most collaborative effort to date.


Monday August 8, 2016 1:00am - 2:30am
4 - StarWater Stage
 
Monday, August 8
 

8:00am

Closing Fire Grace Ceremony - Nandhiji (at the Ceremonial Fire)
Nandhiji envisions a humanity of ‘Consciousness in Action’ and a Planet Earth of Compassion through Yogic wisdom, enterprise and community- with his three visions: Empowerment, Community, and Consciousness! We gather to harvest the pearls of our days together on this sacred land and in the amazing company of each other.
To send our bountiful goodness out in a ripple, on the wind, through a song, a prayer, a deep breath, or perhaps a poem. Let us condense the beauty, expand the love and cause a world
regenerated and sustained by our caring actions.


Monday August 8, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
8 - Wisdom Village