Tag: Transformational Festivals

Sonic Bloom 2014 Preview

SONIC BLOOM, the nation’s premier boutique electronic music festival, is pleased to announce their initial lineup including Tipper, EOTO, The Polish Ambassador, Ott, Random Rab, Desert Dwellers and Shpongle!

The festival will once again be held during the Summer Solstice on June 19-22, 2014, at a gorgeous new site location, The American Safari Ranch in South Park, Colorado.


Featuring a breathtaking 360 degree mountain panorama and views of the continental divide, this new site in South Park is purely Colorado.

The size of the site will allow for a car camping option, meaning no more shuttles, just a short walk from the stage to cars and campsites. There will be an indoor saloon with a bar, games and a DJ booth and VIP packages will include multiple optional on-site lodging packages.

In his only appearance in Colorado in 2014, Tipper will be performing two sets at SONIC BLOOM with accompaniment from legendary visual artists Android Jones & Johnathan Singer. SONIC BLOOM is also pleased to present the return of EOTO who played their very gig at the first SONIC BLOOM back in 2006 plus The Polish Ambassador, “the world’s funkiest diplomat.”

Unifying a cast of some of the world’s most electrifying musicians, performers, visionaries and artist, SONIC BLOOM, is an inspiring showcase of the best Colorado’s vibrant EDM scene and is at the forefront of the transformative festival movement. SONIC BLOOM has been credited for helping to break the careers of Bassnectar, The Glitch Mob, Beats Antique and Pretty Lights as it is known for discovering and hosting the most progressive electronic innovators and live electronic acts with styles that span the electronic music spectrum: from the highly celebrated to completely unknown.

In that spirit, this marks the first year of The Road to SONIC BLOOM Tour, which will send a roving lineup of present, past and future SONIC BLOOM, Sonic Blossom and The Unified Field performers across the country to spread the BLOOM vibe. A combination of wildly varied lineup of DJs, producers, live electronic acts, with painters, dancers and performance artists will criss-cross the country this spring as we approach the summer festival. See a full list of dates and cities below.

To purchase tickets for SONIC BLOOM, please visit the official website: www.sonicbloomfestival.com.

Road to SONIC BLOOM Tour Dates:
Mar. 06 – Rebar – Seattle, WA
Mar. 07 – Refuge – Portland, OR
Mar. 08 – Domino Room – Bend, OR
Mar. 15 – WOW Music Hall – Eugene, OR
Mar. 19 – Canal Club – Richmond, VA
Mar. 20 – 8×10 – Baltimore, MD
Apr. 04 – 1904 Music Hall, Jacksonville, FL
Apr. 05 – The Nest, Miami, FL
Apr. 10 – The Parish, Austin, TX
Apr. 11 – Easter Island Festival, Keetonville, OK
May 2-3 Cervantes, Denver, CO

SONIC BLOOM’S Network:
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/sonicbloomfestival

Instagram: http://instagram.com/sonic_bloom

“Few events encapsulate Colorado’s electronic music scene like the sold out SONIC BLOOM”
Denver Post, 2013

“Fusing the freewheeling spirit of jam-based acts with the dance-floor-driven aesthetics of electronic music, this festival offers a fresh take”
Denver Westword, 2010

“One for the books”
Got Bass Music, 2012

“A must-see concert experience”
Colorado Daily, 2011

“Colorado’s biggest little music festival.”
Magnetic Magazine, 2012

“Quickly becoming one of the summer’s most highly anticipated events”
Headstash Magazine, 2012

“Sonic Bloom has grown to be one of the greatest showcases of all things beautiful in the electronica music scene”
Marquee Magazine, 2012

“Sonic Bloom takes the idea of a music festival and pairs it with the Burning Man philosophy of generosity, creativity, self-expression, and a fully immersive sensory experience”
Live Music Blog, 2012

“Sonic Bloom festival has delivered yet another stellar line up that stacks up against even the largest festivals in the country.”
PressPlayColorado.com,2012

“SONIC BLOOM has become synonymous with cutting edge electronic music.”
Listen Up Denver, 2012

“Truly an unmatched sensation at any gathering I’ve ever been to, the smiles were enough to call it success”
Lost In Sound, 2012

Gem & Jam 2014 Preview

Gem & Jam 2014 Lineup

Funny how our ears and eyes can never get enough isn’t it? 2014’s Gem & Jam Festival is bringing all the right remedies with three nights of tantalizing music and intergalactic live art.

The 8th Annual Gem and Jam returns to 1102 W. Grant in Tucson, Arizona from February 7th-9th 2014.



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Euphonic Conceptions, Infinite Music, New Earth MuZiQ & Challenger present:

GEM & JAM FESTIVAL 2014

Featuring…

LIVE PAINTING BY:
ALEX & ALLYSON GREY

MUSIC BY:
THE MOTET
BOOMBOX
RANDOM RAB (LIVE BAND)
THRIFTWORKS
BLUETECH
ELIOT LIPP
DESERT DWELLERS
RUSS LIQUID
ALEX GREY & ALLYSON GREY
MIMOSA
PURITY RING (DJ Set)
LOVE & LIGHT
TWO FRESH
KALYA SCINTILLA
SUPERVISION (Pretty Lights Music)
PAUL BASIC (Pretty Lights Music)
SOULULAR
INSIGHTFUL
MARVEL YEARS
NICO LUMINOUS
TREAVOR MOONTRIBE
AMANI
MATT HAZE
KRUZA KID
SMOKOVICH
SMASH & GRAB
BOGL
VNDMG
DIGITAL CONNECTION
LOST OPTICAL
NVO
SPAFFORD
ENDOPLASMIC
MACRODOT
THE BENNU
JOSHUA POCALIPS
ADAM JOEL
ELECTRIC FEEL DJ’S

** All 3 Nights with visuals by Johnathan Singer
** Live Art, Performances, Gem & Mineral vending
** Travel / Hotel packages available
** Late Night Afterparties
** Day time Gem show tours
** Drawing Workshop w. Alex Grey

Tickets:
– Discount Presale 3 Day Pass ( for 1 Person )
Cost: $115.00

Travel Packages:
Platinum VIP ( for 2 People )
– Double or king room at Holiday Inn Express for 3 nights (within walking distance to the festival)
– 2 x 3-day passes to festival
– Artist meet & greet backstage each night after the event
– Driving tours of the gem show on Saturday and Sunday
– 2x entry to all official Gem & Jam associated events (workshops / late nights)
– Limited edition Gem & Jam T Shirts and Posters
Cost: $1299

Gold VIP ( for 2 People )
– Double or king room at Holiday Inn Express for 3 nights
– 2 x 3-day passes to festival
– Driving tours of the gem show on Saturday and Sunday
– Limited edition Gem & Jam T Shirts and Posters
Cost: $999

Silver VIP ( for 2 People )
– Double or king room at the Flamingo Inn for 3 nights
– 2 x 3-day passes to festival
– Limited edition Gem & Jam T Shirts and Posters
Cost: $699

Gem & Jam 2014 Lineup

www.gemandjamfestival.com

Sonic Bloom 2013 Preview

One of the harder things to cope with while growing up in the US is an education system that prioritizes problem solving. An indispensable skill in the modern world no doubt, but it comes with the cost of leaving us ill-equipped to deal with the infinite complexities of existence outside of the here and now. Young Americans are left searching for something more.

Although traveling’s my favorite way to quickly wizen up, it’s only one amongst a million. One of the greatest things about life in the US is the growing movement seeking wisdom outside traditional institutions. It’s a movement powered by diversity and creativity, and tends to come together in camping and music festivals around the world. I’m lucky to call Colorado my home since it’s hosting Sonic Bloom, an amazing festival offering the chance to shape the collective efforts of Expanding Consciousness.


The 8th annual Sonic Bloom’s gonna be the place to grow The Trinity [Mind, Body & Soul] this festival season. Like other Electronic Dance Music (EDM) festivals, it centers around the core ritual of ecstatic dance, but also promises to boost The Body with activities like yoga classes, mountain biking, whitewater rafting and belly-dance classes. Located at Shadow’s Ranch near Georgetown, Colorado, the rolling hills and rivers of the Rocky Mountains frame a perfect backdrop for a little body enrichment.


Gaia by Alex Grey

Workshops on topics as diverse as earthship biotecture, Crossing the Event Horizon (based on Jungian psychology), sacred sound, Hindu metaphysics, and Toltec healing are being hosted to open pathways in The Mind. Jamie Janover’s presenting on an emerging “Unified Field Theory” which explains the evolution of the forces of nature and consciousness with references to ancient codes and architecture.

There’s over a hundred artists on hand this year to move the power of Soul. From musicians, to painters and drawers, to dancers and culinary masters, there’s enough inspiration here to get your fill for months. Some of the big musicians playing this year are Grouch & Eligh, Opiuo, Random Rab, Bluetech, Zilla, The Polish Ambassador, Minnesota, Phutureprimitive, Andreilien (Heyoka), Wick-it, ill-Esha, Love & Light, Future Simple Project, Russ Liquid…


Forest Medicine by Jamie Kaminskas

Sonic Bloom’s an exceptional gathering since it’s moving beyond the commercial party that characterizes bigger festivals to a place where awareness and creativity are fostered through intentional community building. It’s a place where we’ll find people working towards a unified spiritual field without dogma, doctrines or charismatic leaders, a place where each person can construct their own universal views with the support of other like-minded people.

I’ve been granted a press pass by the good folks pulling the show together, so stay tuned for a video log from my experience. For more information about the journey of transformational festivals, see the incredible series co-produced by Jeet-Kei Leung and Akira Chan, The Bloom.

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