Loveland, Colorado: who could think of a better landscape for music, art, culture and beauty nestled within red rock mountains on a picturesque August day? Wake up and Arise underneath Colorado’s bluebird sky for it’s premiere multi-genre camping and music festival. Accompanied by such great acts such as Beats Antique, Galactic, Grateful Grass, The Infamous Stringdusters, The Polish Ambassador, Late Night Radio, Nahko and Medicine for the People and Quixotic this August 8th – 10th. Visually stimulated by the visionary artist, Bruce Campbell. This experience involves a mixture of yoga, workshops, belly dancers, health and lifestyle classes, guest celebrity-activists, and independent documentary films – just to name a few. Quilted into these mountain valley foothills residing on a 100-acre organic farm that breathes life into the surplus of activities attendees come to enjoy. Within the confines of these red rock walls dwells a sight to be seen.
Embarking on this venture will leave you enchanted and hopefully with something much more to take home with. Arise covers all the bases. Featuring a family friendly environment with activities for kids to enjoy. There are daily classes and workshops with topics covering healthy living habits in your day-to-day life and maintaining an emphasis on conscious, healthy living. Arise offers daily yoga sessions and educational classes on sustainability and environmental issues from a local to global level. Working to achieve not only an emphasis not only on the music but social responsibility. Teaming up again with Conscious Alliance this year to host an ‘Art That Feeds’ Food Drive. All benefits will go to the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Attendees who donate 20 or more non-perishable food items will receive an Arise Festival poster created by one of their artists.
This second annual event will be home to conscious music across the spectrum. Although the string is prevalent, the electronic is not forgotten. Boasting an EDM stage this year featuring the likes of Late Night Radio, Mr. Bill, Krooked Drivers and Sunsquabi. Headlining the EDM stage Friday night will be Beats Antique and The Polish Ambassador. Galactic featuring Chali 2na and Lyrics Born are getting down on the main stage Saturday night. Jamming on the main stage Sunday night will be Grateful Grass featuring Keller Williams, Bill Nershi (String Cheese Incident) and Reed Mathis.
Sunrise Ranch will be home to all of these acts and more for a magical 3-day event filled with music, art and culture. Fresh out of the gate from its rookie year, Arise embarks on what looks to be a promising future to unfold. An altruistic vision of love and compassion embodied in the hearts and minds of attendees who make the festival what it is. With all the music and activities that one would need more than a weekend to enjoy, this festival has so much to offer to anyone who’s willing to find what they’re looking for this year at Arise.