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Friday, September 17
 

9:00am PDT

Miranda Macpherson (with music by Mystic Pete)
Returning to Right Relationship with Nature — Far too many of us have been walking this earth with an unconscious attitude of “will over nature”, taking from the earth and her resources, rather than harmonizing respectfully with the living systems that we are all part of, and embodying our inter-connectedness in our daily lifestyle choices. In this meditative inner journey, internationally renowned spiritual teacher Miranda Macpherson invites you to relax out of ego, and into a felt sense of being held by the beneficent spirit of Nature. Recognizing what you are inherently part of brings alive a heart-felt reverence for all life forms, supporting you to contemplate one small change you could make to live daily life in right relationship with the Earth. Musical accompaniment is “Open Hand” by Mystic Pete.


Friday September 17, 2021 9:00am - 9:35am PDT
Main Stage

9:00am PDT

Shiva Rea
Prana Flow Pranams: Movement Meditation for All — Let us move and breathe together as we gather for a green future in these soulful times. As part of the Global Mala Project, enjoy an offering of Prana Flow Pranams as a flowing sequence of asanas integrating prostrations as soulful movement meditation. Coming to the earth is a grounding humility and refuge, a place to listen and move our prayers. We will begin slowly towards an activating rhythm. Movement meditation with pranams brings love and tenderness, strength and the power to rise and rise again. Love is wisdom in action.


Friday September 17, 2021 9:00am - 9:35am PDT
Stage 3

9:00am PDT

Ellen Meredith
The Symphony of Life Forms: Energy Medicine to Attune with the Planet — You may have noticed that Mother Earth is asking us to pay attention to her, to wake up, and to recognize our place in the symphony of life forms! Your body has built-in equipment that allows you to do just that. In this session, we will explore the equipment and learn some energy medicine tools that enable you to attune and align your energies with the life of the planet.


Friday September 17, 2021 9:00am - 9:40am PDT
Stage 4

9:35am PDT

Jeralyn Glass
The Healing and Activating Sounds of the Earth: The Quantum Music of Crystal Alchemy Singing Bowls for Coherence and Unity — Allow yourself to drop into the soothing music and be held in the expansive and exquisite frequences of this unusual chakra note set, infused with tones of the 24 karat gold mother of platinum Hathor instruments. Relax and be inspired as you bathe in the pure quartz vibrations which include the alchemies of larimar, aqua aura gold, salt, iron, platinum, Sedona red rock, Mt. Shasta serpentine, tiger's eye, and more.


Friday September 17, 2021 9:35am - 10:10am PDT
Main Stage

9:38am PDT

Brigitte Mars
Therapeutic Trees — Explore the multiple ways trees serve humanity, and nature. Learn what trees have edible and medicinal properties, how they can be used and which ones you might want to cultivate! We will also talk about some of the spiritual properties associated with this diverse form of life.


Friday September 17, 2021 9:38am - 10:25am PDT
Stage 3

9:40am PDT

Ariella Daly
Sun Sipping for Vitality — A practice for connecting with the sun as a source of life and vitality, by sipping sunlight, just as the bee sips nectar from the flower. This practice comes from within European Bee Shamanism, which utilizes the honey bee as its central symbol and guide.


Friday September 17, 2021 9:40am - 10:15am PDT
Stage 4

10:10am PDT

Opening Ceremony: Grandmother Flordemayo
Opening Ceremony


Friday September 17, 2021 10:10am - 10:20am PDT
Main Stage

10:20am PDT

Marianne Williamson
Reconnecting with the Earth and Replanting the Garden we've Been Given


Friday September 17, 2021 10:20am - 10:33am PDT
Main Stage

10:35am PDT

Panel: Awakening together into environmental action - Sadhviji, Sister Jenna. Moderator: Chris Deckker
Awakening Rogether into Environmental Action with Sadhviji and Sister Jenna. Moderator: Chris Deckker

Moderators

Friday September 17, 2021 10:35am - 11:17am PDT
Main Stage

11:19am PDT

Keynote: Clare Dubois
Radical Remembering: Becoming the Activated Self in Answer to Nature's Call


Friday September 17, 2021 11:19am - 11:40am PDT
Main Stage

11:40am PDT

Live Q&A: Clare Dubois
Live @&A with Clare Dubois


Friday September 17, 2021 11:40am - 11:57am PDT
Main Stage

11:57am PDT

Bruce Lipton
From Breakdown to Breakthrough


Friday September 17, 2021 11:57am - 12:15pm PDT
Main Stage

1:00pm PDT

Nico Tortorella
Message of support - Nico Tortorella


Friday September 17, 2021 1:00pm - 1:01pm PDT
Main Stage

1:00pm PDT

Impact Panel: Women's Empowerment — with Devaa Haley Mitchell, Sabrina Chaw, Claire Zammit, Lynne Twist, and Kahea Pacheco
Woman Rooted, Woman Rising: Feminine Power in Turbulent Times

Moderators

Friday September 17, 2021 1:00pm - 1:45pm PDT
Stage 4

1:00pm PDT

Impact Panel: Spiritual Awakening — with Nick Mattos, Ariella Daly, Shawn J. Moore, Colin Bedell, Edgar Fabián Frías, and Amanda Yates Garcia
Millennial Awakening: Next-Gen Spiritual Teachers on Grounding, Growing, and Engaging with Climate Emergency

Moderators

Friday September 17, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Stage 3

1:01pm PDT

Loreena McKennitt
Message of support - Loreena McKennitt


Friday September 17, 2021 1:01pm - 1:05pm PDT
Main Stage

1:05pm PDT

Impact Panel: Sustainability — with Stacey Lawson, David Gershon, Kari Aina Eik, Amber Nystrom, and Joel Mills
Climate Moonshot: Reaching Carbon Neutrality by 2030

Moderators

Friday September 17, 2021 1:05pm - 2:15pm PDT
Main Stage

1:45pm PDT

Andy Babb & Lara Elle
Andy and Lara are singer songwriters, best friends, lovers, and explorers. Their music is an extension of that love, played in a classic, yet modern, heartfelt acoustic folk style. Hailing from Denver, Colorado, their musical scent is one of wild flowers, fresh mountain air, and sunshine. Join them for an acoustic experience like no other, sure to thaw even the coldest of hearts. You can also catch them as the lead singers of their fun, funky, original rock act "Andy Babb and the Big Beautiful Band."


Friday September 17, 2021 1:45pm - 2:05pm PDT
Stage 4

2:00pm PDT

Taber
Rev. Taber Shadburne, M.A., is not only a professional musician and dancer, but also a cutting-edge counselor, spiritual guide, and teacher of transformation. For over 30 years, he's helped thousands of folks in 26 countries on 5 continents to transform their lives and their relationships. He's the creator of the work known as R/evolutionary R/elating, and is the senior trainer of Radical Honesty, having worked closely with the work's creator Dr. Brad Blanton for over 20 years. Taber co-authored The Heart of Healing: Inspired Ideas, Wisdom and Comfort from Today's Leading Voices along with notables such as Deepak Chopra, and he founded the Church of Soul, in Oakland, CA.

Taber has a B.A. in Music & Comparative Religion, an M.A. in Counseling Psychology, and is an ordained interfaith minister. He studied Zen for 10 years, living and practicing at Dharma Rain Zen Center, and worked deeply with many different spiritual teachers and communities.

As a soulful singer-songwriter-guitarist and passionate minister of music, Taber writes and performs spiritually-oriented jazzy neo-soul and interfaith gospel songs — what he calls "Heart & Soul Music." He''s performed at many churches, festivals, conferences, and fundraisers, including the Sacred Music and Arts Festival, the Science and Nonduality conference, the Nondual Wisdom & Psychotherapy conference, and events for the Shift Network, Adyashanti and the Open Gate Sangha, Angel Kyodo Williams and the Center for Transformative Change, Kyogen Carlson Roshi and the Dharma Rain Zen Center, and Rev. Michael Beckwith at the massive Agape International Spiritual Center, in L.A., where he gratefully received a standing ovation from thousands. (It also just so happens that Stephen & Devaa, the founders of the Shift Network, are two of his oldest and dearest friends.)

Contact Taber:

510-323-3337  or  Taber@ChurchofSoul.org










Friday September 17, 2021 2:00pm - 2:25pm PDT
Stage 3

2:05pm PDT

Brightside Blue
Ananda and Lindsay are storytellers, sprit callers, and song-healers on a mission to open a field of magic-through-music in which anything is possible. Sometimes bluesy and rocking, sometimes soft and ethereal, the sounds never fail to provide us with powerful medicine for the moment.

Ananda trained for many years as a jazz guitarist, and has found inspiration in other guitar masters from rock, folk and world music. Lindsay grew up with pop and R&B music, and studied the influencers of her childhood idols — the soul and blues singers of the mid-20th century. The pair brings together the best of all these genres to create a sound that is authentically and uniquely their own.

Ananda and Lindsay have had the privilege of sharing stages with some awesome friends and musicians including: Ayla Nereo, Wildlight, the Polish Ambassador, Simrit, Peia, Deya Dova, Mariee Sioux, Handmade Moments, Sasha Rose, Shimshai, Sara Tone, and Blues Traveller; and have performed at festivals alongside other amazing dears like Fanna-Fi-Allah, Yaima, MaMuse, Amber Lily & Tubby Love, Mikey Pauker, Marya Stark, and Elijah Ray.

When they're not touring, recording, or rehearsing for BrightSide Blue, Ananda tours with the Polish Ambassador band and teaches music. Lindsay is a voice coach and facilitates women's singing circles.

BrightSide Blue released their third EP "BETWEEN WORLDS - THE REMIXES" in summer of 2020.


Friday September 17, 2021 2:05pm - 2:25pm PDT
Stage 4

2:17pm PDT

Nessi Gomes
Born on the tiny island of Guernsey (UK), singing and music became Nessi’s way of dealing with challenging life circumstances. From a young age, she discovered the ability to transform discomforts and unspoken emotions by exploring sound and has continued to root herself more and more in the therapeutic value of sonic expression. In the past 5 years Nessi has shared her music and voice retreats in 25 countries. In October 2016 she released her debut album Diamonds & Demons and received Best of British Unsigned female artist for that year. The album reveals an authentic and heartfelt search for light, depth, hope and truth. It is a quest of art, love and trust — a series of intricately detailed, hauntingly atmospheric and lushly textured avant-ballads.


Friday September 17, 2021 2:17pm - 2:39pm PDT
Main Stage

2:23pm PDT

Nina Rao
Nina Rao learned traditional chants (bhajans) from her grandfather in a village in south India when she nine years old. The chants quietly stayed with her until she rediscovered chanting with Krishna Das in New York in 1996. For many years Nina has been Krishna Das’s business manager and accompanies him onstage. In 2007, she recorded the track "Nina Chalisa" on Krishna Das’ CD Flow of Grace. She has since recorded the albums Antarayaami—Knower of All Hearts and Anubhav. Nina regularly leads kirtan, workshops, and retreats in her hometown of Brooklyn, New York and beyond.


Friday September 17, 2021 2:23pm - 2:58pm PDT
Stage 4

2:25pm PDT

Murray Kyle
From a life rich in musical pilgrimage comes the auditory download of Murray Kyle.

Hailing from the visionary Byron Bay region of Australia, this mystic troubadour has built a dedicated international fan base from 15 years of grass roots touring all over the world. His live performances of heart medicine and Earth honouring songs, successfully blend conscious lyrics and authentic intention with a well produced sound. The inner world of this profound artist comes alive on stage spanning Shamanic Soul, Conscious Roots, World, and Sacred Music genres.

A prolific songwriter, multi instrumentalist, and sound engineer, Murray has released multiple self produced studio albums over the last decade, grounded in unity consciousness, and dedicated to the re-awakening of the beauty way.

His journey in the worldwide heart music network, has led to studio and live collaborations with artists such as Rising Appalachia, Nessi Gomes, Tina Malia, Trevor Hall, Elijah Ray, Peia, Shimshai, and many more.

This is contagious soul restoring music that will sweep you off your feet, out of your head, and into your heart.


Friday September 17, 2021 2:25pm - 2:45pm PDT
Stage 3

2:40pm PDT

Tina Malia
Shores of Avalon, Jaya Bhagavan, The Silent Awakening, The Lost Frontier Bridge to Vallabha, and Anahata.


Friday September 17, 2021 2:40pm - 2:53pm PDT
Main Stage

2:44pm PDT

Aliza Hava
Aliza Hava is an award-winning artist/songwriter who sings truth to power. Her dynamic voice and driving rhythms, paired with a lifelong commitment to social change and spiritual growth, creates a unique signature aesthetic. Her music and voice have been described as "ethereal, enlightened medicine for the soul."


Friday September 17, 2021 2:44pm - 2:57pm PDT
Stage 3

2:53pm PDT

Glen Phillips
Glen Phillips is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist for the '90s alternative rock band Toad the Wet Sprocket. He has also released solo albums such as Abulum and Winter Pays For Summer.


Friday September 17, 2021 2:53pm - 3:02pm PDT
Main Stage

2:57pm PDT

Tierro Band w/ Bridget Law
Arriving on a floating carpet powered by a magical genie, the sound of TIERRO BAND is an oasis for lovers of live exotic dance and world improvisation. The ethnic flavors of tabla and sitar spice up the danceable backbeat as guitars and violins intertwine layers of alluring melodies from distant lands.


Friday September 17, 2021 2:57pm - 3:15pm PDT
Stage 3

2:58pm PDT

Casey Kalmeson
Casey Kalmenson is an LA-based artist with credits that include Jessie Ware, Parra for Cuva, Far East Movement, Kevin Paris, Mandy Capristo, Clyde Carson, and more. Her project Little Monarch reached viral success, with over 23 million streams of the debut single “No Matter What". Her TV and film credits include ABC, CBS, VH1, ESPN, E! Network, MTV, VH1, A&E, and the 2019 remake of The Addams Family.


Friday September 17, 2021 2:58pm - 3:10pm PDT
Stage 4

3:02pm PDT

Magic Giant
“Maybe the world is broken, but our house is always open.”

A dynamic blend of alt-rock-meets-pop wrapped in a festive, down to earth package, MAGIC GIANT have shown their progressive layers with their captivating new single “Disaster Party.” The group made up of Austin Bisnow (vocals/percussion), Zambricki Li (fiddle/banjo), and Zang (guitar) have recently been working on their new album from The Bunker, a 1940’s underground bomb-shelter the band converted in Silverlake, CA. Leading the way into their new album, their new single “Disaster Party” turned the fires of Los Angeles into a way to unite the community.

“Any time when shit is hitting the fan, instead of having a pity party, throw a disaster party,” Zambricki explains. “The band was out in the valley recording at a studio that almost got consumed by flames. The neighborhood got together, created their own mini force and fought the fire themselves when needed. When everyone was gathered at the center before evacuation, it was the first time some neighbors who lived within a few houses of each other for years ever shared a word.”

“Disaster Party” blends pop verses with alt-rock hooks while balancing the intrinsic meaning behind the track. Their upcoming album holds notes of growth and “ digging deeper.”

“That is how we approached this album,” Zang says. “We’ve become a little more honest and real. There is still hope and triumph written into the songs, but there is more sincerity and honesty.”

Their upcoming album brings up the feeling where “ sometimes songs can be bigger than life itself,” Zambricki says. Telling stories of love, loss, unity, friendship and heartache, the record is sincere and heartfelt. Calling this moment in the group’s lives a “marriage,” the music reflects the time, dedication and openness the group shared over the course of the making of the album.

“You have to write the truth,” Zambricki explains. “You better write songs you believe in.”

MAGIC GIANT have amassed over 60M streams, and been named one of “10 Artists You Need to Know” by Rolling Stone. In addition, the band has played to thousands at festivals such as Coachella, Firefly, BottleRock, Electric Forest and Lightning in a Bottle. MAGIC GIANT are keen on environmental issues and conservation, recording music from their solar-powered mobile recording studio while touring throughout the US. Having shared the stage with the likes of Foster the People, The Lumineers, Vance Joy and Mumford & Sons, MAGIC GIANT have shown they are an alt powerhouse.

A group connected to people in the community through their music, MAGIC GIANT want to unite listeners. With tracks on their upcoming album about a friend’s death due to overdose and parental loss, the group share their vulnerabilities, hopes and lives with the world. They’ve committed to planting trees through non-profit partners, and have so far created a mini forest with thousands of trees. MAGIC GIANT throw an annual four-day one-of-a-kind gathering in the California Redwoods for their fans called Camp Misfits.

Friday September 17, 2021 3:02pm - 3:14pm PDT
Main Stage

3:10pm PDT

Zach Gill
Zach Gill is a multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter most know for his work with ALO and Jack Johnson. He’s performed for presidents, alongside rock stars, on television, and in historic venues throughout the world. 

Zach values family, friendship and creativity. He enjoys rollerblading, working with clay, and studying comparative mythology. Some might consider him an interpretive dancer/amateur prop comic. He’s a Taurus.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of CA at Santa Barbara. In the early 2000’s, he worked as a musical theater and modern dance accompanist. Once in the summer of 1996, while living in Augusta, GA, he received a blessing from The Godfather of Soul.

Zach grew up in Saratoga, CA, born May 18th, 1975 to Chuck and Karen Gill, and currently lives with his wife, two daughters and a couple of dogs in Santa Barbara, CA.


Friday September 17, 2021 3:10pm - 3:26pm PDT
Stage 4

3:14pm PDT

ALO
ALO is a lot of things. Put simply, it’s a rock band, a family, an artistic outlet, a community, and a business. But that only scratches the surface of this 3O-year musical vision-quest. ALO is also an adventure, a Spring break road trip to Colorado, and an all-night drive from Salt Lake City to San Jose. It’s the comfort of hanging out with life-long friends, of relaxing on a couch and finding treasures hidden in its cushions. It’s a coffee table full of amazing books on art, philosophy and music. It feels old and new, fresh and classic. It holds tension and dreams and possibility in its folds. It hopes to unveil something magical, something unheard of, something the world needs. It smells of super burritos and vans full of lemons, old bongs and epic hikes. It’s a sound of growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area. It’s a sound of northern California, with sprinkles of Santa Barbara and Augusta, Georgia. It was born of childhood friendships, of shared destinies, of inside jokes and of a desire to make people happy. It’s not for everyone, although it tries to be. It wants you to love and share in its vision. It’s long and meandering, then suddenly sharp and abrupt!  It’s feral and clever, and it means you no harm. It’s love and freedom, collected and catalogued and then released back into the wilds from whence it came, over and over again. It’s an orchestrated liberation of our animal soul. 


Friday September 17, 2021 3:14pm - 3:29pm PDT
Main Stage

3:15pm PDT

Wade Imre Morissette
Wade Imre Morissette has been practicing and teaching yoga for over 25 years and is founder and CEO of Ai YOGA. He has conducted yoga teacher trainings worldwide including Australia, Japan and Canada and has led over 100 workshops across the United States. He has taught at the world’s most prestigious yoga conferences including Yoga Journal Conference based in the US (Grand Geneva, Estes Park and San Diego), Asia Yoga Conference (Hong Kong) and Yoga Conference and Show (Canada). Wade has also instructed at Kripalu Center (Mass, USA), and Omega Institute (Rhinebeck, NY, USA.) Wade was also on the founding team and is a current shareholder with YYoga based out of Canada. He is also grandfathered in the Yoga Alliance in the US.
Wade’s entry into Yoga came at 18 years of age. His first of four future visits to India to study with some of the world’s most influential yoga lineages and masters. Wade has practiced and studied Ashtanga with Sri K.V. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India. Wade is also Iyengar trained with a direct disciple of B.K.S. Iyengar in a one month Iyengar teacher training course in Rishikesh, India. In Rishikesh, Wade also studied with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar at the Art of Living Institute. Wade has also returned on 2 more occasions to Chennai, India to study under T.K.V. Desikachar at the KYM. (Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram).
Wade’s formal yoga education is a 200 hour Classical Ashtanga teacher training from Mount Madonna Institute in Northern California, USA under the guidance of Baba Hari Das.
Wade is also a certified Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist and is a certified Reiki Master. He is also an avid meditator in the Vipassana technique. Wade also practices Taoist Tai chi created by Master Moy Lin-shin.
Wade has authored a published book on yoga titled, Transformative Yoga: 5 Keys to Unlocking Inner Bliss (New Harbinger Publications). Wade has written and recorded 5 world mantra albums, and signed a 3-album deal with international recording agency Nettwerk.


Friday September 17, 2021 3:15pm - 3:30pm PDT
Stage 3

3:27pm PDT

Keaton Simons
Keaton Simons is a singer/songwriter/actor/producer/multi-instrumentalist. He has released numerous albums, EPs and singles and is best known for his hundreds of film and television placements (including his song "When I Go" from the hit TV show Suits).
In addition to his prolific solo career, Keaton has played with artists ranging from Snoop Dogg to Chris Cornell, he is currently lead guitarist for country music superstar Brett Young. Along with writing/production partner Noah Needleman and filmmaker Dennis Dugan, Keaton recently completed both the soundtrack and score for the motion picture Love, Weddings & Other Disasters starring Diane Keaton and Jeremy Irons.


Friday September 17, 2021 3:27pm - 3:45pm PDT
Stage 4

3:29pm PDT

Zap Mama
For over 25 years Miss M. Daulne a.k.a ‘Zap Mama’, has made her mark in the music and entertainment industry thanks to her vocal creativity and appearances on the most prestigious stages. Her continuous involvement with music brought her to many places: she has toured the world, been nominated for Grammy’s, licensed by and composed for major motion pictures, appeared on television, in commercials, video games, and featured in numerous publications including, the New York Times, Rolling Stone, Huffington Post, World, Elle, and Le Monde.


Friday September 17, 2021 3:29pm - 3:44pm PDT
Main Stage

3:30pm PDT

Brenda McMorrow
Canadian singer/songwriter, Brenda McMorrow is known for her unique and warmly embracing style of mantra music, in which she blends elements of acoustic folk, world rhythms and ancient Indian chants with a sweetly introspective singer-songwriter’s sensibility. Yoga Journal describes Brenda as having “a knack for expressing the deepest realizations in the sparsest lyrics”. As spiritual teacher Ram Dass has said: “Brenda has a gift”, and her music has been touching people’s hearts across the planet. With 5 celebrated devotional chant albums, Brenda is a featured artist on the White Swan Records roster, a Colorado label well known for it’s high- profile yoga-inspired artists like Deva Premal. Brenda has been invited to share the power of mantra at festivals and events across North and South America, Europe and Asia for the past 12 years. During this current, ever changing time, Brenda can be found at home in Toronto, Ontario, sharing her wisdom and beautiful voice and songs online with people worldwide.


Friday September 17, 2021 3:30pm - 3:45pm PDT
Stage 3

3:50pm PDT

Peia
Peia Luzzi is an American-born song collector, writer, and multi-instrumentalist based in the mountains of Southern Oregon. Like water from a deep well, she draws inspiration from her ancestral roots of Celtic and Old World European folk music. With the voice of a lark, Peia dances nimbly from children's ballads and 17th Century Gaelic laments, to waulking songs and Bulgarian mountain calls. She has traveled extensively over the past 10 years to uncover melodies wrinkled and wise with time, laboring to honor their language and stories, while bringing a piece of herself to each song she carries.


Friday September 17, 2021 3:50pm - 4:09pm PDT
Main Stage

4:09pm PDT

Krishna Das
Krishna Das started leading chant at Jivamukti Yoga Center, NYC. Over the years, he continued chanting, developing his signature style, fusing traditional kirtan of the east with western harmonic and rhythmic sensibilities. The an the most casual listener, Krishna Das – known to friends, family, and fans as simply KD, has been called yoga’s “rock star.” He has taken the call-and-response chanting out of yoga centers and into concert halls, becoming a worldwide icon and the best-selling western chant artist of all time. KD now travels the world sharing his kirtan practice and wonderful stories of his life, of Maharaji-ji, of his life on the Path, and discusses bringing chanting into our lives through retreats and workshops.


Friday September 17, 2021 4:09pm - 4:42pm PDT
Main Stage

4:42pm PDT

Deva Premal & Miten
Grammy-nominated, endorsed by celebrities as varied as Cher and H.H. the Dalai Lama, and with over 1.5 million album sales and over a million monthly Spotify listeners, Deva Premal and Miten are modern day spiritual nomads on a mission to share the medicine of Sanskrit mantras with the world. As musicians, teachers, and chant masters, they have been at the cutting edge of Sanskrit chanting for 25 years, enhancing the yoga practice of millions. Wherever music is utilised for meditation, stress management, personal growth, and conscious contemplation, you will find the names of Deva Premal and Miten. The couple, who met in an Indian ashram in 1990, model spiritually conscious living while travelling the world sharing a continual outpouring of great music and positivity — just what the world needs right now.


Friday September 17, 2021 4:42pm - 5:15pm PDT
Main Stage

5:15pm PDT

Deepak Chopra
Awakening to Reality


Friday September 17, 2021 5:15pm - 5:37pm PDT
Main Stage

5:45pm PDT

After-hours films - Let's Pollute! A 2009 animated short film created by Geefwee Boedoe
Let's Pollute!
Run time: 6 minutes
Let's Pollute! is a 2009 animated short film created by Geefwee Boedoe. The film is a modern satire decrying pollution, waste and consumerism, animated in a 1950s educational film style.

Upon graduating from CalArts in 1988 Geefwee Boedoe started his professional career in the animation industry as a hand-drawn animator for Walt Disney Studios. Since that time Geefwee Boedoe has worked in Story and/or Visual Development for Pixar, ILM, DreamWorks, and others. Both his character and environment designs for film have been published in books, including "The Art of Monsters Inc.", "The Art of The Incredibles" and "The Art of Finding Nemo". A number of his paintings and drawings were also selected for exhibition at MOMA in New York as part of a Pixar Art retrospective. The Opening Title Sequence to "Monsters Inc." which received high critical acclaim was conceived, storyboarded, and designed by Geefwee Boedoe, who also directed the animation.





Friday September 17, 2021 5:45pm - 5:51pm PDT
Stage 2

5:52pm PDT

After-hours films - Nature, Summer, & Psychedelics Directed by Kevin Balktick
Nature, Summer, & Psychedelics
Directed by Kevin Balktick
Run time: 34 minutes
Join us as we visit ecologists, therapists, and activists searching for personal and global transformation as they explore the great outdoors and the depths within during the long days of summer.




Friday September 17, 2021 5:52pm - 6:26pm PDT
Stage 2
 
Saturday, September 18
 

9:00am PDT

Christine Stevens
The Musical Tree Of Life: Sound Healing with Flute & Drum — Trees are our relatives. Science is showing how much our genetic code is connected with trees. Join Christine Stevens in this sound blessing to honor the roots and branches of the “Tree of Music” and to bless the trees we are planting through this festival. Christine shares two styles of drums; Hoop Drum & Frame Drum and a Native American Style Flute made of rosewood. Relax, breath, tap along, hum, and experience the healing sounds. Christine concludes the session with an original poem - “Push Through Stone” encouraging us to embody the strength and resilience of an oak.


Saturday September 18, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am PDT
Stage 3

9:00am PDT

Hanifa Nayo Washington
We Can Only Heal What We Name: A Guided Meditation For Re-Connecting & Re-Membering — Join Hanifa Nayo Washington on a guided and reflective meditation on our connection to the Earth and its forces as recommit to honoring and protecting our collective home.


Saturday September 18, 2021 9:00am - 9:35am PDT
Main Stage

9:00am PDT

Kia Miller
Healing Breath Sequence — Breath is the bridge to inner balance and expanded awareness. Join Kia for a powerful 30-minute sequence of dynamic movement and breath designed to lift your frequency and initiate deep healing. [NOTE: ONLY BROADCAST DURING 3 DAYS OF FEST, NO REBROADCAST]


Saturday September 18, 2021 9:00am - 9:35am PDT
Stage 4

9:30am PDT

Puma Fredy Quispe Singona

Saturday September 18, 2021 9:30am - 9:55am PDT
Stage 3

9:35am PDT

Britta GreenViolet
Singing as a Spiritual Practice — Singing not only requires discipline and devotion— it invites you to the edge of your comfort zone, revealing your unexamined shadows and courage you didn’t know you had. In this practical yet mystical approach to singing, you’ll learn why stigma clings to song in our culture, and how to overcome it. Liberate your voice and awaken your potential!


Saturday September 18, 2021 9:35am - 10:05am PDT
Main Stage

9:37am PDT

The Brothers Koren
Grounding Your Voice In Your Body — Connect your expression to the ground of your being with this practical, profound session with The Brothers Koren. Discover how to speak, sing, and live with your whole-body instrument in resonance with your truth and the Earth!


Saturday September 18, 2021 9:37am - 10:30am PDT
Stage 4

10:06am PDT

Opening Ceremony: AumRak
Opening Ceremony


Saturday September 18, 2021 10:06am - 10:12am PDT
Main Stage

10:13am PDT

David Gershon
Cool City Challenge: Empowering Cities to Become Carbon Neutral by 2030


Saturday September 18, 2021 10:13am - 10:28am PDT
Main Stage

10:28am PDT

Panel: The role of the First Nations in eco-restoration with Jyoti, Mindahi Bastida, Luisah Teish. Moderator: Chris Deckker
The Role of the First Nations in Eco-Restoration with Jyoti, Mindahi Bastida, and Luisah Teish. Moderator: Beccca Dakini.

Moderators
Saturday September 18, 2021 10:28am - 11:05am PDT
Main Stage

11:05am PDT

Devaa Haley Mitchell
Using Your Power... To Be the Change


Saturday September 18, 2021 11:05am - 11:20am PDT
Main Stage

11:20am PDT

Panel: Sacred Forest, Sacred Knowledge, Indigenous wisdom with Atossa Soltani, Osprey Oriel Lake. Moderator: Clare DuBois
Sacred Forest, Sacred Knowledge, Indigenous wisdom: Reality From the Front Lines and Critical Pathways to Restoration with Atossa Soltani, and Osprey Oriel Lake. Moderator :Clare DuBois

Saturday September 18, 2021 11:20am - 12:00pm PDT
Main Stage

12:00pm PDT

Dr. Jane Goodall
Inspiring Hope Through Action


Saturday September 18, 2021 12:00pm - 12:15pm PDT
Main Stage

1:00pm PDT

Impact Panel: Governance — with Bill Shireman, Joan Blades, Jen Denny, Rachel Vestergaard, Theo E.J. Wilson, June Klees, and Mitzi Perdue
Do Everything Out of Love: Healing Our Political Divides

Moderators
Saturday September 18, 2021 1:00pm - 2:08pm PDT
Stage 3

1:00pm PDT

Impact Panel: Transformative Tech — with Paola Téllez Muñoz, Dmitri Leonov, Laura Thomas, Maryam Mobini, Ben Simon-Thomas, and Troy Haines
Transformative Technology: The Global Community Supporting Wellbeing Tech Founders

Moderators

Saturday September 18, 2021 1:00pm - 2:20pm PDT
Stage 4

1:10pm PDT

Darin Olien
Message of support - Darin Olien


Saturday September 18, 2021 1:10pm - 1:11pm PDT
Main Stage

1:11pm PDT

Impact Panel: Arts — with Nick Mattos, Tenley Wallace, Sheila Darcey, Martina Hoffmann, and Shannon Sims
Creative Practice as Therapy for the Climate Emergency

Moderators

Saturday September 18, 2021 1:11pm - 2:16pm PDT
Main Stage

2:08pm PDT

Dacota Muckey
Dacota Muckey is a singer/songwriter/jam-band-frontman from Indianapolis, Indiana. He began playing and writing music at about 12 years old. Equipped with an acoustic guitar and a passion to live a life on stage, he immediately joined a local band and hasn’t stopped performing since. Some of his influences range from old school legends such as Pink Floyd and Jimi Hendrix to newer artists such as Trevor Hall, Alt-J, and Dermot Kennedy.

Through dealing with childhood trauma and molestation, coming to grips with his sexuality, and battling drug addiction that resulted in multiple life-threatening seizures, Dacota discovered his gift for music as a coping mechanism along his troubled path. Refusing to claim victimhood, he journeyed inward to reflect, heal, and openly share his story so others who’ve traveled similar paths don’t feel so alone.

From songs like “This Is the Music That Heals Your Soul” to “Life Is Incredible”, you can hear how Dacota has turned his darkness into brightly-shining insight through his soulful musical expression. His new project, set to be released in late 2020, helps listeners explore the darker side of life and fully embrace the spectrum of human experience. His vocals are dynamic with a bit of rasp, inspiring one music critic to declare, “when Dacota Muckey sings you can hear a bit of pain being released.” This accounts for the way his voice grips those who hear it, plunging them into the depth of self that gave rise to who Dacota is today.

With a natural propensity for writing, guitar playing, looping, and singing, Dacota combines his talents with keys, sax, drums, and bass to breath life and vitality into the music. This is why he aligned himself with four talented musicians to create “Dacota Muckey and The Trip”. The brotherhood seen on stage is one of the reasons why the band has steadily created buzz in wide circles of music lovers from all walks of life. Consistently referred to as an “up-and-coming act with no sign of slowing,” Dacota Muckey & The Trip rise to new heights and gain new fans with every show they play.
Since 2016, the band has released multiple projects including Gypsy, This Is the Music That Heals Your Soul, and Problems in a Song Parts 1 and 2. Throughout their burgeoning career they’ve shared the stage with Grammy Award Winner Blues Traveler, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Laith Al Saadi of NBC’s The Voice, Matisyahu, Wookiefoot, and many others. They’ve played music festivals across the US including Bonnaroo, Shang Ri La, Werk Out, Thrive Fest Hawaii, and more.

With the recent purchase of an RV and a fire underneath him, Dacota has assembled a team of music industry professionals to help guide the band further than ever before. As the live music industry reopens and musicians hit the stage once again, you can expect to see “Dacota Muckey & The Trip” in your city soon.


Saturday September 18, 2021 2:08pm - 2:55pm PDT
Stage 3

2:15pm PDT

Jai Uttal
Jai Uttal is a grammy nominee, kirtan artist, multi-instrumentalist, and ecstatic vocalist. He is considered a pioneer in the world music community with his combined influences from India and American rock and jazz. Jai has been leading, teaching, and performing World Music and kirtan — the ancient yoga of chanting or singing to God — around the world for close to 50 years, creating a safe environment for people to open their hearts and voices. He grew up in New York City and lived in a home filled with music. Jai began studying classical piano at the age of seven, and later learned to play old-time banjo, harmonica, and guitar. At age 17, he heard Indian music for the first time, and two years later moved to California and studied under the famous sarod player, Ali Akbar Khan. Jai later began taking regular pilgrimages to India, living among the wandering street musicians of Bengal, and singing with the kirtan wallahs in the temple of his guru, Neem Karoli Baba. Jai has emerged as a leading influence in the Bhakti tradition. He considers bhakti to be the core of his musical and spiritual life.


Saturday September 18, 2021 2:15pm - 2:57pm PDT
Main Stage

2:20pm PDT

Carrie Tree
Living on a horse livery in Wiltshire with her partner, UK singer-songwriter Carrie Tree writes and crafts her music amongst the fields and forests. She sings with an honesty and dedicated love for this earth and our human journey, touching a deep place inside the hearts of listeners. 
She draws us into a world of powerful storytelling and sublime melody with voice, guitar, piano, and percussion, melting borders within us.

Building a dedicated following in the UK/Europe’s acoustic grassroots music scene for many years, Carrie has toured in countless retreats, festivals and concerts across the world, sharing her love of music and the depth of connection it can bring. 

Carrie has collaborated live and in the studio with Damien Rice, Fink, Albert Mazibuko (Ladysmith Black Mambazo), Sandrayati Fay, Carly Simon, Rumer, Mirabai Ceiba, Aukai, Martha Tilston and Andy Barlow of Lamb, as well as countless other wonderful musicians.


Carrie has self-released 3 studio albums - The Kitchen Table, Home To The Invisible, and The Canoe. Her July 2021 single "Sweet Earth" premiered as Acoustic Track of the Week on BBC Radio across the West.

Alongside her music, Carrie sees the need and power of therapeutic work to bring us back into balance with the Earth. She has studied in Family Constellations, Holistic Voice Therapy, Zen Coaching, NonViolent Communication, Nature Connection and supports groups in shamanic ceremony and ritual. 

Carrie is committed to the path of healing and connecting music to projects with the intention to bring ourselves and the environment into harmonic symbiosis.


Saturday September 18, 2021 2:20pm - 2:35pm PDT
Stage 4

2:35pm PDT

Gil Ron Shama
Café Jallal is the latest creation of Gil Ron Shama, an Israeli musician and the co-founder of the first Israeli-Palestinian world music band, Sheva. Gil is the art director of international cutlural and peace-seeking projects. He is an artist of Middle Eastern descent who carries an important message of a new generation — a generation that finds music as the best gateway to peace between neighbors and nations worldwide. Café Jallal presents the joining of the desert and the urban world in a melodious dish that include Palestinian, Bedouin Jewish, and Arab-Israeli sacred chants ranging from traditional to modern. Café Jallal is a real-yet-imagined space presented in the modern Israeli-Palestinian society, home to a joyous hafla dancing, a captivating trill of Khaliji and Bedouin music, and a longing soul of Hebrew prayer — celebrating traditions and voicing a deep universal intention of peace.


Saturday September 18, 2021 2:35pm - 2:40pm PDT
Stage 4

2:40pm PDT

Marco Benevento
“I’d never put my music so completely in someone else’s hands before,” says Marco Benevento. “I’d been hesitant to work with outside producers in the past, but the experience of making this record ended up being so freeing and exciting. I loved every single minute of it.”

It’s impossible not to hear that freedom and excitement and joy coursing through the veins of Let It Slide, Benevento’s first new studio album in three years. Produced by Leon Michels (The Arcs, Lee Fields), the record introduces a gritty, soulful edge to Benvento’s brand of high-octane keyboard wizardry, an uptempo, uplifting sound he playfully describes as “hot dance piano rock.” For all Benevento’s virtuosity on the keys, though, the songs here are driven primarily by intoxicating grooves, with spare drums and minimalist bass lines underpinning infectious, intentionally lo-fi vocal hooks. The resulting vibe is a timeless one, filtering elements of vintage R&B and soul through modern indie rock and pop sensibilities and peppering it with the kind of adventurous improvisation that Benevento’s come to be celebrated for worldwide.


Saturday September 18, 2021 2:40pm - 3:05pm PDT
Stage 4

2:55pm PDT

Devaa Haley
Rev. Dr. Devaa Haley Mitchell is a transformational leader who supports people to reconnect with their spiritual depths, unleash their leadership gifts, and step into their full potential. She is Co-Founder of The Shift Network, where she currently serves as Chief Impact Officer. She’s also the Founder of the Inspiring Women with Soul series, which has served over 130,000 women from more than 160 countries.

Devaa is also a beloved musician, and her songs fuse East and West with groovy, danceable rhythms. Her debut album, Sacred Alchemy, aims to reawaken and liberate the many dimensions of the sacred feminine. Her most recent album, Rebirth, reached #1 on Amazon in the New Age Category. Find her music at https://devaa.com/rebirth/


Saturday September 18, 2021 2:55pm - 3:00pm PDT
Stage 3

2:57pm PDT

Ayla Schafer
Ayla Schafer is a multi-lingual "world-medicine-folk" singer-songwriter and a visionary musical artist weaving together a stunning repertoire of original poetic songs with traditional and tribal music. Her music expresses a passionate dedication to earth consciousness and to the sacred ancient wisdoms. With a growing international presence, she has become known as "a voice of Mother Earth" and as a powerful sound in the world of "ceremonial/medicine music" and the rising global community of people who are committed to residing in harmony with the Earth. To experience the essence of this young songstress is to be taken on an enchanting musical journey that ultimately leads us back to the very core of our own inner existence.


Saturday September 18, 2021 2:57pm - 3:17pm PDT
Main Stage

3:00pm PDT

Kristin Hoffmann
Kristin Hoffmann is a Juilliard trained singer-songwriter-musician with extraordinary artistic range. Her music has been heard on major record label releases, film, and television, and she has performed throughout the world collaborating with musical luminaries on projects ranging from individual albums to grand symphonic productions. A strong advocate for peace and ocean conservation, Kristin has appeared internationally at environmental concerts and conventions, TEDx San Francisco, The Emoto Peace Project concert in Tokyo, the signing of The Fuji Declaration at Mt. Fuji, and with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London.  In August, 2016, the symphonic version of her “Song for the Ocean” was performed at Sydney Opera House by a choir of 800 Australian children. For the last 10 years, Kristin has been the singer for the internationally acclaimed show BELLA GAIA, a multimedia theater experience created in conjunction with NASA.  Kristin has been a guest blogger for multiple magazines including Gandhi’s BE Magazine, Elephant Journal, The Ecologist, and The Purple Fig, addressing worldly issues through the lens and vehicle of music.  She is currently on the board of FIONS (Friends of Institute of Noetic Sciences), an active member of the esteemed group Evolutionary Leaders and a musical ambassador for the organization UNITY EARTH; she also recently traveled to Ethiopia, Australia, India and “The Holy Land” (Jordan, Israel, Palestine) to share the message of universal peace and love. Kristin’s songs reflect her personal luminosity, her warmth, and her talent for bringing out music’s healing power.


Saturday September 18, 2021 3:00pm - 3:15pm PDT
Stage 3

3:10pm PDT

Franko Heke
Franko Heke is on a mission to raise consciousness through his music and workshops. Drawing on ancient mantra in combination with his own cultural roots, Franko’s devotional sessions are bound to coax your own divine voice into the open with his distinctively fresh sounds for today. With years of touring as a rock musician under his belt, Franko’s compass has drawn him North toward a movement which brings people together — celebrating our unique gifts, and our connection to one another and to Mother Earth. Sought after for yoga, meditation, and transformational festival events, Franko channels boundless energy for the betterment of all beings. Having opened for Xavier Rudd and Nahko & Medicine for the people as well as sharing the microphone with Donavon Frankenreiter, Franko Heke is poised to have his message heard far and wide.


Saturday September 18, 2021 3:10pm - 3:28pm PDT
Stage 4

3:15pm PDT

Mikey Pauker
"Mikey Pauker (pronounced pow-ker) is a Devotional Rock artist from Fairfax, California. Pauker has been described as one of ""The 10 Stars Of The New Jewish Music via TIME Magazine. He has released multiple albums including Sim Shalom, Mikey Pauker & The JoyMachine, Extraordinary Love, The Sages EP & ASCENSION. This past year Pauker released his new single “We Are Safe” produced by Jim Kaufman (AWOLNATION, Finish Ticket, Anti Flag) on Ineffable Records home to artists including: Stick Figure, Through the Roots, Tropidelic, Mike Love among others. He performed the song and was a guest on The Aubrey Marcus podcast, a motivational destination for conversations with the brightest minds in athletics, business, science, relationships and spirituality with over 35 million downloads on iTunes. His “RISE Vulnerable Rally” music video swept the world touching the hearts of over 1 million souls.

Growing up in Orange County, Mikey’s early experiences at underground shows exposed him to the intense, primal energy of live music, as well as the strong community bonds that form in an authentic and close-knit scene. Inspired by teachers who blend yoga and mystical practices he went to study in Jerusalem, soaking up the hidden teachings of his ancestral lineage. These spiritual dimensions guided his artistic development as he explored ecstatic music festivals and mystical religious traditions. His music implores us all to look within, sit with our darkness, and transform it into light. Mikey’s sound blends elements of folk, reggae, and hip-hop, incorporating English and Hebrew roots into his devotional songwriting.

Mikey’s music draws from influences such as Bob Marley, Van Morrison, and The Police.
Pauker has shared the stage with artists including: Matisyahu, Rebelution, Stephen Marley, Dovavon Frankenreiter, Ayla Nereo, The Polish Ambassador, Trevor Hall, Mike Love and others. Notable performance highlights include Red Rocks, Envision, ARISE, Suwanee Hulaween, Cali World Fest, Electric Forest, Beloved, Bhakti Fest, and Chant 4 Change on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. For the past 8 years Mikey has served as music faculty at the National Songleader Boot Camp Conference teaching classes on spiritual embodied practice, music business strategy, and artist development. Stay connected at www.mikeypauker.com
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Saturday September 18, 2021 3:15pm - 3:30pm PDT
Stage 3

3:17pm PDT

Gone Gone Beyond
Gone Gone Beyond is the synergy of David Block, Danny Musengo, Kat Factor, and Mel Semé, delivering a potent message of hope and the desire to return to humanity. The band seems to capture the story of beautiful uncertainty in an ever changing world. Their music pays homage to the traditions of folk-americana songwriting while bringing together a myriad of influences from electronica, jazz, soul and world music. Gone Gone Beyond is painting a new kind of sonic landscape, and it sits between the roots of the California redwoods and the vastness of the Pleiades constellation.

Their music has been described as "mesmerizing future folk" (Consequence of Sound) that blends organic and electronic music. Since their debut EP in late 2016, they have played a range of events and festivals including Coachella, Lightning in a Bottle, the UN General Assembly, Red Rocks, and many others.


Saturday September 18, 2021 3:17pm - 3:30pm PDT
Main Stage

3:28pm PDT

Suzanne Sterling
Suzanne Sterling is a musician, yogi, and activist who has been performing and teaching transformational workshops for over 20 years.   She is founder of Voice of Change, offering programs that inspire others to find their unique voice and use self-expression as a tool for conscious evolution.  
  
Suzanne has been featured at hundreds of international festivals and conference centers including Omega, Esalen, Wanderlust, Kripalu, Symbiosis, Bhaktifest, Boom Festival and many more.

Since 2007 she has been training leaders in spiritual activism and social justice through her co-founded organization Off The Mat, Into the World.  As director of the Seva Challenge, which raised over $4 million, she has spent time in the US, India, Cambodia, Haiti, Ecuador and Africa working in community resilience.  

For 25 years, she has worked with the International Reclaiming Community, creating ritual and training teachers.  She is co-facilitator of the Priestessing Apprenticeship in Sacred Leadership offering immersions into the art of ritual for the modern world.  An award winning musician, she has released 5 solo albums and numerous DVD soundtracks.  FInd out more at www.suzannesterling.com


Saturday September 18, 2021 3:28pm - 4:00pm PDT
Stage 4

3:30pm PDT

Daniel Rodriguez
Colorado singer-songwriter, Daniel Rod­­riguez, turns to his acoustic guitar for memorable, melodic hooks to accompany his poetic and contemplative folk songs. Boulder Weekly refers to Rodriguez’s voice as “a timeless voice, deep and hearty, weathered but comforting.”

With over a decade under his belt as one of the founding members and lead songwriters of the transcendental folk band, Elephant Revival, Rodriguez is well-versed in the Americana tour circuit. Before going on hiatus, after their third headlining Red Rocks show in May 2018, Elephant Revival had released six albums and performed countless shows and festivals across the nation as well as overseas.

Needing to fill the musical void that might have become following Elephant Revival’s hiatus announcement, Rodriguez immediately headed out on tour as a solo artist. He’s been chosen as main support for bands and shared stages with such acts as The Lumineers, Jim James, Gregory Alan Isakov, Mandolin Orange, Josh Ritter, Fruition and John Craigie in addition to being added to numerous festivals like Northwest String Summit, Lyons Folk Fest, Jam Cruise and WinterWonderGrass.


Saturday September 18, 2021 3:30pm - 3:35pm PDT
Stage 3

3:30pm PDT

Yaima
Featuring Multi-Instrumentalist & Producer Masaru Higasa and Vocalist Pepper Proud, YAIMA has often been described as timeless and unmistakable, offering a balanced synergy of both the masculine and feminine expression. Their melodious soundscapes showcase instruments from all over the world. Inspired by the Majesty of Nature their musings encompass the listener with driving and revitalizing organic rhythms, transcendent electronic production, warm soothing female vocals, and heartened lyricism. ​Their intention is to create a bridge between Nature and Humankind, an expansive experience that encourages growth and graceful passage for the hearts and minds of their listeners. The name YAIMA emerges from two sources one from the Mapudungun language meaning "that which water runs through” and the other from the culturally preserved Yaeyama District of Okinawa Japan. Over the last 5 years YAIMAs music has been reaching the ears and hearts of listeners from all around the world.


Saturday September 18, 2021 3:30pm - 3:45pm PDT
Main Stage

3:38pm PDT

Anna Moss
Anna Moss has a voice that will stop you dead in your tracks. She commands attention and takes audiences on a spiritual journey when she sings. Moss’s vocal quality is so unique and deeply healing that crowds often beg for downtempo and Acapella songs. It is in these moments that you can fully absorb the smoky, gritty, and dynamic nature of her singing. Growing up in Berryville, Arkansas (a town whose main industry is chicken farming), Anna flew the coop and made her career playing music in the US, Canada, Europe, Central and South America. She has made waves in the folk and festival scenes of North America as a front woman for the band Handmade Moments. After seeing most of the Western world, she decided New Orleans would be her home. Moving to New Orleans has influenced Anna’s arrangements and style. She began writing her debut album in a dark depression during 2020, when all shows were canceled and live musicians were practically erased from the economy. It was in these bleak times that Anna wrote profusely and honed in on her bedroom pop style. She searched for months to find a band in New Orleans to fill out her sound; eventually she found what she was looking for in Fernando Lima, a local percussionist and drummer originally from Sao Paulo, and Olivya Lee, a flautist and vocalist originaly from Uruguay. Together, they formed the Nightshades.


Saturday September 18, 2021 3:38pm - 3:57pm PDT
Stage 3

3:45pm PDT

East Forest
Since 2008, East Forest has been the leader of underground "sound meditation" ceremonies around the world. While his “blissful” (NPR) and “beautiful wash” (Paste) of "electro-acoustic orchestral ambient pop" can be contextualized along with Aphex Twin, Philip Glass, and Sigur Ros, the fundamental mission of his project is to create sonic architecture for others to explore their inner space. Thus, it is a process of creating thresholds for the listener to cross over — whether through his music, ceremonies, retreats, podcast, meditations, talks, or myriad other offerings. His albums and collaborations have charted #1 on iTunes three times (August & May 2019, Aug 2016) and have been among Billboard's top ten. As a teacher, East Forest has blazed a path in the international wellness movement by embracing the intersection between technology, nature, music, and the human experience with a brain-body approach aimed towards "secular spirituality" — a methodology grounded as much in modern science as in ancient ritual. His creations span over twenty albums including collaborations with Ram Dass, retreats at the Esalen Institute, Google and John Hopkins neuroaesthetics project, Consciousness Hacking, TED, as well as working with artists like Typhoon, Dead Prez, Trevor Hall, Krishna Das, Hammock, Laraaji, Nick Mulvey, Peter Broderick and others.

His music has appeared on 1631 Recordings, Aquilo Records, as well as Tender Loving Empire & Universal/Decca.


Saturday September 18, 2021 3:45pm - 4:02pm PDT
Main Stage

4:00pm PDT

Karen Drucker
Karen’s message is all about healing and love – whether singing one of her positive message songs or sharing stories that are funny, inspiring, and heart opening. She is a keynote speaker, women’s retreat facilitator, and entertainer who has recorded 20 CDs of inspirational music. Karen is also the author of the best selling book Let Go of the Shore - Songs & Stories To Set The Spirit Free. Her chants and songs are used around the world and often help people deal with illness and loss, or help them fill the need to feel more centered for the day. Karen’s intention is to make a difference by using her music to open hearts and share a message of hope, acceptance, and love.


Saturday September 18, 2021 4:00pm - 4:20pm PDT
Stage 4

4:02pm PDT

Mike Love
Revolutionary music may seem harder to come by than in the times of Bob Marley, The Clash, and Patti Smith — but that doesn’t mean the revolution isn’t still brewing. Meet Mike Love: born and raised in Hawaii to a musical family that spans generations, Love’s music has its foundations in the spirituality and message-based music of Reggae and Rastafari, but also blends the sounds of progressive and classic rock, pop, R&B, soul, blues, flamenco, jazz and so much more. Testament to his musical genius, Mike’s track ‘Permanent Holiday’ now has almost 25 million views on Youtube. His live show uses its fair share of technology, including live looping and effects pedals, with everything performed and recorded on the spot. Love has hand picked the best of musical talent he has worked with to form his super band, Mike Love and the Full Circle. He has shared the stage with the likes of Michael Franti, Xavier Rudd, John Butler, Dave Matthews, Trevor Hall, Nahko and Medicine For The People, Steel Pulse, and Jack Johnson. Love is currently working on his highly anticipated next album release.


Saturday September 18, 2021 4:02pm - 4:23pm PDT
Main Stage

4:23pm PDT

Rising Appalachia
Leah Song and Chloe Smith, founding sisters of Rising Appalachia, have long witnessed themselves — both by choice and coincidence — carrying harmony into settings of upheaval and discord. Soon after their eponymous release in 2006, the siblings moved to New orleans to assist in rebuilding efforts following Katrina. There they gained not only a deeper sense of connection to the roots of American music, but also an abiding sense of purpose as musicians. The band — which has now grown to include musicians David Brown on upright bass and baritone guitar, Biko Casini on world percussion, Arouna Diarra on ngoni and balafone, and Duncan Wickel on fiddle and cello — has settled into its stride and purpose through creating original music with a mission rooted in the traditions of folk songs, storytelling, and grassroots activism. The band manages to meld traditions and genres the same way Leah and Chloe blend their voices; it's casual, beguiling, and effortlessly singular. The band routinely provides a platform for the causes local to the cities they play, and frequently incite their fans to gather with them in converting vacant or under used lots into verdant urban orchards and gardens. Both onstage and off, Rising Appalachia exudes a sense of rootedness, playful exploration, and inspired action. Their sound and message, such as revealed in the single "Resilient", suggest that voices and traditions, brought together through song, may be one of the saving graces to a world in distress. In a time when the fabric of community and culture often appear to be unraveling, their interweaving of music and mission, old traditions with new interpretations, creates an atmosphere of contagious hope and bliss.


Saturday September 18, 2021 4:23pm - 4:48pm PDT
Main Stage

4:48pm PDT

John Butler
The John Butler Trio is an eclectic roots/jam band from Australia led by guitarist and vocalist John Butler. They have independently released five studio albums, the last three of which debuted at #1 in Australia, and have had eight Top 40 singles. Having developed a great reputation as a live act, the band have also released three live albums. Apart from their little-known debut album, all of their releases have been on Jarrah Records, co-owned by Butler and The Waifs.

John Butler was born on April 1, 1975 in Torrance, California, to an Australian father and American mother. He moved to the small Western Australian town of Pinjarra in January 1986, when he was eleven. Butler began playing guitar at the age of sixteen, and by 1996 started his career as a busker in Fremantle, Western Australia. The John Butler Trio was formed in 1998 when Butler was joined by Gavin Shoesmith on bass and Jason McGann on drums, and by the end of that year had recorded their debut album John Butler.

They then released Three in 2001, Sunrise Over Sea in 2004 and Grand National in 2007, all of which were certified platinum.

In June 2009, a new line up of the ever evolving John Butler Trio emerged. Prominent Melbourne musician Nicky Bomba of Bomba fame and principal drummer on Sunrise Over Sea joined the band on drums and percussion, as did bass player Byron Luiters from Sydney outfit Ray Mann Three.

The latest album April Uprising came from a journey John Butler undertook for the ‘Who Do You Think You Are’ TV series. He traces the Butler name through generations of hardship to a matriarch who sang for her survival, and follows his Bulgarian ancestry to a forebear caught up in a violent revolt called the April Uprising. The recording process for the new album was shared with avid followers via a special studio sessions page on the band’s website.

John Butler comments on the forthcoming new album that “the whole rehearsal and recording process so far has been a lot of fun and very gratifying. I feel the sounds and general spirit and energy of this album are best summed up in the words — free, melodic, funky, phat, and rocking. There’s definitely a certain attitude that comes across on the album. Perhaps there’s a conviction, in a songwriting and production sense, that I haven’t tapped into so much on earlier works that seems to be more prevalent on April Uprising. There’s chemistry and language that Nicky, Byron and I have found that really compliments these songs in all their different facets."


Saturday September 18, 2021 4:48pm - 5:24pm PDT
Main Stage

5:24pm PDT

Bill McKibben
The Climate is Changed: What Now?


Saturday September 18, 2021 5:24pm - 5:40pm PDT
Main Stage

5:40pm PDT

Mainstage Dialogue - with Devaa Mitchell and Ecochallenge
Mainstage Dialogue - with Devaa Mitchell and Ecochallenge

Saturday September 18, 2021 5:40pm - 5:55pm PDT
Main Stage

5:45pm PDT

After-hours films - One Word Sawalmem. Directed by Natasha Deganello Giraudie and Michael “Pom” Preston
One Word Sawalmem
Run time: 19 minutes
Directed by Natasha Deganello Giraudie and Michael “Pom” Preston
Michael “Pom” Preston of the Winnemem Wintu tribe of Mt. Shasta, California gives us a rare look into the life of local Native wisdom keepers – people who hold humanity’s most intimate knowledge about how to live in balance with the Earth and how to thrive with the natural world.
The film invites us to consider how the healing of the planet could be facilitated by shifting our relationship with the Earth from the current mainstream economic one based in exploitation and domination, to the type of relationship that human beings have held dear for tens of thousands of years — a sacred one that is based in respect and reciprocity.




Saturday September 18, 2021 5:45pm - 6:03pm PDT
Stage 2

6:04pm PDT

After-hours films - COVID-19, Black Lives, & Psychedelics. Directed by Kevin Balktick
COVID-19, Black Lives, & Psychedelics 
Directed by Kevin Balktick
Run time: 34 minutes
Perspectives from leaders in the psychedelic community on a turbulent and transformative season like no other, examining its impact on research, public health, activism, communities, and deep reflections on the nature of race and identity.




Saturday September 18, 2021 6:04pm - 6:38pm PDT
Stage 2
 
Sunday, September 19
 

9:00am PDT

Anodea Judith & Glen Wheatley
This Amazing Moment: Where YOU Can Make a Difference — People today have more power than at any time in history. And we also have crises that demand everyone rise to the challenge and claim that power. See how anyone can take action, create change, and generate hope for us all.


Sunday September 19, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am PDT
Stage 4

9:00am PDT

Anthony Abbagnano
Climate: A New Perspective — Join Anthony for a new perspective on climate change, plus a couple of useful breath exercises that can support you to check in instead out.


Sunday September 19, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am PDT
Stage 3

9:00am PDT

Marisa Radha Weppner
Marisa Radha Weppner (Radha), MA is the host of the podcast Love, Service, Wisdom and is a 1000 hr Nosara Yoga Master Educator. She has been facilitating transformation and self-awakening for 2 decades through a variety of settings including yoga and meditation classes, retreats, community organizing, guiding psychedelic journeys, and private coaching. She is a faculty member of Esalen Institute, the owner of Source Meditation Space, and a facilitator at Boise Ketamine Clinic.

Her meditation album "Guidance", with music by East Forest, is available on all streaming platforms.


Sunday September 19, 2021 9:00am - 9:35am PDT
Main Stage

9:30am PDT

Eileen McKusick

Sunday September 19, 2021 9:30am - 10:00am PDT
Stage 4

9:30am PDT

Sara Reed
A Journey Home: A Therapist's Experience with MDMA Therapy — Psychedelic-assisted therapies continue to gain popularity as a promising treatment for some of the most disabling mental health conditions. Listen in as the speaker takes you through her journey as a participant and therapist in an MDMA-assisted psychotherapy session.


Sunday September 19, 2021 9:30am - 10:00am PDT
Stage 3

9:35am PDT

Daisy Lee & Mark Roule
Mango Tree Meditation — Join Qigong teacher Daisy Lee and Forest Bathing guide, Mark Roule, at their Radiant Lotus Retreat Center in the Caribbean for a joyful conversation on nature connection, forest bathing and Qigong. Daisy will then take you outside to the Mama Mango Tree that survived Hurricane Maria for a meditative Qigong practice.


Sunday September 19, 2021 9:35am - 10:10am PDT
Main Stage

10:10am PDT

Opening Ceremony: Jyoti Ma Prevatt
Opening Ceremony

Sunday September 19, 2021 10:10am - 10:17am PDT
Main Stage

10:15am PDT

TreeGirl
The Wisdom of Our Tree Elders


Sunday September 19, 2021 10:15am - 10:30am PDT
Main Stage

10:30am PDT

Panel: The role of Media and Influencers in Global Regeneration - (Dashama Gordon, Damon Gameau) Moderator: Becca Dakini
The Role of Media and Influencers in Global Regeneration with Dashama Gordon and Damon Gameau. Moderator: Becca Dakini 

Moderators
Sunday September 19, 2021 10:30am - 11:05am PDT
Main Stage

11:05am PDT

Andrew Harvey
Honoring the Tree of Life


Sunday September 19, 2021 11:05am - 11:20am PDT
Main Stage

11:20am PDT

Interview: Youth Rising: An Interview With Climate Activist Alexandria Villaseñor
Interview with Youth Climate Activist Alexandria Villaseñor. Hosted by Téana David

Moderators

Sunday September 19, 2021 11:20am - 11:40am PDT
Main Stage

11:40am PDT

Atossa Soltani (founder Amazon Watch)
Cultivating Mutual Flourishing: From Personal to Planetary


Sunday September 19, 2021 11:40am - 11:55am PDT
Main Stage

11:52am PDT

Michael Beckwith
Visionary Action: A Must


Sunday September 19, 2021 11:52am - 12:05pm PDT
Main Stage

1:00pm PDT

Janet Guenther
Message of support - Janet Guenther


Sunday September 19, 2021 1:00pm - 1:03pm PDT
Main Stage

1:00pm PDT

Impact Panel: Healing & Health Care — with Dr. Shamini Jain, Eileen McKusick, Dan Spinner, and Cyndi Dale
Coming into Deeper Resonance: CHI Biofield Healing Circle

Moderators
Sunday September 19, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Stage 4

1:00pm PDT

1:00pm PDT

Impact Panel: Education — with Dr. Dawn Eidelman, Daniel Sunshine, Scarlett Lewis, and Meena Srinivasan
Social Emotional Learning as a Compass for Navigating Uncertainty

Moderators

Sunday September 19, 2021 1:00pm - 2:15pm PDT
Stage 3

1:03pm PDT

Impact Panel: Media Metaphysics and Conscious Storytelling — with Joy Donnell and Denise Love Hewett
Media Metaphysics and Conscious Storytelling

Moderators

Sunday September 19, 2021 1:03pm - 1:18pm PDT
Main Stage

2:00pm PDT

Max Ribner
What are the common threads that bridge jazz, soul, and classical music with spiritual connection and community service? This is the question that drives international touring artist Max Ribner.

The sound that answers is rich, reverent, and intimate; Connecting us through the lineage of music, to the stories of our ancestors. In the past, Max's unique and fusion-inspired approach to Flugelhorn and trumpet has led him to perform with artists such as Esperanza Spalding, Nahko And Medicine For The People, Trevor Hall, The Polish Ambassador, Liv Warfield and many more. The result of years of collaboration with such a broad musical community is powerfully illustrated on Max's debut solo album, 1st Language.

The 11-song debut album brings 50+ artists together in a cross-continental collaboration for the ages. Featured artists include: Bobby Sparks II (Roy Hargrove, Snarky Puppy,) Mark Lettieri (Snarky Puppy,) Saeeda Wright (Prince,) Sharay Reed (Chaka Kahn,) to name a few.In addition, the album was mixed by Grammy award winning mix engineer, Ben Kane (D'Angelo PJ Morton and Emily King) Completed in late 2020 among the din of COVID-19, national elections, and an ongoing movement for equality and inclusion, 1st Language is a sonic calling together of our collective humanity. Be sure to keep an ear out for the album, which will be birthed into the world's sonic landscape on March 4th, and available on all digital streaming platforms at midnight.


Sunday September 19, 2021 2:00pm - 2:10pm PDT
Stage 4

2:05pm PDT

Donna De Lory
With a string of best-selling and much-loved albums, Donna De Lory has become one of the reigning queens of world devotional music. Before dedicating her life to singing sacred mantras and lyrics of spiritual aspiration, De Lory traveled the globe for 20 years as a backup singer and dancer for Madonna, appearing in the documentary film Truth or Dare and on stage with the pop icon during numerous legendary tours. De Lory’s own music combines sparkling pop savvy with a deeply felt sense of spirituality garnering her a strong fan base in the yoga/conscious living community and beyond.


Sunday September 19, 2021 2:05pm - 2:23pm PDT
Main Stage

2:10pm PDT

Honey of the Heart
Justin Ancheta and Maren Metke have musical nectar flowing through their veins. The dynamic Grass Valley duo are the driving force behind a project that is even sweeter than it sounds. Honey of the Heart is an ambrosial mix of musical interpretations influenced by folk, soul, roots, and world/flamenco styles. Built upon a repertoire of uplifting original material, they join together with other phenomenal musicians to create in an organic state of symbiosis. Many of their songs come forth like ancient incantations, casting angelic spells on all in their path. Honey of the Heart weaves soaring harmonies and hypnotic polyrhythms into an alchemical semblance of groove intended for dancing, rejoicing and blissful recalibration.


Sunday September 19, 2021 2:10pm - 2:25pm PDT
Stage 4

2:15pm PDT

Simrit
SIMRIT is creating waves with packed theaters and concert halls, chart-topping albums, and raving fans… all powering a palpable musical movement. Transcending genres, the SIMRIT experience centers around lead singer-songwriter, Simrit Kaur.

An orphan born in Athens, Greece, adopted by Greek-Americans into South Carolina as a toddler, she comes from a long line of Greek matriarchal singers that span from her birth mother to her great grandmother, famous Greek singer and actress Tula Demetriou.  At only 16 years old, Simrit’s birth mother was forced by her family to give Simrit for adoption. Over time, growing up steeped in the rich musical traditions of many cultures, Simrit’s own musical sensibilities emerged from a multiplicity of diverse influences starting with the dark, heavy, and mystical chanting of the Greek Orthodox church choir, in which she sang starting at age five. During this same time period, Simrit began studying piano, where her piano teacher simultaneously instructed her in snare drum. Later, she studied West African drumming, and toured with the Odunde Drumming Company during her education at College of Charleston in South Carolina.

Roots Reggae, R&B, The Grateful Dead, Motown, Mazzy Star, Led Zeppelin, among many others — including the traditional Greek music she was steeped in daily growing up —  proved deeply influential as Simrit emerged her unique sound.  Her studies in traditional Greek dance from grade school through the end of high school proved to be just as influential, as Simrit studied and danced a variety of different time signatures and rhythms that the traditional Greek dances were performed in while also learning to sing those songs.

Simrit’s musical education is rich and diverse. From singing in the Orthodox church starting in grade school, all the way through high school where she studied vocal performance at University of South Carolina with her childhood piano teacher, and then immersing herself in the classical Indian systems of music. She is known for her voice reverberating a sound that is simultaneously ancient and fresh. Decades of study and experimentation with Kundalini yoga deepened Simrit’s relationship to the quantum technology of Naad Yoga (the ancient science of using sound to impact the brain’s neural pathways and chemicals and elicit altered states of reality), the effects of which deeply influence her music.

Alongside her band, Simrit creates vibrationally powerful and healing music to impact both positive internal & external change. Inspired by her ancient Greek and Egyptian lineages and her love of slow and vintage fashion, before each tour Simrit collaborates with visual artists to design headpieces and dresses with influences from her ancient lineages to wear on stage — each commanding a strong presence and invoking incredible power.


Sunday September 19, 2021 2:15pm - 2:38pm PDT
Stage 3

2:23pm PDT

The Brothers Comatose
Whether traveling to gigs on horseback or by tour bus, Americana mavens The Brothers Comatose forge their own path with raucous West Coast renderings of traditional bluegrass, country, and rock ‘n’ roll music. The five-piece string band is anything but a traditional acoustic outfit with their fierce musicianship and rowdy shows.

The Brothers Comatose is comprised of brothers Ben Morrison (guitar, vocals) and Alex Morrison (banjo, vocals), Scott Padden (bass, vocals), Philip Brezina (violin), and Greg Fleischut (mandolin). When they’re not headlining The Fillmore for a sold-out show or appearing at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, the band is out on the road performing across America, Canada, Australia, and hosting their very own music festival, Comatopia, in the Sierra foothills.


Sunday September 19, 2021 2:23pm - 2:34pm PDT
Main Stage

2:25pm PDT

Heather Houston
Born with rhythm in her bones and a voice full of heart and soul, Central Coast Californian Heather Houston is passionate about uplifting spirits, freeing voices, and building strong communities through the power of singing. Heather is a community choir director and vocal coach extraordinaire with over 20 years experience writing and producing music, leading song circles, and offering life transforming events at venues like Esalen and 1440 Multiversity. In these trying times, Heather continues to spread her magic through her multiple online offerings - The Art of Mindful Singing, Singing as Sanctuary, S.H.E. Sings, Sisters in Harmony Song and Chant Leader Training, as well as her Sisters in Harmony Global drop-in series with guest artists and song leaders. Her exceptional gifts synergize to engage the spirit of song and heart of community, alchemizing the human field on multiple levels — even through the computer screen! Please visit her and her choir of angels, Yala Lati, at https://heatherhoustonmusic.com.


Sunday September 19, 2021 2:25pm - 2:45pm PDT
Stage 4

2:34pm PDT

Cas Haley
Cas Haley is a Paris, Texas-based songwriter who has but an enviable career on the road and in the studio, dividing his time between touring and spending time with his wife Cassy and their two kids on his Texas farm. Today Cas’s music is more a family affair than ever — he collaborates with his wife Cassy on songwriting, and hits the road with his son Eben on bass and his daughter Nolah on fiddle. Both family and roots are evident everywhere on Cas’s new album, All the Right People, currently out on Jimmy Buffet’s Mailboat Records label.


Sunday September 19, 2021 2:34pm - 2:40pm PDT
Main Stage

2:40pm PDT

Ayla Nereo
Like the enchanting California forests she calls home, Ayla Nereo’s music is defined by a personal intimacy, revealed in stirring sonic grandeur. Incorporating elements of Celtic melodies, pristine acoustic instrumentation, electronic flourishes, and ancient prose within hip-hop cadences, Nereo possesses an uncanny ability to disarm and crack open the heart. She sings to the depth of our humanness, for the care of precious wild lands and all living creatures, and the tending to our own consciousness as a ripple in the ocean of existence. Beginning to emerge from a deep creative chrysalis in the wake of the last year's unprecedented shifts, Ayla Nereo has just released her newest single “Breath I Breathe,” with many more on their way.


Sunday September 19, 2021 2:40pm - 3:00pm PDT
Main Stage

2:45pm PDT

Alixa Garcia of Climbing PoeTree
Alixa García is a Colombian born, multi-disciplinary artist and movement architect whose work is imbued in ritual, spirit, and deep reverence for our Great Mother, Great Lover: our Earth. She is an award-winning poet, activist, and filmmaker. García is a musician, science-fiction writer, essayist, and visual artist with a 20 year independent career.

Rooted in social and environmental justice, her performance and keynote speaking has taken her around the globe, from South Africa to Costa Rica, Scotland to Mexico, and has been featured at hundreds of festivals, universities, and conferences. She performed at the first Women’s March in 2016 with over 500K people on the streets, and millions watching world-wide. She has presented at the United Nations and T.E.D: Ideas Worth Spreading, and has shared the stage with the likes of artists Janelle Monáe, Maxwell, and Erykah Badu, and activist intellectuals Alice Walker, Angela Davis, and Cornel West.

As a visual artist, she has exhibited her work in museums and galleries both nationally and internationally, including on the mega-screens in Times Square, New York City, the Kunsthal Kade Museum, Netherlands, and the Contemporary Museum of Art, Los Angeles.

She is co-founder of Climbing Poetree and founder of Alixa Garcia Studio.


Sunday September 19, 2021 2:45pm - 3:05pm PDT
Stage 4

3:00pm PDT

Beautiful Chorus
The ladies of Beautiful Chorus sing to stir the joys of our innermost selves — that place of peace, calm, fiery inspiration and love. It guides us on adventures of the spirit; it is always growing and learning, and is the epitome of balance. With both Rhythmic and Resonance Meditations to choose from, you can always find a mood-tuned song by these ladies. Whether jumping into your day or unwinding at its end, easing into your morning or dancing yourself to sleep, Beautiful Chorus has a song for it all.


Sunday September 19, 2021 3:00pm - 3:18pm PDT
Main Stage

3:04pm PDT

Paul Izak
Paul Izak was born and raised on the Hawaiian Islands and currently lives it up on the Island of Oahu.  Paul has been discovering his own voice and unique sound as a singer/songwriter since 2004.  As a young boy, Paul was no stranger to the main stage, performing as a vocal soloist in choruses since 2nd grade.   He then became an impersonator of famous artists like Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Louis, and Neil Diamond.  He performed around the island with the Honolulu Boys Choir.  Through intermediate and high school years, he began to shift interests towards acting, photography, sports, & film production, his vocal talent was put aside. During these years, he began to find a new voice through his harmonica.  His inspiration came from his uncle Brian, a local blues harmonica player, and other blues musicians around the island. He quickly found a new sense of freedom through the harmonica.

Sunday September 19, 2021 3:04pm - 3:19pm PDT
Stage 4

3:18pm PDT

The Copper Children
The Copper Children is a folk band from Denver blending original soul and psychedelic rock into a moving performance. Like a roller coaster, their “Psychedelic Gospel” experience leaves audiences feeling transported to the rail-yards of freedom. Over the years the band has performed for audiences at Summer Camp, Northwest String Summit, Arise Music Festival, and elsewhere around the U.S. on national tours. The Copper Children is driven by rhythm and good vibration; each member came together with the intention of spreading love of the purest form as far as possible. Formed in July of 2015, they released their first album What We Are in June 2016. It is centered around the bonding of the members and their sharing in the blessing that was the life of Caleb Jarosh, our one time percussionist Elijah’s brother, to whom the album is dedicated with love. It is the foundation of the band’s journey into their own sound. Their third album Speaking in Spirits is a nine-track album written by The Copper Children and was released on April 19, 2019. The songs vary in style, genre and mood, ranging from heart-wrenching introspective to uptempo, four-on-the-floor jams. Due in 2021, Their forth album will surely turn heads, warm hearts, and move bodies on the dance floor.


Sunday September 19, 2021 3:18pm - 3:24pm PDT
Stage 4

3:18pm PDT

The Human Experience + IN-Q
THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE is David Block’s principal project as a live electronic composer, multi-instrumentalist, and producer. Listeners experience a delicious symphonic blend of prismatic soundscapes and sultry beats. David is constantly pushing the boundaries of live electronic music. Playing, composing, and conducting his own electronic symphony live on stage, his performances are brimming and layered with human emotion, world exploration, and sacred sounds. Whether performing by himself, or with a live band, The Human Experience always delivers an emotionally charged show. The Human Experience aims to cross cultural barriers through music. David has collaborated with artists all over the world including Rising Appalachia, Ignacio Perez (Buena Vista Social Club), William Close (The Earth Harp), Random Rab, Elephant Revival, and many others.

IN-Q is an award-winning poet, multi-platinum songwriter, and the best-selling author of Inquire Within. His groundbreaking achievements include being named to Oprah’s SuperSoul 100 list of the world’s most influential thought leaders, being the first spoken word artist to perform with Cirque du Soleil, and being featured on A&E, ESPN, and HBO’s Def Poetry Jam. He’s inspired countless audiences around the world, live and virtually, through his performances and storytelling workshops. Many of his recent poetry videos have gone viral with over 70 million views combined, and his stand-up poetry special, IN-Q – Live at the Ace Theatre, is now streaming exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.


Sunday September 19, 2021 3:18pm - 3:40pm PDT
Main Stage

3:24pm PDT

Quixotic
Quixotic is an innovative performance art collective that fuses imagination with technology, dance, projection mapping and live music to create
fully-immersive, multi-sensory experiences.

Quixotic was given Silicon Valley’s unofficial stamp of genius when they were invited to perform at the global TED Conference in 2012. A unique blend of performance art, technology, and emotion, Quixotic fuses all these elements in to what the New York Times branded an “innovative circus performance,” and Men’s Journal declared “one of the best contemporary [cirque] acts.” They have performed for audiences worldwide and have helped launch brand products for companies such as BVLGARI, Faena Hotels, Garmin, HP, Smithsonian and Toyota.


Sunday September 19, 2021 3:24pm - 3:40pm PDT
Stage 4

3:38pm PDT

The Appalucians
Bright Hills (recorded at Higher Ground Studio in Birmingham, AL, released in early summer 2018), has flavors of mountain folk, 70’s folk-rock and barroom twang, and reached the top ten on the NACC Folk Album chart in 2018. Their moniker The Appalucians belies the band’s playful relationship with words, pairing their often mountain-esque sound with the root word “lucia” (latin for “light.”) The Appalucians’ repetoire, comprised mainly of songs penned by Ohio-born Angie Heimann (guitar, vocals, banjo,) and Alabama native Jay Brown (guitar, vocals, harmonica) explores themes both dark and light, connecting to the peaks and valleys of the human experience.


Sunday September 19, 2021 3:38pm - 3:54pm PDT
Stage 3

3:40pm PDT

Paul Stamets
Sunday September 19, 2021 3:40pm - 3:58pm PDT
Main Stage

3:54pm PDT

Joshua Miller
Joshua Sam Miller is a world-recording artist, music producer, and entrepreneur based in Costa Rica. In 2019, he founded Embodied Sounds, a mindful music label creating immersive sound experiences to support our collective wellbeing. He is the creator of Sounds of the Ocean, a sound journey to connect with marine life in support of ocean conservation, and is currently on a world tour sharing this experience at festivals, retreat centers, and wellness conferences. Joshua is focused on supporting environmental causes and has built a special relationship with the ocean as a lifelong diver and lover of the sea.


Sunday September 19, 2021 3:54pm - 4:09pm PDT
Stage 3

3:58pm PDT

Dirtwire
Dirtwire stands poised between ancient Mother Earth and modern technology — a blend of ethnomusicology and the psychedelic trance state, gut-bucket delta blues and what the band variously dubs “back-porch space cowboy blues, swamptronica, and electro-twang.” It’s a sound informed by Dirtwire’s travels and performances around the globe, where East meets West and North joins South. From the favelas in Brazil, Femi Kuti’s Shrine in Lagos, Tokyo’s bluegrass clubs, Ayahuasca ceremonies in Central America, Gamelan performances in Bali, desert festivals in the Australian Outback, and the 20th anniversary of Kazakhstan’s modernized new capital Astana, the band spreads its message by building bridges across musical cultures in their own unique way. Dirtwire plays an array of instruments both ancient and modern, including West African kamale ngonis, jaw harps, space fiddles, whamola basses, Rickenbacher electric 12 string guitars, bowed Banjos and mouth harps from around the globe, all interwoven into modern laptop beat creation. Hailing from the underground west coast electronic bass music scene, Dirtwire finds itself at the forefront of experimental electronic music production, mixing in their wide array of world instruments with sampled beats and 808s. Dirtwire’s live shows are a communal psychedelic journey, which have been channeled into their latest full-length effort, Electric River.

Electric River explores Dirtwire’s ritualistic practice of taking psilocybin mushrooms and conjuring musical transmissions from other dimensions. From the seeds of their self-titled first album, all the way through Electric River, Dirtwire has cultivated a relationship with psychedelic mushrooms as a way to amplify the band’s creative expression. The album cover, created by artist and friend Carey Thompson, depicts a representation of Maria Sabina — a southern Mexican shaman from the Sierra Mazatec. Sabina is acknowledged as the first person to popularize mind-altering mushrooms in the ‘50s and ’60s after being introduced to the west by noted ethnomycologist Gordon Wasson in 1955. “It’s our homage to the feminine origin of the psychedelic movement,” says Mark Reveley, noting the ambient ethereal song on the album named after her. “That’s a huge part of our creative inspiration,” says David Satori. “We feel it opens up a door to connecting to the elusive great mystery of life, in a different and more profound way. Our senses are heightened to the infinite potential of sound.” “The key is to make sure everything is plugged in before you drink the magic tea,” laughs Evan Fraser.

Produced by the band, Electric River was recorded in several studios around California. The album is a sonic travelogue that takes you from the Central African forest (the mouth bow and Iboga ceremonial chanting of “Talking Bird” performed by the celebrated musician, Mbilou), to the swamps of Mississippi (the dirty cigar-box blues on “Cannonball”), from the prophesized conjoining of North and South America (the soulful cry of the harmonica and pulsing Brazilian rhythms in “The Eagle and the Condor”), to the Indian-Appalachia-Jamica crossover point (the Hindustani dancehall folk-step of “Strength In One,” with lyrics and vocals by tour mate Trevor Hall), to the gentle folk ecstatic shoegaze confessional “Seem to Freeze."

Dirtwire aspires to be a collaborative celebration of the planet’s musical diversity, a testament to the power of music to reach across barriers as well as a powerful call to get up and hit the dance floor. “We’ve created a space where we’re all able to bring our individual creative contributions to the table,” says David about Dirtwire’s continued progress as a recording and performing band. “Mark has really pushed us to a more high-energy, up-tempo place in terms of the production and sound.”

“I love seeing where we can take things energetically in the live show” says Mark. “We put a lot of time and thought into figuring out how to shape our set dynamically, and how to maintain a strong sense of flow as we transition from track to track. From navigating tempo shifts to instrument changes, we love the process of creating a cohesive journey for both us and the audience.”

At the heart of the Dirtwire experience is their live show. “In our live show we try to explore the seamless interaction between live instrumentation and computer production, where the laptop is just another member of the band.” says Mark. With wide-brimmed spaghetti western hats and all-black Johnny Cash attire giving them a distinct mojo, Dirtwire are a riveting visual, as well as audio spectacle. All three members were raised on islands — David grew up a Phishhead and jazz guitarist on Grand Isle on Lake Champlain near Burlington, Vermont, while Evan comes from Orcas Island in Washington state across the border from British Columbia and Mark’s childhood home was Bainbridge Island across from Seattle.

“I was really turned on to world music as a teenager,” recalls David. “I was into gypsy and North Indian classical music, and African rhythms. Bridging cultures through music is the biggest influence for me. The instrument is the vehicle to communicate a different take on reality. We celebrate music as the universal language as we try to tell a story using all its different variations and turn people on to that."

“Collecting these instruments and teaching myself how to play them is the most fun part for me,” says Evan, who was classically trained on piano but now plays kalimba, melodica, harmonica, multiple mouth harps, kamale ngoni, and assorted percussion among the more than 200 instruments he’s acquired from around the globe. “I’ve always been attracted to unique musical tones. The idea is how do we weave these music cultures from different continents together through different instruments into the common denominator of electronica. A major part of the creative process for us is just following our ears and inspiration."

Mark got turned on to world music after hearing Macedonian bagpipes, which set him on the path leading to Dirtwire. “I had a walkabout journey through West Africa and India studying music that really opened my mind” Mark says. “I came back and immediately got into electronic music, and have been exploring the overlap ever since."

The three met through their shared appreciation for global sounds and instruments, playing in several bands together and in dusty bonfire drum circles at Burning Man, while students at L.A.’s CalArts school of music. After relocating to the Bay Area, David and Evan morphed from their college “psychedelic space-funk jam band” The Funnies into Dirtwire. Electric River will be their 8th album to date.

The group is passionate about supporting the One Mic project alongside LEAF, a non-profit based in Asheville, NC. One Mic initiates collaborations with musicians from all over the world, with the goal of building micro-studios and donating new recording technology to underserved communities around the world. Dirtwire is also committed to standing in solidarity with indigineous peoples and encouraging a natural relationship to living in harmony with the Earth.

“We are living out our dreams,” adds Evan. “We are grateful to have performed in Europe, Asia, Australia, Central America, and are planning to play in South America next year. We feel honored to continue our mission of celebrating the world’s unique and diverse musical cultures into our own unique expression."

“We want to flow all of our musical influences through the Dirtwire prism,” continues Mark, “and see what comes out the other side.”


Sunday September 19, 2021 3:58pm - 4:17pm PDT
Main Stage

4:10pm PDT

Daniel Bellone
Daniel is a spiritual leader and mantra singer that has transformed the lives of thousands across the world, sharing a unique experience called “Awakening Through Music” in more than 30 countries all over America, Asia, Europe, and Oceania.

His spiritual wisdom, insights about life, and advanced knowledge in ancient yoga blends with soothing melodies and ancestral chants to help people deeply reflect about their lives — discovering their inner truth, evoking the spirit, and awakening the heart.

As a spiritual leader, Daniel has been teaching “The Art of Happiness” for the last 11 years, cultivating more than 20.000 students around the globe expanding consciousness in subjects such as Self Awareness, Fulfillment, Health, Wealth & Success, Spiritual Growth, Love in Relationships, Art of Parenting, Awakening & Transformation, and Ancestral Liberation, among many other subjects that create a happy life.

Today Daniel is home-based in Beverly Hills, California, where he is currently working in a very exciting project that merges the power of ancestral Sanskrit chants — ancient technology of Consciousness — and modern tunes to delight the audience with and experience of “Music Beyond Entertainment”.

On August 15th 2019, Daniel started a new inspirational music channel on YouTube called “Peaceful Dreamer”, bringing together deep compositions, orchestral harmonies, uplifting tones, ancestral musical instruments, and modern digital synthesizers to inspire in the listener a sense of peace, relaxation, wellbeing and restoration from daily stress and mental activity.


Sunday September 19, 2021 4:10pm - 4:32pm PDT
Stage 3

4:18pm PDT

Xavier Rudd
The wind blows strong though Xavier Rudd’s tenth album. It’s a recurring image that speaks of wide-open space and the awesome natural elements that shape it: a force far greater than us, but ours to harness if we take the time to learn, reflect and respect its ways.

“It hit me last year when I started to write Stoney Creek,” the Australian roots journeyman says of the album’s first, exhilarating single: a rolling acoustic balm of a song that finds refuge in the simple blessings of rest, companionship and belonging in a world gone crazy.

“We were on a trip north to the Cape and the wind was blowing too hard to take the tinnie out to the island… As I contemplated everything in my life and what was happening in the world there was literally a strong southeaster blowing, all the time. It felt like a wind of change, literally, in so many ways.”

The wide-open space he’d found himself in — the great COVID silence — was both beyond his control and curiously in-sync. “I’d planned to take a year off anyway, the first time in 20 years I hadn’t done an overseas circuit,” he says. “I had a chance to reset and change a few things around, to reassess where I was at, musically and practically. I’ve been able to experiment with some new ideas and new sounds…”

The break accelerated a return to the solo mode of creation that first led the barefoot multi-instrumentalist on his phenomenal journey. From his birthplace on the blustery southeast coast of Australia to Europe, Japan, the US, Canada and South America, you can measure it today in audiences in their tens of thousands, and in hundreds of millions of song streams, not least his timeless, windswept keynote, Follow The Sun (2012).

Acoustic guitar in hand, engulfed by his progressively more complex and elaborate scaffold of didgeridoos and percussion, Xavier Rudd cut an utterly unique and compelling figure as the world warmed to his first indie albums of the early 2000s, Live In Canada, To Let and Solace.

“When I first got successful I was surprised, because I thought what I was doing was more like art,” he says. I was experimenting with didges and gaffa-taping them to chairs and I always had this real love for wood and the tones of wood, so it was all very earthy.”

Those instinctive beginnings eventually yielded the more crafted and purposeful likes of Spirit Bird, Nanna (with his nine-piece band the United Nations), Storm Boyand seven more live albums — though nobody could ever count those early bootlegs swapped by fans from Argentina to the Czech Republic, serving to double his audience on each return.

Today, Xavier’s relentless upward arc is among the most astounding success stories of our time. Countless more celebrated acts have come and gone like fireworks as his campfire steadily grows: a beacon to the kind of music fan that seeks sustenance in a fast-food world.

“I value the simple things in life,” he shrugs. “I value community, culture, our connection to the earth as human beings. I don’t care too much for the other stuff. I think the roots of who we are, and what our ancestral lines are and how those stories have shaped us are the most important things. And I guess I always celebrate those things in my music.”

As a child, at one with the sea and sand, inventing songs for his own enjoyment, Xavier set the tone for a life where creation was its own reward, and a gift not taken lightly. “I’ve always felt like I’ve had this old woman spirit with me that that is prevalent in my music, and I’m a vessel for that old woman to speak,” he explains, not for the first time as others try to understand his innate connection to his craft.

“I don’t need to understand who that is or what that is, I just need to be a clean, strong vessel for that to come through, and be humble about it; to realise it’s something that resonates within me and I just need to hold space for it, not let my ego get in the way.”

The spiritual conviction was there long before Xavier discovered the unsettled legacy of his paternal great grandmother, who would disappear from public records after being taken from her Wiradjuri homelands to Melbourne. “There’s stuff we’ll never know,” he says. But awareness of his ancestry, in all its myriad threads, clearly informs not just the earthy tools but the profoundly inclusive message of his music.

“The thing is, in Australia, a lot of us come from tough stories, no matter where we’re from,” he says. “The convict stuff is easy to find because it was documented but Indigenous history isn’t. But I feel sorry for everyone in this country. No matter what our bloodline is, everyone’s been denied culture.”

“I feel like with this record, I’ve been able to be really creative and I’m excited about what I’m making just because I’ve had time,” Xavier says. “I’ve had the chance to do it all myself, which I haven’t done since Spirit Bird in terms of instrumentation and stuff, so I’ve been getting a bit trippy with an analog synthesizer…”

There’s the sound of nature in its purest form, too, in the birdsong that continues to weave its spell through Stoney Creek and elsewhere. “I use birds a lot,” he says. “Often they won’t sound like birds. I use a lot of natural sounds, from everywhere. It’s sometimes hard to determine what they are, but the record is full of them.

“I’ve been here long enough to realise that for some people, what I’m saying in my music really resonates,” he says. “You know, all of our ancestors around the planet have come from some form of struggle and we carry that, all of us, years on. We’ve all got stuff to heal. And I think music is the greatest medicine on the planet.”

Sunday September 19, 2021 4:18pm - 4:55pm PDT
Main Stage

4:32pm PDT

Yuval Ron
Formed in 1999, The Yuval Ron Ensemble endeavors to alleviate national, racial, religious and cultural divides by uniting the music and dance of the people of the Middle East into a unique mystical, spiritual and inspiring musical celebration. The ensemble includes Jewish, Christian and Muslim artists who have been actively involved in creating musical bridges between people of various faiths and ethnic groups worldwide. Led by Award winning composer Yuval Ron (music for Oscar winning film “West Bank Story”) the Ensemble has enjoyed overwhelming community support, was chosen to be featured in PBS “Holiday Celebration” TV specials and was honored with the Los Angeles Treasures Award and the Lincoln/Standing Bear Gold Medal from the City of Lincoln, NE in appreciation of its efforts for peace and justice worldwide. The Yuval Ron Ensemble Cd’s “ Under The Olive Tree,” “Tree of Life,” “Seeker of Truth” and “Unity of the Heart,” have become international favorites with world music lovers and has been featured on National Public Radio’s “Echoes” and “Hearts of Space” programs. The Yuval Ron Ensemble was in residencies at numerous schools such as Yale University, John Hopkins University, University of Chicago, UCLA, Seattle University and Middlebury College has performed numerous benefit concerts to support organizations that promote peace and help the disadvantaged.


Sunday September 19, 2021 4:32pm - 4:53pm PDT
Stage 3

4:53pm PDT

Joanne Shenandoah
Joanne Shenandoah, PhD, is one of Native America’s most celebrated musicians. She carries beauty in her soul and voice, as well as through her interactions with diverse communities. She holds a strength and passion for the people that is found in the likes of iconic philosophers and wisdom-keepers. Her 24 albums have garnered her a Grammy as well as over 40 other music awards. Joanne is an Ambassador of Peace and an advocate for human and Earth rights, capturing the hearts of audiences all over the world.


Sunday September 19, 2021 4:53pm - 5:00pm PDT
Stage 3

4:55pm PDT

Clare Dubois
Trees of Hope: Inspiring a Revolution of Reciprocity and Reforestation


Sunday September 19, 2021 4:55pm - 5:19pm PDT
Main Stage

5:19pm PDT

Live Q&A: Clare Dubois
Live @&A with Clare Dubois


Sunday September 19, 2021 5:19pm - 5:53pm PDT
Main Stage
 
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