Confirmed performers include Michael Franti and Spearhead, Yonder Mountain String Band, Kinky, Dumpstaphunk, Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, Baka Beyond, Hot Buttered Rum, Bomba Estereo, Pimps of Joytime, David Lindley, Orgone, Rupa and the April Fishes, SambaDa, Indubious, Affromassive, MaMuse, Absynth Quintet, David Starfire and Ana Sia. There are many more acts to be announced.
The Gaia Festival is dedicated to serving a growing community of conscious people who are seeking sustainable ways to negotiate the emerging paradigm. Through workshops and presentations, discussions are hosted on topics like environmental stewardship, communal living, plant spirit and psychedelic medicine, shamanism, and spirituality. North Coast culture is celebrated with food and crafts made by local artists and non-profit organizations, with a focus on organics and sustainably produced products.
The university-trained dishwashing crew in the food court will again cheerfully clean up all vended food plates, cups and flatware. This action, along with the no-plastic-water-bottles and stainless steel beer cups combine to eliminate a significant portion of waste. And once again evening gatherings will be led in song by featured artists, so all may “sing down the sun.”
Come enjoy the bounty of Northern California this summer at The Gaia Festival.
About The Gaia Festival
-Series of connected villages and stages on 150 acres
-Wide array of workshops and presentations
-Great food provided by local non-profits
-Dozens of craft booths featuring local artisans
-Organic and sustainable products
The festival is just a three-hour drive north of San Francisco and two hours south of Arcata. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a weekend with friends, family, and lovers of great music.
Black Oak Ranch is home to the Hog Farm and Camp Winnarainbow -- a circus camp for kids, and has hosted many world-class events over the years including Earthdance -- The Global Festival For Peace.
The Gaia Festival is fast becoming a “destination festival” for music lovers with its extensive grounds covering approximately 150 acres. This is a “green festival” and the event is powered by biodiesel generators.
For more information, or to purchase tickets go to www.thegaiafestival.com.
1. Michael Franti
2. Yonder Mountain String Band