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THE BELOVED FESTIVAL Aug 12 - 15, 2016 - Tidewater, OR. Full Details!
Set to take place in a stunning coastal forest just two hours south of Portland, Beloved is a celebration of global diversity. Each year the event features a wellspring of nationally and internationally renowned performers, sacred art, workshops, movement classes and guided ritual; the annual 4-day camping festival openly embraces the sacred in its many forms.
An alternative to the multi-stage fanfare where guests hustle from stage to stage, Beloved hosts all of its musical performers on one central stage which acts the centerpiece of the event. Each artist is carefully curated to accent the conscious theme of the festival while bringing participants on a holistic journey through music, arts, education and meditation.
In addition to the main stage area, Beloved cultivates an array of experiential attractions to keep the mind and body nourished. Festival zones such as The Temple Meadow provide a place for individual and group prayer as well as non-denominational guidance in meditation and movement. At each of the three workshop zones, educational programs aptly highlight concepts surrounding re-connection, movement, and yoga. Additional festival micro-zones include the Temple of Awe, a performance and developmental space with a focus on engaging conversations on world culture, traditions, and providing educational opportunities in understanding relationships and development.
“Fully engage every single moment.”
-Festival Producer, Elliot Rasenick
Rather than brush important cultural conversations under the rug, Beloved openly encourages topics of injustice and narratives geared towards decisive and constructive change. The festival actively engages subjects like sexual power, privilege, violence, and consent; allowing organizers and participants alike to make conscious thought a reality in daily life. Harnessing the tagline 'A Sneak Peak of the New Paradigm', Beloved creates a moving narrative which bridges ancient traditions with contemporary values to highlight the connection and evolution of humanity.
With a focus on health and well-being, Beloved also includes a range of bodywork options, sauna and hot showers for festival participants to enjoy each day. Additionally, festival organizers have arranged stand-out greening techniques including onsite composting, a rare 'dish-share' style kitchen for dramatically reducing festival waste and is developing prototype composting toilets as an alternative to chemically induced port-o-potties often used at large events.
Truly a boutique festival experience; each year attendance is capped at a mere 2,500 people, and for the last six years, the festival has sold-out - nearly tripling the town population for the duration of the 4-day event.
Tickets for the event are moving swiftly, and event organizers encourage festival goers to purchase tickets in advance of its annual sell-out. For more information about the Beloved Festival and everything that makes this sacred-niche event unique check out the official website at www.belovedfestival.com
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Amazon Announces the cast for their Upcoming Grateful Dead T.V. Show.
This was my April Fool's Joke!
Amazon just released the cast members that will play the Grateful Dead band members in their upcoming show about the band's life. I am not an acting coach but I must admit there are more than a few head scratchers. Before we announce the cast, one odd moment actually delayed the production team from casting the respective roles of the show. When executive producer and GD member Bobby Weir insisted on playing Jerry Garcia. The uncomfortable week of dealing with this unrealistic request came to an end when Bill Walton pointed out to Bobby that he has in fact been playing that role already since Jerry untimely death in 1995. One thing Bob was adamant about was picking the actor to play him. He insisted on 80's child star Corey Feldman, Bobby was quoted of saying "Just watch "Dream a Little Dream" 1 threw 6 if you think he does not have the chee…
S.C.I played a private party for the Koch Brothers How many showers they took afterwards is speculation at this point. Photo from S.C.I FB fan page Wow! Grateful Music has always tried to avoid politics, so I am just going to report the unkangfirmed setlist. I know we all have to eat, but damn! Setlist 1: LFB LOST> BOOGIE ON PLANET WANNA DANCE BEST FEELING> GLORY CHORDS COULD YOU BE LOVED 2: TEXAS FALLIN THRU THE CRACKS JOYFUL> CBS Rivertrance NAIVE> SHINE Encore Ramble On