ARISE Music Festival Kicks off Friday at Sunrise Ranch, Loveland

ARISE Music Festival kicks off Friday. Click for more information.

The three-day ARISE Music Festival runs Aug 5-7 in Loveland, Colorado boasting an impressive lineup of music, workshops, yoga, feature presenters and playshop sessions. Showcasing a national and international lineup that reads like a who’s who of conscious performers including festival headliners Ziggy Marley, Jurrasic 5, Papadosio, Elephant Revival, Hard Working Americans, Wildlight, New Mastersounds, Rising Appalachia and much more.

Check out Elephant Revival’s visit to Second Story Garage here.

With the addition of the ARISE Music Festival featured “Playshop Sessions” the festival has announced 5 additional improvised performances featuring various members of the headlining roster.

Performance workshops include a Guitar Summit, featuring members of The New Mastersounds, Jeff Austin BandEuforquestra, The Motet and Felabration and a session named Horns Unite featuring Jennifer Hartswick, Natalie Cressman, Austin Zaletel & Matt Bricker. Additionally, the festival will feature members of Elephant Revival in a unique workshop called How Songs

Rising Appalachia to perform at ARISE 2016. Photo by C. Alan Crandall

Take Shape, as well as a forum for singers aptly named Join the Choir with the T-Sisters, along with two separate Songwriters in the Round sessions with performers such as Mike Love, Alya Nero, and Marcus King. Fans of bluegrass will not want to forget their instruments, as they can participate in the fun by joining the scheduled ‘bluegrass picking’ session with local rising stars, Gipsy Moon.

The ARISE Music Festival coordinates outstanding opportunities for music fans to connect intimately with the featured performers in an applied learning setting with rousing workshops, presentations, and Playshop Sessions. These collaborations highlight main stage band members in a rare improvisational setting.

Elephant Revival at Red Rocks earlier this year.
Elephant Revival at Red Rocks earlier this year.

Audience members will have a unique and up-close opportunity to learn about the process of making music while taking part in five scheduled sessions. Part performance and part story-telling, Playshop Sessions allow for an intimate and original experience as audience, participants, and artists engage in a variety of topics from songwriting to performing, allowing a behind-the-scenes view into the musician’s creative process.
Previous ARISE Playshops have featured once-in-a-lifetime experiences with artists such as Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul, and Mary), Nahko Bear, HBO director/producer Josh Fox (on banjo), Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, and members of Elephant Revival.

More than a music festival, ARISE provides diverse inspirational programming and round-house discussions addressing locally relevant, topical environmental, and social justice issues.
With an emphasis on engaging and empowering communities; the ARISE Music Festival provides space for distinct platforms to take shape including the NoCo-Hemp Village, an area for presenting interactive demonstrations addressing today’s environmental dilemma’s called the Solutions Village, as well as a variety of healthy lifestyle programming and organic vending options. The festival features the Sunrise Ranch Farmers Market offering fresh produce and grass-fed beef grown and raised right there at the Sunrise Ranch farm. Moreover, quality yoga and movement classes are offered all day in a stunning panoramic setting, overlooking the 100-acre festival grounds in the Gaia Yoga Zone.ARISE Festival is leading the way as one of the nation’s most uplifting festival experiences. Audiences come to be entertained and leave loaded with inspiration. Highly regarded as one of “Colorado’s Best Music Festivals” ARISE 2016 will be the best yet.

The ARISE Music Festival kicks-off Friday, Aug 5 at the beautiful Sunrise Ranch in Loveland, Colorado. The festival is offering three-day and individual single day tickets as well as a range of ticketing upgrades including early camping, VIP, RV, and car camping options. Unquestionably one of Colorado’s best summer music festivals for families, children 12 and under are free and there are 1/2 price youth tickets for 13-17-year-olds. For more information about the festival check out,,, and,

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