Hello Arise Family!
In a world rocked by COVID-19, Arise Music Festival stands strong in our commitment to support and create community through artistic expression. Debuting on Saturday, May 2, join us for our first-ever, virtual ARISE Online Gathering!
Continuing our seven-year tradition of providing musical and creative performances, ARISE invites our community to gather virtually from the comfort of your home and enjoy a special evening of music, art, yoga and self-expression. Streaming from 6:30pm to 12:30am MT, the ARISE Online Gathering will present a diverse lineup of talented singer-songwriters, electronic artists and live painters with special segments of yoga and sound healing.
Join the online stream by visiting facebook.com/arisemusicfestival
ARISE Online Gathering
Saturday, May 2
Streaming from 6:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. MDT
Post 15 years of traditional ballet training, Maddy decided to trade in her pointe shoes for a yoga mat and bare feet. Her yoga class focuses on moving energy through your body through breathwork, innovative flows and mindfulness.
Kind Hearted Strangers bring back a taste of American roots into the world of rock n' roll. With Marc Townes' vibrant, engaging songwriting and Brian Ireland's drumming that stretches the limits, Kind Hearted Strangers' musical dexterity far exceeds their short time as a band. Click here to watch their live version of “Running Next to You.”
Mark is a Grammy-nominated, 5-time Emmy winning composer, performer and singer-songwriter with national touring experience as a member of Pure Prairie League and Firefall. Mark has sung with legendary jazz great Al Jarreau, Garth Brooks, John Oates and Richie Furay (Buffalo Springfield, Poco). Click here to watch “Little Bird” live from the Gordon Gamm Theater.
Known for her work on Broadway and in Postmodern Jukebox, singer-songwriter Sara Niemietz has had success after success over the past ten years, appearing on Ellen DeGeneres' TV show, garnering an incredible following on social media, releasing a solo EP and several new singles and much more. Click here to watch Sara sing “In My Life” by The Beatles.
With a proclivity for sultry synths, penetrating vocals and up-tempo drum beats, FunkStatik is known to move every single body in a packed-out room. Digging through his electronic vault of sound you will likely hear several influences—industrial-esque bass to crunchy rhythms and upbeat arpeggios. Click here to watch FunkStatik.
Joining FunkStatik is live painter AJ Davis, a multi-faceted artist and founder of Project Street Gold, who works in the realms of casting and metal fabrication, mural production and fine art painting.
Homemade Spaceship (HS) is the genre-mashing electronic bass music project from multi-instrumentalist Rob Levere. Combining his perspective of genres with the energy of low-end bass drops of dubstep, half-time, future bass, DnB, trap, house and more, HS performs with live instruments to deliver high-energy performances. Click here to watch “Sit By My Fire.”
Joining Homemade Spaceship is live painter Amanda Wolf, a multidisciplinary artist, painter and digital artist. Wolf’s painting style is a mix between traditional portraiture, abstract expression and fantastical and vibrant color application.
Cameron Stull, composing and performing under the moniker 'Blossomn,' mixes sonic textures from recorded instruments, vinyl and field recordings to create stark soundscapes with unique juxtapositions. Rooted in beat music, world music, progressive jazz, hip hop, and downtempo, Blossomn creates eclectic music for the eclectic era. Listen to Blossomn here.
Joining Blossomn is live painter Shannon Dillon, aka Munchkin Creations, an enthusiastic artist and art educator, spending her nights teaching acrylic and watercolor classes at MBodied Art Studio. Dillon’s artwork celebrates the journey and enigma it is to be human, exploring the psychedelic consciousness by enhancing and understanding the experience through art.
Internationally-acclaimed musician Paul Temple creates mystical transmissions of peace and beauty with Tibetan bowls, flutes and mantras. Paul’s set of tuned and amplified bowls, along with hypnotic Tibetan throat singing, create harmonious sonic architectures, said to be the ultimate sound-healing concert experience. Click here to watch “Mystic Realms.”
Where available, donation links will be incorporated to thank Arise Online performers with virtual tips. 100% of proceeds go to the performers.
To stream the Arise Online Gathering on May 2, visit facebook.com/arisemusicfestival
Independently owned and operated from its headquarters in Boulder, Arise Music Festival coordinates many artistic modalities to create beautiful, meaningful and powerful experiences for participants. Arise features multiple genres of music – jam, electronica, rock, bluegrass, funk and reggae – as well as dance, yoga, design, theater, spirituality, workshops and speakers. Arise seeks to entertain and engage participants with vibrant and transformative experiences that inspire a sense of community.