The ARISE Music Festival sets its sights on the 2016 festival season with its most ambitious line-up to date. Featuring over 200 scheduled performances across 7 stages, the festival highlights a diverse lineup of musical performances that spans hip-hop, reggae, bluegrass and a healthy serving of rock, jam and improvisational acts from around the country.
The 2016 ARISE will feature a number of national and internationally renowned artists including Ziggy Marley, Jurassic 5, Hard Working Americans, Wildlight, The New Mastersounds, Del the Funky Homosapian, Phutureprimitive, Jeff Austin Band (formerly of YMSB), The Travelin’ McCourys, Fortunate Youth, Everyone Orchestra, Dirtwire (featuring members of Beats Antique & Hamsa Lila) and Bridget & Bonnie (of Elephant Revival) and many more.
An Independent, Family-Run, Leave-No-Trace Event
Widely regarded as “Colorado’s best music festival” —ARISE has grown steadily since it’s 2013 inception, annually ushering thousands of avid festival-goers from around the state and around the country for three days of music, camping, and holistically-minded inter-active programming.
Rated as one of the “Top 7 Next-Gen Festivals” in North America by Buzzfeed, the independent ARISE Music Festival features international and national touring headliners, regional acts, as well as Colorado’s best up-and-coming performers. Additionally, each year the event plays host to a variety of dynamic presentations which include some of the nation’s top yoga instructors, activism-thought leaders and workshop presenters.
Attendees can expect to be wowed by the spectacular visual performance of Transition Theater and inspired to action by prominent, globally-recognized environmental activists, including Julia Butterfly Hill and Oscar-nominated filmmaker, Josh Fox. ARISE uniquely fulfills the mission of the festival: to promote ecological “thrive-ability” and connection through uplifting art, entertainment, and activism.
Known for its “Global Cooling Initiatives,” such as planting a tree with ever ticket sold, the festival goes to great lengths to encourage attendees to practice eco-mindfulness through a number of “thrive-ability” practices. ARISE Music Festival provides water for free and plastic water bottles are not sold onsite; instead attendees are advised to bring re-usables. Additionally, in symphony with the festival’s progressive composting and recycling programs provided by ZeroHero, ARISE requires all vendors to serve their assortment of food and beverages using only compostable products provided by festival sponsor EcoProducts. Truly a leave-no-trace event, ARISE is celebrated for it’s cleanliness and participant cooperation.
“Top 7 next-gen festivals in the world.” -Buzzfeed
Cradled in the majestic foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Sunrise Ranch has stewarded this beautiful land as a sustainable ranch and working organic farm for more than 70 years without pesticides ever touching the soil. Red sandstone, pine-covered hills and the surrounding Roosevelt National Forest make this the perfect location to represent the ambitions of ARISE.
Just an hour from Denver, 45 minutes from Boulder, 25 minutes from Fort Collins, and 15 minutes from Loveland, ARISE is easily accessible to Colorado’s Front Range communities, as well as to those national and international travelers coming through Denver International Airport seeking the ARISE Festival experience.
A special event for families of all sizes, children 12 and under are FREE and half price youth tickets for 13-17 year olds are also available. A range of general ticketing, family camping, and VIP packages for the ARISE Music Festival are available on the official website at www.arisefestival.com. For more information about the event and all of its unique programming options, check out all of the ARISE social channels at www.facebook.com/arisemusicfestival, www.twitter.com/AriseFestival and at www.instagram.com/arisefestival.