With festival season in full swing, Slutty Girls are excited about ARISE, Colorado’s fastest growing music festival. But ARISE has so much more than just music. From August 4-6, we’ll be partying, getting our yoga on, taking mind-opening workshops, participating in some interactive art, and getting involved in awesome activism at ARISE in Loveland, CO. Combining music, yoga, workshops, art, activism, and camping, it’s the multi-genre, multi-day festival that every empowered millennial needs to check out this summer. Here are just a few reasons why it looks ahhh-mazing.
1. ARISE features multiple genres and music styles.
It doesn’t matter what music style you’re into. There’s something for everyone at ARISE. This fifth year celebration will feature hip-hop, reggae, funk, folk, electronic, and rock music on seven stages. With over 200 performances and presentations, there’s a lot to choose from! We’re particularly excited about the headliners: hip-hop group Atmosphere, bass music innovator Tipper, funk band Lettuce, musical trio Beats Antique, feminist icon and musician Ani DiFranco, and Live-Electronic group SunSquabi. But there are so many other bands and musicians to check out, too! The Broadcast, an up-and-coming female-fronted soul band, definitely tops our list! Finally, featured artist and psychedelic “digital painter” Android Jones, who played with The Grateful Dead Fare Thee Well tour, is also not to be missed!
2. It’s not just a music festival.
ARISE is about so much more than the music! Each day of the festival is fully scheduled, and ticket-holders can attend presentations and workshops on a variety of subjects. Yoga, meditation, art, and activism are a common theme among workshops – which cover everything from spirituality and consciousness to sexuality and being true to yourself, from yoga to sustainable living, from becoming an entrepreneur to becoming an activist. All presentations are included with a pass. We’ll get our learning and health on while the sun is up before attending awesome shows that last late into the night.
3. ARISE is all about “leaving no trace.”
This is a leave-no-trace event, and there are classes on taking that practice home with you! There’s also no plastic water bottles for sale to help prevent waste, a compost program throughout the camp and festival grounds, the use of bio-diesel fuel and recycles materials, and locally sourced and organic vendors – including a Farmer’s Market right in the campgrounds! It’s environmentally endorsed by a variety of eco-friendly organizations, including the Sierra Club.
4. Ticket holders plant over 10,000 trees a year.
To help with climate cooling, ARISE plants a tree for each ticket sold! That’s definitely a reason to feel good about your attendance – as if the music and workshops weren’t enough!
5. There are so many options for camping.
While off site lodging is available nearby, there are multiple camping options across various price points, depending on what you can afford and how you prefer to spend your days and nights. With a general admission, upgraded, and brand new VIP campground, you’re guaranteed to have a place to set up your bed for the night. There are also car and RV camping options as well as an easy camping package, where tent rental and more are completely taken care of for you! Take it from us, camping with your fellow festival goers creates a sense of community that’s truly unmatched!
6. You can bring the family!
Of course, some Slutty Girls are MILFs, too! Kids 12 and under can attend for free, and children 13-17 get tickets half off. There’s even a family campground for those bringing the kids! The children’s village is full of fun day activities to keep kids exploring their artistic, creative sides too. With the discounted prices for teenagers, this might just be the perfect festival to bring your little sister to, to introduce her to that #festivallife for the first time!
7. …and get your party on!
There’s craft beer in the Food Truck Village (yes, there’s a Food Truck Village) and beer, wine, and alcohol sales in the concert area. So, there’s plenty of drink to go around, if you’ll be indulging! You can BYOB for the campsite, too, but glass isn’t allowed and those bringing in excessive quantities will be turned away. Party responsibly!
8. Yeah, I said Food Truck Village.
As if a farm-to-campsite Farmer’s Market isn’t enough, there’s a section of the grounds entirely dedicated to food trucks, all locally sourced, and many organic. It’s a millennial foodie’s dream come true!
9. The location is fabulous.
Just an hour from the Denver International Airport, it’s really easy to get to ARISE. Plus, it’s located on an 850-acre organic farm, surrounded by valley views and a red rock landscape. Aside from giving gorgeous scenery to take in on the day to day, this backdrop will definitely make for some awesome Instagram pictures!
I’m ready to start packing my bags and ARISE. Are you? Check out the festival here, and join us!