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FloydFest 19 Voyage Home

Welcome to FloydFest 19~Wild! We love you, and we can’t wait to see you again.

Their mission is to be the best music festival experience of their time; to sell a limited quantity of tickets to the highest-quality event experience, bar none, celebrating music, art and life in an intimate, visually stunning environment.

Mushpa + Mensa loves it! See you there

Poplar Grove Food Truck Round Up

Join us on the front lawn for a Food Truck Round Up on Saturday, July 20, from 3 – 8 pm. This late afternoon event will also have a Beer & Wine Garden, and Folkstone Stringband will be playing on the front porch of the Manor House with a few sporting lawn games, so there’s plenty to do for the young and young-at-heart.Admission is free, but donations are gladly accepted.

Below is the list of 2019 Food & Concession Trucks who are participating. A select group of heritage arts vendors will be gracing the front lawn carriage pathway.  All funds generated support the feed and medical costs of our beloved equines.

Wild Goose Festival

WHAT IS THE WILD GOOSE FESTIVAL?

It’s hard to sum up in a few words. We try, when we say things like: it’s a 4-day Spirit, Justice, Music and Arts Festival. But it’s so much more than that.

 
 
 

©Creatista2013-ScottGriesselWildGoose13-1626It’s a place where all kinds of people come together, not only to hear great music and incredible speakers, but also to dive into lively conversations with thought leaders, writers, dreamers, artists, visionaries, social justice activists, peace-makers…the ones you’ll find on the official program, and the ones you might meet while just getting lunch or hanging out by the river. It’s also a place where you can be a spectator, but where you can be a co-creator as well. A place where we affirm the creativity in all of us, and opportunities to make art and music, to tell stories and take in stories, can be found around every corner.

It’s transformational, experiential, it’s a sing and dance and play and dream and eat and camp and meditate and talk and listen and twirl-you-around-and-shake-you-up gathering, born out of the “Wild Goose” spirit metaphor which is all about beauty, grace, and yes, unpredictability. We also take inspiration from events such as, GreenbeltBurning ManLightning In a Bottle and SXSW.©Creatista2013-ScottGriesselWildGoose13-1850

It is a place where all are welcome. Seriously, ALL. Because we are rooted in a progressive Christian tradition, we welcome you, whatever your age, race, culture, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religious tradition, disabilities, different abilities, whether you have money or not, whether you have a degree or not, whether you have a strong faith or no faith, or perhaps a billion questions about faith, whether you have a home or not, whether you’re an extrovert or introvert, everyone is welcome here. Even eye-rolling teenagers. And rambunctious little kids. Rambunctiousness is, in fact, encouraged. We welcome all to come and seek the common good together.

WHAT ARE WILD GOOSE EVENTS LIKE?

©Creatista2013-ScottGriesselWildGoose13-2051Like at many music festivals, there will be stages where you can hear amazing musicians. Of nearly every musical genre. Big names. As well as new and emerging artists. And unlike most music festivals, you will also be able to see, hear, and interact with provocative, courageous and inspiring speakers.

But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Throughout the weekend you’ll also have the opportunity to hang out with some of today’s most creative and thought-provoking authors, artists, peace and justice activists and status-quo disrupters. We intentionally make space for interaction that takes apart the usual class and social barriers, that takes down the walls that separate us, that takes speakers and “experts” off the raised platforms, because we believe we can all learn from and inspire each other.

And unlike other festivals, it doesn’t necessarily end after the last event of the weekend. Because most people leave changed in some way, inspired to do more to make the world better. Ultimately, for many of those who’ve attended Wild Goose in the past, they’ve left agreeing with Nadia Bolz-Weber and others who have said, “It’s not just a festival…it’s a movement.”©Creatista2013-ScottGriesselWildGoose13-1531

Author Brian McLaren sums it up this way:
“At Wild Goose, people flock together to celebrate a way of life rooted in faith, justice, creativity, and beauty. It’s like a family reunion where you meet relatives you never knew you had. It’s a wild and wonderful convergence of stimulating conversations, campfires, music, kids, art, lawn chairs, prayer, fun, dance, frisbees, tents, food, sunshine, rain, laughter, and fresh air. There’s nothing like it, and I look forward to it as one of the best weeks of my year.”

©Creatista2013-ScottGriesselWildGoose13-2305We hope you’ll join us.
July 11-14, 2019 in Hot Springs, NC
TICKETS

Romp Fest 2019

Romp Fest 2019

Hosted by the Bluegrass Music Museum & Hall of Fame

Celebrating its 16th year, ROMP Festival will return to Owensboro’s Yellow Creek Park. Headlining the initial lineup release are Hall of Fame members Ricky Skaggs and Del McCoury.  Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder will feature special guest Patty Loveless.  Also appearing are bluegrass/folk-rock favorites Trampled by Turtles and Americana music icon, Steve Earle & The Dukes.  Rounding out the initial release are Rhonda Vincent and The Rage, The Wood Brothers, Billy Strings, the Jeff Austin Band along with The Travelin’ McCourys performing The Grateful Ball, and Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers.  More artists to be announced soon.

Daviess County’s Yellow Creek Park, a 150-acre facility famous for its nature trails, winding creek and fishing lake, and sweeping tree-lines, plays host to ROMP each year.

A full line-up of artist-led instrument workshops takes place throughout the day, as ROMP artists interact with fans and players of all ages and skill levels. Other workshops and forums include songwriting, clogging and flat-foot dancing, yoga (all levels), and bluegrass jamming 101.

Additional offerings at ROMP Festival include organic and farm-to-table food vendors, craft vendors featuring Kentucky Proud products, art installations and professionally-led children’s activities.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their instruments and jam throughout the weekend, as well as dance the night away at the late night stage, featuring nationally acclaimed acts in the park’s rustic Pioneer Village.

About the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum:

The Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum is a 501c3 non-profit located in Owensboro, Kentucky focused on gathering, preserving, exhibiting and disseminating the artifacts, history, collection and performance art of the global history of bluegrass music through an educational experience. 

AthFest Music and Arts Festival

AthFest Music and Arts Festival

A 3-day Festival Supporting Music and Arts Education

The AthFest Music & Arts Festival brings the best local and regional musicians and visual artists together in Downtown Athens, Ga. By incorporating multiple events and venues throughout downtown, AthFest is able to reach a broad range of audiences and attracts an eclectic mix of lifestyle interests.

The festival showcases the best talent in our area, and generates huge awareness for the nonprofit, AthFest Educates, and its mission to provide much needed funding to support music and arts education for youth.

Where Mushpa + Mensa Will Be

Mushpa +  Mensa will be at the Artist Market.  The open-air Artist Market is an integral part of the AthFest Music & Arts Festival. Booths feature fine arts and crafts for sale. Exhibited work may include visual arts (painting, drawing, mixed media, photography, and digital art), fabric, clothing and accessories, jewelry, and handcrafted items (sculpture, ceramics, glass, woodworking and furniture).

Location & Time

The AthFest Music & Arts Festival will include an artist market on Washington Street between Hull and Lumpkin streets. Over 50 vendors will set up shop with both fine arts and crafts for sale. A local panel judges all of the AthFest Artist Market booths and AthFest proudly awards $600 in prizes to the selected artists. The artist market will be open on Friday, June 21, 2019 from 5–10 p.m., Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 12–10 p.m. and Sunday, June 23, 2019 from 12:30–8 p.m.

AthFest Music and Arts Festival

AthFest Music and Arts Festival

A 3-day Festival Supporting Music and Arts Education

The AthFest Music & Arts Festival brings the best local and regional musicians and visual artists together in Downtown Athens, Ga. By incorporating multiple events and venues throughout downtown, AthFest is able to reach a broad range of audiences and attracts an eclectic mix of lifestyle interests.

The festival showcases the best talent in our area, and generates huge awareness for the nonprofit, AthFest Educates, and its mission to provide much needed funding to support music and arts education for youth.

Where Mushpa + Mensa Will Be

Mushpa +  Mensa will be at the Artist Market.  The open-air Artist Market is an integral part of the AthFest Music & Arts Festival. Booths feature fine arts and crafts for sale. Exhibited work may include visual arts (painting, drawing, mixed media, photography, and digital art), fabric, clothing and accessories, jewelry, and handcrafted items (sculpture, ceramics, glass, woodworking and furniture).

Location & Time

The AthFest Music & Arts Festival will include an artist market on Washington Street between Hull and Lumpkin streets. Over 50 vendors will set up shop with both fine arts and crafts for sale. A local panel judges all of the AthFest Artist Market booths and AthFest proudly awards $600 in prizes to the selected artists. The artist market will be open on Friday, June 21, 2019 from 5–10 p.m., Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 12–10 p.m. and Sunday, June 23, 2019 from 12:30–8 p.m.

AthFest Music and Arts Festival

AthFest Music and Arts Festival

A 3-day Festival Supporting Music and Arts Education

The AthFest Music & Arts Festival brings the best local and regional musicians and visual artists together in Downtown Athens, Ga. By incorporating multiple events and venues throughout downtown, AthFest is able to reach a broad range of audiences and attracts an eclectic mix of lifestyle interests.

The festival showcases the best talent in our area, and generates huge awareness for the nonprofit, AthFest Educates, and its mission to provide much needed funding to support music and arts education for youth.

Where Mushpa + Mensa Will Be

Mushpa +  Mensa will be at the Artist Market.  The open-air Artist Market is an integral part of the AthFest Music & Arts Festival. Booths feature fine arts and crafts for sale. Exhibited work may include visual arts (painting, drawing, mixed media, photography, and digital art), fabric, clothing and accessories, jewelry, and handcrafted items (sculpture, ceramics, glass, woodworking and furniture).

Location & Time

The AthFest Music & Arts Festival will include an artist market on Washington Street between Hull and Lumpkin streets. Over 50 vendors will set up shop with both fine arts and crafts for sale. A local panel judges all of the AthFest Artist Market booths and AthFest proudly awards $600 in prizes to the selected artists. The artist market will be open on Friday, June 21, 2019 from 5–10 p.m., Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 12–10 p.m. and Sunday, June 23, 2019 from 12:30–8 p.m.

Mountain Music Festival 2019

Boom, come have an good time with Mushpa + Mensa and all the other amazing peeps bringing the good vibrations!

The Line-Up: http://mountainmusicfestwv.com/lineup/

Fun in the Sun: https://aceraft.com/

Encore’s Bestival

BESTIVAL, an all-day street festival taking place at Waterline Brewery on Saturday, May 11 and Mushpa + Mensa will be there!

Every year for over 30 years, encore’s annual readers choice awards, the official and longest-running Best Of Wilmington, has been an ongoing celebration of local culture, including recognition of businesses, eateries, bars, goods, services, people, media, arts, and entertainment. In 2019 we will be turning our annual celebration of winners into an all-day arts and craft, food truck and beer festival at Waterline Brewing, underneath the Cape Fear Bridge, along Surry Street.

And it’s all to benefit DREAMS Center for Arts Education! Here’s the low-down….

FESTIVAL ADMISSION:
Free to attend, though we welcome a suggested $5 donation. Folks who donate ahead of time via below link will be entered into a drawing to win a $50 #encoreDEALS credit!

FOOD TRUCKS
On the docket: CheeseSmith Food Truck, Bill’s Food Brew, T’Geaux Boys and Donut Bus will accept cash (and credit) for purchases.

BEER
More than a dozen local and regional breweries will offer 3-ounce tastes of their brews in the beer tasting area outside. Each taste is $2. In advance; we are offering 5-packs for $10 and 10-packs, which comes with an official Bestival t-shirt, $25

MUSIC
Travis Shallow and Bob Russell, Randy McQuay II, Striking Copper, Rebekah Todd Music, and David Dixon will play throughout the day on one of two stages near the beer garden.

COMEDY
Laughter galore will come from our hosts, Pineapple-Shaped Lamps, on the main stage outdoors, and The Cape Fear Comedy Festival comedians will take the stage inside the brewery throughout the day!

ARTS FEST
Local arts and crafts vendors will be lined up along Surry Street, selling their fun, handmade wares. So come prepared to buy awesome goods.

AWARDS:
Winners will go to awards booth to find out if they won and then mosey to the step and repeat to have their picture taken. (But anyone can step in and flash a smile or two!) All pictures will appear in encore through June in our Best Of coverage!

39th Annual Apex PeakFest

Salem Street in historic downtown Apex will come alive during PeakFest!
 For more than thirty years, PeakFest has brought families together for a day of fun, food and fellowship. The event, which is referred to as an arts and crafts festival, has deep roots within the Apex community. What started as a small community day in a school parking lot has grown into an event that draws hundreds of vendors and over 22,000 people to the streets of downtown Apex. Every year, the Apex Festival Commission plans a bigger and more exciting day.

PeakFest is the largest public event in Apex and, it is about more than fun. Live music all day, artist of every kind (jewelry, pottery, watercolor and acrylic), entertainment for the kids, food that you would find at the fair, and so much more! Vendors are charged a fee to participate and businesses become sponsors, helping to offset the expenses of the day.

Mushpa + Mensa will be there!