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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

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/

FloydFest 18~Wild

Welcome to FloydFest 18~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

Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference

Mushpa + Mensa is super excited to be a part of the 13th Annual Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference for the first time ever!!! See below to find out the 411 about this mystical event. Hopefully, we will see you there.

We are delighted to be coming together once again in this strong, beautiful sisterhood and celebrating the Earth and each other. For one weekend in autumn, we share inspiration, celebration and practical learning about earth-based healing and women’s health. Surrounded by the ancient Blue Ridge Mountains, our venue at Lake Eden offers a beautiful, serene backdrop for over 60 workshops and classes in herbalism, nutrition, personal growth and natural healing. We invite you to renew your spirit, explore your power and engage in the extraordinary experience of the Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference.

This year’s focus is on women’s health, inside and out. Join us in developing the tools to reclaim our health! We’ve packed our class schedule with inspiring learning opportunities with extraordinary teachers including Dr. Aviva Romm, Robin Rose Bennett, Gina Breedlove, and Phyllis Light, who are dedicated to health and wholeness for our communities, the planet and ourselves. As Dr. Aviva Romm says, as women, we need to “overcome overwhelm, and become health rebels!”

The conference weekend registration includes over 70 inspiring and informative 90 minute classes with a wide range of topics for every woman interested in herbal medicine and women’s wisdom–from beginning herbalists to advanced practitioners.


In addition to our regular classes we also offer intensives and workshops which offer the opportunity to study more deeply with a featured teacher on a specific subject. Intensives are longer than the regular classes (3 to 3 1/2 hours) to allow for more in-depth study on a topic. Workshops are smaller than the regular classes (50 participants max) and provide an opportunity for hands-on experiential learning. These are the only classes not included in your registration fee.

FloydFest Freedom 2017

Ladies and gentlemen, Mushpa + Mensa are beyond stoked to loose our FloydFest virginity this year.  We’ve heard so many great things!

Here’s some 411 on the fest.

FloydFest, which began in 2002, is a world music and arts festival held annually near Floyd, Virginia, in the Blue Ridge Mountains just off the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Taking place on an 80-acre Blue Ridge Mountain venue of unparalleled beauty, FloydFest is camping for a five-day outdoor celebration of roots music, outdoor adventure, and community and is unlike any other music festival you’ll find on the summer roster. With nine unique stages ranging from the hand-hewn timber-framed Dreaming Creek Main Stage and Streamline Stage at Hill Holler to the homey Appalachian-style Workshop Porch to the Backstage VIP Pub, FloydFest is hands down the finest roots music showcase event anywhere, with a non-commercial family-friendly feel, and sincere Southern hospitality.

In addition to music, the festival features local arts and crafts, dance workshops, morning yoga lessons, story telling, poetry readings, and a “Children’s Universe” tent.

It’s music, magic, mountains, and just a touch of mayhem.



Fall 2016 LEAF Festival – Carnival of Wonder

leaf-fall-2016Mushpa + Mensa is back at LEAF for some amazing times while working and glamping!!! Can’t get enough of LEAF!

For over 20 years, each May & October an intergenerational family of 12,000 people join together upon the beautiful Lake Eden grounds to experience the power music, art and culture has to transform lives, strengthen community, and foster unity. LEAF Festival takes place on the site of the old Historic Black Mountain College with a stunning mix of rolling hills, lakes, streams, and mountain beauty on hundreds of acres of comfortable camping grounds. LEAF scours the globe for artists, musicians, performers and facilitators that are not only masters of their craft, but who also care deeply for the power of arts education.

LEAF Community Arts is a non-profit organization in which all donations and festival proceeds supports cultural arts education programming locally and globally! Since 2004, LEAF Schools & Streets has served over 45,000 youth with programs in over 20 Western North Carolina locations. LEAF International features cultural preservation programs in 10 countries worldwide. Your attendance at LEAF not only provides you with an amazing weekend experience with friends and family, but provides a platform for fostering growth of youth into artistic leaders in their communities worldwide.

NC Pride in Raleigh


Mushpa + Mensa will be up in this house. Come have fun with us!

Date and location of Festival: Saturday, September 24, 2016
Duke University East Campus, Durham, North Carolina
Corner of Main Street and Campus Drive
Festival start: 10:00am – Festival end: 5:00pm

We’ll have a gay old time!!! :]


Shine On

The 3rd Annual SOULSHINE FARM MUSIC FESTIVAL!! We’re getting ready for a good’un! August 11-13, 2016! Another amazing gathering of 3 days of music, hiking, and camping in the pines on the magical land of Soulshine Farm. Camp, hike, explore the Pines, hang in a hammock, take part in some unique educational Soul-Shops, witness amazing Live Artists as they create, join in on Kid’s activities, be a part of the growing Soulshine Community, and shake yer bones to some of the BEST DARN MUSIC around. Bring the family! Make sweet memories and be a part of the Soulshine Farm Music Festival Family. WELCOME!! Peace, love and light !

Fermental Sweet Saturdays



Hey Wilmington and beyond! Love art? Today find the #arttruck @FermentalNC from 12-4 PM! Say hello and pick up some craft brews, wines, mead and other amazing delights! #mushpamensa

The Spring Flea @BAC

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Guess where we are going to be this weekend… That’s right the Spring Flea at The Brooklyn Arts Center! :]

Renowned as the “ultimate vintage flea” and attended by more than 1,500 shoppers and dozens of vintage vendors from around the region, The Spring Flea is a three-day event that will again be the go-to shopping experience of the season—with a wide array of vintage, retro, and up cycled treasures—and tons of fun, with Wilmington’s finest food trucks feeding the crowds, a coffee shop in the courtyard, and the BAC cash bar serving liquid refreshments.

See you there.

-Mushpa + Mensa