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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

Wild Goose Festival

SPIRIT | JUSTICE | MUSIC | ART

The Wild Goose Festival is an art, music, and story-driven transformational experience grounded in faith-inspired social justice.

 
We all live by stories, whether we realize it or not…our personal stories of things we’ve done, or that were done to us, corners we turned, chances we took, mistakes we made.

We also live by the stories that permeate our culture, framing stories like big glass windows – we see the world through them, but sometimes barely even know they are there.

At Wild Goose, we’ve always been about making space for courageous, imaginative, and participative social justice work, unleashed creative expression, disruptive spiritual practice, as well as astonishing and inspiring music and art.

WHERE IS THE WILD GOOSE FESTIVAL?
The festival will be held in Hot Springs, NC. Hot Springs, near Asheville, is nestled in the mountains of Western North Carolina and along the banks of the beautiful French Broad River. It serves as an intersection along the historic Appalachian Trail and is part of the Southern Appalachian Mountains.

Located across the road from the Hot Springs Resort & Spa is the Hot Springs Campground, where Wild Goose Festival will be held in 2016. The site features ample sites for tent camping, as well as  full RV hookups. On site comfort stations feature showers and clean bathrooms. Numerous rental cabins/cottages are also available in the town, many within walking distance of the campground.
Come be brave and beautiful with Mushpa + Mensa.

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.

 

 

Wild Goose Festival

 

We all live by stories, whether we realize it or not…our personal stories of things we’ve done, or that were done to us, corners we turned, chances we took, mistakes we made.

We also live by the stories that permeate our culture, framing stories like big glass windows – we see the world through them, but sometimes barely even know they are there.

At Wild Goose, we’ve always been about making space for courageous, imaginative, and participative social justice work, unleashed creative expression, disruptive spiritual practice, as well as astonishing and inspiring music and art.

WHERE IS THE WILD GOOSE FESTIVAL?
The festival will be held in Hot Springs, NC. Hot Springs, near Asheville, is nestled in the mountains of Western North Carolina and along the banks of the beautiful French Broad River. It serves as an intersection along the historic Appalachian Trail and is part of the Southern Appalachian Mountains.

Located across the road from the Hot Springs Resort & Spa is the Hot Springs Campground, where Wild Goose Festival will be held in 2016. The site features ample sites for tent camping, as well as  full RV hookups. On site comfort stations feature showers and clean bathrooms. Numerous rental cabins/cottages are also available in the town, many within walking distance of the campground.

Come be brave and beautiful with Mushpa + Mensa.

 

Satellite Bar and Lounge Bluegrass Sunday

Satellite Bar and Lounge

Big Al, Little Alex, Jones Smith, Ben & a mess of others get together at Satellite every Sunday from 6-10 to jam. We will be there with Maya, so cool peeps, booze, bluegrass music and us. What more could you ask for?!?! Wait a food truck as well. Living the life!

The Vintage Idiot Black Friday (and Saturday) Weekend Trunk Show

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Vintage Idiot is opening the porch and front room of their shop for a 2 day trunk show featuring curious collectibles from Dreamatorium Oddities, Cape Fear Antique Center as well as vintage Christmas ornaments, 1950’s Pom Pom Christmas trees, Vintage clothing, MCM furniture, bar ware, COWBOY BOOTS, and more!

We will be parked in the front with the Magical Mobile Art Machine on Saturday . See you there!

— Mushpa + Mensa

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Art For The Masses

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Original, Local Fine Art for $250 or Less

Continuing the community tradition of making original art accessible to everyone, Art for the Masses (AFTM) features art from over 100 local artists. Participating artists will retain 100% of the proceeds from their sales.

AFTM is free and open to the public with a requested door donation to help fund public arts projects at the university. The program is coordinated through Campus Life Arts & Programs and the Department of Art & Art History. For further information, please contact [email protected].

Visitors to Burney Center or Warwick Center, free visitor parking is available in Visitor Parking Lot M. The GPS address for Parking Lot M is 4941 Riegel Road.

Sounds fabulous!!!! We’re going back to college! Come see us and Maya, the Magical Mobile Art Machine @UNCW’s Art for the Masses!

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

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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!!! :]