Yolo Rum is the Official Rum of Arise Music Festival 2019

Yolo Rum is the Official Rum of Arise Music Festival 2019

Yolo Rum official rum of Arise Music Festival 2019

The Arise Music Festival takes place on August 2 – 4, 2019 at Sunrise Ranch in Loveland, Colorado. Three days of music, art, yoga, camping, and community.

The time is nearly upon us as the Arise Music Festival takes over the Sunrise Ranch in beautiful Loveland, Colorado on August 2nd through August 4th, as the valley is transformed into a festival wonderland experience!  Arise Music Festival is a musically diverse, independent, family run event featuring 7 stages of live music, yoga, workshops, theme camps, art gallery and installations, children’s village, speakers, films and camping on 100 beautiful mountain valley acres.  Recognizing festival attendees desire to experience a wide range of musical genres during their festival experience, Arise books acts all across the musical spectrum to make sure there is something for (almost) everyone. 

Interview with Arise Music Festival co-Founder and Producer Paul Bassis

Check out our 2019 Arise Music Festival Photo Gallery

You can expect to hear a great deal of variety during the three day festival with musical influences ranging from Electronic and Dance music, Bluegrass, Jam Bands, Rock and Roll, Reggae, Funk, Hip-Hop, World Fusion, Experimental, and much more.  The Arise Festival musical headliners for 2019 include Tipper, Beats Antique, Railroad Earth, Leftover Salmon, SunSquabi, CloZee, Rising Appalachia, just to mention a few.  And while most attendees might look at the line-up of international headliners and see wide range of music that piques their interest, the Arise Festival strives to be something so much more than just a concert experience.

Arise Festival Loveland Colorado Sunrise Ranch

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Festival goers of Arise can expect to hear three days of amazing music performed by amazing people.  There is no doubt about that.  What Arise Festival attendees might not fully expect is a robust experience that touches on all of their senses through a series of workshops, classes and themed villages that aim to not only please your earbuds, but also uplift your mind, body, spirit and soul.  Throughout the festival grounds you will encounter villages like the Wisdom Village and the Healing Village with classes centered around a number of topics including philosophy, mindfulness, consciousness, breathing exercises, meditation, personal development, wellness and more.  Arise is also considered to be one of the top yoga festivals in the world.  There is even a Children’s Village for kids (or the kid in all of us), with art, face painting, slacklining, acro yoga, parkour and yes, even a kids dance party!  The festival is designed to be accessible, welcoming and affordable for families, as kids 12 and under our free.  Another important part of the Arise Festival ethos.    

Arise Music Festival Yoga class

Another fundamental aspect of the Arise Festival ideology is the organization’s commitment to “green” initiatives.  Not only does the Arise Festival plant a tree for every ticket sold, but the entire Arise community upholds forward-thinking standards to minimize the event’s environmental impact and promote sustainability.  All food vendors are required to use compostable bio-cups and flatware onsite.  Recycling and compost stations are strategically placed throughout the campgrounds and concert bowl.  And amazingly, water in single-use plastic bottles are not sold at ARISE.  Instead the festival offers free water on-site and encourages everyone to bring reusable, refillable water bottles!  The Festival is committed to hosting a clean, green, eco-conscious, leave no trace event, and adheres to the policy of leaving the campgrounds at Sunrise Ranch in better shape than they found it every year.

Arise Music Festival Art Installation

It’s easy to see why the Arise Festival is a perfect fit for Yolo Rum.  Many of the Arise community core values are in alignment with the ideology of the Yolo Rum brand.  Sustainability, eco-conscious, responsibility, independence, a grassroots community, a commitment to quality, enjoying the journey, and life’s balance of prudence and excellence.  The event is filled to the brim with good music, good people, and good times, with an emphasis on enjoying the experience responsibly.  This uplifting celebration encourages the exploration of human potential in a safe and constructive environment.  Not only are you there to enjoy that moment, and to be present, but there is also a seed planted within you to take that love and positivity and to share it with others.  The organizers of the Arise Festival don’t want to beat you over the head with messaging, but there are a handful of prevalent themes that surface when thinking and talking about the Arise Festival.  Community, gathering together to make friends, sharing and exchanging ideas, spirituality, consciousness, self improvement, being present, and putting a smile on the next person’s face.  Because we must all do our part to make the planet a better place than how we found it.  You only live once, live your best life!

Slightly Stoopid at Arise Music FestivalArise Music Festival StageStick Figure at Arise Music Festival

Arise Music Festival 2019 Headliners:

Tipper – British composer and producer specializing in electronic music that ranges from ambient, through trip hop, to nu skool breaks. Noted for scratching his own sounds over his music, creating a live element of turntablism.

Beats Antique – Experimental world fusion and electronic music group formed in 2007.  Noted for their mix of different genres as well as their live shows, which mix samples and heavy percussion with Tribal Fusion dance and performance art. They aim for a show anyone can enjoy, a circus that feeds the spirit.

Railroad Earth – Formed in New Jersey in 2001, they don’t want to classify their music as one genre but they could accurately be described as heavily bluegrass-influenced.  The band’s music combines elements of progressive bluegrass, folk, rock, country, jazz, Celtic and other Americana influences.  They are recognized as “carrying on the tradition of improvisational, genre-spanning music laid forth by the Grateful Dead.”

Leftover Salmon – Formed in 1989 in Boulder, Colorado, the band is a pioneer of the modern jamband scene.  Leftover Salmon has been at the forefront since their earliest days as a forward thinking, progressive bluegrass band.

Sunsquabi – Also hailing from Colorado, Sunsquabi is a three-piece live electronic experience where jam bands and electronic dance music intersect with rhythm-driven funk.  This cosmic wonderland is a melting pot of a variety of musical genres.

CloZee – Based simultaneously in Toulouse, France and on stages across the world, CloZee performs and produces under the broad structure of electronic and bass music.  While her musical influence is informed by sound the world over, Clozee finds her best fit in World Bass’ corner.

Rising Appalachia – As world travelers for nearly two decades, Rising Appalachia have merged multiple global music influences with their own southern roots to create their signature folk, soul and world music sound. Remarkably the band has built its legion of listeners independently — a self-made success story that has led to major festival appearances and sold-out shows at venues across the country.

Past headliners of the Arise Festival include Slightly Stoopid, Stick Figure, Thievery Corporation, Atmosphere, Ziggy Marley, Jurrasic 5, The Polish Ambassador, Michael Franti, Emancipator.

Yolo Podcast Interview with Arise Festival Co-Founder and Producer Paul Bassis

For this episode of the Yolo Podcast, we were lucky enough to catch up with the Arise Festival Co-Founder and Producer, Paul Bassis. In the interview we talk about the festival and some of the highlights of this year’s programming as well as memories from the previous 6 years of the event. What makes Arise Festival unique and creates the sense of community surrounding the festival, the attendees, and the Arise team. And we talk about why it’s important to them to partner up with other local independant brands with similar core values.


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