LOVELAND, COLORADO | SUNRISE RANCH
ARISE Music Festival's 6th Year Celebration will be held this August 3-5 at Sunrise Ranch in Loveland, Colorado. The 2018 ARISE Festival lineup features headliners Slightly Stoopid and Thievery Corporation with two more headliners still to be announced.
ARISE Music Festival has personally always been one of my favorite festivals to cover since I began the media side of Interracial Friends. This festival goes deeper than just being a festival. It is a conscious state of mind, a vibe felt within everyone in attendance. ARISE is an independent family run, leave-no-trace event which plants one tree with every ticket sold. Throughout the festival you are constantly reminded about your human footprint. The thing that really sticks out to me is every year you will see concert goes picking up trash after every set if there even is any at all. Large festivals usually consist of constantly stepping on smashed beer cans and huge amounts of random trash while being crowded. But at ARISE, no one has need to feel or be crowded. No one is selfish. Everyone vibes as one. You can look around and see what seem's to be the majority of people walking barefoot. These are the rarities that I've come to love from ARISE.