Manifestation Media’s SONIC BLOOM 2018 Festival Pro Tips + TOP 7 MUST SEE MUSIC ACTS + Full Festival Lineup & Schedule!

SO HYPED to say that there is less than 1 week until the 13th annual SONIC BLOOM! Finding & falling in love at, making friends, learning, growing, and working for SONIC BLOOM has absolutely been one of the greatest challenges yet most fulfilling joys in my life so far. 2018 will be my 6th year in a row at the festival and my second year as OFFICIAL PROMO TEAM STAFF! I will be at the festival creating the INSTAGRAM STORY for the weekend. Find me at the festival to get blasted on social media.

As a longtime festival goer, I have a nice list of what I am calling my “Festival Pro Tips” including a couple pieces of advice when it comes to surviving and THRIVING the SONIC BLOOM experience.

It is also important to note, that no matter how hard I attempt to prepare in the best possible way, each festival I go to is truly a unique adventure full of plenty of surprises that can usually neither be planned nor properly packed for in advance. So consider my tips a gentle nudge in the direction of success.

Ultimately how much fun you have a seems to have more to do with your attitude and your willingness to SURRENDER TO THE FLOW & GRACEFULLY BLOOM into each magical moment of the experience. 

 

MANIFESTATION MEDIA’S FESTIVAL PRO TIPS:

 

#1 – TAKE BUS TO SHOW!

Looking for the best way to get to the festival from the Denver area? Join the party on the way to the party. The Homies at BTS are doing rides from Denver’s Union Station directly to Hummingbird Ranch.

Save Gas. Save Lives. Save Earth. 

>>> GRAB A BUS TICKET HERE <<< 

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#2 – GRAB AN EARLY ENTRY PASS 

Arrive early on WEDNESDAY to get the best possible camping spot and settle into your space before the crowd hits to actually enjoy the first day of the festival. 

>>> GRAB AN EARLY ENTRY TICKET HERE <<< 

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#3 – GO VIP 

Arrive early and get the best of the best in camping access, beverages, food, a merch package & MORE! 

>>> GRAB A VIP TICKET HERE <<< 

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#4 – VISIT THE OASIS BATH HOUSE 

Plan in advance to take a hot shower and maybe even get a massage before hitting the dance floor Saturday night. In my experience taking the time to refresh and take care of yourself is 100% WORTH IT. Step onto the dance floor feeling INVIGORATED and ready to DANCE ALL NIGHT! 

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#5 – DOWNLOAD THE FESTIVAL APP & PRINT MULTIPLE DAILY SCHEDULES AT HOME (Attached below) 

Keep one schedule at your camp and the other one in your bag or pocket for easy dance floor access. 

>>> DOWNLOAD APP HERE <<<

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#6 – BRING A HEADLAMP/FLASHLIGHT + EXTRA BATTERIES

While the primary festival areas will be lighted by an amazing glow of magical art installations, stage lighting, and bright generator powered lighting, the porta potties and the late night/early morning walk back to your campsite could be dark and treacherous. The festival is held on a ranch in the “Rocky Mountains” therefore is rocky and rugged terrain. TAKE IT SLOW and BRING A FLASHLIGHT to avoid dangerous travel and scary potty situations. 

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#7 – BRING A REUSABLE WATER CONTAINER & DRINK LOTS OF WATER

Colorado’s hot and dry climate + high elevation is a recipe for dehydration if you are not fully aware of your water intake. Water is free and available at various locations throughout the festival site so take full advantage and drink as much as you can. If you are concerned about the quality of the water (as many are) consider grabbing a bottle with a filter built into it. Another idea to consider is to bring a refillable 1-5 gallon jug to keep back at camp so you don’t always have to go to the water stations for a refill. 

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#8 – BRING QUALITY CAMPING AND OUTDOOR PROTECTION – DOUBLE CHECK ALL CAMPING GEAR BEFORE YOU ARRIVE.

Make sure you don’t forget things like stakes for your tent as high wind conditions may exist and you 100% DO NEED to fully stake down all tents. Camping gear that is in good shape, Sunblock + Aloe Vera Gel, Hats, Tarps, Raincoats, comfortable Sneakers AND/OR Boots, Sandals and so many more things should be considered when packing for a multiple-day adventure at Hummingbird Ranch.

 >>> REVIEW THIS CAMPING CHECKLIST OF IMPORTANT ITEMS TO BRING!<<

#9 – READ BOTH THE HEALTH & SAFETY TIPS AND THE FAQ’S ON SONIC BLOOM WEBSITE! 

#10 – FOLLOW THE RULES!

Everybody comes to SONIC BLOOM to have a great time, so do your part by following these simple guidelines to ensure your experience is as good as it possibly can be. KEY ITEMS HERE – NO GLASS, NO WEAPONS, & NO PETS!

#11 – BRING CASH & KEEP IT SAFE ON YOUR PERSON!

There will not be an ATM at the Box Office so you will need to be 100% prepared prior to arrival on site with your tickets. The ATM that does exist inside the festival is expensive and not always reliable in terms of being a great solution for getting cash. I highly recommend grabbing the cash you need prior to arrival and keeping it on your person.

#12- LEAVE YOUR PRIZED VALUABLES AT HOME & ONLY PACK IN & OUT WHAT YOU REALLY NEED!!!

I would NEVER RECOMMEND that you leave any type of valuables at your tent or campsite. Unfortunately every year people get robbed at the festival. It breaks my heart that people among us that would steal but the truth is the truth. Keep your campsite clean and tidy by only bringing what you really need to the festival. Keep expensive yet necessary items on your person and leave all other valuables locked in your car or at home. This year we also have LOCKERS available so if you don’t have a way to lock your stuff please consider this as a solution.

>>> RESERVE A LOCKER HERE <<< 

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MANIFESTATION MEDIA’S TOP SEVEN MUSIC ACTS TO SEE AT SONIC BLOOM 2018 

#1 – SONIC BLOOM ORCHESTRA

The SONIC BLOOM Orchestra is one of our favorite features each year! We can’t wait to see the magic that @dirtwire #Zilla@toubabkrewe@kaminanda and members of @sunsquabi@papadosio & MORE create together under the Colorado skies!

SUNDAY ON THE BLOOM STAGE 1-2AM 

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#2 – YAIMA

I am very excited to see one of my favorite groups in the world, Seattle based, Yaima, at this year’s bloom! This incredible medicine music duo has been amazing to heal too and watch transform over the last few years since I met them one night at Cervantes when they opened for The Human Experience. I am so elated they were finally booked for SONIC BLOOM. So much love to Pepper Proud for being an amazing friend and supporter of Manifestation Media over the last few years.

FRIDAY 8-9:15PM ON THE HUMMINGBIRD STAGE

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#3 – VIBESQUAD

Don’t miss VibeSquad’s ONLY COLORADO performance of 2018. After learning through his recent video post WHY HE STOPPED DOING VIBESQUAD I am incredibly inspired to support this longtime SONIC BLOOM artist as he continues to share his love for live music production exclusively with our community.

SATURDAY 8:15-9:30 ON THE BLOOM STAGE

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#4 – Maddy O’Neal

A local Colorado “lady of the moment” this set is one of my MUST SEE’s as I have truly enjoyed watching Maddy’s career evolve past prior collaboration “Krooked Drivers” and I love her fresh solo sounds. Let this uplifting hip-hop infusion of oldskool tracks with light and lifted electronic beats surprise and delight you.

FRIDAY 9:30-10:45 ON THE HUMMINGBIRD STAGE (right after YAIMA)

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#5 – LIQUID STRANGER 

Are you ready to let the “Weird & Wonderful” sounds of liquid’s “freeform bass” rock your world? I know I sure am. This one may just be one of the most anticipated of the festival and as the Thursday night headliner, I anticipate that it should set a great tone for the rest of the weekend at Hummingbird Ranch.

THURSDAY 12:45-2AM ON THE BLOOM STAGE 

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#6 – DIGITAL ETHOS 

Have you guys listened to his Beat Lab Radio 127 SoundCloud mix? I have had this on repeat for like a year now so this one is purely based on hoping that his SONIC BLOOM set is similar in magic to this SoundCloud mix.

SUNDAY 8:15-9:15PM ON THE MEADOW STAGE 

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#7 – JADE CICADA

I had the pleasure of meeting Jade Cicada & his management team in Nashville, TN last August as a muggy rain began to fall outside of the War Memorial Auditorium at the 1st ever “Deep Tropics” EDM festival that I worked as the VIP coordinator at. I remember talking to the crew about SONIC BLOOM and dreaming together that he would get to play at the festival this year. While I wasn’t “really” involved in his being booked for this year’s bloom I do feel like it was that rainy night in Nashville that we collectively put the idea out to the universe and hoped for him to make his debut at bloom this year, AND SO IT IS. THE MAGIC OF MANIFESTATION IS REAL! Just simply ASK the universe for what you want and watch the magic of manifestation unfold before your eyes.

FRIDAY 12-1:15AM ON THE HUMMINGBIRD STAGE 

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You can preview the rest of this year’s stellar music lineup from talent from around the world here!

LIVE PAINTERS

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CLICK THIS LINK TO SEE THE FULL LINEUP FOR ALL OF THE AMAZING ARTIST AND COLLABORATORS COMING TO THE FESTIVAL THIS YEAR!

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WORKSHOPS, YOGA, &  PERMACULTURE SCHEDULE 

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MUSIC SCHEDULE  

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PERMACULTURE SCHEDULE 

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GET CONNECTED:

JOIN THE SONIC BLOOM MUSIC FESTIVAL COMMUNITY GROUP

TICKETS & INFO: sonicbloomfestival.com
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/sonicbloom
RSVP:http://bit.ly/sbloom2018
APPS: http://bit.ly/2is3dGv 
TWITTER: twitter.com/sonic_bloom
INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/sonic_bloom_
YOUTUBE: youtube.com/user/sonicbloomfestival
SPOTIFY: play.spotify.com/user/sonicbloomfestival
SOUNDCLOUD: soundcloud.com/sonicbloomfestival

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: TLoop Music Summer 2018 Yoga Tour

 

MAY 29 _ YOGA ON THE BEACK @ UNION BEACH, NEW JERSEY_ UNION BEACH, NJ _JUN 7 _ CANDLE LIGHT VINYASSA WITH CAMILA @ WANDERLUST AUSTIN _ AUSTIN, TX _ 8_30-9_30PMJUN 8 _ YOGA TO LIVE MUSIC @ TBA_ NEW ORLEANES, LA 8 _ 5_ (2).png

Calling live music loving yogi’s! Catch one of my favorite upcoming Colorado musicians making moves this summer across the country with his unique fusion of Live Music perfect for yoga – TLooP Music!  Tloop aka “Tony Molina” is a live looper and creates the perfect music that is a wonderful enhancement to add to any Yoga class. Tloop is one of the newest members of the Manifestation Media social marketing family and we are so grateful to be supporting his SUMMER 2018 LIVE MUSIC YOGA TOUR!

Encompassing a full band sound as a solo multi-instrumentalist, he is an outstanding acoustic musician.

You can find Tloop performing in yoga classes, coffee shops, brewery/bars, and music festivals all over the country and locally in the Colorado Rockies this summer. He can be found collaborating with yoga guru’s all over the country, recording new music, and exploring his passion for music + yoga by playing soulful sounds while you “sweat it out” venues across the state this Summer.

Peek his website for more info & music >>  https://tloopmusic.com/

He is available for booking. Tell him Manifestation Media Sent you!

CLICK THE LINKS BELOW TO RSVP TO TLOOP’S UPCOMING LIVE MUSIC YOGA EVENTS!

 

MORE INFO HERE!

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT & TICKET GIVEAWAY: Sango at Fox Theatre 5/15/18

 

Craving something new and exotic? Discover the sounds of  SANGO. I discovered and got to hang backstage with Sango last August in Nashville, TN at a brand new festival I worked called Deep Tropics.  His set was by far one of the best of the weekend and I highly recommend heading out to his show if you like unusual global beats and hip-hop/rap remixes. I am looking forward to his show coming up Tuesday, May 15th at The Fox Theatre  in Boulder, CO! Try a taste of his music below by checking out his SoundCloud! Make sure to RSVP + ENTER TO WIN FREE TIX to the show on Manifestation Media Facebook Page!

ENTER TO WIN FREE TIX

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Hanging with Sango at Deep Tropics 2017

 

SONIC BLOOM 2018 – Phase 1 Line-Up Announced + My BLOOM STAFF STORY + GET INVOLVED & MAKE AN IMPACT!

Feeling incredibly hyped to announce I will be working with some of the best in the industry to promote the 2018 SONIC BLOOM festival! Finding & falling in love, making friends, learning, growing, and working my ass off for #SONICBLOOM has been one of the greatest challenges yet most fulfilling joys in my life so far. This year will be my 6th time being present at the festival and my second year as official PROMO TEAM STAFF!

The first time I earned a ticket to SONIC BLOOM was in 2013, the very last year the festival was held at Shadows Ranch in Georgetown, Colorado. I applied to be on the street team that is managed by Jon Eisenberg aka Blackspy Marketing. Jon and I have worked together for years now and I have so much respect for what he does. If you want to join a killer street team and go to the best shows ever in exchange for promotion work, visit Blackspy Marketing.com & SIGN UP NOW. Jon is one of my favorite people in Colorado and he has helped me discover my passion and find my path. BIG LOVE JON!

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ME AT SONIC BLOOM 2013 – THE 1ST YEAR I STREET TEAMED!

BEFORE, the 2013 festival in April 2013, I was INSPIRED to created THE SONIC BLOOM FESTIVAL COMMUNITY group on facebook. Facebook groups had just started to take off in popularity at that point and I guess I figured it would be a way to keep in touch the “few friends” I had met at the festival. Nearly six years and six thousand+ community group members later, I manifested the job of Social Media Strategist & Community Outreach Manager for the 2018 festival season. YAY! I LOVE MY JOB!

How did I EARN my SONIC BLOOM festival ticket in the years 2014 & 2015? I joined the STREET TEAM AND I HELPED BUILD & MANAGE the live glassblowing ART INSTALLATION at the festival. It was in these years that I earned the name” Glassy Mermaid”. I love glass art and got to blow glass live at the festival in the years I went as part of this art installation team. The live-glassblowing installation is one of the very best installations at SONIC BLOOM and is a MUST SEE!

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ME BLOWING GLASS AT SONIC BLOOM 2014 – PHOTO BY BRIAN BRACE 303 PHOTOGRAPHY – ANDROID JONES ART IN BACKGROUND
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LIVE GLASSBLOWING AT SONIC BLOOM 2015

In 2016, I was single & sad because my house had just burned down. Ironically, IT WAS NOT A GLASSBLOWING ACCIDENT. LOL! I knew I needed to GET THE FUCK OUT OF MY HEAD AND FOCUS ON BUILDING SOMETHING NEW. So I signed up as an unpaid volunteer and was placed in the production office because of my prior work in the office setting for ARISE Festival. At the time I lived with the Rainbow Lightning Children’s Village lead coordinator Taylor Martin and her partner DJ Rob Treaphort. I want to take this moment to say THANK YOU to Taylor & Rob for helping me heal from the tragedy of my house burning down and being my best festival friends in 2016 at SONIC BLOOM. You both helped me heal so much from the pain I was going through and rediscover my inner child.

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SONIC BLOOM 2016 – HANGING AT THE RAINBOW LIGHTNING CHILDREN’S VILLAGE – PHOTO BY JENA ANNE AKA @FILLYYOUREYES

 

Later that year in December 2016 I was added on Facebook and approached by the producer Jamie Janover. After sharing my extensive backstory and sharing how much the festival had changed my life, I was offered a paying gig on the festival social media promotion team. In 2017, I worked on the production team as a Social Media Strategist and consultant pre-festival and on-site during the event.  I loved creating the Instagram story and can’t wait to do an even better one this year.

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SUNNY SMILES AT SONIC BLOOM 2017 – MY FIRST YEAR AS PAID STAFF!

The best way to manifest the job of your dreams? >> PLANT THE SEED, WATER IT, KEEP WATERING IT, & EVENTUALLY YOU WILL BLOOM INTO THE ROLE THAT IS RIGHT FOR YOU.

THAT IS MY SONIC BLOOM STORY!

I HOPE TO SEE YOU AT HUMMINGBIRD RANCH JUNE 14-17 2018!

I LOVE SONIC BLOOM & I AM PUMPED TO PRESENT THIS YEAR’S PHASE 1 LINEUP:

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CLICK BELOW LINKS TO FOLLOW SONIC BLOOM 2018 FEATURES ON INSTAGRAM! : @shponglemusic ✨@keysnkrates ✨ @nightmaresonwax ✨ @liquidstranger ✨ @eotomusic ✨ @breaksciencemusic ✨ @desert_dwellers_music ✨ @dirtwire ✨ @thriftworks ✨ @bukudatdude@yhetimusic ✨ @charles.thefirst ✨ @thejadecicada ✨ @truthdubstep ✨ @vibesquad ✨ Zilla ✨ @maddy_oneal ✨ @toubabkrewe ✨ @christianmartin ✨ @golfclapdet ✨ @yonioron ✨ @earthcrymusic ✨ @templomusic ✨ @frameworks_uk ✨ @goopsteppa ✨ @soohansoohan ✨ @kaminanda ✨ @kllsmth ✨ @detoxunit ✨ @_digitalethos✨ @thereminders ✨ @unlimitedgrvty ✨ @ill_esha ✨ @jantsenr ✨ @livinglightmusic ✨ @birocratic ✨ @projectaspect ✨ @cyclesmusic ✨ @evanoff_music ✨ @mikey.thunder ✨ @_mihkal_ ✨ @digital_rust ✨ @knowalusion ✨ @yaimamusic ✨ @porangui ✨ @meganfknhamilton ✨ @broccolisamurai ✨ @xerephine ✨ @knowledgethyself ✨ @yakattackmusic✨ @project432official ✨ @ryanviser ✨ & MANY MORE TBA!

>> ENTER OUR INSTAGRAM CONTEST FOR FREE VIP PASSES HERE <<

WANT TO GET INVOLVED & EARN A TICKET FOR PARTICIPATING?

FILL OUT THE PROPER APPLICATION ASAP. THE SOONER THE BETTER.

>>> APPLICATIONS TO GET INVOLVED HERE <<<

TICKETS & INFO: sonicbloomfestival.com
•MUSIC LINEUP: sonicbloomfestival.com/music-lineup
•2018 Playlist >>> bit.ly/SBPlaylist2018

Stay Connected:
•FACEBOOK: facebook.com/sonicbloom
•RSVP:http://bit.ly/sbloom2018
•APPS: http://bit.ly/2is3dGv
•TWITTER: twitter.com/sonic_bloom
•INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/sonic_bloom_
•YOUTUBE: youtube.com/user/sonicbloomfestival
•SPOTIFY: play.spotify.com/user/sonicbloomfestival
•SOUNDCLOUD: soundcloud.com/sonicbloomfestival

 

USE THE TAG >>>> #SONICBLOOM2018

 

EVENT SPOTLIGHT & COMMUNITY STORY: Sonic Blossom ft. Kalya Scintilla & Eve Olution, Bluetech, Whitebear, Frameworks & MORE!

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We are just 1 week away from one of my favorite parties of the year! Join the Sonic Bloom Festival Community for a two-night fall indoor mini-festival happening Friday, November 3rd in Fort Collins at The Aggie and Saturday, November 4th at Cervantes in Denver. The lineup for this year’s #SONICBLOSSOM is absolutely stellar featuring acts from all over the world. Make sure to peek the Facebook event pages linked below and preview music by the artist via the Soundcloud links below.

THE SONIC BLOOM COMMUNITY STORY: In June of 2013, I discovered the SONIC BLOOM Festival. From the very moment I got to the festivals old home in Georgetown, CO “Shadows Ranch” I started to feel a shift. At the time I wasn’t sure what I was experiencing, but now I am sure that this sensation was my entering “The Unified Field” the feeling of unity and heart-centered connectedness with souls of like minds. Ever since SONIC BLOOM 2013, my life has continued to change and evolve for the better. I have purged a lot of the archaic ways of thinking and doing things and made space in my life and in my heart for what I believe is one of my “Soul Purposes”. After Sonic Bloom 2013 I created the Sonic Bloom Festival Community group on Facebook for connecting what I thought would be the few friends that I had made at the festival that year. Four years later, the group of 30 has grown to 5976 members and more bloomers are being added all the time. I may not have known it then, but by creating a place for community online and continuing to pursue my passion of connecting people online I ultimately “manifested” the job of Social Media Strategist and Community Manager for the SONIC BLOOM music festival. Now I enjoy sharing the beauty of SONIC BLOOM and it’s new home Hummingbird Ranch with the community almost every day of my life. It truly is one of the best things about my life and I want to take this moment to express my gratitude for this opportunity and role in the community. I would also like to INVITE YOU ALL TO JOIN THE GROUP HERE –>  Sonic Bloom Festival Community!

THANK YOU, BLOOM FAMILY! I LOVE YOU AND I HOPE TO SEE YOU AT THE SHOWS!

-BRIELLE BATAILLE aka GlassyMermaid

~ NIGHT #1 FRIDAY NOVEMBER 3rd ~

SONIC BLOOM & Aggie Theatre Present: #SonicBlossom

RSVP ON FACEBOOK 

TICKETS 

LINEUP: Kalya Scintilla & Eve OlutionBluetechFrameworks – UK, Whitebear w/ Special Guests TBA

Kalya Scintilla

kalyascintilla.bandcamp.com
Watch: http://bit.ly/2uOYghM

Eve Olution:
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Watch: http://bit.ly/2sNVOXx

Bluetech:
bluetechonline.com
Watch: http://bit.ly/2uOYm94


Frameworks – UK :
soundcloud.com/frameworks
Watch: http://bit.ly/2sNFeXM


Whitebear:
whitebearmusic.net
Watch: http://bit.ly/2tKVjP9


~ NIGHT #2 SATURDAY NOVEMBER 4th ~

SONIC BLOOM & Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom Present: #SonicBlossom Fall Indoor Mini Festival  – DUAL VENUE EVENT

RSVP ON FACEBOOK 

TICKETS

LINEUP: Kalya Scintilla & Eve Olution, Bluetech, Whitebear, Frameworks – UK Live Band w/ G-Nome ProjectLYFTDMASS RELAYMessenger of Secrets

G-Nome Project:
http://www.g-nomeproject.net/

 

LYFTD:


Mass Relay:
http://massrelaymusic.com/


Messenger of Secrets:

 

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DATES FOR SONIC BLOOM FESTIVAL 2018 HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED! SEE YOU JUNE 14-17th at HUMMINGBIRD RANCH!

DETAILS & INFO >>> SONIC BLOOM 2018  <<<

GET CONNECTED WITH SONIC BLOOM:

•TICKETS & INFO: sonicbloomfestival.com
•FACEBOOK: facebook.com/sonicbloom
•RSVP: http://bit.ly/2ih4RuJ 
•APPS: http://bit.ly/2is3dGv
•TWITTER: twitter.com/sonic_bloom
•INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/sonic_bloom_
•YOUTUBE: youtube.com/user/sonicbloomfestival
•SPOTIFY: play.spotify.com/user/sonicbloomfestival
•SOUNDCLOUD: soundcloud.com/sonicbloomfestival

 

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT & TICKET GIVEAWAY: KJ Sawka at The Black Box Thurs 11/2/17! 

CRAVING SOMETHING DIFFERENT??? Discover pure fucking percussion inspiration. You will likely want to go out and buy a drum kit after watching KJ SAWKA. He is undoubtedly one of the ABSOLUTE BEST live electronic drummers in the world right now. For those of us who have been following Pendulum since the early 2000s. It seems like KJ Sawka has always been an unstoppable force in the live electronic genre. Continually breaking down barriers with pure talent. In his 20+ year musical career, he has released singles, remixes, and worldwide platinum records with the likes of Pendulum, Destroid, Conspirator, Blood Drums, ill.Gates, and Mr. Bill while touring worldwide and giving back to producers everywhere.

“KJ Sawka plays some of the rawest drums around. And that’s before he adds electronics. On an acoustic drumset, he creates the whirs, delays, effects, and sonic dislocations of electronic music. Adding an arsenal of devices further broadens his palette, providing an atmospheric bed for his extremely visceral drumming. “I really try to re-create the drum machine beats of electronic music with an acoustic drumset, simultaneously triggering the actual snare, kick, and hi-hat sounds,” Sawka explains from London. “I try to sound as electronic as possible. I become the machine.” [FreqCulture.com]

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I was lucky enough to catch his set at Bamboo Bass festival in Jacó, Costa Rica last February and was absolutely blown away by his performance with Ill.Gates. PHOTO BY: MANIFESTATION MEDIA

 

TICKET GIVEAWAY! We’re hooking up a pair of free tickets to KJ Sawka (Pendulum & Destroid) w/ Coult-45, Gravitrax, and more! at The Black Box COMING UP NEXT Thurs 11/2! 

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SHOW DETAILS:
Coult-45
(Aspen, CO)
https://soundcloud.com/coult-45

Gravitrax
https://soundcloud.com/gravitraxmusic

Gloom Trench b2b Indigo Child
https://soundcloud.com/gloomtrench
https://www.facebook.com/IndigoChildIndy/

Set Times:
TBA

Tickets are on sale now! 
Tier 1 (Pre-sale): $15 (SOLD OUT)
Tier 2: $20  (CURRENT TEIR) 

Denver’s home for the underground.
www.blackboxdenver.co

Sponsored by Colorado ConcertsGet Em High, & Manifestation Media

MEET YOU ON THE BEACH! My top 7 picks from the Envision Festival 2018 1st wave lineup!

 

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Got my first package of promo in the mail today from Envision Festival! Let me know if you would like one of the awesome stickers they sent me (pictured below). I was accepted to the Street Team this year and I am so grateful to be heading back to Costa Rica this February 22-25th for the 8th annual Envision. The 1st wave lineup was recently released and features some of my personal favorite internationally renowned musicians, yoga instructors, performance artist, and workshop speakers.

My top 7 picks from the lineup so far: Bob Moses, who I got to see in August in an intimate setting at Deep Tropics and really loved. Clozee, who has quickly become my favorite #FemaleProducer in the world. Stephen Brooks, who is the man with the plan when it comes to all thing Eco or sustainability-related at Envision. Random Rab, who I hope to see for yet another mystical jungle sunrise. Gina Caputo, who is the “yogini on the loose” from Colorado that I have yet to get to practice Yoga with. DJ Dragonfly, who totally rocked my world with THIS SET at Envision 2017. AND Patterns, my “wildcard” synth pop Costa Rican trio that I have this sneaking suspicion just might rock my world.

I fell in love with Costa Rica on my first ever 15-day trip there last February with my boyfriend Kevin. I had never been there before and I am 1/8th Costa Rican and Kevin is 1/2 Costa Rican so when I heard him mention that he was planning a trip there I decided last minute to go.

The trip started with an adventurous 5 days in San José, visiting Kevin’s family and enjoying the Barceló San José. On Friday, we headed to Jacó to for the weekend to experience Bamboo Bass Festival. This smaller festival the weekend before was pretty inexpensive and was really fun for us as we are huge bassheads. The Monday after Bamboo we drove down Costa Rica’s beautiful west coastline to Uvita where we stayed at the magical Cheeky Monkey Headquarters, a total score of an Airbnb we rented last minute a short 6 min drive into town from the Envision site. The following week I Interned in the Hospitality department at the festival. Read my prior related blog post about my experience at Envision 2017: “The 7 Lucky Things I learned as an Envision 2017 Intern.”

While I learned so much and loved my incredible experience as an intern in the Hospitality department in 2017, I left the festival feeling the need for less work and more play time on the beach. So this year I am “stepping back” from a hands-on work role in order to really experience the festival as an attendee. I am excited to earn my ticket BEFORE the festival starts so that I may FLY FREE in 2018. I am looking forward to going with the flow and really being able to immerse myself in the experience.

In 2017 I fell in love with my twin flame (Kevin) in the birthplace of our ancestors.

In 2018 I will SWIM MORE! DANCE MORE! PLAY MORE! & LET ENVISION FESTIVAL ROOT ME DOWN & TRANSFORM ME.

ARE YOU READY FOR THE FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME??? MEET ME ON THE BEACH!

>>>> Envision Festival 2018 <<<

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EVENT DETAILS: Envision Festival, Costa Rica’s own and Central America’s premier international festival, is a celebration dedicated to awakening our human potential. Envision provides a platform for different cultures to experience co-existing in a sustainable community, and inspire one another through art, spirituality, yoga, music, dance, performance, education, sustainability and our fundamental connection with nature.

Envision Festival 8 takes place February 22nd – 25th, where the rainforest spills onto the beach, Playa Hermosa de Uvita, Costa Rica. Now is the time to design your life.

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The 7 Lucky Things I learned as an Envision 2017 Intern.

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THE FAMOUS PHOTO THAT GOT ME IN TROUBLE WITH MEDIA CREW…

 

Happy Monday to my festival family near and far! Today is March 27th, 2017 and the Envision Festival officially ended one month ago today. As you can imagine, it has taken me a little time to really reflect and regroup after what was surely one of the most educational and transformational experiences of my life. After seeing a synchronistic and serendipitous amount of lucky number 777’s pop into my life over the past few months, and feeling lucky to be alive after the disaster experience of losing everything I owned in a house fire on 2/6/16, I was inspired to use the “lucky 7” in my review of my personal experience as the one and only “Hospitality Annex” Intern at the 2017 Envision Festival in Uvita, Costa Rica. I checked in for the first day of my internship on Monday February 20th and checked out in the wee hours of the morning on Monday February 27th. Over those 7 days I learned a lot. While I learned a remarkable amount, the following 7 things are my HIGHLIGHTS.

  1. DON’T RUIN THE SURPRISE. Apparently sharing photos of the Envision site during build is not approved or thought very highly of. I made the first year intern mistake of “ruining the surprise” and shared a photo (pictured above) of one of the main stages on Instagram 2 nights before the festival started… Oops! (hides under rock in embarrassment for committing social media crime). Awkward learning experience but impressive to learn that my good friend Justin Brothers (Media Guru, Co-Founder, and Co-Producer of Envision) actually DOES CARE about what is shared online prior to gates opening. This experience showed me just how much thought and preparation goes into the way the festival shares on social media prior to the festival. 
  2. If you are going to WORK IT in the jungle, prepare to operate in a constant state of MAGIC & WONDER. Wow is the word that comes to mind when following up this statement. What a joy to sweat and cart heavy things around to different parts of the festival in such a mystical place. I found myself CONSTANTLY LOOKING UP at everything the jungle had to share. Emerald green abundance, a wealth of tropical color, light, and a constant melody of jungle sounds (birds and monkeys mostly). The entire Envision site and the Playa Hermosa beach is absolutely one of the most beautiful places I have ever been in my life. Such a special gift to do any kind of work outside in a place so magical.
  3. SOAP & WATER hand washing stations EVERYWHERE make the festival experience EXPONENTIALLY BETTER! Another WOW, What a concept!!! Seriously enhanced my experience to be able to really clean my hands so regularly. I feel my focus on hygiene through cleanliness and a little daily boost from products like Emergen-C and Kick Ass Immune are the reasons I stayed so healthy while at Envision. I might also add that I did not get sick with any kind of serious illness the entire two weeks I was in Costa Rica using these products and regular hand washing as my secret weapons.
  4. Bringing your own contain for food to a festival is the best concept EVER. I enjoyed this aspect of the festival much more than I initially thought. Why? Even though my initial reaction was slightly negative – “meh” one more thing to pack, carry around, and clean. I quickly discovered that the lack of trash on the ground at the festival made me much happier than I could ever imagine! Before my experience at Envision I could often be found on festival sites like ARISE, Sonic Bloom, and Gem & Jam picking up and trashing random MOOP (matter out of place). On the Envision site finding trash worth picking up seemed to be more like a super difficult scavenger hunt than a task worth my time. I did find a few cig buts backstage. When will these naughty artist and production crews learn??? BUT – the rest of the festival site was utterly CLEAN AND CLEAR of larger debris, cups, cans, and all other random ugly crap that I typically spend my life escaping. Envision 2017 easily wins award for CLEANEST FESTIVAL I HAVE EVER BEEN TOO.
  5. Sometimes, the best way to insure your a “Happy Camper” is to rent yourself an AirBnB. Okay so the truth comes out – I did not actually camp in staff camping at Envision this year. Although camping was free and included with my ticket, my boyfriend and I elected to rent an AirBnB that was a 6 min drive into Uvita instead of going the camping route. We paid $40 for an in-and-out parking pass in the GA lot for the festival. We rented a car and had already been traveling in Costa Rica for 6 days when we got to staff check-in at Envision. While I missed having a place to chill and rest my legs inside the festival I don’t regret the decision to stay off-site. Why? Because after 10+ years of camping and going to festivals I know myself and how my body handles the stress of primitive camping type situations. I have a hard time sleeping with lots of noise. I wanted to be able to give my internship 100% and I wasn’t sure of being able to do that if I didn’t get any sleep. While I admire those who seem to be able to work hard in the heat for 48 hours straight with no sleep, I admit I am not one of them. Having a bed + shower, privacy, and a place to re-group and lock my valuables allowed me to relax and really give my all to the experience. Absolutely no regrets.
  6. Good vibes, good tea, and easy to grab snacks go a long way on Sunday. The final day of the festival came too quick. I was tired. I mean REALLY TIRED. But something told me to bring the little bit of this special herbal Hibiscus Tulsi tea I had brought with me from the fancy Ku-Cha tea store on Pearl St. mall. When I arrived for my scheduled 8am intern shift on Sunday, tempers amongst some of the staff working near me were flaring. Something about that 72+ hours with little to no sleep, problems, solutions, more problems, and more solutions had seemed to wear and tear on the attitudes of the staff. I asked myself, what do I know about grumpy and irritable people??? They likely need yummy tea and food! So I went to town making my special tea WITH LOVE using the traditional Tico Chorreador and asked some of the other hospo girls to help slice up some fruit. We set out the tea and food and sure enough most of those hangry frowns turned into snacking smiles.
  7. Hospitality takes HEART. My high school Hospitality Management teacher Mrs. Wieland used to say something to our class school that I truly feel Envision 2017 helped me actualize and reinforce. She used to say, “You have to have a heart for hospitality”. I can say she was 100% on point with that statement after several years of slowly working my way up in the entertainment side of the enormous hospitality industry. I have discovered the hard way that working festivals in particular is often grueling and unglamorous work. Lots and lots of late nights, early mornings, getting dirty, and grinding it out until the job is done. Simply put, you have to LOVE IT to really dive deep and get the most out of a festival internship. To really learn and grow in this game of life you have to LOVE YOURSELF and LOVE TO WORK HARD. You have to set aside your pain, personal problems, and live up to who you truly are and what you are capable of. You have to wash out and walk away from the old and welcome in the new pure life you deserve.

                                                             

 ❤ PURA VIDA ❤ 

WITH ABUNDANCE, GRACE, AND ENDLESS GRATITUDE 

-BRIELLE BATAILLE aka HOSPO ANNEX INTERN @ ENVISION 2017

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Super Rad P1 Credential
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Sunset with a wink from the cute Claire Thompson (Envision 2017 Internal Programs Director)
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Sunset Love
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Sunset Panorama with Nikki our amazing AirBnB host & Envision Cafe 2017 Staff
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CHEEKY MONKEY CABANA ~ AWESOME AIRBNB WE STAYED IN!
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Sunset beach smiles with Jamie B my festival internship leader (hosp annex lead)

ARTIST OF THE WEEK *HOLIDAY EDITION*: Lexis Krieg + The Sol Shine yoga studio and gallery in DENVER, CO!

I had the pleasure of meeting this week’s #ARTISTofTHEWEEK in person at an amazing local Denver yoga studio and boutique – The Sol Shine! The oh so colorful Lexis Krieg and I enjoyed meeting as if by magic at The Sol Shine holiday party on Dec 10th. It was a delightful evening of music, fashion, and local art. After meeting the creative force and boss lady of The Sol Shine – Dannie Huggs, a few weeks before at the ARISE holiday soirée, I was inspired to make it a top priority to check The Sol Shine studio!

Stepping into the store I was immediately overcome by the wonderful smell of incense, a sensory bliss mix between herbal bath products, palo santo, nag champa, and LOVE. The size of the space and variety of products from around the world in the gallery really impressed me. I allowed my intuitive shopper skills to guide me to what really felt like it was mine. I ended up with a beautiful Lovestitch scarf that reads, “BEAUTY IS IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER” and a greet mala bracelet with opalite made by hand locally.

Meeting this week’s artist in person was awesome. I selected her for the feature because I immediately loved her colorful Colorado style. Her work is so affordable she makes it possible to buy her originals. You can see her collection in person now at The Sol Shine or check her out online via the links below.

Wishing each of a fabulous holiday season! I encourage you to support the growing local Colorado artist community by giving the gift of amazing art this season. 

Cheers & Happy Holidays !-Brielle Bataille – ❤

Shop Alexis Kreig Art >>> www.lexisworksart.com >>>

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Shop The Sol Shine >>> thesolshine.com

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Below: Lexis Kreig at The Sol Shine 12/9/16 posing next to her recent works

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Below: THRIVE 20×20 Mixed Media – $175

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Below: Dannie Huggs OWNER/BOSS LADY of The Sol Shine in Denver, CO!

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BELOW: UNDER THE NIGHT SKY 12×24 Mixed Media – $150

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BELOW: LONGTIME SUN BLESSING  10×25 MIXED MEDIA – $165

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BELOW: Overhead shot of inside of main gallery room at The Sol Shine

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Below:Lexis Kreig at The Sol Shine 12/9/16 posing next to her recent works

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