music festivals
Symbiosis 10 year RE:UNION Re:View
In a saturated festival market, where lineups and themes start to blur into eachother, you have to pick wisely. This year’s 10 year Re:Union of Symbiosis was my big pick of the summer, and I was not disappointed. I had not attended a Symbiosis event since the legendary 2009 Symbiosis in Yosemite, and I couldn’t wait to Re:Unite with this magical family. The Symbiosis production crew always delivers with a style and class that is hard to match. I know this because I have had the pleasure of attending 4 Symbiosis festivals, first in 2006 and 2007 in Angels Camp,...
Our Contemporary Folk Story: An Interview with Rising Appalachia’s Leah Song
As Hulaween draws near and the excitement begins to build, I was thrilled to be able to interview the lovely Leah Song, of Rising Appalachia.  I have been continuously impressed by this sister duo’s raw talent, versatility, and heart-warming sound.  I was able to grab a bit of Leah’s time on a Friday afternoon for a phone interview.  After chatting briefly about their most recent tour, we began discussing the roots of the Rising Appalachia movement. Abby: I am also from the Appalachian region in North Carolina, so I was wondering how you came up with the name Rising Appalachia? Leah: Yup everybody...
Arise of the Conscious Revolution, Arise Music Festival Review
It is so beautiful that thousands of strangers can come together and form such a tight knit community within days. We are bearing witness to a conscious awakening and it is powerful. Thank you to everyone who made this event happen and thank you to Paul Bassis, Producer of ARISE, for your vision!...
Preview of Gratifly: July 24 – 27, 2014, Westminster, SC.
YES! We’re going to Gratifly Music and Arts Festival this year! This was an experience I wanted to be a part of last year, but couldn’t make it work, and sent our brave reviewer Sally to cover it for us. Sparkleberry Lane is super stoked to be supporting this event because they are promoting a conscious, uplifting, community-building festival experience right here on the East Coast. While “transformational” festivals- festivals which incorporate interesting workshops, classes, and talks along with the musical experience- are all over the West Coast, we have yet to have very many here on the right. Gratifly...
Bear Creek Music Festival – Nov 8 – 11th – Live Oak, FL
Bear Creek Music & Art Festival will be taking a place in just a few short weeks and Sparkleberry Lane is proud to be covering this awesome lineup held at one of our favorite venues. For those of you who don’t know, Bear Creek Music & Art Festival is in its 6th year, and will be taking place this November 8th – 11th at the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida. Why Bear Creek? This ain’t no disco, it ain’t no country club either. This is Bear Creek.  In a day and age when electronic music is...
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