Five Reasons Why Alchemy Rising Is Not Your Average Music Festival
From May 12-14th, Alchemy Rising Music & Arts Festival will return for its second year in Medina, OH. Alchemy Rising offers much more than your average music festival, the “conscious” event blends environmental and spiritual mindfulness, musical performance and education, and a visual art appreciation into a unique and intriguing celebration. Need more convincing? Here are five reasons why Alchemy Rising is not to be missed:The talented lineup of live musical performances:This year’s artist lineup is led by two sets by looping master Zach Deputy and performances by psychedelic world electronic duo Desert Dwellers, Buffalo groove-rock favorites Aqueous, and intergalactic prog-rock fusion trio Consider The Source. The festival will also feature two sets each by Vibe & Direct, Wanyama, and Drunken Sunday, as well as Marbin, Elm, Peridoni, Acid Cats, Electric Orange Peel, Jeff Klemm & The Letters, Spirit of the Beat, Voodoo Visionary, and Spacewhale.The long list of spiritual wellness activities and musical seminars led by your favorite artists:An integral aspect that sets Alchemy Rising apart from other festivals is the focus they place on music education and spiritual growth. The event offers a wide variety of seminars, workshops, activities and more to help ensure that attendees leave Medina at the end of the weekend with newfound knowledge along with their fond memories. In addition to artist-led seminars on looping, Ableton, digital effects and more, the event will feature a variety yoga and meditation workshops.The diverse selection of visual art on display for your enjoyment:In addition to its musical performances and audience workshops, Alchemy Rising festival puts a heavy emphasis on visual art. The festival grounds will include an art gallery featuring the work of a variety of renowned artists, as well as live painting demonstrations throughout the weekend.Alchemy Rising’s environmentally conscious “zero waste event” initiative:In keeping with their mindful perspective, the festival hired Zero Waste Event Productions to sort out the event’s recycling and reduce their impact on landfills. In addition, the initiative will provide event organizers with a report of how much trash they convert to recycling, compost, etc. To help promote their environmentally conscious initiative, the festival has issued a series of guidelines for attendees, including:– Bring a refillable water bottle and gallon jugs of water rather than individually wrapped water bottles. – Recycle and compost everything you can at our “resource recovery stations” – Make sure you take your camping gear with you when you leave. – Pay attention to signs and drop off sorted waste at the proper location at the end of the festivalWith this collective initiative, the even organizers and the Alchemy Rising community as a whole hope to a both educate the attendees on the important topic of waste reduction and continuing to reduce their environmental footprint at future events.The insanely cheap ticket price:Right now, you can score 3-day tickets to Alchemy Rising for just $60 (!!) on the festival’s website! But don’t delay–the current ticket pricing tier ends on March 27th, after which the prices will go up! Tickets for the Thursday presale with Wanyama, Voodoo Visionary, and Spacewhale are also available for just $15.For more information, or to purchase tickets to Alchemy Rising Music & Arts Festival, visit the event’s website.[Cover photo via Dave Vann]Enter to Win Tickets Below!