5th annual Conscious Culture Festival coming June 20-22, 2014!

Sick Donkey Records is proud to again sponsor
the Conscious Culture Festival
Get all the info and sign up for their mailing list at http://consciousculturefestival.com/  

 

 
 
 
 
Children under 14 are free

Check out the just released CCF 2014 video by Oly Mingo by clicking here!

Some of this years features: 

MAIN STAGE
Local and International acts of all kinds (See line up at below).

BEER GARDEN STAGE
with acoustic performances between main stage acts. 

ARTIST MEET & GREET AREA
Meet and take pictures with your favorite performers right next to the main stage after each act. 

DOME STAGE 
Come see the new giant 44ft Dome from Dome Guys International, running EDM from noon to sunrise.  Managed/Hosted by the Headyworks crew, they will have it full of crazy artwork, projections &  lights as well as some of the best DJs from the NW and around the world.  
Stocked by a HUGE sound system provided by Human Productions. 

RUBY ROCKS SOLAR STAGE 
Bands from around the NW performing during the daylight hours. 

FREE WORKSHOPS
Brought to you by Little Shop of Yoga, this years workshops include T'ai Chi, Viniyoga, African Hand Drumming, Hooping, Fertility Awareness, Kirtan, Moon Salutations, Teatime with Goddess & Informed Childbirth.  Presenter bios, pictures and other workshops to be announced soon. 

FIRE DANCERS 
Hoops, fans, mini hoops, jump rope, poi and double staffs. 

AERIAL PERFORMANCES
in the Dome and the Main Stage area including aerial silk, lyra & stilt walking. 

ART CARS
Including the "Amend 'O Matic Stampmobile" from Ben Cohen (of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream),  
Quill Hyde's "Acavallo", the "Drum Cart" and others.

KIDS AREA 
With all sorts of activities for children including Music Camp for Kids, swings, clubhouse and more. 

LIVE GLASS BLOWING 
Come see some of the best glass artists on the west coast live in action.
Presented by Piece of Mind and Evergreen State Project. 

ARTS, CRAFTS & FOOD BOOTHS
Purchase amazing art from NW artists, Fair Trade imported clothing/accessories, organic products, amazing food and more. 

FIRE FUSION
This art installation by engineer/physicist David R Kitts is inspired by Tesla's vision of a fusion reactor.  It tornado's fire through high pressured water and high into the sky. Yeah, you have to see it to believe it.


NEURAL PATTERNS 
Geodesic black light sensitive string art installations in the Dome and on the Main Stage. .

BEER GARDEN 
Featuring our exclusive organic Conscious Culture Festive-Ale brewed by Methow Brewing, organic Wine from David Hamilton Winery and new this year, the Bloody Marry / Mimosa morning happy hour.  Purchase your limited edition stainless steel Conscious Culture cup made by our friends at Klean Kanteen or a 22 ounce bottle of Festive-Ale. 

What will this year Festiv-Ale look like?

FREE CAMPING 
With purchase of weekend entry. 

TRASH FREE EVENT
We recycle and compost almost everything. We require that all of our vendors use reusable or compostable cups, dishes and utensils. We ask that you only bring recyclable, reusable and compostable items as much as possible.
Please pack out your own trash. Leave no trace.


Line Up: 

Just announced!
Noah
(Costa Rica)
Noah is one of the top roots acts hailing from Costa Rica.  He is widely known for his conscious, uplifting lyrics and energetic stage show. Noah has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in reggae music. His hustle, determination and original singing style set him apart from most other south american reggae performers. Be on the look out for the new music video for the song "So Evil" coming soon from Sick Donkey Records. 


Just announced!
Robin Barrett & The coyote Kings
(Walla Walla)
With 4 albums out & over 100 years combined experience recording and performing for regional, national and international audiences, Robin Barrett & Coyote Kings is a respected musical force in the Northwest and beyond.  Coyote Kings' latest CD "Nasty Habits & Dirty Little Secrets" garnered them the 2013 Empire Award for Best Blues CD.
 
 
The Blackberry Bushes are a Northwest Alt-folk String Band. The Bushes’ innovative acoustic sound draws from the deep roots of American traditional music to create a rich patchwork that shares threads with artists like Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, Sean Hayes, and Crooked Still.   Joyful singing and songwriting are supported by carefully constructed soundscapes that feature virtuosic fiddle.   A longtime Northwest favorite, the band has developed into a national act, with recent tours across the US and Europe. Their live show is joyous and vibrant with an intention to move the audience in their hearts and out of their seats.


Indigitize
(Seattle)
Presented by Sick Donkey Records, Indigitize is the brainchild of two Seattle music scene icons, Stingshark and Adrian Xavierthat have come together with SIck Donkey Records to activate their musical talents into conscious intention and action on the planet.  The project openly melds old school funk and reggae ethics with modern beat making technology. Indigitize maintains a modern digital sound that keeps its base in roots reggae and explores our place in the universe fusing many music elements including funk, Latin, R&B and Reggaeton and Hip-Hop. The name Indigitize represents the desire to maintain connection to indigenous roots and culture, while we progress into this digital world that surrounds us. All people can trace their roots to indigenous ways of life. It's only been in the last few generations that people began losing the connection to land, language and tradition. Indigitize is now bringing the roots into the future.


J Ross Parrelli
(Auburn, CA)
 
 Ms J Ross Parrelli will be in attendance as one of the main MC/Hosts for the weekend as well as one of our featured friday evening performers on the main stage.  J Ross Parrelli is the new definition of success for an Independent Artist, a conscious, free flowing master of lyricism and for front of an Urban Jazz movement.  Born in the hills of Northern California, a far cry from the urban vibes of Hip Hop culture and big cities, J Ross felt a connection she knew she couldn’t resist, an inherit journey she has partaken in for the last 8+ years.  Please make no mistake for her striking beauty and soft voice, she can transform a stage and microphone into musical magic, and mesmerize a crowd into life long fans.


Mike Love
(O’ahu, Hawaii)
Mike Love in his own words "I was born and raised on the island of O’ahu in Hawai’i and grew up in Kalama Valley about 5 minutes from Sandy Beach. I am first and foremost a father and a husband and a son. I am a vegan. I am a spiritual person, but I’m not religious. I am a musician. Music has been an integral part of my existence since before I can remember. I can always remember singing, just singing wherever and whenever, no matter how bad I sounded, I just always loved to sing. I played a few different instruments and finally settled down on the guitar at around 16."  Mike Love is now a household name amongst the Hawaiian islands and will be touring many large festivals on the mainland this summer. 
 
 
The Staxx Brothers are a high energy American band, hailing from Seattle, Washington, that has spent the last seven years crafting an incredible new sound they've branded Hard Ass Soul. It's quite simply the most danceable and hip shaking brand of rock & roll to hit US streets since Motown left Detroit. Where modern Rock most often has forgotten its Roll, The Staxx Brothers make it back to the juke joint, and take you back to the black church, dragging modern rock by its collar right back to its birthright - with an epic flare that matches any of the classics.


Essential I 
(Okanogan Highlands)
Essential I is an up & coming artist from north central Washington state's Okanogan County. As co-founder and a member of Sick Donkey Records he has been recording and performing in the Northwestern United States for nearly a decade and making an impact everywhere as he stomps down babylon with word, sound & power.  Essential I is committed to writing and recordingoriginal and unfiltered material with Reggae/Dancehall & Hip-Hop influence, combining styles to voice the message of RastafarI and bring positivity to the world.  Essential I has recorded songs with world renowned artists such as: Anthony B, Promoe(of Looptroop Rockers), Turbulence, Winstrong, The Lambsbread, Ishi Dube and others.  He  is also a member of Hip-Hop group, Sunz of Sound.

 
Blake Noble
(Australia)
Australian Multi Instrumentalist Blake Noble has spent much of the last few years touring internationally while developing his incredible, unique guitar style mixed with Yidaki (Didgeridoo), and gaining an enthusiastic fan base everywhere he goes.  Originally from Byron Bay, on the beautiful East Coast of Australia, now residing in Seattle, Blake plays several instruments, but focuses on the 12-string guitar which he plays in a percussive way, hitting the face and body while holding funky bass lines and adding rapid fingerpicking on top. A self taught guitarist, his unique style and jaw dropping live show have earned him comparisons to some of the worlds best guitarists and garnered praise from them too.
 
Indubious
(Ashland, OR)
​Rising up out out of the fertile soil of Southern Oregon’s Rogue Valley, the group of Intergalatic Reggae Revolutionaries known as Indubious come to spread high vibes through their earth-shattering sound. Described as an eclectic mix of reggae, dance hall and new roots reggae, visionary lyrical messages and wordplay, 2 and 3 part harmonies, and electro funk fusion jams, Indubious creates a sound destined to change the face of music. Leaving audiences stunned and downright amazed, this genre-bending reggae power trio comes pumping a positive message, and wielding impressive instrumental skill. Their infectious reggae driven sound has exploded both national and international markets, leaving in the wake the makings of a conscious revolution.

Olivia De La Cruz
(Seattle)
 
We welcome back Conscious Culture Festival favorite Olivia de la Cruz.  Olivia feels at home in many places. The Seattle-based singer-songwriter rambles across half a continent as the seasons change, performing shows and gathering musical inspiration. From the Washington wine town of her childhood to the laid-back Mexican surf village where she spends her winters, she feels comfortable wherever she wanders. Her heart’s true home is in her music.
Singer/songwriter Olivia de la Cruz was born in her home in the valley of Lake Chelan, where she was also raised. Since the young age of 5, Olivia has been sharing her love and talent through the form of song. Olivia received her first guitar at 12 years old. Soon after learning several chords, Olivia wrote her first official song.  Along with the birth of this song came the realization that writing and performing music was her calling.


Rise N Shine
(Bellingham)
 
Founded in the San Juan Islands of Washington State, Rise N' Shine is one of the northwests premiere Reggae/Rock acts. Playing shows all over the west coast, from Vancouver, BC down the entire West Coast to Cabo San Lucas Mexico. Headlining Festivals and Music venues in the U.S., as well as sharing the stage with many international touring performers. Rise N' Shine has captured the hearts of their many fans with their unique blend of reggae guitar riffs, rock heavy drums, and caribbean percussion. Mix in the one of most energetic vocalists in the northwest and some of the most engaging, live style shows, and you've got yourself an energetic, good vibe atmosphere.

Fysah
(Seattle)
Born in Seattle WA and Raised in Oklahoma Fysah's voice and music is a diverse mix of R&B/Soul with southern charm. Fysah began singing and performing at the young age of 9 and has since developed into an artist known best for her engaging stage performance diverse vocal range and song writing that is both heart felt and beautiful arranged. Early in her adult career Fysah has collaborated with many artist including a featured duet with The Presidents of the United States of America ("These are the Good Times People") and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Gary Shider and Steve Cropper. Other interest includes Modern Dance, acoustic guitar and a promising career in Theater/Film
State of Jefferson
(Williams, OR)
 
State of Jefferson is Oregon's premier jam band and a truly great live music experience. The group has been performing for over ten years sharing their music with the masses. The SOJ sound is organic jam based, americana and world music rhythms; mixed with a multi-instrumental blend of horns, strings, good vibes, and much more. The bands unique and original sound is for music fans of all ages.
 
 
We are a band, a family, a musical collective, and an experiment in sound. Beyond this, we are a consciousness that seeks to manifest itself in the shadows and the empty spaces of the musical universe. Bodhi Drip is a way of existence, a dewdrop of positivity from one leaf of the Tree of Enlightenment. Like a water molecule, Bodhi Drip is ever-changing, ever-lasting, and engaged in constant motion.

Pacific High
(Bellingham)
Pacific High reside in the Northwest, but their brand of roots-rock could just as easily be at home in the American South or in the dancehalls of Kingston. Ultimately this family band is a successful fusion of reggae and cowboy music, and though they may owe their earthy groove to Rasta and troubadour country.  Their sound draws on the kind of trance-inducing pulse you might expect at a tribal ceremonial dance, but one is pleasantly surprised to look across the fire and see someone like Willie Nelson grinning back.

Also performing on the Main Stage
or in the Beer Garden


Sunz of Sound
Homegrown Hip-Hop fron the highlands of Okanogan County. 
The Meerkatz
Plays reggae covers of classic rock and original material 
Ruby Rust
Classic rock n roll
Potters Lighthouse
Original folk, rock and blues
Los Rusteros
Bluesy rock
Decision Israel
Acoustic 


Solar Rocks Stage line up:
Dayton Edmonds
Harvey Swanson
String Fling
Sundog

Cousin Erica & The Rocking Pig
Sandy Vaughn
Fish & Company
Martin Elliot
Randy Battle Band
Picker Rick
The Rickabaughs
Hyde Family
Digital Deb
Special Order 
Decision Israel
Shambhava Bhaki Band
Kyle MacConnell 
Tonasket Alternative Highschool Band


DGI DOME

Mr. Bill, Digital Rust, Mr. Rogers, Q-Bik, Bass Science, Blessed Coast Sound, Perkulator, Guda, Pressha, INNIT, DJ Jinn, Blacklist, Bizzara, HZ Donut, Phuysix, Nefarious, Mesca, Corporate, Short Wave, Jedi Training Camp, BudEdubz, Blapsta, RawSpect, Azon, Glitch & Swagga, EJ Hauge, Nervous BreakDown, Zdub, Wax 808 & Travis Hurley, BrainFunk, Valis, Crave, Docta Ugz, N-I-X, Julian O'keefe, Beauflexx, Galaxy Lapse, Jaeda, Sake One, Jellyfyst, Xprezz, DJ FD, Sik Notes, Timber Tiger

 
Much love to our sponsors

Sick Donkey Records

Washington state's premier record company specializing in strictly conscious Roots Reggae, Dance Hall, Hip Hop and Electronica. 

Headyworks

Eastern Washington's leader in EDM event managment, promotion and productions. 

Dome Guys International
DGI commits to co-creating unique, impressive and memorable experiences by delivering geodesic dome structures that are in balance with their purpose.

Klean Kanteen
Committed to a plastic free world, they are the leaders in stainless steel water bottles, cups, food canisters and more.

Tonasket Natural Foods Co-op
Serving healthy foods in Okanogan county since 1977. Be sure to stop by when your in tonasket for special CCF sales.  

Piece of Mind

With 12 shops around the NW these guys really support the glass art movement.  As with last year they will be providing live glass blowing demonstrations at CCF in Conjunction with theEvergreen Stage Project. 

Bassdrop Music
Created in 2010 Bassdrop Music hit the scene with bass heavy sounds and unique production styles. They have been consistently bringing new sounds, DJ's and producers to the Seattle crowds and beyond!

Breadline Cafe & Bakery
Homeade from scratch cuisine, local meat and produce from Okanogan farmers, eclectic menu, antiquey vibe, historic setting, thirty plus years of experience to do the best we can for our customers in Omak Wa. 

Green Okanogan
Non-profit recycling and resources, education, and advocacy provides information to teach people what, when, where and why to recycle. GO will one day, operate a Recycling Center for drop-off and collection of recyclables in Okanogan County. 

Little Shop of Yoga
Tonasket's place for yoga and pilates is the prime sponsor of the Workshop Center at CCF. 

 

 
 

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