Welcome to our monthly installment of “Be Here Now”, giving you the 411 on all the festivals and retreats every month to nurture the body, mind and soul (not to mention your ears). Hopefully you paid close attention to our last list kicking off festival season and if not, well don’t worry because here’s our June list. So get out there and don’t forget your sunscreen!
ROOTS PICNIC June 3 Philadelphia, PA
Yes this is just a one day festival, but you are so close to New York City, you can make a weekend out of it visiting the Big Apple. Started in 2008, the Roots Picnic covers everything from Alternative, Hip Hop to Country and is held at the festival pier in Penn’s Landing offering a panoramic view of the area.
DREAMSCAPE June 1-4 Darlington, MD
So yes this is an overlapping festival but the team behind Dreamscape is worth your time. Known for radical self expression, self reliance and participation (with the ever growing “leave no trace”), this is a fully immersed festival experience with art cars, pool parties, live painting and yes, even obstacle courses.
BONAROO MUSIC FESTIVAL June 8-11 Manchester, TN
If you haven’t heard of this festival, where have you been? Bonaroo has been making quite a name for itself over the last decade capturing the best of music and arts that the organizers have to offer. Bonus tip? If you haven’t been to Tennessee yet, there’s a lot of Whisky distilleries to visit as well, just sayin!
BLUE OX MUSIC FESTIVAL June 9-10 Eau Claire, WI
A truly Bluegrass, Roots and Americana music experience, Blue Ox is a relative baby on the festival circuit coming in at only 3 years old. That said, the organizers are poised to make Blue Ox a staple in years to come, so get in on the ground floor now and see what the buzz is about.
SONIC BLOOM June 15-18 Hummingbird Ranch, CO
Billed as a 3 day EDM Camping “feast for the senses”, Sonic Bloom should be on every Electronic Dance Music lovers radar. Nestled in Spanish Peaks Country, in addition to its impressive music line up, the festival offers attendees everything from body painting, Yoga, motivational speakers/workshops and is still adding to its music line up as of this piece
PARADISO FESTIVAL June 23-24 George, WA
Our second Electronically based festival on the list. Paradiso is a brand new festival aiming to combine art, audio and video into an EDM paradise, the festival is set inside the George Amphitheatre. Their website is pretty ambitious with Cave B Yurts, Tiesto and DJ auditions.
You might have noticed we did not put any Yoga only festivals/retreats on June’s radar, because well this month had more festivals in it than any one we have done so far! So to make sure you stay on top of your Yoga game download the My Joy Yoga app today, and practice anywhere you’d like – outside or in!