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FALL HOEDOWN! 3 days and 2 nights of Celebration…

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FALL HOEDOWN!

SEPTEMBER 25-27     WILLOW CROSSING FARM     JOHNSON, VT

Hi Friends!

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Samantha spins fire with Cirque de Fuego

Sorry its been awhile since we’ve had any updates from here, but things are busy on the farm!

We’re so excited to announce the line up for this fall’s Hoedown- and invite you come and join us for 3 days and 2 nights of music, celebration, and permaCULTURE!

In addition to a diverse collection of some of the best and up and coming bands in playing in Vermont– there will be fire-spinning and breathing performances, comedy, wild-crafting tours, herbal labyrinth walks, permaculture and natural building workshops, yoga classes, sandy beach access and paddle surfing demos, great DJs, and AWESOME LOCAL FOOD!

Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the gate and include camping Friday and Saturday night.

Stay tuned to the Facebook Event Page for the most up to date details, to ask questions, arrange car pools, and for packing lists and special announcements.  https://www.facebook.com/events/1609565229323321/

Kat Wright and the Indomitable Soul Band   Barika   Lucid   Cosmic Dust Bunnies   Seth Yacovone Dead Sessions           Hillside Rounders   Tallgrass Getdown   Grundefunk   The Edd   Revibe   Right Coast Leftovers   Elephant   Tar Iguana   Binger   Canopy   Kroma Kode   Bravacado   Doctor Rick   Pabst Blue Rhythm   DJs:  Katrall   Fatty Shay

Cirque de Fuego and special guests and surprises!

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Barika plays sunset at Willow Crossing Farm

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Food Vendors and Sponsors Include:  Rock Art Brewery   Downtown Pizza   Northern Fire and Slice   Wild Branch Foods Kingdom Creamery   Papa’s Gyros   Slouvaki Shack   Taco Truck All Stars   Willow Crossing Healing Arts & Botanicals

FOR TICKETS:  Please paypal $40 “send money to friends or family” to Keith@ProspectRock.org.  You can also send money free and instantly through Facebook Messenger.  Tickets are available at Downtown Pizza in Johnson, The Farm Store in Jeffersonville, and by phone, walk in, or online through the Flynn Theatre Box Office in Burlington:

http://www.flynntix.org/see-description/fall-hoedown/Details?perfNo=12821&perfCodePrefix=OVP16F

Can’t wait to have you out!  Thank you for your support and SHARING this event with friends and networks.

Best,

Keith, Family, and Crew

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RISING APPALACHIA in JOHNSON! With Barika, Tenderbellies, Farm Tours, Herb Walks, Yoga

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Rising Appalachia with Barika!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Gates 2:30 pm

We are so excited to announce a day long farm-based mini-festival, with special guests; irie food vendors; labyrinth walks; permaculture, wild-crafting, healing arts, yoga, and herbal workshops; and opportunities to connect with various environmental and social justice campaigns.

When: Sunday, August 23.  Gates at 3pm.  Tickets include camping Sunday night and Yoga class Monday morning.
Where:  Willow Crossing Farm.  2780 Route 15 West, Johnson, VT 05656.  Google Maps: “Willow Crossing Farm”.  Beautiful riverside organic venue- an incredible retreat in itself!
Tickets:  $25 in advance, includes camping.  12 and under free- family friendly event.  $20 Student, Activist, Farmer Discount.  $30 Day of Show- discounted tickets must be purchased in advance.  Tickets available by paypal to keith@ProspectRock.org, at the Flynn Theatre Box Office (and online or by phone through Flynn) http://www.flynntix.org/see-description/rising-appalachia/Details?perfNo=12713&perfCodePrefix=OPF16R , at Downtown Pizzeria & Pub in Johnson, VT, and The Farm Store in Jeffersonville, VT.
Facebook event page (for most up to date details, questions, carpools, camping packing list, and other announcements): https://www.facebook.com/events/1633723003574469/
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Sisters Leah Song and Chloe Smith are multi-instrument virtuosos, who grew up in a southern appalachian string band musical tradition and have gone on to create a unique sound blending folk, funk, world music, african polyrhythms, spoken word poetry, and simple, beautiful harmonics.
They are known for headlining music festivals all over the world- but their connections with the Vermont herbalist, organic farming, permaculture, and activist communities brings them to play an intimate show for a few 1000 people on a small family farm in Johnson.
As young buskers, performers, and traveling community activists, they were taken in by legendary Vermont based herbalist and author Rosemary Gladstar and have since embraced medicinal herbalism, and wild plant based supplements- to which they attribute their ability to stay happy, healthy and well adjusted while facing the rigors of the road in an internationally touring musical act.  Their most recent hit song ‘Medicine’ is dedicated to Rosemary and other herbalists.
Slow Music:  Their albums are entirely self-produced and self funded- including crowd-sourced, community-based financing.  Rising Appalachia advocates a “Slow Music Movement” approach to touring – an effort to promote sustainable touring practices and to be immersed in local communities. “It’s an effort to take the glitz and glam out of the music industry and bring performance back to its roots. A place where musicians are not just part of fast-paced entertainment, but instead influence the cultural shift as troubadours, activists, and catalysts of justice,” explains Leah. The ‘Slow Music Movement’ encourages musicians to try out ‘non-industry standard’ ways of bringing music into the world by “linking to local communities and staying with local friends; pursuing alternative venues for performances and supporting local businesses with farm-to-table hospitality; providing local non-profits at each show a platform to display information; exploring alternative methods of travel including train, bike, low impact vehicles, boat, horse, or simply focusing on regional touring; and encouraging concert goers to take in more than just the catharsis of the music.”
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They’ll be joined by Barika, a Burlington based band which playsBarika traditional Malian (from Mali) music, infused with a funk and psychedelic undertones.  Their latest album was declared by Seven Days to be “among the finest local albums you’ll hear in this, or any other, year. Really.”   Horns, drums, bass and keys compliment the N’Goni- an ancient african form of harpsichord, and predecessor to the american banjo.   N’goni master Craig is a native Vermonter who spent years studying as a percussionist in Africa and now also plays for the Mike Gordon band.
Willow Crossing Farm is Vermont’s longest running permaculture research site- focused on exploring the connections between food, culture, and ecology.  Started in 2000 by Keith Morris, WCF now holds the most diverse collection of tree crops in the northeast, exploring in particular the potential of nuts, fruits, berries, vines, and herbs, to create ‘ecologically regenerative’ and ‘carbon negative’, and flood resilient agricultural systems.  The farm serves as a classroom (and Keith is a professor) for the University of Vemont, Sterling College, St. Michael’s college, the Yestermorrow Design Build School, and other community groups.
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Contact:
Keith Morris
(802) 734-1129
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