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Summer Festivals: Arise - Loveland, CO Aug 14-18

08/02/2013 01:28PM ● By Grant Johnson

Aug 14-18, 2013: ARISE Festival will open their gates to the public for the first time in Colorado in just two weeks! Featuring over 100 performers on 5 stages, the festival boasts international, national and local musicians ranging from world music to bluegrass, EDM and everything in between. Notables include musical guests Michael Franti and Spearhead, Xavier Rudd, Keller and the Keels, Zap Mama, Greensky Bluegrass, Midnite, Michal Menert and Random Rab along with celebrity activists Daryl Hannah, Julia Butterfly Hill and local grassroots presenter, 13 year old Xiuhtezcatl Martinez.


ARISE Festival 

August 14-18, 2013

Sunrise Ranch, Loveland CO


A music and camping event, ARISE Festival will take place just 65 miles north of Denver in beautiful Loveland, Colorado at Sunrise Ranch. The area landscape and festival grounds will provide the perfect container for participants to entertain and be entertained, explore their creative potentials, connect with nature, stretch out, dive in, and dance to the wee hours.

ARISE Festival will feature up-cycled art installations and theme camps all centered in the heart of the venue, which will be a community gathering area called the Zocolo village. The village will play host to a large coffee house (also featuring coffee shop style performances), a large kids zone, 2 craft beer and wine villages, a hemp village, food trucks and a wealth of natural minded vendors to round off the event. Situated on private land, attendees will have plenty of room to stretch out and take in everything the festival has to offer.

With their sights set on bringing more than just music to the Mile High City, the festival aims to bring education and awareness to environmental and social issues of the times and will spotlight a number of award winning independent films as well as panel discussions, workshops and educational opportunities throughout the weekend. In kind, event organizers have ushered in a number of celebrity presenters and film-makers for its first year event, marking a diverse catalog of daytime and nighttime activities for participants of all ages. Festival goers can take in an independent film or panel discussion in the 400 seat dome, take part in daily yoga and meditation workshops, or dance the day away at one of the many stages placed throughout event site.

With just two weeks until the gates open for this first year event, Colorado can expect a unique music and arts experience  that surpasses the norm with RV camping, VIP hotel style lodging and remarkable tent camping on site. Attendees can expect the unexpected with daily kids parades and special visual performances of all kinds.

Tickets are on sale now on the official festival website at and can be found at a number of local businesses throughout the Denver, Boulder and Colorado Springs area. Check out the local retailer page for more information or call 1-877-987-6487 to speak with a festival ticketing representative.

HOW IS ARISE Festival Green?

  • Sunrise Ranch has been a working organic farm for 68 years
  • Pesticides have never touched the soil at the farm
  • ZERO HERO will implement composting and recycling programs onsite
  • 100% Compostable flat ware and plates for all food and beverage vending
  • Biodiesel Generators
  • No water in plastic bottles sold at ARISE Music Festival
  • Bring your own reusable!
  • Get free parking for carpooling with 3 or more friends per vehicle