Throughout the weekend there will be multiple venues with diverse music and performance as a way to celebrate our work and regenerate ourselves. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the original Woodstock and the importance of music that inspires us to feel like we are a part of a community working toward change, we aim to showcase artists and music with a message.


Angelika
Saturday at Elixart
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Angelika is an internationally renowned composer and recording artist, originally from Germany. Her music is about bringing healing frequencies and the energies of the angelic realms through her inspiring compositions, soothing voice and instruments to lead us gently into a deeper state of peace, well being and connection with our own true nature. Angelika also designs custom soul portraits and soul movies as tools for healing and shifting the programs in our sub-conscious mind.
angelika@angelikahealingmusic.com


Arcturus  
Friday at The Haven
Saturday at Elixart
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New York born DJ & Producer, Daniel Kaplan (Arcturus) produces transcendental galactic bass music for cosmic voyagers. A multi-talented musician, Arcturus was raised on 70s classic rock and 90s hip hop. His range includes the sacred flute, saxophone, guitar, and vocals, among others. Through wild road trips from New York to Austin to Nevada City, he has been invited to play at multiple venues and collaborate on recordings. Within the next five years, his goals are to share his galactic music experience all over the world, creating a tarot-based cosmic theater to activate sacred sites, national historic parks and enrich beautiful souls.


Billy Bensing
Saturday at the Nevada Theatre & Elixart
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Billy began playing guitar at ten. His first paid gig was in France, as a teenager. Though he was born in the U.S., he did a bit of world traveling thanks to his adventurous mother, Noelle. Teaming up with singer/songwriter, Brian Lambert, he worked his trade for several years in the Los Angeles area. Taking the advice of his friend Christopher Taylor, he visited the Gold Country of Northern California. Ready to leave the big city anyway, Bensing instantly made plans to relocate to the beautiful foothills of Grass Valley. He has been there ever since, working full-time as a performer and guitar instructor.


Brotherly Mud
Saturday at The Haven
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Hailed as the ‘best up-and-coming Americana band in the Sacramento region’, the Sierra Nevada’s own Brotherly Mud is as if the 60’s and 70’s folk tradition continued into the modern day, taking influence from today’s songwriters while respecting yesterday’s honesty. With formally trained musicians from the Berklee College of Music and the Musician’s Institute, Brotherly Mud’s sound relies on both the human spirit and intellect to convey their message to those who listen.


Eah
Friday at Reiki Kitchen

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Erika “Eah” Herren is a passionate composer and performer. She is also an active recording artist and music teacher. Her primary focus is the Celtic folk harp, though she also sings, while playing the piano and guitar. She has been performing since 1997, at a wide range of events, both solo and in various groups. Eah’s music spans across many genres, from classical to soulful jazz, funk to global-folk-fusion. She especially revels in taking her audience on a journey of epic-landscape-rock, with her band Amerus. Eah is based in Northern California. Being a dual-citizen of Sweden, she has lived abroad for many years. Her music is greatly inspired by her travels. She loves to sing in Swedish, while sharing the rich musical heritage of her mother’s homeland. To enjoy a taste of Eah’s music, visit www.harpsofherren.com


George Cutter
Saturday at Reiki Kitchen 
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George Cutter is a self-taught musician who started playing guitar at the age of 10 years old. He created a band in high school where he took up singing and have continued on this path since then. Over the years he has created his own unique style of original jazz inspired music and twisted covers.


Hands of Fire
Saturday at Elixart
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Classical acoustic guitar meets world rhythms and instruments in this eclectic trio. Savor the blend of Mediterranean gypsy melodies meeting Afro-Latin Grooves and melodies. An exotic and energetic mix sure to please any audience and ear. Repertoire include classic cover songs and ethnic ballads. Michael DiMartino on percussion, Peter DeMattei on guitar, and Yvette Cadeau on vocals. 


Indigenous Soul Rising
Friday at Reiki Kitchen
Saturday at Elixart
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Native flute fusion meets Visionary folk and soul.

Chonie Vargas is a California Native with wild music roots that inspire and speak truth. Mother Nature paired with her Ancestral lineage of Chiricahua Apache and Latin heritage, awoke her to practicing music as medicine. Very original. A visionary folk artist with strong rhythm and acoustic soul.

Mignon Geli was born in San Francisco, of Waray, Ilongo, Spanish and Maya ancestry. For the past 18 years has been living in the California sierra foothills by the town of Coloma and the south fork of the American River, in Nisenan-Maidu country. She taught herself to play the Native American style wood flute after her son gifted her with one 13 years ago. Besides composing her own music, she can flute along in many genres from traditional to contemporary Native American (north and south), as well as soul, folk, rock, jazz, funk, blues, etc. Her musicality was influenced by her older brothers who were multi-instrumentalists, singers and songwriters, and many others. When not playing solo flute or drum, she often collaborates with like-minded musicians at festivals, events and gatherings. She is also a radio broadcaster on KFOK Community Radio in Georgetown hosting “Indigenous Soul” since 2007.


Joa DolphinPlay
Saturday at Elixart
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Joa DolphinPlay has been DJ-ing dances since 1977, is grounded in 5 Rhythms, Ecstatic Dance, and what whatever feels most alive and moving today. His style is smooth, spiritual, earthy, wild and rhythmic. Ecstatic Dance to Joa is surrendering the mind to the heart of one’s soul movement. When we can breathe and move freely, we become the prime movers and shakers of our society. Joa is Joa Janakoayas, President of the University of Mount Shasta and Co-creator of the upcoming Mount Shasta 2020 World Harmony Convergence.  He can be reached at 530-925-6770 or joa@universityofmountshasta.org


Makila Wind
Friday at Elixart
Saturday at Ampcoil
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Makila Wind is a multi-instrumentalist, healer and content producer who manages Yuba Sun Productions Studio, Solo Performances and Live Band Analog Dragon. Makila loves to compose powerful songs that traverse genres and bring people together. Join Makila as he creates rich ambient soundscapes, deconstructs limited belief systems, preforms epic original Piano Compositions, and taylors artisan recordings and video content. Makila has played with artists such as, Shimshai, Lucas Nelson & the Promise of the Real, David Block, Matthew Human, Vir Mccoy, Tony GlaserLindsay Bellows, Basel Khoury, Fantuzzi, Wonderfunk, and many more!


Mignon Geli
Saturday at the Nevada Theatre & Elixart 
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Mignon Geli was born in San Francisco, California, of Filipino, Spanish, Maya ancestry, and currently living in the California Sierra Foothills by Coloma, in Nisenan-Maidu country, for the past 17 years. Thirteen years ago, her son gifted her with a native wood flute. She is self-taught, plays by ear, and a couple years later added native drums to her repertoire. She can flute along in many genres of music from traditional native to contemporary native, to folk, rock, jazz, funk, soul, etc. She is a member of the Neena McNair Family Singers, a multi-cultural women’s native traditional Drum group.


Neena McNair Family Drum
Friday at the Opening Reception
Sunday at the Closing Ceremony
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We sing and drum to bless and heal ourselves, to unify the community of all nations, to honor our Elders and our traditions. We gather to deepen and strengthen the commitment we have, not only to each other as spiritual human beings, but to maintain a pure dedication to the healing that comes through the drum, for all living things. We raise our voices in resonance with the heartbeat of the Mother Earth, as a reminder that Native America is diverse and alive. We offer ourselves as a conduit for the songs, in order to share and educate others in the nature way. Striving to maintain integrity throughout, always with the deepest respect, our intention is to preserve each song’s unique message and sound, so the songs will not be forgotten and we might be reminded of the healing magic that binds all living things together. With Neena McNair, Susanne Swallow, Dianna Suarez, Jane Baylis-Garcia, Anno Nakai, and Teresita Callen.


Old Soles
Saturday at Elixart
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“Old Soles” blend a twist of wry-whiskey humor into moonshine-flavored Americana. Roots-inspired driving fiddle, bluesy, rhythmic banjo, and close harmonies from two masters of traditional music interweave old with new, Appalachian with Irish, Kate Wolf with Jesse Winchester, Dylan, and even a little Grateful Dead. Regular performers at the Strawberry Music Festival and teachers at the California Bluegrass Association Music Camp, join us to celebrate this all-natural, home-grown, organic, GMO-free harvest of freshly picked front-porch music. www.oldsolesmusic.com 530.272.7399 Geff & Masha Goodman Crawford.


Renate Sparkle
Saturday at Ampcoil
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Sacred Sound Meditation. Center yourself and take a soul journey during this unique experience of meditation.  Renate Sparkle will lead you in a live soundscape with multiple instruments.  Please close your eyes and breathe into your inward unfoldment as you bathe in the healing vibrations.   Please feel free to bring a pillow or blanket to sit or lie upon, chairs will also be available.  Come with an open mind and heart for this vibrationally transformational experience. Renate Sparkle is a multi-cultural singer, sitarist, dancer, poet, and Certified Sound Healer.  Renate studied sitar in a Kali Durga temple in Varanasi, India and studied classical opera in New York. She has been teaching and performing throughout the United States for over 20 years.   As a vibrational healer, Renate has studied aromatherapy, color therapy,  dance, and embodies music as her primary form of worship to the Universe.  Renate teaches Healing through Sacred Sound, Belly Dance as a Moving Meditation, and facilitates Sound Healing Meditations.


Satjeet Kaur
Saturday at Ampcoil
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Satjeet Kaur (Tammy Lee) will provide a sound healing experience combining the AmpCoil with Symphonic Gong.


Universe of Sound
Friday at Elixart
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Take a musical journey to the very heart of improvisation and interplay. An exploration of the innovative sonic relationships between, melodies, rhythms and voice. A multi-stylistic experience featuring guitar, world percussion, voice and electronic samples. No song is ever performed quite the same. Get ready to be amazed.


World Beatnix After Party!
Saturday at the Golden Era from 8:30pm to 12:00am!
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Original music dance band. Get ready to move and celebrate with a unique blend of musical styles– from Afro-beat to Egyptian to the Cajun Bayou. Have fun while dancing and appreciating the rhythms of the world. Instruments include percussion, drums, bass, guitar, keys, flute and saxophone. The highly dance-able, spiritual amalgamation materializes from a hypnotic symbiosis of percussive rhythms, bass vibrations and melodies carried on the winds of guitar, keys, sax, and flute.


Yohm
Friday at The Haven
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Yohm began the journey as a DJ in the year 2000 playing vinyl reggae, funk and hip hop records. Over the years his sound has evolved into a blend of world influenced fusion beats with thick bass drops. Known for playing remixes of classic tunes and medicine bass, with an ability to adapt his sound to fit most dance floors. Yohm (pronounced like Yo and Ohm) is a combination of Yosef’s birthname and one of the most healing sounds. Yohm has rocked sets at many festivals including Enchanted Forest, Lucidity, Symbiosis, Worldfest, Cosmic Convergence and Stilldream. With a sharp focus on clean mixing and composing a journey through different genres Yohm’s energetic sets keep the crowd engaged and satiated.