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CONSCIOUS CULTURE FESTIVAL TICKETS ON SALE, ARTIST LINEUP ANNOUNCED Festival makes varied pricing levels available over the coming months FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Tonasket, WA March 5, 2012 Early-bird tickets are on sale for the annual Conscious Culture Festival, June 8 & 9, 2012. Now in it's third year, the Okanogan has been the setting for this event that brings together music and art that promotes values of equality, sustainability, justice, healthy living, organic farming and an-all around conscious lifestyle. The event is a community effort involving local volunteer and professional staff who produce a worldclass event with reggae and world music, folk, rock, electronic, hip-hop and Native American dance, song and storytelling. The festival is located on a beautiful, 100+acre piece of land 12 miles east of Tonasket at the site of the Okanogan Family Faire (aka the Barter Faire) at 72 Cayuse Mountain Road. Besides music from over 50 performers staged on the Main, Dome, Solar and Side stages at the Conscious Culture Festival this June, there will be speakers, poets, workshops and craft booths to create a family environment for attendees of all ages. Festival-goers will be treated to free instructional workshops centered in dance, drumming, yoga, native plant identification, Reiki, seed preservation and more. The family-friendly festival will also feature a children’s village, speakers and fire dancers. Tickets include free camping, a local arts, crafts and food bazaar and access to a local organic beer and wine garden. Festival organizer Bluejay Hankins notes the level of responsibility that his generation has to carry on the spirit of the events held at the festival site, "Many of the invited artists have been at the location in year's past for events over the years and support our festival concept which is to continue the tradition of cooperation, conscious living, and the message and energy of music that brings people of all ages, races and economic backgrounds in one place each year to share the beauty of the region, celebrate our diversity and work together to build a better world." The "early bird" price for tickets is $40 as of April 1st, the price increases to $45. As of May 1, the price is $50 and the tickets are sold for $55 at the gate. Tickets will be on sale locally at the Tonasket Natural Foods Co-op, The Main St Market in Omak and the Twisp River Pub. Advance tickets are available for purchase at www.consciousculturefestival.com, www.brownpapertickets.com or by calling 800-8383006. Children 14 and younger are free with a paying adult, and those under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The multi-faceted selection of acts for the Conscious Culture Festival are announced including Seattle resident and Jamaican-born singer and songwriter, Clinton Fearon. Mr. Fearon has been based in Seattle since 1987, and his career dates back to 1969 as an original member of the harmony trio, The Gladiators. Touring the world with the


Conscious Culture Festival 2012, continued Boogie Brown Band, Clinton Fearon is currently a mainstay on reggae music stages locally and in Europe and South America. The sound of Laura Love has been alternately described as folk-funk, Afro-Celtic, or Hip-Appalachian, but if asked about her musical heritage, Love won’t tell you joyful stories about the family sitting on the porch singing harmonies. Her textured blend of American roots music (banjo and fiddle), funky slap-bass guitar style, and hint of Appalachian yodel combines to form a style Ms. Love calls “NeGrass” — the great confluence where black and white musical traditions meet … and get down. The New York Times proclaimed, “Her music is exuberant. …She conveyed the fervor of someone reaching out with an almost frenzied joy to seize the strands of a confusing life and weave them into a coherent, life-affirming vision.” The artist lineup is complete and sponsors are being confirmed for the festival this June, Current Conscious Culture Festival sponsors include: The Community Cultural Center of Tonasket, Sick Donkey Records, The Okanagan Bakery, Heady Works, Tonasket Natural Foods Co-op, Human Productions and Sound (Seattle) Huggin buddies, AxRak, Emerald City Events, The Breadline Cafe, The Omak/Okanogan Chronicle,Twisp River Pub and Methow Brewing. The Conscious Culture Festival is inspired by the former Roots Mountain Reggae Festival and current Barter Faire events and aims to continue its tradition of bringing a diverse group of talent from reggae music and beyond. The festival website www.consciousculturefestival.com maintains a message board where attendees can connect in advance for ride share, camping, ticket and other communication. For more information please contact info@consciousculturefestival.com Additional bands on the Conscious Culture Festival stage lineup: Peetah Morgan, Adrian Xavier, Soul Union, Wassabi Collective, Sick Donkey Records Showcase with Essential I, Jahson Ites & DJ Sticky, Flowmotion is The True Spokes, Harvey Swanson, Dub Lounge International, Buzz Brump, Elaine “Lil’Bit” Shepherd, Aima Moses, Picker Rick, The Rickabaughs (Josh & Terra), Dear Dinosaur, Broken Arrow, Kyle MacConnell, Hybrid Vibe, Role One, Stingshark, Fogey, Island Bound, Craft of Distraction, Sunz of Sound Additional Djs in the Dome: 206 Zulu Nation featuring King Khazm, Silver Shadow D, Suntonio Bandanaz, Rahhan, Tank Gyal (Lighta Ting),DJ Isight, 3J Million,Julian O’Keefe,Leon X Norton (House of Dread Sound),Dr. Ughz, Sake One, Mesca,Beauflex, Crave, Lady Livity, Flying Mike, Dirty Panda


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