Arise in Sunrise Ranch, Loveland, This Weekend.

Arise in Sunrise Ranch, Loveland, This Weekend.

August 1, 2018 Off By Billy Thieme

The Arise Festival is Back for its 6th Year

The Arise Music Festival, the massive, three-day outdoor music and lifestyle celebration held annually in Sunrise Ranch in Loveland, will be relaunched for the sixth year Friday, August 3 through Sunday, August 5, and tickets are still available for both single days and the entire weekend.

With more than 60 musical acts on seven live stages, yoga featuring nearly a dozen instructors offering sunrise and hourly sessions, art installations, activist meetups, and presentations and workshops throughout the weekend, the Arise Music Festival is like no other summer gathering. This one is chock full of activist and inspirational experiences, positive vibes, beauty, and hippy-tastic ecstasy. With its musical diversity, commitment to sustainability and environmental concerns (including planting one tree for each ticket sold), and both personal and local awareness, the festival holds up the human mission every summer and keeps growing every year.

An inspirational, imminently danceable lineup

The musical lineup features world-renowned acts such as Thievery Corporation, Slightly Stoopid, Stick Figure, Pepper, Trevor Hall, and so many more, from early afternoon through the wee hours of the night.

After dancing and mind-flexing with all the music, partygoers will be able to arise with the sun and stretch their bodies with guided yoga and/or workshops virtually every hour of the day. Yoga instruction will be offered by experts like Faith Hunter, Ashleigh Sargeant, Steph Schwartz, Rob Loud, R. R. Shakti, and others, while workshops will be presented by esteemed speakers and industry leaders like Brigitte Mars, Barbara Marx-Hubbard, and Phil Lewis.

A cloud of positivity

A beautiful and inspirational musical phenom, Arise floats through the three days on clouds of positive and creative energy, lifting spirits of fans from the moment they pass through the gates. Hundreds of campers cover the hillsides of the Sunrise Ranch, tents and bags closely aligned and packed into impossible configurations. The overwhelming sound of dissent only present in conversations about issues like climate change, social injustice, racism, etc. that flow through the pathways between all the miniature homesteads.

Let’s hope this year has just a little less mud and lightning – at least from the weather gods.


  • Billy Thieme

    Aging punk rocker with a deep of all things musical and artistic, enough to remain constantly young and perpetually mystified. Billy has journalistic dreams, but of a decidedly pastoral, Scottish nature.