The 2014 ARISE Music Festival hit the ground running with first wave of artist announcements including GALACTIC with special guests Chali 2na (Jurassic 5) and Lyrics Born, Keller William’s Grateful Grass featuring Keller Williams, Billy Nershi (String Cheese Incident), and Reed Mathis Groundation, Tribal Seeds, Nahko and Medicine for the People, the return of Kan’nal, plus the audio/visual extravaganza that is Quixotic. With more exciting artist announcements to come, 2014 looks to be a promising year for the 2nd annual ARISE Music Festival.Over the last 10 years, Colorado has earned a national reputation as being a hotbed of musical entertainment. Known best for its near weekly music scene at the rivaling Red Rocks Amphitheater, a new home has evolved for music lovers seeking a full 3-day camping festival experience withiin another red rock landscape backdrop. Unlike Colorado’s renowned amphitheater, the 100 acre Sunrise Ranch property that hosts the ARISE Music Festival is only open to the public on this scale, once a year. With a main stage focus on high-energy, socially-conscious performers the 2013 event wowed attendees with its diverse programming along with full day yoga class scheduling, community theme camps, workshops and co-creative events for attendees of all ages. Featuring 4 stages of music including an improvisation space for attendees in a bustling coffee/tea house, the festival places an emphasis on the creative potential of its guests.The ARISE Music Festival has quickly established itself as a landmark in a growing movement of music fans who are working to foster positive societal change on a global level and in their own communities. The 3-day ARISE Music Festival will take place August 8-10, 2014 at the breathtaking Sunrise Ranch in Loveland, Colorado. Located just 25 minutes from Fort Collins, 45 minutes from Boulder and just over an hour from Denver, the ARISE Festival takes place in an optimal mountain valley, at the foothills of the Rockies, perfect for out of state travelers and locals alike.