The perennial ARISE Music Festival will return to Loveland, CO for its fifth consecutive year on August 4-6, 2017. Held each year on over 100 acres at the picturesque Sunrise Ranch, the annual leave-no-trace event is offering a limited number of $99 "Loyalty Tickets” that will be on sale through Saturday, September 17, 2016, at 11:59 PM.
The ARISE Festival continues to show significant annual growth and garner universal rave reviews. The 2016 gathering attracted more than 8,000 enthusiastic music fans, with the event drawing ticket buyers from nearly every state in the nation. Over the years the festival has featured world-class musical entertainment such as Michael Franti, Ziggy Marley, Jurassic 5, The Polish Ambassador and hundreds of regional and national touring artists.
Widely regarded as "much more than a music festival" ARISE, (which plants one with every ticket sold) is cherished by attendees for providing an authentic leadership role of environmental stewardship in festival culture and allowing for active engagement with critically relevant social issues.
Coined “politically charged” by Rolling Stone Magazine, ARISE exercised its political readiness at the 2016 festival by hosting a press conference aimed at bringing attention to the campaign of two grassroots ballot initiatives, measures 75 and 78. While each of the initiatives was in the final days of its campaign, the festival supported the efforts needed to secure enough signatures from registered Colorado voters to make it onto the statewide November ballot. The two citizen ballot measures ultimately succeeded in their efforts and will now go before Colorado voters in November. If passed, the ballot initiatives will provide Local Control (75) giving Colorado communities a choice regarding oil and gas development within their communities and in establishing safer setbacks (78) that would require mandatory setbacks of oil and gas development from homes and schools. Additionally, ARISE hosted several non-partisan, non-profit organizations who registered many new enthusiastic voters throughout the three-day festival.
The 5th annual ARISE Music Festival will take place Friday-Sunday, August 4-6, 2017 at Sunrise Ranch in Loveland, CO. For more information about the festival including limited $99 Loyalty Tickets, check out www.arisefestival.com