ARISE Music Festival Announces ARISE Online NYE featuring Desert Dwellers and more

Article Contributed by ARISE Music Festival | Published on Friday, December 11, 2020

It’s time to say goodbye to 2020 and ARISE to a new year!

Streaming from Colorado Sound Studios on December 31 from 9:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. MST, fans, friends and family can tune in for ARISE Online and couch surf their way to the new year with concert-quality performances, newly released music, exclusive interviews, live painting, poetry, interactive chats and even more to be announced soon. ARISE Online will premiere on Facebook and YouTube as a free, streaming celebration headlined by music producers Amani Friend and Treavor Moontribe of Desert Dwellers and recently streamed performances by Magic Beans, Spectacle, Melody Lines and live painter Laura McGowan.

This year, New Year’s Eve is more important than ever. The past nine months have been challenging for the music industry and ARISE Music Festival’s virtual NYE stream is a safe way to reflect and reset. “The Coronavirus pandemic has shredded tour schedules, silencing stages across the country. Performances remain paused and shows suspended, but the show must go on,” shares Luke Comer, owner and producer of ARISE. “Nothing will replace a live festival experience, but until it’s safe to come together again, ARISE want to give our fans the best seat in the house to see a variety of talented musicians, artists, poets, and more on ARISE Online this New Year’s Eve.”

In lieu of a ticket, viewers, who have the means, are strongly encouraged to thank ARISE Online performers with a donation of $10.00 to $20.00, or an amount that feels most comfortable to them. A portion of the proceeds also benefit Sweet Relief Musicians Fund. By donating, viewers are entered to win official merchandise, future concert tickets and more.

To stream ARISE Online NYE, visit the ARISE Music Festival Facebook page at More streaming locations to be announced soon.

Event information:

·       The Arise Online event airs Thursday, December 31 from 9:00 p.m. MST to 12:30 a.m. MST.

·       To stream ARISE Online NYE, visit the ARISE Music Festival Facebook page at or on YouTube at

·       ARISE Online is presented in partnership with Sierra Nevada, Westword, Rocky Mountain Virtual and SharedViews Media.

·       A portion of the proceeds will benefit the ARISE Online performers and Sweet Relief Musicians Fund.

·       Information about Studio W at Colorado Sound Studios can be found at

For more information about Arise Music Festival, visit

Independently owned and operated from its headquarters in Boulder, Arise Music Festival coordinates many art modalities to create beautiful, meaningful and powerful experiences for participants. Arise features multiple genres of music – jam, electronica, rock, bluegrass, funk and reggae – as well as dance, yoga, design, theater, workshops and speakers. Arise seeks to entertain and engage participants with vibrant and transformative experiences that inspire a sense of community and caring.