Thrive Fest Hawaii Launches a Celebration of Community Through Music, Art and Agriculture

Article Contributed by Instigate Ente… | Published on Friday, December 13, 2019

THRIVE (verb): to grow vigorously, to flourish. The inaugural Thrive Fest Hawaii is set to take place on the Big Island of Hawaii at the beautiful Kalani Retreat Center on February 7-9, 2020. The 3-day musical lineup will be highlighted by special featured performances from Desert Dwellers, Mike Love, Chris Berry & Bana Kuma Orchestra, Tubby Love & Amber Lily, Paul Izak, Kalapana Awa Band, Indubious, Drew Daniels, Hawane Rios, Auntie Pua Case, Dub Kirtan All Stars (solo dj & sound healing sets), Liquid Bloom, Treavor Moontribe, Miraja, Ok2change, Lopaka Rootz, New Reb, Totem and more.

Check out the Artist Announce Video here: And more about the Thrive Fest 2020 lineup can be found here:

In addition to two stages of music, Thrive Fest Hawaii also features yoga, pool parties, late-night silent disco, educational & inter-active workshops, performance art, African drum & dance, Marimba Troupe Hula, visual art, a Health & Wellness Zone, Keiki Zone, food & craft vendors, zero waste, and a “prayer-formance” with Bama Kuna Orchestra.

The non-profit Kalani Retreat Center / permaculture community was established in 1975 with a focus on natural and holistic living, yoga and relaxation with an educational mission to connect participants with a richer sense of body-mind-spirit and with the stated intention of creating a model for community and environmental wellness. Kalani is widely recognized around the globe as being the birthplace of “ecstatic dance,” a proud distinction and a constant inspiration.

The inspiration for Thrive Fest comes from honoring the powerful resilience of the people of the Puna community and the sacred ground that is the Big Island. The image of a blade of grass pushing through the lava rock, reaching for the sun, is the ultimate expression of nature’s true goal, which is always to thrive, never merely to exist or sustain…but to THRIVE!

In partnering with “Be the Change” charity organization Thrive Fest will be donating to Puna Community Gardening Project and currently has plans underway for a planting party in January. Thrive Fest is also proud to sponsor the Hawaii Farmers Union United and The Hawaii Institute of Pacific Agriculture with the stated objective of advocating for food sovereignty.

The vitality of the Big Island is infectious, providing optimal conditions to welcome radical transformation and creative expression. When you add into the mix the sweetest ocean breeze, and a community of music-loving sun worshipers, you will come to know Aloha.

For all the information including Thrive Fest Hawaii’s FULL LINEUP of musical performances, yoga, workshops and more, and to purchase EARLY BIRD TICKETS, go to

Children 12 and under FREE as families of all ages are encouraged.

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