Phases of the Moon Festival Moves to Mulberry Mountain
When a growing festival moves to a gorgeous and renowned bigger venue, it’s safe to assume that the folks behind it are planning the grandest year yet. Phases of the Moon is one such festival – the 2nd year event is moving to Mulberry Mountain this year, and the first leg of the lineup is enough to make any festival-going-jamtronica-lover ready to quit their job and travel to Ozark, Arkansas on October 16-18.
“We’ve always looked to the moon with a great fascination and wonder. Its phases represent a cycle of renewal and a guiding light through darkness. The moon exerts a powerful pull on both the ocean tides and on our human emotions. As we began to create our festival, we thought, what better way to express the uplifting power of music and its relationship with nature than by naming it Phases of the Moon!”
The otherworldly outdoor venue known as Mulberry Mountain is home to many staples in the festival community: Wakarusa, Thunder on the Mountain, and now Phases of the Moon. While some talent overlaps exist between Waka and Phases of the Moon, Phases has its own unique and carefully curated lineup of organic music and inspirational art, destined to attract the seasoned festival-goer.
Speaking of Phases of the Moon’s 2015 lineup, let’s take a moment to admire all of the established and incredible under-the-radar acts. First and far most, STS9 is playing an Axe the Cables set. Festival scene favorites The Disco Biscuits, moe., and Beats Antique are all on the lineup as well. As far as the under-the-radar acts, Heart Bryne’s Talking Heads Tribute is destined to be a sing along amazing time.
The Lunar Landing Conspiracy is something that stirs intrigue, excitement and anticipation. Last year, String Cheese conducted the jam sesh, with a bunch of other jam musicians from the festivals lineup. I’ve heard plenty of speculations about who will be on the lineup this year, and the rumor about String Cheese and STS9 hosting it together is my favorite (but we will have to wait and see).
Phases didn’t forget about holding a healing space either. The sanctuary will be offering a restorative and relaxing place for sound baths and a variety of workshops. This space will be a safe zone to escape from the loudness of the weekend’s festivities.
If you have the opportunity to make it out to Mulberry Mountain for Phases of the Moon, we highly recommend you go. It’s safe to say this year’s event is going to kick ass and continue to grow exponentially into the festival community over the years.