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Friday, August 3

2:00pm MDT

The ARISE Pick - The Lil Smokies, The Wooks, Old Salt Union, Bridget Law
The ARISE Pick will be one of the highly anticipated jams of the festival this year. It’s an opportunity for the finest acoustic pickers at the festival to get together and let it rip. This year’s pick will be hosted by The Lil Smokies from Montana and feature musicians from The Wooks and Old Salt Union along with Bridget Law. The Lil Smokies are a versatile five-piece, strongly rooted in bluegrass but bring a wide range of musical influences and inspirations to the stage, which should make for a rousing PICK session. Come on down and git you some!

Friday August 3, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm MDT
6 - Big Sunrise Dome

3:30pm MDT

Roots Music Playshop - Members of Slightly Stoopid, Stick Figure and Pepper
Check out members of three California roots & reggae acts (Slightly Stoopid, Stick Figure and Pepper) explain the foundation of the scene, describe their approach to their music, and collaborate on tunes together. The session will feature Paul (keys), Rymo (drums), Dela (sax), Andy (trombone) of Slightly Stoopid, Tommy (bass) and Johnny (rhythm guitar / vocals) of Stick Figure, and Kaleo (guitar) of Pepper!

Friday August 3, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm MDT
6 - Big Sunrise Dome
Saturday, August 4

10:30am MDT

Music, Social Justice & Political Engagement Panel & Playshop: Singing Truth to Power - Ayla Nereo, Dustin Thomas, Tubby Love, Amber Lily, Trevor Green
Engage in this discussion and performance with Ayla Nereo, Dustin Thomas, Tubby Love, Amber Lily and Trevor Green regarding believing deeply in what you sing and raising your voice to have that heard. It may not be popular, it might mean taking a risk, and it wholeheartedly means standing for something.

Saturday August 4, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am MDT
6 - Big Sunrise Dome

1:15pm MDT

Songwriters in the Round - Ayla Nereo, Mike MacDonald (Family And Friends), Chloe Watkins (Intuit)
The focus is on the song in this intimate dialogue and performance by and with these ARISE favorites - Ayla Nereo, Mike MacDonald (Family And Friends), and Chloe Watkins (Intuit)

Saturday August 4, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm MDT
6 - Big Sunrise Dome

5:00pm MDT

Hip-Hop: Words That Matter - Members of Living Legends, The Peace Poets, La Marea & Alan Brooks
Exploring the art forms of Hip-Hop and Spoken Word as a reflection of our times and a provocative tool for speaking truth to power with Bicasso and 3.0 (Living Legends), The Last Emcee (The Peace Poets), and La Marea (Indigenous Sisters of Hip-Hop). Moderated by Alan Brooks, noted for his activism and accomplishments in a variety of artistic disciplines.

Saturday August 4, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm MDT
6 - Big Sunrise Dome

6:30pm MDT

Build It Up: Making the Syzygy Orchestra – OPIUO
Come be a part of an intimate session and discussion with music producer Oscar Davey-Wraight, otherwise known as OPIUO, on his world of electronic music production.

OPIUO is Oscar Davey-Wraight. Born in the festival paddocks of rural New Zealand, he packed
his bags and headed to Australia at the youthful age of 20 to find meaner, greener party
pastures. Landing in the grimey, colourful streets of Melbourne, he built a emphatic fan base
amongst club and festival goers across the great red land of Australia. Using his positivity as a
catalyst for mighty musical enjoyment, he captivated audiences with his extremely unique
funkadelic bass heavy creations.

His 2010 debut album Slurp & Giggle spread like wildfire across the global underground music
scene, earning him nominations for best album at the Australian Independent Music Awards.
His follow up albums, Meraki in 2014 and Omniversal in 2016, were winners and finalists for the
New Zealand Music Awards in the “Electronic Album Of The Year” category respectively, and
continued by gaining millions of plays and downloads across all the major musical platforms.
Since then Oscar has gone on to be specifically selected to support the most respected names
in electronic music, including Bassnectar, Griz, Pretty Lights and more. He’s headlined the
greatest venues in the world, including Colorado’s famous Red Rocks Amphitheater with his 5
piece live band juggernaut The Opiuo Band. He has also played every major North American,
Australasian and European festival to rave reviews.

His highly sought after remix works span artists far and wide, from Gwen Stefani to Kimbra, GRiZ
to Pretty Lights, Koan Sound to Infected Mushroom, earning him respect as a truly versatile
artist, with no specific genre box to restrict his musical endeavours.

2018 will see the release of a ton of new music, as well as playing some of the biggest headline
shows of his career. This is down to the beautiful support of his die hard fans throughout the
planet, who share in his vision of a positive, fun filled world of love, family, and supporting your
friends. It’s not what we got, it’s what we give.

Saturday August 4, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm MDT
6 - Big Sunrise Dome
Sunday, August 5

1:45pm MDT

Getting Down w/ The Indigenous Sisters of Hip Hop
Check out La Marea, Katrina Benally and Letsjusb throwing down while exuding passion, power, and purposefully poignant parlance. Join us for a special performance and dialogue from this talented and diverse group of hip hop artists. Discover where these spoken words come from, where we might be going together, and how we are going to get there. Moderated by Mo Hnatiuk, a hip-hop enthusiast and a music industry professional representing bad ass women across the globe.

Sunday August 5, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm MDT
6 - Big Sunrise Dome

3:15pm MDT

Songwriters in the Round - Brett Wilson (Roots of Creation), Ethan Tucker, Amber Lily
The focus is on the song in this intimate dialogue and performance by and with these ARISE favorites - Brett Wilson (Roots of Creation), Ethan Tucker, and Amber Lily.

Sunday August 5, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm MDT
6 - Big Sunrise Dome

6:30pm MDT

Songwriters in the Round - Vince Herman, Madeleine Froncek (Ley Line), Andrew Sturtz
The focus is on the song in this intimate dialogue and performance by and with these ARISE favorites - Vince Herman, Madeleine Froncek (Ley Line), and Andrew Sturtz

Vince Herman
Things are just more fun when Vince Herman is around, and since helping co-found Leftover Salmon over a quarter century ago, Leftover Salmon shows have always been the most fun.Herman moved to Boulder, CO from Morgantown, West Virginia, where he was attending West Virginia University, in 1985. On his first night in town, he met his future bandmate Drew Emmitt at a show for Emmitt’s group at the time, the Left Hand String Band.The two struck up an immediate friendship. For a short time after moving to Boulder, Herman joined The Left Hand String Band, marking the first time thetwo would play together in a band. Herman soon left The Left Hand String Bandto pursue his own musical vision. He formed the Salmon Heads, a Cajun-jug bandthat tried to wrangle all of Herman’s disparate musical influences, Cajun, Calypso, Ska, and bluegrass into a coherent musical statement. His vision was fully realized on New Year’s Eve 1989 when the Salmon Heads and The Left Hand String Band united forces for a show. The show was a rousing success and the energycreated on stage that evening was something special, and a new band, Leftover Salmon, was born. It is a band that truly matched Herman’s vision and allowedhim to showcase his wildly, theatrical stage anticsand skills.Nearly thirty-years later those antics and skills are still on display at every show they play.

Madeleine Froncek (Ley Line)
Madeleine Froncek is multi-instrumentalist living in Austin, Texas. She co-writes songs and plays upright bass with the female world-folk quartet, Ley Line. She also plays banjo and bass with her bluegrass trio, Steel Betty. Madeleine’s mission statement as a musician is to deepen her understanding of self and others through harmony, dissonance and creative expression. Her compositions use storytelling and imagery to transport listeners on adventures through vivid and tranquil dreamscapes.

Andrew Sturtz
With a mixture of Soul, Folk, and Pop, Andrew Sturtz garners comparisons to Amos Lee, Martin Sexton, and others. For over 15 years, Andrew has performed throughout many venues within the Michigan and the Chicago area. Though, after taking a break from live performance in 2014, Andrew is picking up where he left off in his new home of Colorado. Reinvigorated by a vibrant music community in Boulder, CO, an album is in the works for Summer of 2017. “Sturtz has a laid back, effortless vibe to his music, while also having the raw talent that does not require any clever tricks to deliver a smooth yet vibrant performance. – Compose Yourself Magazine

Sunday August 5, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm MDT
6 - Big Sunrise Dome