Midwest Yoga and Kirtan Fest
Midwest Yoga and Kirtan Fest
A new breed of chant fest co-created by artists, teachers and YOU to bring the bhava to the Midwest & support Food for Life Vrindavan.
A new breed of chant fest co-created by artists, teachers and YOU to bring the bhava to the Midwest & support Food for Life Vrindavan. Read more
About this project
Have you ever dreamed of a kirtan fest FOR THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE? One that is co-created by the artists and every-day people who love this practice of kirtan? One that honors the wallahs and musicians and teachers who nourish our souls AND gives back to a worthy charity? Welcome to Midwest Yoga and Kirtan Fest, a home-grown festival in the works for JUNE 28-JULY 2, 2018 in Madison, Wisc. The idea is to sell tickets in advance, via this Kickstarter, to cover the expenses involved, including fair payment for artists.
THE GOAL IS TO SELL 500 FESTIVAL PASSES IN ADVANCE, TO FUND THE FESTIVAL AND MAKE IT HAPPEN. ARE YOU IN? WE NEED YOU ALL IN!
This Midwest Yoga and Kirtan Fest is dedicated to opening hearts through yoga and kirtan, a form of call-and-response chanting. It's the brainchild of Midwestern bhakta Gary Brachmann, who is spearheading its organization.This Festival will create a wave of heartfelt Heartland bhava that lives on. Once expenses are met,a portion of festival proceeds will be donated to support Food for Life in Vrindavan, India, a nonprofit foundation dedicated to feeding and housing poor children in the sacred city where Krishna played out his lilas.
The outpouring of support and interest from kirtan musicians and yoga teachers has been phenomenal. The wish list of bands -- many of whom have already expressed interest in being a part of this inaugural grassroots festival -- is long, and includes: Ragani; Kaita; Dave Stringer; Sean Johnson & the Wild Lotus Band; Hudost; Jai Uttal; Brenda McMorrow; David Newman; Saul David Raye; Krishna Das;Tina Malia; Samuel Salsbury; Vijay Krsna and the Kirtaniyas; Missy Balsam; Hans Christian; Ryan Hader; Maashakti Das; Shanti Maya Kirtan; Lila Kirtan; Love,Light and Harmony; Kirtan Path; Ananda Lila; Sharanam; Scott Hestekin and Satya Jaya Kirtan; Heather Avery; Sitara, Kalyani and Pavan Kumar; Blue Lotus Kirtan, and more to come. Yoga classes will be led by Saul David Raye, August Ristow, Missy Balsam, Claire Chin Stillman, Rebecca Curland, Karen Weber, Preston Klik,Lisa Alpert Gniady,Daren Friesen,Gina Armstrong,Johanna Beekman, and more.
PLEASE CLAIM YOUR PASS IN ADVANCE AND HELP US MAKE THIS FESTIVAL A REALITY. THERE IS NO RISK; IF WE DON'T MAKE THE GOAL OF 500 ADVANCE PASSES SOLD, NO MONEY WILL BE COLLECTED. PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!
Blessings and Love to all,
Risks and challenges
There are no risks to backers: once the goal of 500 tickets @$150 each is met, the festival will be live. Alliant Energy Center is being held for June 28 - July 2, 2018, as is appropriate hotel space for artists, teachers, and staff at the festival site.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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