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    16 May 2014

    Feel Good Friday: Conscious Alliance

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    We are happy to announce we will be teaming up with Conscious Alliance once again to host an ‘Art That Feeds’ Food Drive at this year’s Wakarusa Music Festival! All attendees who donate 20 non-perishable food items will receive a FREE Wakarusa Music Festival poster created by the very talented artist Android Jones! Food donations will be collected at the Conscious Alliance ‘Art That Feeds’ Gallery, near the main entrance of the Revival Village. All food donations will benefit the Arkansas Food Bank in Fort Smith.

    Conscious Alliance always encourages food donations to be low-sodium and health oriented products. ORGANIC food donations are especially encouraged. RAMEN NOODLES will NOT be accepted for the free poster.

    Conscious Alliance is a national nonprofit organization committed to supporting communities in crisis through hunger relief and youth empowerment. Since 2002, they have provided over 1.7 million meals to communities nationwide and economically isolated Native American reservations.They raise awareness of the extreme poverty on many of these reservations, which are among the nation’s poorest communities, and provide opportunities for Native American youth to explore their creativity and develop stronger ties to their culture.

    Conscious Alliance hosts ‘Art That Feeds’ Food Drives and hunger awareness programs at hundreds of concerts and music festivals throughout the United States. The food they collect benefits a local area food bank wherever the festival or concert takes place. At nine of the last ten Wakarusa Music Festivals, Conscious Alliance has successfully implemented ‘Art That Feeds’ Food Drives by offering limited edition posters as an incentive for fans to donate nonperishable food items. Last year alone, Conscious Alliance raised over 4,000 meals from their Wakarusa ‘Art That Feeds’ Food Drive for the Arkansas Food Bank in Fort Smith.

    To learn more about Conscious Alliance, visit consciousalliance.org!

    09 May 2014

    Feel Good Friday: HeadCount

    Author: Rebecca | Category: Feel Good Friday | Tags:

    We are excited to announce that HeadCount will be joining BLVD To A Better World on-site at Wakarusa this year!

    HeadCount is a grassroots organization that uses the power of music to register voters and raise social  consciousness. Since 2004 they’ve staged voter registration drives at over 3,000 concerts and signed up over 300,000 voters.

    They have street teams in most major cities, and work with many of the artists on this year’s Wakarusa lineup including String Cheese Incident, Bassnectar, The Flaming Lips, STS9, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes, Michael Franti & Spearhead, and Lettuce.

    At their booth on the BLVD, they’ll be showing off the iCitizen smart phone app, sending out limited edition postcards from top rock poster artists, (sign a “Pledge to Vote” on back, and get it mailed to you before the election), and giving away a Grain Audio portable speaker.

    Visit www.HeadCount.org to learn more or to volunteer with HeadCount at a concert near you.


    02 May 2014

    Feel Good Friday: Hands That Rock

    We are excited to announce that Hands That Rock will be joining BLVD To A Better World on-site at Wakarusa this year!

    Hands That Rock encourages everyone to stop by their locations in the BLVD To A Better World and VIP Lounge to enjoy a relaxing chair massage and help raise money for the Ozark Area Youth and the Hands That Rock initiatives.

    The Hands That Rock is a 501c3 that provides “chair massage” for audiences at major concerts, festivals and events worldwide.  With a mission to bring the magic of music to under-served communities throughout the world, patrons pay a small fee for this service and a portion of the net proceeds are donated to music programs in cooperation with local music outreach organizations.  But the giving doesn’t stop there… The Hands That Rock supports other non-profits and their causes.  Chair massage creates an additional revenue stream and added value to any event, which for Wakarusa is the Ozark Area Youth Organization, which provides area youngsters with wholesome and healthy activities.

    The Hands That Rock’s worldwide network of massage practitioners are passionate about giving back, not only through the power of touch, but by supporting and spreading awareness about those in need. For more information visit www.handsthatrock.org.

    25 Apr 2014

    Feel Good Friday: Feed Communities

    We are excited to announce that Feed Communities will be joining BLVD To A Better World on-site at Wakarusa this year!

    Feed Communities encourages everyone to pack healthy festival food for a weekend full of fun and awesome music…stop by their table on the BLVD for a Better World for more information about sustainable agriculture, urban farming and growing healthy communities!

    Feed Communities is an incorporated 501(c)(3) organization founded with the vision of supporting and expanding healthy regional food systems as a means of providing durable solutions for food security and sustainable urban agriculture.

    Through multi-system planning and education activities with a variety of stakeholders, Feed Communities works to develop and strengthen sustainable partnerships for increasing access to healthy foods and improving healthy food choices.  www.feedcommunities.org.

    18 Apr 2014

    Feel Good Friday: We’re hEAR For You

    Author: Rebecca | Category: Feel Good Friday | Tags:

    We are excited to announce that We’re hEAR For You will be joining BLVD To A Better World on-site at Wakarusa this year!

    We’re hEAR For You is an Athens, GA based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to increase the awareness of noise-induced hearing loss, hearing loss prevention, and the use of earplugs among the music community. We’re hEAR For You provides noise induced hearing loss education and free earplugs at music venues & recording studios in Athens GA, Atlanta GA, Nashville TN, Boulder CO, Denver CO, music festivals and on tour with select bands (Bassnectar, Pretty Lights, Phish, Widespread Panic, Moon Taxi, Galactic, Snarky Puppy, Drive-By Truckers,  Futurebirds, Lettuce). We’re hEAR For You partners with Speech & Hearing Clinics in each city  operate in to provide free hearing screenings and referrals for audiology services, custom earplug fittings and more.

    10 Apr 2014

    Feel Good Friday: Love Hope Strength

    We are excited  to welcome the non-profit organization, Love Hope Strength as part of Wakarusa’s BLVD To A Better World! With the help of Wakarusa fans, Love Hope Strength has been able to locate two potentially lifesaving marrow donors through past festivals. The Love Hope Strength tent can be found on-site at Wakarusa, registration is free, and all it takes is the completion of a consent form and a quick cheek swab. Once on the list, registrants have the opportunity to become a possible match for a patient with a blood cancer like Leukemia.

    Learn More About Love Hope Strength’s Mission:

    21 Mar 2014

    Freebie Friday: ConTENTment Camping

    Last week we introduced you to “Glamping” at Wakarusa.  Glamping is a global trend that has recently ignited and is spreading to Wakarusa! Glamping, short for glamorous camping, is a classy and elegant way to experience Wakarusa at its fullest. When glamping, there’s no tent to pitch or air mattress to fill – festival life will never be easier. Whether you’re going GA or VIP this year, glamping will give you the indoor luxuries of rest, relaxation and privacy while still waking up to the great outdoors.  Love it or hate it, it’s becoming a part of some major festivals and we are proud to have ConTENTment Camping at Waka this year!

    Today’s Freebie Friday is giving you the chance to win one of the tents so you can sleep in style.  For your chance to win, make sure to LIKE ConTENTment Camping on Facebook then head to our page to SHARE the photo!  One lucky winner will win a G.A. tent for the festival!  (Waka tickets not included)

    07 Mar 2014

    Freebie Friday: Earth Travel

    Earth Travel is a creative, inspirational brand expressing art through music, travels, and experiences around the world. 
    This premise and the Wakarusa lifestyle go hand in hand, so today we have some goodies from Earth Travel Apparel.  They’ve sent us the Flower of Life Tee (100% Anvil Organic Cotton) & the Open Minded Tee (Sustainability: 50% organic spun cotton in conversion and 50% Post-consumer P.E.T. recycled polyester) to give away to some lucky fans, along with eco-friendly sunglasses just in time for Spring!  This company deserves some love so let’s give it to them!
    Head to Twitter to follow Wakarusa and Earth Travel then #RT this picture for your chance to win something amazing from both of us or Tweet which one you’d like to own!

    28 Feb 2014

    Freebie Friday: The Mowgli’s

    The Mowgli’s are an American, alternative rock band from southern California. Their song “San Francisco” reached number 11 on Billboard’s alternative chart in 2013. And it was the summer JAM last year for many folks!

    So to say we were excited to get them on the Wakarusa 2014 lineup is an understatement. Add to that the fact they said YES to participating in a Freebie Friday and you have one happy Waka crew!

    Up for grabs this week is a tank top, sticker, sunglasses and autographed CD that could be yours.  (Although we really want to hoard it here in the office :) ) The rules of today’s Freebie Friday are simple.  Go LIKE The Mowgli’s on Facebook and SHARE this photo from our page!  Comments and Likes get you bonus points!


    21 Feb 2014

    Freebie Friday: Shakedown Goods

    If you haven’t checked out Shakedown Goods, you are missing out!  This two person show from Sweet Home Alabama (now relocated) have been kind enough to send us a little bit of everything:  pins, stickers, t-shirts, koozies, dog collars, and MORE!

    So how can I get my hands on some of this amazing merch you ask??  Well, head over to the Wakarusa Instagram to like the picture from today and comment on which items would complete your life!  Make sure to follow Shakedown Goods on Instagram and be don’t forget to tag them!  @shakedowngoods

    Thanks as always for supporting vendors that visit Wakarusa!

    14 Feb 2014

    Freebie Friday: The Silent Comedy

    This year we have had so many bands that want to participate in our Freebie Friday, so how could we say no? Who doesn’t love FREE band merch from your favorite artists??

    This weeks Freebie Friday is from The Silent Comedy. They have been very generous and sent us 2 “FRIENDS DIVIDE” MERCHANDISE PACKAGES! This package deal includes the “Friends Divide” Limited Edition 10″ vinyl AUTOGRAPHED, a signed 11″x17″ B&W collage poster, “Friends Divide” Stickers, a “Friends Divide” Tee, and a Limited Edition metal lapel pin, all packaged in the organic cotton TSC Tote! All together valued at $40. Head over to our Twitter page (https://twitter.com/wakarusafest) and make sure to retweet the picture to be entered to win! Make sure to follow https://twitter.com/_SilentComedy too and let them know how bad you want one of these packages!

    07 Feb 2014

    Freebie Friday: Wearlisten.com

    Welcome back to Wakarusa’s Freebie Friday where we will feature goodies from vendors and bands participating in Waka2014! This week we have lots of items brought to you by WearListen.com. Here’s your chance to win a Grassroots California hats, T-shirts, stickers and hat pins.

    How do you win?  Well, we will be posting this photo on the Waka Instagram today, so make sure to head over to http://instagram.com/wakarusa to follow us and LIKE the picture or leave a comment to be entered. We will pick a few winners on Monday and you could be getting a mixture of the items pictured.

    Good Luck!

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