Get ready for an unforgettable, improvisational experience that also features endless trails for hiking and mountain biking, a clear mountain lake to swim in, freshwater fishing, an art gallery, workshops, a kid’s zone, interactive art installations, lakeside yoga with live music each morning, and a vending village filled with food, clothing and crafts—not to mention soul-feeding music all night long! Weekend passes start at $250 (includes GA car camping, BYOB wristband for those 19+) with youth passes (ages 12-15, must be accompanied by an adult) available for $125 and limited RV spots for $150.
If you're looking to get the funk outta town and jam to some great music in the wild outdoors this summer, look no further than the Element Music Festival from July 26-29 at the beautiful Snug Lake Amphitheatre east of Vancouver, B.C. Element offers three stages of music from more than a dozen acts who come from backgrounds including jam, funk, psych rock, bluegrass and blues. But what truly makes it special is the chance to witness once in a lifetime collaborations between festival performers. Here are some acts you should consider building your festival weekend around:
Lotus: Headlining this year's festival is the internationally touring, high-energy, electric jam band, mixing roots into their rock and roll with modern electronic beats. They will be sure to take any festivalgoer on a journey with their inspired music that travels across multiple music platforms with pure joy and experimentation.
Karl Denson's Tiny Universe: Santa Ana, California's own flute and saxophone funkateer graces the stage this year with the all stars that make up his Tiny Universe. Regarded in some circles as one of the best live bands around, KDTU will give the crowd a high-energy groove that will keep your feet moving all night.
Yak Attack: Portland's own ventures north to the Element Music Festival this year, bringing their fusion of funk and jam sounds to the stage at Snug Lake. This is a set that festivalgoers are not going to want to miss. Yak Attack brings high energy to the stage, coupled with the powerful, lingering jam sounds that will surely make fans of all ages dance.
McTuff: Seattle, Washington's powerful, jaw-dropping jazz and funk band will show festivalgoers a sound they have never heard before through powerful guitar riffs and deep grooves that will leave no stone unturned.
Genetics: Denver, Colorado's Genetics return to the Snug Lake Amphitheatre for the third time, bringing the power of their five-piece for another go of sharing energy and love. Their one-of-a-kind sound has made them the unquestioned stars of the last two festivals.
Overall, the Element Music Festival is sure to be one of the summer's hottest events to attend. Festivalgoers will not be let down by this lineup, the stages or the beautiful environment that surrounds it all.