In its fourth year, the Arise Music Festival is already getting to be known as a national gathering of activist music fans and visionaries. This year’s lineup includes Ziggy Marley, Jurassic 5, Elephant Revival, Hard Working Americans, Rising Appalachia, the Everyone Orchestra and others, Arise is much more than a music experience. Located in Loveland, Colorado the ARISE Music Festival features 3 days of music, yoga, workshops and a variety of co-creative experiences surrounded by national forest, the festival takes place at Sunrise Ranch – an oasis in the heart of Colorado’s legendary Front Range. Featuring sweeping vistas and beautiful meadows, this magical and secluded landscape is a perfect container for participants to entertain and be entertained, explore their creative potentials, connect with nature, stretch out, dive in, and be inspired.

Rock the Earth will play an integral role in the programming at Arise in the Big Sunrise Dome by hosting a screening of the film Dear President Obama (with a postfilm discussion with filmmaker Jon Bowermaster), as well as a screening of How to Let Go of the World and Love All The Things Climate Can’t Change (with a post film discussion with filmmaker Josh Fox). In addition, Rock the Earth’s Marc Ross will host two additional panel discussions:


  • Democracy or Else, featuring Pia Valeriana (Headcount), Irene Vilar (Americas for Conservation + the Arts), and Duncan Campbell (KGNU).


  • The Cannabis Panel: A Discussion with Professionals in a Growing Industry, featuring Susan Squibb (The Cannabist), David Maddalena (The Hemp Connoisseur), Morris Beegle (NoCo Hemp Expo), Mark Slaugh (iComply), and Adam Dunn (The Adam Dunn show)