October 19, 2015 - The San Diego Conscious Music Fest (SDCMF) has expanded its original concert format into an all day celebration. This year’s event, taking place Saturday, November 14, includes an outdoor vendor fair with live music, a performance by the Conscious Community Choir, awards to and performances by the winners of Young Voices songwriting contest. The highlight of the event will be the evening concert with some of the most popular singer/songwriters in the conscious music movement: Karl Anthony, Nathan Aswell, Ray Davis, Gary Lynn Floyd, John Foltz, Peggy Lebo, Faith Rivera, Teri Wilder and The Yes Team.
What is conscious music?
“Conscious music includes all musical genres,” according to Annette Ridenour, co-producer of SDCMF. “What makes this music unique is that the lyrics are based on messages of love, peace and unity. No matter what sort of music you enjoy, the lyrics of conscious music uplift you and raise your vibration.”
Schedule of events:
1-5 PM Free afternoon fest with live music stage featuring Joe Rathburn and friends, food, and conscious vendors
5-6 PM Young Voices winners and Conscious Community Choir performances - $10.00, adults, $5.00 children under 12. (free if you have a concert to SDCMF evening concert)
7-10:30 PM Conscious Music Fest Concert - $40.00 (Includes admission to Young Voices and Conscious Choir performances)
“This day is dedicated to celebrating the power of conscious music.” according to Deva Vani, coproducer and music chair of the event. “Everything about this event supports our vision for a world that works for everyone. Our vendors’ offerings will also reflect that consciousness. Vendors such as Edible Alchemy who will be selling raw food deserts and artists like Kara Church who’s work reflects a connection to spirit. Simply put, it’s a day full of joy.”
The festival takes place in the patio and meeting house of the Unitarian Universalist Church, 4190 Front Street, San Diego, 92103. The SDCMF is sponsored by Universal Spirit Center. Ten percent of the proceeds will go to supporting music programs in San Diego public schools.
Universal Spirit Center, located in the Hillcrest neighborhood of San Diego for over 13 years, is an inclusive spiritual community welcoming people of all faiths.
This year other ‘New Thought’ spiritual centers are joining the Fest as sponsors. Sponsor centers are: First Unitarian Universalist, Vision Center for Spiritual Living, Hilltop Center for Spiritual Living, The Unity Center, OM Center for Spiritual Living and Seaside Center for Spiritual Living.
Congratulations to our Young Voices Songwriting Contest winners!
• First place winner:
Vasi Hunton for her song, Seven Wonders
• Second place winner:
Cordelia Degher for her song, Open Up To Me
• Third-place winner:
Connor Correll for his song, The Joy That Never Ends