~ 4 Nights of Camping Under the Cosmic Sky Where Music & Art Collide
:: GENERAL EVENT INFORMATION ::
EVENT: Cosmic Reunion Music & Arts Festival
DATES: May 25-28th, 2017
LOCATION: Astral Valley (45 minutes South of St. Louis)
AGES: All Ages Family Friendly – Kids 10 and Under are FREE
*Tickets Include FREE Camping, FREE Craft Vending & ALL Activities (See below about large vehicles / RV’s & Backstage Camping Upgrades)
:: TICKETS ::
:: INFO ::
:: LINEUP ::
~ STEVE MILLER BAND: An all time American rock legend formed in 1966 in San Francisco, California & led by the gangster of love himself… Steve Miller on guitar and lead vocals.
~ THE TRANCIDENT : A very rare & unique performance by The String Cheese Incident’s side project with 4 of their 6 members (Michael Kang, Kyle Hollingsworth, Michael Travis & Jason Hann).
~ LEFTOVER SALMON : A quarter-century of music, digging deep into the well that supplies its influences; rock ‘n’ roll, folk, bluegrass, Cajun, soul, zydeco, jazz and blues.
~ STEVE KIMOCK BAND: Jerry Garcia himself said he was one of the greatest guitarists of all time & this year he will be joining us with his son & friends as a cosmic family affair.
~ THE MOTET: Get ready for a funcky dance party straight from the hills of Denver
~ THE COSMIC ORCHESTRA: A special never before seen set made up of specially selected musicians that have joined us over the weekend and are coming together just to jam for the Cosmic Reunion Family! This year’s Orchestra will feature Members of The String Cheese Incident, The Motet, Steve Kimock & More!
~ ANDY FRASCO & THE U.N: Just a few “Happy Bastards” putting on a dance party.
~ DIRTFOOT : A gypsy punk country grumble boogie band.
~ AARON KAMM & THE ONE DROPS: One of the area’s finest musical 3 man masterpieces.
~ DIXON’S VIOLIN: The world’s premier visionary violinist, Dixon’s passionate energy will enchant, mesmerize, and inspire you!
~ FORGOTTEN SPACE : A Grateful Dead experience featuring Special Guests: Richie “Shakin” Nagan (of George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic) and Sikiru Adepoju (of Mickey Hart’s Planet Drum)
~ PINK TALKING FISH : All-in-One hybrid fusion tribute to Pink Floyd, Talking Heads & Phish.
~ CLUSTERPLUCK : America’s wild bluesgrass child.
~GUERRILLA THEORY : Some Rock Reggae Rap Blues Funk type of noise.
~ SURCO : From some of the makers of Bicker Stout & Cheesecakes, Papa Smiley and The Brain Bananas, and A Brighter Side.
~ AND THE MOST IMPORTANT HEADLINER… YOU!
~ MORE TBA!
:: CAMPING ::
Your ticket purchase includes car side camping at Astral Valley. However, if you are interested in camping close to the action or backstage please be sure to check out our camping upgrades options online at http://www.cosmicreunion.com/tickets
Please Note: Large Vehicle Camping is +$40/adv & +$60/at the gate. All campsites are primitive and have NO HOOKUPS (this includes upgrades & Large Vehicle Camping).
:: EVENT FEATURES ::
230+ Acres of The Gorgeous Missouri Ozarks to Explore
Caves – Creek – Hiking Trails – Multiple Stages
Beautiful Creekside, Forest & Meadow Camping
World Renowned Music & Theatrical Performers
Conscious Workshops – Yoga – Healers – Sacred Bonfire
Cosmic Camps – Gifting Culture – Drum Circles – Live Painters
Interactive Art Installations – Tasty Culinary Delights & More!
:: VENUE ::
10289 Koester Springs Road
French Village, MO 63036
DIRECTIONS FROM ST LOUIS, MO (45 minutes):
Take I-55 South to Festus, Take exit 174B & merge onto US-67 South towards Bonne Terre/Farmington, go 14 miles and Turn left onto Hwy JJ (note – this is the 2nd Hwy JJ you will see and is just past the Valle Mines exit, do NOT take the 1st Hwy JJ), Once on JJ take the first immediate Right onto Rouggly Rd, go 3.8 miles and turn Left on Koester Springs Rd & follow 1.2 miles to the venue.
DIRECTIONS FROM CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (1.5 hrs): Take I-55 North towards St Louis, in Bloomsdale take exit 157 & turn Left on Hwy Y West, go 13 miles & turn Right on Hwy D, continue for 2.2 miles, here Hwy D turns into Rouggly & curves sharp to the Left & Koester Springs Rd is straight ahead, continue straight on Koester Springs Rd & follow 1.2 miles to the venue.
DIRECTIONS FROM SPRINGFIELD, MO (4 hrs):
Take I-44 East towards St. Louis, In St Clair take exit 239 & turn Right on Hwy 30 East, follow Hwy 30 out of town & turn Right on Hwy 47, follow Hwy 47 all the way to Hwy 67 in Bonne Terre, turn Left on Hwy 67 heading North, Just past the St Francois State Park & Hwy Y you’ll see Hwy JJ on your Right (note: if you pass the Valle Mines exit you have gone to far), Turn Right on Hwy JJ and take the first immediate Right onto Rouggly Rd, go 3.8 miles & turn Left on Koester Springs Rd & follow 1.2 miles to the venue.
:: 2017 FEATURED ART INSTALLATIONS ::
SOLAR FLOWER – By Thomas Erickson
A giant sunflower replica that will act as a self-sustaining cell phone charging station! Festival goers will be able to charge their phones day and night. At night it will also serve to light up the other sculptures on the hill. The sun keeps the batteries charged and the batteries provide power during any absences of the sun and all night long – Yeah Solar Energy!!! It will be constructed of brushed and stainless steel with mirror finished accents.
BECAUSE OF THE LOTUS – By Moe Angelo & Team
Symbiotically fusing fine art with digital art, while creating a space where the art can be viewed as a new medium, with the viewer being fully immersed in the piece. Paintings, murals and other inanimate objects are brought to life using the arts of Projection Mapping, 3D and 2D animation, and Laser Projection. The use of biofeedback equipment, specifically a wireless EEG headset, allows participants to control the digital art, RGB laser, based on brainwave pattern. The project was created with the mission of helping other non-profit organizations with which we align raise awareness for their causes using our unique form of art.
CLATHRUS – By Nick Willett
Clathrus is an 8 foot tall sculptural representation of a Clathrus mushroom made from metal collected from the streams, valleys, sinkholes, and forests of the Ozarks. These materials were once unwelcome invaders of our natural spaces. With them, Nick has created representations of the flora and fauna that inhabit this sacred and beautiful land. This particular piece is a representation of Clathrus ruber (or cage mushroom), a fungus that grows into a hexagonal cage like structure with bold coloring and intricate texture.
HOOP DREAMS – By Mikaela Hoefer
A beautiful collection of uniquely handcrafted dream catchers specially designed to capture your negative brain waves & transform them into positive vibrational synergy patterns more suited for healthy growth of the subconscious mind.
KIZMET’S FUTURE LIGHT MURAL – By Kizmet Gabriel
Large scale mural painted live at Cosmic Reunion that comes to life at night with the use of special paints, lights & a futuristic vibe and has some form of geometric electric landscapes and a character or two wearing future color changing eye wear.
JOLLY ROGER TV – By Timothy Rabenberg
An immersive analog visual experience built from recycled materials and includes live manipulation of thousands of VHS tapes across CRT televisions to present you with a unique contemporary glitch art style. Lemón Jefferson, the creator of JRTV, draws from a wide array of influences and aesthetics. By utilizing visuals from the traditional and familiar to the bizarre reaches of obscurity, he invokes feelings akin to fragmented dreams or hazy memories. Through live capture, looping, circuit bending and visual synths your face is sure to be stolen. Tune in and remember: “don’t tell your friends about us”
EASILY DISTRACTED – By Lizzie Bryan
Flaming Pyramids, Giant Icicles, Disco Balls, and more wacky-n-weird, fun creations designed to light up your Cosmic experience.
RESIDUAL GLOW – By Jason Burton
Glowing string art creations brought to life by blacklight magic!
MAGIC TRAILS – By Robert Horton
Up-cycled creations made from reflective signage material, glowing paints, scraps, old doors and more… mushrooms, spinning fans, butterflies and crazy eyes.
THE HONEY WHOLE – By Sky Smith
A sweet space filled with succulent melodies sure to get you grooving to that Beee Here Now theme of things.
THE LIVE PAINTERS COLLECTIVE – By Astral Valley
A Collaborative Piece with over 25 live painters & material donations from a local business, Glenlo Awning & Siding. This year we are going to feature our live painters in a different style then they are usually exhibited at festivals. We are going to build a large collaborative paint wall, set a theme, and ask that each artist’s style try to “Co-Exist” with the other artists styles via that theme. Artists will have one week total to complete their panel starting on the Monday before gates open & extending throughout the event! The goal is to show people team work, unity, and stimulate bridging the gab between us by showing people that despite our differences in culture, style & vibration we can co-exist, create & share!
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