Anyone looking to do something out of the norm this spring should head out to Santa Barbara, California for the arts and music festival, Lucidity. The event will occur between April 10 through the 12 and has been an annual event for the past six years.
The festival epitomizes diversity and inclusivity which might be harder to find at more high-profile festivals. This year, in the quest for lucidity, the festival’s focus is “seeking guidance from our past – from our ancestors and elders.”
However, labelling it as an “arts and music festival” doesn’t quite do the event justice. It is also a time and place to do some soul-searching and expand your horizons in a family-friendly setting. The event is divided up into seven themed villages. Throughout each village, there are a wide array of activities in areas such as breathwork, culture, flow arts, health and healing, meditation, social change, and so much more. There will be classes and workshops for activities like hoop dancing, jiu-jitsu, sound healing, and fire dancing. Each activity will be led by enthusiastic professionals and are designed to be inclusive of people from all walks of life.
Fear not music lovers, for their shall be no lack of excellent artists performing at the festival. There will be plenty of great DJs such as Yohm, 9lives, The Polish Ambassador, and Sinapz. Some artists are as local as Santa Barbara or from the far reaches of the world, adding to the diversity that is so heavily emphasized by the festival. However there will also be more alternative music groups such as a Gamelan X, Cello Joe, and Janover & reSunator. It’s difficult to give due diligence to the variety and talent that composes this year’s lineup. Many of these artists are very low-profile, but their music is sure to make for a great experience at Lucidity.
So whether you are an experienced festival-goer looking for a more laid-back experience or a newcomer looking to get their feet wet, Lucidity welcomes you. But tickets are going fast, so head over to Lucidity’s website to grab some while you can. Don’t miss out on a chance to experience the warmth and love that this festival is guaranteed to deliver.
Written by Pierre LaBelle