On Wednesday, May 24th it’s Early Arrival day at LIB! That means even though the festival isn’t “Open” you can beat the rush, and setup camp before any of your favorite artists take the stage! Then top it off with a serene moment to witness the magic behind the scenes as the festival comes alive. Already have a ticket for LIB and want to arrive early, but unsure about how you’ll keep busy? Look no further, below we’ve got a list to check out with the things happening on Wednesday throughout the festival!
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Compass Opening Ceremony with Indigenous Community leaders.
DJ BIM is an old school DJ and will be mixing an eclectic mix of underground downtempo beats you’ll be sure to enjoy.
Experience the magic and medicine of a traditional cacao (chocolate) drink lovingly prepared by Chocolita and paired with a journey through sacred sound, meditation, and movement.
Brazilian World Soul artist, Poranguí masterfully weaves ancestral songs & indigenous rhythms from around the world as a one-man orchestra. His infectious grooves move the body, and the soulful harmonies uplift the spirit, transcending the invisible barrier of performer and audience. Immerse yourself in sacred sounds that transcend cultural and stylistic boundaries to deeply heal and integrate the mind, body and soul.
For over 30 years Neptune has been a professional DJ and avid collector of tunes across the entire musical spectrum, compiling one of the vastest and eclectic collections in the world.
He has mastered the art of reading and tapping into the dynamic of a room and crowd while reaching into his musical palette to play the perfect music for the moment. With no limits on style or genre, he eloquently, creatively and seamlessly transitions between tracks.
From Burning Man to Watergate to Coachella and beyond, you’ll always find Adam Freeland behind the decks, igniting minds and dancefloors alike. True to his crate-digging roots, you never know what you’ll hear at a Freeland gig. Immersing oneself into his catalogue of original productions and DJ mixes makes clear Freeland’s musical knowledge runs deeper than passing dance-music genres and trends.
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LIB Official Opening & Compass Opening Violet Cavanaugh Vice Chairwoman of the Northern Chumash Tribe.
Swazerazi means “I am the secret.” The DJ alter ego of J Brave of the Luminaries offers a mixture of EDM, Bass, Trap, Hip Hop and World music flavors to get the crowd open on the dance floor. He seamlessly blends genres while captivating audiences with nostalgic sounds mixed with contemporary production. Every set is uniquely crafted to the moment, and from the nightclub to the festival stages, it’s all about making the people bounce and creating a heartfelt experience for everyone to captivate the participant’s spirit in a unique way!
Los Angeles based, Emmy nominated Native American singer/songwriter Jeremiah Sammartano who fronts the bluesy/Americana group, Jeremiah and the Red Eyes, has covered many miles over the past several years – taking the various roads spreading the “Delta Blues and Twangy Grooves” from Los Angeles outward to Flagstaff, Denver, Austin, St. Louis, Nashville (where he relocated for a spell in 2008-2009), Chicago, Cincinnati – and recently overseas to London and Brighton, UK.
Taking influence from blues, bluegrass, soul and ragtime, they play not only all sorts of folk music, but music for all sorts of folk. They perform on an array of instruments including piano accordion, ukulele, keyboard, guitar, harmonicas and percussion.
His music has been described as a cockeyed medley of soulful Country, honest Rock N’ Roll, with an outlaw mentality. Sheppard has recently shared the stage with several major artists including: Josh Ritter, Willie Watson of Old Crow Medicine Show, Shooter Jennings, and Jason Isbell among others.
London based 3-piece with a delicate and charming folk-based sound. Expect to hear story driven lyrics with a few surprises thrown in.
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