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ZIONTIFIC Summer Solstice Music Festival

Moving on up to a larger home, while retaining the intimate family friendly vibe…

 

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WOODFORD, VT:  Ziontific Productions made a very exciting announcement for this year’s Summer Solstice Music Festival. They have outgrown their previous venue and are moving to Prospect Mountain Nordic Ski Area in Woodford Vermont. Come JUNE 17-20, 2016.  Smiling, happy faces will gather from near and far to welcome summer with open arms in Woodford, VT for 3 Days, 3 Nights of Family, Music, Camping and Nature.

Woodford, VT shaves about 2 hours off of the commute for the majority of the ZIONTIFIC Family, who have been trekking it up to central Vermont for 5 years, primarily from Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and further down the coast. So the news came happily for many.

Prospect Mountain is a Cross Country Ski Area made up of an in-depth trail system, which provides a beautiful hiking experience for ZIONTIFIC attendees. This venue offers so much more space for everyone to spread out and play games. There is a creek running through the property to splash around in. As well as, so many beautiful woodsy spots to pitch a tent and set up an intimate base camp for groups of family and friends to congregate. A limited number of RV sites are up for grabs. Contact the festival via their website to reserve yours. A trail map, google map and overview sketch of the grounds can be found on ZIONTIFIC’s website ( www.ziontificproductions.com ).

With amenities for all ages, ZIONTIFIC’s Summer Solstice Music Festival has an awareness-inspired, energizing, family retreat ambiance.

With so much more space in the new venue, comes MORE MUSIC. Ziontific has added a second stage in the woods and expanded their music line-up at the very last minute. Ziontific is known for finding unique smaller local or regional artists from up and down the East Coast (or beyond) that everyone ends up loving. Each year, many attendees leave saying “I found my new favorite band”. This years line-up includes: Spiritual Rez • The Alchemystics • Roots of Creation • Sensamotion • Sun-Dried Vibes • Tatanka • Kiwi • The Problemaddicts • Bujak Live • Oogee Wawa • Political Animals • Danny Pease & The Regulators • Ill Doots • Joey Batts & Them • Viva La Hop • Honeycomb • Rhythmic Circus • Rebel Alliance • Kroma Kode • Harsh Armadillo • Funknut • The Change Up • The Romano Project • Stop Tito Collective • Merrimack Delta Dub Set • William Thompson Funk Experiment • DJ N.E.B. • Tonio Sagan • I-ganic Soundsystem • DJ Benny Black • Soultree • Roots, Rhythm & Dub • Bless the Child • Zoo Logic • James & The Giants • Heirloom Seeds • Blue Collar • DJ Live! • Weapon E.S.P. • Ballads & Softcore Porn plus a few more still to be announced…

Bujak Live (aka Jeff Bujak and Jen Dulong, aka Silent Buj) will once again be producing ZIONTIFIC’s Silent Disco for the fifth year in a row. Each night after the Main Stage ends, night owls can boogie their way on over to the Silent Disco, slap on a pair of headphones and dance the night away without bothering the early risers and children. Plenty of headphones will be available.

ZIONTIFIC also plays host to ELEMENTAL PHILOSOPHY 101 Lessons, which will pop up throughout the weekend. Learn about the core elements of Hip-Hop from some of the best in the region. Emceeing, DJing, Beatboxing, Break dancing, Graffiti art, Knowledge, Culture and Understanding.

A Connecticut based group, The Conduit, is a vital element in the Ziontific Family. Together, they’ve built a Wellness Village experience that has proven to change lives. Becoming involved in some of the workshops will take your mind, body and soul on a spiritual journey. Workshops include but are not limited to: Various Yoga classes, Spoken Word/Poetry Circle, Labyrinth Meditation, Partners Thai Massage, All levels Hoop Dance and tricks, Sound Meditation Concerts and so many more will help induce your relaxed state. All are inclusive with a festival ticket.

The kidZone at ZIONTIFIC hosts more activities than most summer camps, all packed into one weekend. The excitement never ends with favorites such as Mask Making, Dreamcatcher History and Crafting, Field Day Games, Hula Hoop Lessons / Designing and Face Painting. With the Summer Solstice frequently falling on Father’s Day, many families enjoy ZIONTIFIC as a weekend to getaway and campout under the stars with their family. Of course, Father’s Day surprises are in the works for the kids and their dads this year. All kidZone activities are included with a festival ticket. Kids 11 and under are free.

ZIONTIFIC’s Fire Troupe, Cosmic Karma Fire is known to have everything in flames in some way, shape or form. Solo, duo, and group choreography combined with theatrics, costumes, and comedic acts including:  BMX fire stunts, acrobatics – similar to acro yoga but with partner balance postures, jump ropes, nunchakus, swords, juggling, hula-hoops (single, double, and triple), as well as mini hoops and even a gyrodoop, belly dancing, palm torches, fire fans, levitation wands, batons, rope-dart, meteors, orbs, poi, fire eating and breathing, fire stilts and much more.

Ziontific dedicates just as much energy to the awareness aspect of the festival as they do the music and amenities. They want people to come out for a weekend of fun and relaxation, but also hope that everyone will take a little something away with them that they can use to make the world a cleaner, better place. This year, ZIONTIFIC and Strangers Helping Strangers have set a goal to double the amount of donations the food drive collected last year. The largest donations of non-perishables, baby and hygiene products will receive prizes to help attain the goal of 400 lbs.

 

Visit www.ziontificproductions.com for current Advance Ticket rates and VIP Upgrades. Join the Ziontific Community on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ziontificproductions), Instagram (@ziontific), Twitter (@ziontific) or Google (+Zion Tific) to stay up-to-date on the latest Summer Solstice Music Festival information.

 

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