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Village Peace Festival at WellSprings

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Tina Malia performs Saturday. Photo courtesy of Sequoia EmmanuellePhoto courtesy of Sequoia Emmanuelle
 Posted: 9:05 AM August 15, 2013

Folks can enjoy music by big-name artists, experience the healing arts, participate in divinatory arts, eat gourmet vegetarian foods and dance the night away at the 2013 Peace Village Festival.

The seventh-annual event will be held from 4 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16; 9 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17; and 9 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at Jackson WellSprings, 2253 Highway 99, Ashland.

Live music will be offered on two stages throughout the day. Headliners include the Alice DiMicele and Vince Herman Band on Friday; local reggae favorite Alycon Massive, sacred song artist Shimshai and pop singer and songwriter Tina Malia on Saturday; and duo Dirtwire, featuring multi-instrumentalists David Satori of Beats Antique and Evan Fraser of Hamsa Lila, and Pakistani Sufi Qawwali and bhangra singer Riffat Sultana on Sunday.

If you go

What: Peace Village Festival

When: 4 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16; 9 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17; and 9 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 18

Where: Jackson WellSprings, 2253 Highway 99, Ashland

Tickets: $30-$35 for Friday day passes, $35-$40 for Saturday and Sunday day passes, $88-$100 for weekend day passes. Kids ages 12 to 17 get in for half prices. Kids ages 11 and younger get in free. Late-night dance party tickets are sold separately.

See: www.peacevillagefestival.org

Throughout the weekend, massages and other forms of therapy will be offered in the Healing Sanctuary, and tarot, astrology and psychic readers will be available in the Intuitive Arts Pavilion.

The festival also will showcase yoga, ecstatic dance sessions, kids' activities, workshops, an artisans market and late-night dance parties with a variety of kirtan, electronic, dub and downtempo music.

Tickets to the festival cost $30 in advance and $35 at the gate for Friday day passes; $35 in advance and $40 at the gate for Saturday or Sunday day passes; and $88 in advance and $100 at the gate for three-day passes. Youths ages 12 to 17 get in for half price, and kids ages 11 and younger get in free. Tickets to the late-night dance parties on Friday and Saturday cost $20 in advance and $25 at the gate. Advance tickets are available at www.peacevillagefestival.org, Music Coop and Jackson WellSprings in Ashland; Six One Nine in Medford; Listen Here and Dragon's Lair in Grants Pass; and the Williams Store in Williams.


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