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  • Music, wellness focus of Peace Village Festival

  • Imagine if Woodstock revelers had gourmet vegetarian meals and access to a pool and alternative healers.
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    • What: Eighth annual Peace Village Festival
      When: 3 p.m. to 2 a.m., Friday, Aug. 15; 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16., 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 17
      Where: Jackson WellSprings, 2253 Hwy. 99 N., Ashland
      Tickets: From $30 for adv...
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      What: Eighth annual Peace Village Festival
      When: 3 p.m. to 2 a.m., Friday, Aug. 15; 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16., 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 17

      Where: Jackson WellSprings, 2253 Hwy. 99 N., Ashland

      Tickets: From $30 for advanced sale day pass to $165 for advanced sale full festival pass with camping. Buy at the door or at www.PeaceVillageFestival.org, Jackson WellSprings or Music Coop in Ashland, Magic Man in Medford, Williams General Store in Williams, Aquarius Books or Listen More in Grants Pass.
  • Imagine if Woodstock revelers had gourmet vegetarian meals and access to a pool and alternative healers.
    The 1969 concert might have looked something like the eighth annual Peace Village Festival scheduled Friday through Sunday, Aug. 15-17, at Jackson WellSprings just outside Ashland, 2253 Highway 99 N.
    "We're dedicated to peace, sustainability and community," says Larry Morningstar, festival co-producer. "We're looking to create an event that will bring together all ages and people of goodwill in a spirit of peace."
    Organizers promise a strong musical lineup of local and national bands.
    "It's the best lineup ever. Each year it gets better," Morningstar says. "It's truly an amazing music schedule."
    Performers include local reggae powerhouse Indubious, Celtic-Australian rock band Brother, the eclectic Dogon Lights with members of Hamsa Lila, the high tech Liberation Movement and Alcyon Massive with his blend of backwoods hiphop and Oregon roots reggae.
    Late night dance parties lasting from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday will feature Speak of Stars from Portland's underground ceremonial electronic scene, Dragonfly from the ecstatic music and dance festival circuit, the electronic sounds of Solus and the melodic sonic explorations of Random Rab.
    World music bands will take the stage on Sunday, including Delhi 2 Dublin, Fanna-Fi-Allah, Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda. Many other performers will play as well, according to organizers.
    In addition to listening to music, festival-goers can visit an artisans' market, view visionary art, buy vegetarian snacks and meals from the Conscious Food Court and visit the pools, sauna and steam bath at Jackson WellSprings.
    A Healing Sanctuary will offer massage and other healing arts. An Intuitive Arts Pavilion will feature tarot card readings, astrology and psychic readings. Those services cost extra.
    Friday events kick off with an opening ceremony at 4 p.m. Various musical groups will perform from 4 p.m. until past 11 p.m. Friday. Saturday's musical acts run from noon until past 11 p.m. Musicians will keep going strong on Sunday from noon until past 7:30 p.m., with the festival wrapping up at 11 p.m.
    A Friday day pass is $30 in advance or $35 at the door. A Saturday or Sunday day pass is $35 in advance or $40 at the door. Pool and spa access is extra and costs $10 per day or $25 for the weekend.
    Separate late night dances are $15 in advance or $20 at the door.
    A three-day festival pass without camping and pool access is $95 in advance or $110 at the door.
    A weekend festival camping pass — which includes camping, pool and spa access and late night acoustic concerts — is $140 in advance or $160 at the door. A weekend festival everything pass — which includes camping, pool and spa access, late night acoustic concerts and late night electronic concerts — is $165 in advance or $185 at the door.
    Tickets are half price for youths ages 12 through 17. Children under 12 are free, except for camping passes.
    Advance tickets are available at www.peacevillagefestival.org, Jackson WellSprings or the Music Coop in Ashland, Music Man in Medford, Aquarius Books or Listen Here in Grants Pass and the Williams General Store in Williams.
    See www.peacevillagefestival.org for information. Remember, no drugs, alcohol or dogs will be allowed.
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