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Sonic Bloom: Getting Lost to Find Yourself

What intrigues me most about music festivals like Sonic Bloom is the sense of adventure, freedom and magic that seems to find you wherever you are. It’s as if you’re exactly where you should be crossing paths with exactly the right people. It exists as a reminder that this could one day be, everyday life…. Read more »

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Remembering Resonance 2016

What is Resonance? “The law of Resonance provides the answers as to how the law of attraction operates and creates the events, conditions and circumstances in your life. A gathering of like-minded, motivated, music-loving individuals.” And that’s precisely what Resonance is all about. Resonance was by far my favorite festival out of last year’s season…. Read more »

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GEM & JAM 2017 IS DOWN TO BRING THE FUNK!

The holiday season is in full swing, the decorations and lights are shining bright, and the bottles of champagne for New Years Eve are waiting to be popped. Though these things may be exciting, we at BeatMaps are looking forward to the next reason for celebration: Tucson’s 11th annual Gem & Jam gathering. Taking place… Read more »

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Symbiosis Gathering 2016 – One Last Wet Dream at Woodward Reservoir

Last year’s Symbiosis Gathering was without question the best festival I had ever been to. Until now. Symbiosis Gathering 2016: Family Tree somehow managed to absolutely blow last year’s edition out of the water in an epic and unforgettable swan song at Woodward Reservoir. Symbiosis Gathering returned to Woodward Reservoir in September for its final… Read more »

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What The Festival is Special, Silly, and Stimulating as All Hell

What happens when a couple of Burners buy a stunning chunk of scenic Oregon land and dedicate that land to kicking each summer off with a fun, funky, frantic festival? What happens when 7,000 creative lunatics take over a forest for a weekend? What happens when art, technology, and nature come together to create an… Read more »

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Lightning in a Bottle 2016 – Huge Done Right

Do you believe in magic? If you’ve ever been to Lightning in a Bottle, there’s a pretty decent chance that you do. Lightning in a Bottle is epic. It’s huge. It’s vast. It’s challenging. It’s breathtaking. It’s beautiful. It’s exciting. It’s exhausting. It’s rejuvenating. It’s colorful. It’s fun as all hell. And It’s magical. Truly… Read more »

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Symbiosis Gathering 2016 Announces Speakshops and Luminaries

To call Symbiosis Gathering a festival would be selling it short. You can treat it like one, but it is more like a temporary village. As such, there is an emphasis on educational talks and workshops featuring a top-notch lineup of speakers and presenters. This week, Symbiosis announced the lead presenters for its Speakshops and… Read more »