The Sierra Nevada World Music
Festival promotes "conscious" music. Conscious music is music with a
message of peace, unity and brotherhood, which transcends the
divisions of race and culture.
Over the past twenty
three years we
have endeavored to build a community where Conscious music, Roots
music, and World music is embraced. Where bringing diverse people
from many lands together in celebration yields more than just the
sum of each individual present, but something much grander. At SNWMF, people experience a unique sense of unity and belonging, a
semi-utopian moment in time where love, generosity, joy and
innocence can be reclaimed. We believe that music has the power to
move mountains and change paradigms, and the phenomenal artists who
have graced SNWMF stages over the past decade have imparted an
overwhelmingly Positive force.
Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by a paid adult. The
Sierra Nevada World Music Festival offers a Family Camp area and an
extensive program of children's activities throughout the weekend -
including dance and music workshops, songfests, storytelling, arts
and crafts, sports and other entertainment. Camping is an integral
part of the Festival because it provides affordable accommodations
for ticket buyers, many of whom are families with young children.
With beautiful streaming colors and exotic aromas, the Festival
Village is an active marketplace of food and craft booths. The
vendors are hand picked to provide an exciting array of
international cuisine and arts. The 2016 Festival Village will be
offering foods, crafts and art from such places as Indonesia, West
Africa, Jamaica, Ethiopia and India. We welcome the input of
nonprofit organizations, and many organizations representing a range
of social and environmental issues will be tabling at the Festival.
Created through the collective efforts of the artists, vendors,
staff, volunteers and ticket buyers, the Sierra Nevada World Music
Festival is known for the positive, conscious, environmentally aware
community it attracts.
The Sierra Nevada World Music Festival is dedicated to nurturing a
world family peacefully united in celebration of the universal
spirit of music. Come celebrate with us!