I highly recommend this year's Peace Village in Ashland, Oregon beginning on Friday August 16th and running through some late night events on Sunday the 18th.
This festival has been growing and improving every year since it's inception seven years ago, and this year I feel it's come of age to take it's place among the other must attend offerings in the Pacific Northwest.
The date is the weekend after Beloved Festival, so it makes sense to stop off for a day or the weekend if you're traveling back to destimations South.
This year there will be two stages, the outdoor Seamana Earth & Stone Stage and the sweet garden setting of the Casbah Pavilion Stage. (the Casbah area is one of my favorite venues)
Some of the highlites for me are the electronica bass beats of Kaminanda, Blue Tech, Sasha Rose, Jaya Lakshmi & Ananda’s Kirtronica and many others. A wide range of other genres are covered by the likes of Tina Malia, Shimshai, Dirtwire (w/ David Satori of Beats Antique & Evan Fraser of Hamsa Lila), Alcyon Massive, Alice DiMicele Band, and too many more to mention here.
The venue is ideal... Jackson Wellsprings Hot Mineral Springs Resort, with wonderful facilities, including mineral pools, trees and meadows.
Check out the Web site for any deals that may be available, but even without a discount this sweet festival is a value compared to what you'll spend at most other festivals this summer.