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Friday, Sept. 29th @ 7 PM: Fire Purificaton Ceremony

Saturday, Sept. 30 @ 7 PM: Kirtan Concert — POSTPONED TO Sunday Oct 1 @ 6PM

Sunday, Oct. 1 @ 1-3 PM: Sing, Play, Love – Vocal Transformation Workshop

Katie Wise + Bhakti Explosion fuses the sweetness of heart-opening mantra with contemporary folk. They are America’s pioneers of mantra-rock music. Their music has the power to heal and inspire the world.

Bhakti Explosion was created in 2014 when yoga teacher and classically trained pianist Katie Wise combined her passions into leading kirtan (mantra chanting) with a western rock and roll flavor. The band’s current lineup solidified after Katie’s longtime partner and bass player, Holy John Hoelle (Pro Audio), made room for the expansion of a family when Katie recognized a karmic connection with drummer JJ Jones (Girlyman). Joined often by lead guitarist Yoshi Aono (Acoustic Junction), this musical tribe has appeared at the biggest transformational music festivals in the US and internationally, such as Lovelight (MD), Unify (NM), Arise (CO), Folks Fest (CO), Hanuman Festival (CO), Bhakti Fest (CA), Shakti Fest (CA), Festival of Colors (UT), Stonehenge Music Festival (UK), and Holistic Manchester (UK). 

Their debut album, Lovolution, produced by Grammy-nominee Ben Leinbach and featuring guest vocals by Jai Uttal, has received acclaim in the US (Yoga Journal, Yoga International), UK (Kindred Spirit, Yoga Magazine) and Australia (Soul Traveller Radio, and Australian Yoga Life), and was named “best chant album of the year” by American promoter Lloyde Barde. To capture the magic of their live events, they released two live albums: Live at the StarHouse (2019), and Live at eTown (2021) from their electrified sold out show at the legendary eTown Hall.  Their second studio album, Akashic Rock, was released in 2023 on White Swan Records

David Newman calls Katie a “a solid force and presence for those who look to their music for peace, heart, groove, and spiritual inspiration.”   Australian Yoga life writes “Wise’s soulful, earthy voice embodies vulnerability in a way that turns emotion into art.” 

More at www.BhaktiExplosion.com.

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