"Rebirth": A Conscious Music Festival

Saturday, January 16th, 11:30AM – 7:00PM at Kiwanis Park, Tempe

 Rebirth Lineup

“People come to our events knowing no one and leave with 10 new friends.” – Todd VanDuzer, President & Founder

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11:30AM

Gates Open & Live Music Starts

Steve Ayotte Music, as seen at Blasted Barley, The Yard, and bars across Scottsdale takes the stage to warm the air before the drum circle joins for a collaboration you’ve never seen before!


Check out this great cover in the video below!

Endless gratitude to Will Curran founder & CEO of Endless Entertainment, for helping with professional staging and lighting for the entire event!

11:45AM

Andrew Ecker Leads a 50 person Open Drum Circle

Upon entering, the founder and visionary of the Neotribal Gathering who has also performed in major festivals such as Symbiosis and Lucidity, will lead a 50 person drum for you to join in on!


(First come first serve)

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12:30PM

Live Music + Drumming = Let The Dancing Begin! 

With the warming sun directly overhead, Paulina Milligan will take the lead helping you break out of your comfort zones with ecstatic dance at the pace of the communal beat.

Yes expect bubbles 😉

(USE THIS PHOTI) Eeyores Birthday Party celebrated 50 years as hundreds gathered in Pease Park for an afternoon of festivities that included music, food and dancing. For festival goers the ever-present drum circle is a yearly attraction as the beat continues uninterrupted for hours as dancers come and go. Marina Thomas has been coming to Eeyores since her father brought her as a child as dancing in the drum circle as her friend Jesscia Peel, left, showers her with bubbles. RALPH BARRERA / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

1:00PM

Vinyasa | AcroYoga    

Andrew Ecker wraps up the drums with a welcome speech for Rebirth and a note on his outlook for the New Year before introducing the Vinyasa instructor.

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And for you non-yoga enthusiasts: 

Get refreshed at the beer garden!
25% donated to Desert Stages Theaters in Scottsdale   

Sign up for our mini Volleyball tournament!
Limited spots so get your ticket now!

Join Maria Kowch for a slacklining demo
Certified YogaSlacker

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Photo cred: Keith Robinson 

Ok, maybe not that high up… but some of our members that did this will be there! 🙂

2:00PM

7 Minute Speech on How To Become Fearless

Todd VanDuzer, Founder & President of Desert Canvas, Real Estate Investor, CEO of Student-Tutor, Huffington Post writer, traveler to 33+ countries, avid rock climber who has been seen to scale 2000+ foot walls gives a motivational speech with actionable steps to help you start off 2016 goal focused and fearless!

Get a sneak peak in his Huffington Post article here.

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2:10PM

Art Installation Activation 

Our one of a kind art installation that was featured at Arizona’s biggest New Years celebration, Decadence, is now covered in stories left by you from 2015. At Rebirth, as a community we will paint a beautiful new future over the past year’s stories no matter what they entailed!

Grab a paint brush and surprise yourself!

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*Live music with Steve Ayotte & Alix Prappas will commence

Grab a smoothie from Karma Juice or a pie from Freak Brothers Pizza    Vegan options available.

2:30PM

Workshop Extravaganza (60 mins)

Beginning AcroYoga with Patrick Reiner, CEO & Founder of AcroBody

Beginning & Intermediate Hoop with Serene Isabelo & Paulina Milligan

Beginning Meteor with Nathan Manchutta of The Flow Shop

Beginning Devil Stick with David Hirshman of The Flow Shop

Beginning Slacklining with Maria Kowach

  Check out one of your hoop instructors below!

3:30PM

Sound Healing

The music stops.  The gong vibrates across the park and the singing bowls enchant our souls. Speakers are scattered throughout the park all vibrating the soothing noises coming from sound healing master Jonathan Siesel, founder and President of Bambukah, certified gong master for vibrational and sound healing, reiki master teacher for energetic healing, and master life coach for emotional and mental wellness will bring all he has for you.

4:00PM

DJ Sens 1 Takes The Stage

The echoing of the sound healing comes to a gradual stop and suddenly this electronic beat beings to take the rise. DJ Sens 1, New times magazine, U.K Thursdays, Relentless Beats, who has played shows with for Netsky, Rusko, Mt. Eden Dieselboy, Crizzly, Liquid stranger, Adventure Club, Dr. P. and many more takes the stage!

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4:30PM

Performances @ Main Stage

Performers from the former group Heady Hoop Tribe, as seen at Gem n’ Jam, NeoTribal and Princess Diamond Resort will take the stage in a dazzling performance of balance, illusion and expression.

*Video: Paulina Milligan with the talented Tony Swan  (Oct 2014)

Watch grace unfold with Serene Isabelo as she captivates you with illusions and a personality that’s sure to brighten anyone’s day.

PamHoops, a multi-hoop technical wizard that will remind you that vision is merely a perception as she’s done at Boulder Creek Festival and Hoop immersions around the country.

Watch Paulina Milligan bring the athleticism to the table in an acrobatic hoop piece as done at events like Electric Forest ’15, Decadence AZ ’15 Pure Living Expo and venues like Embassy Suites, Scottsdale Resort, Gypsy Bar, and Maya.

5:30PM

DJ Jeremiah Christo Finishes Off the Night!

We end the night with Jeremiah Christo, founder of Soulective movement, who not only is bringing the beats but his own tribe from Flagstaff, AZ.
Let’s give them a big welcome

Check him out on Sound Cloud here! 

…And did someone say FIRE PERFORMERS?

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Let’s start 2016 fresh and rejuvenated together! Join us for Desert Canvas Rebirth!

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If you truly cannot afford our event, please email us at [email protected] with a one page document describing your financial hardship. It is not bad to ask for help. We ask for it all the time!

  1. We will let you go for free.
  2. We would like to see how we can help get you out of that pickle! 🙂

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