Annual Three Days of Light Gathering, Aug. 26-28


At this point it is fair to say that 3DL is one of the most powerful and inspiring gatherings/festivals on the East Coast. This is because we decided to create an event that is 100% dedicated to creating something VERY special for our attendees: A space and time that enriches lives and brings people closer together. Together. To-Gathering. (

It all started with a couple questions… and a choice.

“What happens when thousands of high vibrational and inspired beings from all over the planet come together to celebrate the beauty and power of CREATION? How amazing would that feel? Well… let’s find out!” And we did! WOW! That was over 4 years ago and now we know people want something better. Something more.

3DL is equal parts Adult/Family Summer Camp, Jamboree, Revival (Healing), Retreat … and full on music festival. It all adds up to a brand new model for what a festival can be. Safe. Fun. Inspiration. Activation! A WHOLESOME FESTIVE-ALL that is fun for the whole family.

The 2016 Three Days of Light Gathering takes place August 26th to 28th in our new home at the awe inspiring High Country Motorcycle Campground in Ferguson, North Carolina, just two hours from Asheville. This new location is absolutely perfect for us. It’s small enough to feel intimate and connected yet spread out enough so that all of our attendees can camp comfortably, feeling the privacy that is desired when camping out in the fresh mountain air and under the starry night sky!

What you will experience at 3DL this year:

•   Over 36 workshops led by world-renowned teachers, speakers and activists, all of whom share our collective mission to inspire “Activation!” We put an emphasis on education and participatory learning with over 3 dozen diverse and inspiring workshops & playshops.
•  6 Keynote Speakers: Linda Starwolf, Charles Gilchrist, Scott Love, Gabriel Cavazos, Barbara Vitale and Stephen Kaminanda.
• Yoga, Chi Gong, Energy Work, Healing Spaces, Meditation and much more!
“21PointsofLight” which are decorated and themed inspirational spaces throughout the weekend, all tailored to what we call “The Four Pillars” of our conscious community: Sustainable Living, Natural Health & Wellness, Personal/Spiritual Development, and Community & Culture.
•  Experiential/Interactive Art Spaces: Art auctions and galleries as well as live (visionary) painting and art exhibits featuring over 24 artists.
•  Saturday Night Masquerade Ball!
•  Drumcircles, fire performances, open jam sessions, round table discussions and activism workshops.
•  36musicconcerts with a music line-up which, to be honest … is RIDICULOUSLY STACKED! The performances feature a plethora of genres including World, Reggae, Folk, Hip-Hop, Dance, Spiritual, EDM and more…
•  Featuring:DesertDwellers,TheHumanExperience,Kaminanda,LivingLight,Dixon’sViolin, Drumspyder, Numatik, Infinite Third, I,Star, Stratosphere, Heiss, Noah Proudfoot, Sirius Colors, Moon Frog, Momentology, Ascentient, Sacral Crown, Medisin, The Cat’s Pajamas, Jenna Gilmore, Shanti Aytiko, 5AM, Spundose, Sacred Sound, Spaceship Earth, Infinite Geometry, Dillard, Foxtail, Ponder and Bit Deff. 3DL uses the spotlight of international acts to give many local and regional artists the chance to shine!

All of this makes The Three Days of Light Gathering the most anticipated Living Arts & Music events of the year! Get a closer look at what we have going on at

3DL is a place for EVERYONE to have a new kind of experience that is different from the typical festival atmosphere. This is a collective move toward harnessing our full potential to create a more joyful world and facilitate our collective evolution. For many, 3DL is an opportunity to reconnect with hundreds of like- minded individuals and a healthy and vibrant alternative to the normal day-to-day life.

We invite you to come get away from “it all” for three days this August. Bring the family out for a truly exceptional experience … one that will provide memories to last a lifetime. At 3DL you can share your vision and your truth. You are free to express yourself, learn many amazing and interesting things and connect with hundreds of incredible, inspiring people from around the world. Together, we set our individual and collective dreams in motion. It is now the time when we can make the most of what we have been given and what we have accomplished. We can make our dreams tangible with every step we take.

3DL exhibits a lineup of visual and musical artists, teachers and holders of sacred space who share and craft positive intentions straight from the heart to bring you to a new understanding and outlook on life. Check out the artist, teacher and music lineup HERE.

Pricing: Tickets include camping passes and all access to every event, workshop, playshop and concert performance with the exception of Days Passes, which do not include camping.

• 3 Day GA Camping/All Access Passes are just $155 online and $188 at the gate.
• 3 Day Creekside Camping/All Access Passes are just $166 online and $200 at the gate. Early Arrival Passes and After Glow camping tickets are available.
• Day Passes are $65 for Friday and Saturday and $55 for Sunday.
• Children under 12 are Free.

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About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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