Three Days of Light Gathering, Aug. 28-30

The 4th annual Three Days of Light Gathering music, art and 36 workshops. The event is held at Camp Grier in Old Fort from Friday, Aug. 28-Sunday, Aug. 30.

Press release from event organizers:

Now going on our 4th year of bringing community together, The Three Days of Light Gathering has earned its place as one of the most anticipated events of the year. Part retreat, part festival, part summer camp and part earth school, the 4th annual Three Days of Light Gathering means so much to so many. Held in this iteration at the beautiful and majestic Camp Grier property in Old Fort (30 min. from down town Asheville) 3DL is a call of illumination for the creative, conscious and inspired minds from all over the world, and brings together creative minds of Asheville for a uniquely community-oriented experience.

3DL is filled with incredible experiences, beautiful family activity and a true sense of community. The event’s 3 year lineage of testing, creating and honing in on the right combination of magic, programming and experience results in 2015 with an unforgettable event. All the magic of the past has been elevated and fine- tuned with an incredible lineup of thoughtful authentic creators across all realms artistic, musical, spiritual and educational.

Experience 36 powerful, inspiring and activating workshops, taught by some of the most brilliant minds and leaders in the areas presented; Sustainable Living, Natural Health and Wellness, Personal Spiritual Development, and Community & Culture. Every one of the workshops are created to help those who come to 3DL feel empowered, excited and prepared to take all aspect of their lives to another level. Yoga, Chi Gong, Communications, Community Activism, Sustainable living, Spiritual Development… these are just a few of the incredible workshops being offered this weekend. But it’s not all about work and learning, there are hands on Art and Music play shops, Nature hikes, and now, for the second year in a row: an entire village 100% dedicated to youth and family. “The Kids Village” has activities, nature and play scheduled throughout the weekend.

Here are some of our workshop leaders coming to join the celebration this year:

Laura Eisenhower, Tony Burroughs, Rev. Dr. Saralise Azrael, Scott Love, Dr. Dream, Barbara Vitale, Sandy Frary, Debra Sholly, Danielle Sholly, and more. In all there will be over 36 internationally known speakers and workshop leads coming to help inform and inspire all of us.

But workshops are only one facet on the gem that is The Three Days of Light Gathering. There are literally hundreds of of other Aum-azing activities happening all weekend.

Here are just a few….

Healing Village – Sacred Sanctuary Space – Native Ceremonies (including a Lakota Prayer Wheel) Interactive Community Arts projects – Live/Visionary Painters – Performance Arts – FLOW & Hoop Performances – Fire Performances -Drum Circles – The Nectar of the Goddess Temple – Guided Meditations – Intention Setting Ceremonies… and this is just the beginning!

Music and Art:

With every aspect of 3DL being about taking the whole experience to “LEVEL UP!” status, it’s no mystery as to why we have created such a powerful and internationally known Music Line-UP.
The Human Experience – EarthCry – Luminaries – Kellee Maize – I, Star – HEISS – Scott Huckabay – DrumSpyder – Srikalogy – ElectroChemical – Ashlantis – Stratosphere – Antandra – Sacral Crown – Jenna Gilmore – Colin Martin – The Vulgarian – Sunny Day – Ascentient – Spaceship Earth – Soham – EREX and many others.

We are so blessed with this cast of amazing musicians, and what is really exciting is that we have, once again, managed to invite many local artists to come share the stage with some of the most known conscious artists in
the world! This is part of our dedication to the Asheville Community.
We are all fully supported on our collective mission to “Level UP!”
This year’s Three Days of Light Gathering is a collective “Level Up”, a heartfelt soul-singing cry of joy and collective evolution. Join attendees from all over the country for what is uniquely an Asheville experience of art, music, food and community. If you are bored with the increasingly drab festival format copied across the nation, 3DL is a place for you to have a new kind of experience and realize that “One event really can change your life.”

And one more thing about 3DL… it’s accessible. With tickets starting less than $150 online, and only $222 at the Box office (and this includes both camping or indoor lodging and event passes) Three Days of Light is about making it happen. We could charge more… but why?

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall has lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. She 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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