Serenity Gathering 2016 – Sensible Reason

Serenity Gathering 2016 – Sensible Reason

There are few settings more anachronistic than desert music festivals, where forbidding emptiness masquerades as a dreamscape that could exist anytime, anywhere. Such was the case at this spring’s Serenity Gathering in Joshua Tree, California, where we met...

Serenity Gathering 2016  – Sensible Reason

Serenity Gathering 2016 – Sensible Reason

On a hot, desert morning at Serenity Gathering, I found myself in a conversation with a fellow shade seeker. We talked for hours about our experiences in Asia, the future of the festival scene, and environmental and social activism, among other things....

Serenity Gathering 2016 – proyectogdl.com

Serenity Gathering 2016 – proyectogdl.com

The magic of Joshua Tree may manifest in many forms: a vibrant desert sunset, the surge of wildflower blossoms and wild grasses painted across a rich-brown backdrop, or the Joshua tree itself that stands stoic, seemingly alone. This landscape has a quiet...

Serenity Gathering 2016 – KUCR

Serenity Gathering 2016 – KUCR

Like the desert location itself, 2016’s Serenity Gathering was an escape from the confines of everyday life. Located at the La Jolla Indian Reservation near Joshua Tree, Serenity Gathering consciously attempted to create an accepting and carefree...

Serenity Gathering 2016 – Electronica Life

Serenity Gathering 2016 – Electronica Life

Serenity Gathering 2016 *written & photographed by Lizzie Rose for Electronica Life Serenity Gathering is always a powerful experience. This was my second year attending, and the anticipation of traveling to Joshua Tree for the festival grew as it...

Serenity Gathering 2016 – Daily Beat

Serenity Gathering 2016 – Daily Beat

LAST year I made my way to my first transformational festival, Desert Hearts. That festival and weekend changed the way I view festivals and still impacts my life to this day. During the first night there I was talking among some new friends and they...

Serenity Gathering 2016 – EDM Magazine

Serenity Gathering 2016 – EDM Magazine

Serenity Gathering is an annual Transformational Festival held in Southern California. Centered around the dates of the Spring Equinox, it is an opportunity to celebrate the time where night and day, dark and light, are in perfect balance – representing...

Serenity Gathering 2016 – Your EDM

Serenity Gathering 2016 – Your EDM

Serenity Gathering: a bastion of silliness, sauciness, and pure intentions if there ever was one. We’ve had the pleasure of watching this independent, ‘mom & pop’-style festival grow and find its place in the scene over the last three years; needless...

Serenity Gathering 2016 – Sensible Reason

Serenity Gathering 2016 – Sensible Reason

With ever-changing lineups, workshops, and people, it’s always nice to know something will stay the same throughout the festival circuit. Third Eye Pinecones have been a staple within the community for the past six years. Popping up everywhere...

Serenity Gathering 2016 – Other Music Monster

Serenity Gathering 2016 – Other Music Monster

It’s no secret to the festival community that there has been a huge wave of transformational music festivals taking over the scene. It’s been happening for the past few years. On March 17-20, 2016, the third annual Serenity Gathering took place, making it...