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The ARISE Music Festival, Aug. 8-10 at the Sunrise Ranch in Loveland, Colorado, hosts Galactic with Chali 2na and Lyrics Born, Grateful Grass featuring Keller Williams, Bill Nershi and Reid Mathis, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Groundation, Tribal Seeds and Quixotic.

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Besides the concerts taking place on four stages, there will be full-day yoga classes, an improvisation space for attendees and themed camps.

For more information, visit http://arisefestival.com.

Stanley Jordan and Melvin Seals & JGB will headline the Wild Wild West Fest, April 25-27 at Harmony Health Ranch at TerraSante Community in Tucson, Arizona.

The lineup includes The Magic Beans, The Missing Parts, The Christopher Robins Band, 8 Minutes to Burn and Tesoro.

There will also be sustainability and consciousness workshops, yoga sessions, tours and service projects.

For more information, visit http://www.azwildwildwestfest.com.

The Rootwire Transformational Arts Festival, July 17-20 at Sunshine Daydream Memorial Park in Terra Alta, West Virginia, has announced an initial lineup that includes Shpongle, two sets from Beats Antique, Conspirator, EOTO,Zilla, Kilowatts, VibeSquad, Jamie Janover&Resunator, Dirtwire (featuring David Satori of Beats Antique), Kaminanda, Cosby Sweater, Dixon’s Violin, Tropidelic, Love & Light and Manitoa.

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/rootwirefestival.

In addition to those events these fests return in 2014.

It may go under a new name but it’s still your chance to spend another Memorial Day Weekend with Ekoostik Hookah.

The Ville Music Festival, formerly known as Hookahville, takes place May 23-25 at Clay’s Park Resort in Lawrence, Ohio.

The veteran jambandwill play all three days and will be joined by John Mullins, Tropidelic, Blue Moon Soup, Jones For Revival,Fletcher’s Grove, Dead Ahead, and The Subterranean House Band.

For more information, visit http://thevillefestival.com.

After a five-year hiatus Philadelphia’s Jam On the River will return to Penn’s Landing on May 25 with a jamtronica-heavy lineup including Lotus, GRiZ, Papadosio, Conspirator, Zoogma and Grimace Federation.

For tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com or call 800-745-3000.

For more information on the event, visit http://jamontheriver.com

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