Sat, Aug 26|
Kirtan Fest 2023: East meets West
Everyone knows how much fun it is to sing along with a group of friends. Kirtan Fest provides a venue for you to do just that. Come, experience the mind blowing benefits of mantra meditation and the heart opening emotions of story telling through folk music and ballads, all at one venue.
Time & Location
Aug 26, 2023, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Boalsburg, 197 Boal Estate Dr, Boalsburg, PA 16827, USA
About the event
What is the power of Kirtan? Group chanting or singing, the art of making music together, much like singing in a choir, creates a powerful vibration in the body, affecting a person's mind and spirit. Kirtan reduces stress, anxiety, and depressive symptoms. improves attention, enhancing a positive mood. Kirtan Fest is fun for friends and family. Bring a chair, a blanket, pack a picnic and enjoy the bucolic atmosphere of Boals Masion grounds. Or, pre-order a delicious meal from award winning Webster's Cafe and pick it up at the event. We are happy to announce that Kirtan Fest 2023 is collaborating with Acoustic Brew to offer two concerts for the price of one! Pay for Kirtan fest, get a wristband on site and attend the Acoustic Brew concert that starts immediately after Kirtan Fest ends, for free. Show evidence that you have an Acoustic Brew ticket, and catch the Kirtan Fest event for free. What a wonderful way to end the summer.
Meet your Artists:
Andy Tolin- Central PA musician, Andy Tolins has performed with numerous collaborators for over 30 years. Adding guitar, vocals, bass, Dobro, and mandolin to many groups, including The Screaming Ducks, The Triple A Blues Band, Haystack Lightnin’, The Usual Suspects, Midstate Select, and others.
Triple A Blues Band’s first album, Highwater, earned a Best Unsigned Band award from Billboard Magazine in 2000, for songwriting and musicianship.
Gaura Vani- is a writer, musician, filmmaker and father of three. He has circled the globe many times for the last two decades sharing sacred stories and the timeless art of kirtan, the communal singing and music tradition of Vedic India. Gaura Vani's events are unifying and transporting - a mix of participatory rhythm and song, story and dance. He has traveled in Africa, the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia performing both as a solo artist and with his sacred music ensembles “As Kindred Spirits”, “The Hanumen” and “Juggernauts”.
Free Range- Performing acoustic folk music. Doug Arnold and Tom Vella will be playing.
SGT. Bob- Is a local singer/songwriter and Nashville recording artist who has a unique playlist; predominantly a mix of 70's and 80's light and classic rock spattered with country from all ages with a few moving heartfelt originals in similar style
Sarvatma- Known for his melodious and soulful chants, ranging from ultra-mellow chords to jazzy Latino flare, Sarvatma Das has been immersed in kirtan yoga for more than three decades. His discovery of kirtan began in the early 80’s when he was first introduced to the science of bhakti yoga. Enthralled by this ancient philosophy and tradition, Sarvatma immediately committed himself to a new life mission of sharing kirtan and the bhakti practice with others.
Pre-Order Delicious meals from Webster's Cafe meals here: https://checkout.square.site/merchant/05Q5CBPH78MJ6/checkout/RYHT3EVOPJCAL6QF47VEXBPS
There are four meal options and they will be available for pick up at 1pm at the event.
Andy Tolins 12noon-1pm
Gaura Vani 1pm-2pm
Free Range 2pm-3pm
Gaura Vani 3pm-4pm
Sgt. Bob 4pm-5pm
Sarvatma Das 5pm-6pm
Acoustic Brew Concert begins at 7pm
- Ticket type
Kirtan Fest 2023