2010-05-20 / Church News

Unity Music Festival To Be Held

The Unity Music Festival will return this year to the Farm of Peace in Warfordsburg with three days of music, camping, community and unity scheduled for June 11 through June 13.

According to event organizers, tentative plans for the annual festival include 15 musical acts, workshops, a kid’s village, emerging songwriter’s stage and the newest feature this year, a community contra dance on Friday evening.

“The Unity Music Festival was founded to promote peace, hope and acceptance through great music, great surroundings and tantalizing natural foods, while creating an atmosphere of acceptance and harmony. Campfire jams are a natural fit to help us create an annual event that brings people back to meet up with old friends,” said Camela Widad Kraemer, founder of the festival.

The weekend will showcase local, regional and national artists on the main stage and a second stage. The festival will include sacred music in the mornings at 10 a.m., a guitar skills workshop, a managing everyday conflict workshop as well as extensive activities for children.

Some artists participat- ing in the Unity Music Festival this year are Elikeh from D.C., Cello Fury (formerly Cello Fourte) of Pittsburgh, award-winning singer-songwriter Bob Sima from Maryland, and Beaucoup Blue, father son roots music from Philadelphia. Festival attendees are encouraged to bring their instruments for the workshop or for campfire jams.

Camping areas will accommodate families as well as those without. Tickets can be purchased to include camping. Parking is free, but the festival cannot accept RV camping at this time.

The Unity Music Festival gates open at 3 p.m. on Friday, June 11 and tickets are on sale online. For more information about camping and the schedule of events, visit the festival Web site at www.Unity-Music-Festival. com.

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