Full Fest Schedule

You’re going to LOVE this lineup …

 All Stages listed below

 

Presentation Tent & Panels

Friday, Aug. 9th

Peace Crane Sunwatcher Invocation

6:00 pmThe 5G Wake-up Call,   Denise Mewborne, Stop 5G Asheville

6:30 pm – Love & Social Permaculture: Re-imaging Home, Career, the World – Dr. Cara Judea Alhadeff and Rob Mies  

7:30 pmNutritional Healing: Listen to Your Body 

8:00 pm – CBD Oil – Nancy Chancy

8:30 pmHoney Creek Pottery

Saturday, Aug. 10th

10:30 am – Storytelling with the Count – Count M’butu

11:00 am – Wake Up America – The Sun is Shining, Dave Freeman – keynote speaker

12:00 pm – Solar Hot Water & Solar Thermal – Randy Flinders, Renewable Energy Southeast

12:30 pm – Off-Grid Solar in the Developing World – Ed Witkin, Steve Thomson, Samantha Childress, Jon Ruth , United Solar Initiative – sponsor  

The Importance of Play in the First 2,000 Days – Buncombe Partnership for Children and Verner Center for Early Learning – sponsor

1:00 pm – Renewable Energy Infrastructure and Policy panel with: Dave “The Green Cowboy Freeman”, keynote speaker; Ben Stockdale, North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association; Steffi Rausch, Citizens’ Climate Lobby; Rocky Buldo, Power2Choose/Enough Technologies – sponsor;  Ned Ryan Doyle, Asheville energy activist  

 2:30 pmCanary Coalition’s NC Legislative Issues – Avram Friedman, Canary Coalition – sponsor

3:00 pm– Asheville/Buncombe’s Blue Horizon’s Project – Sophie Mullinax, Blue Horizon’s Project

3:30 pm – Helping Each Other Reduce Energy Use – Roger Helm, Energy Savers Network  

4:00 pmClimate Change & Justice in NC panel with:  Tom Maycock, North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies, Dr. Liesel Erb, Warren Wilson College; Dr. Anne Richardson, Climate Psychiatry Alliance; Will Heegaard, Footprint Project – sponsor  

 5:30 pm – Coal’s Impact on Communities of the Southeast – Erin Savage, Appalachian Voices, sponsor

6:00 pm – Climate Change Basics – Marcela Moreno and Roger Helm, Climate Reality Project WNC Chapter,  sponsor 

 6:30 pm – Nuclear Energy Cannot Save the Plant and Why – Mary Olson, Nuclear Information Research Service 

7:00 pm – Self-sufficiency and Me:  Bringing Self-Sufficiency into Any Lifestyle, Wi-Buy  

7:30 pm – Green New Deal Explained – Sunrise Movement AVL  

8:00 pm – Origami Mami 

8:30 pm – New Life CBD  

Sunday, Aug. 11th

10:00 am – Ramona Moore Big Eagle  – Native American Stories from Native Elders

10:30 am – Preserving Our Mental Well-being Through Fermentation – Jennifer Eby 

 11:00 am – EV Vehicles – Rudy Beharrysingh, Blue Ridge EV Club 

 11:30 am – Financing Solar – Josh Redmond 

12:00 pm – Seeds of Love: Faith Communities Working on Ecological Healing – Rev. Scott Hardin-Nieri, Creation Care Alliance  

12:30 pm – Clean Path 2025 – Kim Porter, NC WARN

1:00 pmGreen Jobs Panel with:  John Esson, Environmental Careers Center; Montana Bush, Alternative Energy Southeast; Chelsa Barnes, Appalachian Voices – sponsor  

2:30 pm – Spiritual Ecology: Singing to the Plant People, Tom Blue Wolf, Earthkeepers – sponsor

3:00 pm – Deploying Solar + Storage to Climate Emergencies: Lessons from the Field – Will Heegaard and Lee Feliciano, Footprint Project and Rent Solar – sponsor  

3:30 pm – Non-profit & Municipal Strategies for Installing Solar Systems – Jeff Deal, AIRE Appalachian Institute for Renewable Energy

4:00 pm – Healing Tonic – David Rosenthal, Pure Fire Foods 

The 5G Wake-up Call,   Denise Mewborne, Stop 5G Asheville



Workshop Tent

Friday, Aug. 9th

Peace Crane Sunwatcher Invocation

6:00 pm – Israeli Folk Dancing – Gladheart Farms – sponsor 

7:00 pm – Black Soldier Fly Composting – Danny Keaton, Danny’s Dumpsters – sponsor  

8:00 pm – Your Solar Questions Answered – David Del Vecchio – Solar Expo 

8:00 pmRobert Eidus, Workshop

Saturday, Aug. 10th

10:30 am – Aquaponics – Robert Rodriguez, Mountain View Farms  

11:30 am – Goatherding – Megan Naylor, Wild Mountain Farm  

12:30 pm – Community Empowerment & Food Resiliency – Tatiano Auturo, Bounty & Soul  

 1:30 pm – Biochar – Dan Hettinger, Living Web Farms 

 2:30 pm – Goods from the Woods: Profits from the Understory – Roger Lenhardt, Norm’s Farms – sponsor 

2:30 pmWarren Wilson Farm and Recycling Center Tour  

4:30 pm – Regenerative Agriculture – Frank Holzman, Recovery Eco-Agriculture Project  

 5:30 pm – Beekeeping 101 – Becky Johnson, Kiss My Beehive

6:30 pm – Songwriters Workshop – NC Songsmiths Collective 

8:00 pm – Renewable Energy Systems on a Farm – Richard Freudenberger, Living Web Farms  

Sunday, Aug. 11th

10:00 amTama and Ananda

10:30 am  – Green River Botanicals

10:30 am – Power & Light from the Sun 101 – Ed Witkin – United Solar Initiative, sponsor  

11:00 amShanti Elixers  

11:30 am – Toning Energy Chakras – Janet Gillette

11:30 am – Empower Yourself: Edison (Nickel-Iron) Battery Refurbishing and Benefits – Keenan Phillips, KS Phillips Contracting – sponsor  

12:30 pmClean Green Solar Machine – Lyle Ciardi – sponsor  

12:30 pm – Herbs – Folk Apothic  

1:00 pm – Power2Choose Your Personal Energy Security – Rocky Buldo, Power2Choose/Enough Technologies  

1:30 pm – Arts and Activism – Community Roots  

2:30 pmStop 5G Asheville panel – Cole Simonson, EMR Remediation: Dr. Patricia Jordon; Diana Schultz, Green and Healthy Homes; Ruth Amanda, WideAtHeart.com; Denise Mewborne, Stop5GAsheville  

3:30 pmMaria Sangria – Using Sacred Circles for Conflict Resolution



Dance Tent

Friday, Aug. 9th

Peace Crane Sunwatcher Invocation

4:00 pm – Yoga – Christina Law, Yoga and Wellness of Blue Ridge 

6:00 pm – Contra Dance –Nic Coker and Boom Chuck

7:30 pm – Zydeco Dance Instruction, Deborah Swansom  

8:30 pmBayou Diesel  

10:00 pmThe Atlanta Seven  

Saturday, Aug. 10th

9:00 am – Yoga – Christina Law, Yoga and Wellness of Blue Ridge

10:00 am – Tai Chi – Cate Morrill 

12:00 pm – Singing Workshop:  Elise Witt and Glorious Chorus  

1:30 pmRosin Sisters 

3:30 pm – Hooping with Melanie, Asheville Hoops  

4:30 pmAviva and the Flying Penguins

7:00 pmJess Goggans Band  

8:30 pmMayhayley’s Grave 

Sunday, Aug. 11th

9:00 am – Yoga – Christina Law, Yoga and Wellness of Blue Ridge

10:00 amBreathing – Tama  

12:30 pmBiko & Aruana  

2:00 pmThe Masarie Gang  

3:30pmBelly Dance – Lacy Maselle  

4:30 pmPhuncle Sam



Elderberry Jam Stage

Friday, Aug. 9th

5:00 pmPeace Crane Sunwatcher Invocation

5:00 pmBeats in the Bones

6:00 pmQuickChester

7:00 pmJoseph Herbst

8:00 pmHughes Taylor

10:00 pmL.A. Fernandez and Shady Neighbor

Saturday, Aug. 10th

10:00 amNC Songsmiths Collective Showcase

1:00 pmRick Denzien 

2:00 pm – Hannah Sage

3:00 pmJanet Gillette 

4:00 pmStephie Rae

5:00 pmThe Foothill Brothers

6:00 pmDavid D’Angelo

7:00 pmSugar Kayne 

8:00 pmGareth Asher

9:00 pmLaura Thurston

Sunday, Aug. 11th

12:00  pmNoah Barefoot and the Botanicals

1:00 pmNC Songsmiths Collective

2:00 pmKare Strong   

3:00 pm – Pepper and Divine

4:00 pmLillie Kolman 



Main Stage

Friday, Aug. 9th

Headline Act:  Jeff Mosier – 9:30 pm

6:30 pmJeff Sipe & Kaizen

8:00 pmDonna Hopkins Band

9:30 pm – Headline Act:  Jeff Mosier

Saturday, Aug. 10th

Headline Act: Rising Appalachia – 9:30 pm

12:00 pmTaylor Martin

2:00 pmSol y Canto 

4:00 pmNatural Rhythms:  Elise Witt, Terry Garthwite, Becky Reardon with special guest Rachel Schlafer Parton  

6:00 pm Josh Phillips

8:00 pmOur Outlaw Outfits

9:30 pmRising Appalachia

Sunday, Aug. 11th

Headline Act:  Sol Driven Train – 4 pm

12:30 pmNatti Lovejoys

2:00 pmStrung Like a Horse 

4:00 pmSol Driven Train



KIDS GRID

FRIDAY:

5:30 -8:00 pm –  Face Painting  –  Katy Jo Schroer
8:00pm/Dark-  Inflatable Planetarium  –  Terry & Gene Dolan

SATURDAY: 

10:00am   –   Blythe Brown Kid’s Yoga   link to for each time
11:00 am-5:00 pm – Adventure Play  –  Asheville Adventure Play 
1:00-4:00 pm – Face Painting  –  Katy Jo Schroer
2:00 pm – “The Importance Of PLAY In The First 2,000 Days” Presentation  –  Verner Center for Early Learning
4:00 pm –  Georgia Lynn & Carrie’s Song Circle for Children  – Georgia Lynn Burklow & Carrie Lynne Hill
4:30 pm –  Magic Forest Animal-Roleplay (& Other Games) for All Ages –  Growing Wild Forest School
5:00 pm  –  “Street Creature’s Natural History Parade” –   Street Creature and Puppet Club Collective of Asheville  (a MUST-see for Children AND Adults!)
“A very short version of a very brief history of right here where you are standing”
8:00 pm/Dark  – Inflatable Planetarium – Terry and Gene Dolan

SUNDAY:

11:00 am –  Magic Forest Animal-Roleplay (& Other Games) for All Ages –  Growing Wild Forest School
11:30 am   – “Nature Connection In Our Daily Lives”  For All ages  – Kathryn Long of Growing Wild Forest School
12:30- 1:00 pm –  “Sol Fun: Hands-On Solar Power Play for Kids of All Ages”  –  Ed Witkin

12:30-3:00 pm  –  Face Painting – Katy Jo Schroer



SOLAR EXPO

Friday, Aug. 9th  

SunWatcher Peace Crane Invocation

6:00 pm – E-Bikes – Ryan Gillespie, Sol-Mobil

8:00 pm – Your Solar Questions Answered – David Del Vecchio   workshop tent


Saturday, Aug. 10th

11:00 am – Keynote Speaker: Dave Freeman – Wake Up America – The Sun is Shining –  Presentation Tent

1:00 pm –  Renewable Energy Policy and Infrastructure panel – Presentation Tent

12:00 pm – Solar Hot Water and Solar Thermal – Randy Flinders, Renewable Energy Southeast, presentation tent

12:30 pm – Off-Grid Solar in the Developing World – Ed Witkin, Steve Thomson, Samantha Childress, Jon Ruth , United Solar Initiative – sponsor, presentation tent

1:00 pm – Renewable Energy Infrastructure and Policy panel with: Dave “The Green Cowboy Freeman”, keynote speaker; Ben Stockdale, North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association; Steffi Rausch, Citizens’ Climate Lobby; Rocky Buldo, Power2Choose/Enough Technologies – sponsor;  Ned Ryan Doyle, Asheville energy activist; Jim Warren, NC WARN,  Presentation Tent

1:00 pmRick Denzien, “The Zero Emmissions Musician”, Elderberry Jam Stage

2:30 pm – Canary Coalition’s NC Legislative Issues – Avram Friedman, Canary Coalition – sponsor, Presentation Tent

3:00 pm – Asheville/Buncombe’s Blue Horizon’s Project – Sophie Mullinax, Blue Horizon’s Project  , presentation tent

3:30 pm – Helping Each Other Reduce Energy Use – Roger Helm, Energy Savers Network , presentation tent

4:00 pmClimate Change & Justice in NC panel with:  Tom Maycock, North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies, Dr. Liesel Erb, Warren Wilson College; Dr. Anne Richardson, Climate Psychiatry Alliance; Will Heegaard, Footprint Project – sponsor

5:30 pm – Coal’s Impact on Communities of the Southeast – Erin Savage, Appalachian Voices, sponsor

6:00 pm – Climate Reality Project , WNC Chapter – Sponsor

8:00 pm  – Renewable Energy Systems on a Farm – Richard Freudenberger, Living Web Farms  , workshop tent


Sunday, Aug. 11th

10:30 am – Power & Light from the Sun 101 – Ed Witkin – United Solar Initiative, sponsor, Solar Expo

11:00 am – EV Vehicles – Rudy Beharrysingh, Blue Ridge EV Club  , presentation tent

11:30 am – Empower Yourself: Edison (Nickel-Iron) Battery Refurbishing and Benefits – Keenan Phillips, KS Phillips Contracting – sponsor, Solar Expo

11:30 am – Financing Solar – Josh Redmond, presentation tent

12:30 pmClean Green Solar Machine – Lyle Ciardi – sponsor The Perfect Off Grid Battery Storage Solution, Solar Expo

12:30 pm – Clean Path 2025 – Kim Porter, NC WARN, presentation tent

1:00 pm – Power2Choose Your Personal Energy Security – Rocky Buldo, Power2Choose/Enough Technologies   Solar Expo

1:00 pmGreen Jobs Panel with:  John Esson, Environmental Careers Center; Montana Bush, Alternative Energy Southeast , sponsor; Chelsa Barnes, Appalachian Voices – sponsor, presentation tent

3:00 pm – Deploying Solar + Storage to Climate Emergencies: Lessons from the Field – Will Heegaard and Lee Feliciano, Footprint Project and Rent Solar – sponsor, presentation tent

3:30 pm -Non-profit and Municipal Strategies for Installing Solar System – Jeff Deal, AIRE (Appalachain Institute for Renewable Energy), Presentation tent


Participating Businesses

Special thanks to our solar sponsors for powering up the festival.

Tree Sound Studio, sponsor

United Solar Initiative, sponsor

Sundance, sponsor

Power2Choose/Enough Technologies, sponsor

SolFarm, sponsor

Sunny Box Solar, sponsor

Footprint Project/Rent Solar, sponsor  

KS Phillips Contracting, sponsor

Triple Aught Design and Build , sponsor

Clean Green Solar Machine , sponsor  

Preserve Resources – sponsor

Carrborro Solar Works, LLC, sponsor

Alternative Energy Southeast, sponsor   

Heartwood Community, sponsor

Rick Denzien, “The Zero Emmissions Musician” 

Wi-Buy Energy

Palmetto State Solar, NC Branch

Creative Solar

Renewable Energy Southeast

Living Web Farms

David Delvecchio

AIRE – Appalachian Institute for Renewable Energy

MB Haynes Corporation, Asheville

EcoEthic Solar, LLC.