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Summer Solstice Gathering

The wheel of the year continually turns and is marked by the solstices and equinoxes, the quarterly turning points that orient us to the cycle of the seasons and bring us into alignment with the sacred processes of nature and time. The Summer Solstice has been celebrated for thousands of years in the Northern Hemisphere and occurs on June 21st this year. The sun will be at its highest zenith in the sky and it will be the longest day of the year.

We will be gathering to celebrate with world music, ceremony, delicious libations and most importantly a beloved community!

Collaborators For The Night

*AshEL SeaSunZ is a creative and a healer. He is a TEDx speaker, founder of the music/art collective, Earth Amplified, and a vocalist with West African/West Oakland band Dogon Lights. is his critically acclaimed rideshare webisode. Currently, AshEL is bringing a unique perspective to the spiritual world music scene with a background in hip hop and his own touch on traditional and modern fusion of instruments and style. His new project, Soulestial Chvrch is inspired by the transformative power of plants and self-realization.

*Thieves of the Sun are a collective of musicians who get together to create musical journeys custom tailored to the sonic environment they find themselves in. Think Burning Man Psychadelic Improv meets Ecstatic Dance meets Sound Healing and Ethno-World Tribal Fusion.

Anchored by multi-instrumentalists Nate Levin and Kenny Botelho, Thieves of the Sun are a larger improvisor collective perfect for tea house background music, yoga class improv flows, sound healing, ecstatic dance, and any other environment requiring music that reflects the energy of it's audience. They perform on a mix of classical, world, and electronic musical instruments including the Hang drum, Handsonic, Djembe, Didgeridoo, Hardwood Drum, Sound Bowl, Double Bass, Guitar, Native American Flute, and Ableton Push.

*Graham Patzner is a multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and leader of Bay Area Indie rock band Whiskerman. Powerful songs, emotional and energetic live shows and a signature soulful voice have made Patzner a staple in the SF Bay Area music scene. After making 4 albums with Whiskerman he has recently released a solo record, "Ballads". Patzner has opened for notable acts such as Jesca Hoop and Jon Batiste and worked with producers Tony Berg and Jeff Saltzman.

*Rowan Cutler is the Tarot reader for The Center SF. Schooled in the mystic traditions, his Tarot style is Transpersonal+ Buddhist + Jungian.

Invite friends and get your tickets in advance, as it will sell out quickly!
Early Bird $20 (before June 1) // Late Bird $30 - RSVP HERE