Now in its third year, Imagine Music Festival has outgrown the beautiful but small venue of Old Fourth Ward Historic Park, and has moved on to the greener pastures (asphalt parking lot) of Atlanta Motor Speedway. Imagine remains one of the few independent music festivals operating at this level, so we are excited to see what creative displays and artistic side-shows they bring this year, in addition to the music.
From what has been announced so far, it is clear that this festival is going way beyond the music to offer an immersive experience for daytime attendees and campers alike. In addition to three stages crammed with local and national headliners, there will be separate areas for learning and entertainment.
Be sure to visit the new Center of Consciousness, which will be hosting teachings on flow arts, meditation, Yoga, Qi Gong, and several other interesting activities like drum circles and henna tattoos. Live painters will be there creating art throughout the weekend, and there will be a central fire which I'm sure will draw in the burner crowd who will be allowed to show off all their flow skills this year as well.
We are really excited to see this festival going beyond pure stage entertainment and including activities that will pull in more of the crowd that attends burns and other non-mainstream events. If you're interested, be sure to check out their wide range of workshops, which span topics like slacklining and mandala creation, and include lots of teachings on shamanic and vedic practices. This festival will go far beyond anything that the Atlanta area has ever seen, and sounds like it is shaping up to be the premiere festival experience of the Southeast, competing against national and international names in both scope and scale.
Tickets are available now, starting at $169 for a 3-day pass, and there are plenty of VIP and RV camping options as well. Unlike the last two years, this event has enormous capacity, so we are very excited to see the Iris Presents family grow this festival into something massive for the Atlanta area, and the music scene at large.