Invisible Ocean, a gathering out in Camptonville (outside of Nevada City), is taking place this weekend (September 25th – 26th). “Gathering” refers to the event’s focus on community within the context of music, arts, and food, all out amongst nature (you know, trees and stuff).
This year’s Invisible Ocean 2010 gathering has 26 bands, DJs, nighttime video projections & animations, farm-grown food, camping, art installations and creative projects galore. Last year’s inaugural event in Mendocino was an amazing convergence of art, food, music and neighborhood, and all involved left inspired to continue growing the community born between the musicians, artists, craftspeople, makers and foodies who attended. Â This gathering is designed for a single purpose: to bring together a portion of the West Coast creative scene for a weekend of performance and community building in a way that celebrates and benefits the group as a whole. The emphasis in on participation; whether that be performing, making art, preparing food, offering craft projects, or by simply relaxing and engaging in conversation with those whose paths may not have yet crossed. This gathering is inspired, and with last year as evidence, has proved itself to yield excellent and unforgettable performances.
The musical acts scheduled for this year’s festival include locals Mariee Sioux, Salt Minds, Beatbeat Whisper, Helene Renaut, TV Mike and the Scarecrows and Sea of Bees, and a variety of solid out-of-towners such as Karl Blau.
The festival will take place at Willow Creek Campground, and tickets are $30/day in advance, $35/day at the gate, or $60 for both days. Tickets include camping and dinner each evening. Find out more details about the festival on the Directions & Details section of the Invisible Ocean website.