Hot Tunes and Cool Swimming Won at Enchanted ForestArticle by: Laura Mason|@masonlazarus
Wed August 03, 2016 | 00:00 AM
The mystical forests of Black Oak Ranch in Mendocino County, Northern California played host to Enchanted Forest Gathering this past weekend as thousands turned out to see Shpongle, Clozee, Thriftworks, PANTYRAID, Soohan, KRNE, The Polish Ambassador, Autograf, Ayla Nereo and more. Stunningly colorful production design and an emphasis on guest comfort blended smoothly as the family-friendly fest was alcohol-free, hosted an on-site medical cannabis dispensary and encouraged healthy self-expression.
The Mighty Oak main stage and the wet and wild River Stage featured beautifully constructed etched-wood stages, adorned with fresh greenery, flowers, crystals and vibrant colors. Velvet curtains and Greek-style columns dressed up the Live Lounge, and each stage included shade structures to watch the show, foam dance floors, and lounge areas.
Opening its arms to lovers of music, healthy and holistic living, conscious movement, performance art, nature, multi-generational community and self-actualization, the festival stayed true to its mission and balanced the “sacred, sexy, silly and saucy” elements of life.