Festivals Music News

Interactive Area News: Lightning in a Bottle 2015

With Lightning in a Bottle Right around the corner, they have searched high and low to offer interactive experiences that will open your eyes to the entire universe of play, laughter, performance and moments of connection. From immersive environments to roving interactive stations and pop-up environments, be sure to take some time to stop in and drop into an entirely different world that will make your LIB experience unforgettable. This year, we are offering two incredible options for sit-down dinners.


Dinner at Amori’s

Friday thru Sunday Amori’s is proud to present “Dinner at Amori’s” an intimate sit down Family-Style Italian Dinner with a delectable menu created by Chef Brian Vaccarella of the Gypsy Kitchen and Anything for Food. Join us for a delicious meal with live music, dancing and of course the Mayor of Love himself.  Nightly dinners from 7pm – 9pm.
Tickets available HERE

Lightning in a Plate

Friday through Sunday, join Giggle Juice Cafe at their “Lightning in a Plate” an immersive dining experience, where dining is a bustling, boisterous celebration of food.  Meals are shared, eaten and still considered a ceremony of nature, hard work, and treasured bonds with others, linking the importance of organic growing methods, sustainable living practices and environmental awareness and sensibility.
The guests will be transported on an unforgettable journey through a curated, bohemian six-course menu by Captain and Doctor Giggle, performed over an elevated rooftop that offers unobstructed views of the Festival. One long sharing table–exquisitely dressed by designer-ceramist from Brooklyn, Nicole Pilar--will be open for reservation for two sittings only: 6pm and 8pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday !
Tickets available HERE


CB_sunfaceCalifornia Baby will be launching a brand new California Kids line at the festival and can’t wait to share it with you! Come test and try all of California Baby’s lotions and potions. There will be crafting for the kids, and a refresh station for mom and dad. Learn baby and kids massage techniques and aromatherapy blending with Jessica, California Baby founder. At night, kids can get ready for bed with calming aromatherapy products and story time. Visit Camp California Baby & Kids for a dollop of sunscreen, and look for biodegradable shampoo in the shower area. California Baby loves supporting families and can’t wait to meet yours!Visit the California Baby Website HERE to shop and learn more about the company!


The Grand Artique returns for another year of unforgettable good times at Lightning in a Bottle 2015, bringing our infrastructure of barter and trade, performance art installations and live music acts of all kinds! We invite you to take a step back in time, relax under the oak trees, make a trade with the Boss, get a room at the Hotel and remember anything goes in Frontierville so expect the unexpected! Don’t forget to dig through your treasures and bring something to trade!!Thursday night The Grand Artique stage kicks off at 6pm!!Don’t miss!  W.C. Thornbush and The Great American Show brought to you by the cast and characters of Frontierville, show times are Thursday 12-1am and Saturday 5:30-6:30pm

LATE NIGHTS at The Grand Artique

We have been given special permission to keep the party going after the other stages have stopped…with a lineup to keep you going all night long Feat Vokab Kompany, Diablo Dimes, Solovox, LowVolts, Brother Grand, ForkRoot, The Herbert Bail Orchestra and a secret late late night stage for when it really gets interesting….

Frontierville presents SUNDAY REVIVAL

Feeling a little worn out on Sunday morning don’t fret come join in on the revelry! Musical guests Lou E. Bagels, Henry Pope and CARLO along with the cast and characters of the Grand Artique will take you on a spiritual journey …Skinny DeVille’s Bar opens at 10am!!


Vokab Kompany

Vokab_Kompany2Vokab Kompany are two MC/singers from San Diego, backed by their 4 piece band of awesome. Their live show combines multiple synths/keys with bass, drums and guitar to create a sound that doesn’t quite adhere to a specific genre, but seems to fit the bill with several. Alternative Hip-Hop, Rhythmic Soul and Electro Funk are just to name a few. Vokab has been hitting the festival scene hard the last couple years playing Electric Forest, The Bounce, LIB, Shambhala, Coachella on The Do Lab stage and many more to date. As of recent they have been touring with Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe and will be joining them this year at Jazz Fest! Their music has also been featured on a number of commercials and movies most notably on the Blake Griffin Kia spot and on the Southern Comfort fiery pepper release. This year at LIB they will be hitting the stage Sat night at 3am joined by Karl Denson’s trumpet player Chris Littlefield!


HannahEchoing the sounds of the Nordic coast and urban dance halls, cinematic sonic bass producer/violinist/vocalist HANNAH blends folk songs and improvised instrumental/vocal music with cutting edge electronic sounds, counting Massive Attack, Phaeleh, Trentemøller, and Ólafur Arnalds as influences in crafting her sound. The resulting sonic palate takes listeners on “a kind of mystical journey” (PopMatters), whose destination is a crossroads between classical and contemporary, organic and man-made, familiar and mysterious. HANNAH has shared the stage with numerous musical giants (The Rolling Stones, Kanye West, Bassnectar, MOBY, The National, EOTO) and appears on releases by Irma Thomas (Simply Grand), Beats Antique, Random Rab, An-Ten-Nae, among others. You can catch her Friday night at 11:45pm on The Grand Artique stage!

The Fungineers

TheFungineersThe Fungineers are a psychedelic hip-hop kids show for adults. Amazing puppets and over the top costumed characters perform an energetic and awe inspiring mix of theatrical musical numbers, purple unicorn beat boxing madness, interactive improv and and crowd hyping dance parties. It’s a full sensory adventure that is silly, sexy and surreal. They are led by Paragon the Cyber-Unicorn-Tron, part robot-monkey, part unicorn, all beat boxing DJ. His musical menagerie includes MC’s Lil Dino, Doctah Aqua-Sock-ta-Puss, Flavatar, Plush Groovy Plaidapuss and an always-expanding cast of Fun friends and guests galewore! Bringing creativity and Fun to the forefront of the festival community! At LIB you can expect The Fungineers to occupy an uncommon realm of interactive entertainment, a magic story time dance party where colorful characters explore playtime possibilities with world-class puppets musicians and vocalists. They will be playing Sunday evening at 8:15pm-9:30pm…don’t miss it!!

Moondog Matinee

MoondogMoondog Matinee out of Reno, NV is a hard-living, hard-working, rock & roll band with a heavy blues influence that recognizes the beauty of an unforgettable live performance. In 2013 they were selected to perform at the Life is Beautiful Music Festival in Las Vegas, NV, as well as being selected as Red Bull Sound Select Artists. They have performed alongside the likes of Deer Tick, Girls, Broken Social Scene, and Unknown Mortal Orchestra. You can expect two energetic performances from them at LIB first oneThursday night from 9-10pm and number two Friday night 9:30-10:30pm!


CelloJoe plays through a loop pedal and produces intricate tapestries of harmony, melody, and rhythm. His beatboxing and funky cello grooves form a rich soundscape for intelligent lyrics and his music spreads love, joy, laughter and conscious vibrations. It’s Classical Hip Hop. Bikerophone is a mobile, bicycle pedal powered sound system that the audience powers. Freestyle cyphers with Narayan from Zion and members of the audience! If you see it, run and participate! It may not be there later…


Wheel of Fortune is an interactive divination tool created by Anne Staveley & Jill Sutherland of Livinlargephoto. A circular installation of salvaged doors which reveal a multiple exposure photograph of wildly unique depictions of the Tarot’s Major Arcana archetypes. Inside is a beautiful parlor with gazebo and seating with steps that invite curious visitors up to spin a bullet ridden barrel lantern that casts beads of light throughout the space. Crowned by a fire chandelier. Come for revelry and a reading!