Electric Forest Festival is now LIVE on StreetShimon.com, where you can begin completing marketing actions to earn your ticket to the event. PLUS you can earn official merch and sweet stuff live stage viewing, VIP, and MORE! Get started before the artist announcement - it’s going to knock your sox off!!
Jam Cruise - Words Can Not Say
There is something that happens on that boat that does not happen anywhere else. The music, the activities, and the people all come together to make the best party ever created, and each new year tops the last. It may even be utopia. Forget the money, just go. You will be pleased. Like Jam Cruise on facebook to get pics and vids form this year’s cruise.
Mayan Holidaze in Mexico was a celebration of the End of the Mayan Calendar, set in Tulum Mexico near the famous Tulum Mayan Ruins. The celebration featured sets by Umphrey’s McGee, The Disco Biscuits, and STS9 on the sandy Tulum beach. The new sun that rose on the 21st was heralded by a local baroque guitar artist, and as the new rays pierced the grey dawn, every face was smiling. Sound dramatic? Well, it was.
A few words on the Mayan Calendar:
The new meaning to the world we live in - according to the ancient Maya. We have come a long way since the Mayan Calendar was first created on August 11, 3114 BC. The creators of this incredibly accurate time clock had everything right that has come to pass so far, so now what, now that their calendar has come to an end? According to the Maya, this is not an end but a beginning to a new era of the 5th sun, and with it will come thousands of years that may be known later as the era of destruction, with world wars, poverty, and great depressions. Not exactly what we wanted to hear, right? Well, at the end of this era of destruction will come the era of enlightenment, which is worth it all - if we humans can learn to live in peace with each other and nature, then we see the light at the end of the tunnel! Just wish we could actually live to be there, but at least our children’s children’s children’s children’s children’s children will.
Ever wonder how you can connect music, sustainability, travel, and service? Check out Positive Legacy!
Positive Legacy has found a way to integrate music and service to benefit people and the environment. They transcend cultural boundaries by learning about the needs and aspirations of the communities they visit during events like Jam Cruise and Mayan Holidaze and create service activities for the fans, musicians, and local community members to participate in together.
Give ‘em a Follow on Twitter to keep up to date on Positive Legacy happenings: Check out @PosLegacy
Watch the video to learn more and check out their website! http://positivelegacy.com/
Our Summer Shimtern, Meg, tells it straight - WET Electric Forest After Party shook the summer:
This summer has been a wild and crazy ride, and it’s hard for me to choose one specific favorite memory. Thinking back, I’d have to pick the Electric Forest After Party featuring White Noise, Two Fresh, and the two crazy guys who make some of my favorite music of the moment, Cherub. From setting up the event earlier in the day, to having everyone arrive and enjoy the music late into the night, it was unforgettable. The party was a combination of great vibes from the crowd of 150 plus fans, my fellow Shimterns and staff celebrating a successful festival, and the music as the soundtrack to it all. Two staple drummers from Electric Forest, Jason Hann from SCI and Jeremy Salkan from Big Gigantic, brought their unique touch to the Cherub DJ set, making the evening that much more memorable. Next year, WET has a lot to live up to because this year’s party has set the bar high!
Two killer bands have teamed up to give you one sick show! Rubblebucket and Reptar tour has happened upon us. Live in Denver, LA, or Minneapolis areas? Get on their StreetShimon Street Team and earn a ticket to the show!
As the Summer Festival Season comes to a close and our Summer Shimterns leave us with their pockets full knowledge and festival finesse, we asked them share a piece of their journey with us.
We have the pleasure of sharing Katrina’s story with you today, if you need us we’ll be hiding under our teary-eyes under our desks for a moment.
This summer was an experience you cannot get many other places. The shimterns and I became really close in just a short period of time. While on the road or in the office, we became friends and got to enjoy an amazing opportunity to work in the music industry together. There were so many moments throughout the summer that cannot go unnoticed. From all of the states we traveled through together and the world-class music we got to enjoy at every festival. We were living the dream doing what we love and learning so much along the way. With this aside, my favorite moment of this past summer wasn’t being front row at Phish or even the casual beer after a day in the office, it was closer to the end of our adventure.
The last night of All Good truly stands out to me as a satisfying and celebratory moment for the shimterns together. We were at the staff party on Monday night after the madness had calmed and clean vibes left the fields of All Good spotless. We decided that when all of us had arrived at the party we would make a toast with some champagne to this summer. We were lucky enough to catch some Shimon staff (Kylie, Jess, and Kerry) at the party to join in on the toast. This was awesome because they are the people that make it happen and also taught us and supervised us along the way.
The toast was nice with a mix of genuine feelings and of course some comedic relief from the jokesters in the group. It ended a new chapter for my friends and I as we began to look forward to our “real world” and take in everything we had gained from working with Shimon Presents. This moment was satisfying and real which is why I enjoyed it so much. We truly became a family. Kylie poured some champagne out for Gabriella who could not make it to All Good, but we always kept her in mind.
What an amazing experience. Some of us cried from being overwhelmed and I know all of us laughed until we cried. Overall I couldn’t have asked for a better summer or a better group of people to spend it with! Thanks everyone, you rock!
The gang post toast - complete with demon eyes.
Become a CounterPoint Volunteer!
Do you want to be a part of the first ever CounterPoint Festival? Here’s your chance! We are looking for a few good volunteers to trade some hard work for an experience you will never forget. If you’re responsible, friendly, and willing to be a team player, joining the Work Exchange Team (WET) is for you!
All volunteers are required to work up to 16 hours (pre-show & post show shifts are available). There is a $15 nonrefundable processing fee to apply. Once you are accepted, a $200 deposit is required to secure your spot (and to ensure you show up to work!). The entire deposit is completely refundable upon completion of your assigned work - you get a FREE ticket to the event by working! Some potential departments you will be working in are: Tollbooths, Clean up, Décor, Artist Hospitality, VIP, Info Team and more!
In addition to your festival pass, you will receive a t-shirt and camping at CounterPoint. Spots are filled on a first-come-first-serve basis, so don’t delay and sign up today!
Sign Up Now at www.workexchangeteam.com/counterpoint
CounterPoint is a new music and arts festival is coming this September 27th 28th and 29th to a beautiful 350 acre river front property along the Chattahooche River.
CounterPoint is the cure for the common festival. Located just 30 minutes from Atlanta, GA. Brought to you by the producers of Lollapalooza, ACL Fest, Camp Bisco, Lights All Night and others, CounterPoint will put the hottest names in electronic and dance music on multiple stages in the amazing natural beauty that once hosted 2007’s The Echo Project. Attendees will camp on 350 acres of scenic Chattahoochee riverfront property and enjoy stellar music, an arts village, extreme sports demonstrations, the best in local brews and food, a food truck compound, and so much more.
Bassnectar • Skrillex • Pretty Lights • AVICII • Steve Angello • M83 • Excision • Laidback Luke • Alesso • Crystal Castles • Big Boi • Zeds Dead • Big Gigantic • Big Gigantic • Ghostland Observatory • A-Trak • Atmosphere • Feed Me
Porter Robinson • LOTUS • Toro Y Moi • MiM0SA • Washed Out • Zedd • R3HAB
• Theophilus London • Reptar • 12th Planet • Beats Antique • Conspirator • Emancipator • Polica • Alvin Risk • Savoy • Adventure Club • Paper Diamond and more!
CounterPoint Music Festival is about to hit Atlanta, and we know you can’t miss it!
Can’t spare the cash for the ticket? Would you rather be and be part of the crew that makes CounterPoint HAPPEN? Work Exchange Team (WET) for CounterPoint and become a part of one of Atlanta’s biggest music events this year!
There is a $15 nonrefundable processing fee to apply. Once you are accepted, a $200 deposit (the day-of-show ticket price plus a $25 cancellation fee) is required to secure your spot (and to ensure you show up to work!). The entire deposit is completely refundable upon completion of your assigned work - you get a FREE ticket to the event by working!
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