The seventh annual Emrg+N+See Festival will bring fresh sounds out of the underground and into the forest July 16-19, 2010 for an outdoor celebration of the creative community in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Four days of music, dancing, art and freedom of self-expression await those who venture out to Emrg+N+See, one of Oregon’s premier cultural experiences.
Yet again the festival proves itself as a tastemaker in the West Coast arts scene with a lineup that pushes boundaries and eschews the usual headliners heard every other weekend at every other party. Emrg+N+See favors up-and-coming, left field artists who offer a diverse range of live music from dub-influenced psychedelic electronica and hip hop-based IDM to dubstep, glitch hop, experimental beat music and other types of future sound.
Lineup includes: Slugabed, Mala, March Fourth Marching Band, Sean Hayes, Funginears, Free the Robots, Vibesquad, Eprom, MartyParty, Hovatron, Emrg+N+See Orchestra, Mux Mool, Nasty Nasty, Teebs, Shlohmo, Baths, Bass Science and dozens more electronic and live music artists who are shaping the evolution of sound with their bold creative endeavors.
Music is just one facet of this festival that also provides grounds for creative expression in the visual realm, including live painters, theatrical performances, art installations and stunning light displays. More of a participatory event than a stand-and-watch show, Emrg+N+See also offers workshops to engage its guests with activities such as laughter meditation, fundamentals of pop-and-lock dancing, bass yoga, stilt walking, fire spinning and more.
Emrg+N+See takes place about an hour south of Portland, Oregon at Miller Brothers Ranch in the hills east of Salem. Nestled in a lush canyon, the setting for the weekend includes soft meadowlands, old-growth evergreens, ancient oaks, a swimming pond and a clear stream meandering through the length of the venue, with easy access provided to the shady camping on the grass nearby.
Vendors will be on hand with food and drink as well as unique goods from independent artists including tooth bling, skin food, booty capes, feather earrings, fair-trade Peruvian textiles and much more. Emrg+N+See is an all-ages event and families are welcome to come and enjoy a special play area and free admission for children under 15. Individual camping is included in the ticket price ($140 presale), with additional fees for cars, RV parking and VIP passes.