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10/11/2016 03:55 pm ET

Miss The '60s Counterculture? You Can Find It Roaming Free At Joshua Tree Music Festival

Peace and love. Peace and love.
The Positive Vibration Station was a designated space for chakra balancing, sonic explorations, Khi Cong, music and more.
Kira Brekke
The Positive Vibration Station was a designated space for chakra balancing, sonic explorations, Khi Cong, music and more.

Walking the grounds of Joshua Tree Music Festival this past weekend, it felt like time machines exist and you were back in the 1960s Haight-Ashbury.

It’s not just the festival’s hippie fashion ― which fell right in line with Joshua Tree itself ― that creates this oasis. It’s the vibes. The goooood vibes, man. Over the weekend, as thousands of people sat within the festival’s dusty grounds listening to music, practicing yoga, channeling chakras, drinking beer and hanging out, the openness of the festival is what’s most notable. People smile at one another just to wish their peers well. Shoes (and showers) are most certainly optional. Hugs last minutes. People actually talk to each another ― which, if you’re familiar with California, you know is a rarity in the isolating car-culture. And people dance .... a lot. There’s happiness in the simplicity that is Joshua Tree Music Festival. 

Let’s be real: the indica and sativa wafting through the grounds likely enhanced the collective bliss at the festival, but the whole experience ultimately created itself thanks to the incredible music that united everyone. Over the days, musicians from different countries and genres performed on four different stages for people ― young and old ― vendors and artists reflecting the diversity music can, and should, have.

From Jelly Bread and soulful Gene Evaro Jr., to Afro-funk Zimbabwe-based Mokoomba and Argentina’s Femina, to Sirens of Soul and Ronkat Spearman’s Katdelics, the music did exactly what music is supposed to do: inspire, arouse and blow your mind. 

Until the next JTMF festival in May 2017, share in the countercultural experience of the festival. And as always, peace and love, amigos. Peace and love.  

The grounds at Joshua Tree Music Festival. 
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The grounds at Joshua Tree Music Festival. 
The grounds at Joshua Tree Music Festival. 
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The grounds at Joshua Tree Music Festival. 
Visual artwork at Joshua Tree Music Festival. 
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Visual artwork at Joshua Tree Music Festival. 
Trailer at the campgrounds at Joshua Tree Music Festival. 
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Trailer at the campgrounds at Joshua Tree Music Festival. 
Early Saturday morning at Joshua Tree. 
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Early Saturday morning at Joshua Tree. 
Designated handicap camping at Joshua Tree Music Festival. 
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Designated handicap camping at Joshua Tree Music Festival. 
Zimbabwe-based Afro-funk band Mokoomba rocked the stage Friday night. 
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Zimbabwe-based Afro-funk band Mokoomba rocked the stage Friday night. 
Zimbabwe-based Afro-funk band Mokoomba performed Friday night. 
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Zimbabwe-based Afro-funk band Mokoomba performed Friday night. 
Woodwork at the Boogaloo stage of Joshua Tree Music Festival. 
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Woodwork at the Boogaloo stage of Joshua Tree Music Festival. 
Music festival attendees hanging out at the Boogaloo stage.
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Music festival attendees hanging out at the Boogaloo stage.
Attendees at Joshua Tree Music festival enjoying their Saturday watching NYC-based band TriBeCaStan perform. 
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Attendees at Joshua Tree Music festival enjoying their Saturday watching NYC-based band TriBeCaStan perform. 
New York City-based band TriBeCaStan performed at Joshua Tree Music Festival on Satuday. October 2016.
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New York City-based band TriBeCaStan performed at Joshua Tree Music Festival on Satuday. October 2016.
New York City-based band TriBeCaStan performed at Joshua Tree Music Festival on Saturday. October 2016.
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New York City-based band TriBeCaStan performed at Joshua Tree Music Festival on Saturday. October 2016.
Festival-goers listening to music in the "Positive Vibration Station."
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Festival-goers listening to music in the "Positive Vibration Station."
The Positive Vibration Station was a designated space at the festival for chakra balancing, sonic explorations, Khi Cong, mus
Kira Brekke
The Positive Vibration Station was a designated space at the festival for chakra balancing, sonic explorations, Khi Cong, music and more. 
Joshua Tree Music festival. October 2016. 
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Joshua Tree Music festival. October 2016. 
Visual artist at Joshua Tree Music Festival. 
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Visual artist at Joshua Tree Music Festival. 
Visual artist Andria Dawn was one of the many art installations at the festival. 
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Visual artist Andria Dawn was one of the many art installations at the festival. 
Kids were invited to participate in the festival at the Kidsville station where they did arts and crafts, yoga, dancing,
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Kids were invited to participate in the festival at the Kidsville station where they did arts and crafts, yoga, dancing, tie dye and more. 
RonKat Spearman of<strong>&nbsp;</strong>Katdelic on Saturday Night. He previously performed&nbsp;alongside George Clinton an
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RonKat Spearman of Katdelic on Saturday Night. He previously performed alongside George Clinton and P-Funk for 10 years. 
Lesley Grant of Kadelic performing on Saturday night.&nbsp;
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Lesley Grant of Kadelic performing on Saturday night. 
San Francisco based Katdelic performed a funk, rock set on Saturday night.&nbsp;
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San Francisco based Katdelic performed a funk, rock set on Saturday night. 
Attendees sitting beneath the shaddy Boogaloo area&nbsp;on Saturday afternoon.&nbsp;
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Attendees sitting beneath the shaddy Boogaloo area on Saturday afternoon. 
The Boogaloo stage area at the festival. &nbsp;
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The Boogaloo stage area at the festival.  
A wheelchair sat in front of the Boogaloo area. There was a designated handicap camping area at the festival.&nbsp;
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A wheelchair sat in front of the Boogaloo area. There was a designated handicap camping area at the festival. 
Visual art and lights at Joshua Tree Music Festival.
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Visual art and lights at Joshua Tree Music Festival.
Saturday afternoon at Joshua Tree Music Festival.&nbsp;
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Saturday afternoon at Joshua Tree Music Festival. 
Drum set at the Boogaloo stage.&nbsp;
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Drum set at the Boogaloo stage. 
The Joshua Tree Music Festival grounds was situated within the beautiful desert.&nbsp;
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The Joshua Tree Music Festival grounds was situated within the beautiful desert. 
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