Tag archives: Lucidity Festival

The Growing Branches of Lucidity
By Zach Rosen   |   November 22, 2021

While the past two years have been unkind to so many, live event producers have faced unprecedented challenges. The core concept of their craft has been at stake, with countless live events being cancelled. This was very true for Lucidity Festival, which was only a month or so out when the shutdown occurred. The Lucidity […]

Going for Baroque: Symphony’s Musical Pyrotechnics
By Steven Libowitz   |   November 16, 2021

Moving on with Music Academy connections, Baroque master Nic McGegan — who led chamber orchestra fellow concerts for MAW’s summer festival for several seasons dating back a few years — makes his debut as guest conductor of the Santa Barbara Symphony for its Royal Fireworks program November 13 and 14 at the Granada Theatre.  The […]

Soul Lift Cacao
By Steven Libowitz   |   May 14, 2020

Nick Meador, a Bay Area-based transformational life coach, holistic event producer, and mindful entrepreneur, is familiar to local seekers through his participatory workshops at the Lucidity Festival at Live Oak Campground each spring. Meador is also the founder of Soul Lift Cacao, which markets organic ceremonial cacao – the natural, unprocessed form of chocolate grown […]

Lucidity Likes the Fall
By Steven Libowitz   |   April 2, 2020

Episode nine of The Lucidity Festival, which was slated to take place April 10-12 at Live Oak Campground, has solidified new dates for its Regeneration Earth-themed weekend: November 6-8. The aim is to keep things as close as possible to the spring selections, from music to workshops and more, although shifting schedules always create some […]

Letting Go (and Catching Sticks) at Lucidity
By Steven Libowitz   |   April 11, 2019

My first experience at the Lucidity Festival came early on a Saturday afternoon, when I wandered into a workshop from Peace Sticks. The activity – led by brothers who make their home in Ojai – was a simple one: pass the sticks back and forth with a partner. Some of them were balanced ones that […]

Lucidity 2019: What a Little Moonlight Can Do
By Steven Libowitz   |   April 11, 2019

To the uninitiated, the Lucidity Festival, which offers its eighth iteration this weekend, might still come off as a haven for hardcore drug users, a three-day escape for spaced-out revelers intent on leaving reality behind. But maybe that mistaken notion will finally be put to rest, as Lucidity was recognized as the world’s best family-friendly […]

Embracing Embodied Emotions… and the Earth
By Steven Libowitz   |   April 4, 2019

Things have evolved since last we heard from Yemaya Renuka Duby, the healer whose Bones of Freedom technique was the centerpiece of her practice, including an introductory session at Yoga Soup last spring. While she’s had some forays into nutrition and other modalities, Duby found herself drawn back to what had motivated her for years. […]

Production Takes Green Day Musical out of the Box
By Steven Libowitz   |   April 5, 2018

Samantha Eve laughed when I told her that the only time I saw American Idiot, the Broadway musical version of Green Day’s iconic album, I hated it so much I wished I had left. Really loud. A story that was too hard to follow and a little dated, and so much incongruous activity I wasn’t […]