Lovefest brings music, dance, meditation and more to Ix Art Park | Entertainment/Life

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the famous Summer of Love, Charlottesville’s Ix Art Park will present Lovefest, a two-day music and art festival, on June 24 and 25.

Marking the golden anniversary of the influential Monterey International Pop Music Festival in June 1967, the Lovefest event will bring in bands, acrobats, bellydancers, jugglers, food trucks, craft vendors and a variety of artworks.

Children’s activities will include art tables and an instrument petting zoo presented by The Front Porch.

Music will be playing from noon to 11 p.m. June 24 and noon to 10 p.m. June 25. Each day will begin with a pay-what-you-can period of yoga and meditation, and there will be a late-night party on June 25 for a separate price.

The June 24 schedule includes Luchadora at noon, Danny Defonza at 12:45 p.m., Positive Collective at 1 p.m., The Ascendants at 1:45 p.m., American Dumpster at 2 p.m., Larkspur at 2:45 p.m., Disco Risque at 3:15 p.m., a Music Resource Center or Rock Rap Academy set at 3:45 p.m., Butterfly Vendetta at 4:05 p.m., dance by 1 Billion Rising with Richelle Claiborne at 4:45 p.m., Lauren Hoffman & Secret Storm at 5 p.m., Michael Coleman at 5:45 p.m., The Anatomy of Frank at 6 p.m., The Blenders at 6:45 p.m., Lester Seal & Inner Vision at 7 p.m., Barling & Collins at 7:45 p.m., Wes Swing at 8 p.m., Sons of Ichibei at 8:45 p.m., Adar at 9:05 p.m., a paper lantern lighting at 9:50 p.m., Erin & The Wildfire at 10:15 p.m. and the Love After Dark after-party at 11 p.m.

On the June 25 lineup are Jamie Dyer at noon, The Dharmadillo Project at 12:45 p.m., Big Bang Boom at 1 p.m., Marc Adams & American Bridge at 1:45 p.m., Will Overman Band at 2 p.m., world music and bellydance by Fire in the Belly at 2:45 p.m., Mighty Joshua at 3 p.m., Sons of Ichibei and Richelle Claiborne at 3:45 p.m., Sally Rose Band at 4…

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