ROOTWIRE IS BACK! – and More Intentional than Ever!


This year has tremendous offerings in store from Ohio’s most beloved Transformational ARTS Festival.  Rootwire returns more intentional than ever with a dynamic array of Workshops, Performances, Live Music and ART.  A carefully crafted schedule for this year’s event aims to promote a Collective Experience of growth, healing, and joy for all attendees.  Located in the beautiful rolling hills of southeastern Ohio, Rootwire will take place July 28th-31st at the amazing Poston Lake, just minutes outside of Athens.


Over the years, Rootwire’s focus has shifted and progressed from its emphasis on exposing up and coming musical acts (that have subsequently turned into some of the region’s more popular musical acts, including Papadosio, Dopapod, and The Werks) to developing a more versatile Transformational and Healing festival experience.  In addition to the always-stellar lineup, Rootwire is offering more & more unique workshops, classes, and visual arts than ever before while pushing these elements onto an equal platform as the music. No longer are Performance Artists, Live Painters, or Workshop Presenters merely an afterthought like at most festivals.  Our focus and production value in these areas blows other similar events out of the water!!


Two HUGE identical main stages, complete with Live Art and Performance Collaboration Platforms, will culminate throughout the weekend to produce a magnificently metamorphic experience for all.  One of the most exciting elements of this year’s Rootwire is the thoughtful planning that allows for no overlapping music sets, workshops, or presentations, so that a Collective Mindset is present and there is no conflict in seeing or doing everything offered at the festival.  With this intentional flow of events, Rootwire once again sets the bar exceptionally high for what a festival is and can be.


FREE Body Work from an Array of Masters and entry to ALL workshops and performances is included in the ridiculously low price of $95 for a 4 Day Pass ($125 at the gate).  Find tickets and an In-Depth look at all RW2K16 has to offer at


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Musical Acts include:  EOTO, Quixotic, Psymbionic, Random Rab, Consider the Source, Govinda, Manitoa, Dixon’s Violin, Yheti, Magnetic, Vibe and Direct … and many more!


Workshop Presenters include:

Chrystal Kubis, TLC, Julie North, Dr. Paul Rudy, Melissa Ayotte, ATR-BC; Consuelo Cassotti, BCPP, RPE; Paradiso & Rasamayi, Ziel Amalgamation, Jennifer Gardener, LMT, NMT; Taco & Elise Olmstead, The Crystal Guy, Doe Hart … and many, many more!


Gallery and Live Artists include:

The Visionary Artwork of Krystleyez, Stephen Kruse, Ebene Art, John Gay, Kat Francis, Steve Ehret, Jerod Black, Blake Bower, Abbey Aura, Alicia Post… and many more!


Performance and Installation Artists include:

Quixotic, Anthony Flowers Ward, Cosmic Karma Fire, Combustion Crew, Ohio Tall Stars, Osirian Flora Designs, Jeroch Soulflower Carlson, Kalah Raela, Scarlett Bliss, Maya Skye

… and MANY more!