Give back with Share Your Cloud at Luna Light Festival
By Elise Olmstead
This week, the non-profit company focused on giving back to the music/festival community, Share Your Cloud, is offering multiple opportunities for us to get involved before and during Luna Light Festival at Camp Ramblewood in Darlington, MD, taking place this weekend October 13-16th.
Before the festival, on Thursday October 13th, you can take part in “Advocates of Change Action Day.” Share Your Cloud has offered these community action days at various festivals, often focused on cleaning or beautifying the land in that area. This action day will take place in Baltimore, MD, in partnership with Blue Water Baltimore, 1-4PM, where participants will plant trees in the city along the Sinclair Lane Median. In exchange for your work, you will receive early entry to the festival Thursday night, and entry to the VIP music that includes Marco Benevento & Friends, American Babies performing Springsteen, Holly Bowling, and more. Registration is free and SYC is looking for more participants, so register now: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScY__9zLB12PR2TnpT1bVIRkAC7Z1Cr4ln_h-nn6MP_eC2PtQ/viewform. Please keep in mind you must already have a 3-day ticket to the festival.
During Luna Light, there will be even more opportunities to participate and give back to the community. There will be a special vendor row called “Advocate Avenue” with six total non-profits: Mom’s Clean Air Force, Love Hope Strength, Soul Much Water, Hungry For Music, HeadCount, and Share Your Cloud. Each will have a scheduled 30 minute lecture where you can learn more about each company’s mission and how you can get involved. A raffle will be held for signed music memorabilia and merchandise, such as signed CD’s from LITZ, and merch from Bunk Buddha, Muscle Tough, and more. You can receive raffle tickets for the music related items just by visiting the non-profit booths and engaging in conversation. There will also be a cash raffle for original and reproduced pieces of art from the visual artists on the lineup. The cash from this raffle will be given to a charity related to our festival community or humanitarian causes in the region. Read more about the non-profits on Advocate Avenue here.
Hungry For Music, a non-profit started in 1992, will be holding a music instrument drive for kids with a passion and drive to play music. Since its inception, it has donated over 7,000 instruments to children all over the U.S., with regular recipients in the Appalachian region. Help a child build their confidence, mental sharpness, and creative passion, by bringing an instrument to donate. Read more about the instrument drive here.
We are excited to take part in these charitable ventures, as it reminds us of the true meaning of community. At festivals, we so often elevate ourselves emotionally and spiritually through the connections we make, intentions we set, and opportunities for selflessness and love that so often arise. Thank you Share Your Cloud for bringing so many options for us to give back to the community that we hold so dear! I’ll see you at Luna Light Festival, if you haven’t already, snatch up your ticket here.