Bicycle Music Festival VII just happened for the first time in Oakland, East Bay Area.
We hope to have some pictures and video up soon from the event. Thank you to all the volunteers and coordinators that put their life on hold for a day, a week, and even months.
SG happenings now for October are:
SG is about to revamp the website, we appreciate the patience during this time as things hopefully will transition smoothly. Feedback is appreciated, and we look forward to being at your next celebration in life. Contact ‘Booking@soulgraffiti.info’ for our listings of entertainment and education.
We have made the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii!
Currently in Haleiwa, we are en route to stop at Waimea Bay, then Turtle Bay. Our next show is in Kailua at the Bike Shop.
Donate to the cause here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/safe-bike-lanes-for-less-traffic-more-paradise
Thanks so much for your support. Please share our story and write to mayor Kirk Caldwell mentioning how much you think the Bicycle Music Festival will positively impact the island of Oahu. We are here to make a pleasant revolution, and with your support we can see this happen. Safe bike lanes, a more sustainable culture, and fun times. Mahalo!
Less Cars, More Bikes on Oahu, Hawaii
On the horizon, plans are being made to coordinate with the Hawaiian Bicycle League and the local municipal authorities of Oahu to bring a celebration of bike culture to an island choked with cars. We are looking forward to announcing our plans for this December’s bike tour soon!
Support us here at our IndieGogo: Less Cars, More Bikes on Oahu.
Current project motivator, Justin Ancheta, who has been visiting his extended family in Oahu for the past 30 years, has been cultivating a relationship with the island’s hills and paths during small scale bike tours in 2012 and 2013. “My vision for this project is that we can influence the choices that people make that will make or break a sustainable future in the Hawaiian Islands.” There are well over a million cars on an island that is only 44 miles across and 30 miles wide. One might hope for there to be a vibrant bike culture on such a small island with such great weather. Instead it takes commuters takes 2 hours to travel only 10 miles on the H1, Hawaii’s busiest interstate. Honolulu is listed #1 in Forbes.com’s “Most Traffic-Jammed Cities in America”
Read more about Hawaii’s history of all things bicycle here.
What the Bicycle Music Festival is: We focus on identity. We motivate people to become cyclists. The cultural, emotional, social (community building), psychological/ marketing (identity/brand -building work of bicycle advocacy – creating magic. Like music does. We bring the je ne sais quois make biking fun, sexy, social. We motivate people. We associate bicycles with the magic and power of music.
History – Over the last 7 years we’ve created a culture like no other. We are the originators and as an open source idea it’s spread all over the world. Thousands of cyclists.
As an open source idea, the original Bicycle Music Festival has been emulated in cities around the world by autonomous groups of . Bicycle Music Festivals can now be found in: Seattle, Chico, Toronto, Barcelona,
For any cultural movement to be successful, it needs two parts: the concrete/ rational, and the magical/ emotional. In our home city of San Francisco, a group called San Francisco Bicycle Coalition does the important work of the concrete, logical aspects of bicycle advocacy: focusing on political, legal, and educational campaigns. In this respect, the Coalition performs a similar function to that performed by the Hawaii Bicycle League. All of these efforts are critical to increasing ridership and rider-experience in the city.
Currently, the bands on the line-up of this project, who are all co-collaborators in the planning process of this festival, Justin Ancheta, Maren Metke (Honey Of The Heart), Heather Normandale and Diana Gameros.
December 6th: King Street Bike Lane Opening Party
12 pm Pedal powered music,
1 pm Mayor Kirk Caldwell speaks
Following with a bike ride and more Pedal Powered Music
What is Soul Graffiti Entertainment about?
Welcome to Soul Graffiti Entertainment (LLC): Soul Graffiti Entertainment hosts events such as festivals, private parties, and community events.
We are moving to our new space on 4-15-14. This is a significant movement towards sustaining community development and events in our bioregion of the bay area. We are now located at 64th and San Pablo at the border of Oakland and Berkeley. Here are some words regarding the Lunar Eclipse that is happening the night of our first days at the space, significantly impacting our direction and passion for what we are developing:
“This is the first eclipse that initiates a time frame of the greatest intensity. It is a time to evaluate what you are here for and whether or not you can gather up and use all that you have learned and studied and experienced in this life, taking it and stepping up into your responsibility to move forward and to evolve. There will be a lot of complaining about how hard it is and how unprepared we are for this great task, but in the end, you are all you have; your talents, your wisdom, your commitment and your willingness to do the work. Turn the intensity of this time into something inspiring as you face the unknown, and be in gratitude”
“What you get is a mix of Live Bands, Dj’s, state of the art visuals, and art that collide together to make the best entertainment package on the west coast.” (co-founder of soulgraffiti.info)
“We are all healers and have the capability of being each others support. In order to establish this, a group of individuals must make a conscious effort to connect to one another at a level that is deeper than modern-day family values. If this is accomplished in different ways, at different levels, society will be that much closer to the acceptance of everyone and fewer people will be left emotionally stranded. The norm these days is for everyone to go through a mid-life crisis, but I believe that it is our own minds just finally waking up and realizing how far behind our emotional evolution is due to the strains of monotonous day-to-day work and lack of belief. The goal is to stay awake and live that way! Find something to inspire you and live full of life.” – 2005 / 2006
In early 2005, Soul Graffiti Entertainment, LLC was created to promote the positive atmospheres of group gatherings in all forms. The founders of Soul Graffiti have been working in the industry of entertainment for over twelve years and take pride in producing the right vibrations and frequencies through visual lighting and sound to create the best atmosphere to fit the situation. Soul Graffiti Entertainment is dedicated to the deeper meaning of group gatherings. Whether it is a small camping trip to a large stadium, every group gathering has a healing quality through the collective one-mindedness of the entire group. It is very similar to what happens with sports teams or any other group effort. A great aspect of Soul Graffiti Entertainment is that it looks beyond the business side of entertainment and into the realm of what it does to the psyche on an emotional level for everyone that is involved, the audience, performers, workers, and volunteers.
Soul Graffiti has been working hard to combine with green innovations from Rock The Bike to bring quality entertainment with a message. Event sound and lights are bike
powered, as well as having the ability to do mixed smoothie drinks with a pedal powered blender from Rock The Bike. Adding in visual imagery, DJ, and live bands, our desire is to create a fun environment for friends and family with health and sustenance as the root message. Based off the counter culture movement of Nevada City, California, Soul Graffiti desires to create a community and culture strong with knowledge, wisdom, health, and prosperity.