Appalachian Summer Solstice 2022

So much happening on the longest day

Make this a year of reconnection. We look back so we can move forward through strong roots and traditions. We lift our voices in community, raising each other up, remembering to take time to stop and listen to the wisdom of others.

The Appalachian mountains are among the oldest in the world. Their history is as rich and varied as the people who call it home. Let’s celebrate that incredible depth of knowledge and wisdom, looking to the future as we learn from the past, speaking out to create a better world together.

Appalachian Summer Solstice June 20th-26th 2022.

The time has come to register for Appalachian Summer Solstice 2022! This will be Wisteria’s first week-long event since 2019 and it’s going to be packed with amazing speakers, workshops, rituals and community. We’ll update as our programing schedule as it grows. Keep an eye out for updates here as well as on our social media channels!

We’re offering an early bird special from now until May 8th! Check out the Purchase Tickets link below to view discounted pricing.

Appalachian Summer Solstice at Wisteria is a celebration of community, eco-spirituality, Appalachian traditions old and new, and the longest day of the year! The theme of this year’s event is Ancient Roots, Rising Voices.
 
Make this a year of reconnection. We look back so we can move forward through strong roots and traditions. We lift our voices in community, raising each other up, remembering to take time to stop and listen to the wisdom of others.
 
The Appalachian mountains are among the oldest in the world. Their history is as rich and varied as the people who call it home. Let’s celebrate that incredible depth of knowledge and wisdom, looking to the future as we learn from the past, speaking out to create a better world together.

See below for all our live performers and speakers!  

Appalachian Summer Solstice includes a wide variety of activities from daily workshops, presentations, live music, local draft beer from Jackie O’s Brewery, nightly drumming at Paw Paw Fire and Drum Circle, Main Ritual, Faerie Ball, Tea Dance, a swimming pond, camping, community, and so much more.

 

Coming this year 2022!!!

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Galen of Mystik fool

Night of Saturday june 25th only

Starting as a drummer at age 7, Galen took to music right way. He grew up on the east coast of the US surrounded by a wide influence of art and culture. Picking up the ukulele at age 14, Galen started writing songs heavily inspired by easter spirituality, political activism and idealistic philosophy. With that, he adopted a “live free” lifestyle encouraging others to pursue their passion as well. Through music and Mystik Fool, Galen strongly advocates for the importance of mental/emotional health. 

Multi-instramentalist Galen Deery is the front man, and writer for up and coming band “Mystik Fool”. He takes the alias on as a solo artist to play the bands music using looping technology. Galen has toured all over the US opening for artists like Trevor Hall, Matiyahu, The Happy Fits, Kyle Smith, and more. Galen plays drums, ukulele, piano, didgeridoo, guitar, tanpura, harmonium, and has dynamic vocal ability. The exhilarating live experience of Mystik Fool is a must. Big sounds and storytelling makes the show intimate and personal. 

Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/mystik-fool/1483012270

Dixon's violin

Night of tuesday june 20th only

The world’s premier visionary violinist, Dixon’s life mission is to inspire people – and he has done so at over 1,000 concerts across North America, including giving four TED talks/performances, over ten years at Burning Man and Electric Forest, plus radio, TV, and film appearances. A former technology leader and symphony violinist, Dixon walked away from a distinguished career to follow his dream full-time, and invented a whole new music genre. Dixon now improvises on a 5-string electric violin with a looping system he developed to create an all-live one-man symphony, guided by his remarkable personal story of life transformation…

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Photo by Jessica Fritz Miller
Photo by Jessica Fritz Miller

Brother hill - Hill spirits

Brother Hill- a bard of Ohio.
Chieftain of Appalachian folk ensemble HILL SPIRITS
Appalachian representative of international folk alliance SLAVALACHIA.

Unity Rising

Night of Thursday june 22th only.

Come warm your heart and soul with Unity Rising, Moon and Majik will be bringing their full of joy show of love and light that unites people together in the desire for deeper joyful human connections to each other and our planet.  

Unity Rising is the musical aspect of Circus of Purpose. An ever-changing cast of characters, we are a collaboration of individuals dedicated to seeing humanity thriving with a mission of bringing our shared vision into sound. We sing of hope, freedom, our love for the planet, community building, heart actions, and being the change.

We’ve created our own genre and call it Pungent Folk. We are an experimental jam band, traversing multiple genres and cultural styles of music. We are a complete love light experience and no two shows will ever be the same.

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Thursday night: join the show in your favorite costume! it's a costume party and a show!

As part of the unity rising evening/ show we are encouraging all to dress up in your favorite costume! 

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Phoenix Chaplin

Phoenix Chaplin; 22 year old, Visual artist and Indie singer/song writer/guitarist. Preforms original music and unique covers of songs. 

Ohio Bird sactuary

After a wildly popular presentation at Appalachian Summer Solstice 2019, Ohio Bird Sanctuary will be returning with their feathery friends.

Photo by Jessica Fritz Miller
Photo by Jessica Fritz Miller
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Ohio Canid Center

meet a real wolf

Ohio Canid Center’s goal is to educate the public, not only on wolves and their importance in the ecosystem but to bring a better understanding for other wild canine species.

Keynote speaker

H Byron Ballard

Known as Asheville’s village witch, Ballard specializes in Appalachian folk magic and folkways. Ballard is also senior priestess and co-founder of the Mother Grove Goddess Temple, a nonprofit church with a focus on the many forms of the divine feminine

Photo by Jessica Fritz Miller
Photo by Jessica Fritz Miller

All the favorites are back:

the feast

Tea Dance

Faerie Ball

Main Ritual

make a dagger with a Blacksmith

Sweat Lodge

Nightly Drumming and fires at pawpaw

Swim at the pond

Grab a bite at Hestias hearth

Local Jackie O's draft beer on tap at Greenman's Tavern

Walk the Wildflower Labyrinth

Visit the fairie shrine

Appalachian Summer Solstice 2021 offers the workshops, programming, ceremony, and community that we have all greatly missed. From drumming in Pawpaw, to Main Ceremony, to the Faerie Ball, come and rekindle your inner fire with us as we revere the Longest Day.

Caffeina’s Coffee House and Hestia’s Hearth Kitchen will also be open during the event. Check back for details on a pre-registration lunch and dinner meal plan soon!

More coming! check back soon!

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