Burning Spear

The Harmony Festival, Sonoma County’s counter-culture gathering since 1978, will not be held this year, but there will be a new festival at its old site in June with food, crafts and live music.

The “Community Activation and Awareness Gathering,” produced by Higher Vision Presents of Sebastopol, will run 11 a.m. June 9 until 1 a.m. at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, former home of the Harmony Festival.

Featured musical acts include reggae superstar Burning Spear, Grammy-winning North African band Tinariwen, internationally known sound wizard and dub producer GAUDI, and jazz-funk favorites The Motet.

The event also will feature sustainable and progressive clothing and crafts, gourmet and organic food of all styles, well-known speakers, and environmental awareness education.

“We plan to put a focus on businesses and non-profit organizations that serve the community, both locally and in the world, with so many amazing services and talented people,” said promoter Erik Morse.

Tickets cost $32 in advance through www.inticketing.com and local outlets and $40 at the door. Admission is free for children 12 and under.

Information: highervisionpresents@gmail.com.