ARISE Online Returns with Spectacle + live painter Laura McGowan on November 19, 2020

Article Contributed by ARISE Music Festival | Published on Tuesday, November 10, 2020

ARISE Online, an online streaming experience by Arise Music Festival, returns on Thursday, November 19 at 7:00 p.m. MST with electronic duo Spectacle and live painter Laura McGowan. Produced and orchestrated at Colorado Sound Studios, fans can stay safe at home or catch a watch party with friends—or even, an online stream slumber party at A-Lodge Boulder—and enjoy a high-quality production of electronic music, live painting, exclusive interviews, interactive chats and virtual hangouts.

ARISE shared thoughts to their fans, “ARISE Online may seem different, even a little unusual, but we envision it will also remind us that we are here together, for each other, watching quality concerts together, dancing together, loving together, and supporting our community together,” according to a statement made by ARISE. Owner, producer and engineer of Colorado Sound Studios Kevin Clock went on to elaborate on ARISE Online and share about their work with ARISE to push the limits of live music with an online streaming experience. "It has been an honor to match the same standards of excellence upheld by Arise Online, and the level of talent in the artists they work with, by providing high quality production through Colorado Sound Studios,” says Kevin Clock. “We are so excited to keep this thing going and look forward to future collaborations.”

ARISE’s featured artist, Spectacle, is a two-piece outfit hailing from Denver, Colorado. The duo’s unique instrumentation brings a multi-dimensional sound not typically heard in the electronic music scene. Breaking the mold of traditional EDM by incorporating jazz, funk, classical, Afro-Cuban beats, and live instrumentation, Spectacle is known to create a highly stimulating experience both live and online.

Joining Spectacle on stage is self-taught artist and live painter, Laura McGowan. She began painting in 2012 after an incident caused her to lose her vision for weeks. Unable to focus on the objective world, Laura had an unspeakable amount of time to envision and dream. Once recovered, she was left with permanent damage to her vision but that didn’t stop her and want and need to create art!

Tickets to the online streaming event start at $10.00 with a portion of the proceeds to benefit Sweet Relief Musicians Fund to help musicians and music industry workers who have been financially impacted by COVID-19. The stream will be available on NoCapShows.com. Viewers can upgrade their ticket to meet the band after the show with a one-on-one virtual Meet and Greet on Arcivr.com.

In support of the local music and hospitality community in Colorado, ARISE is also teaming up with A-Lodge to provide an elevated online streaming experience. A-Lodge Boulder will release a limited number of hotel rooms to watch ARISE Online presenting Spectacle slumber-party style, and fans save 20% off with promo code AriseToAdventure.

Event information:

·       The Arise Online event airs Thursday, November 19 at 7:00 p.m. MST.

·       Tickets are on sale now at arisefestival.com

·       Tickets start at $10.00.

·       A portion of the proceeds will benefit Sweet Relief Musicians Fund. Learn more at https://www.sweetrelief.org/

·       Streaming is provided by NoCapShows. Virtual Meet and Greet is provided by Arcivr.com. Once purchased, private links will be texted and emailed to attendees.

·       A-Lodge Boulder will offer 20% off room rates for November 19 only. Simply use promo code AriseToAdventure at check out: https://boulder.a-lodge.com/booking/

·       To learn more about Spectacle, tour their website at https://spectaclemusic.net/

·       To view Laura McGowan’s gallery, visit https://www.lauramcgowan.art/

·       Information about Studio W at Colorado Sound Studios can be found at https://coloradosound.com/.

·       Arise Online event sponsors include A-Lodge, Westword, KGNU and Rocky Mountain Virtual.

For more information about Arise Music Festival, visit www.arisefestival.com.