Photos & Words by Susan Weiand

The 28th annual Harmony Festival (formerly called the Health and Harmony Festival) took place June 9th-11th in Santa Rosa, CA, combining eclectic and popular music with holistic vendors, spiritual advisors, organic foods, alternative energy sources, non-profit organizations, and a market where clothing, art, and goods were available for sale.

The festival kicked off with the 2nd annual Norbay Awards presentation, including awards for Hot Buttered Rum, New Monsoon, and Bob Weir. Late night shows featured Bob Weir and Ratdog, Hot Buttered Rum, Sound Tribe Sector Nine, and a techno tribal dance on Saturday night offered circus-like aerial performers, DJs, and electronica.

John McCrea of Cake

Michael Franti of Spearhead

Open mike soap box

New Monsoon with "Calypso" dancers

Harmony Altar

Lonnie Jordan of War

Martin Fierro of Zero


Ozomatli Fans

Harmony Painting

Goddess tent and stage

Hot Buttered Rum

Dancers join Wavy Gravy on stage to celebrate his birthday.

Bob Weir of Ratdog
[Published on: 6/26/06]

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toestothenose starstarstarstarstar Tue 6/27/2006 06:49AM
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Sue - Beautiful photos

uptoyou starstarstarstarstar Tue 6/27/2006 07:06AM
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What a beautiful event...anytime you can blend music from the likes of Robert Hunter's ZERO.. and cover topics like sustainable energy and permaculture...with the backdrop of California's Sonoma county wine country it's a winner! I wish I didn't go to the Haight street fair on Sunday!

The Glick Tue 6/27/2006 08:17AM
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The Glick

Great photos Sue! I hope you and jambase put up tons of photos from HSMF.

CLICKMAN starstarstarstarstar Tue 6/27/2006 08:34AM
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STS9 doin big things, the energy that Ratdog left was transcended into one of the sickest STS9 shows i saw all year, we love you guys and thank you

MarcoEsc starstarstarstarstar Tue 6/27/2006 08:52AM
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Thank you for the awesome images, Sue!

livitup Tue 6/27/2006 12:46PM
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good pics, thanks for the little flashback. yeah the friday tribe show was absolutely unreal. hot buttered rum was good, ratdog played a nice show, and then sts9 came out and anihilated that shit with a longggg ass 1 set show. techno tribal was good to, with a short but really good sts9 show. spearhead was great too, I accidentally fell asleep early in the afternoon and when i woke up i saw the time and according to the schedule spearhead only had like 5 minutes left. i was totally bummed but decided to get up and head over to the stage anyway. boy am i glad i did, he musta started real late cause he still played for over an hour after i got there. magic weekend in beautiful california. can't wait for sts9 to put up the soundboards for the shows. peace y'all

Duncan905 starstarstarstarstar Wed 6/28/2006 10:14AM
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Wonderful work, Sue, and yes please cover High Sierra! My camera stays home this time.

kem starstarstarstarstar Wed 6/28/2006 12:05PM
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Sue!!! Way to go!!! You should be the offical photographer for this event every year! You really captured the fun and community feel for this festival!

Can't wait on the high Sierra photos!

blaineg starstarstarstarstar Wed 7/5/2006 11:57AM
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What else is there to say STS9 puts on the best to show.

bLiT starstarstarstar Fri 7/7/2006 02:49PM
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Great show and Great People, the drive from Portland was well worth it!Getting tickets from will call took about
4 hour,Other than that I had a blast!Lyrics Born Rocked it!
peace B-LiT