A Reflection on Wild Goose West from Julie Clawson

Wild Goose revived hope in me for the body of Christ in our world today. The 2012 Wild Goose Festival East wrapped up just under a week ago and I am still trying to process my experience there. As I tweeted as I drove away from the fest, I left feeling exhausted, hopeful, and blessed [Read More…]

Kumbya: A Guest Post From Mat Schramm

Singing Louder Than Those Who Believe Cooperation Is Impossible Living in Chicago, I’m lucky when I’m able to see the stars. Usually they’re masked by the collective glow of what seems like an infinite number of street lights and apartment buildings. The last weekend in June, I traveled to Shakori Hills, North Carolina for the [Read More…]

Authentic Jesus Generations: Woodstock to Wild Goose

Guest Post by Randy Woodley Although there is not much in general these days that one can say about the church, perhaps the clearest sign we have of change is the ever-widening gap between what I will dub the still too common, “Sunday morning church-building crowd” and all the new faith movements including, for example, [Read More…]

Spread the Good Word About Wild Goose West – 5 Ways to Help

As we count down the days to the upcoming debut of Wild Goose West, we’ve come up with a few simple ways to share your Labor Day Weekend plans with your friends (and maybe invite them along). 1. Invite Your Facebook Friends to the Festival 2. Volunteer 3. Add a Badge to Your Facebook or [Read More…]

Partner With Wild Goose West

Wild Goose West has a limited number of opportunities for like-hearted organizations to join with us in offering a festival at the intersection of justice, spirituality, music and art. Partners usually maintain a physical presence at the festival, bringing their unique missions and recent initiatives to the public eye via booth space, program ads, website [Read More…]

Wild Goose West Announces Additional Speakers and Performers

Wild Goose West to Debut in Four Weeks WILD GOOSE WEST is only four weeks away – we’re announcing almost all of the rest of the lineup today (with a few more treats to come as the festival approaches). The festival welcomes you to the Benton County Fairgrounds, in Corvallis, OR – within easy driving [Read More…]

More Volunteers Needed for Wild Goose West

Wild Goose is still looking for a few more volunteers to support our upcoming west coast festival this Labor Day Weekend in Corvallis, Oregon (approximately 90 miles outside of Portland). Older teenagers, college students and adults are welcome. If you belong to a church or college or are affiliated with another group in the area, [Read More…]

Wild Goose You Tube Music Sampler – 7 Minutes of Wild Goose Musicians

Todd Fadel, Wild Goose’s resident bard and founder and imaginator of former Portland cultural hub, Meow Meow, has pulled together a You Tube playlist showcasing some of Wild Goose’s upcoming performers. Just press play to indulge a 7 minute whirlwind tour that spans all music genres and underscores the depth and diversity that graces the [Read More…]


  Wild Goose takes flight in the Northwest   Just six weeks from now, Wild Goose West will take flight. We’ve had an amazing experience the past two years in the Southeast participating in an intersection between justice, spirituality and creativity, and now, at the invitation of friends in the Portland-Seattle area, we’re working together [Read More…]

Wild Goose West Recruits Volunteers

Just this week, Wild Goose posted information about the volunteer force needed to support our upcoming west coast festival this Labor Day Weekend in Corvallis, Oregon (approximately 90 miles outside of Portland; closest airport is Eugene). Volunteers commit to 16 hours of service (4 four-hour shifts pre, during or post event) in exchange for free [Read More…]

Let the Word Ring Out In the West

As Wild Goose launches its second festival in Corvalis, Oregon, we’d love your help spreading the word about the upcoming Labor Day Weekend gathering. You can pass on the invite to your Facebook friends directly by following the instructions in yesterday’s  blog post here or try one of the nifty, viral suggestions below. 1. Add [Read More…]

How to Invite Some or All of Your Facebook Friends to Wild Goose West

On Tuesday, July 17, during the last 48 hours of their Early Bird ticket sale, Wild Goose West released the names of additional speakers and performers they’ve recently added to their lineup. The heavily discounted $99 rate expires Thursday, July 19th at midnight. To see the newly announced lineup, click here. To invite your Facebook [Read More…]

The Moment Our Universe Clicked Together: Reflections on Wild Goose East from Gareth Higgins

  SOJO’s Wild Goose Festival 2012 Slide Show from cathleen falsani on Vimeo. There was a moment during the Wild Goose Festival, at Shakori Hills, NC, just a couple of weeks ago, when it seemed like all the metaphysical cogs of our own small universe clicked together and sounded a unique kind of music. It [Read More…]