Wild Goose 2012 Is Pleased To Welcome Gungor

  Wild Goose 2012 is Pleased To Welcome Gungor Gungor is a band that can’t be easily labeled with a single genre like “pop” or “folk.” They’ve won multiple Grammy nominations for their 2010 album, Beautiful Things, and have since released a concept album that “celebrates the beauty of life even in the midst of [Read More…]

Wild Goose Regional Event in North Carolina This Wednesday

This Wednesday, the Wild Goose team and friends would like to invite you to a night of music and conversation at the Full Steam Brewery in Durham. The evening will feature performances by Pinkerton’s Raid with special guest Alex Wilkins, while enjoying local food truck phenom Piepushers and local ice cream from The Parlour. Festivities [Read More…]

Wild Goose Announces 2nd Round of Lineup: New Speakers and Performers Added

DAVID CROWDER, GUNGOR, PHYLLIS TICKLE, LAUREN WINNER, FRANK SCHAEFFER AND NAOMI SHELTON AND THE GOSPEL QUEENS AMONG OTHERS JOIN THE LINEUP GATHERING AT SHAKORI HILLS IN SIX WEEKS. To celebrate this announcements, we have reverted ticket prices back to the early bird price of $119 until this Wednesday, May 9th, at midnight. * * * [Read More…]

Todd Fadel on Wild Goose: SYNTHESIZERS R the FUTURE!

In 2009, my family and I took our first trip to Greenbelt. We didn’t just *go* to Greenbelt, we DID GREENBELT. A group of friends came along and joined us as we modeled our unique articulations of community and playful collaboration. Before we went, the festival had seemed to us to be a bit enigmatic, [Read More…]

The Wild Goose Invitation: Our Affirmations

Beginnings can be messy – for one thing, it can be difficult to describe something until it has been fully formed.  For another, if you’re building a festival whose identity depends on experimentation, questioning, and the imaginative creation of something new, you might be reluctant to close down the options of what it could look [Read More…]

Todd Thomas, Art Director, Shares About Making Art at the Goose

Making Art at the Wild Goose Festival is one of those exciting “intersections” people are always talking about. It’s not just a place for artists or those who consider themselves artistic. It’s a sacred space where we share and explore the ways that making art has impacted, informed and grown out of our human needs [Read More…]

Phyllis Tickle Speaks About Justice, Mercy & Walking Humbly

Notable author and spiritual thinker, Phyllis Tickle, speaks to Travis Reed and Work of the People at last year’s Wild Goose Festival. Phyllis will be returning to Wild Goose 2012. Get your tickets to join us here. [Read more…]

Vadim and Emily, Wild Goose Ranger leaders, Share About Hospitality at Wild Goose

Guest post by Vadim and Emily Kochetkov Hospitality, good will, and fun—these are a few of the words that capture our experience at last year’s Wild Goose Festival. As leaders of one of the volunteer crews, our memories of that week in June are probably a little different than those of most festival-goers. We walked [Read More…]

Jasmin Morrell, Sacred Space Co-Coordinator, Talks About What Wild Goose Means to Her

In June of 2011, a few weeks before the inaugural Festival was slated to occur, a friend had turned her backyard into a watery playground of blow up pools, sprinklers, and a giant, inflatable water-slide for her daughter’s fourth birthday party. I slumped in my lawn chair, wilted by the humidity, envying the 20 or [Read More…]

Musician Phil Madeira, Part of 2012 Goose Lineup, Is Interviewed by Christianity Today

Christianity Today recently interviewed Phil Madeira, a notable folk musician who will be one of the many performers at the 2012 Wild Goose Festival. Phil’s latest album, Mercyland: Hymns for the Rest of Us, includes recordings with Buddy Miller, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Cindy Morgan, the Civil Wars, Emmylou Harris, jazz guitarist John Scofield and [Read More…]

Gareth Higgins Interviewed About the Goose on ChurchNext

Recently, ChurchNext interviewed Wild Goose Director Gareth Higgins about the festival, recommended books and the intersection of justice, spirituality, music and art. Watch Gareth’s interview here Click here to download the MP3 and listen on your mobile device     [Read more…]

Kevin Alton Writes A Note About Youth & The Goose

I have always chased the conversation. I have a science-fiction brain. That sounds way cooler than it is. What I mean is that since I learned to read I’ve always sought out stories that took what was considered normal and flipped it or tweaked it in some way purely for the sake of talking about [Read More…]

Melvin Bray – What the Wild Goose Festival Means to Me

Not long ago we asked Wild Goose Board Member, Melvin Bray, what the festival meant to him. Below is his guest post addressing that question, which he requested be shared alongside the “Last Message” by Wild Goose staffer, Jacob Kuntz, following his post. If you’d like to share what Wild Goose means to you, please [Read More…]