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Esthetic Evolution Music and Art Festival


Esthetic Evolution checklist: fur-covered boots, smiley face superhero cape, kerosene for fire spinning, glo sticks, hula hoops, old-school bus converted into a mobile "art van" and plenty of photos from your last five trips to Burning Man to build street-cred with all your new friends.

From Friday, June 18, straight through Sunday, June 20, Esthetic Evolution--"a community-based, participant-driven music and art festival centered on progressive thinking and self-expression"--will take over the Twin Springs Resort located an hour east of Boise.

In addition to sweating to a wide array of electronic beats from artists like Meat Katie (United Kingdom), James Harcourt (United Kingdom), Phutureprimitive (Portland, Ore.) and Chromatone/Morphatrix (San Francisco), Esthetic Evolution participants can also experience a number of eclectic sound camps. At Monkey Do! you can listen to house, break beat, techno, dub-step and glitch while chilling in an Alice in Wonderland-themed camp, or at Sea Shanty, you're promised "bacon, a cuddle dome and possibly a bacon-themed cuddle dome." Eek.

If none of this makes any sense, you're either 1) not a Burner or 2) took far too many psychedelics last year in the Black Rock Desert. For a more thorough idea of what all goes down at Esthetic Evolution, check out

Noon, Friday, June 18 straight through 5 p.m., Sunday, June 20, $55 adults, FREE 12 and younger, Twin Springs Resort. For tickets and directions, visit

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