'Sonica Mystica in Concert' 


at the Sound Sanctuary

Thurs. August 30     

This trio will be performing at the Summer of Love Festival. 

Come hear us in Toronto, before the gig. 
Each player brings influences from blues, classical, world, jazz, or contemplative music.   
Our intention is to conjure up moods, lay down grooves, and tell old stories through new music.  
Seating will be limited and so please reserve a space in advance.   
688 Richmond St. West #102   7:30 p.m. $20 
Contact Gary Diggins:  garyd@garydiggins.com 


This event is shaping up to be something very special. An outdoor concert near Owen Sound that includes camping, the Summer of Love is someting you don't want to miss.

"Summer of Love 2012"
Come Open-Be Ready-Leave Alive


"The Summer of Love was a social phenomenon that occurred during the summer of 1967. While the hippie movement was well underway throughout North America, a major cultural shift happened when as many as 100,000 people converged on the Haight-Ashbury neighbourhood of San Francisco. The Summer of Love became a defining moment of the 1960s, as the counterculture movement not only jumped into public awareness but also challenged the status quo of the day. Sadly, the summer of 1967 equally witnessed some of the worst violence in US cities due to race riots in places such as Detroit and Newark. Racial discrimination against African-Americans was still rife in 1967.


Fast forward 45 years later and ask, "What would a Summer of Love look like and sound like in 2012?" David Hickey, musician, posed that question to his artist friends and invited them to co-create a day long festival of camping, community dialogues, and (of course) spirited music. Hosted north of Markdale, Ontario, the festival will take place on David's rural property called Crystal Journey Acres. We invite you to participate. Gates will open at noon for an afternoon of creating village, browsing vendor's stalls, and connecting with kindred participants.


"Come join Crystal Journey and friends for a magical evening of amazing music, sound and consciousness expansion" Gary Diggins, Brenda McMorrow, Dennis Gaumond, David Hickey and Jen Gillmor.Come and experience the healing sounds of Quartz Crystal Bowls, Paiste Planetary Gongs, Vibraphone, Santoor, Chanting, Singing, Electric and Acoustic Guitar, Didgeridoo and more.
<<<Full "Blue Moon" Night >>>
Saturday, September 1st
Crystal Journey Acres , Berkeley, ON
580089 Side Rd 60 (off Hwy 10, west side. 8.2 kms north of Markdale, ON)
4pm to Midnight - Gates open at noon
Cost $45/person, children under 12 free - Camping Space and light snacks provided. Camping gear NOT provided, bring all appropriate gear to camp.
905-928-9706 for more information.
There will be NO Drinking, Smoking and Drugs Permitted at this event. This is a Family and Enviromentally friendly event.


Pay Pal Link for tickets:  PAYPAL 
 Tickets available at:
The Ginger Press, 848 2nd Ave East, Owen Sound, ON. (519) 376-4233
SPIRIT SPACE STUDIO GALLERY, 18 Toronto St. (hwy 10) Flesherton, ON
Akasha's Den, 312 Lakeshore Rd E, Oakville (905) 844-5055
And at the gate the day of the show .
This will be an outdoor concert under a large tent (Rain or Shine)
Bring lawn chairs and blankets to lie on.


A current outline of the event includes:
At 4 p.m. an hour-long public forum will take place exploring land, lifestyle, ecology, farming, and the green movement.
At 5 p.m. a community dialogue will explore the role of the expressive and healing arts in bringing about social change.
A village needs to eat and so in the spirit of breaking bread, a 6 to 7 p.m. time has been set aside to prepare, share, or forage for food. (Bring your own nourishment AND bring some to share).
The evening concert is dedicated to sending out a Summer of Love energy through conscientious music. We'll transition into the music segment with Dennis Gaumond's presentation called 'The L-Rod Demonstration' (20 minutes)


The music program includes:
-       Dennis Gaumond and Jennifer Gillmor as BHADRA BLUE creating music that heals. Blues, jazz, and beyond.
-       Brenda McMorrow with Kathleen Gillis and Shannon Kingsbury sharing the beauty of "call and response" Kirtan music that opens hearts and voices.
-       Gary Diggins and Sonica Mystica conjuring up soulful soundscapes and imaginal landscapes on world instruments old and new.
-       David Hickey brings the "Sounds of the Solar System" To Life with Paiste Planet Gongs, Crystal Bowls, Vibraphone and Santoor.


When the Woodstock festival occurred in 1969, nearly 500,000 participants showed up rather unprepared for three days outdoors with limited food, toilets, or accommodation. For the Summer of Love 2012 gathering, here's an outline of some things you may want to bring: Water and personal water containers, food to eat and share, blankets or yoga mats, camping gear if you are saying overnight, chairs, flashlight, bug spray, sun hats, plates, cups, cutlery, sun screen lotion, and a whole lotta LOVE.


Blessings and Light, David