The Info

Oniric Records and Simple Shoes are proud to announce the first annual Solutions for Dreamers Festival, an enviro-musical extravaganza on February 24, 2007 at the Arlington Theatre, to benefit Santa Barbara non-profit Heal the Ocean.

Michael Franti and Spearhead is headlining the Festival. Supporting bands beginning at 5:00 p.m. are ALO (Animal Liberation Orchestra), Matthew McAvene, Culver City Dub Collective and Dyson Sphere.

The afternoon portion of Solutions for Dreamers Festival opens at 1 p.m. in the Arlington promenade, featuring a wide array of booths and exhibits that showcase Santa Barbara non-profit and eco-friendly businesses. This family-friendly event will be a media-rich experience that brings environmental businesses together with captivating music, and breathtaking interactive art. Santa Barbara favorite Matthew McAvene will immerse all festival goers in his unique, artistic underwater world. This mixed-media experience integrates intelligent music with video presentations and larger than life displays. The Festival aims to both educate and empower the audience to respect and care for the world we live in.

Regularly priced tickets for the February 24, 2007 event are $25, $40 & $55, and VIP packages, which include prime seating, merchandise gift bags, a special VIP reception area, as well as an Artist Meet-and-Greet, are also available at $150 and $300.

Simple Shoes continues their supportive relationship alongside Oniric Records with sponsorship of the festival after two Solutions for Dreamers compilation albums. The latest Oniric CD, Solutions for Dreamers : Season 2, will be given to all ticket holders at the door of the Solutions for Dreamers Festival.

Heal the Ocean is a Santa Barbara non-profit citizensí action group that formed in 1998 out of public protest over the closing of local beaches due to pollution. The organization has grown into one of the most successful environmental groups in the country, one of the first to use cutting-edge research to pinpoint sources of pollution - including DNA and virus testing in the environment. Focusing on wastewater infrastructure, the group most recently achieved approval of a project to remove septic systems from the Rincon, a world-class surf area.