What fun! On Friday, June 21st, the Actual Solstice starts at 5:33 a.m. We’ll hold a Dawn Celebration at 1:02 p.m., when the sun reaches is northernmost point. At the ultimate celebration will take place at Solar Noon in the Tank with a Group Hum and Ringing of the Titanium Bell.

8:32 p.m. ’til late | Sunset into Night – Sonic Performances and Play, Tankster Gathering

Saturday, June 22
9am to 1pm – Open Saturday, Demo by Tatsuya Nakatani
1:30 pm – Lake Swim at Kenney Reservoir
8pm – Concert by Tatsuya Nakatani

Sunday, June 23
Tank Open House 10am to 1pm – Slow Beethoven Installation
Closing Ceremony at Noon
All events except the Saturday night concert are free of charge.

Here’s the concert info and ticket link
Bring an instrument, if you like. Come to sing!
See below for accommodations, camping, etc.

The Blue Mountain Inn and Suites is the Tank’s Lodging Partner in Rangely. It’s about a half mile from the Tank. Ask for the Tank rate.

We will for the first time offer a limited number of free campsites on the Tank property. If you want to camp at the Tank, you’ll need to bring your own water. We have porta-potty facilities. Reserve a site by emailing Please put Solstice Campsite in your subject line.

Other camping is available in town at the Buck ‘N Bull, in Dinosaur National Monument (an hour away) or on several million acres of federal land south of Rangely (head out White Avenue).

The Tank has folding chairs for the audience. You might also bring your blanket, and even lounge chairs, if you are listening to the concert outside. Do bring bug spray, sunblock, hat, water.

Best hike is Harpers Corner. Another good one, closer to Rangely, is The Carrot Men.

Tatsuya Nakatani and The TANK will lift the audience for the Eighth Annual Solstice Festival to new heights.

Nakatani is an avant-garde percussionist, composer, and artist of sound. His distinctive music centers around an adapted bowed gong, supported by an array of drums, cymbals, and singing bowls. With his personally hand-carved Kobo Bows, he has spent decades refining and developing his sound as an arrangement of formations of vibrations, incorporated in shimmering layers of silence and texture. Within this contemporary work, one can still recognize the dramatic pacing, formal elegance and space (ma) felt in traditional Japanese music.

Tatsuya Nakatani will perform in The TANK at 8pm on Saturday, June 22. The Solstice Festival itself will continue all weekend, June 21 to 23, with gatherings, demonstrations and opportunities for all to make sonic art in The TANK.

Purchase tickets for Tatsuya Nakatani here

Photo: Tatsuya Nakatani

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