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story.lead_photo.caption Ginger Doss (left) and Lynda Millard will perform the Goddess Festival concert they intended to, but it's moved to an online platform. (Courtesy Photo)

Like so many events, the 2020 Goddess Festival has been postponed.

"We are happy and excited to tell you that next year's festival is already scheduled for March 18-21, 2021, at the Mount Sequoyah Retreat Center in Fayetteville, with more space and a beautiful setting," says organizer John Treat. "We remain committed to weaving a community that believes in the equality of shared knowledge, the peace of common ground and the love of the Divine Feminine while nurturing our connection to Mother Earth. This year we had a tremendous response from vendors, workshop providers, musicians, performers, artists and the public. Be watching for updates in the fall."

FAQ

Goddess Festival

Concert

WHEN — 7 p.m. Saturday

WHERE — Online at onlineconcertthing.com

COST — $5-$10

INFO — goddessfestival.com

But the festival's Planning Circle also has an online offering for everyone who might be missing out. The scheduled Saturday night concert with SJ Tucker, Ginger Doss and Lynda Millard will take place in cyberspace.

"Every time we perform, we hope to brighten the world a little more and bring joy, healing and connection to the people we play for," says Doss, a singer, songwriter, music producer and inspirational speaker who has made Fayetteville her home for the past five years. "It is a spiritual expression and experience for us and for many who listen. This show is very special because it is the first time the Goddess Festival has had to cancel public gatherings."

Doss says she first came to the area in 2009 to perform for Diversity Weekend in Eureka Springs and "fell in love," returning again and again until she finally settled in Northwest Arkansas in 2015. Joining her for the Saturday night concert will be her longtime musical cohort, Lynda Millard, "whose beautiful songs with dazzling flute and bass thrill music lovers of all types," Doss says. Millard, who like Doss hails from Austin, Texas, moved to Fayetteville a year ago following Doss.

Although they play many types of spiritual gatherings all over the United States and Canada and are often heard at Unity of Fayetteville, Doss says the duo's music fits the Goddess Festival perfectly, with this concert marking their fourth performance.

"The Goddess Festival is a celebration of the divine feminine in all her many forms, and our music touches the heart of the divine connection," she says.

"It is my desire to raise the vibe on the planet through my music and all the ways spirit moves me -- to heal, uplift, transform and ultimately strengthen and empower the connection between people and their divine nature," Doss explains. "I believe we can heal, and music is one of the most powerful ways that can happen. It is a gift I can share, and I truly believe it is what I am here to do."

Doss and Millard will be performing on a new concert platform.

"At the moment you can access all concerts from this one link, onlineconcertthing.com," Doss explains. "Then click on the concert of your choice posted on the front page."

The performers ask for an admission fee of $5-$10.

"We need to connect now more than ever," Doss says. "We are grateful for the ability to do this. Everyone is welcome, and the proceeds support the performers, our streaming platform, and the Goddess Festival itself."

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