Rising Appalachia

June 25th 2023, Denver, CO: 5pm - 8:30pm MDT

Join us for an intimate, limited-capacity gathering and acoustic set with members of Rising Appalachia, the night before their sold-out show!

Rising Appalachia is collaborating with The Denver HeartQuarters to put on this fundraising event for Denver’s 501(c)(3) community psychedelic resource center.

For 75 people, VIP Doors will open at 5:00pm for:

  • Meet & Greet with members of Rising Appalachia
  • Vinyl signing, cash bar socializing
  • Silent auction for enchanting, unique items & services procured by The HeartQuarters


Then, at 5:45pm, there will be a communal Blue Lotus & Cacao Ceremony as invocation of the space & music, led by Meaghan Len Richmond.


GA Doors will open for the acoustic show at 6:45pm, with a lounge and cash bar space available; acoustic set with members of Rising Appalachia begins at 7:30pm!


Rising Appalachia is a band formed by sisters Leah and Chloe Smith, who landed in New Orleans to contribute to the city’s rebirth after Hurricane Katrina. Influenced by the soulful sounds of NoLa and their upbringing in the Deep South, their folk-roots music incorporates elements of jazz, brass, and urban storytelling. The band’s commitment to social justice shines through their activism and support for feminist, climate, and prison reform causes.


The Denver HeartQuarters aims to promote the use of plant medicine for wellness and healing. They advocate for the integration of psychedelic and natural medicines through education, therapy, and ceremonies, emphasizing the idea that we can be each other’s medicine. The organization envisions a sustainable Healing Center that encompasses education, harm reduction services, and a bridging of scientific and mystic perspectives, serving as a blueprint to legitimize the nationwide use of entheogens as sacraments and medicines.