Event producers don’t always know the challenges they’ll face starting a destination festival. Knowing who will show up, what they’ll need to execute successfully and how it will impact the lives of locals isn’t always clear in the beginning. For Envision, it started out with a dream and a mission to reset the bar with an actually sustainable event … one that could regenerate the area and foster an intermingling between cultures with a positive ecological footprint. Its founders also had the hope of teaching a love of plant medicine and permaculture to anyone who participated in the event, whether they be Ticos or tourists.
Fast-forward to the present day. Envision is at the precipice of its eighth year in Costa Rica and despite there being a big focus on blending cultures, the event still pays homage musically to many fine aspects of Costa Rica. Local legends Patterns and Santos & Zurdo will be featured as part of a Latin American Showcase, also featuring Chilean funk sensation Matanza, an authentic afrobeat group from Colombia, La BOA, and top-shelf South African house producer Chancha Vía Circuito.