music & experiences that remind you why you’re on this planet
“The Guided Concert is much more an experience than it is a show. The relaxing, chill vibe of the room creates the perfect setting for the incredible music and storytelling of Ben Thomas.” - Scott Seaver
“The music and memory of this beautiful evening will linger with us and evokes the greatest of human feelings, unity, love and possibility.” - Sylvia Waimrin
“...Intimate, approachable, and deeply meaningful experiences that help people connect with wonder and mystery in a way that inspires, motivates, and provokes them to long for something more.” - Larry Boatright
A Guided Concert Experience with Singer/Songwriter Ben Thomas and special guests CJ Coulson and Daniel Bertsch
For so many of us, our days are filled with never-ending needs, demanding schedules, and those blinking, bleeping notification windows hovering over the top of the life we ACTUALLY want to be living.
“The Way Up Is The Way Down” Guided Concert Experience invites you to silence the noise and immerse yourself in a one-of-a-kind artistic, multi-sensory, musical journey filled with an unforgettable evening of rest, reflection, and reconnection. This is your opportunity to take part in a specially curated night of great music, wonderful friends, and a celebration of life together.
Step away from the chaos for an evening and take a deep breath, because you have something our world desperately needs.
And, it’s time you were reminded why you’re on this planet.
Guided Concert Experiences
Art and music have the ability to transcend our monkey brain logic and plug us into something mysterious and beautiful. Art and music have the ability to reconnect us to our purpose in a way that words alone fail to do. The experiences we create use music, art, storytelling and silence to reconnect us to this purpose and deepen the connection between us.
In your home
Invite your family and friends to an intentionally curated evening of music and connection. Our home experiences offer an intimate, guided concert right in the comfort of your living room. Create a memorable opportunity for those closest to you to breathe deep and be reminded why they are on this planet together. A unique, high-end alternative to a traditional party or a way to deepen the sense of community in your neighborhood.
With your team
Inject a dose of creativity and purpose into your team with an experience that will empower the individual and deepen the interpersonal connection between team members. Investing a couple hours together in a a guided concert experience that tunes people into their unique purpose has the potential to unlock a new levels of confidence and unity in your organization. Customizations are available for teams looking to infuse their unique values into the experience.
IN OTHER VENUES
Bars, cafes, theaters, clubhouses, yoga studios, amusement parks… Use your imagination! Let’s partner to gather to design a unique experience in an alternative space.
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Ben Thomas is an indie-folk-ish singer/songwriter who has, among other accomplishments, has written, recorded and released 5 full-length albums, and a dozen or so EPs and singles over the past ump-teen years. He currently resides in Southern California with his wife, writer and teacher Joy Thomas, and their two daughters, Lucy and Elliana.
In addition to his career as a recording and performing artist, Ben has also served on the staff of two different church communities in the Chicago area for 15 years, helping people connect with each other and God though liturgies and experiences on a weekly basis.
In 2016 Ben and his family moved to Southern California to launch a mentoring-focused recording studio and arts space in Santa Ana, leveraging the local arts community and creative culture to make an impact on under-resourced students.
Ben is currently finishing production on his 6th full length album and developing new and innovative ways to remind us why we are on this planet.