mother earth sound system

about us

Founded in the San Francisco bay area 1993, Mother Earth Sound System is now primarily based in Denver, Colorado, with members in SF, Portland and Los Angeles. Since 1997, MESS has focused on doing outdoor Full Moon Gatherings throughout the Rocky Mountains, as well as intimate indoor events that focus on the deep connection and flow found in the fusion of music and community.


Mother Earth Sound System has always strived to create a special sort of social environment informed by music, meditation and dance. An environment in which all people feel welcome, safe to express themselves freely, free to move in response to the music and each other. We have found that the practice of gathering to dance has the potential to transform individuals and relationships. Dancing on the earth, we have found a connection to nature and the temporary realization of a more equitable society. We are creators of culture who strive to honor our responsibility to our culture and our planet. We aim to use music and dance as tools of liberation.

giving back

We feel an extra responsibility to offer material support to those communities and environments in which we gather; we are not tourists. We promote and adhere to Leave No Trace principles, and deeply respect the value of our outdoor spaces. Furthermore, we strive to extend a portion of the resources generated during our gatherings towards supporting safe spaces beyond the gathering itself. We feel this is entirely consistent with an organization that has offered up this simple and timeless advice from its inception: ALWAYS RESPECT YOUR MAMA!

Mother Earth Sound System