about Us

About us

Known as the “Portal of Live Music” or “Oasis of Live Music at Burning Man," Reverbia is a live music camp that shares over 130 hours of programming during the week of Burning Man on 4.5 different stages:

  • Main Stage

  • Embassy Shade Stage

  • Jam & Tea House Acoustic Space

  • Radiance Dome Chill Space

 

Our schedule offering includes:

  • Yoga and meditations to live Music

  • Dance workshops

  • Singer-songwriter showcases

  • Live music concerts

Check out our Programming for more details, and various Special Programs.

Reverbia is also home to several interactive art installations including:

  • The Radiance Dome: A sound and light interactive installation dome that can be seen far across the playa, drawing Burners like moths to a light

  • The Ninth Node: A Sound Interactive Dome, where everyone is a sound producer

  • The Rubens Tubes: Sound Interactive Dancing Fire Art out of metal heart and tubes

  • The Art Wall: An Interactive Art Mural, painted during our Main Stage performances.

 

Reverbia practices the 10 Principles of Burning Man and is a camp of diversity across the spectra of age, culture, race, gender, and more. Respect is our underlying philosophy, and we seek individuals who are kindred spirits in teamwork, unity, balance, green thinking, and the enjoyment of live music. We're also huge fans of everyone who can keep a positive mental attitude when dust is found in places never thought possible!

2019 Team Leads (in no particular order)
 
Successful Theme Camps at Burning Man require a massive amount of organization... Reverbia would not be possible without the tireless efforts of our extensive Leadership Team. In form with The Burning Man 10 Principles, our Leadership team is Volunteer based, gifting their time from Spring through September in order to bring the magic of Reverbia to life, year after year. Our Leadership Mantra is to "Lead by Example" as we hold ourselves in the highest accountability to "Practice what we Teach". Reverbia Leadership Character expectations are: Patience in a Harsh Environment, Mentoring, Tolerance, Respect, Kindness, and an ability to strangely laugh during adversity. Support your Camp Leadership at Reverbia with the same character... along with hugs and encouraging words, which are always welcomed. It takes quality Leadership to raise a quality Community!!!
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Doug Abrahams

Camp Director, Programming,

Layout & BMORG Liaison

"Never say no until absolutely not."

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Nelson "Burt" Sherrill

Infrastructure Core Lead

"If we build it, they will come.

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Erik Shapiro

Head Chef

Metal head brings culinary art to unite a community!

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Yona Appletree

Infrastructure - Radiance Dome & Teahouse

"Okay, WE NEED EVERYONE to lift the dome in 5 minutes."

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Is this You?

DPW - Water Systems

Getting us wet and un-thirsty.

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Clif Cox

Communication, WiFi & BMORG Liaison

Finder of "the little light that isn't twinkling."

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Rey Torres

Financial Manager

Show me the invoice!

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Toni Tone

Decor & Design - Stage

Rainbows, flags & puppet homes.

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Quentin "Q" de Lorenzis

Sound Lead

Sound engineers equal their weight in gold.

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Henni Terness

Operations Manager

Mistress of spreadsheets, admin & web stuff.

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Mike "Kobalt" Tribes

DPW Core Lead

Saving all of our energy for Reverbia.

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Michael "Muttley" Hackett

Art Installations, Infrastructure, Stage & Offsite Property Manager

Welding scrap metal into valuable art.

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Cole Slatt

Infrastructure - Embassy & Camping Structures

"The day our youth will be in charge... is now."

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Colin Fitzgerald

DPW - Power

"I'll be there in a second."

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Meowdeline "Magic" Dodge

Kitchen Management - Prep & Burn Week Coordinator

Putting out kitchen fires in her own weird way.

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Dan "Just Dan"

Volunteer Coordinator

Wrangler of shifts & playdates.

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Athena Rosette

Placement Lead

Greeting all equal and the same.

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Michael Fedyna

Webmaster

Business addict getting high off of Reverbia structuring.

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Wendy Deakins

Registration

Wrangler of camp members and director.

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Brandon Behr

Build Coordinator Lead

"I think we can do that."

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Daniel "Monk" Fallon

Transportation & Infrastructure

Driving trucks, building structures & serving mom's fudge.

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Seva Batkin

OSHT (Safety)

15 days since the last injury.

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JP Robinson

DPW - Programming & Lighting

To illuminate or not to illuminate?

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Holly Ampersand

Kitchen Management - Staff

Filling empty bellies to produce high mileage smiles.

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Vanessa Green

Decor & Design Lead

Metamorphosis from drab to glam.

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Seth "Shmu" Felix

Program Management Lead & Booking Scout

Knocking out the big shows.

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Sarah "The Show" Howard

Acculturation

Teaching us those principles.

Former Leads - Available for Consultation:

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Ali M Squared

Former Camp Production

Once the right arms & legs of Reverbia.

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Ashley Gartshore

Former Build & Operations Manager

"Work hard, then play hard!"

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Bob "Cosmo" Zook

DPW and Infrastructure Scientist

Creating sustainable ideas and jokes for harsh environments.

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Michael Mowgli

Booking, Music Scout, Program & Sound

Intrepid traveller.

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Berm McCandless

Former Infrastructure Lead

Hammer in one hand. Beer in the other.

Past Years Team Leads
2019 Team Leads