'Peace, Love & Change' in Cannondale

Organizers hope to attract hundreds of visitors to Cannondale on Saturday for a Peace Love Yoga Change festival being hosted on the Yogapata campus.

The second annual festival — running from 9:45 to 4 on Sept. 20 — is a part of Playing for Change Day, an international event whose proceeds are used to build music and art schools throughout the world. Three hundred thirty-nine events will be held in 54 countries this year alone.

The simple premise of “community” led to the organization of the festival in Wilton, says Yogapata owner Tracy Bleier.

“Music brings people together, and yoga translates to ‘coming together’,” she said Friday. “We’re hoping to raise the vibrations in the community for a good cause.”

Unlike any other Playing for Change festival, Yogapata is the first to coordinate an event around both music and yoga — though “coordinate” is a misleading word, Ms. Bleier would say.

“This is a grass-roots effort. We’re not concert promoters. This is all based on word-of-mouth. We’re giving our neighbors the chance to create an event around something they love, and we’re giving them to space to do that,” she said.

During the festival, Yogapata’s instructors will run workshops throughout the day inside their 19th Century tobacco barn studio, while local bands play outside from 10 to 4.

Yoga workshops and concerts will be staggered throughout the day, allowing attendees to participate in both sides of the festival.

Outside of Yoga and music, a number of local food trucks will be in attendance — including Lobster Craft and Snappy Dawgs Gourmet Street Food.

A vendor marketplace will showcase area merchants and organizations, like Joey D-URSO, a tie-dye specialist, Love Sees jewelry, and Pro-Mindful, a Fairfield County philanthropy that has agreed to match proceeds up to $1,000.

Ms. Bleirer says the festival still has room for vendors, who are asked to make a $50 donation per table.

Tickets for the festival are $40 for a full day of music and yoga, $25 for one yoga class, $25 for music only, and $15 for a kid’s ticket. Children under 10 are free.

Information: 203-210-7750 or belong@yogapata.com.