The Passion Collective

passion collective - A number of individuals working together with a compelling emotion or feeling

The Passion Collective.

col·lec·tive- a collective body; a gathering; a collection of extracts; a number of individuals working or acting together.

pas·sion- any powerful or compelling emotion or feeling, as love or hate.

pas·sion col·lec·tive- A number of individuals working or acting together with a powerful or compelling emotion or feeling.

It was a November afternoon that I sat on the front porch of my local cafe and deeply thought about an idea; Nothing out of the ordinary as I did this often and much. I drank lukewarm coffee and discussed with some old acquaintances the idea of a group of young adults putting together a “Rolling-Stone” type magazine/website; To tell you the truth, many talented people laughed and shook off the offer, for that I am deeply saddened because they’re going to miss one hell of a ride. I proceeded to reach out to all different types of people from all different walks of life, many haven’t even met yet. That is the beauty of it. It’s as if I'm placing together the pieces of a puzzle, slowly but surely. Our generation is in need of something refreshing. Our brains will race and our eyes will quickly process what lies before us. What lies before us is The Passion Collective, a collective production founded in New York. It will be fueled by talent, hard-work, and most of all passion. It will only work if YOU contribute your piece of passion to the puzzle. Everyone is passionate about something. I, Zachary Franck have selected a group of unique individuals who all bring something to the table. From poets to journalists, photographers to bloggers, sports enthusiasts to hip-hop heads, I promise you that there is something for everyone. I truly believe in this and I believe in you. This project will stay true to it's name, always.Unlike other websites/magazines,The Passion Collective will actually make you think. As Hunter S. Thompson once said, “Buy the ticket, Take the ride”. Please join The Passion Collective as we all embark on this journey together; Why would you watch the puzzle being built when you can help build it!?

Pack Your Bags, Disc Jam is Finally Here! [Preview]

Written by Zachary Franck

There is a big difference between corporatized music festivals and grassroots music festivals, especially when it comes to the overall vibe. Over the past ten years, a good amount of festivals have come and gone, some good and some not-so-good. It’s far from easy to create and continue to build a music festival that thrives in today’s day and age without a big budget backing. So, when one breaks the mold and evolves to the next level, it’s undoubtedly special, and that’s exactly what Disc Jam is. Disc Jam Music Festival has been held at three different venues, in two different states, and never once lost its footing on the climb to success. Tony Scavone has established a team of individuals that are truly passionate about live music, with one mission in mind, to create the best possible experience for those that are attending. The festival reached capacity for the first-time last year and there’s a good possibility that it will happen again this year.

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From June 6th to June 9th, Disc Jam Music Festival will take place at Gardner’s Farm in Stephentown, NY. This venue has been one of the defining factors in the festival’s growth. The grounds are ideal for the layout, with more than enough room for camping, while still being compact enough for the stages to be close. Besides the two mainstages and the tent stage, the woods stage gives patrons another area to check out and explore. Not only do attendees love the layout of the festival, multiple artists have spoken about how much they enjoy it. If you’ve never been, the simplicity is extremely easy to figure out. All the vendors are in the mainstage area and there is a gas station across the street from the festival for any other items you may need.


The Disc Jam Fam is what makes this festival what it is today. There is a collective of musicians and individuals that work in the industry that have been in attendance for years. Together, they’ve built a strong foundation with love for the music and love for the festival itself. This year is a culmination of both and it’s evident when looking over the lineup. From one familiar act to the next, the schedule is strong from start to finish. From Aqueous and Circles Around The Sun on Thursday to Dopapod and Sunsquabi on Friday, the first two days are more than solid. Saturday is by far one of the best single days of music this summer: Lotus with Barber and Friends, John K & The West Philly Fadeaway, Papadosio, Kung Fu, Ghost Light and the list goes on and on. Then, on Sunday, the final day of the festival, you get Pink Talking Fish, Ghost Light (again), Star Kitchen (one of the hottest new acts in the scene), and DrFameus!

TPC’s 7 Acts Not To Miss:

1.   Lotus with Barber and Friends

2.   John K’s West Philly Fadeaway

3. Space Bacon

4.   Lespecial

5.   Star Kitchen

6.   CIA + Friends

7.   Horizon Wireless

This year’s lineup is balanced and authentic, there is something for everyone throughout the weekend. For a lot of people, this is the first festival of the summer, so be safe, stay hydrated, and look out for one another. The Disc Jam team is elated to have everyone back, let’s hope that the weather stays on our side all weekend long. If you have any questions about the festival, please do not hesitate to ask, the staff is there to ensure that you have the best weekend possible. Well, there’s nothing else to say, pack your bags, Disc Jam is finally here!

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