Beep beep! What better fun to have running a hippie shop than with a hippie festival bus. The owners Doug and Jackie found this sweet 23′ school bus in upstate NY in January 2016. They envisioned a colorful and eclectic bus to take to local music festivals and events. After a 3-day drive back to Asheville, Doug and Jackie got to work. They hired local artist James Smith to emblazon the bus with some of history’s most iconic musicians – Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, Janis Joplin, John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix, and Jerry Garcia. For the last several years, the Karma Bus has been seen at many local WNC events:
  • Barnaroo at Franny’s Farm
  • Xpand Fest
  • LAAF Festival
  • Hominey Hoe-down
  • Asheville Mardi Gras Parade
  • Asheville Holiday Parade
  • Cold Mountain Music Fest
  • Blue Ridge Jam
  • A Very Jerry Birthday Bash
  • Shakedown Sunday
  • Asheville Hemp Fest
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