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Utah Shakespearean Festival

Utah Shakespearean Festival, Theatre, Southern Utah, Cedar CityThe Utah Shakespeare Festival presents life-affirming classic and contemporary plays in repertory, with Shakespeare as our cornerstone. These plays are enhanced by interactive experiences which entertain, enrich, and educate.

The Summer Festival offers free nightly Greenshows featuring music, song, and tales on two outdoor stages; the New American Playwrights Project, showcasing work of new playwrights; free literary seminars, Tuesday–Sunday, discussing the season’s plays; bi-weekly props, actor, and costume seminars; backstage tours; and play orientations before all shows.

The Fall Festival offers free literary seminars, Wednesday–Sunday, discussing the season’s shows; free actor seminars every Wednesday and Friday; free props seminars every Thursday and Saturday; intimate and detailed backstage tours Thursdays and Saturdays; and play orientations before all shows.

The Utah Shakespearean Festival was founded in 1961 and presented its first season in 1962. It was started in response to two influences: summer tourists desiring more evening activities after visiting the area’s six national parks, and a young actor’s desire to produce great theatre. Festival Founder Fred C. Adams, having just come to Cedar City after trying out the New York theatre scene for a few years, was new to the College of Southern Utah (now Southern Utah University) in 1959. However, seeing 150,000 annual summer tourists to the area, he knew he had a great potential audience for a theatre festival. Excited by the idea, he packed up his notes and ideas and visited Ashland, Oregon, the site of the granddaddy of all Shakespeare festivals, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. While there, he closely observed operations and was befriended by Angus Bowmer, the OSF founder, whom Adams interviewed extensively. On the long ride back to Cedar City, the Utah Shakespearean Festival was born.

June – October Season with plays and activities Monday – Saturday.

Campfire Concert in the Canyon

The Southwest Wildlife Foundation in conjunction with Groovacious will host the third in its series of family-friendly outdoor CAMPFIRE CONCERTS IN THE CANYON on Friday, September 25th.  The last and final Campfire Concert for the year will feature Wood, Skin & Steel of Southern Utah, Bottled Monkey of Southern Utah.These entertaining, fun, musical get-togethers feature local and touring talent and begin at 8:00PM and are free to the public.

The Southwest Wildlife Foundation Park is located 1 1/2 miles east of Cedar City’s Main Street, up Cedar Canyon on Highway 14. The campfire pit is found at the south side of Coal Creek toward the end of the walking path. Parking is available at the Wildlife Foundation sign and a walking bridge is located several yards to the west.

The musicians will be play from 8:30 PM to approximately 10:30 PM. The campfire concerts is a casual and impromptu experience and participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, lanterns and flashlights, hotdogs, marshmallows and any other food for roasting. Drinks are also encouraged although alcoholic beverages are prohibited. There is some seating at the site. For additional information about The Campfire Concerts in the Canyon series, call 435-867-9800.

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Campfire Concerts in the Park

Cedar City Arts Festival

Besides 40 art booths, we’ll feature live music on the performance stage, featuring some of Cedar city’s finest musicians. Here is the schedule:
Friday –
11:00 Matt Briggs – folk singer
12:00 Aubrey Shirts – keyboardist
1:00 Ryan Kay – folk singer
2:00 Marisa Barth – solo violin
3:00 Austin Joseph – singer/songwriter
4:00 Dolce Quartet – string quartet
5:00 SUU Woodwind Ensemble – flute group
6:00 Steven Swift – singer/songwriter

Saturday –
11:00 Riley Sisters – fiddle duet
12:00 Cellomania – cello group
1:00 Steven Swift – singer/songwriter
2:00 Color Country Winds – woodwind band
3:00 Wood, Skin & Steel – eclectic international folk group
4:00 Karyn Whittemore – singer/songwriter
5:00 Matt Clegg – pop singer
6:00 Bagpipe – bagpipe

Please come out and support the artists and musicians!!

http://www.cedarcityartscouncil.org/fall_arts/index

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Photo by Scotty Reed Photography

Campfire Concerts in the Canyon

The Southwest Wildlife Foundation in conjunction with Groovacious will host the third in its series of family-friendly outdoor CAMPFIRE CONCERTS IN THE CANYON on Friday August 28, 2009. These entertaining, fun, musical get-togethers feature local and touring talent and begin at 8:00PM and are free to the public.

The Southwest Wildlife Foundation Park is located 1 1/2 miles east of Cedar City’s Main Street, up Cedar Canyon on Highway 14. The campfire pit is found at the south side of Coal Creek toward the end of the walking path. Parking is available at the Wildlife Foundation sign and a walking bridge is located several yards to the west.

This month’s program will be JOE CLARK with RYAN KAY, RHETT BOSWELL of Cedar City, RUTH ANN SHARP of Las Vegas.

The musicians will be play from 8:30 PM to approximately 10:30 PM. The campfire concerts is a casual and impromptu experience and participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, lanterns and flashlights, hotdogs, marshmallows and any other food for roasting. Drinks are also encouraged although alcoholic beverages are prohibited. There is some seating at the site.

The last and final Campfire Concert for the year with be Friday, September 25 with Wood, Skin & Steel of Southern Utah, Bottled Monkey of Southern Utah. For additional information about The Campfire Concerts in the Canyon series, call 435-867-9800.

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Campfire Concerts in the Park

Groovefest American Music Festival

groovefest-american-music-festival-banner-250xGroovefest American Music Festival is Cedar City, Utah’s premiere all music festival and has gotten bigger and better since it’s beginning in 2002! The family-oriented event runs annually the third weekend of June at the Cedar City Main Street Park and other venues in the historic downtown.

Since 2002, Groovefest has grown from its humble beginnings as a small handful of music lovers gathered for a few hours to hear music in a back parking lot, to a major four-day festival event with over 30,000 in attendance. Festival-goers come to Cedar City from all over the United States to hear and see performers from all over the world.

The Groovefest crew and volunteers transform the park into a full-fledged celebration of outdoor music and fun. Vendor booths selling food, art and gifts set-up and as well as a kid’s corner with inflatable rides. Two stages host over fourteen national touring acts and several local musicians for two days of music beginning at noon and continuing until 11:00 PM both Friday and Saturday.

The Groovefest American Music Festival is a five day festival that is dedicated to American music, whether it is Blues & Folk, Bluegrass & Country Western, Americana, Jazz, Jam… well, the list goes on.

Contact Tim and Lisa Cretsinger, 173 N 100 W, Cedar City, UT 84720
Email [email protected] or call (435) 867-9800

Groovefest American Music Festival