Tag Archives: Cultural

Healing Powers of Indian Music

Immerse yourself in the wisdom and music of India with Dr. Harre Harren, internationally known music therapist and speaker. Allow yourself to experience music as healing influence in your life.

  • 1:30-3:30 pm Workshop, The Healing Powers of Sacred Chants: An Influence on Planets and Health with Indian Music Therapy
  • 3:45-5:30 pm Healing Concert and Kirtan chanting
  • Vedic astrological readings by appointment



Dance Out Loud

Party, Dance, Socialize with Desert Wind Players (Live Band performing Middle Eastern Tribal Fusion Music) Alan Bachman (keyboards, mandolins, vocals), Andalin Bachman (flute, wind-synth), Brett ‘Angus’ Bowen (dumbek, congas, percussion), Isaiah Stewart (trap drums and percussion), Terence Hansen (guitars, vocals), Zjari (Vocals), Berno Danylik (bass, vocals), Rajab Juma (dumbek, riq)


Dance Out Loud

India Fest Pageant of the Ramayana

After 23 increasingly successful editions of the India Fest, few people in Utah County are ignorant of the fact that, once a year, you can go to India without spending a lot of money. You can have India right in the middle, of all places, … Spanish Fork!

Over 4,000 people attended last year’s celebration, and India Fest 2009 could be the biggest one yet, thanks to the enthusiastic increase of promotional efforts on the part of the organizers, the majestic, overlooking presence of the Krishna temple at the festival site, and a natural amphitheater which can accommodate thousands.

Set around the Rajastani style, multi domed temple, the eight acre festival site will feature world class entertainment, cuisine, a gift shop, art, photography, cultural exhibits on India, a gala pageant of the epic Ramayana, the burning of a 20’ high ten-headed demon named Ravana, and spectacular fireworks.

5:30 pm Rasika Kumar and dancers from the Abhinaya Dance Company (Madhav Vissa, Anjana Dasu, Priya Patel, Divya Patel, and Pia (Priyanka) Mishra ) will grace the India Fest with their presence. Abhinaya’s Founder and Artistic Director, Mythili Kumar, will also be appearing in a special performance.

Delicious hot multi-course meals of Indian curry with home made cheese (paneer), blueberry hallava, spicy Bengali rice, and giant lentil chips (papadams) will be served throughout the evening. There will be Indian drinks such as Peach lassi, and Nimbu pani, as well as sweets and pizza for the less adventurous.


India Festival

Snowbird Tent Revival

The Snowbird Renaissance Center is excited to present this first ever HISTORIC music festival, focused on the roots of gospel music which integrates black and white cultural expressions of the music that laid the foundation for all American music.

Featuring: Blind Boys of Alabama, Mavis Staples, Mike Farris & the Roseland Rhythm Revue featuring the McCrary Sisters, JJ Grey and Mofro, The Legendary Soul Stirrers, The Sacred Shakers, Cory Mon & the Starlight Gospel, and the The Calvary Baptist Choir.

In addtion there will be free workshops, a Sunday Hat Contest and lots more fun!

Aug. 14-16, 2009

  • Friday: 5:30pm – 11:00pm
  • Saturday: 1:00pm – 11:00pm
  • Sunday: 1:00pm – 9:00pm


Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort – Various performances, workshops and contests will take place in and around the Snowbird Event Tent.


Snowbird Tent Revival

Bountiful/Davis Summerfest International

(BDSI) is a program of the Bountiful/Davis Art Center and was started as an art festival in 1974. The distinctive program of international performances was added in 1988. The roots of the festival are grounded in the arts and it remains a showcase for artists. The international and cultural performances were included to give local residents a unique entertainment and educational experience that stands out as an exciting addition to the community and is unequaled by any other art and cultural program in the state.

Artist Booths and Food Booths
The 21st annual Bountiful/Davis Summerfest International (BDSI) to be held August 6th to 8th, at Bountiful City Park.  BDSI will have up to 50 fine arts and crafts booths and 12 ethnic food booths at the festival.


Folk Dancers

World Stage! Concert Series

August 03, 2009 – WorldStage! concert series presents Jason Hewlett – music, comedy, dancing & singing impressions
August 10, 2009 – WorldStage! concert series presents “World Travelers” – International music and dance from around the world

Address: 1355 West 3100 South
West Valley City, UT 84119
Location: Utah Cultural Celebration Center
Hours: Concert begins at 8 pm
Doors open at 7 pm
Contact: (801) 965-5100
Cost: Free



Morning Star – Native American Dance & Music

This year Monday Family Nights will be filled with colors, sounds, music and dance from around the world. Local Utah cultural groups from diverse backgrounds will provide a wonderful night to enjoy the music and dance from their heritage while children enjoy crafts and activities associated with the many cultures. Join us as we explore the world of diversity in our own community!

Bring a picnic and a blanket and spend the evening in the Garden with your family. Performances will be held in the Orangerie or Amphitheater.

Regular Garden Admission/Members Free

Monday Family Night Rate $24(Includes 2 adults and up to 4 children)