In conjunction with the Annual Ogden Music Festival. Nine contests, with five “Open” divisions and four “Novice” divisions, featuring Flatpick Guitar, Fingerstyle Guitar, Bluegrass Fiddle, Banjo and Mandolin.
Annual Utah State Instrument Championships
Friday, Saturday and Sunday 1st Week in June Fort Buenaventura Park
2450 A Ave , Ogden, UT 84401-2203
Enjoy free, informal, hour-long concerts at beautiful Brigham Young Historic Park on Tuesday and Friday evenings throughout June, July, and August. All ages are welcome. Limited seating is provided; blankets and lawn chairs are allowed.
The Brigham Young Historic Park is on the southeast corner of State Street and 2nd Avenue (North Temple), one block east of Temple Square.
If the weather is bad, concerts will be held in the Assembly Hall on Temple Square. For more information, call 1-801-240-3323.
Rodeo, entertainment, parade, Pioneer corner, 12K fun run, and the Peach cook-off. The Hurricane Canal trek, fiddling contest, quilt show, and a wide variety of booths displaying commercial and homemade goods. The traditional displays, always a staple of the event, will be featured in the Hurricane Elementary building.
Last Week of August
Peach Days Hurricane City, Utah 84737 (435) 635-2811
Heber City celebrates its 16th Annual Cowboy Poetry Gathering and Buckaroo Fair in grand fashion with top western entertainers, including Ian Tyson, the Bar J Wranglers, Sons of the San Joaquin, Red Steagall, Hot Club of Cowtown, Suzy Boggus, R.W. Hampton and Wylie & the Wild West, with renowned cowboy poet Waddie Mitchell as the host.
The 16th annual gathering will feature 10 main concerts and shows; nonstop cowboy poetry and entertainment; more than 40 western booths with arts, crafts and cowboy gear; Mountain Man Camp; Cowboy Church; The Wild West Show “Famous Outlaws of the West”; fiddle, guitar, harmonica and mule-driving clinics; Cowboy Express Train; Impact of the Horse, mustang horse competition; Cowboy Buckaroo Ball and more. Souvenirs include the Heber City’s 16th Annual Cowboy Poetry Gathering and Buckaroo Fair poster painted by Karl Thomas, a membership pin and a CD with poems and songs from all the artists.
Ten Main Headliner Shows * Jim Hicks Horsemanship Forum * Horse and Mule Driving Clinic * Mountain Man Trading Post * Western Writers of America *Fiddle/Guitar Workshop * Cowboy Express Train * Cowboy Film Festival * Impact Of The Horse * Buckaroo Dance * Cowboy Church * Wild West Show * Western Booths * Jam Sessions
Finest Western Entertainment
Waddie Mitchell * Bar J Wranglers * Riders In The Sky *Ian Tyson * Sons Of The San Joaquin * Wylie And The Wild West * Red Steagall * Juni Fisher * Susy Bogguss * Belinda Gail * Sourdough Slim * Brenn Hill * R W Hampton * Doris Daley * Jeff Carson * Andy Nelson * Rich and Valerie O’Brien * Hot Club Of Cow Town * Chris Isaac * Adrian * and many more…
Swagger is a high energy Irish Rock band out of Park City, Utah. The group blends Irish and Scottish traditional sounds with American Rock, Ska, Funk, Reggae, Jazz, Country & Folk, to create a solid yet experimental sound.
Well known for their lively stage performances the group has enjoyed immediate success since their early beginnings in 2007. In 2008 Swagger released “Trouble on the Green”, followed by the 2010 release of “The Grave”. Several new songs were polished up by the addition of Eric Slaymaker on Tin Whistle & Kenny Gordon on Keyboards. 2 new live videos have also been added to a new website & logo.
During the winter months the lads can be found pumping out their infectious brand of Celtic Rock at popular ski resorts in Park City, Sun Valley, Jackson Hole & The Grand Targhee Ski Resort. Annual events for the band include the Sundance Film Festival, Boise Highland Games, Deer Valley Concerts Series, Las Vegas Casinos & festivals across the mid-mountain west. The group organized Utah’s 1st. Irish Music Festival at Deer Valley & kicked it off with The Young Dubliners as their headliner. Plans are in the works for the 2nd annual in 2011.
Join us on Saturday, August 28th for a Free Folk & Bluegrass Festival present by the Intermountain Acoustic Music Association. Concert will be presented on Gallivan Avenue due to the construction in Gallivan Plaza. Vendors will be available for food & beverage! These free concert is present as a thank you to the members of IAMA and to the general public for the support of Folk, Bluegrass, Americana & Isle music.
Returning to Ogden to open the 2009-20 Cultural Affairs season are Irish fiddle virtuoso, Martin Hayes, and American guitarist, Dennis Cahill. The duo has garnered international renown for taking traditional Irish music to the very edge of the genre, holding listeners spellbound with slow-building, fiery performances.
Martin Hayes is regarded as one of the most extraordinary talents to emerge in the world of Irish traditional music. His unique sound, his mastery of his chosen instrument – the violin – his acknowledgement of the past and his shaping of the future of the music, combine to create an astonishing and formidable artistic intelligence. He is the recipient of major national and international awards: most recently the prestigious Gradam Ceoil, Musician of the Year 2008 from the Irish language television station TG 4; previously Man of the Year from the American Irish Historical Society; Folk Instrumentalist of the Year from BBC Radio; a National Entertainment Award (the Irish ‘Grammy’); six All-Ireland fiddle championships – before the age of nineteen – and cited by the Irish Sunday Tribune as one of the hundred most influential Irish men and women in the fields of entertainment, politics and sports in the year 2000, as well as one of the most important musicians to come out of Ireland in the last fifty years.
Brian Thurber presents Texas swing or contest style fiddling which has its roots in the juke joints and roadhouses of the pre WWII southwest. Many of the basic melodies go back hundreds of years, but the chords that back up the tunes are modern swing chords. He also includes bluegrass, Celtic and contra dance music. Brian Thurber studied classical violin and started playing bluegrass and old fiddle tunes when he moved to Whatcom County in the 1970s. He has played in several local groups and currently plays with Katz and Dogz and the Dunton Sisters.