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Moab Music Festival

Moab Music Festival

Every September, the award-winning Moab Music Festival brings world-class musicians to stunning red rock venues around Moab, Utah for a feast of chamber music, jazz, and traditional music concerts. They call it “music in concert with the landscape,” celebrating old and new chamber music, jazz with a Latin flavor, and traditional music from around the globe.

4th Week of August–2nd Week in September

Moab Folk Festival

LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III AND PATTY LARKIN HEADLINE 2010 MOAB FOLK FESTIVAL

Join us for six days of hands-on workshops with nationally recognized instructors in a variety of courses ranging from songwriting and vocal performance to beginning and advanced guitar, mandolin and more.

Moab Folk Camp offers a supportive environment in which students can experience the joy of making music and learning new skills in a beautiful setting, away from everyday distractions, with a caring group of musical friends. If you’ve been looking for somewhere to get started playing music or improve your musical skills, you’ve found the right place.

Contact: Lisa Carter, assistant festival director, 435-259-3198 or [email protected]

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Grammy-winning Loudon Wainwright III and Patty Larkin will be the featured acts at the 2010 Moab Folk Festival in Moab, Utah.

Wainwright, who has been performing for 40 years as both a musician and actor, won a Grammy earlier this year in Traditional Folk music for his album High, Wide & Handsome. Larkin, who is making her second appearance at the Moab festival, celebrated her 25th year as a performer by releasing her new album 25, on which she performs with a roster of guest artists that reads like a music Hall of Fame.

Also on this year’s program are Sloan Wainwright, Loudon’s sister; Darol Anger, Sharon Gilchrist & Scott Law; Po’ Girl; Caroline Herring; Peter Mulvey; Elephant Revival; Tom Prasada-Rao; Tara Shupe & Broken Pony (with guest Nick Boyer of the Puddle Mountain Ramblers); and The Mile Markers. Performances will be at three venues: outdoors at Moab Ball Field, and indoors at Star Hall and Grand County High School.

Now in its eighth year, the Moab Folk Festival has grown into one of the nation’s top music showcases and has expanded the definition of “folk” to include music that reaches beyond traditional boundaries – including bluegrass, indie folk-rock, folk-fringe punk, celtic-folk and modern acoustic artists.

WabiSabi Fashion Show

WabiSabi Fashion Show 2011, Moab, Utah, Grand County, Southern Utah, Red Rocks, Fashion Designers, FundraiserNinth Annual WabiSabi Fashion Show Started as a small community fundraiser, the show has become an annual must see event in Moab, UT a town known for its extreme recreation. The fashion show brings out the extreme in winter entertainment, which this year promises to be more extravagant and eclectic than ever.

Each year artists and designers create outrageous theme based-fashion lines that are auctioned off as a fundraiser for Moab’s nonprofit organizations. Fashion designers whose intricate outfits are crafted by hand and only from recycled materials have sold for more than $600. Outfits from previous shows have included gladiators costumed in a kaleidoscope armor made from aluminum cans, dresses glittering with patterns made from smashed mirrors, and a “fur coat” made entirely from kids’ stuffed animals. This year’s fashion show theme is “Intergalactic” with each designer creating out of this world wearable art.

Absorb the amazing Moab winter culture at the biggest party of the year in Southeastern UT. Raise money for self-sufficient community programs and promoting the recycle, reuse and restyle mission of Wabi-Sabi thrift stores.

Amasa Trail Run

Trail Running, Run, Moab, Utah, Kane Creek Trail Head, Amasa Trail RunStart/finish are both at Kane Creek Trail head parking lot. Both events, the 6.5 and 9.5 milers, will both start together at 8:00 am. Runners will run on Kane Creek dirt road approximately 1.25 miles to the Amasa Back trail head. Runners will then drop down a steep rocky technical four wheel drive road into Kane Creek. Crossing Kane Creek (there may be water) runners will start a long technical climb to the first overlook, which is approximately 3 miles from the start line. Once runners have crested the first overlook they will run about 1 mile to the first aid station at the Jackson Hole/Amasa Back Junction, this will be 4 miles. 6.5 mile runners will veer right and head down the fast 2 mile technical single track back to the finish line. The other runners will head up still continuing up Amasa Back to the Amasa Back/Rock Stacker Junction, approximately 1 mile from aid station. Now runners will continue onto Rock Stacker and enjoy the fast single track, slick rock terrain, amazing views of Dead Horse Point and the mighty Colorado River just below them.

All runners will be impressed by the spectacular views of the Colorado River corridor, Behind the Rocks and the majestic snow capped La Sal Mountain range.

Packet Pick-up: Day of race at the Kane Creek trailhead
Race Date: Saturday April 9th, 2011
Where: Kane Creek trailhead, Moab, Utah
Start time for both events: 8:00 am

Directions to trailhead: From Center and Main head south and make a right on Kane Creek Blvd. (Burger King & Mc Donald’s on corner). Drive down Kane Creek Blvd tell Kane Creek turns into a dirt road, make sure not to veer onto 500 west, which will be about ¾ a mile from Kane Creek right hand turn.

All runners will receive a shirt

April 9, 2011 start time 8:00 am
Check in for race will be at 7:00am race day
Registration Fee $45   Field Limit 100

Contact Chris Martinez at [email protected]

GrassRoots Events
P.O. Box 27 Moab, UT 84532