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Leapin’ Lizards! The popular comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world’s best-loved musicals.

Annie is a spunky Depression-era orphan determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations, befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and finds a new family and home in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy .

Winner of nine 1977 Tony Awards—including Best Musical—t his celebrated family show comes to Tuacahn at last! Featuring a bright tuneful score which has long since become a part of our nation’s cultural heritage, an eclectic mix of colorful characters, and a classic villainess, it’s no wonder this heartwarming show has become a contemporary classic.



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!!


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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.


Campfire Concerts in the Park

Utah Shakespearean Festival

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.


Shakespeearean Festival

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

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.

Mystic Hot Springs presents Wisebird Band

Wisebird Band, Rock Music, Mystic Music, Mystic Hot Springs, Sevier County, Utah, ConcertWisebird’s recently released self-titled album is a faithful testament to the band’s affinity for the roots of American music. The album captures the organic sound of Wisebird’s heralded live performances. With astonishing musicianship and a passion for song craft, Wisebird takes their audience on a journey–from the up-tempo, second line rhythm of “Immortal Blues” to the gospel-stomp of “Hell” to the gritty funk of “Daylight in the Swamp”. The impressive caliber of this ‘group on the rise’ is attributed to their years of hard work and dedication, which they continually bring to the table. Wisebird individually and collectively has shared the bill with such distinguished national acts as The Derek Trucks Band, The Doobie Brothers, Hot Buttered Rum, The Avett Brothers and many more. Wisebird has played shows from coast to coast, and has been warmly received at festivals such as Desert Rocks, Wakarusa and Las Tortugas. The band continues to garner new fans everywhere they go. With a well-earned popularity in the Western and Northern regions, Wisebird is currently digging their heels into the roots of the Austin music scene and delivering their addictive rhythmic vibes throughout the South and beyond. Hands-down; Wisebird is a show not to be missed.

  • Mystic Hot Springs
    475 E 100 N, Monroe, UT 84754-4235  (435) 527-3286
    Tuesday January 25, 2011 1/25/2011

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