Tag Archives: Music Festivals

Dam Jam Bluegrass Festival

Rockport State Park

If you like camping and Bluegrass music, you’ll love Rockport’s annual Dam Jam Bluegrass Festival in Rockport’s Old Church campground area. Come and enjoy authentic Bluegrass music. Listen to local Bluegrass bands perform in the Old Church. If playing is your passion, stroll around the camp area and “jam” with other musicians.

August (Week 2) Annually
All Day Event, Camping

Rockport Dam Jam
Rockport State Park, Peoa

Spring City Bluegrass Festival

Spring City Arts Council presents The Spring City Bluegrass Festival annually in August. Great music and food and overnight camping is available.

  • Bluegrass Music
  • Fresh Country Air
  • Camping
  • Food Vendors
  • Quilt Show
  • Arts & Crafts

August 4-5, 2023
Multiple Times/Events

Spring City Bluegrass & Folk Festival Road Trip
Spring City Park, Spring City

Country Fan Fest

Utah Country Music Festival

  • Country Music Concert
  • Bull Riding
  • Carnival Rides
  • Ax Throwing
  • CornHole Tournament
  • Giant Beer Pong
  • Horseshoe Throwing
  • Free Utah AirGuns
  • Archery
  • Free Pool Party
  • Hot Air Balloon Rides
  • Camp Spa
  • Live Auctions
  • Best Campsite Contest

July 26-29, 2023
Multiple Times/Events

Country Fan Music Festival
Deseret Peak Complex, Tooele

Salt Lake City Jazz Festival

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Every early July since the inaugural Festival in 2001 – which featured some great performers in jazz, including Nancy Wilson, Chuck Findley, Eddie Daniels, Phil Woods, and Jack Jones- the Salt Lake City International Jazz Festival has brought together electrifying jazz artists and enthusiastic jazz audiences for a three or four-day celebration of jazz.

Postponed 2022

Salt Lake City Jazz Festival
Washington Square Park, Salt Lake

Utah State Instrument Championships

IAMA presents the Utah State Instrument Championships USIC with ten different competitions. Each of the five different contests has a Novice Division (for beginners) and an Open Division (for advanced players) contest. The five contests are Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Flatpick Guitar, and Fingerstyle Guitar.

  • Music Instrument Competition
  • Contests
  • Bluegrass
  • Flat-pick Guitar
  • Fingerstyle Guitar
  • Fiddle
  • Banjo
  • Mandolin

June 11, 2022, 9 am
June (Week 2) Annually

Utah State Instrument Championships
Intermountain Acoustic Music Association IAMA

Ogden Friends of Acoustic Music Festival

Ogden Friends of Acoustic Music Festival, Bluegrass, Ogden, Utah

Ogden Friends of Acoustic Music

Ogden’s Annual Music Festival (OFOAM) brings to you each year an incredible lineup of musicians, workshops, contests, food, and fun!

Ogden Friends of Acoustic Music was established in 2008 to bring more live acoustic music to Ogden with a mission to provide musical opportunities to the youth of Ogden. OFOAM is a non-profit organization run by an all-volunteer board of directors.

June 2-4, 2023, Multiple Times 

Ogden Friends of Acoustic Music Festival
Fort BDO, Ogden

Utah Arts Festival

The Utah Arts Festival is the largest outdoor multi-disciplinary arts event in Utah. Having garnered numerous awards internationally, nationally, and locally.  UAF Photo —UtahAgenda

More than 80,000 patrons enjoy four days of award-winning fine arts in the Artist Marketplace, live performances on five stages, local and international street theater, a short film festival, a fine arts exhibition, and culinary delights.

Children are fully immersed in the arts at the Art Yard where local nonprofits create hands-on projects; teenagers have an opportunity to explore their creative sides at the Urban Arts venue, and Artists At Work showcases the talents of local artist guilds as they set up and create art on-site.

June 23-25, 2023, Noon-Midnight

Utah Arts Festival
Library Square
500 South 300 East Salt Lake

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.

*Discontinued Event (2021)

Groovefest American Music Festival

Folk & Bluegrass Festival

IAMA, Kirkhams Outdoor Products and the Gallivan Center present an incredible night of folk and bluegrass music under the summer stars. Join the Gallivan Center for a spectacular lineup of today’s most inspiring bluegrass artists such as Hot Buttered Rum, Cosy Sheridan & TR Ritchie, Kristin Erickson, Lab Dogs, Kate Mac Leod & Shanahy, Josh Rosenthal, Mary Tebbs and Marv Hamilton. The Folk and Bluegrass Festival is Downtown SLC’s night to relax on the grass, enjoy a cold beverage and take in the very best in Bluegrass.

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