SPRINGDALE – With the majestic scenery of Zion National Park as its backdrop, the fourth annual Zion Canyon Music Festival promises an uplifting weekend of music, art and fun in the Southern Utah sun.
At the town ballfield, visitors can browse through booths featuring original artworks, handmade crafts, musical instruments and samplings from local restaurants, all the while enjoying performances by Terry Evans, The Brothers Comatose, The Shakers and The Brian Jordan Band. Shows by The Warburtons, The Hawley Rollers, John Van Wagoner and Trevor Green will also be held on the Z-Arts Stage.
An annual tradition, the “beer garden” features unique ales from Wasatch and Squatters Brewers. A Kid Zone is provided for younger members of the family, with games, a bounce house, slides and a rock climbing wall. The festival’s aim is to bring artists and craftsmen of local and national renown together in a fun, friendly atmosphere.
Zion Canyon is a “Leave No Trace” event, meaning that eco-friendliness is emphasized. A portion of the proceeds will benefit “Green Springdale,” the town’s renewable energy project. A solar power generator providing 80 percent of the power for the waste treatment facility, 50 percent for drinking water pumps and 60 percent for the ballfield has already been installed and another is in the works.
The festival is sponsored by numerous businesses of all stripes, including Canyon Media Broadcasting, Baja Broadband, Rocky Mountain Power and the Cliffrose Lodge and Gardens, which have allowed admission to remain entirely free.
Event details and contact information
Dates: Sept. 28 and 29
Times: Gates open at 3 p.m.
Location: Springdale – Map
Contact: Zion Canyon Music Festival – 435-772-3434
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