ST. GEORGE — An agreement has just been reached with Camping World of St. George to become the title sponsor of this fall’s “Live United LIVE” music festival, announced Thursday by Program Director Jeffrey Hall.
The music festival benefits charities supported by United Way Dixie and will be staged Oct. 10 in the St. George Town Square.
Thanks to the support of Camping World, United Way Dixie will be able to present an all-star roster of entertainment, featuring British pop icon Howard Jones as the headliner.
“We are excited for the opportunity to sponsor the 2015 Live United LIVE music festival,” Charles Gunther, Camping World of St. George general manager, said. “United Way Dixie does outstanding work, giving back to the Greater St. George community in numerous ways. As an active member of the local business community, we are honored to be able to contribute to this year’s efforts.”
Jones, a multiplatinum selling artist was one of the quintessential figures of the 1980s new wave/synth-pop scene, charting ten top-40 hits singles in the U.K., 15 top-40 hits internationally and winning “Best New Artist” awards in several music readership polls of the era.
Best known for his singles “No One Is To Blame” and “What Is Love?,” Jones has appeared in concert on virtually every continent.
Jones will be joined by a host of national, regional and local entertainers, including one of Utah’s Country and Western favorites Eric Dodge and the popular John Houston Gospel Choir. Just added to the bill are high-energy Celtic Americana rock band Swagger and bluegrass stalwarts Marty Warburton and the Home Girls.
The music festival is free and open to the public.
“We hope the St. George community will support this benefit event for United Way Dixie,” Hall said. “That support can come in a number of ways, from joining one of our volunteer crews at the music festival, to sponsoring a booth at the event, to making a cash donation during the festival and more. All of our programs are 100 percent funded by the generous contributions of our donors, so we hope this day of terrific, family-friendly entertainment motivates local residents to give as much as they can.”
- For inquiries about sponsorship opportunities contact Kevin Fry by email
- Interested volunteers should contact Rebekah Pectol by email
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