Can it be? Has another year gone by? Yes. The Utah Arts Festival is coming, again. The surest sign of summer in SLC and the folks at UAF just rolled out the music line up for 2019. So picture yourself paying too much for beer at Library Square, as is tradition, and decide which of these shows you will be sipping your drinks at.
The Slackers will be kicking things off on June 20th bringing their Ska, Reggae, and Soul blend to Salt Lake City. They are deeply rooted in ska and bring a unique “Jamaican Rock n’ Roll” sound that sets them apart.
The Steel Woods will follow on Friday June 21st. They are labeled as a southern blues-rock band with a little bit of R&B, country, gospel, bluegrass, blues, folk and metal sprinkled in there.
Caroline Rose will be closing out Friday night with a lot of instruments, a sense of humor, and some angsty pop music.
Saturday, June 22nd Christine Lavin grace us with her musical roots of contemporary folk music. Based out of New York City, Lavin has recorded numerous solo albums and has also done some work with other female folk artists.
Head for the Hills will be play the Amphitheater Stage on the 22nd. They are rooted in bluegrass but have been pushing for more futuristic sounds. Their music is a little bit of jazz, indie, hip-hop, soul, and folk that have all been mended together to create a very, well, whatever that mix makes. Just go.
The Festival Stage will play host to Tinsley Ellis, the Southern blues-rock guitar wizard. This bona fide “guitar hero” will bring the heat.
Hot Buttered Rum ‘s five amazing musicians will bring the jam on string-bass, fiddle, guitar, banjo, mandolin make up some of the incredible sounds this group has put together. Get ready for some twirlers and noodlers in the pit.
MarchFourth will close out the festival on Sunday the 23rd. They are an explosion of brassy funk, rock, and jazz. This will be a performance delivered by 20 performers on stage. Yes, 20 people will be up on stage.
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