Culture Club - Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story

Join Utah Cultural Alliance for a variety of events in southern Utah on August 11 and 12. To kick things off, enjoy a small pre-show reception and experience the enthralling story of  Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story in the Hafen Theatre at the Tuacahn Center for the Arts on August 11. This boppin’ musical tells the true story of Buddy’s spectacular rise to fame, from the moment in 1957 when ‘That’ll Be The Day’ hit the airwaves until his tragic death less than two years later on “The Day The Music Died”. The show features over 20 of Buddy Holly’s greatest hits including ‘That’ll Be The Day’, ‘Peggy Sue’, ‘Everyday’, ‘Oh Boy’, ‘Not Fade Away’, ‘Rave On’ and ‘Raining In My Heart’, Plus Ritchie Valens’ ‘La Bamba’ and the Big Bopper’s ‘Chantilly Lace’. Culture Club members will receive complimentary tickets. Register for this event using the button below.



Meet|Up - Electric Theater Center

After enjoying Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, join Utah Cultural Alliance (UCA) and your southern Utah colleagues on Friday, August 12 at 10 AM MT at the Electric Theater Center in St. George to learn about what UCA offers the cultural industry. UCA staff will open with a 20-minute presentation covering three areas:

  • New data findings prepared by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and UCA on the cultural industry’s impact nationwide, statewide, and within Washington County
  • Information and data on how can serve cultural organizations and effectively bring new audiences to events
  • Information on the benefits of UCA Membership and how to join

Afterward, there will be a 10-minute Q&A session where attendees can ask any questions they have and potentially provide feedback on what UCA can do further to amplify and support cultural organizations in southern Utah. 

Lastly, attendees can participate in a small 30-minute reception in the Electric Theater lobby to speak to UCA staff one-on-one and build relationships with colleagues. 

This event is open to anyone and free to attend. If you are not yet a UCA Member come and learn more about member benefits.



Culture Club - USF & SUMA In Cedar City

Lastly, on Friday, August 12, witness an evening of art, history, and theater at the Beverly Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts in Cedar City. The evening begins with a reception at the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA) to view the “I’m Walkin’ for My Freedom” exhibition. Kari Heaps, SUMA’s Assistant Director, Museums Operations will briefly tour us through the exhibition. Historian and theater expert Ryan Paul, will talk about the plot of Trouble in Mind and how the story fits into history. We will end the evening by attending a performance of Trouble in Mind at the Utah Shakespeare Festival. Culture Club members will receive complimentary tickets for the August 12 performance of “Trouble in Mind”. Culture Club members will also receive a 50% discount on tickets purchased for any other USF performances on August 12, 13, or 15. Register for this events using the button below.



Ernesto Balderas


Deputy Director [email protected]