NEWS: Ogden Music Festival brings big names in bluegrass, folk (MAY)

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Ogden Music Festival brings big names in bluegrass, folk



Ogden Friends of Acoustic Music to host 10th annual music festival, featuring award-winning artists

What: Ogden Music Festival - 10th Annual, June 2-4, 2017

When: June 2-4, 2017. Friday afternoon through Sunday evening

Utah State Instrument Championships (USIC) Friday 3-5 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday 8–11:30 a.m.

Where: Weber County’s Fort Buenaventura, 2450 “A” Avenue, Ogden, UT 84401


OGDEN Ogden Friends of Acoustic Music (OFOAM) proudly presents the 10th annual Ogden Music Festival,  held over the weekend of June 2-4. Weber County's beautiful Fort Buenaventura will be transformed into a world-class venue, featuring big names in traditional Americana, folk and bluegrass music.

The schedule for the festival is as follows:


Friday, June 2

5:00 The Hogslop String Band

6:00 Break

7:00 Sarah Jarosz

9:00 Parker Millsap


Saturday, June 3

12:00 Sugar and the Mint

1:30 The Hollering Pines

3:00 Front Country

4:30 Bryan Sutton Band

6:00 Amy LaVere

7:30 Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen

9:00 Hot Rize


Sunday, June 4

12:00 Don Baker Award

1:00 Sammy Brue

2:30 Joshua James

4:00 Tim O’Brien & Jan Fabricius

5:00 Prize Drawing

5:30 The Hogslop String Band  


Workshop Stage


Saturday, June 3

12:30 Front Country

2:00 Bryan Sutton

3:30 Wernick Jam

5:00 Sugar and the Mint


Sunday, June 4

12:30 Joshua James

2:00 Tim O’Brien

3:00 The Hogslop String Band

The Ogden Music Festival is also host to the Utah State Instrument Championships (USIC) with open and novice divisions in flat-pick guitar, banjo, mandolin and fiddle as well as open division fingerstyle guitar. Winners are eligible to compete at the National Instrument Championships which take place at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, KA. The competitions are free and open to the public.

Activities, local vendors and community involvement are a big draw for festival goers. Returning to the Ogden Music Festival this year is on-site camping at the Fort, a Kids Zone, and a separate workshop stage featuring headliners and youth performers alike. Canoe rentals will be available at the pond and walking/biking trails

surround the Fort. Ogden Bike Collective will provide a free bike valet for those who choose to ride their bikes to the festival. Vendors will include artists and crafters with original works, hand-made items and other gifts plus a variety of local food and beverage offerings.


Tickets are available online at As always, kids 16 and younger are free. $65 until June 1; and $70 June 2. Single day entry to the festival is $35 and $40 at the door.


About Ogden Friends of Acoustic Music (OFOAM): OFOAM is an all-volunteer 501-c-3 non-profit organization that contributes significantly to the vibrant arts and recreation community in Ogden. Over 60 percent of our operating budget is for artist fees. Far from being observers, attendees become active participants in the OFOAM Festival Community through kids activities, vending, sponsorship, volunteerism, and campground jams. Beyond the music, people also fall in love with Weber County's stunning natural beauty and recreational opportunities. OFOAM festivals become annual traditions for families and friends.




June 5, 2017, 6 p.m. at the Downtown Ogden Amphitheater: Free concert with The Hogslop String Band. Following the Ogden Music Festival, The Hogslop String Band will perform a free public outreach concert geared toward youth. Returning to Ogden is the high energy, hootin' and swing-dancing Hogslop String Band! The pickup square dance band is sure to entertain a crowd of all ages.


February 2, 2018, 6 p.m. at Peery’s Egyptian TTheater: snOwFOAM 2017: The HillBenders present The Who's TOMMY, A Bluegrass Opry. Tickets will become available through closer to the event.




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