Cedar City's Groovefest begins one month from today
Published: May 24, 2013 11:10AM
Updated: May 24, 2013 11:10AM

Cedar City's Groovefest American Music Festival will celebrate its 11th annual music and art festival in the city's downtown district beginning on Monday, June 24 and running through Sunday, June 30.

The event is now a week-long festival that includes national as well as local musicians, artists and writers - plus a new children’s event, called “Groove Kids” (where local elementary and middle school aged kids are featured), the LitFest literary event, the annual Campfire Concert, the yearly Kick-off Show, music workshops, after-hours shows, the very popular Gospel Hour, as well as the always highly anticipated music performances in the downtown’s Main Street Park alongside the Cedar City Arts Festival.

Groovefest began in 2002.

Tim Cretsinger, Groovefest founder and director, said in a press release: “Our goal is to nurture and expand on the great musicianship we’ve discovered that there is out there. What I want to do is to introduce our citizens to the wonderful musicians that they may not have seen, but likewise to show our area to a group of performers that may have never been to this beautiful place before. We live in vacationland and I want to share that ... I don’t even have to solicit entertainment any longer. They come to me with the desire to play here – and that has meant success to me. Cedar City is now and forever on the map as far as a destination for musical performance."

The schedule this year is extensive. For further information, go to http://www.GroovefestUtah.com.