Quantcast
Home » News
Home » News

Utah Arts Festival headliners will bring a world of musical styles

Published May 6, 2014 9:06 am

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2014, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

The 2014 Utah Arts Festival's main music stages will have a wide mix of music from around the world — Cuban jazz, African rhythm, Serbian blues, Australian didgeridoo, and all-American rock 'n' roll.

The headlining acts for this year's festival — running June 26-29 at Library Square in Salt Lake City — were announced Monday. Here's a day-by-day rundown:

Thursday, June 26:

Cee Cee James, old-school blues singer • 8:30 p.m., Amphitheater Stage.

Ana Popovic, Serbian blues guitarist/singer • 9:55 p.m., Amphitheater Stage.

Friday, June 27:

Blair Crimmins & The Hookers, Dixieland/ragtime jazz revival band • 8:30 p.m., Amphitheater Stage.

Angelique Kidjo, Grammy-winning world-music singer and "Africa's premier diva" (as described by Time magazine) • 9:45 p.m., Festival Stage.

Chris Robinson Brotherhood, psychedelic/vintage rock band founded by Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson • 9:45 p.m., Amphitheater Stage.

Saturday, June 28:

Vince & Mindi, classic Western/country vocal duo • 7:15 p.m., Garden Stage.

John McCutcheon, folk singer and multi-instrumentalist • 9 p.m., Festival Stage.

Josiel Perez's AC Jazz Project, a collaboration of Cuban musicians that highlights Timba dance music and Afro-Cuban jazz • 9:45 p.m., Park Stage.

Mountain Heart, bluegrass jam band with elements of rock, country, blues, jazz and folk, and known for energetic live shows • 9:50 p.m., Festival Stage.

Sunday, June 29:

Harper and Midwest Kind, a funk/blues world-fusion act fronted by Australian singer-songwriter Peter D. Harper, who also plays harmonica and didgeridoo • headliner show at 9 p.m., Park Stage. (Also performing at other stages Saturday at 4:30 and 5:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2 and 4:30 p.m.)

MarchFourth Marching Band, blues/jazz/funk ensemble with a cabaret act featuring dancers and stilt acrobatics • headliner show at 9:45 p.m., Amphitheater Stage. (Also performing in The Round, Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 p.m.)

—-

The festival's main street-performance attraction (previously announced) is the Australian troupe Strange Fruit, which does theatrical routines atop flexible 16-foot high poles. The troupe will perform each night of the festival, at 6 and 8 p.m., in The Round.

Admission each day is $12 at the gate, $8 in advance. (Reduced adult admission on opening day, for $10. Lunchtime specials are $6 on Thursday and Friday. Seniors, 65 and up, are $6. Children 12 and under are free.) A four-day pass is $30.

For tickets, go to the festival's website.