At Geezerfest on Friday in Orem, a variety of bands — Thunderbuck Ram, Rock Daddy and more — played a selection of music from the ‘60s and ‘70s, with covers from the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, The Doors, U2, The Rolling Stones and more.
Geezerfest started in 2005 as a backyard concert, with a bunch of bands from the Provo area that played together back in the 1970s. Geezerfest organizer Alan Breeze said the numbers have grown since partnering with Orem City in the past five years, with a crowd estimated as 1,700 last year.
Due to the coronavirus, the festival is operating under restrictions prescribed by the Utah County Health Department, Breeze explained. The festival continues Saturday, at Orem City Center Park. Masks are given out to anyone who needs one, and 2,000 bottles of hand-sanitizer were donated for participants and music fans.
“We really were blessed that Orem City kept it on the calendar, when they cancelled everything else out,” Breeze said.