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Ogden Musical Festival gets underway Friday, get ready to sway to the music

By Tim Vandenack - | Jun 1, 2022

Photo supplied, Austin Luckett/Iron Pine Co.

The Brothers Comatose performs Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021, during Ogden Music Festival.

OGDEN — Get ready for a whole lot of fun this weekend.

The Ogden Musical Festival kicks off three days of music on Friday at Fort Buenaventura Park in Ogden. Promoters dub it a way “to start your summer on a high note, whether it’s high, lonesome bluegrass or some hot licks on the fiddle.”

The activities start Friday at 6 p.m. with A.J. Lee and Blue Summit and continue over the weekend through late Sunday afternoon. The performers also include Sam Bush, Amy Helm, the Travelin’ McCourys, the Grateful Ball, Flor de Toloache, the Brothers Comatose, Big Richard, Stillhouse Junkies and many others. There will also be artists, vendors, music workshops, yoga by the pond, crafts, a petting zoo and more.

Detailed information is available online at ofoam.org/ogden-music-festival, but here are a few basics, pulled from the festival website:

  • The last of Friday’s main stage performers start at 9:15 p.m. The first main stage performance on Saturday starts at 12:15 p.m. with the last at 9:45 p.m. Sunday’s first main stage performance starts at noon while the last begins at 6 p.m.
  • Passes purchased through Thursday are slightly cheaper, then prices rise on Friday.
  • There are plenty of activities for kids. In fact, those 16 and younger can get in the festival for free “with the hope that their experience with live, traditional music performed in an outdoor setting will inspire this next generation to keep these traditions alive.”
  • A wide range of food, beverage and craft vendors will be on hand.

Ogden Friends of Acoustic Music, a non-profit volunteer group, organizes the Ogden Music Festival.


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