Beer fest, snow party on tap at Snowbasin

HUNTSVILLE — All good falls must come to an end, and proof of that comes in an upcoming Pray for Snow Party.

The dream-of-winter celebration is one of two free events taking place this weekend at Snowbasin Resort, 3925 Snow Basin Road.

The music of Andy Frasco, Swagger and the Young Dubliners is on tap Saturday, Oct. 3, for the third annual Basin Beer Fest.

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The noon to 6 p.m. event will sport samples of various local craft beers along with an Oktoberfest-inspired menu of bratwurst and sauerkraut, a knackwurst platter, chicken schnitzel, sauerbraten fries, German Black Forest cake and more.

The 7-ounce beer samples are available by purchasing tokens for $2.50 each. Beers will come from Uinta Brewing, Squatters Beers, Bohemian Brewery, Wasatch Beers, Red Rock Brewery, Roosters Brewery, 10 Barrel Brewing Company and Payette Brewing Company.

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The Pray for Snow Party kicks off at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, on the resort’s last day of summer operations.

Live music by Andy Frasco & the U.N. and Folk Hogan runs until 4:30 p.m. on the Earl’s Lodge Patio. The Codi Jordan Band will also perform.

Other activities include classic ski flicks, assorted cocoa drinks and a beer garden. Children can enjoy a spider jump, climbing wall and playground.

Visitors may bring umbrellas, chairs and shade tents but are asked to be courteous. Tents and umbrellas should be set up near the back of the venue so they don’t obstruct viewing.

For more information, call 801-620-1000 or visit www.snowbasin.com.

VFW hosts weekly acoustic jam

OGDEN — It’s acoustic jam time on Thursday, Oct. 8, at VFW Post 1481, 907 W. 12th St.

The jam is held from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. every Thursday evening. Musicians are advised not to park in the gravel lot west of the post; additional parking is located behind the building.

For more information, call Kathy at 801-309-1855.

Sing and play at Bountiful song circle 

BOUNTIFUL — The Bountiful Community Church, 150 N. 400 East, hosts Jim’s Song Circle for acoustic musicians on the first and third Fridays of each month.

The next song circle will be Oct. 2. The event begins around 7:30 p.m. and may run until 11 p.m.

For more information, call Jim at 801-755-8041.

Lone Prairie Band melds jazz, frontier tunes

LOGAN — Modern jazz meets the American frontier when the Lone Prairie Band performs at Utah State University Thursday, Oct. 8.

The group was created by Corey Christiansen, university director of guitar studies, and fuses the concepts of modern jazz and improvised music with melodies of the frontier.

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Chase Fine Arts Center’s Morgan Theatre on the USU campus.

Lone Prairie Band

Corey Christiansen’s Lone Prairie Band performs Oct. 8 in the Chase Fine Arts Center at Utah State University in Logan.

Musicians in the band come from New York City, Seattle and Indiana and include Zach Lapidus on keyboard, Jeremy Allen on bass, Matt Jorgenson on drums and Michael Spiro on percussion.

Tickets are $10 for adults, and $8 for seniors and youth. USU students get in free with school ID.

For more information, call 435-797-8022 or visit http://arts.usu.edu.

USU bands celebrate big band sounds

LOGAN — Groove to the big band sound at a fall concert Wednesday, Oct. 7, at Utah State University.

Two big bands — the Jazz Orchestra and the Jazz Ensemble — will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Caine Performance Hall on the USU campus.

The program features three “warhorse” numbers, which are classics in the big band repertoire: Neal Hefti’s “Cute,” Sammy Nestico’s “Splanky” and Ralph Burns’ “Early Autumn.”

Larry Smith, a tenor saxophonist and professor emeritus, is the guest soloist.

Tickets are $10 for adults, and $8 for seniors and youth. USU students with ID are admitted free of charge. For more information, call 435-797-8022 or visit http://arts.usu.edu.

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