2017 Performers

Gunlock County: Friday 4:30

Gunlock County: Friday 4:30

Well, imagine you are strolling down a red dirt road, watchin’ the dust dance in the evening sky, and off in the distance you hear the sound of music. As you walk closer, you see a little ol’ house, with a full length front porch, all screened in. Soon, you are able to make out two ghostly figures, plunkin’ out them old songs from Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, and others. As you slow…

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Tom Bennett: Friday 5:30

Tom Bennett: Friday 5:30

Tom Bennett is an authentic folk blues one man band. Born and raised in the rural North Georgia Countryside, Tom was given his first harmonica by an old lady from West Virginia at 9 years old. Many long hours were spent on the hayfields of Eagle Crest ranch learning the blues. Tom left the south and headed west seeking religion at age 19. He fell in with Mormon Polygamists, studied Tibetan Buddhism and eventually became…

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The Reals: Friday 6:00

The Reals: Friday 6:00

Complete with a package of careful arrangements and vibrant textures, The Reals are a band that has managed to create an honest soundtrack of this majestic American West. Trying to classify The Reals’ sound is difficult. And, as they all admit, they pull from nearly every tradition. From Rhythm and Blues to Americana and Roots music, to just plain old Rock ‘n Roll, they even reel-in a slightly gospel sound. The Reals work from little…

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DJ Lex: Friday 8:00

DJ Lex: Friday 8:00

Lex de Azevedo II, aka DJ Lex, is a veteran DJ of over 25 years. Based out of Southern Utah, DJ Lex travels the country spinning at clubs and events, and does many local events. DJ Lex is the host of “Club X” on B92.1FM in St. George & Cedar City. DJ Lex and his “Steampunk DJ Booth” has become a staple of the Music Festival.

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Dirty Bourbon River Show: Friday 9:00

Dirty Bourbon River Show: Friday 9:00

The Dirty Bourbon River Show deftly melds sounds that range from hard-edged blues to Lisztian piano driven ballads to New Orleans brass into a result that is truly a blast of new energy into the musical landscape. Dirty Bourbon grabs hold of audiences, fascinated by their eccentricity and dexterity coupled with their ability to harken back to by-gone eras in music. Since forming in early 2009, the Dirty Bourbon River Show has released 9 studio…

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Josh Warburton: Saturday 3:00

Josh Warburton: Saturday 3:00

Hailing from sunny Southern Utah, Josh Warburton has been performing music onstage since he was a kid. Son of regional Blues standout Jesse James “Brother Music” Warburton, Josh grew up with many musical influences from Blues and Soul to Beatles and Zeppelin to Folk and Classic Rock. Bob Dylan, James Taylor and R.E.M were among the most influential artists to Josh’s style when he began writing his own songs at 15. Performing them and favorite…

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Lisa Mac: Saturday 3:30

Lisa Mac: Saturday 3:30

Lisa Mac has become known in Las Vegas for her powerful, soulful voice and poignant blues-rock songwriting. Recently playing at the Hard Rock Cafe on the Las Vegas Strip with her band, and chosen as one of ten bands to compete for a spot at Life Is Beautiful Festival 2017, Lisa Mac has been touring nationally including dates in Colorado and Utah, and more states to be announced.

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Happy Dapples: Saturday 4:00

Happy Dapples: Saturday 4:00

Happy Dapples is a two person acoustic act featuring vocal harmony and a revival of swing music. The band brings an energetic performance to a small stage with a modern take on early jazz. Guitarists/Vocalists Kimeon Young and Oskar Arevalo collaborate to write original music with unique style. The guys, hailing from Fort Collins, have appeared as a rock band with drummers, horn players, bassists and other instrumentalist and found that the attitude and vision…

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Sean Hill: Saturday 5:00

Sean Hill: Saturday 5:00

Sean Hill is a songwriter based in Zion National Park, Utah. At an early age, Sean developed a fascination with that “unnameable communication” that happens when a song is shared with the world. Major influences include Tracy Chapman, Mumford and Sons and The Lumineers. With big booming anthems to intimate Celtic campfire songs, Sean’s debut album “Stowaway” is currently in production.

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Raven Cain: Saturday 5:30

Raven Cain: Saturday 5:30

The long hair, the tattoos, the sunglasses, the hat, the no apologies—If You Want A Bad Boy, you found one, but you found one with heart and a passion rarely seen. Raven taps into a rock n’ roll like rebellious spirit, that reminds you of early Lynyard Skynyrd,and Guns N’ Roses in his “Southern Rock” sound. Raven was a touring musician all through the 90’s, with a song on the hit TV show Malcolm in…

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Vivian Cook: Saturday 6:30

Vivian Cook: Saturday 6:30

Vivian Cook is a Bay Area singer-songwriter. Her debut album, The Long Shot, produced by R. Walt Vincent (Pete Yorn, Liz Phair) was released by Omnivore Recordings this year. You should like her on Facebook and/or follow her on Instagram, if you feel so inclined. “Cook delivers idiosyncratic vocals and a steady stream of quotable lines that convey as much attitude as, say, the debuts from Elvis Costello and the Pretenders.” – No Depression “If…

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El Dub: Saturday 7:00

El Dub: Saturday 7:00

Lee “El Dub” Walsh: Lyric Extraordinaire, Musician, Composer, Multi-Instrumentalist, and Vocalist, with a love of music to no end and an even bigger passion to share it! El Dub is what you call a “looper” or “One man Band”. He plays all instruments live including, beat boxing, guitar, bass, keys and harmonizing vocals and loops them into layers that end up sounding like a full band with just one guy. El Dub uses the RC50…

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Jason Tyler Burton: Saturday 8:30

Jason Tyler Burton: Saturday 8:30

With a soulful voice and evocative lyrics, the Kentucky meets Wyoming twang of Jason Tyler Burton’s brand of folky Americana will make you lean in a little, and really listen. Over the course of 3 albums, festival appearances, and critical acclaim, Burton is carving out his own niche. His 3rd full length album, Lost Behind the Ranges, was released April 21, 2017.

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Hot Buttered Rum: Saturday 9:00

Hot Buttered Rum: Saturday 9:00

Hot Buttered Rum, originally conceived on a backcountry trip of high school and college buddies as a way to re-imagine Appalachian string band music from the vantage point of the High Sierra, has since found its way into the hearts, minds, and bodies of thousands. The group has toured the nation more times than its members can count, and yet still holds true to its goal to make California’s own acoustic music, full of desert…

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