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8th Annual Ogden Music Festival

8th Annual Ogden Music Festival

May 29, 2015 – May 31, 2015 all-day
Fort Buenaventura Park
2450 A Avenue, Ogden, UT 84401


Family-friendly event includes free childrens activities, workshops and on-site camping

Ogden Friends of Acoustic Music (OFOAM) will host the 8th Annual Ogden Music Festival, a 3-day outdoor music festival featuring national, regional and local performers from a variety of music genres, including bluegrass, folk, and Americana. Held at Weber Countys historic Fort Buenaventura, the family-friendly event offers on-site camping, food and arts & crafts vendors.  

                        Free childrens activities in the festival Kid’s Zone will include Todd’s Musical Petting Zoo, a music-themed craft, games, and other arts & crafts. Other entertainment options include canoe rentals, as well as a variety of walking and biking trails surrounding the Fort. Youth 16 and under receive FREE admission to the festival.             

Other festival activities will include: 

A separate stage hosting band workshops, including workshops about guitar, dobro, banjo, bass, and vocal harmonies taught by main stage performers. Youth talent will also be showcased on the Workshop Stage.

Utah State Instrument Championships: The Ogden Music Festival is host to the Utah State Instrument Championships (USIC) with open and novice divisions in flat-pick guitar, banjo, mandolin and fiddle as well as open division finger-style guitar. Winners are eligible to compete at the National Instrument Championships which take place at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, KA.

The Don Baker Award honoring Ron Atencio: As the face behind Mojo’s music venue in Ogden, Utah, Ron is an advocate for youth, a people-person, and an active community-builder. Ron goes to great lengths to make sure that his all-ages music venue is a safe place for everyone to relax and enjoy.

OFOAM is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization operated by volunteers dedicated to bringing live music to Ogden and providing free music education opportunities for youth. All youth ages 16 and younger get in FREE to all OFOAM events. OFOAM keeps ticket costs low to increase the opportunity for community members and families to experience a high quality, family-friendly festival experience with camping on site, and outstanding musical line-ups that appeal to diverse audiences of all ages.

5 p.m.               Fingerstyle Guitar Contest – USIC
7 p.m.               Sammy Brue
8 p.m.               The Hollering Pines
▪      Headliner Act:
9:30 p.m. James McMurtry – American rock and folk-rock/Americana singer, songwriter, guitarist and bandleader  

8 & 10 a.m.       Banjo and Mandolin Contests – USIC
12 p.m.             Facing West
12:35 p.m.        Flint & Steel
1:30 p.m.          Run Boy Run
2:45 p.m.          Snyder Family Band
4 p.m.               The Deadly Gentlemen
5:30 p.m.          Shook Twins
▪      Prime Time Set:
7 p.m. Jerry Douglas presents the Earls of Leicester, an authentic tribute to legendary bluegrass artists Lester Flat and Earl Scruggs
9 p.m.               Mountain Heart

8 & 10 a.m.       Flat-pick Guitar & Fiddle Contests – USIC
12 p.m.             Austin & Kassie Weyand
1 p.m.               Snyder Family Band
2 p.m.               Don Baker Award honoring Ron Atencio
3 p.m.               Run Boy Run
4:15 p.m.          Shook Twins
5:30 p.m.          Prize Drawing
6 p.m.               The Deadly Gentlemen

 For more information visit or OFOAM on Facebook 
 CONTACT:      Media are welcome to cover and must call Michelle Tanner at 801.391.9182 or
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