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February 2018

Coachella. Bonnaroo. Lollapalooza. These music festivals are legendary, but if you’ve already been there and done that—or if you need even more live music in your life—why not add a few less famous festivals to your must-visit list?... It’s hard to find a more spectacular location to take in a concert than the red-rock canyons of Moab. 

January 2018

Where will the sounds of music take travelers in 2018? The destination may depend on your favorite song, but whether that means jazz, Afropunk, rock or another rhythm entirely, there’s definitely a place to go.

September 2017

Moab Music Festival celebrates a century of Leonard Bernstein: As the centennial of Leonard Bernstein’s birth approaches in August 2018, Michael Barrett is doing what he can to keep the great American composer-conductor-pianist’s memory alive.

“It’s bittersweet for me. There’s a whole generation that has grown up in his absence,” said Barrett, who was Bernstein’s assistant and rehearsal pianist for seven years, up until the legendary maestro‘s death in 1990, and has been a musical adviser to the Bernstein family since then. “People kind of forget who he was,” Barrett said. “A kid might know ‘West Side Story,’ but there’s already a remove. It’s nice to be able to share all the music of someone who was like my musical father … with younger people and show them what’s so wonderful about it.” 

September 2014

Moab Music Festival - Event of the Month
The Moab Music Festival, founded in 1992, uses the tag line "music in concert with the landscape". That's no idle boast. Many of the concerts are set amidst the vast wilderness of the nearby Arches and Canyonlands national parks. Using the natural acoustics of rock formations, the festival offers a range of chamber music played by top-notch ensembles.

July 2014

Summer’s heating up, so get ready for the 22nd season of the Moab Music Festival. Cherie Yurco of Making Music Magazine talks about the thoughtful planning that goes into Moab’s concerts which offer a variety of musical genres, as well as Moab’s venues which are “remote scenic spots.” Yurco continues by saying, “The result…is a festival that presents the highest level of performance in a uniquely beautiful and intimate setting.”

May 2014

“Top 5″ @ Moab Music Festival
Find out why WQXR.org includes the Moab Music Festival in its “Top 5″ list of the “Most Scenic Music Festivals of North America.”

May 2014

It's tough to beat the scenery at the Moab Music Festival...Where else can you hear chamber music in a red rock grotto amid immaculate wilderness or take a four-day, three-night musical rafting trip down the Colorado River?

August 2013

According to The New York Times "In Transit" blog, "You’ll need to set up a calendar alert system to take in all the concerts at the Moab Music Festival."

July 2013

Utah's Sandstone Canyons Set the Stage For Moab Music Festival
 

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