Moab Music Festival

With sand for a stage and red rock walls for acoustics, the Moab Music Festival is a chance to enjoy classical and jazz music in the magnificent outdoor setting that is the Moab, Utah, area.

Among the highlights of this 20th anniversary season are:

■ Noon Thursday, Aug. 30 — The first of three Grotto Concerts scheduled during the festival. The event’s signature event, the Grotto Concert begins with people boarding a boat in Moab and following the Colorado River to a remote outdoor venue to hear classical music.

■ 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1 — The Moab Music Festival tent pitched on the shore of the river by Red Cliffs Adventure Lodge hosts a sunset concert with music from famed classical composers before Charles Yang performs his arrangement of the Michael Jackson’s “Medley” for electric violin.

■ 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2 — A concert featuring Bela Fleck and the jazz group Marcus Roberts Trio.

■ 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9 — Star Hall in Moab hosts the closing night concert titled “Bravo Bernstein!” featuring the chamber orchestra’s version of Leonard Bernstein’s one-act opera “Trouble in Tahiti” as directed by his daughter Jamie Bernstein.

The Moab Music Festival will begin Wednesday, Aug. 29, and continues until Sunday, Sept. 9.

For information or to purchase tickets, go to visitmoabmusicfest.org or call the box office at 435-259-7003.


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