Groovefest. Cedar City music festival

I just got back from Groovefest, a free two-day music festival here in Cedar City.

The New Familiars. During their encore, people literally from 8 to 80 were dancing in the grass by the stage, bikers next to middle-aged Mormon moms. It was wonderful. They’re one of those genre-busting bands; rock, bluegrass, Americana, and folk mixed together with an edge.

Bill Magee Blues Band just tore the place up, even if they were without their harp player. Cedar City is 6,000 feet above sea level and the harp player had serious altitude sickness. He tried valiantly to play, but just couldn’t. And the band was still amazing.

Lubriphonic was the headliner, “Chicago rock and roll stew” with funk and soul too. Everyone was dancing.

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3 Responses to Groovefest. Cedar City music festival

  1. DJ Sun, Jun 27, 2010 at 11:51 am #

    One of the bands did a bluegrass version of the Beatles’ “Helter Skelter.” Amazing!

    • Tim Cretsinger Sat, Jul 03, 2010 at 1:12 pm #

      It was the Henhouse Prowlers – they ripped it up at the Gospel Hour show on Sunday!!

  2. Tim Cretsinger Sat, Jul 03, 2010 at 1:11 pm #

    Thanks for the blog Bob. It was truly a wonderful fest this year!