Groovefest American Music Festival

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Groovefest Music & Art Festival - formerly Groovefest American Music Festival
Dates 4th weekend in June
Location(s) Cedar City, Utah, United States
Years active 2001–Present
Website
www.groovefestutah.com

Groovefest Music & Art Festival - formerly Groovefest American Music Festival is a multi-day music festival held in Cedar City, Utah. The festival is held each year during the final week of June. It is a seve-day festival that is dedicated to American music, with genres including blues and folk, bluegrass, country, Americana, and jazz.

Groovefest Music & Art Festival was born in Oregon in 1993 – the passion project of Tim and Lisa Cretsinger, owners of record store Groovacious. In 2000 the Cretsingers moved to Cedar City, Utah and shared their store and the festival concept with Southern Utah. Groovefest Music & Art Festival is a unique arts experience for Cedar City. The festival is now a seven day celebration of the arts and includes Groovekids, LitFest, Campfire Concert in the Canyon, kick-off and after hours concerts, two-days of free music, art and food in Main Street park and workshops for all community members! The festival is staffed by community volunteers and financially supported by local businesses, which makes this a true community effort and a wonderful experience for young and old alike. The Groovefest American Music & Art Festival is a seven day celebration of the arts and music – dedicated to American music, whether it is Blues & Folk, Bluegrass & Country Western, Americana, Jazz, Jam.

Past notable artists have included Trampled by Turtles, Pert Near Sandstone, Richmond Fontaine, Great American Taxi, 56 Hope Road, Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash, Cee Cee James, Stranger, Harper & Midwest Kind, Wayne "The Train" Hancock, Jackstraw.

2014 line-up[edit]

  • WILHELM (Cedar City, UT)
  • LOVES IT (Austin, TX)
  • BOTTLED MONKEY (Cedar City, UT)
  • BLAMMITY BLAM (Cedar City, UT)
  • SCREEN DOOR PORCH (Jackson Hole, WY)
  • THE GOOD LUCK THRIFT STORE OUTFIT (Oakdale, CA)
  • HARPER & MIDWEST KIND (Michigan)
  • STRANGER (San Diego, CA)
  • JASON TYLER BURTON (Springdale, UT)
  • ALICE WALLACE (Fullerton, CA)
  • POEINA SUDDARTH (Los Angeles, CA)
  • STEPH JOHNSON TRIO (South Park, CA)
  • THE WARREN G. HARDINGS (Seattle, WA)
  • FELIX Y LOS GATOS (Albuquerque, NM)
  • BLAIR CRIMMINS & THE HOOKERS (Atlanta, GA)
  • CEE CEE JAMES (Portland, OR)

2013 line-up[edit]

  • AfroZep
  • Otter Creek
  • Loose Connection
  • Victor & Penny
  • D. Bess
  • Woody Pines
  • Levee Town
  • Swamp Cabbage
  • Rian Basilio & the Roosters
  • Courtney Marie Andrews
  • Melody & Tyler
  • Water Tower
  • Bila Gaana
  • Dirty Bourbon River Show
  • Contino
  • Ned Evett and Triple Double

2012 line-up[edit]

  • Claudia Russell & Bruce Kaplan (2005)
  • Nicole Campbell (2004)
  • Kate Macleod (2007)
  • Pete Anderson (2005)
  • Nowhere Man & a Whiskey Girl (2008)
  • Shawn Rohlf & The Buskers (2004)
  • Sister Wives (2004)
  • Chicago Afrobeat Project (2008)
  • John Batdorf (2010)
  • Hymn for Her (2011)
  • Trevor Green (2010)
  • Jackstraw (2003)
  • Traveler (2010)
  • Antioquia (2011)
  • Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash (2005)
  • Todd Wolfe Band (2008)
  • Thrift Store Cowboys (2007)
  • Karyn Whittemore (2005)

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Coordinates: 37°40′54″N 113°03′40″W / 37.68167°N 113.06111°W / 37.68167; -113.06111