From Jim Howells

Cedar City, Utah – Get ready to enjoy an afternoon and evening of stellar acoustic and Americana music outdoors as Iron County Acoustic Music Association Presents the 6th annual Music in the Park, Saturday June 8, 2024, Noon to Nine PM in Cedar City’s Main Street Park. The show features 7 local and regional acoustic music acts. Mason Cottam’s Gradient Sound provides pro sound on a large stage. Set in the shady, green southeast corner of the park, a venue perfect for camp chairs, blankets, and picnics. Food trucks, artisan booths, and a bounce house round out the experience. Bring a chair, ring a friend, bring your family. Admission is free.

The show starts with a trio of sets from southern Utah’s amazing singer-songwriters, each with their own distinctive style. Lyndy Butler and her band kick off the show at high noon. The songwriter and singer embodies various styles and perspectives through her unique blend of indie folk-rock. Jason Tyler Burton and band follow Lyndy at 1PM with songs inspired by the hills of Jason’s home in Kentucky and the Wind Rivers of Wyoming. Kaitlin Sevy returns to Cedar City for a solo set featuring songs from her new band project, Eldersister. She has become one of the most recognized singer-songwriters in southern Utah. Her genre has evolved to a folk-alt-country vibe that enthralls audiences.

Pompe n’ Honey comes on at 3PM, bringing swing from the Wasatch Front. Their vibe is energetic and infectious. Drawing inspiration from artists like Django Reinhardt, Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys Robert Johnson, Tom Waits and members of BOWTB themselves., Madeleine Peyroux, and Hot Club of Cowtown, Pompe n’ Honey play a healthy dose of original tunes, American Songbook standards, and quirky pop covers to make a dynamic and positively toe-tapping good time.

Acoustic blues ensemble Better Off With the Blues follows. This acoustic blues band from the Wasatch Back is steeped in Delta and Country Blues, Chicago and Detroit Blues, and Ragtime and Jug Band music. Their repertoire features a tour of the roots of the blues from the early 1900s to the present and includes music from Lightnin’ Hopkins, Muddy Waters, Blind Blake, Mars Highway—a 5-piece band from the Wasatch Front– plays traditional style, one mic – with banjo, guitar, bass, mandolin, and fiddle accompanying the vocals. Fans of Bluegrass, old country and new folk alike will find themselves captivated by our infectious energy, respect for the music and love for this new take on old timey sounds.

Headliners Moonsville Collective headlines Music in the Park as the sun’s rays wane to round out a full day of roots music. The Southern California–bred band has roots music well in hand and feels a renewed connection to its origin in old-time music circles. With a revitalized lineup and a new album to showcase, the band plays with soulful purpose and spontaneous energy.


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