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K.A.R.M.A. Fest

October 6, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 2:00 pm

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K.A.R.M.A. Fest

Ivins, Utah — Can you even imagine a better way to release the buildup of bad karma that’s got you down? Just being outside (and inside) in one of the most heavenly places on earth while listening to live music, hanging with friends, sipping beverages and eating tasty food…it’s everything a body needs to feel all better. On Saturday, October 6th from 1 to 8pm at the Center for the Arts at Kayenta, six live bands will alternate performances on both our indoor and outdoor stages. Attendees will be able to relax while enjoying great food, drink, friends and the lovely southern Utah fall weather. Earlybird tickets are just $20 until September 20th, $30 after that. Kids under 12 are free and welcome to this family-friendly event! Get tickets at kayentaarts.com, or call 435-674-2787. Tickets are available at the door starting at noon.

About the Bands

The Native Grass Band— K.A.R.M.A. Fest Headline Band—is from Southwest Utah. They write & perform original music in a Bluegrass style with Western influences. Their creative compositions and unique vocals & instrumentals give a fresh and exciting take on Bluegrass. This unique blend of musicians play Native Grass songs that make for an unforgettable experience. Lindsey Short is on banjo and vocals, JD Thompson holds down the bass and vocals, Dave Holder handles the six-string and vocals, and Walter Josey plays mandolin & vocals.

Lacey & Drew have shared the stage with top recording artists like John Rich, Randy Houser, Cowboy Troy & Jodee Messina, LeAnn Rimes, Big & Rich, Ryan Shupe, and many more. Having toured extensively throughout the United States and in Europe, the band often features guest performers dubbed “The Crew”.

McLaughlin & Brashear—The Canyoneers perform original songs inspired by western landscapes, history, and wild
rivers. Peter McLaughlin and Chris Brashear—both multi-instrument virtuosos—will perform songs on
acoustic guitar, mandolin, and fiddle, from their latest release: “The Colton House Recordings: Music Inspired from Southwestern History and The Colorado Plateau.”

The Jon Stone Desert Duo features Jon, the “String Master,” on guitar, mandolin, and fiddle,
and Byron—“Purveyor of Percussion”—on spoons, suitcases, and the musical saw. Super strong, emotional vocals broadcast a full spectrum of sounds, from Appalachian to Cajun to Mountain Americana, Folk, Jazz, Gypsy, and Old Time. Inspired by their native surroundings of Kanab, Jon And Byron put on an inspirational show reminiscent of street performers from a bygone era.

The Lindsey Short Band comprises Lindsey Short, Zach Short, and Thales Smith. Lindsey’s prodigious talent was evident at age 4 and she’s been refining her gifts ever since. She sings and plays guitar, fiddle and banjo. Thales and Zach are highly skilled and accomplished musicians in their own right and provide the backing instrumentals to Lindsey’s vocal and musical talent. The band plays music in genres ranging from Bluegrass to Swing, and they put their own spin on popular old-time tunes.

The Washburn Family Band carries on their family’s Bluegrass traditions, which started with Father Paul, who passed on the music he learned at an early age. Like Dad, the Washburn family members learned to play their instruments and sing when they were young too. The Washburns are a talented family whose love and enjoyment of playing is evident in their amazing sound.
*(Advanced purchase by 9/15 – $20, Kids under 12 free)

Native Grass Band

Native Grass Band

Drew and Lacey

Drew & Lacey

Washburn Family Band

Washburn Family Band

Chris and Peter

Chris & Peter


Lindsey Short Band


October 6, 2018
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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