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Seventh annual Desert Rocks Music Festival May 26 - 29


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Each year over Memorial Day weekend, the Desert Rocks Music Festival takes place at the majestic Area BFE, located 10 miles south of Moab. This stellar location for music and camping showcases the breathtaking natural beauty of Utah. The property backs up to the La Sal Mountains and boasts its own slot canyon.

This year, Desert Rocks will again feature two stages of world-class bluegrass, rock, reggae, hip-hop, funk, and folk music. The music is complemented by engaging local entertainment ranging from fire dancing to aerial trapeze ballet. Performances and events begin early each afternoon and continue until close to sunrise. Desert Rocks is a family-friendly festival and children under 12 are free. Festival tickets, parking passes, and VIP passes are available for purchase at www.desertrocks.org.

The artist lineup includes: JGB feat, Melvin Seals, Chali 2na, People Under the Stairs, Hot Buttered Rum (two sets), Great American Taxi, The Motet, Elephant Revival, Moonalice, Juno What?!, MTHDS, Dubskin, Ten Mile Tide, David Gans, Yamn, Wisebird, Stonefed, White Water Ramble, Ulysses, Junior and Transportation, The Pour Horse, Gigi Love, Puddle Mountain Ramblers, The Williams Brothers Band, Marinade, Holy Water Buffalo, Cowboy and Indian, Spell Talk, Zobomaze, Timmi Cruz, Tatanka, Georgelife, fIZZYfORM, Dope Thought, Burnell Washburn, Andrew Wynn, 12BC.

Beyond providing a vibrant lineup of performers, the Desert Rocks Music Festival offers a healthy dose of adventurous activities. The surrounding landscape affords an abundance of outdoor beauty, attracting travelers from across the globe. So be sure and pack your bikes, boots, and bathing suits.

Back again this year are the lovely Sol Weavers--fire dancers and aerial ballerinas. We are thrilled to have The SoLLun (pronounced soul*loon) back on site too. The SoLLun is a portable interactive art, music, and performance exhibit in the guise of an old-fashioned Wild West saloon, playfully blended with elements from Mad Max, Willy Wonka, and our very own Solar Cosmonauts. The SoLLun embodies and manifests the current green trend by being entirely solar and wind powered and mostly made of reclaimed materials. It is the only such exhibit that also travels via 100 percent green technologies--currently a full veggie conversion, with a bio-diesel backup.

For more information regarding the festival, to become a sponsor, vendor, or volunteer please visit us on the Web http://www.desertrocks.org/.

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