Polygamists and Music, That’s what Hildale, Utah has in common May 5, 2018

Polygamists and Music, That’s what Hildale, Utah has in common May 5, 2018

Polygamy. Polygamy and Utah go together right? Well not really, but kinda….
How about Polygamy and music? Well not really, but kinda….

May 5th, 2018 the Colorado Music Festival is coming to the stronghold of former FLDS leader Warren Jeffs. (Yes, That Warren Jeffs, still serving a life sentence as a convicted felon / child molester) Maxwell Park, Hildale Ut., One of the loveliest places you will ever hang out for an afternoon. Nothing beats red cliffs, blue skies and green grass.

The twin towns of Hildale Utah and Colorado City Arizona, sit on the border of UT. and AZ on what is called “The Arizona Strip”. About 40 min. South West of Kanab, Utah. It’s hard to tell where one town stops and the other starts. The majority of the residents in the pair of border cities are members of the insular FLDS Church. But the first weekend in May the city park in Hildale will ring with soul, blues and country music. Everyone is invited.

This is the second year for the budding music festival. John and I will be there. Do you want us to save you a spot for your lawn chair?

Note from Tom Bennett, organizer – “This festival is very unique for a number of reasons, the most obvious being that Colorado City is known historically as a polygamist town. Music and culture have been stifled as the community became more conservative over the years, however those times are changing! The Hildale side of the town now has their first woman Mayor and a brewery is going in on the Arizona side! There are many other amazing changes going on as well. Also, this festival is held on the back cliffs of Zion National Park, the field we have the festival on was featured on the cover of National Geographic!”  Last year’s event was mentioned by USA Today.

Official info:

Colorado City Music Festival
Saturday, May 05, 2018
Start: 11:00 am
Length: 11 hrs

The Colorado City Music Festival takes place May 5th, 2018 at Maxwell Park in Hildale Utah under the Vermillion Cliffs of the Southern Utah/ Arizona Border.This event is free for those under 18 years old. For those over 18 it will be 10$. Tickets will be available online or at the gate (please bring cash as some phones don’t work in the canyon making it difficult to process cards reliably.)Our music headliners will be internationally touring, award winning blues band Tony Holiday and The Velvetones.Tom Bennett, nationally touring award winning country singer will be performing with his fiddle player, Rooster.

Admission: Under 18 years Free. 18 & Older $10

Event Location:
Maxwell Park – Hildale
Contact Tom Bennett
801-696-0471
sweetsaltrecords@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/coloradocitymusicfestival/

Presented by: Sweet Salt Records