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PHOTOS: Trevor Green at Groovacious

PHOTOS: Reel Big Fish in St. George

Third-wave ska outfit Reel Big Fish made their first appearance in St. George in ten years; to see them again was a real treat for the young St. George audience. Here are some photos for your viewing.

PHOTOS: Harper in Cedar City

Apologies for the spotty posting the last week — some unforeseen circumstances (I now need reading glasses, and operating for extended periods without them is intolerable) have caused a bit of a slow-down. Thanks to our friend Steven Swift, Cedar City musician and artist, we’ve got some photos from the Harper show at Groovacious last night. Check out his photostream on Flickr.

V-Tunes Music Festival returns for third year

Austin Joseph performs at V-Tunes 2009

V-Tunes Music Festival, which takes place outside Lake Powell in Big Water, Utah, will be returning for its third year running. Returning to the festival will be Cory Mon & the Starlight Gospel, who will be headlining the event, while Pat and Rosy Maloney, Steven Swift, Austin Joseph, and Easy Joseph will each return for the 2010 iteration of the festival. The one-day event will hit on June 5.

Announced Lineup

  • Cory Mon & the Starlight Gospel
  • Pat & Rosy Maloney
  • Matt Jennings
  • Dave McGraw & Crow Wing
  • Steven Swift
  • Easy Joseph
  • Sandy Stevens
  • Lindi & Company
  • Austin Joseph

Groovacious plans Harper, Beliss shows

Groovacious Records of Cedar City, Utah will be hosting a number of in-store shows in the coming month as they rev up for Groovefest 2010, which is just over three months away.

In a week, March 24, Australian rock-blues-soul-world musician Harper will feature at the store; tickets are $8 at the door. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Sister-duo Beliss, who performed in Cedar City during the 2009 southwest tour, will return on March 25. From Portland, Belinda and Melissa Underwood perform an eclectic blend of musical styles and aren’t to be missed. Tickets are available at the door, which opens at 7:30 p.m.


Groovefest lineup promises musical surprises

The Packway Handle Band at Groovefest 2007 / Matthew Montgomery

After a multitude of revisions by Tim and Lisa Cretsinger, the lineup for the 2010 Groovefest American Music Festival has been released. Tim and Lisa own Groovacious Records in Cedar City, Utah, and have been organizing Groovefest for nine years. Groovefest is free to the public, and the main event — two full days of music — will take place at the Cedar City Main Street Park on June 25 and 26. Further events are being planned from Wednesday, June 23 to Sunday, June 27.

Friday, June 25

  • 1:00 – 1:45 John Sotter
  • 2:00 – 2:45 Molly Venter
  • 3:00 – 4:00 Kort McCumber Band
  • 4:15 – 5:15 Karling Abbeygate
  • 5:30 – 6:30 Oakhurst
  • 6:45 – 7:45 John Lisi & Delta Funk
  • 8:00 – 9:15 Great American Taxi
  • 9:30 – 11:00 Traveler

Saturday, June 26

  • 11:30 – 12:15 John Batdorf
  • 12:30 – 1:15 Joe Baker & His Barefoot Brakemen
  • 1:30 – 2:30 The Gabrielle Louise Show
  • 2:45 – 3:45 Trevor Green
  • 4:00 – 5:00 The Henhouse Prowlers
  • 5:15 – 6:15 Chris Laterzo & Buffalo Robe
  • 6:30 – 7:30 The New Familiars
  • 7:45 – 9:15 The Scott Holt Band
  • 9:30 – 11:00 Lubriphonic

NEWS: Cedar City songwriter compilation, Cedar Breaks Out!, hits shelves after release party

Cedar Breaks Out!

Saturday saw the release of the latest project from the home of independent music in Cedar City, Groovacious Records. Cedar Breaks Out!, a 14-track compilation consisting of some of the town’s best singer-songwriters, made its debut last night at the record store, which was nearly bursting at the seams with attention.

The compilation features 14 artists from the Cedar City area, and 11 of those performed at Saturday evening’s celebrations. It serves as a refreshing reminder that not only are Open Mic nights at Groovacious packing a punch with their unique performances and evocative covers, but these musicians can provoke an emotional response with their own music.

The album sees a street release date of Tuesday, when it can be purchased for $9.99 at Groovacious Records. The album is being released on Groovacious Platters, the record label run by Groovacious Records owners Tim and Lisa Cretsinger.


Photos: Groovacious Open Mic Night, Feb. 10

Open Mic Night at Groovacious Records in Cedar City, Utah, has been a staying point of the southern Utah music scene for years. The event features some of the most talented — and most raw — talent in the area, and as a result, the performers usually draw a sizable crowd. Yesterday was no exception.

The vital details! Open Mic Night at Groovacious is:

  • … scheduled every Wednesday night at Groovacious Records in Cedar City, Utah.
  • … scheduled to start at 8 p.m., and it very rarely starts even a few minutes late.
  • … open to performers of all cuts and styles. Performers need to arrive by 7:30 p.m. to sign up, and there are limited slots — the earlier the better!
  • … about two hours long. Not every session lasts two hours, but it’s almost always out by 10 p.m.
  • … located at 173 North 100 West in Cedar City.
  • … at the site of the only independent record store in southern Utah. Groovacious features a wide selection of high-quality, new and used vinyl, CDs, DVDS and more.
  • … fun for all ages!