Each year, during Memorial Day weekend, the Desert Rocks Music Festival is held at the majestic BFE Ranch, located 10 miles south of Moab. This stellar location for camping and music showcases the breathtaking natural beauty of Utah. The ranch backs up to the La Sal Mountains and boasts its own slot canyon.
This year, May 27-29th, Desert Rocks will feature two stages of world-class bluegrass, rock ‘n' roll, 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 each afternoon and continue until sunrise. Desert Rocks is a family-friendly festival, and children under 12 are free. Festival tickets, parking passes, and VIP passes can be purchased at www.desertrocks.org and include three days of onsite camping.
The initial band lineup includes: JGB feat. Melvin Seals, Hot Buttered Rum, Great American Taxi, The Motet, Elephant Revival, Moonalice, Juno What?!, Ten Mile Tide, Yamn, Wisebird, Stonefe, White Water Ramble, Ulysses, Junior & Transportation,The Pour Horse, Puddle Mountain Ramblers, Williams Brothers Band, Marinade, Cowboy and Indian, Interstate Stash Express, Spell Talk, Damien Roomet, Timmi Cruz. Stay Tuned for a Hip Hop headliner to be announced very soon.
Beyond providing a vibrant lineup of performers, Desert Rocks Music Festival 2011 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, bathing suits and boots!
We are thrilled to have The SoLLun (pronounced soul*loon) back onsite. It 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% green technologies--currently a full veggie conversion, with a bio-diesel backup.
Desert Rocks Music Festival is working hard to protect Mother Earth, ensuring the creation of magical musical memories for decades to come.
For more information regarding the festival, to become a sponsor or volunteer please visit us on the web.