Cowboy Junkies and Son Volt Perform at Snowbird for 5-Day Festival

Cowboy Junkies, Son Volt, Old 97's Perform at Snowbird
new five-day mountain music festival takes place July 8-12

Snowbird, Utah - The Snowbird Renaissance Center (SRC) is proud to present the inaugural Snowbird Mountain Music Festival, July 8-12, featuring national Americana artists, local favorites and a variety of musical events for the entire family.

"In the true festival spirit, we've paired premier artists with music camps, competitions, workshops and lots more," said SRC General Manager Teri Mumm. "The Snowbird Mountain Music Festival is a unique five-day event that is sure to please music lovers of all ages in the beautiful backdrop of Little Cottonwood Canyon."

Nationally acclaimed artists Cowboy Junkies, Son Volt and Justin Townes Earle kick off the weekend portion of the festival with Friday night performances at Snowbird's new outdoor venue, the Peruvian Terrace. Saturday features the Old 97's, Seldom Scene and others while Sunday concludes with headliners Darrell Scott and The SteelDrivers. The complete artist schedule and lineup, along with bios, music samples, ticket and festival information is available at <> .

The Snowbird Bluegrass Camp for Kids takes place earlier in the week and offers musical instruction for children 5-17 of all musical abilities. The three-day camp, taking place July 8-10, includes coaching from members of Bearfoot, an accomplished bluegrass band from Alaska. Through an advance registration process, participants will pick from a wide range of classes, including all levels of guitar, bass, banjo, fiddle and vocals. Campers will also be involved in a combine band class, daily jams, square dances, art projects and more before a final concert for friends and family on the afternoon of July 10.

The Snowbird Mountain Music Festival also includes a number of other musical events and activities, including the Utah State Instrument Competition, Snowbird Song School, band scramble, open mic performances, a songwriter's showcase, special kids performances, workshops and much more, all of which are free and open to the public.

Single general admission tickets are $35/day purchased in advance, $45/day at the gate. An all-festival general admission pass is $75 in advance, $85 at the gate. Children under 12 are free with a paying adult. Tickets for the festival are currently on sale at <> or by calling (801) 933-2215. Lodging packages including festival tickets, breakfast and access to summer activities are available through Snowbird Central Reservations at (800) 453-3000.

The Snowbird Mountain Music Festival is presented by the SRC, where high art lives up to its name through enhancing arts and cultural opportunities in Little Cottonwood Canyon.

For additional information, contact Jared Ishkanian at (801) 933-2047 or You can also follow the SRC on Facebook by searching "Snowbird Renaissance Center" or on Twitter under "SnowbirdRC".

Snowbird Mountain Music Festival
Schedule of Events, July 8-12, 2009

10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Bluegrass Camp for Kids

Peruvian Terrace Stage (Festival wristband required):
6 p.m. Justin Townes Earle
7:15 p.m. Son Volt
9:15 p.m. Cowboy Junkies

Tram Club*:
10:30 p.m. Justin Townes Earle

Pond Stage (Free and open to the public):
12:00 p.m. Open Mic sign up
1 - 4 p.m. Open Mic
4:45 p.m. Band Scramble Competition

Workshop Stage (Free and open to the public):
3:30 p.m. Bluegrass Camp for Kids Finale Concert

Peruvian Terrace Stage (Festival wristband required):
10:30 a.m. Susanne Millsaps Performing Songwriter Showcase
1:00 p.m. Bearfoot
2:00 p.m. Susanne Millsaps Performing Songwriter Showcase Winners
2:45 p.m. Alison Brown Quartet
4:00 p.m. Belleville Outfit
5:15 p.m. Jim Lauderdale
6:45 p.m. Utah State Instrument Championship All-Stars
7:45 p.m. Seldom Scene
9:45 p.m. Old 97's

Tram Club*:
10:30 p.m. Band of Annuals presents The Cowboy Ramble

Pond Stage / Utah State Instrument Championships (USIC) - (Free and open to the public):

8:00 a.m. Sign Up / Check In
9:00 a.m. USIC Fiddle Competition
10:30 a.m. USIC Flatpick Guitar Competition
1:00 p.m. USIC Mandolin Competition
2:30 p.m. USIC Fingerstyle Guitar Competition
4:00 p.m. USIC Banjo Competition

Workshop Stage (Free and open to the public):
11:00 a.m. Doc Young Kids Concert
12:00 p.m. T.R. Ritchie - Harmonica

Peruvian Terrace Stage (Festival wristband required):
12:00 p.m. T.R. Ritchie
1:00 p.m. Tift Merritt
2:00 p.m. The Greencards
3:15 p.m. Hammerdown
4:15 p.m. Abalone Dots
6:00 p.m. The SteelDrivers
7:45 p.m. Darrell Scott

Pond Stage (Free and open to the public):
9:30 a.m. Song School Students "in the Round"
11:00 a.m. Nay Family Band
12:00 p.m. Steve Seskin
1:15 p.m. Doc Young Band Kids Concert
3:00 p.m. Dan Weldon

Workshop Stage (Free and open to the public):
12:15 p.m. Kate MacLeod - Beginning Fiddle
1:30 p.m. Darrell Scott - Where it Comes From
2:30 p.m. Kate MacLeod - Advanced Fiddle

*You must be 21 or older to enter the Tram Club.