Full Lineup Announced for 15th Ogden Music Festival
Ogden Friends of Acoustic Music kicks off summer, bringing the best Americana music to Northern Utah at the homegrown music festival, June 2-4, at Weber County’s historic Fort Buenaventura.
OGDEN, UT, February 1 – Ogden friends of Acoustic Music (OFOAM) is excited to announce its full lineup for the 15th annual Ogden Music Festival, June 2-4, at Weber County’s beautiful Fort Buenaventura in Ogden. The three-day festival is family-friendly with camping on site, a jam camp, workshops, kids activities, and more. This year boasts the most diverse lineup of new and established artists yet, embracing the best of Americana: bluegrass, country, gospel, folk, Tex-Mex conjunto, and a lot of soul will be heard from the OFOAM stage under the cottonwood trees this year.
“This year is special,” says festival co-director Reba Nissen. “If you look at our talent committee’s travels over the past year, we’ve been collecting artists at venues and festivals in Utah, Idaho and Arizona. Each artist produced their own goosebump moments in their live performances.”
This year’s lineup is Dan Tyminski Band, Thee Sacred Souls, Danielle Ponder, John Craigie, Della Mae, Miko Marks, Los Texmaniacs, Pixie & the Partygrass Boys, Chatham Rabbits, National Park Radio, Kate Macleod, The West Road, and Pompe ‘N Honey.
Applications are now open for Tweeners, local artists that play between the main acts.
Founded by Michelle Tanner in 2008, OFOAM has enjoyed great success as a locally-based, volunteer-run nonprofit organization.
“We are a strong women-run organization,” says Tanner. “We haven’t had to change much about our festival in the fifteen years of operation because we have a good structural base, and we keep bringing great music!”
Tanner says they have to work hard for their funding, but sponsors and grantors keep coming back “because of all we do for our community to get instruments into the hands of youth.”
OFOAM provides the Ogden Music Festival Instrument Petting Zoo, showcases youth on its stages, and offers the year round WILL & WAY (Weber Instrument Lending Library for Weber Acoustic Youth) with free instrument loaning and free music lessons. There is also a Kid Zone and kids’ parade at the festival.
Kids ages 16 and under get free admission to Ogden Music Festival.
Festival-goers from all over Utah and out-of-state come for the good music and community spirit.
Nissen reflects on the festival community they’ve cultivated through the years: “When I look at our poster this year, the artist, Wendy Buehler, really captures that for me. ‘Imagine all the people’ who put their love into this festival every year, from the committee and team leads, to all the volunteers, the vendors, and the artists. It’s a beautiful thing.”
Camping on site is available throughout the weekend, along with workshops, late-night campground jams, art vendors, morning yoga, and dining from some of the best local food and beverage vendors.
Tickets are available online at ofoam.org/ogden-music-festival. Volunteers get a 3-day pass for serving two 3-hour shifts during the festival weekend. Get all the festival details at OFOAM.org.
About Ogden Friends of Acoustic Music (OFOAM)
OFOAM is an all-volunteer 501-c-3 non-profit organization that provides the community with live traditional and contemporary Americana music experiences. Through these performances, we attract visitors from outside the region and help develop Weber County and Ogden as a destination for first-class arts events and recreation. We strive to raise awareness of the benefits of exposure to music and traditional instrument playing through music education with a focus on youth and underserved audiences.
Marketing Director, Ogden Music Festival