The Sunday Times (of London)

Utah is well-known for its rust red rock formations and the Moab Music Festival in Utah, left, takes full advantage of this natural setting — sandstone makes for some impressive acoustics. The festival offers intimate concert experiences with jazz, Latin and world music performances happening among the rocky outcrops and caverns.

Salt Lake Magazine

Red Rockin’The Moab Music Festival combines the great outdoors with music “Imagine floating the Colorado River through red rocks in Westwater Canyon, surrounded by the sounds of not just nature, but music. What if you were on a raft with the musicians creating the music? It’s an experience unlike any other, and you’ll only find […]

Deseret News

22 live outdoor music events in Utah for summer 2016 Moab Music Festivalwith locations varying throughout Moab; prices vary by event, and some concerts are free. Featured performances include Grotto concerts, music by Schubert and The Beatles, and music hikes.

Alaska Beyond (Alaska Airlines Magazine)

Desert AirsHistoric in-town venues, scenic resort settings and red-rock amphitheaters house performances ranging from chamber music to Latin jazz. Audiences can watch musicians adapt their playing to the natural venues.

Salt Lake Tribune

Moab Music Festival marks 25 years of music among the rocks Moab was “kind of a little ghost town,” on the brink of coming into its own as a recreation destination, when Michael Barrett happened through on his way to Santa Fe, N.M., in 1991. The pianist and conductor was drawn to the place instantly; […]

The Wall Street Journal

“This adrenaline-fueled town makes room for a small crowd of classical-music lovers and out-of-town musicians who come here for a series of concerts that explore more subtle extremes of intimacy with nature—and silence…an experience that draws performers and audiences closer together.”  READ MORE

AAA Magazine

“…sublime listening surrounded by soaring red rocks and wide blue skies.” READ MORE


“Few Festivals blend the intimacy of the concert hall with the expansive freedom of the outdoors as well as this Utah festival… Moab is a refreshing alternative.”


10 Can’t-Miss Classical Music Festivals “It’s tough to beat the scenery at the Moab Music Festival. Where else can you hear chamber music in a red rock grotto amid immaculate wilderness or take a four-day, three-night musical rafting trip down the Colorado River?” READ MORE

Travel + Leisure

“Sensational Summer Arts Festivals: No other festival offers a chamber music concert in cavernous red rock grotto or a 4-day, 3-night musical raft trip (with daily concerts) along the Colorado River.”