An adventure of a lifetime awaits with one of the prettiest river experiences in the region. Exploring 27 miles of the Upper San Juan River from Sand Island to Mexican Hat, this epic, leisurely raft trip includes daytime and evening concerts as you enjoy the spectacular red rock canyons, petroglyph panels, Ancestral Puebloan ruins, remarkable geographic features, and desert wildlife along the way.
Follow Highway 128, one of the Southwest’s most scenic byways, 17 miles upriver from Moab to the green oasis of this boutique resort. With its spectacular views of towering red mesas, the Pavilion, sheltered from passing storms and open to breathtaking sunsets and the balmy evening air, is a perfect spot for enjoying music while taking in the dramatic natural surroundings.
Experience the relaxation of desert solitude and hear music in unforgettable surroundings. Wind through Canyonlands National Park on the Colorado River past the confluence of the Colorado and Green Rivers and into Cataract Canyon. You’ll see the area’s pristine, dazzling scenery unfettered by reminders of modern life. After serene flat water drifting, the river shoots through the red rock canyons’s class III-V rapids, drenching exhilarated rafters. You may discover hidden waterfalls, archeological sites, and magical side hikes. Weather and time permitting, retrace your path through Canyonlands from the air on a scenic shuttle fight back to Moab.
Board the open-air Queen for a leisurely ride up the Colorado river, surrounded by majestic, towering red cliffs. Once she arrives at the concert site, the Queen anchors, becoming part of a floating concert site. After the concert, the Queen brings you back to the dock.
One of Moab’s most beautiful private homes provides the intimate setting for a memorable evening of music and delicious food. Audience members and performers are together in the manner which defines chamber music in its purest form. It’s a convivial evening of shared sounds and tastes and a rare opportunity to see performers up close.
A private Ranch on the banks of the Colorado River is the setting for this entertaining evening of great music, great food and good company.The evening begins with a 45-minute drive of breathtaking beauty to this historic, working ranch overlooking the Colorado River. Dinner is served buffet style al fresco before patrons take a seat in the open-sided tent for the concert. The evening ends with a celebratory fireworks display, weather permitting.
A cool green lawn under towering cottonwood trees beckons listeners of all ages to take in the concert from the comfort of their picnic blankets or camp chairs.The majestic red cliffs of the Moab rim hover in the distance. There is ample parking just across the street AND the concert is free!
Located in the center of Moab, historic Star Hall was built in 1906. The recently renovated Richardsonian Romanesque style stone building seats 300 people. The intimate size, excellent acoustics and architectural charm make Star Hall an ideal setting for chamber music. It has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1993.
Southeastern Utah is full of unforgettable scenery, and natural and geologic wonders. Rafting offers a unique vantage point from which to experience the towering canyon walls and Precambrian rock formations which surround the Colorado River. Enjoy serene sections through the Ruby-Horsethief Canyons, drifting along at the river’s leisurely pace,and high adventure through Westwater Canyon’s colorfully named rapids such as Little Hummer, Funnel Falls, Last Chance and the famous Skull Rapid where the Colorado River careens through the ancient, polished black and pink stone of the Precambrian era.
The Festival’s signature events, the Grotto Concerts, celebrate music in concert with the landscape™ by combining the beauty of music with the area’s scenic wonders. A relaxing 45-minute jet boat ride down the Colorado River brings you to “nature’s own concert hall” (The New York Times), a pristine, acoustically perfect wilderness grotto carved from the surrounding red rock walls. Sit up close in chairs provided by MMF or up above in the Grotto’s “box seats” where the sound blooms around you.