Cataract Canyon
Musical Raft Trip

Cataract Canyon
Musical Raft Trip


Sep 11 - 14 2024



$3,600 (includes fees)

Cataract Canyon


Cataract Canyon
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  • Event Description
  • Artists & Program
  • Important Details

This event is sold out. If you would like to be added to our waitlist, please call the box office.

Embark on a captivating musical raft trip with three seasoned Moab Music Festival artists as they take on Cataract Canyon! Powerhouse string players—violinists Tessa Lark and Kristin Lee, and cellist Jay Campbell—transform the canyon and the mighty Colorado into nature’s concert hall, performing a wide-ranging mix of solo, duo, and trio selections spanning classical to bluegrass to popular genres.  

About the venue: This musical excursion will satisfy thrill-seekers and music lovers alike, with daily concerts by renowned festival artists, among the glorious scenery of Canyonlands National Park, traversing some of the largest and most challenging whitewater in the United States. This custom 4-day/3-night Musical Raft Trip starts with our signature grotto concert. Then, we continue on past the confluence of the Green and Colorado rivers, with expert crew to guide you through exhilarating days of adventure. A scenic return flight over Canyonlands National Park brings us back to Moab at the close of the final day.

Artists & Program



Selections to be announced on the river

Important Details

Event location: Cataract Canyon and Canyonlands National Park

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Orientation: Tuesday, Sept 10, 12:30 pm, at SGRE

Departure: Wednesday, Sept 11, 11:00 am

Aarchway Inn (1551 N Riverview Dr)—parking is located on the north side of the building. You can leave your car here for the duration of the trip. 

Return: Saturday, Sept 14, 5:00 pm. End time may vary.

Ages 16+

Participants should be strong swimmers and in general good health, possess a moderate level of physical strength and agility, and be comfortable in the outdoors. No previous experience necessary.

No pets allowed

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River Outfitter: Sheri Griffith River Expeditions (official concessionaire of Canyonlands National Park)

All concerts, parking, shuttle to and from the river, waterproof bags and safety gear are included. High quality, clean tents, sleeping bags and pads are provided. We will email a packing list to you.

All meals, snacks, water, beverages, beer and wine are included.
Non-refundable ticket: $3,600 (includes fees)

After we process your payment, your ticket is not refundable. Please call us at 435-259-7003 to discuss your trip before you purchase tickets. We can answer your questions and help you decide if this trip is right for you.

$500 is tax deductible

Proceeds benefit our education and community engagement programs

Program, artists, and locations are subject to change without notice


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