San Juan River Musical Raft Trip

San Juan River Musical Raft Trip


Sep 13 - 16 2022


end time may vary
5:00 pm - 5:00 pm




Bluff to Mexican Hat section of the San Juan River
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  • Event Description
  • Artists & Program
  • Important Details

This scenic three-day/two-night float trip on the Upper San Juan River couples daily concerts by Moab Music Festival Artists with one of the prettiest river experiences in the region. The leisurely pace allows rafters to enjoy the spectacular red rock canyons, petroglyph panels, Ancestral Pueblo ruins, and side canyon hikes. The trip begins with a dinner and hotel stay in historic Bluff, Utah.

Concert Description: Guitarist Jason Vieaux and violinist Kristin Lee first met as the alumni of the Philadelphia-based organization, Astral Artists. Through paths crossed in various festivals and performances since then (including a commission work dedicated to Jason and Kristin called Twist by Vivian Fung),  they have played as a duo at Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, Chamber Music Sedona, and Emerald City Music in Seattle. Their program is built to reach a broad audience that features a variety of genres, including composers Mauro Giuliani, Niccolo Paganini, Astor Piazzolla, and Antonio Carlos Jobim.

Artists & Program



  • Kristin Lee, violin
  • Jason Vieaux, guitar
Programs to be announced from the stage

Important Details

Event location: Upper San Juan River Section, Sand Island to Mexican Hat. Starts and ends in Bluff, Utah, 100 miles south of Moab.

Orientation, departure, and return location: Bluff Dwellings Resort & Spa, 2625 US-191, Bluff, UT  (1.5 hours south of Moab)

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Arrival: Tuesday, September 13, 4:30 pm, at Bluff Dwellings Restaurant

Meal time: 5:00 pm.

Orientation: Tuesday, September 13, 7:30 pm

Departure on the River: Wednesday, September 14, 7:00 am

Expected Return: Friday, September 16, by 5:00 pm. End time may vary.

Ages 16+

Participants should be 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: Canyonlands Field Institute.

All concerts, hotel, restaurant, free parking, shuttle bus transportation to and from the river, waterproof bags and safety gear are included. MMF will email a packing list to you.

All meals/snacks and water/beverages/beer/wine are included.
Adult: $1,900

$500 non-refundable, tax-deductible deposit is required. Balance due by June 1. Proceeds benefit in part the Education & Engagement programs.

Tickets are available only through the box office.  Please call the box office at 435-259-7003 to purchase.

Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.

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

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