Under Utah’s clear blue skies, surrounded by the natural beauty of Moab’s canyonlands, the Moab Music Festival, which was founded in 1992 by two New York musicians, Michael Barrett and Leslie Tomkins, provided the rich sounds of classical chamber music, traditional folk music, jazz, vocal music, and the music of living composers, during its 13th season, which was held September 2 - 17, 2005.

Noted for its distinctive programming and unique natural setting, the annual Moab Music Festival brings together world-class musicians to perform every fall, during a two-week period in early September. Concerts are scheduled in a variety of indoor and outdoor locations in and around Moab.

One of the most spectacular of these is performed in a grotto 30 miles down the Colorado River from Moab. Music patrons are transported downriver by boats to enjoy the stunning visual beauty and acoustical splendor of the site.

In addition to the main concert season in September, the Moab Music Festival also holds a benefit event in early June, a four-day, three night rafting trip down the Colorado River, with music concerts held in selected sites along the river.


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