Events, Festivals and Exhibitions

Moab Music Festival 2024, Utah

28 August - 14 September

$45 – $490

Each September, the Moab Music Festival brings an array of the world’s finest musicians to Utah

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Each September, the Moab Music Festival brings an array of the world’s finest musicians to Utah for a series of traditional, chamber and jazz concerts set against the most amazing backdrop – the red rocks of Moab.

Music ranges from contemporary and old chamber music to Latin jazz and traditional music from all corners of the globe. Confirmed artists include: Alice YooAndrew GarlandAriadne Greif, BAILENDavid JaggardEve Beglarian, Howard DennisMark Stewart, Maya Miro Johnson, Michael Barrett and Zak Podmore.

History of the Moab Music Festival

The festival was founded in 1992 when to New York-based musicians, Michael Barrett and Leslie Tomkins, decided to create music against the magical red rocks of Moab. Tomkins admits that part of the inspiration for setting up the concert was to ensure that they returned to the quite spectacular area.

Moab Music Festival

The award-winning festival is renowned for its innovative programming and intimate concerts set in the most amazing locations.

For another alternative US Music Festival, try Burning Man in Nevada.

Moab Concerts and Artists

This year’s season will start with a Moveable Musical Feast on 28 August, and will conclude with the final Grotto Concert on 11 September, followed by a Cataract Canyon Musical Raft Trip (11 to 14 September). In between there will be floating concerts, grotto concerts and music hikes, as well as a screening of Maestro.

A series of concerts will be performed in a range of venues around Moab, with the signature Grotto Concerts taking place in a pristine grotto 30 miles out of town down the Colorado River. You can also take a multi-day, musical raft along the Colorado, or go on one of the music hikes. The schedule of events can be found here.

Moab Music Festival
Middle Eart, Moab Music Festival

A full list of performers can be found here.

Things to Do in Moab Utah

Set in the Colorado Plateau, Utah, Moab is simply stunningly beautiful. It has two national parks, Arches and Canyonlands, as well as Dead Horse Point State Park. The area is ideal for hiking and kayaking, with the Colorado River just to the north of town and the La Sal mountains to its south. For more information on things to do in Moab, click here.

When is the Moab Music Festival 2024?

28 August to 14 September, 2023

Moab Music Festival Schedule

A full list of the concerts can be found here.

Moab Music Festival Tickets

Individual tickets for each concert can be bought here.

Moab is not the only music concert in the States, check out our 6 US American Music Festivals this Summer.

Flights to Moab

United Airlines flies, through Skywest, from Denver to Canyonlands Field Airport, Moab (18 miles north of the town) twice a day. Denver International Airport (six-hour drive), and Salt Lake City International Airport (four-and-a-half-hour drive) are the nearest major airlines.

Hotels in Moab

The Festival has a number of ‘lodging partners’. You can find the full list of them here.

For any more information on the festival

Click here.

All photos by Richard Bowditch.


28 August
14 September
$45 – $490


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Mark Bibby Jackson

Mark Bibby Jackson

Before setting up Travel Begins at 40, Mark was the publisher of AsiaLIFE Cambodia and a freelance travel writer. When he is not packing and unpacking his travelling bag, Mark writes novels, including To Cook A Spider and Peppered Justice. He loves walking, eating, tasting beer, isolation and arthouse movies, as well as talking to strangers on planes, buses and trains whenever possible. Most at home when not at home.

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