There are music festivals in Utah for everyone that cover all genres from rock to EDM and everything in between. Utah is a beautiful and diverse state. The northern part of Utah is known for Salt Lake City, Great Salt Lake, and a plethora of fantastic ski areas. The southern half of the state is a gorgeous desert with colored rock formations and plentiful hiking and outdoor recreation opportunities.
The people of Utah love music just as much as everyone everywhere else, and as a result, there are a number of great music festivals across the Beehive State in all seasons. Check out these great festivals; they offer a little something for everyone among them.
We hope this list of music festivals in Utah helps you find the festival experience you are looking for. We are always adding to this list of festivals so be sure to check back from time to time. If there is a music festival we have missed, be sure to send us an email and we will get it added to the list.
The Deer Valley Music Festival
The Deer Valley Music Festival is a long-running festival that began in 2003. It’s not a standard, weekend festival because rather than occurring over one weekend, this festival spans five weeks each summer in Park City. Attendees can enjoy live music four nights a week during this period.
Park City is the summer home of the Utah Symphony and Utah Opera, so performances focus on these groups, but their performances feature guests from all genres. Past guests have included Elvis Costello, Gladys Knight, Tony Bennett, Earth, Wind & Fire, Randy Travis, and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir to name a few.
Bonanza Campout Music Festival
The Bonanza Campout Music Festival began in 2016 and occurs in June of each year over one weekend with music on the Friday and Saturday. Attendees are encouraged to camp both nights. The lineup of this festival is diverse but focuses mainly on nationally recognized artists from the hip hop, electronica, indie rock, and alternative rock genres.
The Ogden Music Festival
This festival has been taking place at Fort Buenaventura in Ogden since 2008. It’s organized by the Ogden Friends of Acoustic Music and its focus is primarily bluegrass. It’s on the smaller side as festivals go, but that’s what’s great about it. Camping is encouraged and this festival is very family-friendly.
Groovefest Music & Art Festival
Formerly known as the Groovefest American Music Festival, this festival takes place in Cedar City – home of the breathtaking Cedar Breaks National Monument – the last week of June each year, and has been ongoing since 2015.
This festival is different because it takes place over seven days and it showcases artists from a number of different genres including blues, folk, bluegrass, country, Americana, and jazz. There’s something for every taste here, and it’s a true celebration of the vast diversity of music in our nation.
Das Energi Festival
The Das Energi Festival is a small, two-day festival that is dedicated to providing a safe and awesome space for fans of the EDM genre to get together and have a good time. Unlike the others on this list so far, this festival takes place indoors at an incredible, historic venue called The Great Saltair that first opened in 1893, located right on the shores of the Great Salt Lake.
We have compiled this comprehensive list of music festivals in Utah , if there are any that we’ve missed that you would like us to add please contact us.