“It does the statement no justice to simply say we’re excited to partner with Brewskis, Lighthouse Lounge, Funk ‘n Dive Bar, and Alleged (four of Ogden’s elite venues),” said Amir Jackson, Director of Ogden Arts Festival. “We as the Ogden Arts Festival (OAF) managing committee are excited to kick off the series with U92’s DJ JUGGY on April 9th at Brewskis.”
The series will also feature Pato Banton at Lighthouse Lounge on April 22nd, The June Brothers, (who will also play on Sunday afternoon at the Festival) on May 7th at Funk ‘n Dive Bar, and The National Parks on May 21st at Alleged.
“Four Dates, Four Venues, Four Bands,” said Eric Holmes, Performance Coordinator of OAF. “We really just wanted to give everyone a sample of the type of the great performances and a feel of the new vibe of the festival that this year will bring, all while helping to spread the word about the bands and the event and, of course, to encourage attendance to this year’s festival. If people don’t come to the music series or festival, it can’t continue – but we know the community will be there, they’re always supportive of the Ogden Arts Festival and we’re very confident they’ll continue to support it and its various events.”
This year’s OAF will be held at the Ogden Amphitheater on Saturday June 11, from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m, and Sunday June 12, from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and will feature a similar but new and improved look and feel including more interactive art displays, children’s activities, many performances, and lots of fun surprises.
OAF is Ogden’s Premier Arts and Music Event that is held in Downtown Ogden each year. The theme for this summer’s OAF is “We Grow Art.” The managing committee’s mission is to “Cultivate a community wide effort to nurture a stronger artistic culture by empowering and encouraging creativity of residents and visitors of the Ogden area.”