One of the finest young acoustic bands anywhere, Crying Uncle plays bluegrass and more with astounding instrumental skill and brotherly harmonies. Whether playing straight-up bluegrass or virtuosic Dawg Grisman tunes, Crying Uncle delivers breathtaking instrumentals, impressive at any age. Crying Uncle was founded by Miles and Teo Quale, as a duo band with invited guest artists. Miles (age 16, on fiddle) and Teo (age 13, on mandolin), have been featured on NPR’s The California Report and performed at venues such as IBMA’s Diversity in Bluegrass Showcase and with Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives. Both were 2019 Freshgrass finalists in the fiddle and mandolin categories.
For Ogden Music Festival, The Quale brothers are joined by award-winning bassist Jason Howard and Sugar & the Mint guitarist Keenan Hammack. The quartet have known each other for a few years and share a passion for music. They recently performed at Prescott Bluegrass Festival. Jason Howard currently plays bass in The Cross-Eyed Possum, The Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra, and various jazz combos. Jason has been ranked 1st in Arizona all state jazz competition in 2017 and 2018. Keenan Hammack has been an award-winning flatpicker since the age of 14, taking the Arizona contest circuit by storm. Since then he has shared the stage with many of his heroes including Roy “Futureman” Wooten, Tristan Clarridge and many more. Keenan is currently touring with Telluride-winning band Sugar and the Mint.
When not playing as a duo or with invited guests, the brothers perform with their bluegrass band, Crying Uncle Bluegrass Band (CUBG). The band recently released their second CD, Monroe Bridge. CUBG has opened for prestigious bands such as The Del McCoury Band and David Grisman Bluegrass Experience. In 2018, the bluegrass band was featured on a TEDxTalk with Phoebe Hunt. Winners of the 2018 Pickin’ in the Pines Band Contest in Flagstaff AZ, and selected by the International Bluegrass Music Association to perform at IBMA’s World of Bluegrass in North Carolina, Crying Uncle is making waves in the bluegrass community.
Ogden Music Festival (OMF) 13h Annual September 3, 4 and 5, 2021 (Labor Day weekend) Fort Buenaventura, 2450 "A" Avenue, Ogden, Utah
Contact Person: Kara Twitchell, Vendor Coordinator 801-513-0657
THIS AGREEMENT, made on or before September 3, 2021 by and between Ogden Friends of Acoustic Music (OFOAM), hereinafter called OFOAM and VENDOR.
This agreement is for non-food vendors only. NOTE: Food vendors must contact Emily Scoville Weber County Food and Beverage Manager (801) 399-8257 is for food information and forms. FOOD VENDOR DOGS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN FESTIVAL AREA. Vendor Coordinator will give food vendor’s a State of Utah Tax form and tax table for their reference and use after the festival.
Corporate sponsors are eligible to receive one free booth space at Silver Guitar level $500/in kind. (see sponsor packet link at our website http://ofoam.org). Vendor Coordinator, Kara Twitchell is responsible for the vendor area and all questions should be directed to her.
Non-profits are not guaranteed space in the festival area. Non-profits may receive a complimentary booth space if they include a youth activity in their booth that supports our mission of youth engagement and brings value to the OMF. Non-profits may be charged the standard booth fee.
Application DEADLINE is Saturday, August 17, 2021.
VENDOR shall pay a non-refundable vendor fee of $175.00 on or before Friday September 3, 2021 to execute this agreement. VENDOR will receive a discounted rate of $160.00 if application is received not later than Monday July 1, 2021. Payment will be due after notification of acceptance and is non-refundable.
VENDOR space will be 10’ x 10’. No structure or covering will be provided. OFOAM suggests each vendor use an EZ-up type of structure. Booth area will be the responsibility of the vendor.
VENDOR will be responsible for setting up, taking down, and attending to their booth(s). SECURITY will not be provided for vendor booth(s).
VENDOR booth set-up will be coordinated with vendor coordinator for the following dates and times:
Wednesday, September 1, noon to 4:00 pm
Thursday, September 2, 9:00 am to 11:00 or 3:00 to 6:00 pm
Friday, September 3, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Media opportunities may be available Thursday or Friday for early arrivals.
Vendor’s vehicle will be moved to a designated parking area as soon as they off load their product(s). VENDOR camping at the festival will be given a discounted camping fee of $25 per vendor. Vendor must list all campers in their group. Vendor will be given an Eventbrite.com access code to purchase camping. NOTE: Vendor dogs will not be allowed in the festival area and must be contained in campsite.
Vendors are responsible for COVID compliance at their booth.
VENDOR booth tear-down will begin at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, September 5, 2021 (or after the last Performance of the day - NOT before). It is the vendor’s responsibility to drive safely in the festival area.
VENDOR will be given two festival passes per booth. Contact Vendor Coordinator if additional ($75.00) per pass(es) are needed. An Eventbrite.com passcode will be given to approved vendors for additional discount pass(es).
ELECTRICITY will not be provided.
VENDOR hereby assumes all liability for any claim, injury or damage that occurs in, on, or about the premises used by the VENDOR or arising out of VENDOR’s performance of this agreement. VENDOR hereby agrees to indemnify, defend and save harmless OFOAM, its officers, agents, volunteers, and Weber County from and against any and all liability for bodily injury (including death), damage to property, personal injury, claims, losses, damages, costs and expenses (including reasonable attorney’s fees), and lawsuits from, or alleged to arise from, activities which are subject of this agreement. Including, but not limited to, theft, damage, loss of product or display facilities, personal injury, strike, or Acts of God.
This event is rain or shine. OFOAM will not make refunds due to weather. Please ensure your booth is secure in case of wind, rain, etc.
FOOD AND NON-FOOD VENDORS will be given a State of Utah Tax form, tax table, and envelope for their reference and use at the festival. Vendor shall complete and send tax information to the State of Utah after the festival.
Food and non-food vendors are required to complete the Ogden City Corporation Special Public or Civic Event License form and pay $15.00 fee for the 3-day festival. Vendor Coordinator will give food and non-food vendors the form and collect the event fee and form during vendor setup.
Quantity of VENDOR space may be limited.
Selection of VENDOR is based on quality, value, professionalism and product(s) in line with the lifestyle of our devoted festival fans. Filling out the attached application does not guarantee a space. VENDOR’S will not be allowed to attend the festival if they have not received confirmation prior to the event, no exceptions.
To assist OFOAM, VENDOR is required to provide photo(s) with the application via mail or email, a basic description and background information about VENDOR’S product or service regardless if they have attended a prior festival. Each festival is a standalone event and updated photos are required.
Unofficial Ogden Music Festival and festival performing artist merchandise is not allowed. No exceptions.
VENDOR by signing this agreement you acknowledge that you and all vendor employees have read and understand the agreement requirements governing the OFOAM, Ogden Music Festival.
SEVERABILITY: If parts of the agreement are held to be illegal or otherwise unenforceable the remainder of the agreement should still apply.
DONATIONS to OFOAM are encouraged. If your weekend at the OFOAM, 2021 Ogden Music Festival (OMF) is profitable, please consider a donation to support OFOAM future festivals, concerts, etc.
This agreement constitutes the entire agreement between OFOAM and VENDOR and any prior understanding or representation of any kind preceding the date of this agreement shall not be binding upon either party except to the extend incorporated in this agreement.
In witness of the agreement between them, the parties have executed this agreement at Ogden City, Weber County, Utah on or before September 2, 2021.
A message from Michelle Tanner, Executive Director
We’ve missed you! I'm pleased to say OFOAM is alive and well and eagerly planning the 13th Annual Ogden Music Festival for September 3 – 5, 2021, Labor Day weekend, at Fort Buenaventura under the guidelines of the Weber Morgan Health Department! You can expect the same good vibes, fabulous music, and finally our first chance to be together again at the Fort!
Fortunately, we were able to move nearly the entire line-up we had scheduled from our 2020 cancelled festival with the exception of Rhonda Vincent & the Rage, and The Travelin’ McCourys. We have high hopes that The Travelin’ McCourys will join us in 2022 and present The Grateful Ball. Full line-up will be announced very soon!
Shout out to you and our communities for weathering the pandemic and supporting each other.
During this difficult year, we had the opportunity to evaluate where we are and where we are going. More than ever, we want to fulfill our mission to get instruments into the hands of our community youth. We have developed The Raychel LeBlanc WILL & WAY (Weber Instrument Lending Library and Weber Acoustic Youth) - to increase the quality and variety of the instruments in the Instrument Petting Zoo at our festival under the direction of Adam Kozlewski and Imagine Music. With the support of USIC representatives and OFOAM’s mUSIC Jam Camp directors, Moriah & Nathalie Ozberkmen, we will have a musical instrument lending library for the remainder of the year outside of our festival. Other collaborators include Music Village, Wasatch Musician, Acoustic Music, Qualia Fine Fiddles, Gordon Greenwood, and youth serving organizations Youth Impact and The Boys & Girls Club of Weber/Davis.
OFOAM has a passion for Ogden and wishes to engage more of the historically underrepresented Ogden community. We work to reflect that in our programming. This fall, we are partnering with the Latinx/Hispanic community of Northern Utah to present a Dia de los Muertos event in November. OFOAM will sponsor a school educational outreach and evening concert at The Monarch on Friday, Nov 5th to cap off a week of visual art, cuisine and other activities honoring those we’ve lost through the pandemic and celebrating Hispanic heritage.
We are looking forward to a fabulous second half of 2021 providing opportunities for live music in Ogden!
At OFOAM we're deeply passionate about supporting music, concerts, and musicians. These communities have had a hard year and we're excited to get back into the swing of things in 2021 and support other groups with similar passions and goals. One such group is the Flagstaff Roots & Boots Music Camp, and we're happy to share they're back in 2021 from June 23-27 at the Arizona Nordic Village.
Join us at Fort Buenaventura over Labor Day weekend, Sept 3-5, 2021
Tickets now on sale!
Ogden Music Festival is our signature event that brings together friends and fans of acoustic music from Ogden and beyond, and is the perfect way to end your summer on a high note, whether it's high, lonesome bluegrass or some hot licks on the fiddle. We couldn't be more excited to bring Ogden Music Fest back for 2021!
Working together with the hundreds of artists, vendors, volunteers, sponsors, and logistical teams, it's our collective dream to promote and celebrate Ogden's arts, culture, and natural beauty with residents and visitors, alike. Kids, 16 and younger, are invited to attend the festival for free, with the hope that their experience with live, traditional music performed in an outdoor setting will inspire this next generation to keep these traditions alive. Kids of all ages will love the Imagine Music Musical Petting Zoo and other music and outdoor-themed crafts and activities.
As the festival generates its own unique culture and spirit, we find that festival goers not only fall [further] in love with their favorite performers and many previously unknown, but also the festival community and natural environment around them. There's plenty of melodic flavor to go around for all to enjoy during the festival, so be there, take part, get involved, and soak up every last bit of it!
Tickets now on sale!
Early Bird - 3 Day Pass
This pass grants access to the festival all three days WITHOUT camping.
Early Bird pricing ends on Jun 30, 2021
Early Bird - 3 Day Pass with Camping (per person)
This pass grants access to the Festival grounds Thursday afternoon through Monday morning and is required for TENT OR VEHICLE CAMPING. If you are bringing an RV, trailer, pop-up, van, truck, or any vehicle that will be camped in, you will need to purchase a $20 Vehicle Camping Pass (1 per vehicle). All campers over 16 years old must have purchased a 3 Day Festival Pass with Camping.
Vehicle Camping Pass up to 30'
This pass grants access for 1 (one) camping vehicle- RV, trailer, pop-up, van, truck, any vehicle that will be camped in up to 30' in length. You MUST purchase the 3 Day Festival Pass with Camping for each attendee camping in a vehicle along with your purchase of the Vehicle Camping Pass. One pass per vehicle, not per person. Your camping vehicle will not be allowed to exit the South Campground between 5 PM Friday and 7 PM Sunday, with the exception of Sunday morning before noon.
Vehicle Camping Pass 31' or longer
This pass grants access for 1 (one) camping vehicle- RV, motorcoach, etc. that will be camped in 31' or longer in length. You MUST purchase the 3 Day Festival Pass with Camping for each attendee camping in a vehicle along with your purchase of the Vehicle Camping Pass. One pass per vehicle, not per person. You will be parked where we can fit you in the main campground parking area or Trapper Bowery area at Fort Buenaventura.
Lower Campground Car Parking
Purchase this car pass if you wish to park your car in the lower lot - not by your tent but nearby. Once your car is parked you will not able able to come and go from lower parking lot during the festival. If you leave, you lose your parking pass. Parking is free in the upper lot and you may come and go from there. YOU MUST HAVE A 3 DAY PASS WITH CAMPING to purchase car parking in the campground.
The current state of the COVID -19 virus is unpredictable and disheartening. It saddens us to see one event after another cancelled in the next couple of months. While we had held on to hope that OFOAM’s Ogden Music Festival might be the event that brings us all out of our isolation, the timing doesn’t look good. With expected spikes in the pandemic anticipated to peak in late April or mid May, we are left with no choice but to cancel the May 29-31, 2020 Ogden Music Festival.
The good news is we are a strong community and we will get through this. It is our priority to keep the community strong, safe and well so that we can all come together and experience the healing power of music in the future. Thank you to everyone for staying home and keeping each other safe and thank you to our healthcare workers (including Michelle Tanner, our executive director and Life Flight nurse) and others on the frontline.
To help defray the investments we've already made for the 2020 festival and to support OFOAM (a 501c3 non profit) and our mission to provide The Ogden Music Festival, inspiring youth to pick up and play instruments, you can make a tax deductible donation below.
This is your opportunity to share in the success of OFOAM by becoming a sponsor for the annual Ogden Music Festival! Join with many local businesses in supporting this outstanding organization. Your support will make a difference to ensure the ongoing success of these festivals and help us bring high quality entertainment while keeping admission rates affordable to the public. Consider becoming a sustaining sponsor by pledging your support for the next 5 years. All sponsorship packages are tax deductible.
OFOAM has received support from Weber County R.A.M.P., Ogden City Arts, Weber County Tourism Tax, Utah Arts & Museums, Utah Office of Tourism, WESTAF/NEA, George S and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, Willard L Eccles Foundation, Union Pacific Foundation, Denkers Family, and Ralph Nye Foundation. See our current sponsors.
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*All advertising artwork submissions must be high-resolution, print-quality in pdf, ai or eps format. **Sponsors will need to provide their own banners. Banners must have grommets for ease of mounting. OFOAM can provide a 3’ x 5’ banner at $59.00 through one of our sponsors (AdPro Marketing).
By being an OFOAM sponsor, you will gain enormous reach and exposure at the festival, on our website, and in our program. Contact us for more information!
Moriah & Friends are coming from the Berklee College of Music in Boston to share their love of bluegrass music with the masses!
Moriah Ozberkmen, 22 (Mandolin) grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah. She is a multi-instrumentalist who has won the Utah State fiddle, mandolin and guitar championships. Moriah is working towards a mandolin performance degree from Berklee and is enjoying Boston’s thriving music scene.
Avery Merrit, 24 (Fiddle) is a Boston- based, multi-style, fiddler who graduated from Berklee. He has received awards including the California Governor’s Medallion and Berklee’s Fletcher Bright Award. He has toured with acts including, Front Country, Tony Trischka, Sean Watkins and the Bee Eaters, and is currently touring with Grammy- nominated artist, Missy Raines.
Charlie Fuertsch, 24 (Guitar) is a singer, songwriter and guitarist from Ogden, Utah. He graduated from Columbia University and is currently earning his diploma for Guitar Performance from Berklee. Although, he is firmly rooted in bluegrass and classic country, his music draws inspiration from and incorporates elements of jazz, blues, rockabilly, and old-time.
Hazel Royer, 19 (Bass) grew up in the Boston music scene. She started playing guitar in a band with her dad and eventually picked up the bass. Hazel is a powerful vocalist and songwriter who is highly sought- after. She is able to flawlessly genre-hop in styles including bluegrass, jazz, folk, rock, and indie-rock. She is currently majoring in performance at Berklee.