Summerfest Arts Faire will kick off the summer arts season in Logan with its 36th year of presenting the arts to Cache Valley, June 13-15, with lots of visual, musical, and food art! Each year on Father's Day weekend, Summerfest springs up on shady Tabernacle Square in downtown Logan. This year’s free-to-the-public event will feature 165 artist booths, 23 food booths, and two stages with all-day entertainment every day.
Music runs the gamut from country to psych pop. This year’s headline acts include Utah favorite singer-songwriter Kate MacLeod and her band on Thursday. Friday’s headliner is Salt Lake-based Memphis McCool playing power soul. And on Saturday, Summerfest welcomes back a group of popular Logan musicians in Many Miles, playing funky pop.
Other performance highlights include Mama LongLegs playing folk and blues; the Raindogs performing blues, rock, and jazz; and playing for the third year in a row, Slim Chance and His Psychobilly Playboys! The festival will be opened on Thursday at 11 a.m. by the Mountain Crest High School Marching Band, marching from the south side of the Tabernacle grounds to the Cache Valley Radio Stage on the north side.
“Our featured artist for this year is jeweler Sugatha Roeder of Sedona, Arizona. She was selected as last year’s best in show artist, which includes being featured artist the following year,” said Elaine Thatcher, Summerfest’s executive director.
“Her work incorporates pearls and other fine gems in gold and silver jewelry that features plant forms from nature.” Roeder has participated in Summerfest for a number of years and enjoys coming to Logan for the festival.
A favorite feature is Summerfest’s Creation Station for all ages, where people can have creative experiences in painting, music, dance, theatre, and more. In addition, the plein air contest will feature landscape paintings and photographs done in the Cache Valley area in the four days prior to the opening of the festival. Artists wishing to participate in the plein air contest should contact the Summerfest office or visit logansummerfest.com.
Summerfest presents a mix of local, regional, and national artists, and some old favorites along with newer participants. It is a family-friendly and handicapped-accessible arts festival that everyone can enjoy, rain or shine.
For more information, visit the Summerfest website at logansummerfest.com.