The Scandinavian days for 2024 IS ON! 

The Scandinavian Heritage Festival offers a phenomenal variety of musical talent and styles to entertain festival visitors.

All events are scheduled for the main stage in front of the Noyes Building on Snow College campus unless indicated otherwise.

Friday

1:00 Madeline LeBaron and Friends (Traditional Scandinavian Music)
2:00 Fiddle Express (Bluegrass and Fiddle Music)
3:00 Rachel Rivers (Singer Songwriter)
4:15 Bombshell Flowers (Indie Rock)
5:15 The Fabled Folk (Folk and Bluegrass Music)

Saturday

11:00 BYU International Folk Dancers and Ensemble
Noon Glen Phillips (Singer Songwriter from Toad the Wet Sprocket)
1:30 Beard Contest
1:45 Lincoln Highway (Bluegrass)
3:00 The Trent Brothers Storytelling Hour
4:00 Phat Old Professors 30th Anniversary Reunion Show (Classic Rock)
With Special Guest Arny Bailey from Paul Revere’s Raiders

 

 

Glen Phillips

Best known as the frontman and primary songwriter for alt rock band Toad the Wet Sprocket, Glen Phillips has also forged an extensive solo career full of eclectic collaborations and side projects. In the early ’90s, Toad broke into the mainstream with a thoughtful, folk-driven sound that yielded jangling hits like “All I Want” and “Walk on the Ocean.” Following the group’s initial breakup at the end of the decade, Phillips applied his warm baritone and introspective lyrics to a series of solo albums including 2001’s Abulum and 2005’s Winter Pays for Summer. He also collaborated with a member of Nickel Creek as Mutual Admiration Society and was part of the 2009 supergroup Works Progress Administration. By the 2010s, a reunited Toad the Wet Sprocket had issued a comeback album, even as Phillips forged ahead with tightly crafted albums of his own including 2016’s Swallowed by the New and 2022’s There Is So Much Here.

 

 

BYU International Folk Dancers with Skógafoss

 

Perennial festival favorites the BYU International Folk Dancers will perform traditional Scandinavian dances for the crowd and even provide instruction for those who wish to learn a step or two. New to the festival this year and accompanying the Folk Dancers is Skógafoss, a newly created ensemble focused on performing Scandinavian folk music with authenticity and musical sophistication.

 

 

 

 

 

Bombshell Flowers

With roots in Sanpete County, popular Indie Rock act Bombshell Flowers returns to the festival this year. Come and enjoy original songs and covers by this trio.  

 

 

 

 

 

Madeline LeBaron and Friends

Kicking things off this year, Madeline LeBaron and Friends will perform a program of traditional Scandinavian folk music. Dr. LeBaron is a Professor of Music and Chair of the Horne School of Music at Snow College. She holds a Bachelor of Music from Brigham Young University, a Master of Music from Arizona State University and a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of North Texas all in Clarinet Performance.

 

 

 

Fiddle Express 

The Beck family has been entertaining  audiences in the Treasure Valley of Idaho for the last 10 years performing bluegrass music as a band  called Fiddle Express.  They are excited to announce the completion of their first EP, Rubber Dolly in January 2019. And their 2nd album, In the Mood in 2022. Some Bluegrass DJ’s are comparing their music to the Grascals and Lonesome River Band.

The Becks start them young, at 3 with classical training on violin.  Each kid has found their passion on their own individual bluegrass instruments.  Their music offers a wide range of tunes from toe-tapping Monroe songs, to Twin Fiddling, and Swing music.

Fiddle Express is currently playing shows not only in ID, but also in neighboring states.  Please subscribe to their email list to stay informed about where they are playing next.  Feel free to contact us if you are interested in booking them for a show. Check out their music and ENJOY!

 

Trent Brothers

Trent Bean and Trent Hanna will present a collaborative storytelling hour for festival patrons. Both “Trents” are Snow College faculty, working in the Music and Theater Departments.

 

 

 

 

 

The Phat Old Professors

30th Anniversary Reunion Show Starring Arny Bailey of Paul Revere and the Raiders


Past and present Old Professors celebrate 30 years of classic rocking by teaming up with Arny Bailey, the last lead guitarist for Paul Revere and the Raiders.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rachel Rivers

Rachel Rivers, better known as Rachel Krueger around these parts is a singer songwriter. As A small-town girl at heart, she has embraced her country, folk roots. Buckle in, her music is robust and raw.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Fabled Folks

Presented by Excellence in the Community, The Fabled Folks present acoustic music that is “highly influenced by bluegrass and folk, but hardly strictly either.”