2017 Entertainment TBA SOON!
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.
BYU International Folk Dance Ensemble
The International Folk Dance Ensemble has performed in over 40 countries worldwide for more than 50 years, presenting dance and music from around the world in one of the most widely diverse shows onstage. The group has performed for audiences of every size, culture, and background in Olympic venues, at international festivals, and in prestigious venues throughout the world. Their dancing and music represents the heartbeat of the world’s cultures.
This year at the Scandinavian Heritage Festival the group will return with dances from Scandinavia. We are excited that the dancers will also teach some Scandinavian dancing to the audience. The music for the dancers will be played by their live band, Mountain Strings.
Five musicians, sixteen instruments, and more than a dozen championships, that is Lincoln Highway. Some say Lincoln Highway is bluegrass or Celtic or Country or updated Old Time music. Don’t be surprised if you hear a tune from the 1800’s followed by an acoustic version of an ABBA song done with the Lincoln Highway touch. On top of it all, they want you to have fun and they will do anything they can to make that happen including making fun of banjo players, recycling cheesy jokes, and playing some of the favorites including songs like the Orange Blossom Special. The group loves bluegrass and traditional music, but is always looking for an idea to make each song fit the Lincoln Highway sound. The group plays, fiddle, guitar, cajon, bodhran, mandolin, octave mandolin and whatever else they feel like they can get a beat or a melody from.
Many times Mountain Strings can be seen accompanying the International Folk Dance Ensemble with their driving rhythms and impressive array of international music. When the talented musicians of the Brigham Young University Folk Music Ensemble play their instruments, the air comes alive with the sounds of good music. With energetic performances of American and international folk music, Mountain Strings is a show unto itself. The group of six musicians play fiddle, guitar, banjo, cello, bass, and mandolin. Together they combine these instruments to play songs ranging from fast fiddle tunes to mash-ups of bluegrass tunes and popular music. This year you can see the group playing for the Scandinavian dances of the International Folk Dance Ensemble, and on their own.
W. Carl Anderson & Grandkids
He was born and raised in Orem Ut. He met his sweetheart Debbie of 39years and they eventually moved to Lindon where they raised there 7 children on a small farm. They moved to Ephraim 7 years ago to get out of the city and have been loving it.
Carl has been singing and writing cowboy poetry for over 20 years. He enjoys sitting around a campfire with a big group of people, playing his guitar, singing and reciting his cowboy songs and poetry. He has a great passion for the outdoors. He enjoys saddling up the mules and going on long pack trips. He also enjoys spending time with his grandkids.
Phat Ol’ Professors
Trading the front of the classroom for the front of the stage, the Phat Old Professors will again provide the festival’s entertainment finale. Made up mostly of Snow College faculty members who shed their professorial stodginess (wink wink, nudge nudge), the docs rock, let their hair down and invite you to do the same. Let it all hang out with classic rock ‘n’ roll tunes performed by Vance Larsen (drums), Rich Dixon (lead guitar), Steve Meredith (keyboards), Ron Lamb (lead singer), Travis Osmond (bass guitar) and Greg Boothe (keyboards and guitar).