The Scandinavian days for 2023 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.
Noon Madeline LeBaron, Anna Johnson, Brady Harris
1:00-2:00 Sanpete Chamber Players
2:00-3:00 Bombshell Flowers
3:00-4:00 Liam Lars
4:15-5:30 Trent Hanna Community
5:30-6:45 Red Feather Acoustic Quartet (Presented by Excellence in the Community)
11:00-Noon Lincoln Highway – BYU Folk Dancers
Noon Sondre Lerche
1:30-1:45 Beard Contest Winner Annuncement
1:45-2:45 Uncle Boaz
2:00-3:00 Story Telling in the Plaza
2:45-3:45 Neal Stucki
3:30-4:30 Kaytlin Numbers
4:45-5:45 Phat Old Professors
Born and raised in Bergen, Lerche first came to fame as a teenager with the release of his critically acclaimed debut, Faces Down, which Rolling Stone hailed as “one of the year’s loveliest, sunniest, poppiest albums.” Over the course of the ensuing two decades (most of which were spent living in the US), Lerche would go on to release eight more similarly celebrated studio albums, perform on Letterman, Conan, and at NPR’s Tiny Desk, score multiple feature films, and tour with the likes of Stereolab, Elvis Costello and St. Vincent, among others.
Neal Stucki is a contemporary singer songwriter whose style of harmonically rich pop music reflects the music of Charlie Puth. Neal’s music is melodic, uplifting, and entertaining. An inspiring singer, he is an ideal interpreter of his original songs.
Alternative/Indie Rock. A mixture of classic guitar tones, catchy melodies, and songs you’ll have stuck in your head for days.
The Trent Hanna Community
The Trent Hanna Community plays music inspired by the beautiful scenery of the American West, and Sanpete County in particular. Audience members will enjoy their blend of melodic, contemporary jazz, that calls to mind the music of popular jazz guitarist Pat Metheny.
Madeline Johnson, Anna LeBaron, & Brady Harris
To kick things off for this year’s festival, this trio featuring clarinet, violin, and accordion will perform a selection of traditional Scandinavian tunes.
Lincoln Highway is a bluegrass/folk band based in Utah County. Current band members include Jesse Christopher, Lindsay Davis, Mark Geslison, Geoff Groberg, and Jonathon Wood.
The Red Feather Acoustic Quartet
Bill Ware, guitar and vocals; Rob Ware, bass; Jeff Whitely, guitar and vocals; Brain Thomas, vocals and harmonica. Tribute to 60’s and 70’s singer songwriters like James Taylor, Simon and Garfunkel, Loggins and Messina, George Strait, Crosby Stills, & Willie Nelson. Come and sing along!
Phat Old Professors
Perennial crowd favorites The Phat Old Professors return with their infectious blend of classic rock covers. This group is comprised of former and current Snow College faculty, and alumni. They will perform tunes by The Beatles, Eagles, Joe Walsh, and many others.
From Ephraim, Utah, Uncle Boaz will present original songs inspired by life in Sanpete County. They work hard to ground their music in the rock and roll traditions of the 1970s with a little contemporary edge. Band members include Ron Lamb, Michael Larsen, Vance Larsen, Rich Dixon, Trent Hanna and other guests. They will perform music from their album Turn the Ship Around, as well as their recent release, Boulevard of Dreams.
Story Telling – Trent Bean
Ephraim thespian Trent Bean and company will present a trunk show exploring tales of Scandinavia. Bring the kids and enjoy this Scandinavian tradition! (Located in Heritage Plaza, directly south of the Noyes Building)
The Sanpete Chamber Players
A collection of ten outstanding classical musicians from Sanpete County will bring refinement and sophistication to this year’s festivities. They will perform classical works including Greig’s Peer Gynt Suite.
Liam Lars is a Utah based indiepop artist with a propensity for jazz and folk styles. His performance background is diverse and he loves to bend style and range to experiment with musical expression. Pop music with a playful, sarcastic, and clever twist.
Exhibiting both tenderness and grit, the crooning vocals of budding singer-songwriter Kaytlin Numbers will wrap you in swaddling clothes and lay you in a manger. Her artistry takes on an eclectic soundscape, painting time with a variety of genres that will leave you pleasantly confused. Numbers writes from a place of brutal honesty, singing complex emotions with both a fierce and fragile vocal delivery.