“United We Stand: Local Voices for Public Lands“ is the theme of this year’s San Juan County Freedom Fest being held September 9th at the San Juan High School (Blanding, Utah) football practice field. Tickets are $10 and can be obtained online or at the gate, https://events.ticketprinting.com/event/Sanjuanfreedomfest2017
Chairwoman, Kim Henderson, emphasized, “No matter what side of land issues you are on, or what side of the mountain you are from, we want everyone to come and unitedly enjoy an evening of great entertainment and sociability. We hope to have people from other counties, and even states, come and join us.”
The event begins 4 PM and offers a full slate of entertainment, food and craft booths, concessions, and 10 great raffle prizes. Local performers include Native American dancers, The Magpies, and Magnetic Pull, the best in Native Rock from Blanding, Utah. Darren Parry of the NW Shoshone tribe, will be a guest speaker.
The main performance begins about 8 PM featuring Tim Gates. Gates is from Richfield, Utah but now calls Nashville home. He is the lead singer in a trio called Due West and is also a member of the Nashville Tribute Band. Attendees need to bring their own chairs or blankets.
Anyone interested in setting up artisan, food, or product booths should call Nicole Perkins before August 21. 435-485-0214. There is a $25 charge; however, two concert tickets will be provided to each booth.
For the 2017 Freedom Fest flyer, please click here.