Moab calendar is packed with music

Country singer Cody Joe Hodges will take the stage at the pavilion behind the Aarchway Inn, which is sponsoring this free concert Sept. 2. Photo courtesy of the Cody Joe Hodges Facebook page

Aarchway Inn is hosting a free concert featuring country singer Cody Joe Hodges from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 2, at the pavilion behind the hotel. His music, according to, has been described as “real country,” and highly influenced by the country and western music of the 1980s and ’90s.

Here’s what else is on tap for the days and weeks ahead:

Aug. 30-31: Learn about NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope during this free two-day event. Friday’s takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Island in the Sky Visitor Center at Canyonlands National Park, where staff from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center will explain the James Webb Space Telescope. The gathering shifts to Arches National Park on Saturday evening for more on the telescope and a star party. Reservations are required. Call 435-719-2313.

Aug. 30: Pop Up Roller Rink from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Old Spanish Trail Pavilion, 3641 S. Highway 191. This event is free for locals and visitors pay only $5 for skate rental.

Aug. 30: Moab Music Festival’s Home from War Concert starts at 7 p.m. at Star Hall. Call 435-259-7003 for more information.

Aug. 30-Sept. 1: Come to the La Sal Mountain Summer Festival featuring R. Carlos Nakai for entertainment, food, vendors, and a silent and open auction to raise money for sanctuary animals.

Aug. 30-Sept. 2: Young Eagles Rally at the Monticello Airport. Call 435-459-2181 for more information.

Aug. 31: Moab Music Festival’s Tango Meets Joropo Concert starts at 6 p.m. at Red Cliffs Lodge. Call 435-259-7003 for more information.

Sept. 1: Moab Music Festival’s Viva Brazil Concert begins at 6 p.m. at Red Cliffs Lodge. Call 435-259-7003 for more information.

Sept. 2: Rocky Mountain Power is sponsoring a free family concert at 2 p.m. at Old City Park.

Sept. 4: Visit the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers who meet from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. every Wednesday at the historic building on Center Street between City Hall and the Center Street Gym.

Sept. 5: Moab Music Festival’s Hotel Cabaret: Kim Hawkey and the Elvanelle Band starts at 8 p.m. at HooDoo Moab. Call 435-259-7003 for more information.

Sept. 14 at the Moab Arts and Recreation Center. Everyone is welcome. The dance starts at 8 p.m., with a workshop for beginning dancers at 7:30 p.m. Peg Harty is the dance caller. If you’re a swing dancer or an art walker (two other events happening the same night), we hope you’ll join us for a few contras! $7 suggested donation benefits Grand County school music programs. Live music by the Moab Community Dance Band. For more info, check out Moab Community Dance Band’s Facebook page or call 516-376-8003.

Sept. 14: Artwalk.

Sept. 20: One River, Many Voices: A Source to Sea Expedition is the title of the latest Colorado River Science series, which has partnered with the Moab Festival of Science “to have a conversation with Mike and Jenny Fiebig about their fall 2018 boating tour from the Wind River Range down to Mexico, and to hear a river report card.” This free event begins at 7 p.m. at Star Hall, 159 East Center Street.