The Third Annual Moab Free Concert Series kicks off Friday, July 5 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Swanny City Park with Aaron Lee Tasjan, former front man of the New York Dolls. Each show will feature a local opening act. Beer and wine will be available for sale.
Mark Finley and Kevin Christensen of Finley Holiday Productions were recently in Moab making a film on the history of the Slickrock Bike Trail, which then-resident Dick Wilson created in 1969.
Wax museums. Haunted mansions. Fog-shrouded woods. Abandoned asylums. New Jersey. These are typical settings for horror flicks, but first-time director Brendan Devane eschewed all things routine in the making of “The Canyonlands,” a movie he told The Times-Independent is a cross between “Friday the 13th” and “Dances with Wolves.”
Cowboys and cowgirls from Utah, Wyoming, Nevada, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Washington, Oregon, Kansas and Arizona had fun showing off their skills at the Canyonlands PRCA Rodeo over the weekend.
The Red Devil mountain biking team on May 22 hosted the Filmed by Bike festival at Grand County High School. Originating in bike-friendly Portland, Oregon in 2003, the festival features inspiring short films based on real life stories created by bicycle enthusiasts.
The 27th Annual Moab Arts Festival was held over Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday May 25, and Sunday, May 26 in Swanny Park.