21595
Utah
Moab Music Festival: Music in Nature’s Concert Hall
Hear world-class music in a world-class setting at the Moab Music Festival, where you’ll attend seven performances, explore two national parks and enjoy one not-to-be-missed finale!
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Program No. 21595RJ
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8 days
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8 days
7 nights
17 meals
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Getting There
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DAY
1
Check-in, Registration, Orientation, Welcome Dinner
Moab, UT
D
River Canyon Lodge

Activity note: Required check-in by 4 pm; Daily itinerary subject to change.

Dinner: We walk 3 blocks to dine at a local restaurant; we walk two more blocks after dinner to the concert hall.

Evening: Moab Music Festival Opening Night Concert. Program will be announced in spring. The online itinerary will be updated as soon as the concerts are announced.

DAY
2
Festival Programs, Evening Concert
Moab, UT
B,L,D
River Canyon Lodge

Activity note: Daily itinerary subject to change from factors including stormy weather, artists/musicians unexpectedly changing.

Breakfast: This morning we have a full order off the menu breakfast at a Moab local restaurant.

Morning: We are joined this morning by a local expert to learn about the ancient and historic peoples of this area. We travel North from Moab to Thompson Springs. We end up at Sego Canyon, site of Petroglyphs that represent three eras of ancient native petroglyphs. We will be guides through the site and helped with understanding of these interesting drawings.

Lunch: Box lunch, a local market prepares our fresh box lunches each day. Lunch will include your choice of sandwich, fruit, chips, dessert, and water.

Afternoon: We depart mid-afternoon for the concert venue.

Dinner: An early Dinner will be at the concert venue.

Evening: We attend a ticketed Festival Concert at the magnificent Red Cliffs Lodge in the Colorado River Canyon. Program will be announced in spring. The online itinerary will be updated as soon as the concerts are announced.

DAY
3
Festival Programs, Hike & Concert, Evening Concert
Moab, UT
B,D
River Canyon Lodge

Activity note: The hike is very rigorous, participants must be able to hike over rough-rocky terrain for two miles round trip.The hike requires a moderate level of stamina, agility and comfort with uneven footing and potentially some exposure on slick rock. Hiking/trail shoes are required.

Breakfast: Plated Breakfast at a local restaurant

Morning: Take a rigorous but beautiful hike (2 miles round trip on very uneven surface with hills and descents) amongst the Redrock's beauty with a musical interlude thrown in for an unique Moab experience. Not for the average concertgoer! Gather to be transported to a secret wilderness location. The hike leads you to a natural setting ideal for acoustic music. It's "music in concert with the landscape" for the outdoor enthusiast.

Lunch: Lunch today is on your own to explore downtown Moab following this morning's walk and musical session.

Afternoon: We depart mid-afternoon for the concert venue.

Dinner: An early dinner will be at the concert venue.

Evening: We attend a ticketed Festival Concert at the magnificent Red Cliffs Lodge in the Colorado River Canyon. Program will be announced in spring. The online itinerary will be updated as soon as the concerts are announced.

DAY
4
Dead Horse State Park, Picnic Concert
Moab, UT
B,L
River Canyon Lodge

Breakfast: This morning we have a full order off the menu breakfast at a Moab local restaurant.

Morning: We board a motorcoach for a scenic drive to and a visit of Deadhorse State Park overlooking the Colorado River.

Lunch: We enjoy a picnic lunch. A local market prepares our fresh box lunches each day. Lunch will include your choice of sandwich, fruit, chips, dessert, and water.

Afternoon: We attend a Labor Day Festival Concert outdoors at the Moab Town Park. Program will be announced in spring. The online itinerary will be updated as soon as the concerts are announced.

Dinner: Dinner tonight is on own to sample local Moab restaurants

Evening: Free to explore the downtown shops and galleries of Moab.

DAY
5
Field trip to Arches National Park, Ranch House Concert
Moab, UT
B,L,D
River Canyon Lodge

Breakfast: This morning we have a full order off the menu breakfast at a Moab local restaurant.

Morning: This morning we visit Arches National Park. Sites to be visited will include Devils Garden; walks in the Windows Section with several magnificent arches, and Sand Dunes Arch; and a visit to the Visitor Center with an excellent interpretive film, displays, and a bookstore.

Lunch: Picnic Box Lunch. A local market prepares our fresh box lunches each day. Lunch will include your choice of sandwich, fruit, chips, dessert, and water.

Afternoon: We return mid-afternoon to Moab

Dinner: Depart Hotel by coach for a 45-minute beautiful ride that ends at an historic ranch overlooking the Colorado River, the setting for a festive evening of food and music. Dinner is served al fresco before patrons take a seat in the open sided tent for the concert.

Evening: The stunning setting for this entertaining evening of great music, supper, and good company is a private Ranch on the banks of the Colorado River.Concert Program: Program will be announced in spring. The online itinerary will be updated as soon as the concerts are announced.

DAY
6
Canyonlands National Park
Moab, UT
B,L
River Canyon Lodge

Breakfast: This morning we have a full order off the menu breakfast at a Moab local restaurant.

Morning: Excursion to Canyonlands National Park-Island in the Sky. We visit Mesa Arch, Green River Overlook, and Grand View Overlook.

Lunch: Picnic Box Lunch. A local market prepares our fresh box lunches each day. Lunch will include your choice of sandwich, fruit, chips, dessert, and water.

Afternoon: Continue our exploration of Canyonlands National Park

Dinner: Dinner tonight is on own to sample local Moab restaurants

Evening: Free for relaxation.

DAY
7
Special Jet Boat ride on Colorado River for Grotto Concert
Moab, UT
B,L,D
River Canyon Lodge

Breakfast: This morning we have a full order off the menu breakfast at a Moab local restaurant.

Morning: Following breakfast we will have a Music Festival themed lecture.

Lunch: Picnic Box Lunch

Afternoon: We depart at noon for our jet boat ride on the Colorado River to the beautiful and amazing Grotto Amphitheater for a magnificent Festival Concert. The Festival’s signature event, the Grotto Concert celebrates “music in concert with the landscape" by combining the beauty of music with the area’s scenic wonders. A relaxing 45-minute jet boat ride down the Colorado River brings you to “nature’s concert hall”, a pristine, acoustically perfect wilderness grotto carved from the surrounding red rock walls.

Dinner: Tonight we have a special closing dinner with a "million dollar view" at the Sunset Grill. The Sunset Grill is in the former home of Uranium King Charlie Steen. In the early 1950’s Moab was a small farming community. Arches and Canyonlands were places only a lucky few experienced. In 1952, Charles A. Steen, geologist and prospector, put Moab on the world map.

Evening: Free for packing, reflection and relaxation.

DAY
8
Program Concludes
Moab, UT
B

Breakfast: This morning we have a full order off the menu breakfast at a Moab local restaurant.






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