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The March edition of the Local Concert Series will take place on Friday March 2nd at The South Valley Unitarian Universalist Society,  6876 South Highland Drive.  The show starts at 7:30. Tickets are general admission $7.00 IAMA members & $12.00 non members.

The Traditional Irish Band Red Branch will kick off the evening followed by 3hattrio featuring Hal Cannon, Greg Istock, and Eli Wrankle.


USIC Fundraiser, Saturday, March 10, 2018, 7:00 P.M.
South Valley Unitarian Church, 6876 S Highland Drive
Tickets: $10

The Utah State Instrument Championships (USIC) is kicking off our 20th year with our annual fundraiser on Saturday, March 10 at 7:00 PM! Admission is $10. Don’t miss the fun! We have a star-studded lineup featuring several past USIC winners performing in three acts; Acoustic Youth, USIC All-Star Trio and Basin & Grange. We will also have our annual drawing with fantastic prizes including a mandolin donated by Sterling Snyder and Native American flutes made by Bill Hughes. Funds raised at this event make it possible for USIC to give a quality instrument to 1st place winners in each of the Open Competitions.

Acoustic Youth will open the show. These talented youngsters are excited to perform and become better known within the local music community. This year’s performers include: Ben Petrie, Taylor Thurman, Jada Thurman, Lilli Libecki, Lenora Schupbach, Adelia Schupbach.

USIC All Star Trio: with 5 state titles between them consists of
Tessa Sigrest (guitar), Aidan Ruskauff (banjo), and Moriah Ozberkmen (fiddle, mandolin). Competitions brought them together. Bluegrass and duct tape keep them together.

Basin & Grange is a Salt Lake-based, acoustic group exploring the traditional and innovative sounds of Americana. While the band is new, the people in the band have been an important part of the local bluegrass scene for a long time. The quintet includes Arthur Turlak (banjo), Bill Moore (bass, octave mandolin, vocals), Jonah Schupbach (guitar, vocals), Mark Smith (dobro, bass, vocals) and Ken Sager (dobro, bass, vocals) is a former USIC Champion on mandolin and guitar. These five friends share a love for traditional bluegrass and old-time music, along with the creative spirit for exploring new musical directions.

Tickets are available on Eventbrite



The 2018 Utah State Instrument Championships registration is now open!  Check out the Utah State Instrument Championship tab to access the registration page.  The contest will take place on June 2 & 3 at the Ogden Music Festival.

Red Rock Brewery is a proud sponsor of The Intermountain Acoustic Music Association

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