CONTRIBUTED CONTENT — Get ready to experience an evening of nostalgic, upbeat Americana folk rock with Mountain Meadow Music. The Southern Utah-based band will be serving up good times for all ages in the majestic shadows of Zion Canyon and the comfort of Springdale’s premier indoor entertainment venue.
Don’t miss this exclusive performance from Mountain Meadow Music on Saturday, Nov. 25, at the Bumbleberry Theater. The show starts at 7 p.m., and admission is free.
“You can expect some really good music,” Bumbleberry Inn owner Stan Smith said. “They’re playing some of the best music out of the 70s, and the 70s produced really good music. Also, they’re just a great band.”
Mountain Meadow Music was born in the corridors of a local coffee shop. Every week, Steve Smith (vocals, guitar, mandolin), Lew Winter (vocals, guitar, mandolin, harmonica, piano) and Bill Loucks (vocals, bass guitar) could be found in the halls of the Affogato West café, jamming and having fun working out songs together while waiting for their turn to play at open mic.
And that’s how it all began. Sharing a mutual love of the same timeless songs from the ’60s to the ’90s, they crafted a distinct sound that draws inspiration from such artists as James Taylor, John Denver, Carole King, Stevie Nicks, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel and more.
Adding the talents of Franky Dee (vocals, drums, piano), the band now performs both covers and their own original songs at festivals, restaurants, events and venues throughout Southern Utah. They often find that their Americana-inspired acoustic rock sound brings back nostalgic memories for both the parents who bought these artists’ records and the children who were raised listening to them.
Mountain meadows are places of peace and solitude, places of beauty and inspiration. When one thinks of a mountain meadow, one may think of cool, crisp wisps of fresh air grounded with eternal rocks and the comforting song of rippled streams and distant wildlife. The members of Mountain Meadow Music aspire to instill similar feelings through their performances, hoping their music will be just as memorable.
“It’s really important to bring in local artists like Mountain Meadow Music,” Smith said. “It gives the musicians and performers a place to come and play, and it gives the tourists that come to Springdale a chance to get some of the local flavor and do something at nighttime.”
Owned and operated by the Smith family since 1972, the Bumbleberry Inn is a charming retreat just minutes away from Zion National Park. Offering scenic beauty and comfortable accommodations, it provides an ideal “staycation” escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
The Bumbleberry Theater, one of Southern Utah’s finest entertainment venues, features seating for an audience of 200 enhanced by premium lighting and sound. With reasonably priced (or free) tickets and an enchanting atmosphere, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to experience world-class talent in an intimate setting.
“The sound system is amazing and the lighting is great,” Smith said. “It’s a place to get out of the cold in the winter and the heat in the summer and enjoy some great music.”
Come early and enjoy dinner before the show at Porter’s, which offers all-day dining on American classics. The gift shop and bakery are stuffed with all kinds of goodies, including the Smith family’s famous Bumbleberry Pie, which has delighted locals and visitors alike for decades.
The holidays are a magical time to visit Zion Canyon, and there’s always fantastic entertainment at the Bumbleberry Inn. Next, Southern Utah audiences are invited to enjoy the sounds of the season with A Joshua Creek Christmas on Dec. 9, followed by Casey Lofthouse and Friends Christmas on Dec. 13 and A Juniper City Christmas on Dec. 16. Admission costs $15 per person. Click here to buy tickets and see a complete schedule of upcoming shows.
The Bumbleberry Inn is proud to present an unforgettable experience in the heart of Springdale. Nestled in the scenic beauty of Zion Canyon’s enchanting landscape, the property offers an idyllic retreat for those seeking the perfect getaway. Make your reservations today and enjoy a remarkable evening of relaxation and entertainment at the Bumbleberry Inn.
Written by ALEXA MORGAN for St. George News.
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