Hot music in the cool, high desert for a weekend of relaxation, camaraderie, and great original music
The annual Torrey Music Festival is coming in beautiful Torrey, Utah. Torrey is located in the south-central part of the state, in the heart of the red-rock canyon country. Named for a colonel in the Spanish-American War, Torrey is in Wayne County, which covers approximately 2,500 square miles of glorious alpine and desert scenery, and only 2,500 inhabitants. Nonetheless, the county has a long history of supporting artists and the arts.
Buddy Merrill, a highly dexterous guitarist who rose to fame on the Lawrence Welk Show, grew up and played his first notes here. More recently, the county’s friendly people and inviting surroundings have attracted other musicians, including singer-songwriters, Celtic fiddlers and up-tempo bluegrass bands.