Summer Concerts at the Ogden Nature Center

The Ogden Nature Center is pleased to present a bluegrass kind of summer with two of the nation’s hottest bluegrass bands — the Matt Flinner Trio on June 30 and Bearfoot on August 4.

The outdoor concerts at the Ogden Nature Center combine fresh musical talent with an unbelievable summertime setting. Pack a picnic, bring low-rise chairs or a blanket, and get ready for some of the best summer nights in O-town!

Matt Flinner Trio
Thursday, June 30 at 7 pm
Cost: $17 adults / $10 children (12 and under)

Matt Flinner has made a career out of playing acoustic music in new ways. Starting out as a banjo prodigy who was playing bluegrass festivals before he entered his teens, Flinner later took up the mandolin, won the National Banjo Competition in Winfield, KS in 1990, and won the mandolin award there the following year. Matt moved to Nashville in 1999 and is now widely considered one of the hottest and most creative mandolin players on the acoustic scene. He actively tours in the Matt Flinner Trio. Much of their music has been written with the backdrop of the Rockies as inspiration. The Matt Flinner Trio sets a new standard for the bluegrass trio configuration. For tickets and information visit www.ogdennaturecenter.org or call 801-621-7595.

Bearfoot
Thursday, August 4 at 7 pm
Cost: $17 adults / $10 children (12 and under)

Call it “new-timey,” call it “post-bluegrass,” call it “string band music for the 21st century”—whatever the name, there’s a revolution under way where string band traditions meet youthful creativity; look right to its center, and that’s where you’ll find Bearfoot. The quintet, originally formed in Alaska, have made a mark, hitting the top of Billboard Magazine’s Bluegrass Album chart. Now, as they enter their second decade with a new Nashville home, Bearfoot have taken their place among the best of a new generation of musicians reshaping American roots music. Bearfoot earned one of roots music’s most prestigious awards –Telluride Bluegrass Band Champions– an honor they share with artists Dixie Chicks and Nickel Creek. With ten years, major festivals, and four albums under their belt, Bearfoot has managed to make quite a name for themselves. For tickets or more information visit www.ogdennaturecenter.org or call 801-621-7595.

All concerts begin at 7 pm with gates opening at 6 pm. Concerts are general admission lawn seating. Low-rise chairs, picnics, beverages and blankets are welcome All concerts will be held rain or shine and tickets are nonrefundable.

Tickets are available online at www.ogdennaturecenter.org, by phone at 801-621-7595 or in person at 966 W. 12th Street, Ogden.