The Living Traditions Festival has been featuring local folk and ethnic arts, in Salt Lake City, since 1985. Rinceoiri Don Spraoi Irish Dancers is proud to have been a part of the festival for the past 15 years.
THE 2013 LIVING TRADITIONS FESTIVAL CELEBRATES DIVERSITY: FOOD, MUSIC, DANCE AND CRAFTS AT THE SALT LAKE CITY & COUNTY BUILDING
The Salt Lake City Arts Council is thrilled to present the twenty-eighth annual Living Traditions Festival on May 17, 18 & 19, on the grounds of the Salt Lake City & County Building (450 South 200 East). Wave goodbye to winter and celebrate the launch of Salt Lake’s outdoor event season with three days of food, music, dance, and crafts honoring the diversity and cultural traditions of our community. Local ethnic craftspeople, dancers, and musicians will share their insights on techniques, styles, tools, and materials used in their respective art forms, many of which are centuries old. This year’s featured musical headliners included The Relatives (psychedelic gospel), Maura O’Connell (Irish /American folk), De Temps Antan (Quebec folk), and Mariachi Divas (multi-cultural, all-female ensemble). Over 40 performances will be presented on the festivals two main stages, which will showcase a wide variety of traditional music and dance styles, including Salt Lake Capoeira’s graceful Brazilian acrobatic movements, Salt Lake Scots’ traditional bagpipes, Rinceoiri Don Spraoi’s thunderous Irish feet, and Watoto Wa Africa’s contemporary African dance.
Special thanks to this year’s festival sponsors: National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Salt Lake City Corporation, Utah Division of Arts & Museums, Utah State Office of Education, XMission, Zoo Arts & Parks, Sorenson Legacy Foundation, Bohemian Brewery, Bud Light, Diamond Rental, Downtown Alliance, George S. & Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation, Hotel Monaco, Metro Display, Rocky Mountain Power, The Design Farm, Third Sun Productions, ABC 4/CW30, Catalyst Magazine, El Semanal, KCPW, KRCL 90.9FM, KUER FM90, Now in Salt Lake/Media One, Salt Lake City Weekly, SLUG Magazine, Superadio, Telemundo, X96/Simmons Media, CR England, Latin American Chamber of Commerce, Pepsi, Rancho Markets, and Washington Square Café. We sure had a blast!