October is the last month of 2021 to catch live entertainment outdoors in Moab. If you’re looking for something totally different, there’s the Moab Backyard Theater, located right in the heart of downtown. It’s open to all ages and great fun for grown-ups and kids alike.
The Backyard Theater is one of the only open-air entertainment venues in the west, a throwback to the old west days when traveling shows entertained culture-starved pioneers on the dusty streets of the frontier towns. Located just a half-block off Main street in downtown, The Backyard Theater features Magic and Music four nights a week. The stage sits beneath a giant cottonwood tree that is older than the town itself. In its fifth year of operation, the theater has entertained thousands of people from all over the world. They come to see an old-fashioned type of American entertainment that has all but vanished in the rest of the country.
Every Wednesday, traditional bluegrass music returns to the theater. The band Quicksand Soup performs old-time standards and unique originals starting at 7 pm. The free show has become a downtown fixture over the last few years and it’s common to see both locals and tourists alike tapping their toes.
Thursday, Quicksand Soup sings Gospel, Western and classic country at 7pm.
Friday is honky-tonk fusion with Juniper Drive, also at 7pm. On Saturday, The Four Corner’s only downtown Magic show returns with the award-winning magic of Rick Boretti. Rick’s hilarious routine changes constantly, but always involves lots of wisecracks and mystifying magic tricks. Folks have been known to return year after year for the show. Kids love Rick’s magic, but adults are often amazed at how much they love it too. If you haven’t caught a real magic show in a while, then you might have forgotten how fun they can be. Shows start at 8. Music is always free. Magic Prices are 10 dollars for folks over 12 and 5 dollars for kids over 3. 3 and under are free. The El Local food truck serving Southwestern fare is open Wednesday through Saturday nights and most days, and the theater allows outside food and drink as well. It is located just behind Zax at 56 W. 100 South
Jägertown has defined its signature southern rock style over the course of five studio albums and countless hours of live performance. By writing and recording completely original music, what you hear on the album is just as genuine as what you see on the stage. Over the years, they have toured tirelessly from coast-to-coast. Whether it be festivals, fairs, opening or headlining, the band never delivers less than its best. High-energy performances have been winning over fans of all ages; fans that the band has dubbed “JägerNation.”
Jägertown is performing at the Humane Society of Moab Valley fundraiser, Barktoberfest, October 23, 2021 at Old City Park, 4-7pm.
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