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Introducing Kane County Center for the Arts

Kane County Utah and its surrounding communities are a deeply vibrant hub of creativity and artistic expression. From ancient petroglyphs to the clouds and community painted by Maynard Dixon, the area has inspired many artists and continues to do so today.

The Canyons Calling Concert Series will continue with concerts on June 7, July 5 and August 2, at 6 p.m. at Jackson Flat Reservoir. Photo courtesy of the Kane County Center for the Arts.

Kane County Center for the Arts (KCCA), an IRS recognized 501(c)3, was established in January 2024, co-founded by Johnathan Kerr and Mariah Wheeler. KCCA is missioned to provide a dedicated space and home for all arts in Kane County. Their intent is to provide a meaningful space for inspiration and community, centered on music, art, dance, literature and sculpture. The vision encompasses an outdoor performance area, green space and indoor exhibition and performance theatre, complete with rehearsal and classroom space.

The mission of KCCA includes the promotion of arts education and outreach. Through workshops, classes and lectures, it intends to cultivate the talents of aspiring artists of all ages, nurturing their creative growth and providing them with tools needed to thrive in their chosen discipline. Outreach is also done by providing affordable access to professional touring artists to all community members.

In partnership with Kane County Water Conservancy District, Kane County Center for the Arts presented its first event, the Canyons Calling Summer Concert Series, held at Jackson Flat Reservoir on May 3. This free community event occurs the first Friday of each month through August and nests directly into KCCA’s mission and highlights their commitment to creating an artistic space of artistic excellence.

Rabbi Blue, the Canyons Calling inaugural performer, delighted attendees with an interactive music experience at Jackson Flat Reservoir. Rabbi Blue has been performing for decades, serving as the band director for Lou Rawls and playing with Dizzy Gillespie, The Jackson 5 and many others. Prior to his performance at Jackson Flat Reservoir, Rabbi Blue performed a successful meet and greet with first grade students at Kanab Elementary School. He shared his knowledge and joy of musical concepts, providing an entertaining educational outreach with KCCA.

The Canyons Calling Concert Series will continue with concerts on June 7, July 5 and August 2, at 6 p.m. There will be food trucks, eating spaces, shade and great music. Come out on June 7 and experience an energizing performance from pop rock band, The Eiffels! The Eiffels have shared the stage with contemporary acts, the Plain White T’s and X Ambassadors and performed on the Vans’ Warped Tour and the Hollister Feel Good Tour. They will also be providing a similar community engagement experience with high school students interested in professionally performing music.

Kane County Center for the Arts invites you, your family and your friends to join us in our mission and at our events! Head out to Jackson Flat Reservoir for outstanding live music, family friendly fun, food and community at the Canyons Calling Summer Concert Series.

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