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Bountiful/Davis Art Center
745 S. Main Street Bountiful, UT 84010
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Emma J. Dugal, 801 292-0367
Opening Ceremonies of Bountiful/Davis Summerfest International
August 4 at Bountiful City Park – 6:00pm
BOUNTIFUL, Utah, July 6, 2011- The Opening Ceremonies of Bountiful/Davis Summerfest International Art and Folk Festival will convene on August 4, 2011 at Bountiful City Park (200 West and 400 North) in Bountiful.
After the posting of the colors, national anthem and remarks by representatives of the Governor’s Office, Zions Bank (sponsor of the event) and Mayor Joe Johnson of Bountiful there will be a special presentation to one of the participating Summerfest artists, Don Jolley from Mesa, Arizona. Mr. Jolley does Civil War related hand-colored drawings. He has participated in Summerfest for over 10 years and has been the winner of the ‘Best Fine Art’ booth in recent years. This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.
Clive Romney, well known local musician, song-writer will perform with his band Manassas, portraying Civil War era music. The group will include Clive Romney on bango, guitar and mandolin, Daron Bradford on fife, flute and clarinet and Kelly Wallis on drums. The group Manassas will represent the United States of America at the festival performing only on Thursday night.
Other groups performing that evening include:
Bulgaria: Youth Folk Dance Group—Nessebar
France (Basque): Erro Bat Ballets Basque De Bayonne
Indonesia: Kencana Pradipa
Israel: Shalom Israel—Ashdod
Italy: Folk Group Monte Patulo
Romania: Doina Children’s Folk Ensemble
Australia: Philip Walley-Stack Group
These eight international groups will perform each day of the festival, August 4-6 at Bountiful City Park. There will also be over 50 arts and crafts booths, 15 ethnic food booths and a Children’s Art Yard sponsored and organized by KUED 7.
Important Dates for Bountiful/Davis Summerfest International:
August 3 Mayor’s Reception at Bountiful City Hall – 5:00-6:30pm
Street Dance and Taste of the Town-South – 6:00-9:00pm on Main Street in Bountiful- sponsored by Zions Bank.
August 4 Opening Ceremonies at Bountiful City Park (200 West and 400 North in Bountiful), 6:00 pm., followed by international performances. Artist booths and food booths will be open at 5:00pm.- sponsored by Zions Bank.
August 5-6 Festival opens at noon and goes until 10:00pm.
August 5 is KUED Day and August 6 is Lakeview Hospital Day at Summerfest.
Summerfest is a production of Bountiful/Davis Art Center. The event is free thanks in part to the sponsorship of Bountiful City and other cities in Davis County such as Woods Cross, Centerville, North Salt Lake, West Bountiful and Fruit Heights. Other sponsors include Davis County, Zions Bank, Lakeview Hospital, KUED, the Davis Area Convention and Visitors Bureau and other businesses and organizations who support the festival.
The Summerfest organizers are looking for host families, volunteers and interpreters. Please contact BDAC, email@example.com or www.bdac.org .
Summerfest is a cultural feast that delights the senses and bridges the borders of the world through a celebration of the arts. Music, dance, food, art and fun activities for the whole family will be presented at the 23rd annual Summerfest.
For more information about this and other programs of Bountiful/Davis Art Center, call 801 292-0367 or visit us online at www.bdac.org http://www.bdac.org/ email: firstname.lastname@example.org. BDAC can be found on Twitter and Facebook .
Emma J. Dugal
Bountiful/Davis Art Center
745 So. Main Street
Bountiful, UT 84010
801 292-7298 (fax)