January is a very busy time for little Park City, Utah, home to the world-renowned Sundance Film Festival, which runs Jan. 21-31. With the addition of the inaugural Orion Independent Music Festival, scheduled for Jan. 14-20, the little town is going to be bursting at the seams.
It would make sense to start small with a music festival, but maybe the organizers are banking on the influx of skiers who flock to the area each winter and hoping that the film folks will arrive early. Fifty-three independent acts from places like Chile, Canada, New York, Texas, Oregon, Washington, Utah and Idaho—including Sandpoint's Illusion 33 and Boise's own Equaleyes—will play during the six-day festival at venues throughout the city.
Highlights include California's teen rockers The Lost Boys who have opened for Kelly Clarkson and All-American Rejects; Canadian pianist and singer Ali Milner who recently played with Michael Buble; Australian singer Rick Price; and Portland, Ore.'s Jon Davidson, who plays Reef here in Boise on Wednesday, Jan. 13. (Read more about him in the upcoming issue of Boise Weekly.)
For more info on the festival, visit OrionMusicFestival.com.
These are The Lost Boys: