Colorado City, AZ
Have any of you ever stopped or visited Colorado City AZ, or the neighbouring town of Hildale UT? Up until this weekend I hadn't and I live close by. The two towns, collectively known as Short Creek are mostly recognized as the headquarters of the FLDS (Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints). It's an area that's had a sad, troubled past; it's been the subject of documentaries and lawsuits and has seen few outside visitors. That is until last weekend, when festival organizer Tom Bennett launched the Colorado City Music Festival. https://www.facebook.com/coloradocitymusicfestival
We love how music brings people together. It's a beautiful, mysterious language that can bridge race, gender, religion and generations. And we've seen a lot of festivals during our time with TJF, from both sides of the stage :-)
What was so exciting on Saturday, was that we were witnessing a festival in its grassroots infancy, bringing people from all backgrounds together, in a mesmerizing setting ( the festival is located at Maxwell Park, under the imposing cliffs of Water Canyon).
Plans are already underway for CCM 2018, we're hoping we can make it & maybe we'll bring our guitars with us this time. And hopefully some of you would like to join us X