2019 Festival Schedule

Celebrate 15 professional story artists and 40 community tellers. Join the Story Crossroads Festival on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at the Murray City Park (495 East 5300 South, Murray, UT – morning) and the South Jordan Community Center/Heritage Park (share same parking lot – 10778 S. Redwood Rd., South Jordan, UT – late afternoon/evening). Events are from 9:30am to 1:30pm and then 3:00pm-9:00pm.  Go to the Story Crossroads online store for tickets of $1.00/student or senior and $3.00/adult.  More details about tickets are found here.

Besides the Festival, you can attend the Free Outreaches and Special Events before, during, and after (including Scout Night) the Festival starting May 13-16, 2019.  You can also register/pay for an Intensive 5-hour Workshop on “Risking Peace–Storytelling to Open Dialogue” led by Noa Baum on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 from 10:00am-3:00pm in West Jordan, UT.  Registration for this opens February 22, 2019.

The schedule is subject to change and the Pavilions for certain audiences could also change to accommodate expected large groups and field trips.  See featured story artists here.

Story Crossroads Festival

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 

Sit-Down & Engaging Story Concerts, starting at 9:30am and end by 12:30pm

Hands-On Storytelling Activities, starting at 10:30am and end by 1:30pm

Hands-On Featuring:  Mountain Man Petting Zoo; Arts Truck through Utah Museum of Contemporary Art; Self-Led Story Walk; The Story Circle, etc.

 

Pavilion 1

Upper Elementary & Family Audiences

Pavilion 2

Elementary & Family Audiences

Pavilion 3

Middle School & Adult Audiences

9:30am-10:20am

Youth Teller

Youth Teller

Community Teller

Omar and Lori Hansen

Sam Payne

9:30am-10:20am

Youth Teller

Youth Teller

Community Teller

Oba William King

 

9:30am-10:20am

Youth Teller

Youth Teller

Community Teller

Noa Baum

 

10:30am-11:20am

Youth Teller

Youth Teller

Community Teller

Oba William King

 

10:30am-11:20am

Youth Teller

Youth Teller

Community Teller

Noa Baum

 

10:30am-11:20am

Youth Teller

Youth Teller

Community Teller

Melva Gifford

Laurie Allen

11:30am-12:20pm

Youth Teller

Youth Teller

Community Teller

David Bullock

Dale Boam

11:30am-12:20pm

Youth Teller

Youth Teller

Community Teller

Meadowlark String Band Storytellers

11:30am-12:20pm

Youth Teller

Youth Teller

Community Teller

Joan Effiong

Nino Reyos

Lunch, Bring your own and enjoy the Murray City Park, Murray, UT

Enjoy Free Afternoon Outreaches at Schools, click here for details

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Dinner, Enjoy any of the neighboring restaurants and fast food places

Heritage Park–FREE

3:00pm-8:00pm – “We All Have Stories” Family Marketplace with Interactive Activities

Includes:  Pirate Ship with REACH Utah, Story Train, Mountain Man Petting Zoo, story-related crafts, and much more!

South Jordan Community Center–Ticketed Concerts

Spanish Headsets & ASL Interpretation during Evening Concerts

6:00pm-9:00pm with Intermission

All together in Ballroom of South Jordan Community Center, 10778 S. Redwood Rd., South Jordan, UT

6:00pm-6:50pm: Youth Teller, Youth Teller, Youth Teller, Noa Baum

7:00pm-7:50pm: Youth Teller, Youth Teller, Youth Teller, Oba William King

8:00pm-9:00pm: Youth Teller, Youth Teller, Youth Teller, Karl Behling

On Thursday, May 16, 2019, enjoy the Post-Festival “Language of Story: German” Academic Discussion or “The Big Secret Story Concert” geared for teens and adults.  Click here for more details on this and other free Outreaches.

Thanks to funding from South Jordan Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, Western States Arts Federation, Utah Division of Arts and Museums, Utah Humanities, Utah Department of Heritage and Arts, Utah Valley University, City of Murray, Nubian Storytellers of Utah Leadership, and many businesses and individuals.