On Friday, August 11, the 15th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival Presented By Harmons is proud to present headlining performances by National acts Warpaint, Courtney Marie Andrews and Gable Price & Friends to celebrate opening night of the event. Tickets for this exciting celebration of 15 years of the DIY Fest are now on sale as of 10:00 a.m. MST, May 11, 2023 on 24tix.com!
Craft Lake City is thrilled to be featuring national performers as headliners for the first time ever at the Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival, Utah’s largest local-centric arts, music, science & technology festival.
“It’s wonderful to have our Utah-based performers share the stage with these national headliners, who not only bring their incredible talent to the stage, but also bring new attendees who otherwise might not have known about DIY Fest,” says Angela H. Brown, Executive Director of Craft Lake City. “We’re immensely proud of the past 15 years of the DIY Fest, which wouldn’t have been possible without the support of our community, and look forward to celebrating this incredible milestone with you all.”
As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, Craft Lake City’s mission is to elevate the creative culture of the Utah arts community, and this introduction of nationally recognized musical acts serves as a significant milestone in its endeavors to expand the Annual DIY Festival. In addition to these headlining acts, Craft Lake City is immensely proud to be featuring over 30 Utah-local performers in a wide array of styles, including bands, solo artists, dance troupes, multicultural organizations, aerial artists & more. Craft Lake City is pleased to be offering a dynamic lineup of performances throughout all 3 days of the 15th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival Presented By Harmons, which will feature over 330 local artisans selling their handcrafted wares, dozens of local food vendors serving delicious food & beverages, over 40 STEM makers, over 50 youth artisan entrepreneurs, hands-on activities for all ages & so much more.
About the Headlining Performers at the 15th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival Presented By Harmons
Warpaint are a 4-piece band from California whose unique brand of intricate guitar lines, hypnotic vocals and driving post punk rhythms combine to create a gorgeous, unique sound. Both on record and on stage Warpaint sound like they’re channeling something truly otherworldly and mystical. Warpaint have seen constant exposure in publications such as The Guardian, The Independent, Rolling Stone, Spin, Mojo, Q, Crack Magazine, Interview, Nylon, Bust, NME and was featured on the cover of the LA Weekly, as well as having performed on television programs such as Conan, Ellen and Later With Jools Holland.
Warpaint’s debut album The Fool was named on of the 50 Best Albums of the Decade by NME; their sophomore album ‘Warpaint’ debuted in the top 10 of the Billboard Alternative Album Chart as well as the U.K. Album Chart, and was named one of the albums of the year in publications such as The Chicago Tribune, LA Magazine, Time Out, NME and American Songwriter. Their third album ‘Heads Up’ enjoyed a Top 40 debut on the Billboard Current Albums Chart, #13 on the U.K. Album Chart. ‘Radiate Like This’, the band’s fourth album was released May 6, 2022. “Radiate Like This “captures what’s always been the magic of Warpaint—the delicate interplay of four separate parts coalescing in motion while somehow allowing each individual to shine a little brighter.
Courtney Marie Andrews was raised in Maricopa County by a single mother and a ragtag collection of Southwest eccentrics with a penchant for characters: bikers, Buddhists and cowboys. It was an unorthodox childhood, as a latchkey kid at the age of 7 and her mom working nights at Walmart and days at a call center in Phoenix she was often left to her own devices. Armed with a guitar her uncle had bought her for 30 pesos on a trip to Mexico, she spent this time developing her brilliant musical mind.
Her early pursuits led to her playing in punk bands in high school before becoming a touring member of Jimmy Eat World at just 18 years old, and from there Courtney went on to release a series of acclaimed albums. She garnered her first GRAMMY® Award nomination in the category of “Best Americana Album” for 2020’s Old Flowers. Meanwhile, the record closed out 2020 on year-end lists from Good Morning America, Magnet, and Uncut. The New York Times raved, “Courtney Marie Andrews’s luminous new album, ‘Old Flowers,’ anatomizes the aftermath of breaking up: loneliness, bittersweet memories, recriminations, regrets, temptations, lessons of experience.” Highlighting “Burlap String,” Rolling Stone claimed, “Driven by acoustic guitar, the song brings to mind classic Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell, but Andrews’ bell-clear voice and fearless message of introspection are unmistakably her own.” Of the album, Stereogum attested, “up front in all of it is Andrews’ voice, wringing beauty out of pain and selfrealization.” Loose Future ultimately represents a high watermark of her unbelievable journey thus far.
Gable Price and Friends is a 4-piece alternative rock and roll band, with a whole lot of damage to do and a whole lot of cities to play. Currently residing in Northern California; 3 Midwest boys and a Californian—Gable Price, Cameron Pablo, Daniel Vargas, and Adam Elizararraz—continue to gain ground, turn heads and provide a euphoric live and recorded experience. From recording their demos in a garage, and Gables 1977 Camper van: “The Dreamboat,” to recently signing with Capitol CMG, the boys have no intention of slowing down anytime soon. Gable Price and Friends are known for sentimental, provocative lyrics regarding the human condition, screaming guitars and bass, with driving drums that make you wanna get a speeding ticket. This group of 20-somethings is eager for the public to hear their new record and excited to share the songs with a group of sweaty people in a venue somewhere, sometime. Keep your head straight, hopes up, heart right; and remember to be a good friend.
About Craft Lake City:
Founded in 2009 by Angela H. Brown, Executive Editor of SLUG (Salt Lake UnderGround) Magazine, Craft Lake City® is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization with the mission to educate, promote and inspire local artisans while elevating the creative culture of the Utah arts community through science, technology and art. Craft Lake City strives to further define the term “Craft,” by modernizing the definition for handmade creativity.
Craft Lake City’s year-round programming is supported in part by the residents of Salt Lake County through the Zoo, Arts & Parks (ZAP) Program, the Salt Lake Arts Council, the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, and Utah Arts & Museums, with funding from the State of Utah and the National Endowment for the Arts.
The 15th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival Presented by Harmons is Utah’s largest local-centric art, music, science and technology festival. The DIY Fest features hundreds of local artisans, vintage vendors, foodies, youth entrepreneurs, performers, & STEM exhibitors over three days the second weekend of August. The 15th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival Presented by Harmons features the Google Fiber STEM Building, the Mark Miller Subaru Leave Your Mark Park Kids’ Area, Bleu’s Backyard Dog Park Presented By Mark Miller Subaru, the 90.9FM KRCL Stage, the Offside Print & Apparel Volunteer Lounge, Kid Row sponsored by Utah Afterschool Network and the VIP Lounge sponsored by Utah’s Own. Additional support is provided in part by the residents of Salt Lake County through the Zoo, Arts & Parks (ZAP) Program, the Salt Lake Arts Council, the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, the Stephen G. & Susan E. Denkers Family Foundation, Sorenson Legacy Foundation, the Salt Lake City Mayor’s Office, 24tix.com, STEM Action Center, Utah Arts & Museums, with funding from the State of Utah and the National Endowment for the Arts.