Snowy Range Music Festival

Carl Weathersby / Snowyrangemusicfestival.com

The Snowy Range Music Festival organizers are considering moving the festival to another city after low local ticket sales.

While sales for the fifth annual festival were up from last year,  festival director Carl Gustafson says they were still lower than expected. While he would prefer to keep the show in Laramie, he’s not sure if that will be possible.   

Labor Day weekend provided a great opportunity for everyone to attend the 5th Annual Snowy Range Music Festival in Laramie.  Highlights of the weekend included the March Fourth Marching Band, and Leftover Salmon with guests musicians Sam Bush and Bill Payne (Little Feat).  Also Travis Tritt, Jalan Crossland, Canned Heat and many more great musicians.  WPR's Paul Montoya was on hand to help MC the event.  Attending enjoyed great music, great food, and lots of sunshine.

Snowy Range Music Festival

This weekend marks the fifth annual Snowy Range Music Festival at the Albany County Fairgrounds. As Wyoming Public Radio’s Micah Schweizer reports, the festival’s organizer has a grand vision, but it’s up to the region’s music lovers to see it fulfilled.

(MUSIC: Tab Benoit)

MICAH SCHWEIZER: Carl Gustafson’s dream hasn’t been without challenges. He started organizing the Snowy Range Music Festival in 2009.

CARL GUSTAFSON: “Here’s how bad it is…the first time that I had this, six weeks later I had a heart attack.”

SCHWEIZER: So why keep going?

Dr. John, Bobby Rush, and Tommy Castro visit with Wyoming Public Media's Grady Kirkpatrick on Morning Music.

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