The second annual Guitar, Bass & Drum Festival concerts at Utah State University are Jan. 17 and 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall on the Logan campus.
Thursday night’s concert showcases USU graduates Allie Harris and Megan Simper, who front the band Mama Longlegs, along with USU adjunct faculty Nate Ostermiller, who will perform with USU bass professor Braun Kahn. Director of guitar studies in the Caine College of the Arts at USU and festival organizer, Corey Christiansen, will play trio with LA bassist Anna Butterss and drummer phenom Kobie Watkins.
Friday night’s concert features Mark Kroos, who plays two guitar necks at the same time, Corey Christiansen’s Afro-Cuban Fusion project and national touring group New West Guitar Trio.There will be public master classes and panel discussions throughout both days of the festival.
Tickets are $10 general admission, $8 seniors and youth, $5 USU faculty and staff and free for USU students with ID and grades 3-12. A separate ticket must be purchased for each night. For more information and tickets, visit the CCA Box Office located in room L-101 of the Chase Fine Arts Center on USU’s campus, call 435-797-8022 or go online at cca.usu.edu.