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Midway’s “Main Street Musicians"

In its second year Midway’s “Main Street Musicians,” has proven to be a musically refreshing new addition to the 4th of July Festivities in the Heber Valley.

With 16 different musical acts performing on three different street corners throughout the day of July 3rd, it was much like feasting on a smorgasbord of music as folks strolled along from one street corner to the next, New Orleans style.

Musical local acts included Doug Pope’s rich-classic Cowboy Western, Kim Loertscher’s amazing-Barber Shop Quartet, Britt Wilde’s Swiss Hand Bell Ringers, with classical performances from Winston Lee’s String Quartet, Kathy Buell – Solo Pianist, and the Wasatch Baroque Chamber Ensemble. Also, a powerful classic rock performance from the Holy Water Buffalo Band, Rob Sorensen dazzled the audience with his electric violin, and the sounds of New Orleans came from Michael Siggard’s Dixieland Brass Band. Local talent Ivan Bigney, performed a potpourri of  rilliant songs, followed by his extremely talented friend Bently Murdock. We brought in some amazing outside talent for Main Street Musicians such as Jablue a folk blues style band, recording artist Anke Summerhill with Ked Sager, and the very popular Blue Aces “All Girl pop/rock Band,” finish out the day to the delight of large audience attendance.

Main Street Musicians was followed by the exciting

“So You Can Dance Competition & Community Fireworks Dance!”

Martin Chatterley, planner of Main Street Musicians and So You Can Dance Competition & Fireworks Dance. Grew up in the Festival City of Cedar City. Played and received honors as a trumpet player at Cedar High School, SUU Jazz Bands, and Orchestras. Awarded the “Most Outstanding Trumpet Soloist of the 1976 Utah State Jazz Festival.” Won several dance contests and taught dancing during the Saturday Night Fever Disco Era. Wrote the 1983 SUU Homecoming Theme Song entitled “Timeless Impressions.” Has sung in several choirs over the years including the Colorado Mormon Chorale, Swiss Chorus, and High Valley Singers. Helped with the promotion and marketing for Timpanogos Valley Theater Company and High Valley Arts. Played acting roles in several plays such as Arsenic & Old Lace, The Christmas Choral, Socks and Souls, The Music Man, and most recently Drosselmeyer in the Nut Cracker with Wasatch Dance Center. Goals include helping to grow, promote, and showcase the arts in the Heber Valley in significant innovative ways and that also helps local businesses, and the economy.


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