Ogden Friends of Acoustic Music
Welcome to the Second Annual Ogden Bluegrass & Acoustic Music Festival
"OFOAM was formed in January of 2008 by Michelle Tanner and her mother Dottie Vernieu with a mission to bring more live music to Ogden, and to provide music opportunities to the youth of Ogden. This notion came after attending a music festival in Flagstaff, AZ, “Pickin’ In The Pines” where they saw the Kruger Brothers.
By partnering with United Way of Northern Utah, OFOAM was able to acquire 2008 R.A.M.P. funds for Kruger Brothers concert June 11, 2008 at Peery’s Egyptian Theater. OFOAM has compiled a talented board of local music consultants and a committee of dedicated volunteers. Due to the success of the Kruger Brothers concert, efforts were aimed towards a yearly Ogden bluegrass and acoustic music festival in June.
Fort Buenaventura was chosen as the site due its beauty, and close location to downtown Ogden while still having a secluded feel. On-site camping provides a great opportunity for jammin’ and fun.
The line-up was chosen for it's talent and diversity. From the beginning, a dream has been to have a festival with many styles of music represented. Thus the name Bluegrass & Acoustic Music Festival. The variety comes in the Acoustic part. Acoustic does not mean unplugged, it simply means playing instruments the way they were intended to sound - without synthesization or distortion. This broadly encompasses many genres. A possible future theme for the OFOAM festival may be a BLUES-GRASS festival, in the true spirit of Don Baker, music promotor extroidenaire who has gone on."