OLD CAPITOL STORYTELLING FESTIVAL SET FOR MARCH 22-26 IN RURAL UTAH

More than 30 seasoned storytellers will join forces with professional musicians, dancers

and other collaborators to host the first-ever Old Capitol Storytelling Festival in the Central Utah

communities of Fillmore, Delta, and Snake Valley March 22 - 26. The event is being billed as a

five-day celebration of Utah stories from the 1850s through today. Most events are free. For

more information and a detailed schedule of events, visit www.oldcapitolstoryfest.com.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS:

Highlights include 10 headliner concerts, tours of Utah historic sites, student assemblies,

student storytelling contests, open mic sessions, and opportunities for attendees to

professionally audio record their own favorite stories. Concert headliners include such

well-known Utahns as PBS producer Ken Verdoia, storytellers Sam Payne and Clive Romney,

One Voice Children’s Choir, songwriters Cherie Call & Lyndy Butler, Native American Storyteller

and flute player Nino Reyos and former Daughters of Utah Pioneers International President

Maurine Smith.

The Old Capitol Storytelling Festival is organized and sponsored by Friends of the Territorial

Statehouse and Museum, Utah Pioneer Heritage Arts and Great Basin National Heritage Area,

with support from Millard County Tourism, Delta and Fillmore cities, Division of Utah State Parks

and Recreation, and Division of State History. Event co-sponsors include high-speed internet

and digital TV provider CentraCom and Central Utah radio conglomerate Mid-Utah Radio.