June 14 and 15, 2024



Workshop attendees playing their harmonicas
Workshop attendees playing their harmonicas


Tony Holiday Harmonica Workshop
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Mariott City Center

Blues Music Award nominee and Hohner sponsored harmonica player, Tony Holiday, will lead a workshop/performance with special guests. Free Hohner harmonica’s will be given away on a first come first serve basis, so get there early! This is always a popular workshop, especially for parents and kids.
Blues musician Tony Holiday plays the harmonica on stage at the Utah Blues Festival, as indicated by the festival's logo on the blue banner in the background. He's wearing a tan fedora and black sunglasses, adding to his artistic stage presence. There is a watermark in the lower left indicating the image is from the Utah Blues Festival, and is Copyright 2023 by Marilyn Stringer.

Sue Foley – One Guitar Woman Workshop
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Location: Mariott City Center

Award Winning blues artist Sue Foley’s workshop, One Guitar Woman, is a master class and solo performance you won’t want to miss! Drawing from her new solo acoustic album, One Guitar Woman, and soon to be published book on the female pioneers of guitar, Sue delivers a unique demonstration of varied guitar styles and musical genres. It is interspersed with history and stories all tied together with Sue’s personal narrative. You do not want to miss this rare opportunity! More information at: SueFoley.com. Get there early to get a seat!

Other Workshops

Workshops are in the planning stages. Check back soon to see what we have in store for you.

Workshop Location

All the workshops are in the air-conditioned, Marriott City Center Hotel, just outside the front gate. Admission is included with your ticket to the festival.
Four children are in the foreground at a harmonica workshop, each holding a harmonica to their mouths, with looks of concentration. They are seated inside a well-lit room with a crowd of adults behind them, attentively watching a musician conducting the workshop on a small stage. There is a watermark in the lower left indicating the image is from the Utah Blues Festival, and is Copyright 2023 by Marilyn Stringer.
A lively group of people is engaged in a cigar box guitar-making workshop in a spacious room with large windows. The tables are cluttered with tools and guitar parts, as attendees focus on assembling their instruments. A man in the foreground is intently working on a guitar body, while others converse and continue their craft.
Making cigar box guitars in workshop
Workshop attendee with his cigar box guitar