Maybe it's the extended spring and all the rain we've been receiving here in our part of the world, but the creative seeds we planted less than a year ago have all begun to take root and are growing and blossoming with excitement. We have grown from a solid core group of 4 to an amazing kumpania of 11 fabulously talented musicians and have a stunning array of beautiful dancers and fire artists that accompany us to most of our shows, much to the delight of our audiences. We've played dives, cabarets, festivals and private parties. And the summer continues to be filled with these wonderful experiences!
Tuesday, July 5 we will be at Burt's Tiki Lounge located at 726 S. State Street in Salt Lake City opening up for The Inheritance, an amazing eastern European influenced band out of Austin, Texas. Tickets are $6 at the door. Must be 21 years or older to attend.
July 9th will find us playing at a private party. If you're on that guest list, you're lucky. There will be fire and belly dancing and all sorts of Juana Ghani fun!
Saturday, July 16th we are heading back to The Sugar Space (616 Wilmington in SLC) for another Night at the Casbah! This one is an all ages event, so bring the family for a bellydancing extravaganza ... and Juana Ghani, of course. Tickets are $10 in advance ( http://thesugarspace.com ) or $12 at the door.
Wrapping up the month of July is the Acoustic All-Stars Music Festival, held at The Downstairs in Park City the weekend of July 29-31. This is a 3-day music festival featuring some the best acoustic musicians and bands from around the country. And, yes, Juana Ghani is proud and honored to be a part of it. We will be playing Saturday, July 30th, but really do encourage everybody to enjoy all 3 days of this event. Again, it's for the over 21 crowd. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $10 for a 1-day pass or $20 for a 3-day pass. You can also get your tickets from any member of the band or order them online from our blog (for a discount) at http://juanaghani.blogspot.
Other exciting events include The Brown Bag Concert Series - Juana Ghani will be playing August 17 from 12:15-1:00pm at City Creek Park - and a couple fundraisers in September. There's even another Underground Cabaret in the works for this fall!
Yes, all in all it's been a very exciting spring and summer is looking to be just as much fun!
P.S. Check the July 7th issue of City Weekly for a nice little JG surprise!