2020 Festival Schedule

Celebrate 15 professional story artists and 40 community tellers. Join the Story Crossroads Festival on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at the Murray City Park (495 East 5300 South, Murray, UT – morning) and the South Jordan Community Center/Heritage Park (share same parking lot – 10778 S. Redwood Rd., South Jordan, UT – evening). Events are from 9:30am to 1:30pm and then 4:30pm-9:00pm.  Go to the Story Crossroads online store for tickets of $1.00/student or senior and $5.00/adult.  More details about tickets are found here.

Besides the Festival, you can attend the Free Outreaches and Special Events before, during, and after (including Scout Night) the Festival starting May 11-14, 2020.  You can also register/pay for an Intensive 5-hour Workshop on “Down the Rabbit Hole: Intensive Research for Storytellers” led by Dr. Csenge Zalka on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 from 9:30am-2:30pm in Draper, UT.

The schedule is subject to change and the Pavilions for certain audiences could also change to accommodate expected large groups and field trips.  

Story Crossroads Festival

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 

Sit-Down & Engaging Story Concerts, starting at 9:30am and end by 12:30pm

Hands-On Storytelling Activities, starting at 10:30am and end by 1:30pm

Hands-On Featuring:  Mountain Man Petting Zoo; Arts Truck through Utah Museum of Contemporary Art; Story Walk; The Story Circle, etc.

 

Pavilion 1

Upper Elementary & Family Audiences

Pavilion 2

Elementary & Family Audiences

Pavilion 3

Middle School & Adult Audiences

9:30am-10:20am

Youth Teller

Youth Teller

Community Teller

Professional Story Artist

9:30am-10:20am

Youth Teller

Youth Teller

Community Teller

Professional Story Artist

9:30am-10:20am

Youth Teller

Youth Teller

Community Teller

Professional Story Artist

10:30am-11:20am

Youth Teller

Youth Teller

Community Teller

Professional Story Artist

10:30am-11:20am

Youth Teller

Youth Teller

Community Teller

Professional Story Artist

10:30am-11:20am

Youth Teller

Youth Teller

Community Teller

Professional Story Artist

11:30am-12:20pm

Youth Teller

Youth Teller

Community Teller

Professional Story Artist

11:30am-12:20pm

Youth Teller

Youth Teller

Community Teller

Professional Story Artist

11:30am-12:20pm

Youth Teller

Youth Teller

Community Teller

Professional Story Artist

Lunch, Bring your own and enjoy the Murray City Park, Murray, UT

Enjoy Free Afternoon Outreaches at Schools

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Dinner, Enjoy any of the food trucks at our event or restaurants nearby

Heritage Park–FREE

4:30pm-8:00pm – “We All Have Stories” Family Marketplace with Interactive Activities

Includes:  Pirate Ship with REACH Utah, Story Train, Mountain Man Petting Zoo, story-related crafts, and much more!

South Jordan Community Center–Ticketed Concerts

Spanish Headsets & ASL Interpretation during Evening Concerts

5:00pm-9:00pm with Intermissions

All together in Ballroom of South Jordan Community Center, 10778 S. Redwood Rd., South Jordan, UT

5:00pm-5:45pm: Youth Teller, Youth Teller, Professional Story Artist

6:00pm-6:45pm: Youth Teller, Youth Teller, Professional Story Artist

7:00pm-7:45pm: Youth Teller, Community Teller, Professional Story Artist

8:00pm-9:00pm: Youth Teller, Youth Teller, Community Teller, Professional Story Artist

On Thursday, May 14, 2020, enjoy the Post-Festival “Language of Story: Hungarian” Academic Discussion or “The Big Secret Story Concert: The Princess in the Shroud” geared for teens and adults.  Click here for more details on this and other free Outreaches.

Thanks to funding from South Jordan Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, Western States Arts Federation, Utah Division of Arts and Museums, Utah Humanities, Zoo, Arts & Parks (ZAP), Salt Lake City Arts Council, City of Murray, Nubian Storytellers of Utah Leadership, and 80+ businesses and individuals.