The Gallery Walk is not the only event bringing people downtown this weekend. Logan City Limits, created by Aggie Radio, is introducing local and regional music groups to the Cache Valley music community. They are offering free concerts at thee venues in three days.
Aggie Radio is the main proponent of Logan City Limits. Nathan Laursen, media program coordinator for Aggie Radio 92.3 FM, said Cache Valley has some amazing local talent and a strong regional pool to pull from for this year’s event.
“We try to get some of the best local bands and there are a lot of them out there,” he said. “We have a hard time picking someone, because there are so many good bands out there.”
Logan City Limits will have three bands performing on both Thursday and Friday, and five bands on Saturday.
“Music in this area has ups and downs, and right now we are in an up. Events like Logan City Limits is helping the local music community grow,” Logan City Limits Events Director Brandon Ellis said. “I think we are still growing, it hasn’t peaked yet.”
The group is passionate about discovery and hope to see attendees discovering Northern Utah’s alternative music scene at this year’s event.
Logan City Limits has grown significantly since 2016. The festival’s objective is to bring the Cache Valley community and Utah State University community together to celebrate music creativity and expression. The event will also coordinate with the downtown Gallery Walk on Friday. Twelve downtown locations will be featuring art from up and coming artists as well as well-known professionals.
Taylor Ross Wilson, one of the performing artists, has a unique perspective on this weekend’s events. Not only is he performing at one of the concerts, he also works at one of the venues, so he knows the talent that was invited.
Wilson helps a co-owner of Why Sound several hours a day, recording local bands and solo artists. Some of the recordings are aired on Aggie Radio.
“Aggie Radio has been good to the local talent,” Wilson said. “Local artists get a chance to hear their stuff on the radio.”
Wilson came to Logan six years ago from Ogden. He likes Logan, not only because of the weather, but also because there is a good arts community.
“There are very talented people here with a lot of it coming from the University,” he said. “There is also a bunch of talent in the schools, both the public and charter schools. We are pushing for more high school groups to participate.”
Laursen said Logan City Limits gives students at Utah State University a reason to get off campus and mix with life in downtown Logan.
Thursday’s line up will have The Painted Roses, Summerbloom and Ugly Boys who will take stage at The Cache Venue at 119 Main St. in Logan. The music starts at 7 p.m.
Friday at Why Sound, 30 Federal Ave, the groups will be Roadie, Michael Barrow and the Tourists, and Roseburg will perform starting at 7 p.m.
The University’s Taggart Student Center Main Stage hosts Saturday evening activities with The Gatherers, Taylor Ross Wilson, Motion Coaster, Shua Taylor and The Strike finishing off the event.