Fifty artists from five different countries have been selected to launch the inaugural Orion Independent Music Festival, taking place Jan. 14 to 20, 2010 in one of the world’s most renowned ski resort towns. Coming from all over the U.S. and Sweden, Chile, Australia, and Canada, the artists represent an array of musical genres that will cater to every whim of those looking to discover new talent following a day on Park City’s powdery slopes.
“We have an exciting line-up of some of the best independent artists today who will perform in Park City’s most popular live music venues,” says festival CEO and founder Steffon Olsen. “Our goal is to revolutionize the music industry by providing an international forum for high-caliber talent to be discovered by music industry professionals and fans alike.”
While all participating music acts are independent, many are quite accomplished and have earned a name for themselves in their home territories and beyond. The Lost Boys (Lakeport, CA) is a teenage rock band that has already opened for national acts such as Kelly Clarkson, All-American Rejects, and 3 Doors Down.
Jon Davidson (Portland, OR) was runner up for Best Male Artist of the Year at the 2009 Portland Music Awards and has toured in five countries. Singles from his 2008 debut solo album have been played on a variety of radio formats, including modern rock, AAA, and country.