Performing Artists

Chris Mortensen


South Stage

Date: Thursday

Time: 4:00pm

Additional Information

Hometown: Cache Valley

State: UT

About the Artist

Chris Mortensen is a seasoned performer, with many years of experience. He started playing bass guitar as a thirteen year old, in his older brother’s band. Chris has been playing ever since, performing rock, pop, jazz, blues, country, western, and Celtic music. In 1989, his band “Diamondback” won the True Value Country Showdown for the state of Utah. Chris’ bands have shared the stage with many top country acts, such as Waylon Jennings, Sawyer Brown, Rodney Crowell, and Chris LeDoux. He currently plays solo at cowboy gatherings; and sometimes as a duo, “Saddle Serenade”, with Mary Jo Hansen. Chris also plays guitar and bass with the “Sagwitch Basin Band”, and as a sideman on bass with the renowned Celtic band “Leaping Lulu”. He is a prolific songwriter, having penned over 50 original songs, to date. His newest CD is titled “Highway 89”. His poem “Upon My Horse’s Back” recently won third place in the western poetry division of the Utah League of Writers annual contest. Chris writes and performs songs that will reach out and touch the listener.

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Mission Statement

Summerfest Arts Faire, an annual juried event held on the grounds of the Logan Tabernacle, celebrates the arts in Cache Valley by bringing people together to enjoy a festival of high-quality art, music and food.

Contact Details

Mailing Address: 
69 East 100 North
Logan, UT 84321

Event Location:
Historic Downtown
50 North Main Street
Logan, UT 84321


Phone: 435-213-3858

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