Performing Artists

Joe McQueen


North Stage

Date: Saturday - June 16

Time: 4:pm

Additional Information

Hometown: Ogden

State: UT

About the Artist

Joe McQueen has been performing for over 80 years, and at the seasoned age of 98, he’s not slowing down! Joe McQueen continues to perform over 50 shows a year with his quartet, featuring Ryan Conger on Hammond organ, Brad Wright on guitar, and Dr. Don Keipp on drums. Arriving in Ogden, Utah, on December 7, 1945, Joe originally intended to play a week’s work of gigs, but wound up staying and making Utah his home. Over the years, Joe has had the distinction of being the first African-American musician to play white clubs in Ogden, as well as being the first African-American to attend white clubs in Salt Lake city, when Dizzy Gillespie put Joe and famed jazz DJ Al Jazzbo Collins on the guest list.

During his lifetime, Joe has had the opportunity to perform with such noted legends as Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Ray Charles, Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, Lester Young, Charlie Parker, and many others.

In 2002, Utah governor Mike Leavitt declared April 18th to be Joe McQueen Day. Over the past 13 years, this date has been marked with many concerts, celebrations, and events.

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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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