Holiday River Expeditions Brings Music to the Canyons of Colorado and Utah, Blending Rafting with Live Bands
Add a live soundtrack to a rafting vacation
SALT LAKE CITY, UT, March 9, 2022 – What if your vacation came with its own soundtrack? One imaginative rafting company makes that a reality by launching three unique journeys this summer, each enhanced with live performances by popular bands.
By blending the chorus of songbirds, the rippling rhythms of the river, and drum roll of the rapids with the sounds of bluegrass, strings, and folk, Holiday River Expeditions has elevated and energized what was already a truly amazing vacation experience.
“Bringing live music into the equation really takes the splendor and fun of a wilderness rafting experience to a whole new level,” says Karen Johnson of Holiday River Expeditions. “Our first such trip in 2021 was an overwhelming success so we decided to expand the offering in 2022 and will likely continue to do so in the years to come.”
On May 21-25, 2022 guests will float the wild Yampa River with members of the Bay Area’s pre-eminent string ensemble, the Del Sol Quartet. The harmonies of violin and cello are a sublime complement to nature’s own ongoing concerto of rocks, water and canyon. Sunrise concerts and evening rehearsals with professional musicians will provide a unique addition to the potent magic of the wild Yampa River as nature provides the perfect stage. NOTE: This trip is currently sold out but you can add your name to the waitlist by calling 800-624-6323. See: https://www.bikeraft.com/specialty-river-rafting-trips/yampa-river-rafting-with-members-of-the-del-sol-string-quartet/
Local Salt Lake City favorites, The PickPockets, are on tap to bring their energy, earnest hearts and engaging soulfulness to a four-day Gates of Lodore adventure, July 30 – August 2, 2022. Establishing a new tradition in bluegrass music, The Pickpockets were formed in 2018 in Salt Lake City. What began as a weekly jam at the local cidery has now matured into a full-fledged force of nature. With an expansive repertoire of songs, a healthy mix of heartfelt original tunes and a full serving of funky jams, The Pickpockets’ energy and excitement breathe new life into traditional bluegrass instrumentation. See: https://www.bikeraft.com/specialty-river-rafting-trips/pickpockets-bluegrass-band-on-the-green-river/
Tap your toes while Spencer and Friends weave their unique sound into the landscape of the August 25–28, 2022 Lodore Canyon trip. Master of indie rock and folk, Spencer’s love for electronic music melds with Landon and Nik’s laid back, alternative and classic rock styles. With acoustic guitars, an acoustic bass, and a guitar-ukulele, they’ll craft the soundtrack for this extraordinary trip. See: https://www.bikeraft.com/specialty-river-rafting-trips/green-river-rafting-trip-with-spencer-and-friends/
In true Holiday go-with-the-flow style, each band will time their performances to fit the overall vibe of the group, the canyon and the river. Each day may include breakfast jamming, a campfire concert or a session at some of our hiking destinations. Trips will also hit the high notes of any Yampa or Lodore Canyon expedition: varied geology, consistent whitewater (including such infamous rapids as Warm Springs, Disaster Falls, Triplet Falls and Hells Half Mile) and magical side hikes. Veteran guides will take care of all the cooking, camp chores and rowing. For more details on Holiday’s music and river rafting trip series please see: https://www.bikeraft.com/music-river-rafting-trips-in-ut-co/
About Holiday River Expeditions
Holiday River Expeditions began in 1966, when Dee Holladay and his wife Sue took the plunge to become river outfitters. Due to its respect for the lands, rivers, guests and employees, the family-owned-and-operated company has grown exponentially. Each of its guides is professionally trained in first aid and river safety, and with 50+ years of experience, the company provides guests the opportunity to explore the nation’s wild lands safely and securely. Holiday River Expeditions has a commitment to protect the environment through education and conservation, and as such, uses oar-powered and paddle rafts exclusively.
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