Grand Canyon Music Festival

Thank you for a Great 39th Season!

Come back soon to see our 2023 40th Anniversary Concert Dates and Artists.

All concerts at The Shrine of the Ages, unless otherwise noted.
20 South Entrance Road, South Rim, Grand Canyon.

View our Special Weekend Getaway Packages

We are pleased to be able to offer you two packages to our concerts on September 16 and 17 that include accommodations at one of our partner hotels in the Grand Canyon National Park gateway community of Tusayan, just 5 miles from our Shrine of the Ages concert venue.

And, to sweeten the deal even more, you are invited to attend a Dark Sky Post-concert Talk with Northern Arizona University Astronomer, David Koerner followed by a reception with the musicians.

You will also receive a Grand Canyon Music Festival poster by famed Arizona artist Ed Mell from our archives.

Explore our Hotels and Getaway Package Details

  • ~ JW Powell

    "Thus the Grand Canyon is a land of song."

  • "Some of the happiest moments of my life have involved the Grand Canyon Music Festival."

  • “I look forward to this festival every year.”

  • “Beautiful music for the soul.”

  • Grand Canyon School of Rock

    "Our local students get to shine."

  • "NACAP is the reason I am a musician."

  • Our performance home, The Shrine of the Ages

    “Great venue, awesome music.”

    • The Catalyst Quartet

      “Like all great chamber groups, the Catalyst Quartet is beautiful to watch, like a family in lively conversation at the dinner table: anticipating, interrupting, changing subjects.” – The New York Times

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    • Joe Deninzon

      The Jimi Hendrix of the Violin

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    • Paganini of the harmonica

      Robert Bonfiglio

      "Paganini of the harmonica - he is that level of phenomenon..." - Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times

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    • Raven Chacon

      Congratulations to Raven Chacon, winner of this year’s
      Pulitzer Prize in Music.


      His piece “Voiceless Mass” is “a mesmerizing, original work for organ and ensemble that evokes the weight of history in a church setting, a concentrated and powerful musical expression with a haunting visceral impact.”

    • Emeritus Professor of Astronomy at Northern Arizona University

      David Koerner

      Sign up for our hotel packages the weekend of September 16 and 17, attend concerts, and enjoy after concert Dark Sky talks with David Koerner, and discover how factors which led to life on Earth hint at the possibilities for extraterrestrial life in the universe.
      Welcome to our 39th season!

      After an eventful year in which we continue to navigate a pandemic, congratulate Pulitzer Prize-winner Raven Chacon, foster a partnership with the Wheelwright Museum in Santa Fe to celebrate our NACAP students, we are thrilled to start our 39th season with a bevy of cellists, to welcome back the exciting Catalyst Quartet, and to end the season with a celebration of the Bonfiglio Group, including a new offering through our local hotel partners.

      Buy our Centennial posters or shop for vintage Ed Mell festival posters, giclées, and note cards.

      Join us in Thanking our Corporate and Foundation Friends.
      The Grand Canyon Music Festival is supported in part by an American Rescue Plan Act grant from the National Endowment
      for the Arts to support general operating expenses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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