The Scandinavian Heritage Festival offers a phenomenal variety of musical talent and styles to entertain festival visitors.

All events are scheduled for the main stage in front of the Noyes Building on Snow College campus unless indicated otherwise.


12:00 – Carl Anderson and Grandkids (cowboy music and poetry)
12:45 – Rhonda Ogden and Nyra Nielson (accordion sisters)
1:30 – Badger Strings (youth violin group directed by Sara Gunnell)
2:30 – The Trent Hanna Community
3:30 – Nathan Minert and SAXMAFIA
5:30 – Ryan Shupe and the RubberBand
8:00 – Snow College Commercial Music Ensemble before the Fireworks
About Dark: Fireworks Ephraim Family Park


11:00 am – Lincoln Highway and the BYU Folk Dance Ensemble
12:15 pm – Peter Breinholt (folk music)
1:15 pm – Fiddle Express (Beck family bluegrass band from Melba Idaho)
2:15 pm
 – Snow College Commercial Music Ensemble (popular and classic rock music)
3:00 pm – The RaVens (SLC area band)
4:00 pm – Phat Old Professors (classic rock)

Ryan Shupe and the RubberBand

Being a 5th generation fiddler, an accomplished electric guitar, acoustic guitar and mandolin player, Shupe has been touring extensively across the US since he was 10 years old.  He is no stranger to the national stage and the band has appeared on Good Morning America, E! TV, Mountain Stage, Woodsongs, GAC and CMT.


Peter Breinholt

Peter Breinholt has been selling out Utah venues for his unique acoustic music for over a decade. He’s made six albums, a concert DVD, guitar songbooks, film scores, and won mega-awards. He has performed with several symphony orchestras and choirs, including the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.




Lincoln Highway

Five musicians, sixteen instruments, and more than a dozen championships, that is Lincoln Highway. Some say Lincoln Highway is bluegrass or Celtic or Country or updated Old Time music. Don’t be surprised if you hear a tune from the 1800’s followed by an acoustic version of an ABBA song done with the Lincoln Highway touch. On top of it all, they want you to have fun and they will d

o anything they can to make that happen including making fun of banjo players, recycling cheesy jokes, and playing some of the favorites including songs like the Orange Blossom Special. The group loves bluegrass and traditional music, but is always looking for an idea to make each song fit the Lincoln Highway sound. The group plays, fiddle, guitar, cajon, bodhran, mandolin, octave mandolin and whatever else they feel like they can get a beat or a melody from.


Snow College Commercial Music Ensemble

The Snow College Commercial Music Ensemble focuses on various commercial music genres. The group serves as a laboratory for performers, composers, and music technologists. Students synthesize musical, historical and cultural knowledge into meaningful artistic expression.





W. Carl Anderson & Grandkids

He was born and raised in Orem Ut.  He met his sweetheart Debbie of 39years and they eventually moved to Lindon where they raised there 7 children on a small farm. They moved to Ephraim 7 years ago to get out of the city and have been loving it.
Carl has been singing and writing cowboy poetry for over 20 years.  He enjoys sitting around a campfire with a big group of people,  playing his guitar, singing and reciting his cowboy songs and poetry. He has a great passion for the outdoors. He enjoys saddling up the mules and going on long pack trips.  He also enjoys spending time with his grandkids.


Phat Ol’ Professors

Trading the front of the classroom for the front of the stage, the Phat Old Professors will again provide the festival’s entertainment finale. Made up mostly of Snow College faculty members who shed their professorial stodginess (wink wink, nudge nudge), the docs rock, let their hair down and invite you to do the same. Let it all hang out with classic rock ‘n’ roll tunes performed by Vance Larsen (drums), Rich Dixon (lead guitar), Trent Hanna (keyboards), Ron Lamb (lead singer), Greg Boothe (bass guitar) and Mike Larsen (sax synth).


Fiddle Express

Nine instruments, six members, countless state and national championships, make the family band of Fiddle Express. The Beck family starts them young – at age 3 – in contest fiddling and classical training of the violin.  Fiddle Express enjoys sharing their music with retirements communities, centennial birthday parties, church functions, Bluegrass festivals and busking on the market streets. The Becks currently reside in Melba, Idaho. Their members include: Andrew on Mandolin/Ukulele/Fiddle; Rachel on Vocal/Fiddle; Eliza on Fiddle/Guitar; and Isaac on Banjo.  With Mom and Dad backing up the joy of it all with a Guitar and Double Bass.


The RaVens

The RaVens are an exciting classic rock band from the Salt Lake City area. They will be performing on Saturday, May 25th on the main stage.







The Trent Hanna Community

Trent Hanna Community was created when Trent moved from Texas and started teaching at Snow College.  So impressed with the talent of the students, he knew he could finally put together the group he had been dreaming of for so many years.  With Trent Hanna on piano, the rest of the group members are all current or past music majors from Snow College.  While the ensemble resembles a jazz group of sorts – sax, trumpet, vibes, guitar, bass, piano, drums, and occasional vocals – the original music of Trent Hanna borrows from such varied genres as rock, pop, country, classical, jazz, punk, etc.  While often the music blends these different sounds simultaneously, resulting in soothing, graceful grooves, sometimes the music abruptly jumps from one style immediately to another.  So put your seat belts on and enjoy the ride.