Do you need one last party before saying goodbye to summer? On Saturday, Sept. 19, and Sunday, Sept. 20, Brian Head Resort is bringing back Rocktober Fest for a second year, offering a prime opportunity to say goodbye to summer and hello to fall. The leaves are beginning to change, with brilliant autumn colors saturating the mountainside, and a rockin’ party with great food, cold drinks, and live music from Salt Lake City, St. George, and San Diego is the perfect way to celebrate.

Swagger is a Celtic-American rock band well known for their high-energy stage performances and catchy original songs. Their musicianship and live performances provide a completely entertaining show to remember. Swagger’s music contains much of the expected Irish celebration of drink, mischief, and music. However, they also dare to explore oppression and take an immigrant’s perspective on the virtues and vices of the Irish American culture.

Brian Head Rocktober Fest
Safety Orange. Photo: Brian Bartels

Safety Orange hails from southern California and was started by a group of surf buddies. Named after a surfboard, they continue to keep the surf vibe alive. Their music is a combination of beach, rock, and reggae. With a wide spectrum of influences, they play a variety of music with a style all their own.

Wirelefant is an alternative rock band out of southern Utah. Originally created as an acoustic duo, they have continually developed their sound. From entertaining young crowds in loud venues with hard-hitting play to offering softer sounds with light melodies and familiar tunes, Wirelefant is just good music.

Plan one day or the whole weekend celebrating at Brian Head’s Rocktober Fest. Festivities start at noon on both days and run until 10 p.m. on Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sunday. Brian Head seasonal activities will be operating until 6 p.m. on Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission to Rocktober Fest is $15 and includes a 16-ounce mug and one drink ticket for the beer garden. For $30, attendees receive a 30-ounce limited-edition stainless-steel beer stein and two drink tickets.