Center For the Arts at Kayenta Presents Kurt Bestor Annual Christmas Concert “Return to the Magic”, December 2, 3, 4, 2021

Kurt Bestor

Internationally acclaimed musician Kurt Bestor will perform his “Return to the Magic” Christmas concert at the Center For the Arts at Kayenta (CFAK), along with appearances by special guests.  Taking place December 2, 3, 4, 2021, the renowned musician will perform a collection of holiday songs spanning decades. If you have never been to one of his Christmas shows before, come see why Bestor’s annual holiday show has become a must-see Christmas concert event, and a yearly tradition for hundreds of thousands of Utahns.

Bestor’s unique style has earned him legions of loyal fans around the world. His holiday shows are a popular annual family event. His voice is unique and elevating, having the capacity to evoke joy, serenity, and ecstasy. His composing and performing talents have garnered an Emmy Award and Grammy nominations. He is best known for his famous Christmas concerts and albums, but he’s also written over forty feature-length scores for film, themes for national television productions and live concert performances to more than half a million people in the past three decades! 

While Bestor is known for his unique way of combining jazz, classical and world music; it is his affable personality on stage and his banter with the audience that has made him a favorite performer at the CFAK. Throughout his concerts, Bestor weaves in his warm, humorous style while encouraging everyone to escape for the evening and get lost in the setting and the music.  Bestor loves playing in intimate settings like Kayenta, and this year’s concert is especially meaningful to him as he returns to live performances again.

The Center For the Arts at Kayenta would like to thank their generous presenting sponsor, Minky Couture, and Hampton Inn St. George for sponsoring Kurt Bestor, Return to the Magic Christmas Concert. Sponsors like them, and generous donors like so many of our gracious patrons, are the reason that we can continue celebrating the arts at Kayenta!

Event Details

Date: Thurs, Fri, Sat December 2 ,3, 4, 2021@ 7:30pm  

Saturday Matinee: Dec 4th at 2:00pm

Location: Center For the Arts at Kayenta

Cost: $40 adults; $10 students/children; *Purchase tickets at:

Please note, the Kayenta Arts Foundation has set a Covid policy meant to protect the community, our performers and staff. Any person entering the Center For the Arts at Kayenta must show a negative Covid test within 72 hours OR can present a valid vaccination card on a phone or otherwise. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

About Kayenta Arts Foundation and the Center For the Arts at Kayenta

Kayenta Arts Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to develop and create an environment where diverse artistic endeavors can flourish. The Center for the Arts at Kayenta (CFAK) is our beautiful black box theater that brings our mission to the community.  Southern Utahans come to CFAK to learn, express, appreciate and celebrate art in all forms. 

The Kayenta Arts Foundation is supported in part by funding from Washington County and Ivins City RAP Funds.  KAF is also supported by the Utah Division of Arts & Museums, with funding from the State of Utah and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Stuart is the founder, writer and wrangler at several sites including Gastronomic SLC, Utah Now and, The Utah Review; Stuart is a former restaurant critic of more than five years, working for the Salt Lake Tribune and has worked extensively with other local publications from Utah Stories through to Salt Lake Magazine and Visit Salt Lake.