The 14th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival Presented By Harmons Books an Eclectic Array of Performers Across Two Stages

Angie Petty performing at the 13th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival Presented by Harmons. Photo by Bonneville Jones.

Picture: Angie Petty performing at the 13th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival Presented by Harmons. Photo by Bonneville Jones.

Continuing its decade-plus reputation for promoting the best from Utah’s wide-ranging performing arts communities, the 14th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival Presented By Harmons returns in 2022 with almost 40 acts spread across two stages, the SLUG Mag (Main) Stage and the 90.9 FM KRCL Stage. 

The SLUG Mag stage features performances from a range of varied and diverse artists. Ahead of a special, Friday-night headlining performance from a yet-to-be-announced artist, previous DIY Festival performers such as Angie Petty share the stage with first-time Festival participants XDX and Detzany. Saturday, the Festival’s longest day, presents a breadth of music that encompasses Puerto Rican dance from Bomba MarileColumbia Jones’ throwback folk rock, second-time DIY Festival performer Nicole McMahan’s high-energy R&B and more. Sunday on the SLUG Mag stage eschews the pop and hip-hop focus of the two previous days for a more rock-influenced set of artists, featuring not-to-miss performances from Choice CoinLane & The Chain and others.

The four Friday performances on the KRCL Stage serve as a microcosm for the Festival’s artistic diversity—indie folk from Pepper RoseO’Nkosi E Afrobeats Live SLC’s Afrodance rhythms, GLO UP’s conscious hip-hop and the cross-cultural mashups of A&A Bollypop. Saturday and Sunday bring back a number of DIY Festival regulars (Salduro and the Salt Lake Academy of Music) alongside fresh voices representing the best of the state’s new scenes in rock (Daytime LoverMSKINGMUSOR)  and pop (SayshaGavanni and MOD).


SLUG Mag Stage

5:00–5:25 p.m. | XDX

6:00–6:25 p.m. | TBA

7:00–7:25 p.m. | Detzany

8:00–8:25 p.m. | Angie Petty

9:00–10:00 p.m. | HEADLINER TBA

KRCL Stage

5:30–5:55 p.m. | Pepper Rose

6:30–6:55 p.m. | O’Nkosi E Afrobeats Live SLC

7:30–7:55 p.m. | GLO UP

8:30–8:55 p.m. | A&A Bollypop


SLUG Mag Stage

12:30–12:55 p.m. | Columbia Jones

1:30–1:55 p.m. | TBA

2:30–2:55 p.m. | TBA

3:30–3:55 p.m. | Milk Money

4:30–4:55 p.m. | The Anchorage

5:30–5:55 p.m. | Bomba Marilé

6:30–6:55 p.m. | AMEA 

7:30–7:55 p.m. | Nicole McMahan

KRCL Stage

1:00–1:25 p.m. | Salduro

2:00–2:25 p.m. | Aiden Barrick

3:00–3:25 p.m. | Kimi K

4:00–4:25 p.m. | Antonio Garcia’s Spanish Guitar

5:00–5:25 p.m. | Daytime Lover

6:00–6:25 p.m. | Saysha

7:00–7:25 p.m. | Gavanni


SLUG Mag Stage

12:30 –12:55 p.m. | The Zissous

1:30–1:55 p.m. | Choice Coin

2:30–2:55 p.m. | Zaza Historia Van Dyke

3:30–3:55 p.m. | $oel

4:30–4:55 p.m. | Dream Life Production Kongo

5:30–5:55 p.m. | Lane & The Chain

KRCL Stage2:00–2:25 p.m. | MOD

3:00–3:25 p.m. | Salt Lake Academy of Music

4:00–4:25 p.m. | MSKING

5:00–5:25 p.m. | MUSOR

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.