Tom Bennett

Tom Bennett and the Living Proof is the full band of nationally touring country/ blues performer Tom Bennett. Tom, a Georgia native, has been touring nonstop for 6 years performing over 2,000 shows in 41 states. He won a Best of Utah Album in 2017 and has opened for artists such as Grammy Winners Los Lobos, Blackhawk, Ty Herdon, Lukas Nelson, and countless others. Tom is the founder of The Colorado City Music Festival. He is also a writer and the founder of Sweet Salt Records. These are all things that he does while still maintaining a full-time job of husband and daddy! We don’t know how he does it, but we are so grateful to have him! 

Dawn Bistline-Cooke

She has been an integral part of making the festival a success! As stated in Etched- “Dawn, a “Cricker” through-and-through, was born and raised in the FLDS community, but made a life for herself in both Idaho and Utah. Dawn is a driven and social woman who has put her hand to many tasks. And, she loves music. She was able to build bridges in the community and reach out to family and friends, gathering the resources we needed to make the festival happen.” Dawn is beloved by so many and we don’t know how she is able to prioritize so well because she has a lot on her plate already with her business, HandyLady Cleaning, taking care of her family, and contributing to a large number of community events. We thank you, Dawn, for helping to make this event happen every year! 

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