Where the finest folk and acoustic musicians come to play.
3PM Featured Concert in the Amphitheater and presentations throughout the James Family Discovery Gardens. Some of the most talented artists in Arizona; visual artists, musicians, poets, dancers and storytellers will be throughout the Discovery Gardens sharing their art and stories.
Katie Lee- The Desert Goddess of Glen Canyon
Katie Lee (October 23, 1919 – November 1, 2017) was an American folk singer, actress, writer, photographer and environmental activist. From the 1950s, Lee often sang about rivers and white water rafting. She was a vocal opponent of Glen Canyon Dam and, for her environmental activism, was often called "the Desert Goddess of Glen Canyon." Katie Lee lived in Jerome, Arizona from 1971 until her passing, aged 98. Her obituary in The New York Times states, "Ms. Lee never forgave the builders of the Glen Canyon Dam and said the only thing that prevented her from blowing it up was that she did not know how."
Thanks to Brenda Taylor and the Sharlot Hall Museum Library & Archives