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Controversial Collin Raye concert now planned for southern Utah

Iron County to host on Saturday June 13
Collin Raye
Posted at 6:39 AM, Jun 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-04 09:14:44-04

CEDAR CITY, Utah — The Collin Raye concert promoted by Utah Business Revival has finally found a home, according to a post on the group's Facebook page.

The country music star is now scheduled to perform in Iron County on Saturday June 13.

The event, billed as a "protest concert" against strict guidelines on crowd sizes and other restrictions due to COVID-19, has already been blocked twice.

It was originally scheduled to be performed last Saturday in Kaysville. The mayor there supported it, but the city council opposed it and voted to nix the plan.

It was then scheduled for the same day in Grantsville at a place called Studio Ranch. However the Tooele County Health Department issued an order against it and a judge issued a restraining order to stop it.

Raye arrived in Utah ahead of the Grantsville concert, and performed at a smaller 'picnic' in Tooele.

"There's no more "Ville's" to go. Kaysville, no. Grantsville, no," organizer Eric Moutsos said in the Facebook post. "So we are going to Iron County!! I knew there was a reason I moved to Southern Utah. God's Country!"

Barring any other attempts to stop it, the concert will be at the Iron Springs Resort at 5 p.m. June 13.

It is a free concert and local vendors will provide food and local businesses are invited to attend.

One of the original goals of the concert was to support local businesses that have been hurt during the coronavirus pandemic.