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Utah: Rafting down the Green River to a bluegrass beat

Utah: Rafting down the Green River to a bluegrass beat
The Hayward Strangers will perform on Dvorak Expeditions' bluegrass-themed rafting trip on the Green River. (Dvorak Expeditions)

Yes, it's banjo music you'll hear as you float down the Green River. River runner Bill Dvorak — a distant cousin of Czech composer Anton Dvorak — and a bluegrass aficionado has enlisted the Hayward Strangers for Dvorak Expeditions' latest music-themed rafting trip.

During the six-day excursion the bluegrass band from Colorado will hold informal jam sessions and perform concerts in rock canyons and alcoves and on beaches along the river. Besides rafting and listening to music, there will be time for fishing, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding, wildlife viewing and excursions to Indian ruins and petroglyphs.

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The concert journey is a fundraiser for the National Wildlife Federation, with Dvorak and the Hayward Strangers donating 15% of the fee to the nonprofit.

Dates: Sept. 13-18

Price: $1,498 per person, $1,350 for kids younger than 12, plus $190 for the shuttle flight from Grand Junction, Colo., or Green River, Utah, to the launch site. Includes all meals, rafting equipment and guides.

Info: Dvorak Expeditions, (800) 824-3795

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