Live Band: Fire Hawk


Friday and Saturday, August 3 & 4

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Place: Santaquin Rodeo Arena, 200 S. 400 West

Admission: Free with rodeo admission

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Country and rock band Fire Hawk will perform on August 4 and 5 at the Santaquin Rodeo Arena as part of the city’s 2018 Orchard Days celebration.

Both performances will begin at 6 p.m. just prior to the Rocky Mountain Pro Rodeo Association Rodeo, which will begin at the arena at 8 p.m. both evenings. Admission to the Fire Hawk performances is free with the purchase of admission to the rodeo.

Longtime father and son team and Santaquin residents Tom Manzanares and Marty Manzanares front the Fire Hawk band. The band has enjoyed 34 years of local popularity and success. It was founded in 1983 when Tom parted ways with another very popular band, the Chapparals.

During the band’s first decade, many talented members came and went. To ensure some stability for the band, Tom recruited some of his own home-grown talent. In 1993, Tom's oldest son Marty joined the band as lead guitarist and vocalist, and the pair haven’t looked back since.

The current members are some of the most sought after and talented musicians in the Mountain West. They are Randy Corbett (drums), Carl Schwitzer (lead guitar) and Greg Restad (steel guitar and lead guitar). The band is Utah’s premiere country and rock band, and it is known throughout the West for its edgy sound and ability to connect with an audience. Fire Hawk's style of music can be described as a blend of country, classic and modern rock with influences including Merle Haggard, The Eagles, Keith Urban, Matchbox 20, The Allman Brothers and Lynrd Skynrd.

Known for their showmanship and ability to connect with an audience, Fire Hawk’s members truly excel at what they do and love doing it! The band has opened for many big name acts including Chris Ledoux, The Bellamy Brothers, Restless Heart, Ty Herndon, Mel McDaniels, Highway 101, Ricochet and Dan Seals. Learn more about the band at and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

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