Park City Institute welcomes Lyle Lovett and Emmylou Harris
Grammy-winning, Texas-bred gent Lyle Lovett (and His Large Band) and Country Music Hall of Famer Emmylou Harris roll out back-to-back sets of Americana-tinged song on Thursday, July 14.
The duo of gifted storyteller-performers joins the St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights concert series at Deer Valley Resort’s Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater. Harris kicks off the concert at 6:30 p.m.; gates open at 5 p.m. For tickets and information: 435-655-3114 or http://www.BigStarsBrightNightsConcerts.org
With trademark yearning vocals, wry wit and a storyteller’s knack for mesmerizing audiences, Lyle Lovett and His Large Band combine down-home hospitality in a show that never disappoints. According to Esquire, Lovett is “the real deal… a man who not only delivers your money’s worth but who you suspect would be genuinely ashamed if he didn’t.”
The four-time Grammy winner returns to the St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights concert series with his striking fusion of Americana, folk, gospel, blues and jazz.
This “Cowboy Man” has hits aplenty, spanning 14 albums as well as accolades ranging from the Americana Music Association’s inaugural Trailblazer Award to Texas State Musician. Lovett has also made his mark on Hollywood, appearing in more than a dozen feature films, such as “The Player” and “Prête-a-porter.”
“Understated and iconic, [Emmylou Harris] is both a roots music legend and a contemporary artistic force,” according to a Chicago Tribune review. “Harris is a deeply moving singer.”
She is also a renowned songwriter and performer, who has recorded 25 albums and imparted her poetic talents to other artists. The silver-haired singer and songwriter has teamed up with everyone from Bob Dylan to Beck — and amassed 13 Grammy awards, a Billboard Century Award and a Country Hall of Fame induction.
Her honest lyrics delivered with crystalline vocals consistently strike a chord with audiences and contemporaries. And there is nothing stagnant in her artistry. As Billboard puts it, Harris is “a truly venturesome, genre-transcending pathfinder.”
“Emmylou Harris and Lyle Lovett possess phenomenal musicianship and lyrical talent as well as remarkably grounded authenticity and exceptional showmanship,” says PCI executive director Teri Orr. “This rare ability to entertain and to continue to evolve as artists translates into a double billing of truly great music.”
All St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights concerts take place at Deer Valley Resort’s Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater. Shows start at 6:30 p.m. Gates open at 5 p.m. General Admission tickets are $45. Reserved seats start at $65.
Tickets can be purchased at the Mega Genius Supply Store & IQ HQ, 435 Swede Alley, the new Park Mega-Genius location, 1153 Center Drive, Suite G-230, The King’s English Bookshop, 1511 S. 1500 East in Salt Lake City, the Deer Valley Signatures stores, 625 Main Street and Silver Lake Village and Deer Valley Etc. in Snow Park Lodge. Tickets can also be purchased by phone at 435-655-3114 or online at http://www.BigStarsBrightNightsConcerts.org.
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