Live music hits Summit County stages |

Live music hits Summit County stages

Greg Marshall

Nothing says summer in Park City more than free music.

Weekly concerts are slated for Deer Valley, Newpark, The Canyons and Quarry Village with smaller afternoon concerts playing daily on bandstands on Main Street and elsewhere.

The stages are programmed by Mountain Town Music and Park City Concerts. They offer a mix of regional, national and student bands.

Early turnout for shows at Deer Valley has been strong, according to Brian Richards, executive director of MTM. Disco Drippers, another MTM show, attracted a sizeable audience at The Canyons July 3.

The Canyons’ Summer Concert Series doesn’t officially begin until July 18, when Grace Potter & The Nocturnals takes the stage. In nearly 10 years of programming the stage, MTM has rarely booked the same act on The Canyons’ stage.

"We’re here for musicians," Richards said. "We want to give local artists the chance to play our stages" while showcasing lesser-known acts from out of town, Richards added.

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Although Deer Valley’s Snow Park Amphitheater and The Canyons remain the most trafficked music venues for people in Old Town, the Newpark plaza has broadened the scope of live music in the Snyderville Basin.

The stage is in the midst of its first full season. Concerts didn’t start last summer at Newpark until the second week in July and "no one knew about us," Martin said.

This season has been a different story. Clumsy Lovers and Tim Wray attracted about 200 people despite rainy weather July 2, a strong turnout for early in the season, according to Martin. He expects some bands, like Erin Berra & New York Funk Exchange, to attract as many as 800 people. "Newpark is big enough it’s a real celebration and small enough you’re still close to the music," he explained.

Shows at Newpark run every Thursday.

Quarry Village, Park City Concert’s other free summer stage, has also grown in stature as a local hangout for people who live near Kimball Junction, Martin said. It will host nine acts through late August. "

Free summer concerts abound in Park City

Park City Concerts Foundation

Newpark Town Center

Thursdays 7-9 p.m.

July 16 Big Hair Nation

July 23 Sober Down

July 30 Erin Berra & New York Funk Exchange

Aug. 6 Bonepony

Aug. 13 Motherlode Canyon Band

Aug. 20 Detonators & Ivy League

Aug. 27 Swagger & Crawford Irish

Quarry Village

Sundays 5-7 p.m.

7/12 Muddpuddle

7/19 American Hitmen

7/26 School of Rock

8/02 Tomorrow’s Bad Seeds

8/09 Detonators

8/16 Radius

8/23 Melon Robotics

8/30 Joy & Eric

Mountain Town Stages

Miner’s Park Concert Series

Saturdays 1:30-3 p.m., then again from 3:30-5

Sundays 2:30-4, 4:30-6

Intimate outdoor stage on Main Street in Park City. Located in the heart of Historic Main Street, come and enjoy music every Saturday & Sunday throughout the summer.

Please no picnics or coolers.

Refreshments available.


Lee Penn Sky

The Orbit Group

Bryon Friedman

Golden Hatch

Brandie Frampton

Brothers Of Lee Marvin

Rick Gerber

Radius Troi



3 Blind Mice

Jake Jacobson

Nathan Moore

Ricko Donovan

Tyler Forsberg

On The Grape

Chris Bender

Sweet Wednesday

Blue Wailers

Jeanne Marie Rettos

Smokin’ Ed Hubble and Strictly Smokin’

Small House Strings

The Canyons Summer Concert Series

July 18-Aug. 29

Saturdays 6-8:30 p.m.

The Cabriolet lift will be open Saturdays at 4:00pm.

Please, no blankets or chairs in the Resort Village until 4:00pm.

And due to the popularity of these concerts, we would appreciate carpooling, taking public transportation or riding your bicycle to the show!

July 18 Grace Potter & The Nocturnals

July 25 Band Of Heathens

Aug. 1 Georgia Satellites

Aug. 8 Shannon Curfman

Aug. 15 Panjea With Michael Kang

Aug. 22 The Wilders

Aug. 29 The Mother Hips

The Village Concert Series at Lower Main Street

Thursdays 6-8:30 p.m.

Located At The Village On Lower Main Street in the Courtyard. Conveniently surrounded by restaurants and private clubs.

Please no picnics or coolers.

July 9 George T. Gregory Band

July 16 Mad Buffalo

July 30 Spiritual Rez

Aug. 6 Chris Laterzo

Aug. 13 Holden Young Trio

Aug. 20 John Henry

Aug. 27 The Huckleberries

Frontier Bank Community Concert Series at Deer Valley

Wednesdays 6 to 8 p.m.

Picnics and dancing are encouraged, but animals are not permitted.

Deer Valley’s food and beverage concession stand will be open during the concert.

July 8 Fat Paw

July 15 The Soul Survivors

July 29 Mary Beth Maziarz (with Wild Honey)

Aug. 5 Dr. Bob

Aug. 12 Sin City Soul

Aug. 19 CoverDogs

Aug. 26 The Detonators



Frontier Bank Community Concert Series

6-8 p.m. at Deer Valley’s Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater


The Village Concert Series at Lower Main Street

6-8:30 p.m. at the Courtyard located next to

Newpark Town Center

7-9 p.m.


The Canyons Summer Concert Series

6-8:30 p.m.

Miner’s Park Concert Series

Saturdays 1:30-3 p.m., then again from 3:30-5


Concerts at Quarry Village

5-7 p.m.

Miner’s Park Concert Series

Sundays 2:30-4, 4:30-6