Milkshake’s family-friendly tunes to fill the Eccles Center
February 17, 2012
Milkshake, a rock group whose catchy, musically sophisticated, yet, family-friendly tunes appeal to all ages and stages, will mix up the local concert scene at the Eccles Center for the Performing Arts, 1750 Kearns Blvd., on Saturday, Feb. 18.
Singer Lisa Mathews and guitarist Mikel Gehl joined forces as a band in 2002.
With influences ranging from Lennon and McCartney to Rogers and Hammerstein, the melodic pop group has struck a chord with audiences and critics alike.
Over the past decade, Milkshake has earned numerous awards including a Grammy nomination and several Parents’ Choice awards. The band has also landed tunes on television, such as PBS Kids, Discovery Kids and Noggin networks.
Milkshake’s songs are accessible to children without condescending or overly simplistic lyrics and melodies.
According to Cookie Magazine, " they don’t dumb down the music they just play it straight. The results are entirely enjoyable."
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The Washington Post writes, "While many of Milkshake’s songs describe the world from a kids’ point of view, others are more like love letters from parent to child."
As their hit song suggests, Milkshake’s live shows are nothing short of a brimming "Bottle of Sunshine." The full throttle concert tends to get fans up and out of their seats and grooving along with the music.
Park City Performing Arts Foundation presents Milkshake on Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Eccles Center for the Performing Arts, 1750 Kearns Blvd. Shows starts at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. General admission tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids ages 12 and younger. Reserved seating is available in rows A through J for $20 for adults and $10 for children. Tickets are required for all concertgoers, except babies ages one and younger. Tickets and information are available at The Eccles Center box office, (435) 655-3114 or http://www.ecclescenter.org.