The sound of music
This year, Park City’s summer soundtrack spans country to rock to R&B, setting the scene for outdoor concerts, street festivals, restaurant stages and even intimate home gatherings. Here are some tips for finding the right spot for your mood and budget:
Park City Performing Arts "Big Stars, Bright Nights" series:
Gates open 90 minutes before the show starts. Seats with a 9-inch back or smaller are allowed, as are blankets, picnic baskets and coolers. Cameras, recording devices and pets are prohibited. Concerts are held rain or shine, unless weather threatens the safety of listeners. Tickets are nonrefundable.
July 12: Mark Cohn with Aimee Mann (Lawn: $31; Reserved: $56)
July 17: Feist (Lawn: $31; Reserved: $56)
July 28: Lucinda Williams: (Lawn: $31; Reserved: $56)
Aug. 17: Golden Dragon Acrobats (Lawn: $23; Reserved: $43)
Aug. 19: Boz Scaggs (Lawn: $46; Reserved: Sold Out)
Aug. 26: Gipsy Kings (Lawn: $46; Reserved: $76)
Aug. 30: Dwight Yoakam (Lawn: 46; Reserved: Sold Out)
Mountain Town Stages Series at Deer Valley:
The free town concerts run every Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. Picnics and dancing are welcome, although pets not allowed.
June 25: Motherlode Canyon Band
July 2: The Joy and Eric Band
July 9: Ryan Hiller
July 16: The Pat Carnahan Band
July 23: Fat Soul
July 30: Junior & Transportation
Aug. 13: Wisebird
Aug. 20: John Boy’s Mule
Aug. 27: Muddpuddle
Locals’ tips for concerts at Deer Valley:
The Forum at The Canyons
More free concerts sponsored by Mountain Town Stages. Warm weather gear advised. Picnics and coolers allowed.
July 3: Disco Drippers (disco, funk) 7 p.m.
July 19: Intervision (soul, R&B, pop) 6 p.m.
July 26: Joseph Israel (reggae, gospel) 6 p.m.
Aug. 2: The Romantics (rock, pop) 6 p.m.
Aug. 9: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave. (jazz) 6 p.m.
Aug. 16: South Austin Jug Band (indie, rock) 6 p.m.
Aug. 23: Jason Isbel & The 400 Unit (rock) 6 p.m.
Miner’s Park Plaza Series
Concerts at the Miner’s Park Plaza on Main Street are free to the public and feature artists across the West in Latin, rock and jazz. Seating is limited, so bring good walking shoes and a pair of sunglasses for browsing Main Street shops. Concerts are held every Saturday and Sunday afternoon, with a special lineup during the arts festival. Visit http://www.mountaintownstages.com for more information.
June 21: Anke Summerhill , 1 p.m.
June 22: Trace Wiren, 1:30 p.m.; Xillow, 3:30 p.m.
June 28: Somer Lei, 1:30 p.m.
June 29: Tony Oros, 3:30 p.m.
July 5: Damien Roomets, 1:30 p.m.
July 6: Mary Beth Maziarz (with Wild Honey), 3:30 p.m.
July 12: Rich Wyman, 3:30 p.m.
July 13: The Shook Twins, 3:30 p.m.
July 19: Tim Wray, 3:30 p.m.
July 20: Eaglehawk, 1:30 p.m.
July 26: Renneessence, 3:30 p.m.
July 27: John Boy’s Mule, 1:30 p.m.; Woody Pines, 3:30 p.m.
Aug. 9: Red Rock Hot Club, 1:30 p.m.; Melissa Warner Band, 3:30 p.m.
Aug. 10: George the Hack, 1:30 p.m.
Aug. 16: Teresa Storch, 1:30 p.m.; r. Dub, 3:30 p.m.
Aug. 17: Small House Strings, 1:30 p.m.; The Bueno Avenue String Band, 3:30 p.m.
Aug. 23: Katie McLeod, 1:30 p.m.
Aug. 24: Andy Monaco, 1:30 p.m., Mark Granger, 3:30 p.m.
La Casita Restaurante Free concerts in the Summit Watch Plaza on lower Main. Coolers not allowed. All shows begin at 6 p.m.
Tuesday, July 08: Kort Mccumber
Saturday, July 12: Brandie Frampton
Tuesday, July 15: B. D. Howes Band
Saturday, July 19: Lake Effect
Tuesday, July 22: Elephant Revival
Saturday, July 26: Gross National Product
Tuesday, July 29: Blue Wailers
Tuesday, Aug. 5: John Flanders & Double Helix
Saturday, Aug. 9: Latin Jazz Factory
Tuesday, Aug. 12: Red Desert Ramblers
Saturday, Aug. 16: Stacey Board
Tuesday, Aug. 19: The Detonators
Tuesday, Aug. 26: Lake Effect
Tuesday, Aug. 26: Spring Creek
Home Concert Series
The popularity of house concerts has skyrocketed across the country in an underground movement that has drawn big names to the living rooms of ordinary folk. Park City’s house concert scene has featured international folk star Erika Luckett and looping genius Arthur Lee Land, with an eclectic and impressive lineup in store for the summer.
Anyone with space to seat about 30 listeners is encouraged to contact Mountain Town Stages to host. Visit http://www.mountaintownstages.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, as well as current house concert locations and volunteer information. Concerts run from about 6 to 10 p.m. and usually include a potluck dinner before the show. A $20 donation and potluck contribution are suggested.
June 27: Spook Handy
July 15: Elephant Revival
July 18: Small House Potatoes
Sept. 27: Po’ Girl
More live music:
Park City nightclubs feature live music most nights of the week for partiers ages 21 and over. Membership fees or covers may apply. See http://www.parkcitylivemusic.com for a partial list or visit individual club Web sites:
Bistro 412: http://www.bistro412.com
Celsius Lounge: http://www.myspace.com/celsiuslounge
Harry O’s: http://www.harryos-pc.com
The Playground: http://www.parkcityplayground.com
The Spur: http://www.350main.com/thespur
The Sidecar: http://www.sidecarbar.com
The Star Bar: http://www.myspace.com/starbarpc
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