What’s your music style? Rock, pop, classical, reggae, indie, folk, bluegrass, country? All of the above?
Whatever style(s) of music you like, we’ve got it for you. And in fact, we might even combine two of your favorites (The B-52s with the Utah Symphony or how about the music of David Bowie with the symphony?).
When you first hear “symphony,” you might think that there couldn’t be anything more old, boring, or dawdy, but you’re wrong. The Utah Symphony is: first of all, amazing and second of all, they are not boring.
Starting in July, the symphony reworks some of your favorite artists’ music in a new and exciting way. We weren’t joking when we said the classical instruments will be taking on the music of the B-52s and David Bowie for the summer of 2016. They’ll also be accompanying Broadway stars (Matthew Morrison (from Glee) and Doug LaBrecque). You can see the whole lineup here.
Bring a blanket, (low-backed) chairs, a picnic, and plenty of wine. The Deer Valley Music Festival is a highlight of the summer for every Park City local and it will only take one night out under the stars listening to great, live music to understand why.
If we haven’t convinced you that the symphony is a good time, there are plenty of other outdoor concerts happening this summer at Deer Valley that leave the flutes and violins at home. Jewel, Kip Moore, Squirrel Nut Zippers, and Emmylou Harris are just a few of the big names coming to our small, mountain town. Full lineup here.
Would you like to view these shows from the comfort of your home? Black Diamond Lodge and Trails End Lodge sit adjacent to the venue. Let us know if you’d like to hear about available properties within sight and hearing distance of the Snow Park Amphitheater.
And if you think nothing goes better together than country music and the summer heat and you still want to be outside, theUSANA amphitheater in West Valley is your go-to. Pretty much every major, country star that’s touring in 2016 will be stopping in for a show. And just to keep things interesting, Marilyn Manson and the Doobie Brothers will also be making a visit this year. Don’t worry, they’re playing on different nights!
The final, outdoor venue to hit up this summer is Red Butte Garden. The amphitheater is nestled among (you guessed it) gardens that sit in the foothills, overlooking Salt Lake Valley, and this year, they have one of the best lineups we’ve seen yet. Between Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Ben Harper, and The Avett Brothers, your indie-coffee-shop style is covered. Or if you want to listen to music that has stood the test of time, The Monkees, Boz Scaggs, Willie Nelson, and Tears For Fears will be at Red Butte this summer too. Just like Deer Valley, don’t forget your picnic basket and adult beverage of choice. One final tip: get your tickets early. These shows tend to sell out quickly.
Of course, if you’re looking to get away from any semblance of quaint or backwoodsy, and your tastes lean more towards Rihanna, Maroon 5, Paul Simon, Macklemore, Twenty One Pilots, Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas, or Coldplay, we’ve got you covered there too. Tickets for almost all shows in the Salt Lake area can be bought on SmithsTix.
One Last Tip: Another helpful tool to find out what’s going on (specifically in Park City) is a new app called “Suggest It.” You can see what’s happening every day throughout town, from concerts, to farmer’s markets, to races, to volunteer events.