PARK CITY, UT – Soulful R&B singer/songwriter Aloe Blacc has topped the charts (most notably global mega-hit “Wake Me Up”) and crossed genres – from rap to soul to folk to pop and beyond – with finesse as well as a rare ability to address social issues with refreshing optimism. The Grammy-nominated Blacc wraps up the final St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights concert of the summer on Sunday, September 6. Concert starts at 7 p.m. All St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights concerts take place at Deer Valley Resort’s Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater. Concert tickets and information available at Park City Institute’s box office, 435-655-3114, or online at www.BigStarsBrightNightsConcerts.org
“Hailed as an artist with vision and a songwriter with limitless potential,” (Billboard), Blacc brings relevance to old-school soul. The rapper-turned-singer-songwriter (and trumpeter) is best known for delivering the stirring vocals to Avicii’s worldwide smash “Wake Me Up.” He also created the Billboard-topping “I Need a Dollar” (which became the theme song for HBO’s “How to Make it in America”) as well as the self-affirming hit “The Man.” The oft fedora-sporting folk/pop/soul singer blends joyful tunes with eye-opening, poetic lyrics.
A Southern California native born to Panamanian parents, Blacc initially broke into the hip-hop scene during high school as a rapper in the duo Emanon. He went solo in 2003 with his debut “Shine Through.” His sophomore effort, “Good Things” lived up to its name as it went gold around the globe with hits including “Loving You is Killing Me” and “I Need a Dollar.” His third solo album, “Lift Your Spirit” delved further into a folk-inflected, hip-hop edged, pop-and-soul-filled groove.
“Aloe Blacc is a Renaissance man,” according to The Washington Post. He’s an artist, a businessman (he spent a post University of Southern California graduation stint in the corporate world) and he doesn’t shy away from political activism. His music delves into serious issues, such as homelessness and inequality, while still maintaining feel-good vibe.
“This concert is the perfect way to end an incredible summer season,” says PCI executive director Teri Orr. “Aloe Blacc delivers high-energy, lyrical, meaningful songs. And he leaves us with hope.”
All St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights concerts take place at Deer Valley Resort’s Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater. Shows start at 7 p.m. (gates open at 5:30 p.m.) Tickets may be purchased via phone at 435-655-3114, online at www.BigStarsBrightNightsConcerts.org or at Park City Institute’s Box Office (located at 435 Swede Alley in the Mega-Genius Supply store and IQHQ for the summer). Lawn tickets may also be purchased at the New Park Mega-Genius location (1153 Center Drive, Suite G-230); Hugo Coffee (1794 Olympic Pkwy); The King’s English Bookshop (1511 South 1500 East, Salt Lake City); the Deer Valley Signatures stores located at 625 Main Street and Silver Lake Village and Deer Valley Etc. in Snow Park Lodge (please call 435-649-1000 for Deer Valley store hours).
Gates open 90-minutes before show time. Coolers are permitted and a nine-inch chair height restriction (i.e. you shouldn't be able to roll a basketball under the seat) is enforced. Concerts will be held rain or shine.
Upcoming Shows & Pricing
The Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes and Tonino Baliardo
August 22, 2015
Lawn seating: $45
Reserved seating: $65 and $85
August 29, 2015
Lawn seating: $40
Reserved seating: $55 and $75
September 6, 2015
Lawn seating: $45
Reserved seating: $65 and $85
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ENTERTAINING, EDUCATING AND ILLUMINATING SINCE 1998
Park City Institute is a non-profit organization, dedicated to bringing world-class performances and new ideas to the community. Since 1998, PCI has presented internationally renowned and cutting edge musicians, actors, authors, comedians, dancers, speakers and film at The George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Center for the Performing Arts (a joint-use facility with the Park City School District). The organization is presenting its 12th season of headliner concerts at Deer Valley Resort this summer. PCI is dedicated to introducing young people to the arts through free student outreach workshops, shows and demonstrations. They proudly launched the Mega-Genius Supply Store and IQ HQ - an after school literacy program and very thinky retail store - in January 2010 and recently opened a second Mega-Genius retail shop in New Park this spring. And the organization continues to illuminate with TEDx events, Curiosities evenings and the Park City Institute / Strategic News Service Future in Review Speaker Series.