Park City Institute Presents - The Ann Wilson Thing - December 31, 2015

December 11 2015

PARK CITY, UT – Known worldwide as the Grammy-winning, lead singer for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Heart, Ann Wilson is also unleashing her powerhouse vocals on her first ever solo tour. Hard rock’s “barracuda” rings in the New Year at The Eccles Center as The Ann Wilson Thing. Show starts at 8 p.m., December 31. Tickets and information are available via the box office, 435-655-3114 or online at  

The powerful singer and songwriter behind such hits as “Crazy on You” and “Barracuda” (and more than 35 million in record sales) presents a New Year’s Eve show comprised of songs with personal meaning. Wilson’s instantly recognizable vocals and talent as a lyrical interpreter bring songs written by such legends as Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Buffalo Springfield, Bob Dylan, Peter Gabriel to life by “cranking up some killer tunes with pure passion!” (Classic Rock Revisited).

The Ann Wilson Thing’s debut EP (released this past fall) showcases the artist’s renaissance as she covers an array of rock icons – plus a bluesy original penned with her guitarist, Craig Bartock. And, as 100% Rock Magazine puts it, “Wilson nails it.”

“Ann Wilson is tremendous – as a vocalist and as an artist honing an ever-evolving craft,” says PCI executive director Teri Orr. “She and her band bring such energy and incredible performance to the stage. What a perfect – and, yes, bluesy and rockin’ – way to celebrate the New Year! 



Park City Institute presents The Ann Wilson Thing at The George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Center for the Performing Arts (1750 Kearns Blvd., Park City) on December 31, 2015. Tickets range from $45 - $185 (20-percent discount for seniors, ½ price tickets for children ages 16 and under; $5 seats are available in the Copper Section for Summit County students (K-12). Platinum seats include a special New Year’s Eve reception. Tickets and information are available at The Eccles Center box office, 435-655-3114 or


* PRESS: Please contact Jane Gendron for interview requests, review tickets and press information, or 435-640-3315.

Upcoming Park City Institute Events:


Eileen Ivers Christmas (Dec. 12, 2015)

DIAVOLO | Architecture in Motion (Dec. 28 & 29, 2015)

The Ann Wilson Thing (Dec. 31, 2015)

PCI / SNS “Future In review” Speaker Series: Bibop Gresta (Jan. 8, 2016)

Backstage with the Creators of “Invisible Thread” (Jan. 9, 2016)

An Evening with Dr. BJ Miller (Jan. 16, 2016)

PCI / SNS “Future In review” Speaker Series: Christopher Clark (Feb. 5, 2016)

Reinventing Radio:  Ira Glass (Feb. 6, 2016)

San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus (Feb. 13, 2016)

Railroad Earth (Feb. 20, 2016)

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company (Mar. 5, 2016)

Grupo Corpo (Mar. 19, 2016)

PCI / SNS “Future In review” Speaker Series: Leah Boyer (Mar. 25, 2016)

Spoken Word with Sarah Kay and Phil Kaye (Mar. 26, 2016)

Ruthie Foster (Apr. 2, 2016)

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Co. (Apr. 9, 2016)

Imagination Movers (Apr. 16, 2016)





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 will embark on its 13th season of headliner concerts at Deer Valley Resort next 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 past 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. 




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