PARK CITY, UT (May 2016) – Summer is heating up at Park City Mountain Resort and the annual Park City Summer Concert Series is returning to the Mountain Stage at Canyons Village on Saturday, July 2. Park City announced the full lineup of performers today which features a variety of genres and bands including The Wailers, Bright Light Social Hour and Robert Ellis & The Perfect Strangers. The free, outdoor concerts series kicks off on July 2 with a performance by funk band Analog Son and will run on select Saturdays through September 3.
In addition to the summer concert series, Park City will host its annual 4th of July Celebration and fireworks show on Monday, July 4 at the Park City Base Area following the annual 4th of July parade on Main Street. The celebration will feature live music, activities, food and a spectacular fireworks show.
Park City’s Summer Concerts will take place at 6:00 p.m. on the Mountain Stage at Canyons Village. Guests are welcome to bring their own blankets and picnics while they enjoy the summer sun and music. A full lineup of concert dates and performers is listed below. For more information on summer concerts and events at Park City visit www.parkcitymountain.com/events.
2016 Park City Summer Concert Series Lineup:
Saturday, July 2: Analog Son
One of our favorite new funk bands, Analog Son, ties a wide range of jazz influences with a beat that will keep your head bouncing along through every song. The sizzling musical melting pot the group is stirring up is certainly is one funky force to be reckoned with. Get your groove on as they take the Mountain Stage and commence our Summer Concert Series.
Saturday, July 16: The Wailers
Known best for pioneering roots rock reggae alongside global icon Bob Marley, The Wailers are considered by fans to be the greatest exponents of Jamaica's reggae tradition. With a fresh excitement in each show that continues to attract enthusiastic audiences from around the world, The Wailers have played to an estimated 24 million people. See them for yourself and witness the group believed to be one of the last, great reggae institutions.
Saturday, July 30: Robert Ellis & The Perfect Strangers
Coming out of Houston, Texas with a robust sense of musical adventurousness, Robert Ellis crafts what has been called an impeccably structured sound—one that exists outside of neat categorization. Although listeners can hear traces of Joni Mitchell and Paul Simon, Ellis’ use of basic country elements, like his soulful twang and fearless storytelling, coupled with jazzy chord voicings and shredded guitar lines, separate him from the rest. Get a taste of his diverse sound when he takes to the Mountain Stage.
Saturday, Aug 27: Bright Light Social Hour
Influenced by genres such as hard rock, R&B, electronica and pop, Bright Light Social Hour conjures a bold new version of psychedelic music. Their unique conjuring is displayed on their second album, which was released last year, “Space is Still the Place.” On this illusionary record and at the band’s performances, listeners find some songs that mirror harsh truths with guitars and blues energy, while the group's other dreamier electronic-influenced moments are about escaping those dark realities. Come hear this vibrant group and learn why they were named “Band of the Year” at SXSW in 2011.
Saturday, Sept 3: Smooth Hound Smith
Established in 2012, and currently based in East Nashville, TN, Smooth Hound Smith records and performs a varied yet distinctive style of folky, garage-infused rhythm & blues. The foot stompin' American roots duo is comprised of "one-man-band" Zack Smith who plays guitar, foot drums, harmonica, banjo, and sings, as well as Caitlin Doyle who sings and plays percussion. Revel in their modern interpretation of early blues, soul, and rock 'n' roll at the final concert in our Summer Series!
About Park City Mountain Resort
Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Resort combined in the summer of 2015 to create the largest single ski and snowboard resort in the United States. In addition to fresh mountain air, Park City offers an expansive variety of summer adventures and events, luxury accommodations, gourmet dining, scenic gondola rides, breathtaking hikes, an expansive array of mountain bike trails and live music concerts. Park City is an easily accessible, world-class mountain destination located in an authentic and historic western town. For more information visit www.parkcitymountain.com.
About Vail Resorts
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. The Company’s subsidiaries operate nine world-class mountain resorts and three urban ski areas, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Perisher in Australia; Afton Alps in Minnesota, Mt. Brighton in Michigan and Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin. The Company owns and/or manages a collection of casually elegant hotels under the RockResorts brand, as well as the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning and development subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com.