Park City music festival will get you noticed

Posted By: The Ski Channel on December 1, 2009 10:57 am

Are you an independent musician who’s sick and tired of the corporate nature of the music industry? Want to get noticed for your artistic prowess instead of your face/breasts/hair?

Park City will be the site for the inaugural Orion Independent Music Festival, one week before the Sundance Film Festival. Sundance gets filmmakers noticed, Orion gets musicians noticed. Salt Lake City musician Steffon Olsen created this festival. Here’s what he had to say: “I’ve grown frustrated by the music industry’s general lack of interest in the art of music while it becomes more focused on profits and artistic control,” Olsen explains. “Music is on the cusp of a revolution thanks to the internet empowering the independent artist with the ability to self-promote. Our mission is to create an annual forum in Park City for independent acts to be discovered.”

Besides being heard by hundreds and hundreds of admirers, record label representatives and internet marketing moguls will be in attendance, listening to you.

Why hold the event in Park City? “Park City has a great track record of hosting high caliber events and offers an unrivaled international stage for these artists,“ says Olson. “Its charming ski town setting will give this music festival a unique character. The proximity of the Main St. venues to each other makes it easy for people to see multiple performances each night, and we expect to take the après-ski experience to a whole new level.”

Opening ceremonies will be on January 14th at Park City’s historic Egyptian Theater. Get your wristbands (needed for entry) at for $40, or pay $5 at the door for individual showcases.