Park City, UT – Outdoor concerts will return this summer to Deer Valley Resort’s Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater. Park City locals and visitors have come to expect a full repertoire of musical performances, including Utah Symphony | Utah Opera’s Deer Valley Music Festival, the Park City Performing Arts Foundation St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights Outdoor Concert Series, the Frontier Bank Community Concert Series presented by Mountain Town Music, and select shows produced by First Tracks Entertainment (FTE) and United Concerts. And now the ski resort is offering special summer lodging packages to accommodate concert goers.
The Deer Valley Music Festival, presented by Utah Symphony | Utah Opera, runs from July 17 to August 14 and encompasses a month-long celebration of music, featuring performances of classical and pops at Deer Valley’s Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater, Chamber Orchestra and guest chamber performances at Park City’s St. Mary’s Church and salon events in Deer Valley area homes, where guests will hear and meet artists. 2010 Deer Valley Music Festival performances include: Ben Folds with the Utah Symphony on July 17, Disney in Concert on July 23, Ted Calcara and New Deal Swing on July 24, An American Salute with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir on July 30, Bravo Broadway: Broadway Divas! on July 31, 1812 Overture on August 6, Randy Travis with the Utah Symphony on August 7, Mark O’Connor with the Utah Symphony on August 13 and Music of Led Zeppelin with the Utah Symphony on August 14. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. For ticket information, call the Utah Symphony box office at 801-355-ARTS (2787) or visit www.deervalleymusicfestival.org. Tickets are also sold at Deer Valley Signatures or Etc. stores.
The St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights Outdoor Concert Series, presented by Park City Performing Arts Foundation, will also be held at Deer Valley’s Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater this summer. This summer’s lineup includes OneRepublic on July 4, Wynonna Judd on July 20; Michael McDonald on August 8, Earth Wind & Fire on August 20 and Ryan Bingham, Crooked Still and Sara Watkins on September 6. All shows are at 7 p.m., except Ryan Bingham on September 6, which begins at 6 p.m. For information, please call the Park City Performing Arts Foundation at 435-655-3114 or visit ecclescenter.org.
Utah-based United Concerts will also present the B.B. King Blues Festival featuring B.B. King, Al Green and Buddy Guy on August 24 and the Avett Brothers with Gov’t Mule on September 3. For more information, visit www.uconcerts.com.
Michael Franti & Spearhead with Jimmy Cliff will perform on July 27, presented by First Tracks Entertainment (FTE). Tickets go on sale May 17 at 10 a.m. For more information, visit www.franticliff.com.
Deer Valley welcomes the Frontier Bank Community Concert Series presented by Mountain Town Music for a seventh summer season. Ample parking, easy access and the sizeable grassy seating area make this concert series a staple of Park City’s weekly summer social life. The event is free and features local musical acts every Wednesday night, June 23 to September 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. This year’s lineup is: Motherlode Canyon Band on June 23, Lash LaRue on June 30, George Gregory Band on July 7, Matt Lewis Band on July 14, Wisebird on July 21, Jeanne Rettos on July 28, Bryon Friedman on August 4, Mana Poly All-Stars on August 11, Ryan Hiller on August 18, Shaky Trade on August 25 and Radius on September 1. Picnics and dancing are welcome, but dogs are not permitted. For more information, see mountaintownmusic.org.
Utah Symphony | Utah Opera’s Deer Valley Music Festival Package offers a concert evening for two, including tickets for two to a show and one night’s lodging with rates starting at $155 per night. Guests who buy two nights and a show will receive the second night’s lodging at 50 percent off. This concert package is also available for the Park City Performing Arts Center’s Big Stars, Bright Nights series and United Concerts’ shows. To complement your evening, guests may add a Deer Valley Gourmet Picnic Basket to any of the concert packages. See www.deervalley.com for details.