DEER VALLEY, Utah — Boyz II Men, the multi-platinum award-winning R&B group, rocked Deer Valley on Saturday night when they appeared alongside the Utah Symphony as part of Deer Valley’s Summer Music Festival Series. Over 4,000 Utahns attended the event, which was hosted at the Snow Park Amphitheater.
On Saturday at 7:30 p.m., the Utah Symphony, who were supporting the R&B trio throughout the night, performed a magnificent instrumental as the event got underway. Shawn Stockman, a member of Boyz II Men, made a few brief remarks after the Symphony’s instrumental.
“Think of this as a concert, folks, not your typical orchestra,” Stockman said to the crowd. “If you want to dance, dance. If you want to stand up and scream, scream. I want everyone to let loose and have a good time tonight.”
Following Stockman’s remarks, the ensemble performed ‘on bended knee,’ one of their classic songs. Boyz II Men played their timeless hit as the crowd of over 4,000 rose to their feet.
“Are you having a good time Salt Lake?” Stockman asked the crowd after a song. He was corrected by a couple of women near the stage, and the R&B group began to correctly address the crowd as Park City for the remainder of the evening.
Following the announcement of Deer Valley’s new outside alcohol policy, local beer and wine were for sale at multiple tents near the crowd. While attendees can no longer bring in their own alcohol, they are still able to bring in their own snacks, chairs, and blankets.
The Snow Park Amphitheater is located behind the Snow Park Lodge, on the bottom of the slope used as the bunny hill during the ski season. The elevation from where people sit and stand provides a perfect venue on a summer night. The surrounding mountains and scenery are visible behind the stage, which provides a beautiful backdrop.