Park City Institute announces 2024 summer concert lineup

PARK CITY, Utah — While their February and March extravaganza is not over, the Park City Institute just announced the lineup for seven of their summer concerts. A few more are expected to be added later. Get ready to enjoy experimental country/folk/rock, Americana, classic rock, country, pop, pop rock and reggae.

July Concerts

July 9 – Blitzen Trapper

A Portland-based band, Blitzen Trapper is releasing their next album on May 17. Check out the first single from their new album “Cosmic Backseat Education” here. Ticket prices range from $35 to $ 55 and are available now.

Blitzen Trapper. Photo: Park City Institute

July 12 – Starship with Mickey Thomas and special guest Taylor Dayne.

Mickey Thomas made his mark in 1976 as lead vocalist on the mega-hit “Fooled Around And Fell In Love” with The Elvin Bishop Band. In 1979, Mickey joined Jefferson Starship as the lead vocalist, after the departure of Grace Slick and Marty Balin, and recorded a string of hits including “Jane,” “No Way Out,” “Find Your Way Back,” “Stranger” and “Layin It On The Line.”  Expect to hear hits from Starship and Jefferson Starship at Starship’s live performances, as well as a few selections from Jefferson Airplane as a nod to both bands’ beginnings.

Taylor Dayne is an American pop icon with Top 20 singles including number ones “Love Will Lead You Back,” “Prove Your Love” and “I’ll always Love You.” Taylor has sold over 75 million albums and singles worldwide, earned three GRAMMY nominations, an American Music Award, multiple New York Music Awards, received New York Music Hall of Fame honors and ranked as the Number 18 Female Dance artist of all time by Rolling Stone magazine.

Starship with Mickey Thomas. Photo: Park City Institute

July 19 – UB40 Red Red Wine Tour with special guests Inner Circle and Maxi Priest.

UB40 transcended their working-class origins to become the world’s most successful reggae band, selling over 100 million records and spending over a combined 11 years in the U.K. album charts. Get your tickets now.

Jason Scheff and Tommy DeCarlo. Photo: Park City Institute

July 20 – Lead Singers of Classic Rock

Listen to the hits of Chicago and Boston performed by their lead singers Jason Scheff and Tommy DeCarlo. They are joined by a top band of touring musicians.

July 24 – Randy Houser

This singer had five consecutive country radio hits and over five million singles sales after shifting to Stoney Creek Records.

Randy Houser. Photo: Park City Institute

August Concerts

Aug. 10 – Nitty Gritty Band Farewell Tour

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. Photo: Park City Institute

If you haven’t heard this powerhouse of Americana, don’t miss this chance to experience this 6-member lineup of the band. Founding member Jeff Hanna, harp master Jimmie Fadden (who joined in 1966), and soulful-voiced Bob Carpenter, who has more than 40 years of service in the ensemble, are joined by three newcomers. They are singer-songwriter-bass man Jim Photoglo, fiddle and mandolin wizard Ross Holmes, and Hanna’s son, the preternaturally talented singer and guitarist Jaime Hanna.

Aug. 24  –  Josh Turner

This country and gospel singer/songwriter’s “Time Is Love” was the biggest country hit of 2012 according to Billboard Year-End.

Josh Turner. Photo: Park City Institute

Buy your tickets for the July 9 Blitzen Trapper and July 19 UB40 Red Red Wine Tour now. Keep checking for tickets to the rest of the lineup. In the meantime, you can still pick up tickets for their winter series at the Eccles Center.

Canyons provides an even better stage and audience experience

The Park City Institute worked with Park City Mountain and the Canyons Village to provide what many are calling the best new outdoor concertgoing experience in Utah. This includes free parking, easy access, and bring-your-own picnic baskets including charcuterie, food and non-alcoholic beverages in factory-sealed plastic containers (32 oz. or less). You are welcome to bring empty, reusable water bottles e.g., Nalgene bottles, and aluminum bottles (32 oz. or less). Water stations will be available. In the general admission area on the hill, you can bring blankets and chairs that are less than nine inches high. In the reserved seating area, numbered chairs are provided. All bags may be subject to search.

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