Bacon Brothers to Open St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights Concerts, 6/28
Sizzle. Sizzle. Sizzle. The Bacon Brothers cut loose as they kick off the St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights summer series on June 28. The band's charismatic front men - actor Kevin (The Following, Apollo 13, Mystic River, Footloose...) and Emmy award-winning composer Michael - put on a show that seamlessly blends hard-charging tunes with mellow, country-folk ballads. Concert starts at 7 p.m. (gates open at 5:30 p.m.) at Deer Valley Resort's Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater. Lawn tickets are available (reserved seating is sold out).
The sibling duo first ventured into the rock star realm for a benefit concert in 1994. Since then, they have regularly ditched their "day jobs" to perform sold out shows from New York to Los Angeles. The Bacon Brothers have opened for The Band, performed alongside the likes of Shania Twain and Wyclef Jean and released eight CDs.
Both Philadelphia-bred brothers sing, write songs and play the guitar. Kevin adds harmonica and percussion to the mix and Michael (an acclaimed composer for film and television) shows off his classical training on the cello. The tunes they compose have garnered praise and fans. As Rolling Stone puts it, "Kevin and his brother Michael can actually write and play some intelligent and cathartic songs. Really!"
The Bacon Brothers - Kevin, Michael, Paul Guzzone (bass and vocals), Frank Vilardi (drums) and Ira Siegel (electric guitar) - have twice graced The Eccles Center for sold out shows. They return to Park City for an outdoor concert at Deer Valley Resort that promises to cross genres and, well, sizzle. And, yes, a self-deprecating, full-throttle rendition of "Footloose" will most likely round out the folk, rock, country and Philly soul.
All St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights concerts take place at Deer Valley Resort's Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater. Lawn and reserved tickets as well as summer season punch cards are available at the Park City Institute Box Office at The Mega Genius Supply Store and IQ HQ (435 Swede Alley, Park City), via phone at 435-655-3114 or online at www.bigstarsbrightnightsConcerts.org. General Admission tickets may also be purchased at Deer Valley Signatures stores located at 625 Main Street and Silver Lake Village or Deer Valley Etc. in Snow Park Lodge (please call 435-649-1000 or 800-424-3337 for store hours); The King's English Bookshop (Salt Lake City); and Hugo Coffee (inside Park City's Visitor Center). Discounted tickets are available for children (under age 16) as well as seniors (age 62 and older).
Gates open 90-minutes before show time. Coolers are permitted and a nine-inch chair height restriction (i.e. you shouldn't be able to roll a basketball under the seat) is enforced. Concerts will be held rain or shine.