Park City Institute Adds Sam Palladio To Its Labor Day Weekend Show NASHVILLE CAFE

Park City Institute announced the addition of singer and musician Sam Palladio, to the 2018 St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights Concert Series' Labor Day weekend show, Nashville Café. Palladio completes a lineup with his co-stars from the CMT hit series, "Nashville," Chris Carmack and Chip Esten. The performance will be held at Quinn's Junction Sports Complex Fields. The evening will include a mix of solo and collaborative sets.

"Our big country show, celebrating Labor Day Weekend, just got bigger," said PCI Executive Director Teri Orr. "Sam Palladio is a great performer - joining two fellow talented musicians, Chris Carmack and Chip Esten. They will make us all feel like we're part of Nashville, for just one night."

In addition to his work on the series, Nashville (as Gunnar Scott), Palladio had a recurring role on the Showtime series Episodes. He has recorded eleven singles, including "If I Didn't Know Better," with Claire Bowen, and "It Ain't Yours to Throw Away," both of which charted on Billboard's Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles. While he didn't necessarily consider himself a singer before Nashville, he said playing music was the most rewarding part of his role. "The music is always the most exciting and the most fun," he said. "To be given new music and find the best way to sing-it's a challenge!"

Carmack (Nashville's Will Lexington), contributed numerous tracks to the series soundtrack, and released a solo EP, "Pieces of You." Rolling Stone praised his "greasy guitar licks, and soulful yearning voice." Esten (Nashville's Deacon Claybourne), is an accomplished comedian, actor and singer, who has released four country-charting singles with his Nashville co-stars, including Connie Britton, Claire Bowen, and Hayden Panettiere. He has performed at the Grand Old Opry and the historic Ryman Auditorium.

The schedule for the 2018 St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights Concert Series is:

Los Lonely Boys (July 3)-brothers Henry, Jojo and Ringo Garza-bring their trademarked, Grammy-winning, "Texican Rock", in a return to our outdoor stage. Praised by the Austin Chronicle for "electrifying performances," Los Lonely Boys deliver bluesy rock, with songs that explore life's big messages: compassion, transgression, truth-and love. "Los Lonely Boys believes love is real, no matter how hard times may seem," says Jojo Garza. "The more we keep bringing it up and talking about it, the more it's going to raise that level of consciousness, across the globe."

Grace Potter (July 13)-the singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, returns to the stage with her "Ooh La La," indie rock chops and powerhouse vocals. Whether performing with her band "The Nocturnals," or solo, Potter's energy and skill are at the forefront of American folk rock. "You can't shake the rock and roll out of me," she said. "You could try but all you would get is a bag of bones." Potter has played with everyone from Kenny Chesney (their duet, "You and Tequila," was nominated for a GRAMMY award), to The Flaming Lips to the Rolling Stones. Don't miss the artist NPR calls, "a blast."

Chris Blue (July 23)-his soul, funk, and gospel inspired music caught the ear of The Voice coach, Alicia Keys, and carried him to a win. The singer and showman earned praise from The Washington Post for his "stunning voice and charisma," and by USA Today, for his "dancing prowess," and "explosive performance style," Blue will take the stage with a mix of originals and covers, stamped with his own imprint. Of his performances, Blue says, "I am in the 'hope dealing' business. I want to give the world hope, so people walk away with hope in their relationships, their loved ones, and themselves. I want them to be inspired."

Lucia Micarelli & Joshua Roman (August 5)-With an evening of genre-defying string alchemy, legendary violinist, singer and actress (Tremé), returns to the St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights stage, joined by cellist and TED fellow, Joshua Roman. "I think my show has sort of evolved into a personal journey of music, of my work so far," Micarelli said. Roman is known for his wide-ranging repertoire, and an improvisational and versatile performance style. He has been called, "a musician of imagination and expressive breadth," by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Roman is credited with bringing a fresh approach to classical music, and will collaborate with Micarelli to create a show that will challenge the expectations of "string things".

Corinne Bailey Rae (August 10)-best known for her global hits, "Put Your Records On," and "Like a Star," from her 2006 debut album, Bailey Rae has a GRAMMY to her name, among other honors. She has performed globally, with legends of soul, jazz and R&B. She has performed with Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter, played everywhere from New Orleans to Singapore, Hollywood to Glastonbury. Her music inspires audiences all over the world.

Don Felder (August 11)- Legendary rock musician, songwriter, and former Eagles member, Felder brings his masterful guitar skills to our stage, for the first time. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member played with the Eagles for 27 years, originating the music for, and co-writing, the band's biggest hit, "Hotel California," along with "Victim of Love," and "Those Shoes." His lyrical guitar style leaves his signature on hits including "One of These Nights," and "New Kid in Town," among many others. Of his two solo albums, Felder said, "I don't write in a specific genre," making his live shows a mix of rock and roll comfort food, and discovery songs that leave their own imprint.

Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers (August 16)-Piano jams. Dulcimer. And, oh yes, the mandolin. The blend of classical, jazz, bluegrass, folk, Motown, gospel, rock, blues takes on a life of its own, when Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers return to our stage, with their seemingly endless jams. Multiple GRAMMY-winner, Hornsby, has performed and collaborated with Eric Clapton, Ricky Scaggs, The Grateful Dead, and inspired-and been inspired by-a new generation of alt-rock musicians. "The most spontaneous aspects of our shows occur when a song becomes reinvented," Hornsby said. "Or I turn one song into another, or I make-up new words. Or I'll just cut the band off and go into a new section that I'm making up in the moment, and then they'll come play it with me."

The Wallflowers (August 24)-With a new album, "Glad all Over," and over 25 years of hits ("One Headlight," "Sixth Avenue Heartache"), American Songwriter called their music, "lyrically challenging, tightly produced and played roots rock and roll." The the two-time GRAMMY award-winning band's iconic style is often credited for providing a backbone to American blues rock.

Tickets for all shows are on sale online at parkcityinstitute.org, by phone 435-655-3114, or in person at the Box Office, inside the Eccles Center, 1750 Kearns Boulevard, at Park City High School, moving June 4 to The Mega-Genius Supply Store, 435 Swede Alley, behind Main Street. In addition to single ticket sales, a ten-punch pass will be available to all members, which will be valid for one year from date of purchase, for concerts throughout the summer, and during the Eccles Center Main Stage Season. The price of the punch pass is $420. Ticket prices for the 2018 St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights Summer Concert Series, are as follows: Lawn seats $49, reserved tickets $89.

Membership and sponsorship information can be found at parkctiyinstitute.org, or by calling the box office at 435-655-3114



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