Park City Institute Announces Lineup For The 2018 St Regis Big Stars Bright Nights Concert Series

Park City Institute Announces Lineup For The 2018 St Regis Big Stars Bright Nights Concert Series

Park City Institute Executive Director Teri Orr, tonight, announced the 2018 St Regis Big Stars Bright Nights Concert Series. The announcement marks the 15th consecutive season of outdoor concerts presented by the Institute. The venue for this summer's series of shows, will be confirmed in May.

"We are excited to present our signature mix of legendary and emerging talent, in a new and different way" Orr said. "Our shows will "pop up," making each night unique, while still delivering the quality experience that has become part of the fabric of our community, over 15 summers."

Opening the season with a little slice of "Heaven," 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 that 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."

Singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, Grace Potter (July 13), 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."

Winner of 2017's Season 12 of The Voice, R&B pop artist Chris Blue, delivers music inspired by soul, funk and gospel, July 23. 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-who was coached by Alicia Keys on The Voice-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."

Legendary violinist, singer and actress, Lucia Micarelli (August 5), returns to the St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights stage, just as her critically-acclaimed PBS Special, "An Evening with Lucia Micarelli," hits the KUED airwaves. "I think my show has sort of evolved into a personal journey of music, of my work so far. And because I've met so many people in all these different genres and fallen in love with all this music, the show ends up being this crazy mix - just kind of a really wide mix of things." The Treme star is a force-touring and collaborating with artists like Josh Groban, Chris Botti, Jethro Tull, playing everything from classical to jazz, to Americana. Expect an exciting and eclectic romp through genres, from the performer The Wall Street Journal called, "a violinist of heart-melting talent." Joining her for the evening is cellist, composer and, TED Senior Fellow, Joshua Roman. Known for his wide-ranging repertoire, and an improvisational and versatile performance style, Roman has been called, "a musician of imagination and expressive breadth," by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. He 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 classical music.

TBA (August 10)

Legendary rock musician, songwriter, and former Eagles member, Don Felder (August 11), 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.

Piano jams. Dulcimer. And, oh yes, the mandolin. That blend of classical, jazz, bluegrass, folk, Motown, gospel, rock, blues that takes on a life of its own. Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers (August 16) bring it all home, as they 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."

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

Two stars (with a third to be confirmed) of CMT's hit series Nashville, come together for a night of country music. Chris Carmack and Chip Esten (September 2)-will close our 2018 St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights Summer Season with a mix of solo and collaborative sets, featuring their work as recording artists. Carmack (Nashville's Will), 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 (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.

Tickets for all shows will go on sale to members and sponsors of the Park City Institute, April 27, and to the general public on May 1. 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. Prices for the punch pass start at $420. Ticket prices for the 2018 St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights Summer Concert Series, are as follows: Lawn seats start at $49, reserved tickets start at $89. Aside from a $1.00 handling fee for tickets fulfilled by mail, the Park City Institute does not charge any additional fees for its tickets.

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

Park City Institute is a non-profit organization, dedicated to bringing world-class performances and new ideas to the community. Since 1998, PCI has presented internationally renowned and cutting edge musicians, actors, authors, comedians, dancers, speakers and film at The George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Center for the Performing Arts (a joint-use facility with the Park City School District). The organization will embark on its 15th season of headliner concerts next summer. PCI is dedicated to introducing young people to the arts through free student outreach workshops, shows and demonstrations. Since 2010, PCI has offered a free after-school literacy program to students in grades one through 12 at the thinky and engaging retail-fronted tutoring hub, the Mega-Genius Supply Store and IQ HQ (located at 435 Swede Alley in Old Town). The organization continues to illuminate with Curiosities evenings and the Saints and Sinners Ball

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