The ever-popular St. Regis 2019 Big Stars Bright Nights marks the 16th consecutive season of summer concerts presented by the Park City Institute, the organization committed to enriching the community by providing innovative experiences to entertain, educate and illuminate.
Executive Director Teri Orr calls this summer’s concert series “an inside job.” Presenting the season inside at the Eccles Center ensures that neither the artists nor the audience will have to worry about inclement weather.
In addition, by moving indoors to the venue the Park City Institute knows best, there will comfortable seats, Dolby sound, state-of-the art lighting and free parking. All in all, this change in venue will make for the most intimate summer concert experience in Park City. Orr explains, “You’re going to be in the right space.”
Music lovers are excited. Instead of the music being background, they will hear every note and every lyric.
This summer, the lineup is host to an eclectic group of performers and a wide range of musical genres and styles. Country music sensations, The Brothers Osborne start the season on Sunday, July 7th.
Orr is delighted to present the Punch Brothers on Tuesday, July 30th. Since 2001 when Nickel Creek, a group of underage performers, arrived at the Eccles, some version of The Punch Brothers graced the stage each year. Now, Chris Thile, American mandolinist, MacArthur fellow, and host of Live from Here, will be back—telling stories and playing music.
On Tuesday, August 13th, the legendary Taj Mahal Quartet along with Marc Cohn and special guest vocalists, Blind Boys of Alabama take over the stage.
Then, Gone West, featuring Colbie Caillat, harmonizes on Friday, August 16th.
After rocking the country Coachella in Palm Springs, the summer wraps up with CAM on Saturday, August 24th.
Proceeds from the series support year-round student outreach programs including dance, theater, speaker and music workshops.