Change is the only constant in life. Celebrating 20 years at the Eccles Center and 15 years of producing outdoor summer concerts, the Park
City Institute has navigated plenty of changes with artists, venues and performances. This year they will take the summer concert series on the road in pop-up format.

The ever-popular St. Regis Big Stars Bright Nights concert series, produced by the Park City Institute is changing, moving off the mountain and into the heart of Park City—at the Quinn’s Junction Sports Complex.

While change can be challenging, Teri Orr, the executive director of the Park City Institute, and her team are ready. Having booked nine world-class acts between July 3rd and September 2nd, the Park City Institute is working on staging.

Staging will be different at this venue. The Park City Institute will either build or rent a stage for each concert. Th is change brings new opportunities for guests, artists, and food vendors. No longer restricted to food at the venue, the Park City Institute will invite local food trucks to serve up snacks and dinner. With only 2,500 guests at each concert, this will be a much more intimate venue.

Sponsorships are still available. Sponsor benefits include VIP ticketing with reception passes, acknowledgement and recognition on advertising materials, and reserved parking. Members of the Park City Institute still have the option of early entrance.

The Park City Institute chooses programs that cross the generations and provide family fun. Ericha Oberg notes, “We are excited to be able to walk and bike from our home to the venue this year.” Her daughter, Claire, a high school student, is looking forward to seeing Grace Potter. Ericha and her husband are anxious to see The Wallflowers. Ericha jokes, “You can figure out the decade we were all born by our band choices.”

Proceeds from the St. Regis Big Stars Bright Nights summer concerts support year-round student outreach with performers for students all over the Wasatch Back. Locals know that The Park City Institute provides innovative experiences to “entertain, educate and illuminate.” These experiences include TEDxYouth Park City, TEDxWomen, free tickets for underserved populations, and the Mega-Genius IQ HQ (free tutoring program).

This summer, do what the St. Regis did—hit the road with the Park City Institute and enjoy the big stars and the bright nights out at the Quinn’s Junction Sport Complex.

SOURCEJulie Hooker
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