2019 St. Regis Big Stars Bright Nights Concert Series
Park City Institute presents the 2019 St. Regis Big Stars Bright Nights Concert Series. This year marks the 16th consecutive season of summer concerts presented by the Institute. The season will be presented on the Eccles Center stage, in Park City.
“This summer, our music scene is an inside job,” Park City Institute Executive Director Teri Orr says. “We are presenting these concerts in the place we know best, with Dolby sound and state-of-the-art lighting, comfortable seats—and plenty of free parking.”
The Institute continues to work on creating a new outdoor home for the concert series. “It was a goal we had for this summer, but the great winter weather and shortened construction season - have delayed it,” Orr adds. "For now, being in the Eccles Center allows the community to gather in our world-class facility to see friends, hear great music, and support the free outreach programs we provide to students in the winter.”
The lineup for the season features a wide variety of musical genres and styles, from country to rock, pop to blues, with legendary and emerging performers, who thrill audiences all over the world.
Listen below to our “Sounds of Summer” playlist:
Tuesday July 30th, 2019
The quintet of mandolinist Chris Thile, guitarist Chris Eldridge, bassist Paul Kowert, banjoist Noam Pikelny and violinist Gabe Witcher, have garnered praise for their music, since forming in 2006. Its members have performed, in various combinations and iterations, in five PCI shows, since 2001 "With enthusiasm and experimentation, Punch Brothers take bluegrass to its next evolutionary stage, drawing equal inspiration from the brain and the heart." (The Washington Post). Their latest album, All Ashore, won the 2019 Grammy for Folk Album of the year. Thile now also serves as the host of the weekly popular NPR entertainment show- Live From Here. Click here to learn more about the Punch Brothers
Taj Mahal Quartet, and Marc Cohn featuring special guest vocalists Blind Boys of Alabama
Tuesday August 13th, 2019
Taj Mahal Quartet, and Marc Cohn featuring special guest vocalists Blind Boys of Alabama. The Institute will present three critically-acclaimed and award-winning musical acts in one night.
Mahal’s more than five decades of recording and touring have reshaped and redefined the scope of the blues. The two-time Grammy winning singer, songwriter, film composer, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist has performed all over the world, collaborating with Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Wynton Marsalis—among many others.
Cohn is known for weaving vivid, detailed tales that evoke universal human feelings—love, hope, faith, joy and heartbreak. Time magazine called him “one of the honest, emotional voices we need in this decade” and Bonnie Raitt declared, “Marc is one of the most soulful, talented artists I know. I love his songs, he’s an incredible singer, and I marvel at his ability to mesmerize every audience he plays for.” His music has traveled the length and breadth of American musical heritage, and his recent work with the Blind Boys of Alabama yielded a Grammy- nominated song, “Let My Mother Live.” Cohn’s live shows highlight what he does best: infuse American music with both a fresh perspective and a reverence for its deep roots.
The Blind Boys of Alabama have been praised by NPR as “pioneers,” transcending barriers of race and genre to become one of the most acclaimed and celebrated groups in modern music. From the Alabama Institute for the Negro Blind, where the original members met as children, all the way to The White House - where they’ve performed for three different presidents - the band’s story is, in many ways, America’s story, and that story is at the heart of their emotional new album, Almost Home. Cohn has performed for PCI audiences three times, previously, and Taj Mahal has played once before on the Eccles Center Main Stage. The Blind Boys of Alabama will mark their Institute debut with this show. Click here to learn more about Taj Mahal
Gone West featuring Colbie Caillat
Friday August 16th, 2019
Gone West The pop-infused country group featuring Colbie Caillat, her fiancé Justin Young, Caillat’s longtime collaborator Jason Reeves, and Reeves’ wife, Nelly Joy—has been hailed by Billboard for its “intoxicating mix of four-part harmonies.” Gone West formed, in part, as a result of their experience working together Caillat’s 2016 tour. That tour played the Eccles Center in a sold out performance. “It was an acoustic tour and very harmony driven, and we realized how much fun touring could be when you’re with your friends and significant others -- and can bring your dogs out on the road too,” Caillat says. “Justin and I moved to Nashville two years ago to try living in a different city, and Jason and Nelly introduced us to all of their friends,” and the two couples began collaborating in earnest. Click here to learn more about Gone West
Saturday August 24th, 2019
The country star, whose music has been been called “haunting,” by Rolling Stone and Billboard. She began her career as a songwriter for artists including Sam Smith (“Palace,” co-written with Smith and Tyler Johnson) and Miley Cyrus ("Maybe You're Right"), and released her solo albums, “Heartforward,” in 2010, “Untamed,” in 2015 and her EP, “Welcome to Cam country, in 2015. She has performed with Smith, Harry Styles, George Strait and Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. Her 2015 hit song, “Burning House,” hit number two on the US and Canadian country charts, and was certified Gold and 2x Platinum. The song earned her a GRAMMY Award nomination, as well as nominations for four Academy of Country Music Awards, and two Country Music Association Awards. Click here to learn more about CAM
Sirius XM Coffeehouse Tour Featuring
Joshua Radin & The Weepies
Friday October 18, 2019
Sirius XM's Coffeehouse Tour is coming to The Park City Eccles Center Stage. Internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter Joshua Radin and iconic indie duo, The Weepies, are touring together this fall. Radin - Hailed for his emotive, heartfelt songs delivered via his signature 'whisper' soothing vocals, has been captivating audiences worldwide throughout his long career. Indie/pop/folk duo The Weepies(singer/songwriters Deb Talan and Steve Tannen) have sold more than a million singles & half a million albums. Their engaging songwriting has sent them to the top of the folk charts in a dozen countries.