We all know summer weather was slow to arrive, but now that it’s here, locals and visitors rejoice for outdoor summer concert season. Hundreds of performers will grace the various outdoor stages set to beautiful scenery around Park City. Many are free while some require ticket purchases. There is one new exception, however: the long-running Park City Institute’s Big Stars Bright Nights Series, which had its home at Deer Valley Resort for many years, is now forced to hold its concerts indoors at the Eccles Theater at Park City high school. Deer Valley will continue to host concerts by known national acts. Other outdoor venues include stages at Park City Mountain and Canyons Village, as well as High Star Ranch in Kamas.
First thing's first - food! Outdoor venues welcome concert goers to bring their own picnics and beverages. If you don’t have the time or desire to create your own picnic, luckily there are some great local businesses that will take the hassle off your plate.
Park City Provisions by Riverhorse
221 Main St.
Choose from a picnic menu that includes fruit and crudité, artisanal cheeses and meats, surf and turf, and sandwiches.
Back Door Delicatessen
136 Heber Avenue
An expansive offering of deli sandwiches in this small Swede Alley locals’ favorite.
Deer Valley Grocery Café
1375 Deer Valley Drive South
A variety of specialty gift baskets include a selection of local Park City and Utah gourmet food products as well as some Signature Deer Valley® foods. Red or white wine from their wine list may be added to baskets.
Main Street Deli and Eatery
525 Main St.
This longtime Historic Main Street staple is under new ownership with a lovely, varied menu. Sandwich offerings include turkey Reuben, egg salad, roast beef, and chicken Caesar wrap.
Upcoming Outdoor Concerts
Here are some highlights to enjoy at different venues in and around Park City:
Deer Valley Amphitheater
The Grand Valley Bank Community Concert Series continues with free shows by local bands every Wednesday night at 6 p.m. thru August 21.
The Deer Valley Music Festival, now in its 16th year, presents performances by the Utah Symphony & Opera that appeal to every musical taste. This year’s highlights include:
July 12 – Aretha: A Tribute to the Queen of Soul
July 19 – Disney in Concert: A Magical Celebration
August 9 – The Music of the Rolling Stones: Circa 1969
Deer Valley Concert Series
The ticketed concert series in its second year with some exciting performers.
August 8 – Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
August 11 – Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals | Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue with Jessy Wilson
August 23 – Thievery Corporation
Billy Blanco’s at Quarry Village
Free concerts every Sunday at 6:00 p.m.
June 30 – Badfeather
July 7 – Lost in Bourbon
July 14 – Silver Strike
Canyons Village at Park City Mountain
July 6 – New Orleans Suspects
August 3 – Blitzen Trapper
August 10 – Ryan Montbleau Band
Great Lawn at Dejoria Center (High Star Ranch in Kamas)
July 11 – Snyderville Station
August 1 – The Powell Brothers
August 15 – Honky Blue Tonky
Park City Mountain PayDay Pad
July 4 at 7:30 p.m. – The Soulistics
August 25 at 3:00 p.m. – Muddpuddle’s 25th Anniversary Celebration
September 7 at 3:00 p.m. – Lash LaRue
Photo Credit: Deer Valley Resort