From July 6th through August 29th, join us in Canyons Village at Park City for free weekly concerts featuring an array of musical acts from across the country. We’ll be hosting free concerts each Thursday* and Saturday* evening at 6:00 p.m. on the Canyons Village stage.
Please join us for an evening of music, family-friendly activities and fresh mountain air! Blankets and picnics are welcome, however no dogs are allowed. Please consider alternative transportation via carpooling, public transportation or use the Summit County/Park City e-bike share program.
Thank you to Mountain Town Music for the concert production.
About the Band:
“I just wanted to be honest about everything, from my musical influences to my story,” muses Neal Francis. After years of dishonest living—consumed by drugs, alcohol, and addiction—such sincerity is jarring from the 30-year-old Chicago-based musician. Liberated from a self-destructive past and born anew in sobriety, Francis has captured an inspired collection of songs steeped in New Orleans rhythms and Chicago blues. His music evokes a bygone era of R&B’s heyday while simultaneously forging a new path on the musical landscape. Ohio-based Karma Chief Records (a subsidiary of rising soul label Colemine Records) will release two songs, “These Are The Days” and “Changes, Pt. 1,” in early 2019 with the full LP to follow in Fall 2019.
There is a deep connection between Francis’s childhood—his obsession with boogie woogie piano, his father’s gift of a dusty Dr. John LP—and the songs he’s created. The result is an astonishing collection of material without parallel in the contemporary funk and soul scene. The influences are unmistakable: the vocal stylings of Allen Toussaint and Leon Russell; the second line rhythms of The Meters and Dr. John; the barroom rock ‘n’ roll of The Rolling Stones; the gospel soul of Billy Preston; the roots music of The Band. Francis pays tribute to the masters but has his own story to tell: “It’s the life I’ve lived so far.”
Saturday, July 6th – The New Orleans Suspects
Thursday, July 18th – Hayes Carll
Saturday, July 20th – Travers Brothership
Thursday, July 25th – Stephen Kellogg
Saturday, July 27th – Los Coast
Thursday, August 1st – AIKO
Saturday, August 3rd – Blitzen Trapper
Thursday, August 8th – Neal Francis
Saturday, August 10th – Ryan Montbleau Band
Thursday, August 15th – Ryan Shupe and the Rubberband and Changing Lanes Experience
Saturday, August 17th – The Honey Hounds
Thursday, August 22nd – Benyaro
Saturday, August 24th – The Motet
Thursday, August 29th – Driftwood
*There will be no concerts on Thursday, July 11th or Saturday, July 13th due to private group and conference activities. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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