While Park City is often recognized as a world-class winter resort destination, summers here are truly magical. Perfect temperatures, 400+ miles of easy-access trails, outdoor deck dining galore, and let us not forget the plethora of live music and outdoor concert venues. Park City and Summit County’s live music scene is booming, and includes something for every budget (some are FREE!) and every taste.
DEER VALLEY MUSIC FESTIVAL - SUMMER HOME OF THE UTAH SYMPHONY/UTAH OPERA (USUO)
When: Throughout the summer, starting in July
Where: Deer Valley Resort’s Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater/various locations throughout Park City
The Deer Valley Music Festival is the summer home to the Utah Symphony/Utah Opera. Enjoy a unique variety of classical, chamber, and pops music at the Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater at Deer Valley Resort. Where else can you see Patti Austin performing the songs of Ella Fitzgerald alongside the Utah Symphony? Deer Valley offers a variety of delicious concessions during these performances, or, if you’d rather, you may bring your own picnic basket and your favorite beverages into the venue. Explore the full summer 2017 lineup.
ST. REGIS BIG STARS BRIGHT NIGHTS, A PROGRAM OF THE PARK CITY INSTITUTE
When: Throughout the summer, starting July
Where: Deer Valley Resort’s Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater
Live performances by your favorite stars and crisp mountain air with a beautiful Park City backdrop – what could be better? This year’s Big Stars Bright Nights concert series features artists like Aloe Blacc, X Ambassadors, Melissa Etheridge and Kellie Pickler. All shows take place at Deer Valley Resort’s Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater, where seating ranges from assigned lawn chairs close to the stage, to lawn seating where it is BYOB – bring your own blanket (and beer!). Picnic baskets and outside beverages are allowed. Buy your tickets here.
CANYONS VILLAGE FREE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
When: Saturday evenings, starting in July
Where: Canyons Village, Park City Mountain Resort
Grab your dancing shoes, your family, and a blanket for these summertime concerts at Canyons Village, hosted by Park City Mountain Resort. The stage, located on the hill just above Canyons Village base area, allows for scenic views of the resort area and Snyderville Basin. This concert series highlights musical acts from across the U.S., and they always get the crowd moving. Picnics are welcome.
Photo credit: Park City Mountain Resort
GRAND VALLEY BANK COMMUNITY CONCERT SERIES AT DEER VALLEY RESORT
When: Wednesday evenings, starting in June
Where: Deer Valley Resort’s Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater
This free concert series, held at the picturesque Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater at Deer Valley Resort, is a consistent favorite among locals and visitors alike. Grab a picnic, your favorite beverages, and a blanket, and allow an array of local and visiting musicians serenade you as you take in the beautiful Park City sunsets. The temperature cools off once the sun sets behind the mountains, so don’t forget a few warm layers.
DEJORIA CENTER SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
When: Thursday evenings, starting in June
Where: Dejoria Center, Kamas
A new addition to the list of Summit County music venues, Dejoria Center is located about 15 minutes from Park City in Kamas, UT and will offer free outdoor concerts every Thursday evening. Enjoy live music on the patio, accompanied by a beautiful backdrop of both the Uinta and Wasatch mountain ranges, before grabbing a bite to eat at the recently opened State Road Tavern or Bar Josephine. Dejoria Center will host a variety of other live entertainment throughout the summer, including their "First Friday" concert series.
SILVER STAR CAFE
When: Throughout the summer, starting in May
Where: Silver Star Café, 1825 Three Kings Drive
Located just off the beaten path, Silver Star Café is a rustic, cozy café, with delicious food, wine, beer and cocktails, accompanied by a beautiful outdoor seating area and a variety of live music offerings throughout the summer. Enjoy views of the Uinta Mountains, the Park City Golf Course, and Park City Mountain Resort as you listen to talented local musicians throughout the summer. Their 2017 summer lineup is something to get excited about!
Photo credit: Silver Star Cafe
When: Thursday evenings, June through August
Where: Newpark Town Center (Kimball Junction)
Located in the Kimball Junction area of Park City, Newpark Town Center’s Amphitheater sits between restaurants, shopping, and with Swaner Nature Preserve serving as a most perfect backdrop. This free venue is incredibly family friendly, and offers a great space and environment for children to play. The lineup for this free concert series features acts from all over the U.S. Bring a cooler with your favorite local beer and some snacks, or grab a bite at one of the many restaurants in the Newpark area after the show.
WOODENSHOE PARK IN PEOA
When: Friday evenings, starting in June
Where: Woodenshoe Park, Peoa
Peoa, UT is a small town, located just outside of Park City in Summit County and its outdoor concert venue, located in Woodenshoe Park, plays a large role in the vibrancy and sense of community created within the town. Every Friday night throughout the summer, members of the Peoa community and greater Summit County join together for an evening of BBQing and dancing along to live music among family, friends, and neighbors.
Wait-- there is more! Check out Mountain Town Music’s website for a complete schedule of Park City summer concerts, some of which include:
- Park Silly Sunday Farmers’ Market: Every Sunday, starting June 4, during Park Silly Farmers’ Market, stages are set up along Historic Main Street and feature local musicians
- During Savor the Summit, June 17, Historic Main Street
- Billy Blanco’s at Quarry Village: Every Sunday at 4:00 PM, starting in June