2016 Big Stars Bright Nights

2016 Big Stars Bright Nights

Known as an outdoor mecca, Park City will see a different type of big star this summer in the 2016 Big Stars Bright Night concert series. Acts ranging from current chart-topper Mike Posner to folk-favorite Jewel will perform among the base of Deer Valley Resort.

Take a look at a few of our favorite acts that will headline the series this summer. All shows start at 7 p.m.


2016 Big Stars Bright Nights Highlights


Mike Posner

August 7th

One of the biggest names in pop right now, Mike Posner performs with a raw appeal like no one you’ve ever seen before. Make sure to sing along with his recent Top 10 hit “I Took a Pill in Ibiza.”


Trace Adkins

August 25th

One of country’s biggest names hardly needs an introduction. Park City is lucky to steal him away from the like of Grand Ole Opry for a night!



September 3rd

Jewel’s guitar intertwined with lyrical poetry have made her one of the best folk powerhouses of all time.

If you’re looking to make the most out of your bright night, explore our properties at Deer Valley Resort. Main Street is only a hop, jump, and a skip away as well. Call our destination specialists at (855) 424-8572 to find out more information about the 2016 Big Stars Bright Nights series.

Chrissie Hynde to kick-off Eccles Center

On Saturday, October 16, Park City Performing Arts Foundation kicks off its 2010-2011 season at The George S. & Dolores Doré Eccles Center for the Performing Arts with JP, Chrissie and The Fairground Boys, a new project by The Pretender’s frontwoman, Chrissie Hynde.


JP, Chrissie and The Fairground Boys has been turning heads this summer with its debut release, Fidelity. Crafting upbeat, cheerful rock and roll tunes, JP, Chrissie and The Fairground Boys crank out catchy choruses and infectious vibes, bringing their new, celebrated sound to kick off the Eccles Center season.


Tickets and information are available at The Eccles Center Box Office, 435-655-3114.

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Grace Potter and The Nocturnals at Sundance's Music Cafe

The Music Café is a program produced by the ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) and which presents an intimate and dynamic showcase of live performances by emerging and established artists during the Sundance Film Festival.  Located at the Stanfield Gallery on lower Main Street, the transformed gallery is an experientially appropriate setting for the sumptuous and poetic style of the artists performing there.  This year the Sundance ASCAP Music Café featured such artists as Leann Rimes, The Fray, AM, Brendan Benson,  Sonos and Grace Potter and The Nocturnals.

Grace Potter singing at the Music Cafe during Sundance Film Festival

When I saw that Grace Potter and The Nocturnals were making an appearance at Sundance’s Music Café, a production by the ASCAP during the Film Festival, I jumped at the opportunity to go and listen to this voice which I had only ever heard in duet with other artists.  I arrived at the venue with a friend who had seen the show the evening before and was so dazzled by the performance she forced us to quit work early for her second round and arrive in enough time to assure a good spot.  It was no mistake as we were delightfully treated to the sultry voice of Holly Palmer, Joey and Rory– a husband and wife duo, and an eclectic Pop artist- AM before The Nocturnal’s blessed us with their presence…And I mean truly blessed us.   Before the anticipated act began, I ran to the bathroom in a frantic hurry so as not to miss even a pluck of a guitar string, only to find Grace Potter standing right in front of me in the bathroom line.  I looked around at the 3 other people in the room who were so busy glamming over their hair and makeup or talking on their phones that they didn’t even notice her distinct presence. I continued to stare at her in awe thinking about what I could say, but came up with nothing.  The reality of the moment seemed fantastical and if you have ever been in the presence of someone of that stature, you know exactly what I mean.  After my star struck bathroom experience, I made my way back to my spot in the crowd and anxiously awaited her entrance.   If my age had prevented the opportunity for me to see the Rolling Stones live in their prime, Grace Potter made up for that unfortunate circumstance ten-fold.  Not only was her comically pristine personality invigorating, but the audience began to ripple with energy and awe as this woman’s vocals seemed to be channeling the soulful style of Janis Joplin.    Her performance resonated with me for the remainder of the evening as I continued to wonder whether or not I had just had a transcendental experience.

With four albums under their wings, we can only hope for more, and as the legendary blues singer Taj Mahal put it “ This is an amazing band!  Keep your eyes on this one.”


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