Orem Concerts in the Park Schedule
Orem Concerts in the Park
All shows begin at 7:00 PM at the Stage at City Center Park, Orem
Monday Night Performances
Concerts in the Park Kickoff with The Changing Colors
Kickoff the 3rd annual Orem Concerts in the Park series with Colorado based duo, The Changing Colors. This concert was made possible through a special grant from the Western States Art Federation (WESTAF).
Part of a burgeoning alternative and Americana scene along Colorado’s Front Range, The Changing Colors stake out new ground on the borders in between. On intensely thematic albums that channel frontier mystics and old-world visionaries, frontman Conor Bourgal turns a distinctly postmodern sensibility on traditional folk elements of authenticity, storytelling and the supernatural for an effect as present as it is haunting. The band’s sound mirrors its substance, layering cold, devastating lyrics over sparse instrumentation and a voice scrubbed raw and clean as a pinewood floor. Occasionally augmented by lap steel, string accompaniment or female harmonies, Bourgal’s vocals and guitar form the backbone of a sound that calls up ghosts.
Their 2008 debut, Ghost of Red Mountain, garnered an enthusiastic reception from local audiences and was hailed by critics as “simultaneously stark and exquisitely expressive” (Santa Barbara Independent) and “natural and direct as a landscape” (Wear Headphones Tonight). Thanks in part to a grant from the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF)’s prestigious IMTour initiative, the Changing Colors’ second album, Joan and the King (Blank Tape Records) will gain wider exposure than ever before, following its Colorado Springs release on May 18 with summer tour dates throughout the West Coast and Northeast.
For tour updates and additional info, fans can follow @changing_colors on Twitter and @chngingclrs on Instagram, or visit facebook.com/TheChangingColorsMusic.
An Rogaire Dubh
Join us at the stage for a night of lively Irish traditional music with the illustrious bagpipes, fiddles and drums of An Rogaire Dubh.
Michael McLean and McKenzie Turley
Michael McLean, one of Utah's finest singers and composers teams up with gifted chanteuse McKenzie Turley for this fantastic continuation of our summer concert series.
Rock and Roll. We tour a lot and have played with Hoobastank, Hellogoodbye, He Is We, Valencia, Anarbor, The Ataris, Andrew Allen, Ficitonist, and many more!
Mississippi Mud is a ten piece swing band with musicians from all along the Wasatch Front and play big band hits of the Glen Miller Era.
Bluegrass Thunder is a bluegrass band based out of Utah Valley, specializing in bluegrass, old Western, and folk music. It was originally founded by Terry Tucker. Let 'er buck!
Story Music concert featuring Aspen Winds and storyteller Rachel Hedman. Aspen Winds is a Utah County based woodwind quintet featuring the orchestral wind section, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and french horn. Aspen Winds is the only quintet in Utah specializing in story music like Peter and the Wolf.
The New Hot 5
The New Hot 5 is an American New Orleans-style band, specializing in the music of Louis Armstrong, Sydney Bechet, Jelly Roll Morton, and other classic jazz legends. The band has been together since 2009 when they first performed in France. Since that time the New Hot 5 has played concerts and conventions in the U. S. and in the summer of 2011 returned to play at the Jazz en Vercors Festival in the French Alps. Professor Steve Call¹s sidemen in the New Hot 5 were all once his Brigham Young University students. Three were trained in Traditional Jazz performance as members of the BYU Jazz Legacy Dixieland Band, a group that Call first organized in 1982.
Saturday Night Performances
Hale Youth Theater Presents Aladdin Jr.
Utah Lyric Opera
Bittersweet Bluegrass consists of 5 upbeat, playful Gals who enjoy performing knee-slapping, family friendly entertainment with great vocals and five acoustic instruments: Fiddle, Guitar, Banjo, Bass, and the Mandolin.
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