The 2019 “Sounds of Summer Free Friday Concert Series” begins June 14 and goes to August 2. The concerts are in the Midvale City Park Amphitheater, 455 W 7500 S. with lawn seating—bring your lawn chairs and blankets. The concerts will begin at 7:30 pm
Friday June 14
Leesy is a father/daughter duo specializing in new age jazz, country, pop, and rock covers. Elise (Leesy) has the voice of an angel, so say her family and friends. She is definitely the heart of this band. Terry's keyboard creativity is what gives the band it's sound.
Friday June 21
Unlike the more famous Statler Brothers, the Walker Brothers are actual real live brothers! And unlike the Statler Brothers quartet, the Walker Brothers are only a trio. But just like the Statler Brothers, the Walker Brothers love to sing…albeit with not as tight of harmonies and sometimes forgetting the words and notes to their songs. But they almost make up for it with their smooth dance moves and choreography. (Not!)
Verdon, Wade, and Kevin grew up with lots of music in their home – with their dad playing jazzed up versions of popular tunes (and even hymns) on the piano and their mom singing and humming various tunes as she worked around the house. Over the past 20 years, the Walker Brothers have taken their 1950s doo-wop singing to various venues (primarily senior centers, rest homes, and assisted living centers) to entertain those who still appreciate the great tunes of the 50s. Although their specialty is 50s music, they also enjoy a good old-fashioned Broadway show tune now and then.
Friday June 28
Jarabe Mexicano invites audiences on a joyride through a versatile songbook of Mexican Folk as well as Rock & Roll, Tex-Mex, Latin Rock, and Reggae-Cumbia. Performing on stringed folk instruments accompanied by lively percussion, Jarabe’s dramatic, harmonized vocals in Spanish and English have gained them the admiration of audiences across the country.
The quintet, with its eclectic border spirit, stands out with performances by lead vocalist Gustavo Alcoser, José Martín Márquez on requinto, Kevin Lomes on vihuela, Chris Behrens with his guitarrón, and musical director Danny Brito on percussion. Cultural anthropologist, distinguished author, and admirer Dr. Alejandro Lugo raves that Jarabe's musicians "are truly excellent and bring new blood to the musical traditions they perform... their version of La Malagueña is simply the best I've heard in decades, if not ever."
For the members of Jarabe, every performance, wherever they go, is an opportunity to create a deeper and more inclusive sense of family and community. As advocates for the arts and education and with a special commitment to underserved communities, Jarabe Mexicano has forged fruitful collaborations with an array of both public and private organizations, academic institutions, and government entities--all in their effort to help bridge the frontiers between musical genres, diverse cultures, and generations.
Friday July 5
Utah National Guard 23rd Army Band
The Utah National Guard 23rd Army Band was established in 1924 and today travels throughout the state, performing for official functions and community projects. Each year the band performs across the state of Utah, giving clinics and concerts for schools; performing at civic functions; marching in parades; and providing music for military dances, changes of command and other ceremonies.
Friday July 12
The Fab Folk are an acoustic duo that performs the music of the Beatles and more with a folk twist, featuring vocal harmonies, acoustic guitar, mandolin and percussion. They have performed all across the Rocky Mountain region for audiences of all ages. Their mellow yet upbeat sound will delight audiences who remember these songs from their youth, as well as introduce the family-friendly music to younger generations. As one client put it, “It was hard not to sing along or move around while listening to The Fab Folk!
Friday July 19
The Flynn'sTones are a group of veteran players based in Salt Lake City, Utah, who bring together decades of inspiration to spin Funk, Rock, Jazz and Latin, into their own brand of fusion - FRAZZL! You'll hear adventurous arrangements of original works as well as familiar melodies from the illustrious past of jazz and rock, flynnstonized with soul and a deep appreciation for the groove.
Friday July 26
Performing Classic Rock and Roll hits that will bring a smile and get you dancing!
Crossroads has been performing an eclectic brand of Rock and Roll throughout the Inter-mountain West for over 30 years. They play a combination of Classic Rock, Latin Rock, Blues and an occasional tune with a country twang. Most of all they enjoy playing great music and having a lot of fun
Friday August 2
Channel Z is an 80's pop/new wave/rock/metal band that also plays your favorite current hits! They play all of the 80's hit songs from artists such as Blondie, The Cars, Pretenders, Depeche Mode, Frankie Goes to Hollywood and much more.
Keri Peshel - Vocals/bass
Emilie Star - Vocals
Frankie Hollywood - Vocals/Bass/Keys
Josh Oshoy - Lead Guitar
Chris Ishoy - Keyboards
Stephanie Selcho - Drums
Friday August 3
Harvest Days Concert
Petty Theft at 8PM
Support The Summer Concert Series
Your support helps ensure a quality arts experience for all involved and increases the likelihood of continuing this free concert series each year. Events, such as this series, help bolster Midvale’s reputation as a great place to live, work, and play.”
Our purpose for providing free summer concerts in the park every year:
While promoting the arts in Midvale, we provide an opportunity to bring the community together in a relaxed outdoor setting, enjoying live family friendly entertainment with family and friends.
We provide these concerts free of charge to be able to reach any and all citizens of Midvale while exposing our community to new and diverse music and we desire to appeal to all groups and cultures. We offer opportunities to enjoy a variety of music genres and artists that they might not have the opportunity to experience elsewhere.
In providing this concert series, we encourage community members to interact with each other and enjoy great music showcasing a variety of local as well as national musical groups.
We provide a place for local artists to be heard.
Encourage the support and sponsorship from local citizens and businesses, providing everyone an interest in and an appreciation for their city which, in turn, increases the quality of the community in which we live.