Park City Institute Announces the First Half of the 2023 Big Stars, Bright Nights Summer Concert Series

Park City Institute Announces the First Half of the Its Summer Series Slated to be Hosted at Canyons Village at Park City Mountain and by Canyons Village Management Association

Park City, UT   Park City Institute Executive Director Betsy Wallace announces the highly anticipated 2023 summer season of the Big Stars, Bright Nights Concert Series beginning July 26th. 

“Today, we are excited to reveal our first six performances scheduled to take place in a reimagined outdoor venue on the Ski Beach at Canyons Village at Park City Mountain, with the remainder of the series to be announced shortly.” Wallace explained. “We are delighted to be back with our summer series and hope music lovers will come and enjoy the wonderful slate of artists  over the next few months who will entertain us all at Big Stars, Bright Nights”.

The concert series is scheduled to kick off on Wednesday, July 26th and will run through Labor Day weekend. Big Stars, Bright Nights concerts will bring a varied range of music genres, catering to all music lovers. Legendary artists will take the stage, each delivering  unforgettable live music under the open sky at Canyons Village at Park City Mountain, concluding in early September with a rock and soul showcase event.

Tickets for the first six acts go on sale Monday, June 26 and can be purchased through our website at

The lineup is as follows:

Dispatch – Wednesday, July 26

Dispatch’s latest album reflects the band’s personal evolution and addresses contemporary issues like political division and social justice. Their eighth studio release, “Break Our Fall,” features a blend of roots rock, reggae, folk, and blues with pointed political lyrics, ultimately celebrating resilience and hope in challenging times.

LOCASH – Friday, August 4

Country music act  LOCASH, known as “country music’s iconic feel-good duo” by PEOPLE and praised by American Songwriter magazine, has released chart-topping hits and collaborated with notable artists, from Leslie Jordan and The Beach Boys’ Mike Love. With over 815 million global streams since 2015, they’ve earned award nominations and are currently touring with Kane Brown’s DRUNK OR DREAMING TOUR.

The National Parks – Saturday, August 5

The National Parks, a folk/pop band from Provo, Utah, was formed in 2013 and consists of four members. Their debut album, Young, released in 2013 reached #13 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart.  On March 3, 2023, The National Parks released its fifth album, 8th Wonder.  They have toured throughout the United States playing sold-out shows in Seattle, Los Angeles and New York City. The group is continuously releasing new music that never fails to delight and entertain their devoted and energetic fanbase. 

Lalah Hathaway – Friday, August 11

Lalah Hathaway, a 5x GRAMMY award-winning singer/songwriter and producer, has collaborated with top artists from Pharrell Williams to Kendrick Lamar.  Undeniable music royalty and a 30-year music industry veteran, her music transcends genres from R&B to jazz. Recently honored with an honorary doctorate from Berklee College of Music, Lalah released a duet, “This Christmas,” with her late father, Donny Hathaway, in December 2022.

Cory Wong – Friday, August 18

Cory Wong, a jazz and funk guitarist, composer, and producer, sees himself as a “hype man” who uplifts audiences through his instrumental music. Recognized for his high-speed improvisational skills, fun-loving performance spirit, and a flexible right wrist, he is known for  his rhythm guitar wizardry and stage presence.  Cory has collaborated with Vulfpeck and contributed to TV programs such as The Voice, ultimately aiming to transmit joy through his guitar and create a unique experience for listeners.  He picked up a Grammy nomination for his 2020 collaboration with Jon BatisteMeditations, and returned in 2021 with another collaboration, Golden Hour, with saxophonist Dave Koz. He then joined forces with a bevy of guest artists — including ChromeoVictor Wooten, and Béla Fleck — on the ’80s funk- and pop-inspired Power Station.

Third Eye Blind – Saturday, August 19

Third Eye Blind, led by Stephan Jenkins, has recorded multiple best-selling albums since their self-titled debut in 1997, thriving amid the changing music industry. Their most recent album, Our Bande Apart, was released in 2021 and features collaborations with singer/songwriter Bethany Cosentino and producer Ryan OlsonChart-topping hits include “Jumper”, “Semi-Charmed Life”, and “How’s It Going To Be”. 

Patrons are also invited to explore the Big Stars, Bright Nights summer concert series pass and sponsorship opportunities, each level providing a unique experience and additional benefits. Of the venue’s 3,500 capacity, 500 seats are Reserved, and 3,000 will be General Admission. Contact Stacey Lipton at for pass and sponsorship details.

Additional shows will be added to the lineup. Tickets for the announced shows go on sale to the public on Monday, June 26 at 10:00 AM. More information can be found at

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