Dirty Heads • Drisk • January 27, 2024 • The Marquis Park City
Reviewed and Photographed by Mike Ferguson
Dirty Heads put on a killer show on Saturday night! When I first heard that Dirty Heads was coming to play during the Sundance Film Festival, I was pretty excited and then a little surprised when I heard they were coming. Especially since they had just come to play in Utah only 6 months prior. But that did not stop them from bringing all of the energy and excitement that they always bring to their shows.
I’ve been waiting for a long time to see what was happening with Park City Live, a club located at the center of Park City’s Main Street. I’ve always enjoyed going to shows there, but I realized it had been some time since I had been to the venue. I was excited to see the venue get a new name, The Marquis Park City, a polished look, and a slew of announced concert dates. It was a brilliant move to open the venue during the Sundance Film Festival. The star-studded list of concerts included the one-of-a-kind, Devo. T
he band would be in town due to the festival premiering “Devo” the documentary about the band. Before the concert, Devo hosted a dinner at ChefDance Social presented by Space Perspective. Devo fans flooded The Marquis Park City and I’d imagine anyone who had attended the dinner before, knew the fun night of music that was in store.
Old Crow Medicine Show opened the 2023 Deer Valley Concert Series at the Snow Park Outdoor Concert Series a the Deer Valley Resort in Park City on July 13, 2023. It was a perfect evening to have the Americana band in Park City. It was a very hot day in the Salt Lake and Utah valleys. Park City is always a great place to escape to when it gets too hot. It’s always cooler. The night air was crisp, but the music on stage was as hot as the day was. Last year the concert series had a limited run so I was unable to make it to a show last year. The moment I parked my car and began walking to the venue, I knew as I took in the beautiful scenery that it was so good to be back.
The Monkees Celebrated by Micky Dolenz•June 8, 2023•Egyptian Theater Park City
Reviewed and Photographed by Kevin Rolfe
On June 8, 2023, nostalgic music fans made their way to the Egyptian Theater in Park City, Utah where they were treated to a truly memorable evening. Micky Dolenz, best known as a vocalist and drummer of The Monkees, took the stage for a highly anticipated concert. Dolenz, a living legend of the music industry, delivered a performance that showcased his timeless talent, infectious energy, and enduring appeal. The audience was transported back in time to the golden era of rock ‘n’ roll. Reveling in the hits that defined a generation. My hope is to capture the essence of that unforgettable evening in Park City. Where we celebrated the enduring artistry of Micky Dolenz.
On May 5th, movie star Dennis Quaid arrived in Park City to show off his musical talent to a theater full of adoring fans. When I was first asked to cover his concert I had to read the name a couple of times to make sure I wasn’t mistaken. I had no idea that the same Dennis Quaid I have grown up watching on the big screen also performed live music. It would be easy to go on and on about how talented of an actor Quaid is, but since this is a review of his concert I will leave his many well-loved movies for another day.
I only had the opportunity to see Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers live one time. It was on the 40th Anniversary tour. A tour that would turn out to be Petty’s last. I was fortunate to see the tour at the beautiful Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado. When Tom Petty died I was grateful to have seen him but like so many, I was sad that we would no longer get to see him perform his amazing songs again.
When I saw some years back that Petty Theft was coming to Utah, I was intrigued but wary of another band playing Petty’s music. Sometimes I can get a little snobby with music and I imagine I thought that Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers music was untouchable and should never be performed by a tribute band. I’ve learned that whenever I get snobby my narrow-minded view is usually wrong. When I saw that Petty Theft would not only be coming back to Utah but that they would be playing two dates (one in Salt Lake and one in Park City), I realized I must be missing something. I decided I needed to see these guys for myself.
Park City, UT — Park City Institute is pleased to introduce the Professor of Rock LIVE–a new series coming to the Eccles Center. The series will feature the definitive stories behind the greatest songs of the rock era, straight from the artists and writers who created them. Professor of Rock creator and series host Adam Reader has produced over 500 mini-documentaries on these iconic songs and artists over the years and is curating in-depth interviews behind the genealogy of the greatest artists of the rock and roll era. The show will take place at the 1200 seat state-of-the-art Eccles Center in Park City, UT. The format of the events will include in-depth interviews along with musical performances by each of the guests.
The Deer Valley Concert Series is something I look forward to every year. It’s nice to get up to Park City where it’s a little cooler. Set upon a grassy hill that turns into a ski slope in the winter, lined with trees and a gorgeous view of the valley. It’s a perfect place for a concert. Of course, there were no concerts at the Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater. This year the series was condensed. Things concert-wise didn’t really open up until the end of July so there were only five shows this summer.
While the 2021 Deer Valley Concert Series may have lacked in the number of shows they were able to put on, they definitely compensated with extremely talented artists. Nathaniel Rateliff & the Nightsweats, Indigo Girls, and two nights of Dark Star Orchestra filled up the summer sky with beautiful music. The series closed with the immensely talented icon, Sheryl Crow.
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats were able to successfully bring the energy to Deer Valley on August 20, despite multiple recent obstacles. We’ve seen Cancel or Postpone many shows it was great to see this show take place. In Utah lately, and other parts of western states, live musicians have not only had to navigate through a resurgent COVID-19 variant, but also nasty smokey skies. Lately, the extra safety blanket an outdoor show normally provides from the COVID-19 virus has been countered with risky, poor air quality from summer fires.
The Park City Institue completed its 2021 Summer Series with Country Music Hall of Famer, the great Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives. Marty Stuart is a versatile musician who has played with every great country legend imaginable. He was in Johnny Cash’s touring band and started out touring with Lester Flatt. Through this and many other experiences, Marty has become a legend in his own right. Stuart is an exceptional guitarist and mandolin player. It was so incredible to see him with his great band perform an all-acoustic set in the beautiful Eccles Center in Park City.