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Brigham Young Historic Park Concerts

Acoustic Guitar Music, Brigham Young Historic Park, Salt Lake City, Utah, Free Concerts, Bluegrass, Folk, Choir, Children's Performances, FamilyEnjoy free, informal, hour-long concerts at beautiful Brigham Young Historic Park on Tuesday and Friday evenings throughout June, July, and August. All ages are welcome. Limited seating is provided; blankets and lawn chairs are allowed.

The Brigham Young Historic Park is on the southeast corner of State Street and 2nd Avenue (North Temple), one block east of Temple Square.

If the weather is bad, concerts will be held in the Assembly Hall on Temple Square. For more information, call 1-801-240-3323.

Brigham Young Historic Park
50 West North Temple Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84150 (801) 240-3323

David Gray

Gray’s early music was in a contemporary folk-rock, singer-songwriter mode; his primary instrument was acoustic guitar, with occasional piano. 1996’s Sell, Sell, Sell featured some rock arrangements and electric instrumentation. Starting with the release of White Ladder, Gray began to make significant use of computer-generated music to accompany his voice and acoustic instrumentation, a technique which differentiates him from many of his peers. A New Day At Midnight continued this direction, although lyrically it was darker in tone than White Ladder and the instrumentation much more downbeat.

Ticket & Venue Information

David Gray

Music In The Gardens: Anke Summerhill And Kate McLeod

Join Utah folk artists Anke Summerhill and Kate McLeod, both highly acclaimed instrumentalists, singers and songwriters, for an evening featuring their combined talents on fiddle and guitar.

The Music in the Gardens Summer Concert Series is a joint production of the Central Utah Gardens and the Orem Arts Council.

http://www.centralutahgardens.org/events.html

Kate McLeod

Steven Swift (Acoustic Folk-Pop Blues)

The influences of Steven Swift are interwoven throughout his music – the rockin’ blues he was initially inspired by and soaked up as a youngster, the honest, good-natured delivery of the most successful solo artists such as Jeff Tweedy(WILCO) and Ben Harper, the jam bands that rock in a loose freeform style like Phish and the fine tuned finger-picking talents of Leo Kottke, John Fahey or Kelly Joe Phelps. Swift continues to devour the recordings of his musical heros which inspire him to create music that is unique and personal – music that feels familiar but sounds like nothing heard before. Several years as front man in his own band or serving as rhythm section or vocalist in many others has given Swift the expertise and know-how to produce what each individual song needs to stand on it’s own. The variety and style of Steven’s songs come from his keen observation and natural sense of rhythm and balance. Much is here; love, sorrow, anger, pain, regret and upbeat optimism.

http://www.myspace.com/stevenswiftmusician

Steven Swift

Steven Swift at Groovacious – new CD coming soon!

Wind Fest & Energy Expo 2009

Entertainment & Events

Brought back by popular demand is the fabulous jet ski Kite Team: Kiteman Productions from Orlando, Florida. If you were unable to attend last year this is one spectacle you should try to see. They are amazing! Also, on the main flying field, Utah Kite Fliers will demonstrate expert flying with their multiple stunt kites both on Friday night under the lights and on Saturday (wind-permitting) all day; the most popular feature of the Wind Fest was the Childrens Kite Making Workshop which will be in full swing this year. Also, we will again feature the Kite Garden display called Aerial Art by local kite creator Scott Hampton. On Saturday at high noon, you can witness the Parade of Flight Small Aircraft fly-over to honor the 1st Anniversary of the Wind Turbines.

Energy Expo

The Wind Fest also features the popular Energy Expo. Vendors, businesses, and Entrepreneurs from the surrounding area will feature “green” products and practices. This Expo is unique in that you can actually test drive a Segway or a Klune Chariot, or an Electric Gem Car. There are many exciting products featured like solar camping gear, low energy stoves, conversion kits for vehicles, and more.

Friday Activities 4:00 p.m. — 10:00 p.m.
4:00 5:00 6:00 p.m. Kiteman Kites on the Reservoir
4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Children’s Kite-Making Workshop and Cinema
4:30 – 7:00 p.m. Bonneville School of Sailing Dinghys (Two-Man Sailboats)
Hui Paokalani Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe Rides (small charge$)
4:30 – 6:30 Utah County Remote Control Airplane fly-over
5:30 p.m. Joe Wahinehookae’s Hawaiian Feast (pre-sale $7.50 at SF City Office)
Rice*Kalua Pork*Teriyaki Chicken*Macaroni*Cake ($8.50 at door)
7:00 p.m. Luau on the Beach featuring Kalama Mohala Dancers
8:30 p.m. Night FLY with Wakeless Kite Fliers at the Gun Club Field (Under the
Lights &Wind permitting)

Saturday Activities: 10:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.
Energy Expo (“Green Walk”–featuring businesses offering sustainable energy concepts)
Children’s Kite Making Workshop at the Gun Club (all day)
Wakeless Kites Fliers & Friends at the Gun Club Field (Through-out the day wind
permitting—professionals demonstrating the art of areo-dynamics)
Kite & Spinner Gardens (Prize-winning Art on Kites) for Family Picnics
Scott Hampton’s Aerial Art, George Peters Art of the Air.
Kiteman Productions (Kite trains behind jet skis) On the Hour
Windless Flying Demonstrations (at the Kite Store)
BYU’s Award-Winning Animation Short featurettes KITES! And others!
(in the Gun Club Building through-out the day)
“Spirit of Utah” Air Show Team (Remote Control Hobbyists) Between 11:00 a.m.– 2:00 p.m.
Bonneville School of Sailing (on the Reservoir –through-out the day)
Utah Paddle Surfing (on the Reservoir—throughout the day)
PARADE of FLIGHT (Small aircraft fly-over to honor 1st Birthday of Wind Turbines) 12:00 noon
Hui Paokalani Outrigger Canoe Rides (On the Reservoir—throughout the day)
Family Kite Fly (Designated area only—for your safety–at the Gun Club Field)

http://www.spanishfork.org/newsevents/events/windfest

Windfest Spanish Fork

Iron and Wine

Part of the Gallivan Center Twilight Series. Iron and Wine is the stage name for Sam Beam, a Florida native whose lo-fi demos caught the attention of Sub Pop honcho Jonathan Poneman. Beam’s first studio album, ‘Our Endless Numbered Days,’ garnered great press and considerable exposure through 2004, with music appearing in such films as ‘Garden State’ and ‘In Good Company.’

Iron and Wine

Paintings from the Reign of Victoria

Free to the public! Paintings from the Reign of Victoria: The Royal Holloway Collection, London illustrates some of the highest achievements in figurative and landscape art of the nineteenth century. Acquired by Thomas Holloway to enhance the women’s college he founded in 1879, the collection includes many of the most visible and praised “modern canvasses” in London in the 1880s.

The Museum of Art is delighted to be one of seven American venues in this historic tour of a splendid collection of Victorian paintings from Royal Holloway College, University of London. Thomas Holloway, a highly successful British entrepreneur, amassed the collection between 1881 and 1883 for the art museum at the women’s college that he had just established. In one of the great spending sprees in art history, he purchased 77 paintings, almost all by outstanding contemporary British painters. In the process, he broke records for the highest auction prices for works of this period and acquired a number of major masterpieces.

All of the 60 works in this exhibition are painted in the meticulously realistic style popular in late 19th-century Britain. Their brilliant colors, fine craftsmanship, and, in some cases, large size give them great presence and emotional power. They include imaginative portrayals of historical events, picturesque landscapes, and dramatic scenes of Victorian urban and rural life. Visitors to this exhibition will see a remarkable cross-section of British artistic achievements at the apogée of the Empire’s prosperity and confidence.

http://royalholloway.byu.edu

Paintings From the Reign of Victoria