Not too long ago, live music was an occasional occurrence in Park City. Today, the town’s robust summer concert calendar means serious tunes virtually every day of the week. From 5,000-person mega shows at Deer Valley Resort’s amphitheater to bitty gigs in pocket parks, here’s our can’t-miss summer music list.
Deer Valley Concert Series @ Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater
June 30–September 7
Pack your cheese and charcuterie, and head to the slopes for this big-name series. Now in its second season, the lineup ranges from Michael Franti & Spearhead to fan-favorite Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, plus British indie rockers Squeeze. BYO snacks and sips, or preorder a gourmet picnic.
Deer Valley Music Festival @ Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater
June 28–August 10
Utah Symphony | Utah Opera flees the city for this annual, 19-show extravaganza. Settle in for tunes ranging from Disney classics to chamber music to pop paired with symphonic sound—everything from Kristen Chenoweth of Wicked fame and The Music of the Rolling Stones to a tribute to Aretha Franklin and the beloved Patriotic Celebration.
Main and Farmer’s Market Stages @ Park Silly Sunday Market
Sundays, June 2–September 22 (except August 4–18)
Cut loose on Main Street at this massive weekly event, featuring artisans, local eats, a beer and Bloody Mary garden, and a vast array of entertainers—from strolling opera singers to full-fledged bands. Tunes are performed on two stages: full bands on Main, and smaller, solo performances on the Farmers Market Stage near the Post Office.
Noches De Verano @ City Park
Monday evenings, June 3–July 1
From salsa to mariachi to Mexican folk, experience a mini festival celebrating Latino culture at City Park on select summer Mondays. Get up and groove to the sounds of Gente X Norteña Band or sizzling Rumba Libre, or just chill in the quintessential old Park City ambience. Latino art and a taco truck round out the celebration.
Hops on the Hill @ Stein Eriksen Lodge
Tuesday evenings, July 9–August 27
Craft brews and curated bites pair with live music at this midmountain Deer Valley alfresco series. For $20, get Chef Zane Holmquist’s sweet and savory nibbles partnered with $20 craft beer pairings, both served from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Stein’s outdoor deck. Listen to tunes, ranging from acoustic harmonies to sophisticated jazz, on the adjacent lawn for free; à la carte eats and drinks also available.
Music on the Patio @ Park City Library
Wednesdays at 11 a.m., June 19–August 28
Whether you’re checking out books or looking for a midday break, the library’s patio is the place on Wednesdays. Grab a coffee at Lucky Ones and watch solo artists perform free, intimate concerts.
Grand Valley Bank Community Concert Series @ Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater
Wednesday evenings, June 19–August 21
This free, family-friendly, community tradition is all about kicking back, catching up with friends, and taking in some solid tunes. Don’t miss popular acts, such as Muddpuddle (June 19), Pixie and The Partygrass Boys (July 10), and Jägertown (July 17), as well as a community jam session on August 21. Pack snacks and low chairs.
Grand Lawn @ DeJoria Center
Thursday evenings, June 27–August 1 (No show July 4)
In nearby Kamas, find a hopping outdoor concert scene on the lawn. From blues bands and country duos to funky jazz and rock ’n’ roll, the diverse lineup suits the laid-back, country setting. Low chairs, snacks, and blankets welcome. No outside alcohol allowed. State Road Tavern open for dinner and drinks (concessions available, too).
Summer Concert Series @ Canyons Village
Thursdays and Saturdays at 6 p.m., July 6–August 29
Canyons Village is abuzz with surprisingly well-known artists at no ticket charge. Blitzen Trapper (August 3), Ryan Shupe & the Rubber Band (August 15), The Motet (August 24), and many more rock the Canyons outdoor stage this season. Come early to hike or bike via the gondola, before the show begins.
Park City Limits @ Silver Star Café
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings
Take in music with Uinta Mountain views at this petite patio series. The acoustic dinner shows feature acts like Triggers and Slips and Hot House West playing folk, jazz, blues, Americana, and bluegrass tunes paired with top-notch eats. No cover charge, but dinner reservations are recommended as space is limited.
Mountain Town Music @ Miner’s Plaza
Saturday afternoons, June 29–August 24
Catch singer-songwriters, acoustic bands, and solo artists as they take the stage at this intimate pocket park on Historic Main Street.
Park City Institute’s Big Stars, Bright Nights @ The Eccles Center for the Performing Arts
July 7–August 24
An outlier in this summer’s concert scene, this popular series (formerly at Deer Valley Resort) moves inside for the 2019 season, taking advantage of PCI’s year-round 1,200-seat performing arts center. The country-heavy lineup includes The Brothers Osborne (July 7), quintet The Punch Brothers (July 30), Taj Mahal Quartet with songwriter Marc Cohn and The Blind Boys of Alabama (August 13), pop-country group Gone West (August 16), and singer CAM (August 24). Theater-quality production, cushy seats, and no rainouts also mean no BYO drinks or eats.
Local goods to pack for your picnic
Alpine Distilling Summit Gin & Preserve Liqueur
Class up your picnic by mixing local Park City Summit Gin, Preserve Liqueur, soda water, and lemon for a fresh, simple cocktail.
Ritual Chocolate Mid Mountain Blend
End your night on a sweet note with Park City’s own bean-to-bar chocolate, which boasts a not-too-intense flavor with fruity, earthy, and floral notes.
Heber Valley Artisan Cheese
Localize your cheese plate with cheddar, Parmesan, Swiss, or curds made in Midway.
Deer Valley Picnic Bag
Preorder a bag to pick up at Deer Valley’s Snow Park amphitheater. From cheese plates to beet salads and homemade pastries, bags include all the fixin’s for a gourmet feast.