Kimball Stage: Located on Heber Ave
Small House Strings – Aug 2nd Kimball Stage: 5:00-6:30pm
Following five years of playing together in the electric full-band setting, Drew joined Marty as the other half of his acoustic duo, Small House Strings. Twelve years later, they’re still going strong and enjoying playing together more than ever. They have performed at dozens of Park City’s live music venues, as well as numerous private functions, and are well established within the local music scene. Their enormous play list of covers and originals encompasses many styles, including rock, blues, jazz, newgrass/bluegrass, and folk, featuring many instrumental pieces. This wide range of material, combined with many years of live performance, has resulted in the ability to play to a wide variety of listening audiences. Their unconfined approach to playing in the acoustic duo format gives them a unique sound, particularly on their many mandolin and guitar arrangements.
Bastard Redheads – Aug 2nd Kimball Stage: 7:00-8:30pm
The Bastard Redhead Duet – is a scaled down version of the successful Utah band “The Bastard Redheads”. The BRD features two principal members of The Bastard Redheads, leader Daniel Weldon, and multi-instrumentalist Ryan Hawthorn. They play lean and mean acoustic based versions of the songs performed by The Bastard Redheads, both cover and original material. The music is a combination of and early seventies Rock and Roll, along with equal smatterings of blues, soul, folk, and country twang.
As leader of the very successful Utah bands, “The Legendary Porch Pounders”, and “The Bastard Redheads”, Dan Weldon knows how to put together a show. His talents on vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, resonators, mandolin, porchboard, and principal songwriter, have earned him many awards. With his bands, and as a solo artist, he has shared the stage with; Buddy Guy, Bo Didley, Jason Isbell, Mike Farris, The Five Blindboys from Alabama, Dwight Yoakam, Norton Buffalo & Roy Rogers, Kebmo, Etta James, Koko Taylor, and many others. He has played in almost every major music festival in Utah, appeared as a featured perfomer on many Utah televison stations, and has been featured in many Utah music magazines and major newspapers. His band “The Legendary Porch Pounders” (with sideman Brad Wheeler), won SLC City Weekly magazine’s “Showdown To SXSW” as “Best Original Band”, and won SLC City Weekly magazine’s “Best Blues Band” Award three years in a row. His band “The Bastard Redheads” has been featured in many music and film festivals, Utah Arts Fest, Sundance Film Fest, Utah High Adventure Film Festival , and Idaho’s “Lavapalooza”!
Ryan Hawthorn has been playing guitar and performing in front of crowds since he was in his late teens. After playing in many local bands and fronting the Ogden based blues band Weber River Blues for five years, Ryan decided he was better suited to work with songwriters than to be the songwriter. He honed his lead guitar and slide guitar skills working with bands like AJ, the Kap Brothers, and the Motherless Cowboys opening for bands like Dickey Betts and the Great Southern, The North Mississippi All Stars, Shooter Jennings, Shawn Colvin, and Sam Bush. Besides playing the occasional solo acoustic show he currently works with Daniel Weldon and The Bastard Redheads playing electric and acoustic guitars, lap steel, and mandolin. He also works with local cowboy songwriter Brenn Hill playing bass and guitar. As a sideman Ryan’s number one goal is to “serve the song”.
Trinadadio – Aug 3rd Kimball Stage: 11:00-12:30pm
Trinidadio combines musical styles like an experienced bartender mixing your favorite tropical well drink…One part Caribbean rhythm, two parts rock with a steel drum twist. Or for the more discerning pallet…mix in one glass, even parts of old school Marley with the blue-eyed reggae of The Police. In a separate glass combine calypso/soca grooves with the island sound of Harry Belafonte. Pour all ingredients into blender along with a jigger of Santana and a liberal splash of Jimmy Buffett. Blend on low or mellow speed. Voilá! “Tropical Rock.” Serve cold on a hot day or hot on a cold day. Don’t forget the umbrella! Spreading ‘positivity,’ understanding and tolerance in a fun, uplifting way is the wave Trinidadio rides. Even though a song may have a dark theme, the steel drums are a source of light. Light and love prevail on the trade winds that blow hrough every Trinidadio song and show. Fun, sun, sand, surf and positive vibes…that is Trinidadio…
AM Bump – Aug 3rd Kimball Stage: 1:00-2:30pm
Old School Soul Jazz Organ, Guitar and Drum Trio.
Sofia Dion – Aug 3rd Kimball Stage: 3:00-4:30pm
Sophia Dion is 12 years old and a singer and songwriter, born and raised in Park City, UT. Sophia developed a passion for music at a very young age; she started singing at the age of 3 and performing at age 7. At age 10, Sophia began taking guitar lessons and knew immediately it was her instrument of choice. Musically inclined, she also plays stand up bass, piano, and ukulele. Her musical influences are KT Tunstall, Ingrid Michaelson, and Sara Bareilles. Sophia has participated in productions at Egyptian Theater, Park City Glee, University of Utah Youth Theater, and Mountain Town Music. She has studied at London School of Guitar, Lee Music and Dance Tech Studios. Sophia has played many local venues throughout the state of Utah, including the Fender Lounge at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival when she was just 11 years old. She also performed at the 2011 Deer Valley Summer Concert series and has performed at various venues during the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, including Koffeehouse at Sundance along with some of the top 2012 indie artists like Collective Soul, Tyler Hilton, Stephanie Quayle, Adam Gaynor of Matchbox 20, and Shawn Hook just to name a few.
Mullett Hatchet – Aug 3rd Kimball Stage: 5:00-7:00pm
“Many many yeers ago, in a double-wide far far away, four good ol’ boys from Kentuckissippi met a wise, old Buddhist monk by the name of Ya Man Wooo. They wuz then taught the fine craft of Southern Rock. We does us some ZZ Top, Allmans, Skynyrd of course, and doobies. Oh, we also play sum Doobie Brothers songs, haw haw haw haw haw!!!!”
- Tayler Parks, Unemployed father of 7 and Baptist preacher
Mariachi Zavala – Aug 4th Kimball Stage: 11:00-12:15pm
Gonzalo & Marcos Zavala are one of the most exciting and creative performers and arrangers working today! Their style and musicianship allow for spontaneous and exciting sounds in every project or performance. This family group sets the standard for professionalism and reliability, determined to deliver the very best in mariachientertainment that only decades of performing as a family can bring!
Muddpuddle – Aug 4th Kimball Stage: 12:45-2:00pm
The Park City based rock-and-roll band Muddpuddle thrills audiences with a blend of original and cover music in a wide variety of styles.
Apres Swing Big Band – Aug 4th Kimball Stage: 2:30-3:45pm
The Apres Swing Big Band was founded by Chris Taylor in the summer of 2011. The group features a rotation of local musicians who give up their Monday evenings to play in a jazz band. It started out as a recreational reading band that met once a week in the summer to read through big band music. The band has several alumni from Park City High School Jazz Bands and even a few of their parents. The group plays everything from Glen Miller to Pat Metheney. The group got its first gig at the Heber Airport playing for an air show. It has since played for a few private parties and for Mountain Music concerts.
PATWA – Aug 4th Kimball Stage: 4:15-6:00pm
With members from America, England and Jamaica, The PATWA Reggae Band creates an original blend of talent and taste in a timeless genre.
Miner’s Stage: Located at Miner’s Park
Gary Stoddard – Aug 2nd Miner’s Stage: 5:00-6:30pm
Influences of musical styles from all around the world have brought about the original works of Gary’s four CD collections. Moving effortlessly from Rock to Reggae to Jazz to Country, including lyrical Ballads, Island inspired and Rockin’ electric tunes as well. Gary’s studies were in Musical Theater and to his credit has written and directed 5 full length original musicals performed in such venues as the Rose Wagner Theater, Sandy Amphitheater and others in Utah. His early performances with his family and later with the Stoddard Brothers, Alan and Bill, fueled the fire to write and perform his own original variety filled music. Weather playing with his band Usual Suspects or performing Solo, the music moves you both physically getting you tapping your toes or to your soul where you feel the meaning of every heartfelt word. Come have fun as Gary Sings, plays his guitar, keys, sax, flute, bant-ar, mandolin.
Todo Mundo – Aug 2nd Miner’s Stage: 7:00-9:00pm
The band is known for their high energy performances, which are led by singer and guitarist Santiago Orozco, a native of Colombia, and vocalist Governor Tiggy, from Jamaica. Todo Mundo’s unique mix of world rhythms and danceable songs has helped them to appeal to people of all ages and backgrounds.
Through music, Todo Mundo has learned to share their soul and experiences with the world. The power of music allows them to transmit their messages of equality and diversity. Todo Mundo aims to bring people together and encourage them to live in the present, as one. The band is a manifestation of this message, containing talented musicians from all over the world (Colombia, Jamaica, Israel, Venezuela, Puerto Rico & the U.S.). Their music and their performances possess explosive energy that celebrates life, unity, and diversity, with the aim of connecting with people from all over the world.
Nate Robinson – Aug 3rd Miner’s Stage: 11:00-12:30pm
Nate Robinson was born and raised in the sleepy suburban area of Utah Valley, Utah, and began playing music through piano lessons at the age of 5. At the age of 12 he was introduced to the drums and in 1992 was offered a musical scholarship to the University of Utah, performing in the Drum line, Wind symphony, Percussion and Jazz ensembles.
After years of playing drums in local Utah punk/ska favorites such as Stretch Armstrong and My Man Friday, Nathan began playing for the SLC ska group Sturgeon General on the Radical Records Group out of NYC. He toured the nation relentlessly for 2 years before returning to Utah, switching from drums to guitar and forming his own ska/reggae group “Two and a Half White Guys”.
In the year 2000 Two and a Half White Guys began touring the U.S. and Canada and have released 5 albums to date, one of which “Leather Jackets and Mustache Wax” was released through the Megalith records group and is available world wide.
Nate continues to perform nightly with “Two and a Half White Guys”, “The Nate Robinson Trio”, or by himself, relentlessly touring and seeking out new fans and is constantly writing and releasing new material.
Don Weldon – Aug 3rd Miner’s Stage: 1:00-2:30pm
Weldon has earned the title of journeyman roots musician. Over the years as a soloist and a sideman, he has rocked readily, serenaded sweet and lowdown and twanged with the toughest. Weldon possesses a soulful singing voice and a warm stage manner that captivates his audience. He is a gifted songwriter and also has the deft ability to give classic songs fresh and thoughtful treatment. In addition, Weldon plays an astonishing variety of acoustic and electric guitar styles, picks a mean mandolin and supplies a steady backbeat courtesy of his foot operated porchboard.
Morgan Snow – Aug 3rd Miner’s Stage: 3:00-4:30pm
joy&eric – Aug 3rd Miner’s Stage: 5:00-6:30pm
joy&eric play ‘modern’ acoustic music… combining sparse, recognizable melodies and complex guitar work. They play rock, pop, country, soul, bluegrass and reggae. After a ‘sold out’ opening performance in the living room, joy&eric have grown a large and loyal local and national following, playing in small and large venues across north america. Since then, they have been asked to open for, tour and play with, Average White Band, Neville Brothers, Eric Johnson, Ben Harper, Jack Johnson, Leon Russell, The Samples, Jackie Greene, Josh Turner, Dave Matthews, Coldplay, Smash Mouth, Hall and Oates, The Moody Blues, Chicago, Robert Cray, OMD, English Beat, and the Reverend Al Green.
Sammy Brue – Aug 4th Miner’s Stage: 11:00-12:15pm
Sammy Brue is an 11 year old Troubadour in training. He loves making music and playing his guitar at any open venue, even if it’s just a busy street.
Irish American Duo – Aug 4th Miner’s Stage: 12:45-2:00pm
The American Irish Duo plays traditional instrumental Irish music with passion for the pub music of the Irish countryside with an American Twist. Sharon Mitchell plays hammered dulcimer. She grew up in Brooklyn where she frequented the Irish sessions at the famed Eagle Tavern. Mark Cantor, of KRCLs Fret and Fiddle show says “her dulcimer harmonies and variations weave in and around the melodic sound of Celtic music.” Sharon produces the local concert series for the Intermountain Acoustic Music Association and is also an old-time and bluegrass musician playing with both the Public Domain String Band and the Red Desert Ramblers. Richard Schmeling plays guitar. His Irish genes drive his solid backup and unshakable rhythm. He provides tight, energetic accompaniment to Sharon’s dulcimer playing and plays Irish music with the same passion he has in his bluegrass bands, the Red Desert Ramblers and Bluegrass Rising. Dave Sharp of the Utah Musician’s Union says “he has a great alternative rhythmic style fusing Irish, Old-Time and Bluegrass phrasing for backing up Celtic music.”
Rich Wyman – Aug 4th Miner’s Stage: 2:30-3:45pm
“A voice like a hurricane, John Hiatt after a shot of anabolic steroids.”
Oor Magazine, Holland More than an award-winning artist, accomplished songwriter, and amazing pianist, Rich Wyman is a first-rate showman with a faithful following around the world. An unstoppable creative force, Wyman is the recipient of ten ASCAP Awards and is also an acclaimed music producer and film composer. He has worked with top names in the music industry and is a passionate performer dedicated to creating original rock piano with soulful music and direct lyrics.
Pat Carnahan Jazz Trio – Aug 4th Miner’s Stage: 4:15-6:00 pm
Pat started playing Rock, Folk, and Blues Guitar at15 around the Chicago area. He studied harmony, music theory, arranging, and jazz improvisation at the Berklee College of Music where he graduated with honors. He moved to Park City Ut and works as a solo, duo, or the Rhythmites some of the areas most in demand musicians. Pat formed Archtop Records in 1995 that released two CDs of original jazz; Use Blues, and Down at the Farm.
Artisan Stage: Located at the top of Main Street
Classic Steve – Aug 2nd Artisan Stage: 5:00-6:30pm
Steve Emerson Schuffert, singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist originally from the Pittsburgh area, spent much of his extensive musical career in Nashville, TN. His original songs have been recorded by bluesman Tommy Castro and country legends George Jones, Kenny Rogers & T Graham Brown. Steve’s own blues rock band has produced 8 CD’s and garnered a following in Europe. His extraordinary guitar work has been noted by fellow musicians and fans alike. He now resides in Park City and is honored to be playing music in such a wonderful town.
Robyn Kemp – Aug 2nd Artisan Stage: 7:00-9:00pm
Robyn Kemp’s unique brand of theatrical Alternative/Pop draws from influences as far ranging as Florence + The Machine and Fiona Apple to Broadway musicals. Trained at the Boston Conservatory, she has captivated audiences from Boston’s Symphony Hall, to the Mormon Tabernacle, to the stages of Greenwich Village. Her “Raining Sideways” EP, recorded in NYC with producer Alex Houton, is now available on iTunes.
Cameron Mercer – Aug 3rd Artisan Stage: 11:00-12:15pm
Cameron Mercer (AKA Disposable Genius) combines smooth melodies and mood driven atmospheres, with traditional folk/rock songwriting, to create truly unique popular anthems.
Lorisa Pulotu – Aug 3rd Artisan Stage: 12:45-2:00pm
Lorisa was born in Provo, Utah and is the third child of eight in the Brazzeal family. She began piano lessons at ten and joined the school elementary choir,but it would be several decades before she realized her musical abilities. ““Those who wish to sing, always find a song.” This quote hangs in Lorisa’s personal recording studio. She believes that no matter who you are, no matter what life hands you, no matter if you are rich or poor, old or young, music makes life better! Her experience has taught her that with hard work and determination you can achieve your dreams!
Scott Klismith – Aug 3rd Artisan Stage: 2:30-3:45pm
Bringing wide-ranging styles of acoustic originals and covers in a voice that delights and soothes, Scott’s music is the perfect summer day accompaniment. His influences include a collaboration and album-length recording with World Music producer J.C. Maillard. A recent graduate of the University of Montana and Park City native, he adds Conception, Chile and Missoula, MT to his heart of homes and musical style. From Cash to Coldplay, Gaga to Sinatra, The Who and Van Morrison, or Mexico’s Bacilos––come hear the sound that has audiences smiling.
Ryan Walsh – Aug 3rd Artisan Stage: 4:15-6:00pm
Ryan Walsh is a singer and guitar player with decades of experience performing for audiences as large as 30,000 people all over the country with Nik and the Nice Guys, and locally with Changing Lanes. Here in Park City, he performs solo and digs deep into your memory for songs you know by heart but have forgotten from the 70′s through to the current charts in popular music.
Teresa – Aug 4th Artisan Stage: 11:00-12:15pm
Long time Park City local musician interprets jazz standards and remakes of many popular songs past and present, singing and playing piano with great vocal range and her own style. Once told “ your voice sounds like cream”, I said: “Thanks, I like that”.
Bill McGinnis – Aug 4th Artisan Stage: 12:45-2:00pm
Park City singer songwriter Bill McGinnis brings a laid back, common man attitude to his song writing and performance. Taking bits and pieces of the world around him as the foundation of his work Bill sings of family, friends, everyday life and the things at large. Using the guitar and ukulele to create sounds ranging from folksy to bluesy to Island vibe, he tells his stories and lays out his commentary about whatever crosses his mind.A finalist in the 2011 IAMA Susan Millsap’s Singer Songwriter Show Case, Bill has most recently conducted ukulele workshops at the Moab Folk Camp and Folk Festival in Moab Ut.. When the snow flies he can be found teaching skiing at the Park City Mountain Resort. If not schooling skiers he can be found teaching ukulele or conducting song writing workshops at local schools. Bill is also a cofounder of the Music Circle, a social networking site for the local acoustic community. Cosy Sheridan has called McGinnis a prolific writer. Livingston Taylor said of him “you are sloppy”. His kids mostly call him Dad. He would love to hear what you have to say but first you’ll have to come and hear him.
Bryan Frates – Aug 4th Artisan Stage: 2:30-3:45pm
As a native of Woodstock Vermont, Bryan Frates discovered his love for music through his family members. Whether it was playing instruments at Christmas time, or listening to the works of James Taylor and Marvin Gaye, the foundation was built at an early age. Bryan began his music career at a prep school in New Hampshire, singing in his high school band, Nexus. He went on to college in Maine and began playing solo shows around the campus of Bates College in Lewiston. At that time he also joined a hip-hop group called High Flow and sang hooks and verses for the dynamic group out of Boston. Bryan is currently performing in Salt Lake City as a solo act in local music venues. Bryan’s unique style stems from his love for folk, country, R&B, hip-hop, pop, and jazz music. With an admiration of artists like Martin Sexton, Amos Lee, Zac Brown, Lisa Hillary, Vance Gilbert, and Brandi Carlile, his tremendous vocals weave effortlessly throughout genres. Tying together elements of country and folk along with hip-hop and R&B, he has created a style that is truly his own. With his passion for music and song writing, he hopes to make a full time career out of something that he loves to do. Bryan’s original songs evoke images of family, friends, and the experiences of moving through the various stages of life.
Chad & Kristo – Aug 4th Artisan Stage: 4:15-6:00pm
A wise man once said, “If Chad & Kristo’s music were medicine, we’d finally have a cure for ugly.” that statement is as true today as it ever was. Sit back and prepare yourself for some earcandy that would make even Willy Wonka jealous….Chad & Kristo!