Lucinda Williams. Aaron Neville. Dwight Yoakam. Roger Hodgson.
When you look at those previous performers at this season’s Deer Valley Amphitheater concert series presented by the Park City Performing Arts Foundation, you might notice something. If you averaged the ages of each, it would come to nearly 62 years.
Of course, the appeal of that lineup is that Williams and the others bridge generation gaps, and young listeners can find as much beauty, wisdom and timeless art from Hodgson, Yoakam and Neville as older fans do.
The challenge is getting young music fans to buy tickets.
So, in a nod to the younger people who might be avoiding the older-skewing, wine-sipping Deer Valley Music Festival this summer — Kansas and Earth, Wind & Fire, anyone? — the decidedly younger rock bands All American Rejects and Eve 6 will perform in the next installment of the performing-arts series.
In past years, bands like OneRepublic, Civil Twilight, Katie Herzig and Thriving Ivory have played PCPAF shows, says Teri Orr, PCPAF’s executive director. She met some resistance when the OneRepublic show was booked, yet everyone in attendance loved the youthful energy the pop-rock group brought.
All American Rejects and Eve 6 feature "great musicians," just as talented as the older generation of performers, she said.
The Tribune talked to both bands to see what the kids have to offer when the volumes are as high as the elevation.
To read the interviews, go to: http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment/54650669-81/band-eve-park-american.html.csp
All American Rejects with Eve 6.
When » Sunday, Aug. 12, at 7 p.m.
Where » Deer Valley Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater, 2250 Deer Valley Drive, Park City
Tickets » Lawn seating, $35; reserved seating, $45, $55 and $65, at www.ecclescenter.org.
Info » Summit County high-school students with a 3.5 GPA or higher can receive one free lawn seat to the show. Students are invited to present photo student ID and 2011-12 report card showing GPA. The box office is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at the Mega Genius Supply Store and IQ HQ, 436 Swede Alley, Park City. (The honors student ticket giveaway isn’t available the day of the show.)
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