Park City’s longest-running outdoor summer concert series is going indoors for 2019.
The 16th annual St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights Concert Series will be housed inside Park City’s Eccles Center Theatre, where the series’ organizer, the Park City Institute, puts on shows throughout the rest of the year.
Teri Orr, the institute’s executive director, said the Eccles is “the place we know best,” and a fine place for the summer series while a permanent home is arranged.
In a news release announcing the lineup late Wednesday night, Orr said efforts to build a new outdoor venue were hampered by a good ski season and a shortened construction season.
The St. Regis series played for 14 years at Deer Valley’s Snow Park Amphitheater. In December 2017, though, Deer Valley — which had been acquired by Colorado-based Alterra Mountain Co. — decided not to renew the institute’s contract to use the amphitheater. Instead, Deer Valley started its own concert series, which this year will feature Michael Franti and Spearhead, Jenny Lewis, Squeeze and other acts.
The institute used outdoor venues owned by the city of Park City last year.
The 2019 lineup for the St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights Concert Series will feature:
- July 7 • Brothers Osborne, country music duo.
- July 30 • Punch Brothers, bluegrass group fronted by Chris Thile, who hosts the public-radio show “Live From Here.”
- Aug. 13 • Taj Mahal Quartet, blues band, with Marc Cohn, singer-songwriter, and the Blind Boys of Alabama, legendary gospel group.
- Aug. 16 • Gone West, country-pop quartet made up of Colbie Caillat, her fiancé Justin Young, her collaborator Jason Reeves and Reeves’ wife Nelly Joy.
- Aug. 24 • Cam, country singer.
Tickets go on sale to institute members on Friday at 10 a.m. The public gets its chance to buy tickets on Friday, May 3. Go to the institute’s website, www.parkcityinstitute.org, for tickets and memberships.