We are hosting our first Pickin' at Park City: A Bluegrass, Brews & BBQ Festival on Saturday, August 9th. From 3:00pm - 7:00pm, we'll have three bluegrass acts, headlined by the nationally-acclaimed The Travelin' McCourys! And what better way to enjoy FREE bluegrass music than to mix in a craft beer garden and BBQ! Yes, we'll have some great brews to taste and some unique food fixin's to whet your appetite. Concession sales will include 10 varieties of beer and a BBQ menu featuring Honey Bourbon Glazed Pork Ribs, Mango Peach BBQ Chicken and Smokehouse BBQ Braised Beef Short Ribs. The menu also includes a range of sandwiches, sides, desserts and non-alcoholic beverages including Peach Mint Lemonade.
Please, no outside alcohol or pets allowed in the concert venue. Blankets and chairs are welcome. Guests may bring their own chair to our concerts provided that the chair height is 9" or less. Low-back chairs are allowed, but camping chairs and chairs with sharp legs are not allowed.
Presented by Miller Lite and produced by Mountain Town Music.
The Travelin’ McCourys do not stand still. They are on the road — and online — entertaining audiences with live shows that include some of the best musicians and singers from all genres. It’s always different, always exciting, and always great music. No other band today has the same credentials for playing traditional and progressive music. As the sons of bluegrass legend Del McCoury, Ronnie McCoury on mandolin and Rob McCoury on banjo, continue their father’s work — a lifelong dedication to the power of bluegrass music to bring joy into people’s lives. And with fiddler Jason Carter and bassist Alan Bartram, the ensemble is loved and respected by the bluegrass faithful. But the band is now combining their sound with others to make something fresh and rejuvenating.
They recently played with the Allman Brothers at Wanee Fest and then brought the house down at Warren Haynes’ Annual Christmas Jam, an invitation-only Southern Rock homecoming. Their jam with the Lee Boys was hailed by many as the highlight of the evening, and once word of the live video hit the streets, sent new fans online to watch a supercharged combination of sacred steel, R&B, and bluegrass. They’ve also performed with Warren Haynes, Phish, and have a tour scheduled with the aforementioned Lee Boys. Ronnie McCoury described it as “peanut butter and jelly.” It was just right.
They can push forward so far because their roots are so deep. The band has a confidence that only comes with having paid their dues with twenty years on the bluegrass road. Other groups and new fans hear this immediately — the tight rhythm, the soulful material, and the confidence in taking bluegrass from the safety of the shore into uncharted waters.
Ronnie says, “We like to go in and play traditional bluegrass music the way we do it with Dad, but we also like to be able to step into situations where we can really stretch out. If we need to plug in, we’ll plug in. We’re open to anything.”
It’s that attitude, backed up by talent, that marks great musicians, traditional or progressive. The Travelin’ McCourys are twenty-first century musical pilgrims and adventurers. They’re onto something new, just like Bill Monroe was in the 1940s, but now we can see and hear that adventure live or online. Go see them, or — if you hold still long enough — they’ll come to you.
Lash LaRue was born with the spirit of the west in its mournful heart and the whip in its seductive hand and that is where we will hang our black, sultry hats till the herds are driven to higher pastures. We were all working hard on the trail when dark, smoldering clouds converged somewhere out on the great big empty and told us to start playing a new sound in the silver-lined hills of Park City. Karri Dell was the first to unsaddle her old timey fixin's and get to playing with some extra metal induced sounds. Jack was always there to hit the down and low as his song writing was beginning to take a front seat with the viper switch. And Mr. Viar was just laughing like his hyena animal spirit all the way down to the groove corral. Cole was in from the git' go when he realized he could keep his hands a pickin' that vintage avocado Gretsch on a regular basis. His bends for that lonesome blue sound are just too close to his sweet, sentimental heart. It was Elaine who pulled the team together and into the barn with her smokey, sorrowful and tender call.
Cold Creek is Utah’s premier bluegrass band. They hail from American Fork and perform across Utah and the western states. The band is comprised of Bill Sprunger on guitar and lead vocals, Blaine Nelson on banjo, Andrea Ivey Banner on bass and lead vocals, Jake Workman on mandolin and Rob Ricks on fiddle. These talented musicians have been playing together for many years in various capacities and make up a truly outstanding bluegrass band.
The music of Cold Creek is a captivating blend of traditional and progressive bluegrass. It features tight harmonies, incredible picking and playing, and interesting arrangements, along with great original tunes. These five musicians love to entertain, and their live show has wowed audiences and made them a fan favorite at such venues as the Founder’s Title Bluegrass Festival in Snowbird, Utah, the Bannock County Bluegrass Festival in Pocatello, Idaho, the Wolf Mountain Bluegrass Festival in Santa Cruz, California, and the Durango Meltdown in Colorado. They also have traveled internationally, and played shows most recently in Moscow, Russia. Audience members describe a very original sound, combining some elements of Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, Alison Krauss and Union Station and Mountain Heart.
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