The Orem Arts Council presents the fifth annual outdoor summer concert series at The Stage at City Center Park. This series consists of seven concerts during the summer featuring talented musical groups and performing artists from across Utah Valley. The concerts will take place on Monday evenings. All concerts are free and begin at 7:00 PM at The Stage at City Center Park, located in the southeast corner of City Center Park near 100 North and 400 East in Orem, just west of the Orem Senior Friendship Center.
Monday, June 13: Bluegrass Thunder (Bluegrass/Country)
Bluegrass Thunder has performed locally, nationally, and abroad, representing American folk traditional music and dance (along with Cloggers West). Their repertoire includes bluegrass, western, country, and contemporary songs featuring fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar, and bass.
Monday, June 20: Annie’s Romance (Celtic)
Annie’s Romance is a four-member band founded in 2012. They perform traditional Celtic music throughout the Wasatch Front featuring guitar, bagpipes, fiddle, flute, penny whistle, mandolin, banjo, and vocals.
Monday, June 27: American Idol 2016 contestant Bri Ray
2015 U.S. Presidential Scholar and Orem, Utah native Bri Ray is a singer, songwriter, and motivational speaker who started an anti-bullying program, “A Place for Everyone,” to advocate kindness and tolerance in schools. She was a contestant on the final season of American Idol and has performed in many venues, including Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center, Miami’s New World Center, and Utah’s LaVell Edwards Stadium.
Monday, July 11: 6 Miles Ahead (Vocal Jazz)
Molded in the tradition of vocal groups such as Manhattan Transfer and New York Voices, 6 Miles Ahead has garnered respect as Utah’s premier professional vocal jazz ensemble. Since their debut with a first place finish at the prestigious Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, the award-winning group has performed throughout the northwest United States, energizing audiences with ambitious arrangements of everything from traditional jazz to pop, Bach, and the Beatles.
Monday, July 18: Jerseystreet (Classic Rock)
Jerseystreet is one of the most versatile bands in the state. They play rock, country, variety, etc. and feature excellent vocals and instrumentals. Formed over three decades ago by Robyn and Larry Green, Jerseystreet now includes daughter Julia on keys/vocals and son Stephen Green on drums.
Monday, July 25: VanLadyLove (Alternative Rock)
VanLadyLove hails from Provo, Utah, but has grown a national and international fan base using a mixture of YouTube videos, social media, and touring. VanLadyLove recently won the “#1 Artist on the Verge 2014” award, a national honor given by a team of top A&R scouts, talent buyers, booking agents, media taste-makers and other industry experts at the New Music Seminar in New York City. The band’s debut EP of original music “Love Matter” charted on iTunes in its first week and several songs from the EP have had placements on national television.
Monday, August 1: Morning Star (Native American music/dance)
Listen to wonderful stories and traditional music and watch amazing Native American dance from this talented troupe.
Concerts in the park are sponsored by the Orem Arts Council, Wayfair, Utah Division of Arts and Museums, The Cultural Arts & Recreation Enrichment (CARE) Program, and the Orem Public Library.