How to Get Your Groove On
In Park City, boogie shoes can be your ski boots, high heels, flip-flops, tennis shoes, cowboy boots, and pretty much any other shoe you have. The music scene boasts seasonal concerts in both the winter and summer, bars with live music, and venues that host popular musicians. Which means, if you’re looking to twist, two-step, swing, groove, or chill your way through the night away, there’s a place for you. Here’s where to go to find music in Park City:
— Year-Round Venues —
Enjoy live music every night at this Main Street bar. The eclectic array of music includes acts ranging from rock to country to dueling pianos. Sit back and listen while indulging in their unique cocktails and delicious food options. Tip: Try the Spur Burger or the wings. Visit the Spur Bar & Grill website.
Vista Lounge is hands down one of the most picturesque places in Park City. Gaze out on sweeping views of the valley from high up on the mountain as you listen to local live music all weekend long. This cozy bar has some of the finest handcrafted cocktails as well as a menu featuring fondue, charcuterie, and more. Visit the Vista Lounge website.
Consistently boasting a stellar line-up of artists, O.P. Rockwell is the best place to catch a show. With two bars and plenty of room to dance, you can get groovy to everything from blues to funk to rock. Visit the O.P. Rockwell website.
Your hips can’t help but move to the popular music and fast beat of the music at Downstairs. With everything from VIP tables to drink specials, this is a go-to if you’re looking to show off your twerking or flossing. Visit the Downstairs website.
You never know what will be showing at the Egyptian Theatre when you’re in town. This classic Sundance Film Festival Theater has a line-up of musicals, rock concerts, and more. Once inside, it’s one of the most intimate venues in Park City. Visit the Egyptian Theatre website.
Park City Live brings the Vegas club atmosphere to this mountain town. With a lineup of world-famous DJs and plenty of EDM, Park City Live has enough bright lights and VIP tables to rival any major city’s concert venues. Visit the Park City Live website.
This bar, at the base of the Town Lift, hosts local live music every Friday and Saturday. Head here for après, to sit back with a cold beer or specialty cocktail, and to admire the Elkupine (the elk-porcupine mascot). Visit the Cabin website.
— Seasonal Venues —
Some of the best concerts in Park City happen outside, either under the stars or sometimes even the snow. If you’re looking for a complete list of summer concerts read 9 Summer Concert Series You Should Try.
Bring your own bottle of wine or cooler of beer and grab a seat on Snow Park Lodge’s large lawn. Every year, Mountain Town Music sponsors free Wednesday night concerts at the Snow Park Amphitheatre. There’s nothing quite like enjoying the sounds of these local bands with a cold drink in your hand, which is why we are always counting down the days until the next concert. Visit the Grand Valley Bank Community Concert Series website.
The Deer Valley Music Festival is one of our favorite summer activities. Every year, the Utah Symphony and a variety of well-known guests will knock your socks off with their talent. All while you sit in the Deer Valley lawn or the reserved seats and enjoy a homemade picnic as the sun sets over the Park City mountains. Visit the Deer Valley Music Festival website.
Every Thursday evening during the summer, local and national bands take over the stage in the heart of the Newpark Town Center. The Newpark Amphitheatre is located in Kimball Junction, on the edge of the Swaner Nature Preserve. Bring a picnic, blanket, and a cooler filled with your favorite drinks to enjoy as you listen to these free shows. Visit the Newpark Amphitheater website.
This concert series, presented by the Park City Institute, continually brings a wide variety of musicians to the outdoor venues throughout the city. The 2018 series marks the 15th season and will feature artists such as the Los Lonely Boys, Grace Potter, and Don Felder of the Eagles. Visit the Park City Institute website.
If you’re a beer drinker, this is the ideal pairing. On seven Tuesdays throughout the summer, the Stein Eriksen puts on this fun and quirky event. Try $20 Food and $20 Beer Tasting as you listen to live music on the lawn below. Good food, good music, and good beer is just what the doctor ordered. Visit the Hops on the Hill website.
Our staff pick for best brunch also happens to have an amazing live music scene. Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night enjoy “Park City Limits,” the cafe’s live music dinner show. With only 50 seats, every concert feels as if the band is playing just for you. Visit the Silver Star Cafe website.
There’s nothing quite like standing at the Umbrella Bar with a cold beer in your hand listing to the live music on the Canyons Village stage. These spring time concerts start as soon as the weather gets warm and continually ramp up until closing day of ski season. Visit the Canyons Resort website.
Grab a Bloody Mary from the Bloody Mary bar and enjoy music by the best local Utah bands every Sunday from June until September at the Park Silly Sunday Market. In addition to great bands and sunshine, browse through art, clothes, and more made by local craftsmen and women. Visit the Park Silly Sunday Market website.
Once the snow melts, the live music starts. Catch a variety of shows at both Legends Bar & Grill on the Canyons Side and the PayDay Pad at the base of the Crescent Quad on the Park City side. Bring the whole family to enjoy these concerts in the sun. Visit the Park City Mountain website.