Variety and Value!
Since 2005, the Utah Cultural Celebration Center has presented the WorldStage! Concert Series, a musical and cultural experience for the whole family. Every summer and winter our programming team selects performing artists that showcase the vibrant and exciting cross section of entertainment deeply rooted in Utah's artistic and cultural communities. Previous artists include perennials like the Beehive Statesmen Barbershop Choir, West Valley Symphony of Utah, Bonnie Harris, and visiting folk musicians/dancers from around the world via our partnership with Bountiful Davis Art Center. Special engagements have included the Polynesian Cultural Center, the Harp Twins, Jake Shimabukuro, Jason Hewlett, Country Current (US Navy country and bluegrass band), and the Quebe Sisters. And plenty of local artists have been favorites on the stage, including Red Rock Rondo, Harry Lee and the Back Alley Blues Band, Samba Fogo, Smiling Souls, Los Hermanos de Los Andes, the Soulistics and many more! As you can see, variety is the key to the WorldStage! Concert Series.
Gates at 7:00 PM | Concerts at 7:30 PM | FREE ADMISSION
Presented in part by West Valley City, Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts, and Parks, Utah Division of Arts and Museums, and Century Link.
July 10: West Valley Symphony
The West Valley Symphony kicks off the 2016 Utah Cultural Celebration Center’s WorldStage summer series. Formed in 1991 by founder Ralph Baker, the symphony is an all-volunteer orchestra of around 80 musicians ranging in age from 17-90. The group is comprised of musicians from all over the Wasatch Front, who rehearse weekly to explore and share the emotion and expressiveness of symphonic music. Donny Gilbert, Music Director. George Dye, Associate Music Director. Eric Barney, Concertmaster.
For more information visit westvalleysymphonyutah.org
July 17: Utah Swing Orchestra
The Utah Swing Orchestra combines the finest jazz musicians around to play the music of Glen Miller, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Frank Sinatra, Tommy Dorsey, Nat King Cole and many others. If you need an excuse to “Jump Jive and Wail,” this Utah jazz band will keep you dancing and tapping your foot all night.
For more information visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zELw5tMka0c
July 31: Imagine
Remembering the Fab Four!
That's what this Beatles tribute band is all about. From their convincing Liverpudlian accents and Beatles wit to their pointed boots and totally fab gear, what you'll experience during their show is pure magic. Imagine is like seeing the Beatles in concert for the first time!
The four lads joined in 1993 and have performed more than 1000 shows across the United States and abroad. Over the years the group has had the privilege of sharing the stage with such notable acts as the Beach Boys, Jay Leno, Chicago, Three Dog Night, Carrie Underwood, America, Glen Campbell, the Temptations, The Commodores, The Mandrell Sisters, Badfinger and others. Among many other highlights are their performance at the Nokia Sugarbowl in New Orleans for a national TV audience, being the first act to ever perform at the 20,000-seat USANA amphitheater in Salt Lake City, Utah, and 21 performances at the Shanghai Music Festival in China.
A splendid time is guaranteed for all! For more information visit www.imaginefabfour.com
August 7: World Travelers
Since 2009 the WorldStage! concert series has presented folk musicians and dancers from around the world. The Utah Cultural Celebration Center is pleased to continue its partnership with Bountiful Davis Art Center in 2017 by presenting International folk music and dance traditions. Explore your world!
*visiting nationalities to be announced as they are confirmed.
August 14: Artie Hemphill & the Iron Horse Band
The members of Artie Hemphill and The Iron Horse Band are undisputed professionals with impressive pedigrees. The expertise they display while showcasing their incredible talents to eager fans stems from a long list of experience. Their combined backgrounds encompass thousands of live performances, years on the road touring nationally, spending over a decade living in Nashville honing musical crafts and multiple college music degrees. And that doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface. As a band they have wowed audiences performing live at a dizzying array of venues. These include such things as multiple TV and radio appearances, numerous fairs, festivals and special events as well as opening for national artists such as Diamond Rio, Emerson Drive, Sawyer Brown, Chris Cagle, Phil Vassar, Joe Diffie and John Michael Montgomery just to name a few. Artie and the band were also voted the winners of the 2011 Stadium of Fire Talent Competition by a screaming crowd of over 46,000 attendees.
For more information visit artiehemphill.com
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The Utah Cultural Celebration Center would like to thank the residents of Salt Lake County for their continued support of arts, culture and recreation through the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts and Parks (ZAP) Program. When you pay sales tax, one penny out of every $10 is set aside to strengthen our community. Your support matters. Thank you!
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