Final show of 2016 - The Lower Lights and SLC Mass Choir

The first year we had a Rooftop Concert, the Lower Lights played and it really set the tone for what we wanted to see at these shows, which is, great music played at the highest level. We had them back the following year. And the year after that. But it's been a couple years since the Lower Lights have played and it's high time we have them back. Our final show of the 2016 season, on September 2, will be The Lower Lights. Opening act, The Salt Lake City Mass Choir. Come hear two very different version of gospel music. This will be an unforgettable night. 

Rooftop Concert Series

Press Release for June 3 Tribute Show

Provo Rooftop Concert Series Returns for June’s Concert

The Songs of David Bowie in Downtown Provo

 

PROVO, Utah-- June 3, 2016-- The rooftop concert series is back tonight for another free show and to dance the night away with the songs of David Bowie.

 

The event co-founder and sponsor Courtney Kendrick is excited to present the second rooftop concert of the seventh year of the series. Provo is full of music lovers who mourned the death of David Bowie, so the artists performing in the concert are ready to honor his music.

 

“Few artists manage to leave even one impression on the world, but when David Bowie died earlier this year, he left the world with a handful. And, more importantly, he left us with legendary, influential songs. So, to celebrate Bowie’s legendary body of work, wandering spirit, and boundless imagination, the concert series is excited to present the June 3 Rooftop concert—Let’s Dance: The Songs of David Bowie,” said Kendrick.

 

The concert series takes place on the first Friday of each month in the summer. This month’s concert will be in honor of the late David Bowie. Music lovers of all ages will gather to enjoy the music that Bowie provided the world.

 

Brought to you by many of the same all-star musicians who’ve produced the last five years of Rooftop tribute shows, the night will feature an onstage parade of home grown Rooftop favorites—Ryan Innes, Debra Fotheringham, and members of Westward The Tide, Neon Trees, Mideau, Fictionist, Luna Lune, The New Electric Sound, The Aces, The Lower Lights, House of Lewis, The Strike, and many more. Opening the show are The LoveStrange and their brand of electronic art rock.

 

This concert will once again be held at at the NuSkin Plaza at 100 West and Center Street in Provo. Title sponsors this year include Provo City and Pepsi Co.The Rooftop Concert Series began in 2010 as a part of the Center Focus initiative to revitalize downtown Provo. The series has grown to attract thousands of people per concert and an all-star lineup of local and nationally recognized musicians.

 

Media Contact: Jeff Rose  (801) 318-8214 |  jeff@wallaroomedia.com

Who: Rooftop Concert Series Presents The Love Strange, Let’s Dance: The Songs of David Bowie

When: Friday, June 3 at 7:00 pm

Where: The Nu Skin Plaza, 100 W Center Street, Provo, UT

Cost: Free

 

Our June 3 show

The Man Who Sold The World. Ziggy Stardust. Aladdin Sane. The Thin White Duke. Few artists manage to leave even one impression on the world, but when David Bowie died earlier this year, he left us with a handful (and that’s not even mentioning his film roles as Warhol, Tesla, and The Goblin King). But even with all the different names, the one that fits the most is this: legend. And, more importantly, he left us with legendary, influential songs. So, to celebrate Bowie’s legendary body of work, wandering spirit, and boundless imagination, we’re excited to present our June 3 Rooftop concert—Let’s Dance: The Songs of David Bowie. Yeah, we can’t wait either. Countdown, engines on.

 

Brought to you by many of the same all-star musicians who’ve produced the last five years of Rooftop tribute shows, the night will feature an onstage parade of homegrown Rooftop favorites—Ryan Innes, Debra Fotheringham, and members of Westward The Tide, Neon Trees, Mideau, Fictionist, Luna Lune, The New Electric Sound, The Aces, The Lower Lights, House of Lewis, The Strike, and many more. Opening the show are The LoveStrange and their lo-if brand of electric art rock. Look out, you rock n’ rollers!

May 6 Rooftop Concert - The Strike, The Aces, Mimi Knowles

Provo Rooftop Concert Series Returns for Seventh Year

The Str!ke and The Aces to co-headline

 

PROVO, Utah-- April 14, 2016-- The Provo tradition that now draws thousands is back for another year of the Rooftop Concert Series, with Utah’s finest bands playing for free under the stars.

 

The event co-founder and sponsor Courtney Kendrick, of the popular blog CJaneKendrick.com, says the sixth season exceeded expectations, but for the seventh, they have even more up their sleeves.

 

“This year we're planning on maintaining our Rooftop roots--concentrating on new up-and-coming bands from our local scene and giving spotlight to some of our favorite Provo bands,” says Kendrick. “We do have some surprises in store--it's going to be a delightful season for sure."

 

The show will include co-headliners The Str!ke and The Aces, both Utah music scene standouts. The Str!ke has gained national recognition playing with acts like Journey and Kelly Clarkson, as well as appearing on ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ among other shows. The Aces, formerly The Blue Aces, is the Provo phenom of four girls who have opened for local favorite, Neon Trees, and will also be releasing their newest EP this summer. Opening the show for the evening is the hip hop sounds of Mimi Knowles, who will be bringing his full band for the first time ever on the Rooftop stage.

 

The first concert of this year’s series will be on May 6 at 7:30 pm at the NuSkin Plaza at 100 West and Center Street in Provo. Title sponsors this year include Provo City and Pepsi Co.The Rooftop Concert Series began in 2010 as a part of the Center Focus initiative to revitalize downtown Provo. The series has grown to attract thousands of people per concert and an all-star lineup of local and nationally recognized musicians.

 

Media Contact: Jeff Rose  (801) 318-8214 |  jeff@wallaroomedia.com

Who: Rooftop Concert Series Presents featuring The Str!ke and The Aces

When: Friday, May 6 at 7:30 pm

Where: 100 W Center Street, Provo, UT

Cost: Free

2016

What's the plan for 2016? So glad you asked. The plan is another fantastic season of your favorite music. If this Rooftop Concert Series had a roof, we'd blow it clean off.

For now, just now, we're busy planning at this point, and will have some announcements as soon as we can. So, stay tuned!

September 4 Concert-goer's guide

Where and when -  Show starts at 7:30, “doors” open at 6:00, as always we suggest you get there early. Tonight's crowd is going to be huge.

Recommended age - Tonight's show is all ages, but please consider that it will be our biggest crowd to date. 

Weather considerations -  The weather widget says clear skies and warm. Perfect night for dancing. No need for an umbrella.

Parking map - There are lots of places to park in downtown Provo and close to the venue. Check out this map here. We also have free valet bicycle parking available, courtesy of the Provo Bicycle Collective. Ride your bike to the concert and take advantage of the most convenient parking available! Donations accepted to support the Collective.

What’s the social media info? Every mention, like or comment helps us spread the word about our concert series, so think of your instagram shot of the sweet, sweet Provo glee as a service to us. Thank you. Also, we live tweet, instagram and facebook during the concert.
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Arrive Hungry -  There are over 50 restaurants in the downtown area! And so many of them are delicious and award-winning. See here for well-designed comprehensive list.

BUT you can also eat at the venue! We'll have a handful of food trucks on the West side of Center Street. 

What else is going on in Provo on Friday -  Also, going on the first Friday of every month in Provo is Downtown Provo’s Art Stroll

And then, after the concert -  Well, don’t just go home. There are a handful of unofficial after-parties planned, so keep your eyes open for that. There's also the South of Center Art Festival. Details here.

Still have questions? Check out our FAQ page, here.

September show announced - Press release

Provo, UT – Provo’s award winning Rooftop Concert Series will be closing out a record-breaking year in appropriate fashion by featuring multi Grammy-nominated dance artist/producer, Kaskade, on Friday, September 4 at 7:30 p.m. Joining Kaskade as openers are local favorites The Brock and Two Nations.

Most recently, Kaskade announced the release of his highly-anticipated album via Warner Bros. Records/Arkade entitled Automatic, which will be available digitally on September 25. In addition to the albums release, Kaskade will bring Automatic to life as he embarks on his North American tour under the same name beginning October 1.

His latest hit single “Disarm You” has garnered more than 2 million streams within just three weeks of its release and made its debut on the top 20 Billboard Dance Chart. The superstar recently released the music video for the smash hit via his Facebook page. Created by former Australian skateboarder, Joe Pease, intricate illustrations come to life, following one woman’s journey.

Kaskade attended nearby Brigham Young University and Utah Valley University in the early 90’s and, like an increasing number of internationally known musical acts, has maintained a strong connection to Provo. Throughout his career, Kaskade has continued to work closely with several members of the local music community in writing and recording his material drawing on the great musicians and engineers active in the scene. Kaskade’s music has become a regular fixture on Billboard’s Top 10 charts for more than a decade, several times reaching #1. This past spring Kaskade returned to the iconic two-weekend Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival for the fourth time, where he was the only electronic artist to take the main stage. In a historic achievement, Kaskade drew the two largest crowds the festival had ever seen in its storied sixteen-year existence.

The Rooftop Concert Series kicked off their 6th season earlier this summer by announcing a move from their traditional location (atop a downtown Provo parking structure) to a slightly more conspicuous spot: an entire block of Provo Center Street. The move was made after steadily growing crowds outgrew the original location. 

The success of the series is built largely on an ability to consistently present all-star lineups combining both local and nationally recognized musicians representing a wide variety of genres. Far from being an exception, this year’s finale show is the epitome of what has made The Rooftop Concert Series so popular.

Kaskade’s performance marks the first electronic dance act to headline a Rooftop Concert. Concertgoers can anticipate a dynamic, high-energy show marked by the seamless transition from track to track enhanced by lasers, lights and atmospheric effects. Series founders expect this to be an introduction to this burgeoning new genre for many attendees and are excited to bring a new sound to this year’s Rooftop Concert Series. 

The Rooftop Concert Series was founded in 2010 as a part of the Center Focus initiative to revitalize downtown Provo. This year’s concert series is made possible by generous donations from Google Fiber, Pepsi, Nuskin and Provo City.

For more information and to request interviews, please contact Brady Parks at PR@Rooftopconcerts.org

Who: Rooftop Concert Series Presents

What: Kaskade, with Two Nations and The Brocks

When: Friday, September 4 at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:00 p.m.)

Where: 100 W & Center Street, Provo, UT.

Cost: Free