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.