Last days of the ski season…Let’s think SUMMER!!!!
Park City, Utah is boasting some of the nation’s best snow conditions for spring skiing and boarding through the end of the season on April 14, 2013. With 180 inches of snow to date and base levels reaching 70 inches, make your final runs of the year unbelievable!
BUT—Here comes summer!
Here are a few of the upcoming events this summer.
5/18 at the canyons.
The Canyons Cabriolet lot will be a transfer point for Running with Ed, Park City Education Foundation’s annual relay running event. Running with Ed is a 41-mile relay race through scenic roadways and trails around Park City.
5/24-25 at the Egyptian Theater
Current membership in Jefferson Starship: Paul Kantner, David, Freiberg, Cathy Richardson, Donny Baldwin, Chris Smith, Jude Gold
Jefferson Starship was among the most successful arena rock bands of the 1970s and early ’80s, an even greater commercial entity than its predecessor, Jefferson Airplane, the band out of which it evolved. Jefferson Airplane, the seminal San Francisco psychedelic rock band of the 1960s, noted for its hits “Somebody to Love” and “White Rabbit,” began to fragment in the early ’70s.
Lead guitarist Jorma Kaukonen and bassist Jack Casady had become increasingly preoccupied with their spin-off group Hot Tuna, while the band’s other creative axis, rhythm guitarist/singer Paul Kantner and singer Grace Slick, had become a romantic couple and had their own musical and political interests. Singer Marty Balin found himself the odd man out, and was sufficiently disenchanted with the band he himself had formed. so that he quit Jefferson Airplane at the end of a tour over the Thanksgiving weekend in 1970. The following week saw the release of Blows Against the Empire, Kantner’s debut solo album, which he had recorded with a long list of musician friends from Jefferson Airplane, the Grateful Dead, and Crosby, Stills & Nash, among others.
To pay tribute to this loose-knit studio ensemble and refer to the album’s science fiction theme, Kantner co-billed the album to “Jefferson Starship,” even though there was, as yet, no such permanent entity. Nevertheless, the album featured performers who would be members of Jefferson Starship when it was established as a real band, in particular Kantner, Slick, and Quicksilver Messenger Service member David Freiberg .
When it became apparent that Kaukonen and Casady were not interested in reconvening Jefferson Airplane, Kantner decided to form a permanent touring band without them. The name “Jefferson Airplane” was co-owned by Casady, Kantner, Kaukonen, Slick, and the band’s manager, Bill Thompson. So, Kantner determined to call the revised unit Jefferson Starship.
Classic Hits Include: Somebody To love, White Rabbit, Jane, Find Your Way Back, Miracles, Fast Buck Freddy, Count On Me, Volunteers, & Wooden Ships.
6/1 at Deer Valley
Pedalfest Intermountain Cup – Race #7 at Deer Valley Resort.
6/1 at the Canyons
Each Wednesday, June through October, Canyons will once again host Park City’s Farmers’ Market from 12:00pm – 6:00pm in the Cabriolet parking lot. Stop by for fresh produce, fresh baked bread and arts and crafts from local vendors
6/9 – 9/22 Main Street “Park Silly Sunday Market”
Utah’s zero waste street festival and open air market on Park City’s Historic Main Street. Vendors, artisans, kids’ activities, gourmet food, music, performers and so much more! Unique every week and free for all. Sundays from 10 am – 5 pm (excluding August 4th for the Kimball Arts Festival).
6/22 Savor the Summit on Main Street
Park City’s biggest outdoor dinner party returns Saturday, June 22nd. This is Park City’s longest dinner party offering diners a unique celebration of fabulous food, drink and live music whiled seated in the middle of Main Street. Park City best restaurants will showcase their culinary talents in an open air community celebration. No ticket needed but you do need to make a reservation directly with participating restaurant of your choice. Each restaurant will offer their choice of menu, pricing and bar service. Menus range from $40 to $150 per person (with wine or beverage pairings extra or included). We encourage you to make your reservation as soon as possible, the Grande Table has sold every year! Make your reservation today!
6/29 Deer Valley Music Festival starts with 1812 Overture
The 10th Anniversary Festival starts with a bang at this annual celebration of all things patriotic.
So come out and enjoy park City in the spring! It is a great place to be.