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The 23rd Army Band will perform with Utah Voices at a free concert in Bountiful.
The 23rd Army Band will perform with Utah Voices at a free concert in Bountiful.

BOUNTIFUL - If you’re looking for some free music to fill your summer nights, here’s your chance. 

Four different free music concerts are scheduled for this Thursday through Saturday, July 17-19, at various locations all across south Davis County. Bountiful City will have a joint concert by Utah Voices and the 23rd Army Band, while Woods Cross will hear from the Alapa family. Farmington residents will have two concerts to choose from, with Flashback scheduled for July 18 and Unstrung for July 19. 

The Utah Voices and 23rd Army Band concert, scheduled for July 18 at 7 p.m. at Bountiful City Park, also performed together in last year’s concert series. This Friday’s performance is expected to draw a large crowd. 

“We’ll probably get at least 2,000 people, if not more,” said Richard Watson, the director of concerts for Bountiful. “It will be a really good concert.” 

The two groups will perform a selection of patriotic and Americana music that they’ve been refining at joint rehearsals. 

“They’re perfectionists when they rehearse,” said Watson. 

In Woods Cross, the Alapa family will take to the stage in Mills Park on June 17 at 7 p.m. The sisters won first place at the 2013 Bountiful’s Got Talent Awards. 

More recently, the girls showed off their Broadway chops. One of the daughters, Aitana, won the Best Actress Award at the Utah High School Musical Theatre Awards for her performance of the title character in Woods Cross High’s production of “Aida.” Another daughter, Brookelynn, won best cameo. 

“I was so overwhelmed,” said Brookelynn Alapa, who won Best Cameo for her role as Nehebka in “Aida.” “It was the best feeling. I’ve never felt like that.” 

In Farmington, the Oakridge Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints team up with Cherry Hill Water Park each year to offer up a series of family-oriented concerts at Grant’s Gulch at 9 p.m. Doors open at 8:30 p.m.

On July 18, the band Flashback will perform songs from the ‘50s, ‘60s. and ‘70s. On July 19, Unstrung will perform bluegrass music. The group is made up of members of the Singleton family. 

Bountiful City Park is located at 400 N. and 200 West. Mills Park is located at 1750 S. 1200 West. Grant’s Gulch is at Cherry Hill Park, which is located at 1325 S. Main Street.  

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