Local concert series has Kurt Bestor, more
BY JENNIFFER WARDELL
Clipper Staff Writer
BOUNTIFUL – Come for Kurt Bestor, stay for a summer’s worth of great music.
When they were creating the lineup for this year’s Music in the Park summer concert series, organizers knew they wanted a recognizable, well-loved performer to kick things off. That ambition resulted in Kurt Bestor’s free concert, set for June 28 at 7 p.m. at the main stage at Bountiful City Park.
“We knew we wanted a big name,” said Richard Watson, one of the organizers. “It was a learning process, but we were happy with the result. I think everyone else will be, too.”
The rest of the season features a mix of new and returning performers, including local favorites Endless Summer. The group, which celebrates The Beach Boys and other bands from that era, will close out the series with a concert on Aug. 23.
“It’s a band everyone likes,” said Watson. “Every year, people request that they come back. They’re a fun group.”
Though no concert is scheduled for the Friday after Independence Day, the city’s July 12 concert was planned in honor of the holiday. Utah Voices and the 23rd Army Band will both perform a selection of patriotic and Americana-themed music.
“We had the idea last summer to do something for the Fourth of July, because Bountiful really doesn’t have anything,” said Watson.
Other performers set to perform include Parchment Farm (July 19), Two Weeks Notice (Aug. 2) and the Red Desert Ramblers (Aug. 16). July 26 will be an open mic night.
Concerts will be held nearly every Friday at 7 p.m. at the main stage at Bountiful City Park, located at 400 N. and 200 West. All concerts are free.
“When people find out about the concert series, they keep coming back,” said Watson. “Who doesn’t like a free concert with good music on a Friday night?”