Utah Symphony’s 2018 Deer Valley® Music Festival

Throughout the summer, the Deer Valley® Music Festival is the home of the Utah Symphony | Utah Opera (USUO). Celebrating its 15th year, the festival is bringing an impressive lineup of performances to the stage at Deer Valley Resort’s renowned Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater.

“Utah’s premier outdoor venue, the Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater at Deer Valley Resort, hosts our 15th annual Deer Valley® Music Festival, which boasts a great mix of musical genres and world-class headliners, presented against the magnificent backdrop of Park City’s spectacular mountain scenery,” said Utah Symphony | Utah Opera President and CEO Paul Meecham. “Were excited to celebrate a milestone anniversary of the festival this summer. The symphony started playing shows at Deer Valley Resort in 1985 and it has become our second home”

Founded in 1940 Utah Symphony | Utah Opera connects Utah communities through great live music, serving as the premier local provider of orchestral and operatic art forms. The Utah Symphony, which performs at Salt Lake City’s Abravanel Hall and is led by Music Director Thierry Fischer, is one of the most engaged orchestras in the nation. USUO reaches 450,000 residents in Utah and the Intermountain region through its performances and educational outreach programs serving more than 140,000 students annually making it the largest, longest-standing non-profit arts organization in the state of Utah. The organization employs 57 staff and 85 full-time musicians and presents four full operas and more than 175 symphony performances in each season throughout the state and an annual summer festival– the Deer Valley® Music Festival – in Park City, Utah. For more information, visit usuo.org.

The festival this year includes 13 concerts over a six-week period at the Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater. In sticking with tradition, a Patriotic Celebration concert will open the festival on Saturday, June 30, 2018.

The complete 2018 season lineup for the Utah Symphony’s Deer Valley Music Festival at the Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater includes:

Patriotic Celebration starring Rachel Potter 
June 30, 2018 (Saturday) | 7:30 p.m.
John Morris Russell, conductor
Rachel Potter, vocalist
Utah Symphony

Disney in Concert: A Silly Symphony Celebration
July 6, 2018 (Friday) | 7:30 p.m.
Jerry Steichen, conductor
Utah Symphony

Broadway Hits by Andrew Lloyd Webber & Stephen Sondheim
July 7, 2018 (Saturday) | 7:30 p.m.
Jerry Steichen, conductor
Debbie Gravitte, vocalist
Christiane Noll, vocalist
Hugh Panaro, vocalist
Utah Symphony

ABBA The Concert: A Tribute to ABBA with the Utah Symphony
July 13, 2018 (Friday) | 7:30 p.m.
Conner Gray Covington, conductor
Utah Symphony

Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder with the Utah Symphony
July 14, 2018 (Saturday) | 7:30 p.m.
Conner Gray Covington, conductor
Ricky Skaggs, guest artist
Kentucky Thunder, guest artists
Utah Symphony

Rick Springfield with the Utah Symphony 
July 20, 2018 (Friday) | 7:30 p.m.
Wolf Kerscheck, conductor
Rick Springfield, guest artist
Utah Symphony

Kristin Chenoweth with the Utah Symphony 
July 21, 2018 (Saturday) | 7:30 p.m.
Kristin Chenoweth, vocalist
Utah Symphony

Amos Lee with the Utah Symphony 
July 27, 2018 (Friday) | 7:30 p.m.
Edwin Outwater, conductor
Amos Lee, guest artist
Utah Symphony

The Music of John Williams
July 28, 2018 (Saturday) | 7:30 p.m.
Edwin Outwater, conductor
Utah Symphony

The ‘70s vs The ‘80s
August, 3 2018 (Friday) | 7:30 p.m.
Edwin Outwater, conductor
Capathia Jenkins, vocalist
Utah Symphony

TBD 
August 4, 2018 (Saturday) | 7:30 p.m.
Edwin Outwater, conductor
Utah Symphony

Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture and Violin Concerto 
August 10, 2018 (Friday) | 7:30 p.m.
Conner Gray Covington, conductor
Benjamin Beilman, violin
Cannoneers of the Wasatch
Michaella Calzaretts, chorus master
Utah Opera Chorus
Utah Symphony

The Utah Symphony performs Windborne’s Music of Pink Floyd 
August 11, 2018 (Saturday) | 7:30 p.m.
Randy Jackson, vocalist

Concert tickets for the general public will go on sale on April 17, 2018 at 10 a.m. Programming and guest artists subject to change. Performance tickets and lodging information are available by calling (801) 533-6683 or online at deervalleymusicfestival.org. For multiple music-filled evenings, the Deer Valley Music Festival is offering a Summer Design-A-Series package. Patrons can select four or more concerts from the summer festival and save 20 percent off single performance ticket prices.

For visiting guests, Deer Valley Resort Lodging and Reservation provides a Summer Concert Package that offers a 20 percent savings on deluxe accommodations and tickets to select concerts. And to compliment any evening concert, Deer Valley also features Gourmet Picnic Bags filled with delicious epicurean items from Deer Valley’s kitchens, with options for children, and gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan meals. Orders must be placed and purchased by 5 p.m. the day prior to the event; cancellations will not be accepted after that point.


For all concerts, guests are welcomed to bring picnics, blankets and chairs less than 9 inches high; animals are not permitted. For more information the Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater, Deer Valley lodging packages and Gourmet Picnic Bags, please visit deervalley.com. To follow summer happenings at the resort on social media, search #deervalleymoment.


About the Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater

Located in Park City, Utah, Deer Valley Resort’s Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater offers a full calendar of shows from late June to early September, featuring world-renowned artists, headlining musicians and local bands. Since 1985 performers have taken to this stage, located adjacent to Deer Valley Resort’s Snow Park Lodge, multiple times a week each summer season. The Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater is home to three concert series; The Utah Symphony’s Deer Valley® Music Festival, the Deer Valley Concert Series and the Grand Valley Bank Community Concert Series. This 5,000 seat venue offers hillside viewing from reserved seats and a large general admission section. Shows are performed rain or shine, are family-friendly and guests are welcome to bring picnics, blankets and chairs less than nine inches high. For more information on the Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater, please visit deervalley.com.
About Deer Valley® Music Festival
The Deer Valley® Music Festival (DVMF) is Utah Symphony | Utah Opera’s (USUO) summer home in the mountain resort town of Park City,Utah. The 2018 festival marks the 15th season of providing chamber music, classical, and pops offerings in several venues: the Deer Valley Resort Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater, St. Mary’s Church, and salon events in private homes in the Park City area. The goal of the Deer Valley® Music Festival is to be renowned for consistently delivering a high quality and musically diverse experience in casual settings of unparalleled natural beauty. For more information, visit deervalleymusicfestival.org.

2 Responses

  1. Joanne Shiebler says:

    Dear Bob, (Please see that Bob Wheaton receives this note. Thank you.)

    As a fellow board member, DV resident of 25 years and total fan of DV, thank you and your staff for posting the DVMF experience to your blog. DV has such a world-wide reputation and your clients will enjoy seeing the wonderful summer activities and caliber of world-class music performed slope-side at DV. Thank you for making all this possible.

    Best regards,
    Joanne and Bill Shiebler

  2. Deer Valley says:

    Hi Joanne and Bill,

    Thank you for your kind note. We will make sure this is sent to Bob. Have a wonderful summer and we look forward to seeing you at the upcoming shows.

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