Tooele City Arts Council
90 North Main Street
Tooele, UT 84074
2016 Fridays on Vine Schedule of Performers
Come enjoy our FREE Summer Concert Series each Friday night at 7:00 p.m. at the Aquatic Center Park (200 West Vine Street, Tooele). Bring your blankets and chairs, family and friends, and enjoy great entertainment Fridays on Vine.
June 3: RED DESERT RAMBLERS
The Red Desert Ramblers play Bluegrass, Classic Country and Swing music blending harmonies with smoking instrumental breaks. The Salt Lake Tribune says “when it comes to locally produced bluegrass bands, it’s hard to do better.”
They have been honored by the International Bluegrass Music Association by being the first Utah Band (and Sharon Mitchell is the first hammered dulcimer player) to EVER be hired for an IBMA performance. Members have won several awards including Sharon as favorite Utah dulcimer player and Rick Martinez as favorite banjo player for IAMA.
They are a regional band with national recognition and members hail from Salt Lake, and Summit counties representing the best of Utah.
In 2015, they were honored to provide background music for the national movie release of Jackie and Ryan starring Katherine Heigel, Ben Barnes and produced by Ami Cannon Mann. Watch it! They even made the credits!
June 10: THE B.D. HOWES BAND
Howes’ tunes are an acoustic classic rock sound of originals and nice dusting of cover tunes. B.D. Howes is a musician with a history in the intermountain and east coast music scene. Howes has graced stages along the Wasatch Front for years, played some of the best clubs in Salt Lake and Park City, his beautiful melodies gliding arrangements and drift away vocals provide easy unobtrusive listening.
Some music critics stated that his songs sound like vintage, blues- based, 60s-classic…” Others say that “vocals are somewhat reminiscent of Alejandro Escovedo’s, especially so on the closer, You Gotta be Real, which could pass for an old True Believer Tune…”
June 19: Tooele Arts Festival
Friday, June 17 • Saturday, June 18 • Sunday, June 19
June 24: EXIT 99
Exit 99 is a group of local musicians who love music and love to entertain. As a Country Cover Band they mix the new sounds of country music with the old, with some classic rock influence too. They have been together for 4 years. They have performed at several events throughout Utah and recorded their first CD in 2015.
Band members are Chelci Nix Holste on lead vocals and rhythm guitar; David Beacham on lead and bass guitar, mandolin, and rhythm guitar, Tom Slowik on bass and rhythm guitar, mandolin, and vocals; Bruce Simon on keyboard; and Jimmy Gonzo on the drums.
July 1: IMAGINE: REMEMBERING THE FAB FOUR
The Beatles tribute group, Imagine: Remembering the Fab Four, is now in it’s 23rd year entertaining audiences in the US and abroad. Since 1993 the band has performed more than 1,100 shows stretching from Washington DC to Shanghai, China.
They have had the good fortune to share the stage with such notable acts as the Beach Boys, Chicago, Jay Leno, Carrie Underwood, America, Glen Campbell, Three Dog Night, the Temptations, and many others. From their authentic costumes, instruments, and Cuban heal boots, Imagine will take you back to a truly fantastic time that can NEVER BE again. Please sit back and……Imagine.
Tonight following this concert is a family movie in the park as part of Tooele City’s week-long 4th of July Celebration! After the concert stay for the movie and enjoy free popcorn. Call 435-843-2292 for show title.
July 8: HOT DIGGITY
Hot Diggity is a five piece band from Tooele, Utah. The main nucleus is David Bickmore, Jimmy John Thomas, and Bobby Wassom, who have been playing music together off and on for over 50 years. This year Vince Vargas and Dave Neria will play bass and drums respectively.
Hot Diggity’s music is a blend of vintage rock, country, blues, and original songs. Hot Diggity’s night on Vine Street is always a lot of fun. We hope to see you there!
July 15: BENT FENDER
Bent Fender is a Classic Rock Band that has been performing it the Tooele Valley for over five years. Our music includes favorite hits from The Beatles, CCR, Eric Clapton, Steely Dan, Dire Straits, The Band, BB King, Lynnrd Skynnrd, Steppenwolf, The Allman Brothers, Santana, The Eagles, and more.
The band consists of Kimball Carter on lead guitar and vocals, Rick Blake on guitar and vocals, Vince Vargas on bass and vocals, Rudy Stewart on keyboards and vocals and Dave Neria on drums. The band went into the studio this last November and put together a CD with 14 songs that is available at gigs. To hear samples from the CD, visit www.bentfenderrocks.com.
July 22: STICKSHIFT
StickShift was created in 2008 at Weber State University; As students there, Alan Watts, Taylor Malmrose, Ben Yuill, Kylen Seely, and Matthew Kinney were all involved in the music program in one way or another, and eventually started playing together. Alan, Ben, Matt and Taylor played together in the symphonic orchestra on violin, violin, percussion and French horn. Little did we know that Ben would start learning the banjo and that Taylor also played the bass guitar. Kylen (Ky) sang in the WSU choir and was recruited by Taylor to come play guitar. Chas Burks (Mandolin/ Guitar) is a home grown Tennessee recruit that Matthew Kinney introduced to us. Chas and Matthew recently joined StickShift to create some high intensity sounds we’ve been looking for.
Yes we play some covers, but we also write our own stuff and have a unique composition style that is clean and clever. (Alan) “When I write, I try to incorporate something you may not have known, even though it’s a part of every day life.” Our Genre can best be described as Texas Swing, Blue Grass, Jazzy, Country, Hot Fiddle, Stomp your feet music…….Our music is comparable to that of Ryan Shupe and the RubberBand.
July 29: KINDLE CREEK
Kindle Creek is far more than just an award winning country band with fans around the globe. Raised in the Rockies, and schooled right here on the edge of the great west desert, these boys have callouses on more than just fingers and thumbs. They learned young to toil and sweat for their keep. But it is the music that drives them on.
Their message is deeply rooted in country and community. Their love of life gives energy, passion, and honesty to every song. When you listen you find yourself carried away to the place you’ve been longing to go, with the ones you’ve been longing to see. You sing along because the words know you. You reach for the stars because you feel them reaching back. Kindle Creek opens their world to you and pulls you right into the heart of it. And life is good there.
August 5: VOICE MALE
Voice Male has been delighting audiences for 20 years and is the Mountain West’s longest-running a cappella ensemble. The group’s six-man line-up is known for its rich vocal harmonies, family-friendly comedy, and down-to-earth delivery of the “best show in town.”
Voice Male has recorded 11 studio albums and is a past recipient of the Contemporary A Cappella Society of America’s award for Holiday Album of the Year and the LDS Booksellers Association’s award for Album of the Year.
August 12: RYAN SHUPE & THE RUBBERBAND
Ryan Shupe is roaring back with “We Rode On”, his new album coming the first part of 2016. “We Rode On” marks a striking career transition and a meaningful evolution in Shupe’s songwriting, his life, and the band’s sound. It strongly and deftly combines the rock side of their musical arsenal with the acoustic instruments and virtuosic jamming the band has become known for in their live shows.
Like a mad musical scientist (and father/husband), Ryan Shupe recorded, arranged and tweaked the band’s newest creation in his personal studio. “I wanted to create a new sound and an evolution for the band’s music” said Shupe, “It’s the best album we’ve done and definitely the most rocking!”
Being a 5th generation fiddler, an accomplished electric guitar, acoustic guitar and mandolin player, Shupe has been touring extensively across the US since he was 10 years old. He is no stranger to the national stage and the band has appeared on Good Morning America, E! TV, Mountain Stage, Woodsongs, GAC and CMT.
They continue to tour regularly with stops at festivals, concert series, special events and prestigious venues. Bringing a national team together with radio, marketing, social media, and publicity, the band will continue touring nationally through 2015 and 2016 to promote the album, starting with the regions where they have a strong following.