Ah, springtime in Utah. Maybe there’s still a touch of snow on the ground, but the summer concert announcements keep rolling in just the same.

There’s no place that transitions from winter to summer quite as much as Deer Valley. It goes from winter wonderland to summer concert paradise in a matter of a few months. With the announcement of the Deer Valley Music Festival lineup, that change feels closer than ever.

Each year, The Utah Symphony changes venues, from urban Abravanel Hall to the alpine air of Park City at the Deer Valley Resort clamshell. At Deer Valley the scene is much more relaxed than the symphony’s home in the sometimes stuffy concert hall. You can reserve seats or go with a general admission ticket, bring a picnic blanket, snacks and BYOB—or go for the resort’s always delicious boxed dinner service. Kids are free to run around and you are free to dance. 

During the Deer Valley run, the symphony introduces special programming (Disney and John Williams-themed shows, for example) and they incorporate popular singers backed by the orchestra—guest vocalists this year include Amos, Kristen Chenoweth and, in case you ever wondered the difference between a fiddle and a violin, Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder. And, as always, the 1812 Overture is not to be missed.

Concert tickets for the general public will go on sale here on April 17, 2018 at 10 a.m.

2018 Deer Valley Music Festival Lineup

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

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