Preview: Mimi Knowles, The Aces and The Str!ke at Provo Rooftop Concert

Chris Crabb of The Strike
Chris Crabb of The Strike

Mimi Knowles

This hip-hop artist who will open tonight’s Rooftop Concert is a local favorite. Knowles has had a big year opening for acts like 2 Chainz and Common Kings, and a planned show opening for Charlie Puth.

Knowles’ music is a unique mix of hip-hop, pop, funk and soul. His raps include millennial-focused lyrics like “love my bae”, but his pop songs hearken back to the sounds of Michael Jackson.

His most popular video is a recent cover of Drake’s “Hotline Bling.” Knowles and his band add classical piano, saxophone and trumpet to the song.

The Aces

Formerly The Blue Aces, this band of Utah natives formed in 2008 with a fierce motto of “Four girls about to rule the world.”

The rock group bleeds girl power with anthems like “I Don’t Wanna Know” and “Heartbreaker” on their latest album Gave You My Heart.

The band includes lead vocal and guitarist Cristal Ramirez, lead guitar and back-up vocalist Katie Henderson, bass player McKenna Petty, and drummer Alisa Ramirez.

The Aces will co-headline the Rooftop concert with The Str!ke.

The Str!ke

This six-member band started out as a Provo favorite but has since gained national recognition.

The Str!ke has opened for Journey, Kelly Clarkson, Neon Trees, Carly Rae Jepsen, The Piano Guys and Mason Jennings.

The funk/pop/rock band has performed at the Sundance Film Festival, Hard Rock Vegas, the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas and Paramount Studios in Los Angeles.

Chris Crabb sings lead vocals in this band that was formed in 2012. The Str!ke is known for their upbeat live performances.

The Str!ke’s latest album is entitled Atom Bomb, and the title track has been played as the opening number on Dancing With the Stars.

FREE, 7:30 p.m., NuSkin Plaza, Provo –

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