“Park City Song Summit’s aim is to redefine the live music experience by creating an environment for fans, industry professionals and musicians to share, educate, learn and invigorate their passion and love for music.”
“Ben Anderson founded the Park City Song Summit to rejuvenate the music industry with a structure that invokes conversation, inclusion, collaboration, and creativity. Participants dive deep into the artistic process and connect as humans.”
Park City Song Summit’s founder Ben Anderson joins KRCL host Eugenie to talk about the upcoming 3-day event happening September 7-10, 2022. Artist announcements, audience experiences plus a chat about Park City Song Summit’s community charitable partners Communities That Care, Jewish Family Services Latinx mental health initiatives, and Summit County Clubhouse.
“An ambitious and novel mixture of conversations about artistry during the daytime and proof-of-art via concerts in the evening.” “The intimate talking-and-rocking festival offers an unglitzy counterpart to the Sundance Film Festival”
“The great differentiator between Song Summit and the traditional music festival experience is our focus on conversations about the common bond of song and the universal language of music – the power of song to solve problems, change lives, spawn careers and literally move humankind forward.”
“The F word around here is the word ‘festival,’” Anderson said about the event scheduled for Sept. 7-10. “The reason why we don’t have the word in our name is because, arguably, we don’t need another music festival. We love them. Many of our artists play them, and we think there is a place for them. But we’re in a different lane. We are an immersive hangout for song lovers. And our format is based around the chance to explore and celebrate the myth, the power and the passion behind song and songcraft.”
“The Song Summit was created as an immersive hangout for song lovers here in the beautiful mountains of Park City, Utah; A chance to explore and celebrate the myth, inspiration, passion, and power of song with a group of musicians, creatives, songwriters, thought leaders, and industry pioneers,”
With Park City Song Summit, organizers have set out to accomplish one thing over the course of September 7-10: redefine the live music experience.
“Our Labs are meant to be a safe space for artist and audience alike to be inspired by others who have faced [trauma, addiction, and mental health issues] and to explore the ever-relevant issues of inclusivity, opportunity, and equality.”
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Bands and artists will play intimate shows, share stories at songwriter in the rounds, busk on the street, flash jam in surprise locations and perform small and big stage concerts.
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In this “anti-festival” music enthusiasts will find panels, live performances and more.
“Overtly, the event seeks to be mental-health friendly and also to support those who embrace sobriety in the music community.”