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Hip-Hop, Blues, Rock All Featured At This Year's Twilight Concert Series

Salt Lake City officials announced Tuesday the artist lineup for the 2015 Twilight Concert Series.

The popular summer outdoor concert series will once again take place every Thursday evening in Pioneer Park starting in July. The cost is still $5 dollars per ticket, but this year the price was bumped up to $10 dollars the day of the show.

Karen Krieger is executive director of the Salt Lake Art’s Council. She says concert-goers can expect a wide range of musical flavors, including indie-pop, rock, blues, and hip-hop.

“We work really hard to make sure it’s diverse, both in terms of genre and in terms of demographics,” Krieger says. “So, we want artists of color. We want artists who are women, artists who are men, artists who are younger, artists who are older, artists who reflect different genres.”

This year’s lineup includes Death Cab for Cutie with the Tune Yards on July 16th, Father John Misty and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club July 23rd, PRhyme with Adrian Younge and special guest Bishop Nehru (NEY-rue) July 30th, The  Kills with guest METZ August 6th, The Word  with guest Lee Fields & The Expressions August 13th and Run the Jewels on August 20th. The final act on August 27th will be announced at a later date. 

Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker says the announcement kicks off another season of summer festivals, including the 30th annual Living Traditions festival in May and the Utah Pride Festival in June.

“These events not only bring our residents together to enjoy the music, arts and our heritage and culture of tradition and also our visitors, but also they make up the very fabric and character of the city that we call home,” Becker says.

Local artists J Godina, Fictionist and House of Lewis are all openers this year. 

The total cost of the Twilight Concert Series is $1.4 million dollars.

Whittney Evans grew up southern Ohio and has worked in public radio since 2005. She has a communications degree from Morehead State University in Morehead, Kentucky, where she learned the ropes of reporting, producing and hosting. Whittney moved to Utah in 2009 where she became a reporter, producer and morning host at KCPW. Her reporting ranges from the hyper-local issues affecting Salt Lake City residents, to state-wide issues of national interest. Outside of work, she enjoys playing the guitar and getting to know the breathtaking landscape of the Mountain West.
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