Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Concerts in the Park and NEW! Arts Market

It gives me great pleasure to announce the 2010 line-up for Concerts in the Park. Please join us on Monday nights for fun, free family entertainment in the American Fork Amphitheater at Quail Cove, 851 East 700 North. All concerts begin at 7 p.m.

June 7: Timpanogos Chorale
June 14: Joshua Creek
June 21: Utah Premiere Brass
June 28: Wasatch Winds and the AFHS Band
July 5: Little Big Band
July 7: American Fork Symphony (special Wednesday performance)
July 12: Prairie Dogs
July 19: Temple Hill Symphony
July 26: Broadway Nights
August 2: Cold Creek
August 9: Utah Valley Skyline Chorus
August 16: Dyer Highway
August 23: American Irish Duo
August 30: Sam Payne

In a new twist this year, families can browse through the Arts Market just prior to the concerts on the amphitheater grounds. Featuring good food and the work of fine local artisans and craftsmen, the market will run from 5 until 7 pm on Monday evenings. Food, music, fun, and a chance to support the work of local artists -- truly, this is one of American Fork's best things.

Special thanks to the Arts Council's many fine volunteer organizers and to Doug Smith Autoplex, sponsor, for making the series possible.

Related news: When you visit the grounds, please take note of two recently completed upgrades to the amphitheater. The first is the light and sound booth, which was completed in time for last year's concert season, and allows the Arts Council to program events after dark. Finished in rock that closely matches that of the existing construction, the building blends (almost) seamlessly into the amphitheater's beautiful 1930s architecture. Second is a pair of signs to help visitors find the amphitheater. These, too, were built of complementary stone, and, we hope, will make the amphitheater more easily accessible by out-of-town artists, visitors, and wedding guests. Built out of the last of the RDA funds that funded the skate park, the leisure pool, and the City Hall remodel, these upgrades are helping the amphitheater achieve a grand status as a summer-time arts center.


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