The Sundance Mountain Resort music, film and festival programs support our vision to create unspoiled and authentic experiences where art, nature, and commerce unite.
Experience a little bit of Nashville in Utah at our Bluebird Cafe event which features singer-songwriter musicians who share their music and stories. Celebrate Utah's rich cultural heritage at our annual Harvest Market, highlighting local music, food and hand-crafted items. Enjoy all of your favorite red, white and blue tunes at the Patriotic Celebration featuring the Utah Symphony. And of course, get the most out of the Sundance Film Festival with our special Epic Packages.
More information for each of these events may be found below.
Bluebird Cafe Concert Series
The Bluebird Cafe Concert Series features Nashville’s renowned singers, songwriters, and musicians. The original Bluebird Cafe is located in Nashville and is credited with starting the careers of virtually every major artist in the country music business today. In line with our mission to foster storytelling and independent voice, Sundance partners with the Bluebird Cafe to bring a taste of musical storytelling to Utah.
Bluebird Cafe Ticket Options
Please call 866.734.4428 to book tickets for a group of 20 or more.
Please follow the instructions below to purchase online.
Box Office Hours
Tickets may also be purchased in person at our summer box office, opening in June.
Hours: Monday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Group: $32 • Individual: $36
Group: $28 • Individual: $32
Group: $25 • Individual: $28
The Bluebird Cafe Barbecue starts at 6:15 p.m. prior to each show. There is a cap of 400 guests per night.
$16 per person.
Please call 866.734.4428 to book tickets for a group of 20 or more.
$18 per person.
Barbecue tickets may be purchased at the same time as tickets to the Bluebird Cafe.
Please Read Before Purchasing Tickets
There are five separate seating options:
Section 1: Regular bench seating
Section 2: Regular bench seating
Section 3: Prime seating, outlined in red
Section 4: Regular bench seating
General Admission Lawn
How to Purchase Tickets
Under 'Purchase Bluebird Cafe Tickets,' click the date you would like to attend Bluebird Cafe Concerts. To select your seats, click on a seating section. If that section is sold out, you will see a message asking you to select another seating section. To purchase lawn tickets, please click on the green section.
If you are having trouble placing your order, please call our ticket agent at 866.734.4428.
Purchase Bluebird Cafe Tickets
Please click on the date you would like to attend The Bluebird Cafe. You will be directed to our online ticketing system.
July 10 at 8:00 p.m. Featuring Nicolle Galyon, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne
July 17 at 8:00 p.m. Featuring Tom Douglas, Tony Lane and Lori McKenna.
August 21 at 8:00 p.m. Featuring JT Harding, Kristian Bush, Emily Saliers.
August 28 at 8:00 p.m. Featuring Victoria Banks, Danny Flowers and Gordon Kennedy.
All sales are final and tickets are non-refundable.
About the Artists
July 10: Nicolle Galyon, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne
Nicolle Galyon made her way to Nashville from Sterling, Kansas in 2002 to attend Belmont University where she first discovered her passion for songwriting. Upon graduation in 2006, she signed a publishing deal with Warner Chappell Publishing in 2007. She has had songs recorded by artists such as Lady Antebellum, Florida Georgia Line, and Thomas Rhett, including the number one hits "We Were Us" by Keith Urban featuring Miranda Lambert and "Automatic" by Lambert. In 2014 Galyon was named Music Row Magazine's Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year and was most recently honored with Song of The Year for "Automatic" at the 2014 NSAI Awards & 2015 ACM Awards.
Country performer, songwriter, and producer Shane McAnally started writing songs when he was six and performing at the age of 12, in his hometown of Mineral Wells, Texas. By age 15, he was a featured performer at the Texans Theater in Branson, Missouri. After his run at the theater, he went back to Texas where he performed at the Johnny High Music Review, as well as at various festivals. He realized, while studying accounting at the University of Texas at Austin, that music was his passion, and he relocated to Tennessee.
Soon after his arrival in Nashville and an appearance on the famed Bluebird stage, McAnally signed with Curb Music Publishing. There, he continued to work on his songwriting and was introduced to producer Rich Herring. The two collaborated on the demo of McAnally's song ''Just One Touch,'' which eventually earned him a publishing deal and a recording contract. Along with Rich Herring, famed producer Brian Ahern (Emmylou Harris, Anne Murray) and Mark Bright were also part of McAnally's musical team for the recording of his 2000 self-titled debut. Three singles reached the country charts; "Are Your Eyes Still Blue" hit the Top 40, but McAnally soon began to focus more on songwriting than performance.
His first major success was "Last Call," the opening track and one of the highlights of Lee Ann Womack's 2008 album Call Me Crazy. By 2010, he had also placed songs with Kenny Chesney, LeAnn Rimes, Reba McEntire, and Luke Bryan. The following year was a bonanza for McAnally. Among the many songs he featured on were hits by Miranda Lambert ("Mama's Broken Heart"), Jake Owen ("Alone with You"), and Chris Young ("Neon"). He also began working more closely with one of his co-writers, Kacey Musgraves, and ended up co-writing most of the songs and co-producing her 2013 album Same Trailer Different Park. It became a big hit, andMcAnally collected Grammy Awards for Best Country Song ("Merry Go Round") and Best Country Album, as well as ACM Awards for Album of the Year and Songwriter of the Year.
Growing up in the Pike County town of Virgie, Kentucky, Josh Osborne entertained dreams of being a country musician, singing and playing the hits of heroes like the late Keith Whitley.
"My dad said, 'If you like music so much, you know the great ones write their own music,' and he turned me on to The Beatles," Osborne recalls. "So I listened to this song 'Norwegian Wood,' and that made me want to be a songwriter. Something clicked in my brain with how the words fell together with the melody.
"I like singing music and playing music, but I just found this passion for writing," Osborne says.
And write he did. Osborne's lyrics have been sung by notable artists including The Band Perry, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Kelly Clarkson, Dierks Bentley and more.
Osborne hit a major milestone in his career when he attended the 56th Annual Grammy Awards in 2014 as a nominee for country song of the year. He co-wrote Kacey Musgraves' breakout hit, "Merry Go Round," with Musgraves and frequent collaborator Shane McAnally. They had a song, and a hit, and ultimately an award nomination for an artist who had a breakout year in 2013. Musgraves is also up for best new artist, up against more established names like Ed Sheeran and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.
(Via Rich Copley)
July 17: TOM DOUGLAS, TONY LANE, LORI MCKENNA
With a sophisticated simplicity that succinctly addresses life's ultimate truths, Tom Douglas puts a unique spin on the phrase "singer/songwriter." "I view myself as a 'songwriter/singer' rather than a 'singer/songwriter' because I fell in love with the song first," he says. "So out of my love for the song comes the singing." Having a slightly rough but authentic voice that shows the wear and tear of surviving 40 plus years, he brings his stories to life in lyrics that somehow feel more like everyday conversations. It's a voice of character from a man of character.
Tony Lane (born in Comanche, Texas, USA) is an American singer and songwriter. He was signed to Famous Music Publishing in 1997, and has since written songs for Lee Ann Womack, George Strait, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Sara Evans and Randy Travis, among others.
"It’s fair to say that songwriters spend a good amount of time in motel rooms. We arrive late - after a show. We stare into the trunks of our rental cars wondering what we can safely leave out there in the parking lot and how many instruments we can carry up the stairs without making two trips. We always bring the guitar of course – because motel rooms were made for songwriting.
"A lot of songs have been written in motel rooms. Of course we know we are there to get some sleep before driving to the next gig. But it’s sometimes hard for a songwriter’s mind to find rest in that room. Think of all the stories that started or ended in that room. Think of all the feelings given into and the ones ignored. All the gossip that room could spit out about all the strangers that have come through. Ourselves included. The love made, the promises, the lies, the turning points and last hopes, the prayers.
"Makes you want to write a song – doesn’t it?"
AUGUST 21: KRISTIAN BUSH, EMILY SALIERS, TBA
Kristian Bush, one half of platinum-selling country duo Sugarland, has been leaving his mark on music for more than two decades. His debut solo album, Southern Gravity, was released in April 2015, featuring the Top 20 single "Trailer Hitch." The album received rave reviews from Rolling Stone, The Boston Globe, and the Sydney Morning Herald, among many others. Country Weekly called it the "feel-good album of the year."
Bush is a Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist who started his career with folk rock duo Billy Pilgrim in the early '90s. He and partner Andrew Hyra released a much-lauded pair of albums for Atlantic Records (their 1994 self-titled debut and 1995's Bloom), earning multiple Top 5 singles on the AAA charts, rotation on VH1, and a reputation as dynamic live performers who traveled from the tiny stage of Eddie's Attic in Decatur, Georgia, to a worldwide tour supporting Melissa Etheridge in 1995.
Bush founded Sugarland in 2002; in 2004, he and singer Jennifer Nettles exploded onto the music scene, surpassing sales of over 22 million albums worldwide, achieving five No. 1 singles and winning numerous awards, including trophies from the Grammys, AMAs, ACM Awards, CMT Music Awards and CMA Awards. In October of 2012, they were inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.
To date, Bush has won six BMI Awards for his songwriting abilities, and in 2011 founded the music publishing company and songwriting collective Songs of the Architect. Recent producing/songwriting collaborations include Mike Elizondo, Rita Wilson, Dia Frampton, Ellis Paul, Laura Bell Bundy, Matt Nathanson, the dB’s, Martin Johnson of Boys Like Girls, Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale, and up-and-comers including Kristina Train, Larkin Poe, Natalie Stovall, Canaan Smith, Jaida Dreyer, Alana Springsteen, and The Voice contestant Savannah Berry.
Bush made his solo debut in March 2013 at the inaugural C2C: Country to Country Festival, held at the O2 Arena in London. His first release as a solo act, “Love or Money,” debuted in the UK and Europe the following week, and in October of 2013, he stood by his promise to release “Love or Money” at home in the US as well – the song is now available worldwide, and is featured in the hit mobile game My Singing Monsters, where Bush lends his voice to the green furry "Shugabush."
He is a frequent panelist and speaker at events for the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, and regularly appears as part of the CMA Songwriters Series in cities across the U.S. and Europe. Bush is a graduate of Emory University in Atlanta, where he still resides.
Emily Saliers is an American singer-songwriter and member of the Indigo Girls. Saliers plays lead guitar as well as banjo, piano, mandolin, ukulele, bouzouki and many other instruments.
Saliers first met her future Indigo Girls counterpart Amy Ray when they were students at Laurel Ridge Elementary School in Decatur, Georgia. As students at Shamrock High School, they started performing music together at talent shows and local venues under the band names of "Saliers & Ray" and the "B-Band". When Saliers—the elder of the duo—left Georgia to attend Tulane University, Ray frequently visited her and they would play together for tips in New Orleans' famed French Quarter.
Saliers and Ray eventually reunited when they transferred from their respective colleges to Emory University. It was at Emory that they settled upon the band name of "Indigo Girls", when Ray came across the word "indigo" in the dictionary and "thought it sounded cool".
In 2004, Saliers composed her first film score for the independent short film, One Weekend a Month. Although she has not released a solo album, she regularly does solo appearances at benefit shows or as a guest with friends' bands.
AUGUST 28: VICTORIA BANKS, DANNY FLOWERS, GORDON KENNEDY
“Life is painful and impossible and breathtaking and beautiful. I have to write what I feel.”
That’s where Victoria Banks’ third album, Indigo, comes from. “These songs aren’t written to fit a genre, or to meet an expectation of a sound,” she says. “They’re built from bare-bones midnight recording sessions in my attic. They’re things that I need to say. And these are the songs that people ask for at my shows, so they’re things that people need to hear too.”
Victoria’s list of accolades as an artist is long. Her self-produced, self-penned records When You Can Fly and Never Be the Same made her 2009’s most nominated female artist in Canadian country music, earned her the 2010 CCMA Female Artist of the Year award, and sent her out on tour with superstars Reba McEntire, Wynonna Judd, Lonestar, Randy Travis and Johnny Reid. But songwriting is her first love.
Flowers’ writing credits span several genres and his flexibility as a guitarist and wordsmith is well-known. He penned “Tulsa Time” which was a #1 hit for both Eric Clapton and Don Williams. Williams then had hits with “Back In My Younger Days”, “Senorita”, and “To Be Your Man”. Emmylou Harris recorded “Before Believing” as the title cut for her Pieces Of The Sky album. “Gulf Coast Highway” was recorded by Emmylou Harris and Willie Nelson as well as by Nanci Griffith and Evangeline. Most recently Danny’s “I Was A Burden” was recorded by Lee Ann Womack and the Blind Boys of Alabama. The list goes on.
Danny Flowers may be best known for having penned classic hits for other artists. But as a solo artist his bluesy blend of raw emotion, combined with a heartfelt yearning, will speak to your very soul. Danny’s instrumentality has also earned him a high level of notoriety in the industry.
Kennedy, a Shreveport, LA., native, was raised in Nashville. His parents are Jerry Kennedy and singer Linda Brannon. While attending Belmont, Gordon Kennedy played guitar for Reba on several cuts including “Today All Over Again” and her first No. 1 song, “Can’t Even Get The Blues.” Kennedy became nationally recognized when he won a Grammy for Song of the Year in 1997 for Eric Clapton’s “Change The World,” which Kennedy co-wrote with Wayne Kirkpatrick and Tommy Sims.
Kennedy has also spent time as a member of the bands WhiteHeart and Dogs of Peace, and has had songs recorded by Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood, George Strait and Martina McBride. He has also played for Peter Frampton, Jewel, Faith Hill, LeAnn Rimes, Little Big Town, and Amy Grant.
Kennedy was recently honored by Belmont University’s Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business with the sixth annual Robert E. Mulloy Award of Excellence. The Award of Excellence was created to annually recognize an individual who has achieved a level of excellence in the music business and entertainment industries with notable service to Belmont University and the Nashville community.
Utah Symphony: A Patriotic Celebration
Come enjoy your favorite red, white and blue tunes performed by Utah's premier group of musicians. The Utah Symphony will play in Sundance's Outdoor Amphitheater, blending beautiful patriotic music with stunning mountain views.
Join us before the concert for a barbecue dinner.
Date: June 26, 2015
Time: Barbecue begins at 6:15 p.m. Concert begins at 8:00 p.m.
Location: Sundance Mountain Resort Outdoor Amphitheatre, Eccles Stage.
Patriotic Celebration tickets are available through the Utah Symphony.
To purchase tickets:
- Call ArtTix at 801-355-2787
- Visit the Utah Symphony Website
- Visit the Abravanel Hall Ticket Office
Youth (Ages 18 and under): $10
Group Tickets: Please call ArtTix at 801-355-2787.
All seating is General Admission. Tickets available for pickup the night of the concert at the Sundance Ticket Office.
The Utah Symphony Barbecue starts at 6:15 p.m. prior to the concert. There is a cap of 400 guests per night.
Click here to purchase tickets to the barbecue, or call 866.734.4428.
Important Event Information
- Arrive early and allow plenty of time for parking, riding the shuttle, picking up tickets and walking or riding up the hill to the venue.
- The performance will take place rain or shine.
- No outside food or drink is permitted.
- Concessions are available at the performance.
- Folding chairs are not permitted; please bring blankets if you prefer grass seating
- Be prepared to bundle up as temperatures can get chilly after the sun sets.
Bluebird Cafe & Utah Symphony Frequently Asked Questions
What type of seating is available?
We offer both bench seating and lawn seating.
Does bench seating have assigned seats?
The Bluebird Cafe bench seating is all assigned. When purchasing tickets you can choose which section, row, and seat number you would like to sit in.
The Utah Symphony bench seating is general admission, which means seating is on a first come, first served basis.
Do the benches have backs on them, or are they simply bleacher seating?
The benches have back rests attached to them.
What does “general admission lawn” seating mean?
The lawn seating is general admission, which means seating is on a first come, first served basis. We recommend arriving early. Doors to the theatre open for seating beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Can I bring a chair to sit on the lawn?
Lawn chairs are not permitted on the lawn. Individuals who would like a back rest must purchase a bench seat or bring a beach chair that doesn't exceed 24 inches in total height from the ground to the top of the chair. Blankets are also permitted and even recommended for all lawn seating.
How can I get the group rate?
The group rate is available for the Bluebird Cafe to any group with 20 or more members. This applies to tickets as well as the barbecue dinner. Group rates are only available over the phone by calling 801.734.4428.
Since the Utah Symphony tickets are not sold through Sundance, group rates do not apply.
Is there wheelchair access at the amphitheatre?
There are 6 wheelchair-specific areas in the bench seating area of the amphitheatre. Guests with wheelchairs are able to reserve the seats around these wheelchair areas so that they may sit with their group. This must be done in advance either by phone through the box office.
Do children require a ticket?
All children age two and older will require a ticket. Children under the age of two must sit on an adult’s lap. Children who create a disturbance must be taken out of the theatre area immediately. We do not recommend bringing children who may not enjoy sitting still and being silent during the performance.
What is the inclement weather policy?
We will make every effort to complete each performance, rain or shine. No performance will be canceled due to weather prior to the 8:00 p.m. showtime. Please come prepared for inclement weather and dropping temperatures. No rainchecks or refunds will be issued. Should the weather conditions become threatening during the show, an announcement will be made on how we will proceed.
Is it cold up at the theatre?
Temperatures drop after the sun sets, so we recommend bringing jackets and/or blankets.
Are umbrellas allowed?
Small umbrellas are allowed for rainy weather. Large umbrellas are not permitted.
Will tickets sell out?
Most likely. Anyone interested in tickets should make arrangements as early as possible.
How can I redeem a promotional code?
All promotional codes for the Bluebird Cafe must be redeemed online through www.sundanceresort.com.
How can I use my Sundance Gift Card towards Summer Theatre Tickets?
All tickets purchased with a Sundance Gift Card must be made in person at the Sundance Summer Box Office located on site at Sundance Resort. The Sundance Gift Card is not valid for the Utah Symphony.
May I took food and drink into the amphitheatre?
Yes. Food purchased at Sundance may be eaten in the amphitheatre. We do not allow any outside food or drink.
What kinds of concessions are sold?
Snacks, beverages and candy will be available at the concession stand. There is also a barbecue dinner available for purchase. No outside food or drink is allowed in the amphitheatre.
How do I get to the theatre once at Sundance?
The theatre is located about 500 yards up the hill from the base of Ray’s Lift. Guests are welcome to either walk or ride our tractor-pull ride up the hill to the amphitheatre. Sundance representatives will be present to direct guests to the amphitheatre. For all guests who park in the upper parking lot, a shuttle ride will be available from the parking lot to the base. Please allow 30 minutes from arrival to make your way to the theatre.
How early should we arrive for the show?
Plan on arriving at Sundance 30 minutes prior to the time you would like to arrive at the theatre. The doors open for each show at 7:00 p.m. with the performance beginning at 8:00 p.m. All lawn seating is first come, first served so we recommend guests arriving as early as possible. Bench seating is assigned and is recommended that guests arrive no later than 7:45 p.m. to the theatre so as to not disturb others.
Am I allowed to wait in line for the show to start?
Yes. Lines will normally begin to form on the more popular days at around 6:30 p.m.
What time does seating begin?
Doors will open at 7:00 p.m.
How long will the show last?
The performance starts at 8:00 p.m. and will last approximately 2 hours, concluding at about 10:00 p.m.
Is there an intermission?
The Utah Symphony performance has a brief intermission while the Bluebird Cafe does not.
Following the performance, how do we return to our car?
Guests will be able to walk or ride the tractor from the amphitheatre to the base. For all guests who park in the upper parking lot, a shuttle ride will be available from the base to the parking lot.
Sounds of Summer Concert Series
Bring your lawn chairs and blankets every Sunday starting June 28 and enjoy a free concert on Ray's Lawn! Each week Sundance invites talented local bands and artists to mingle their music with the mountain air. The new Sundance Food Truck will make a special appearance at each performance.
When: Sundays starting June 28, 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Where: Sundance Mountain Resort, Ray's Lawn.
June 28 - Matthew & The Hope
July 5 - Tony Holiday
July 12 - Red Desert Ramblers
July 19 - Dan Weldon
July 26 - Please Be Human
August 2 - The Hardy Brothers
August 9 - The #1's
August 16 - Matthew & The Hope
August 23 - Nate Robinson Trio with special guest Basil Katz
August 30 - Joy & Eric
September 6 - Tony Holiday
Performances are subject to cancellation.
Sundance Mountain Resort celebrates the rich cultural heritage of the region with its annual Harvest Market. The Harvest Market features musical entertainment, delicious food and a myriad of artistic hand-crafted items. The brilliant fall foliage amid the splendor of Mt. Timpanogos provides a beautiful backdrop for this event each year.
When: Saturday, September 26, 2015, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: Ray's Lawn, Sundance Mountain Resort.
Cost: Free to attend, some activities may have a cost.
Featured artists: Over 30 local artists and craftsmen as well as several of our Sundance outlets will be featured. Local vendors sell everything from jewelry, pottery, art and photography, to wooden canoes, soaps, lotions, clothing, accessories and much more. Several of the Sundance outlets will also have booths at the market. In addition, there will be live Bluegrass/Americana music and an array of delicious Sundance foods to enjoy.
Vendor Information & Application:
For more information, please call 801.223.4067.
Sundance Film Festival Epic Packages
2016 Sundance Film Festival
January 21-31, 2016
Making plans for the 2016 Sundance Film Festival? Staying at Sundance Mountain Resort and enjoying films in the Resort's Screening Room is the best-kept secret of avid film-goers. With the Epic Package and Epic Premier Package, you'll experience the energy and excitement of the Film Festival and the stunning natural beauty of Sundance Mountain Resort.
Both Epic Packages give guests access to eight films in the Resort's intimate Screening Room and two films in Park City — a complimentary shuttle between the two locations is provided.
Both packages are customizable to your needs.
The Epic Package includes:
- 4 nights in one of our mountain cottages
- Breakfast in the Foundry Grill per person
- 8 tickets to film screenings at the Sundance Mountain Resort Village
- 2 tickets to film screenings in Park City
- 2 Festival credentials
The Epic Premier Package includes:
- 4 or more nights in one of our mountain cottages
- 8 tickets to film screenings at the Sundance Mountain Resort Village
- 2 tickets to film screenings in Park City
- 2 Festival credentials
- Breakfast in the Foundry Grill per person
- 1 Dinner per person in the Foundry Grill
- 1 Dinner per person in the Tree Room
- 1 60 minute massage per person
Must be booked through our Reservations Department.
Rate based on double occupancy. Does not include taxes, fees or gratuity.
Based on availability.
Redford Film Series
Thank you to all who came and enjoyed this year's films. We look forward to seeing you again next year. Check back for the 2015 schedule.
Sundance Mountain Resort is happy to bring back the Redford Film Series this fall. Come see a Robert Redford film in his private Screening Room. A variety of classic and new Redford movies will be shown on the big screen for everyone to enjoy.
All Screenings are complimentary to the public and Sundance Mountain Resort lodging guests.
No reservations or tickets are required.
Seating is first come first serve. Please arrive early as seating is limited. Doors will open 30 minutes before the film begins.
Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the films will begin at 8:00 p.m.
Friday, November 7, 2014: The Company You Keep (R)
Friday, November 14, 2014: Jeremiah Johnson (PG)
Friday, November 21, 2014: A River Runs Through It (PG)
Friday, November 28, 2014: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (PG)
Screenings are held in the Sundance Mountain Resort Screening Room Theater.
Firefighters Pancake Breakfast
Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2015 Firefighters Pancake Breakfast! The event was a great success. All raised funds will go to support the North Fork Fire Department volunteers who respond to over 200 calls each year. Join us again next spring for flapjacks, firefighters and community fun.