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.
This winter, get the most out of the Sundance Film Festival with our special Epic Packages and four movie screenings each day during the festival in the Sundance Screening Room.
More information for each of these events may be found below.
Bluebird Cafe Concert Series
Join us for Summer 2016!
About the Bluebird Cafe
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.
2016 Bluebird Cafe Tickets
Please call 866.734.4428 to book tickets for a group of 20 or more.
Group ticket sales for the 2016 season will be available beginning Monday, March 7.
Please follow the instructions below to purchase online.
Individual ticket sales will be available beginning Monday, April 4.
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.
2016 Pricing and Time
Prime Bench: $40
Regular Bench: $34
Regular Lawn: $30
Bluebird Cafe performances begin at 8 p.m.
2016 Barbecue Tickets
The Bluebird Cafe Barbecue starts at 6 p.m. prior to each show.
$19 per person.
Barbecue tickets may be purchased at the same time as tickets to the Bluebird Cafe.
Please Read Before Purchasing Tickets
Individual tickets will be available April 4
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
In the section below, 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
July 8th Show
Amy Grant, Don Schlitz, Vince Gill
All bench and lawn seating sold out. BBQ tickets still available for guests with tickets to performance.
July 15th Show
Chris DeStefano, Ashley Gorley, Matt Jenkins
All bench seating sold out. Lawn seating and BBQ tickets still available.
August 19th Show
Roxie Dean, Tim Nichols, Walker Hayes
Section 2 seating sold out.
August 26th Show
Striking Matches, Georgia Middleman, Gary Burr
Section 2 seating sold out.
About the 2016 Season Artists
July 8: Amy Grant, Don Schlitz, Vince Gill
Amy Grant has built a long, successful career on music that matters. Ever since she burst on the scene as a fresh-faced teenager in contemporary Christian music, the Nashville native has gained a reputation for creating potent songs that examined life’s complexities with an open heart and keen eye. She became the first artist in Christian music to have a platinum record and went on to become a crossover sensation and a household name.
She’s earned six Grammy Awards and numerous Gospel Music Association Dove Awards as well as three multi-platinum albums, six platinum albums and four gold albums. She’s achieved 10 Top 40 pop singles and placed 17 hits on the Top 40 Adult Contemporary chart as well as scoring numerous hits on contemporary Christian charts. A longtime and active Nashville resident, Grant is as well known for her philanthropy as her music.
Don Schlitz was born in Durham, North Carolina. He moved to Nashville in 1973, and in 1978 his first recorded song, “The Gambler,” won a Grammy and the Country Music Association’s Song of the Year. Since that entry into show business, his fifty Top Ten’s have included twenty-four number one’s.
Schlitz was the ASCAP Country Songwriter of the Year for four consecutive years from 1988-91. He has won three CMA Song of the Year awards, two ACM Song of the Year awards and two Grammys. He was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Association’s Hall of Fame in 1993. In 2010, he received the Academy of Country Music’s Poet’s Award and was inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame. In 2012, Don Schlitz was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York City.
Born in Oklahoma in 1957, Vince Gill's first solo album, Turn Me Loose (1984), earned him the Academy of Country Music's Top New Male Vocalist Award. In 1989, Gill recorded "When I Call Your Name," which was certified double platinum for 2 million copies sold, while the title track earned Gill a 1990 Grammy Award for best country song.
Overall, Gill has recieved 20 Grammys, more than any other country artist, and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2007. In addition, he holds the distinction of being the only person to have won five consecutive Country Music Association Awards for best male vocalist. Some of Gill's award-winning songs include: "When I Call Your Name," "Look at Us," "Restless" and "The Reason Why."
July 15: Chris DeStefano, Ashley Gorley, Matt Jenkins
Raised in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey Chris DeStafano is a Grammy-award winning songwriter, producer and instrumentalist with 13 number-one songs and two CMA Triple Play awards. His impressive discography includes number-one songs recorded by some of the biggest names in country music, including "Good Girl" and "Something in the Water" (Carrie Underwood), "Hey Girl" (Billy Currington), "That's My Kind of Night" (Luke Bryan) and more.
Ashley Gorley is a three-time ASCAP Songwriter of the Year winner. He has earned more than 22 number-one singles and was named Billboard's #1 Country Songwriter of 2013. His more than 200 cuts include: “Don’t Ya,” “Runnin’ Outta Moonlight,” “You’re Gonna Miss This,” “Play It Again,” “Start A Band,” “Crash My Party” and many more.
Born in Fort Worth, Texas, Matt Jenkins earned his first publishing deal at 19. Since then he's co-written the number-one song "Where It's At," performed by Justin Lynch as well as Keith Urban's hit "Cop Car." He also co-wrote "Fade Into You" from the ABC television show Nashville. In addition to recording success, Jenkins has opened for Taylor Swift, Zac Brown Band, Lady Antebellum and appearances on the Grand Ole Opry.
August 19: Roxie Dean, Tim Nichols, Walker Hayes
Raised in Baton Rouge, Roxie Dean released her debut album, "Mr America" in 2005. Prior to her solo album, Dean recieved a 2001 Nashville Songwriters Association International "Top 10 Songs That You Wish You’d Written" award for "Why They Call It Falling" and a Grammy nomination for co-writing "When I Think About Angels." She has also written songs recorded by Reba McEntire, Faith Hill, Sara Evans and more. In addition to an impressive songwriting career, Dean has also served on the boards of NARAS (Grammys) and NSAI (Nashville Songwriters Association International).
A veteran in the country music industry, Tim Nichols has been writing hit songs for more than 20 years and has won accolades from the CMA, ACM, and NSAI. In 2004, he recieved a Grammy Award for Best Country Song for Tim McGraw's number-one hit "Live Like You Were Dying." Other number-one songs by Nichols include recordings by Alan Jackson, Reba McEntire, Ronnie Milsap and Lee Ann Womack. Today, Nichols has his own publishing company and continues to write music for contemporary artists like Jason Aldean, Dustin Lynch and Jana Kramer.
A rising star in the country music world, Walker Hayes released his first single "Pants" in 2010, which quickly rose in the charts. Walker has also co-written and sang tracks for Colt Ford and Rodney Atkins and signed a publishing and production deal earlier this year. His first 8 tracks are scheduled for a Spotify exclusive and will debut at the 2016 BMI Key West Songwriters Festival.
August 26: Striking Matches, Georgia Middleman, Gary Burr
Striking Matches is the duo of Sarah Zimmermann and Justin Davis, who embrace a unique and unexpected sound occupying the sweet spot at the intersection of country, rock and blues to form an authentic, timeless appeal. The duo has been featured on ABC's hit drama Nashville and performed to sold-out shows even before the release of their self-titled EP, which was named among iTunes "Best of 2012." The band is the debut artist on the newly-revived label, I.R.S. Nashville and released their debut album "Nothing but the Silence" in March 2015, which included songs like "When the Right One Comes," "Hanging on a Lie" and "Missing You Tonight."
Georgia Middleman’s love affair with music is evident in every song she sings. Her work blends passion and insight into the human condition with powerful melodies in a combination that hearkens to the timelessness of classic American music. Born and raised in Texas, Middleman has become one of Nashville’s most accomplished singer/songwriters, with songs recorded by Faith Hill, Kenny Chesney, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Terri Clark, Maia Sharp Sheila E. and many others. In addition to her extensive solo career, Georgia is also one third of the trio Blue Sky Riders, along with Gary Burr and Kenny Loggins.
With work spanning decades, genres and artists, Gary Burr isone of the most successful and honored songwriters in Nashville, including an induction into the Country Music Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2005. As a solo artist and collaborator, Burr's career includes 32 top 40 hits, 24 top tens and 14 number ones, and he has also been honored as Songwriter of the Year by Billboard Magazine, ASCAP and the Nashville Songwriters Association of America. Burr keeps his joy of music alive by continually exploring new avenues, whether it's participating in multiple group projects, lending his talent to different bands or writing songs in various genres.
Come enjoy Utah's premier group of musicians. The Utah Symphony will play in Sundance's Outdoor Amphitheater, blending beautiful music with stunning mountain views.
Join us before the concert for a barbecue dinner.
Date: Saturday, June 25
Time: Barbecue begins at 6 p.m. Concert begins at 8 p.m.
Location: Sundance Mountain Resort Outdoor Amphitheatre, Eccles Stage.
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): $15
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 p.m. prior to the concert.
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.
Sounds of Summer Concert Series
Bring your lawn chairs and blankets every Sunday starting July 3 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.
No outside alcohol permitted.
When: Sundays starting July 3, 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Where: Sundance Mountain Resort, Ray's Lawn.
July 3 - Joy & Eric, with Basil Katz opening
July 10 - Tony Holiday and the Velvetones
July 17 - Mathew & The Hope
July 24 - Michelle Moonshine
July 31 - Nate Robinson Trio
August 7 - The #1's
August 14 - Please Be Human
August 21 - The Canyons
August 28 - The Hardy Brothers
September 4 - Tony Holiday and the Velvetones
September 11 - The Red Desert Ramblers
September 18 - Joy & Eric, with Basil Katz opening
Performances are subject to cancellation.
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 the section, and seats will be automatically assigned.
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 take 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.
Join us for a tastefully curated selection of local artists and craftsmen, live music, delicious treats and activities for all ages!
When: Saturday, September 24, 2016, 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.
About The Harvest Market: Sundance celebrates the beauty of the season and the rich cultural heritage of the region with its annual Harvest Market. Keeping with Sundance’s commitment to the arts and nature, the Harvest Market features musical entertainment, amazing 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.
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 801.223.4144.
Sundance Film Festival Epic Packages
Thank you for enjoying the 2016 Film Festival with us! Please check back soon for more information on the 2017 Epic Package Schedules.
Making plans for the 2017 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.
Firefighters Pancake Breakfast
Thank you for enjoying the 2016 Firefighters Pancake Breakfast with us!
Come enjoy a family-friendly pancake breakfast prepared by the North Fork firefighters at Sundance Resort! All funds go to support the North Fork Fire Department volunteers who respond to more than 200 calls each year, protecting all of us in the North Fork Canyon.
When: Saturday, April 30, 8-11 am
Where: Sundance Resort Rehearsal Hall
How Much: Advanced tickets - $10, Day-of-tickets - $12
Menu: Pancakes, sausage, eggs, hash browns, bacon, orange juice.
Tickets are available online, by phone (866-734-4428), or day-of at the door.