Sundance is an arts community, a recreational community, a community of people who appreciate the beauty of nature. Music events at Sundance cultivate and inspire this community.
Bluebird Cafe Concert Series
Bluebird Cafe Concert Series features Nashville’s finest singer-songwriters and musicians, brought to Sundance in partnership with the renowned Bluebird Cafe. Each show features three artists, who sing and tell the stories behind their songs.
Tickets go on sale January 9, 2024 at 10am. Check back for link.
Conv. Fee: $3 + tax
Suggested for Mature Audiences
General Admission Seating
Performances begin at 8:00 pm, doors open at 7:30 pm
For inquiries, call 866.734.4428
What type of seating is available?
We offer reserved bench and general admission lawn seating.
May we select our seats?
Yes! When purchasing tickets, you can select your preferred section and then choose any available seat options.
Do the benches have backs on them?
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. Amphitheatre gates 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 highly recommended for lawn seating.
Do you offer a Group Rate?
Group rates are not available.
How many tickets can I purchase?
You can purchase 8 tickets at a time on our website. If you wish to buy more than 8 tickets, you will need to place a second order.
Is there wheelchair seating at the Amphitheatre?
There are 6 wheelchair-specific areas in the bench seating area of the Amphitheatre. Guests with wheelchairs can reserve the seats around these wheelchair areas so that they may sit together. Call the Box Office at 801-223-4149 to make your purchase.
Are animals permitted at the events?
Service Animals are welcome at the Sundance Outdoor Amphitheater. All such animals must always be under the control of their handlers. Any animal that creates a disruption will be asked to leave the Amphitheater immediately; refunds will be distributed at the discretion of the house supervisor. Emotional Support Animals and pets are not permitted.
Can children attend the performance?
The Bluebird Cafe Concerts are recommended for mature audiences. Tickets are required for ages 2 years and up. We recommend leaving children and small babies at home. Any child creating a disturbance must be taken out of the theatre area immediately.
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 with further instructions.
How are temperatures throughout the evening?
Temperatures drop significantly 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?
The Bluebird Cafe Concerts almost always sell out. Anyone interested in tickets should purchase them on the date tickets become available.
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 box office will open for in person sales in June.
May I take food and drink into the Amphitheatre?
We do not allow any outside food or drink at Sundance.
What kinds of concessions are sold?
Concessions will be available before and during the performance. A barbecue dinner is offered before each show and available to purchase online or at Concession the night of the show if it is not already sold out. Other dining options include the Tree Room, Foundry Grill, The Lookout, and Sundance Deli. Outside food and drink are not allowed at Sundance.
How do I get to the theatre once at Sundance?
The theatre is located about 500 yards up the hill from the base of Outlaw Express. Guests are welcome to either walk or ride our tractor-pulled 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.
How early should we arrive for the show?
Plan on arriving at Sundance 30-45 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. Guests may begin to line up at 6 p.m. Bench seating is reserved. Guests should plan to arrive at their seat no later than 7:45 p.m.
Am I allowed to wait in line for the show to start?
Yes. Guests may begin to make their way to the Amphitheatre at 6:00 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?
There is no intermission.
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.
Box Office Hours:
Box Office Contact Information: For assistance, please contact the Box Office at 801-223-4149 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Stage Right by Zions Bank
Enjoy exclusive pre-show access, dining, and networking before the Bluebird Cafe Concert Series and Bluebird Bands performances.
Stage Right packages are available for all 5 weekends on either Friday or Saturday night. Packages include:
To secure your package, please fill out the order form and return it at your earliest convenience. Packages are on sale now and will be fulfilled in the order in which they are received.
Allison Veltz Cruz
Born in Alabama into a musical family, Allison Veltz Cruz grew up moving around frequently. However, the one constant in her life was music. “My biggest musical inspiration is the FM radio,” she says. Her passion for songs ultimately led her to Music City in 2011, where she quickly notched her first #1 platinum song “Mr. Taxi” recorded by K-pop group, Girls’ Generation.
Since then, she’s topped the Billboard Country charts with Matt Stell’s platinum, two-week no. 1 “Prayed For You” and Tenille Arts’ platinum hit “Somebody Like That,” which made country music history as the first country no. 1 to be written, performed and produced by all females. Additional cuts include Jason Aldean, Maddie and Tae, Lady A, Carly Pearce, High Valley, Megan Patrick, Michael Ray, Sacha, Drake White, Tanner Adell, and many more.
Allison’s impressive catalog has earned her national recognition, including the 2020 AIMP (Association of Independent Music Publishers) Rising Songwriter of the Year Award. Most recently, she signed with Universal Music Publishing Group for an exclusive global publishing deal.
Jimmy Robbins is a Nashville-based songwriter and producer who has penned over 100 cuts in multiple genres. He has earned 11 Top 10 hits including eight #1 songs as a writer and a #1 song as a producer for Canaan Smith’s “Love You Like That.” He also produced RaeLynn’s critically acclaimed album ‘Wildhorse,’ which reached #1 on Billboard. Jimmy is a CMA Triple Play Award winner for penning three #1 songs in a 12-month period and was ASCAP Song Of The Year winner for Thomas Rhett’s “It Goes Like This.” Jimmy’s other number one songs as a writer include Blake Shelton’s “Sure Be Cool If You Did,” Keith Urban & Miranda Lambert’s “We Were Us,” David Nail’s “Whatever She’s Got,” Jason Aldean’s “Lights Come On,” Michael Ray’s “Think A Little Less,” and most recently Maren Morris’ “I Could Use A Love Song.”
After a decade touring and recording with her family band, Cecilia, culminating in a record deal with Atlantic Records, she zeroed in on her love of commercial songwriting in 2008 and was lured to Music City by Nashville Songwriter’s Hall of Fame inductees Kye Fleming and Mark D. Sanders.
Since then, Laura has garnered cuts and hits by Country’s newest and hottest superstars alike, and has become one of today’s most respected songsmiths. Her list of hits and placements continues to grow daily including the four week #1 smash, “Speechless” co-written and performed by Dan + Shay, as well as the chart toppers “I Could Use A Love Song” (Maren Morris), “Drunk Last Night” (Eli Young Band), and “Lonely Eyes” (Chris Young). She is also a co-writer of “There’s A Girl” (Trent Harmon), and the 2018 hit “Rich,” one of four co-written songs from Morris’s GRAMMY® nominated album, Hero.
Veltz has also co-written songs from the latest albums by Dierks Bentley (“One Way”), Little Big Town (“We Went To The Beach”), Kane Brown (“Live Forever”), The Brothers Osborne (“Weed, Whiskey, and Willie”), Dan & Shay (“Keeping Score” featuring Kelly Clarkson), Carly Pearce (“Color”) and Cody Johnson (“Y’all People”). Her songs have also been recorded by such artists as Devin Dawson, The Cadillac Three, Maddie & Tae, Cassadee Pope, and the Queen of Country Music, Reba.
Darrell Brown is an American songwriter, arranger, and record producer who has collaborated with recording artists and contributed music to the film and television industries and has been credited with music sales of seventy million units, as both a songwriter and producer. Brown is the producer, arranger and main co-writer for the 2013 LeAnn Rimes album, Spitfire, (Curb +Records), which the Hollywood Reporter, the New York Times, USA Today, NPR, Rolling Stone, UNCUT, Mix Magazine, CMT, GAC, and many others are calling the best record of her career if not the best country record of the year. Brown co-wrote and produced songs for the Michael Hoffman-directed film, Gambit, starring Cameron Diaz, Colin Firth, and Alan Rickman, with a script by the Coen Brothers. Brown co-wrote the number 1 crossover hit “You’ll Think ofeme” by Keith Urban, which won the Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance in 2006. Brown also co-wrote Urban’s smash hit “Raining on Sunday.” Brown co-wrote the hit single for Josh Turner, “Why Don’t We Just Dance,” which was Number #1 on the Billboard Country Charts for four weeks in a row. Brown co-arranged and worked on the Neil Young and Crazy Horse 2012 release, Americana, and arranged and conducted a 100-voice choir on Neil Young’s Living with War ; Brown also worked on Young’s Chrome Dreams 2 album. In partnership with Fletcher Foster, Brown is co-executive producer for the series of 2012 r ixes that adapted Tammy Wynette’s “Stand by Your Man” single, opening a year-long celebration of the Tammy Wynette Legacy. Brown co-produced and arranged the Blush single, “Undivided” (featuring Snoop Dogg), a release that reached the #2 position on the “Billboard Dance” music chart. Their follow up single “Dance On” reached the # 1 position on “Billboard Dance” music chart. Brown produced and arranged the critically acclaimed cult record by Radney Foster, See What You Want to See on Arista Austin Records. The Dixie Chicks, Keith Urban, Dierks Bentley, Darius Rucker, and a host of other artists and songwriters hail this recording as one of Foster’s best and has influenced the cutting edge of Nashville over the last decade and a half. Songs “Raining on Sunday,” “Godspeed,” “I’m In,” among others originally appeared on this recording. Brown also produced and co-wrote the #1 pop single for Jim Brickman and Rebecca Lyn Howard, “Simple Things.” Brown spearheaded the passion project “Soul Mission,” co-writing and producing for the super group, which included Steve Cropper, Mavis Staples, and Booker T. Jones. Brown is responsible for the creation and production of specific rock, pop, and country music that has been written and designed for the internationally renowned hit EA video game franchise The Sims, The Sims 3 and for underscore music for other video games for EA and EA sports that include Nintendo Wii Boogie and Playground. Brown completed production on EA Sims 3 Video game expansion pack producing Simlish vocals on Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride, and Thompson Square. Brown served on the Board of Trustees for NARAS (Grammys) and currently serves on the Board for the Grammy Foundation. Brown is musical director and co-creative producer for the Grammy Preservation concert that occurs every year during Grammy week that leads up to the Grammy Awards. Brown has worked as MD for many Grammy Events around the country working with Solomon Burke, Ed Sheeran, Natasha Bedingfield, Dionne Warrick, Jason Mraz, my Lou Harris and Rodney Crowell, Ledisi, Yolanda Adams, Christette Michele, Lupe Fiasco, Lianne La Havas, Musiq Soulchild, Jeff Beck, Melanie Fiona, Jerry Lee Lewis, John Fogerty, BeBe Winans, Colby Callait, Sarah Barrellis, Trombone Shorty, Mavis Staples, Dave Koz, Shelby Lynn, Robert Cray, Martina McBride, Garth Brooks, Kid Rock, Loretta Lynn, and Jonny Lang, among many others.
Baerwald first came to prominence in 1986 as one half of the duo David & David, with David Ricketts. David and David’s sole album, Boomtown, went platinum and stayed on the Billboard album chart for over a year, winning substantial critical acclaim, the debut single “Welcome to the Boomtown” became a top 40 Billboard hit.
His songs have been recorded by a wide range of artists ranging from the aforementioned Crow to artists as disparate as Japanese classical artists the Yoshida Brothers, opera legend Luciano Pavarotti, rebel-country frontrunner Waylon Jennings, Bangles front woman Susanna Hoffs, LA genre-agnostic outfit Fishbone, country star LeAnn Rimes, jazz artist Holly Cole, critic’s darling Jesca Hoop, and actor/singers Kristen Stewart, Olivia Newton-John, Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, Ethan Hawke, Hayden Panettiere, Ashlee Simpson, and Steven Strait, among many others.
Texas singer/songwriter Radney Foster first gained attention as half of the duo Foster & Lloyd (who, with “Crazy Over You” became the first duo in history to top the Country charts with their debut single), and established himself as a solo artist in the early 90’s with his critically acclaimed release Del Rio, Texas 1959.
Foster has written eight number one hit singles, including his own “Nobody Wins,” and “Crazy Over You” with duo Foster & Lloyd. His discography contains countless cuts by artists ranging anywhere from country (Keith Urban, The Chicks, Brooks and Dunn, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) to contemporary (Marc Broussard, Hootie & The Blowfish, Kenny Loggins, Los Lonely Boys, George Benson) and his songs have sold 50 million copies worldwide. He was recently inducted into the Texas Heritage Songwriter’s Hall of Fame.
His most recent project For You To See The Stars is in two parts, a book of short fiction, and a companion CD of the same name.
Foster has appeared in film, TV and stage including as host of CMT Crossroads, in the feature film Beauty Mark, on stage in the acclaimed musical “Troubador. He produced the first three Randy Rogers Band albums, and they recently reunited to produce Homecoming. He is currently working on another book of fiction, as well as film projects.
Bluebird Bands – 2023
Sundance Resort is proud to present a NEW Bluebird Cafe Experience: Bluebird Bands
New this year, Bluebird Bands features the best of Nashville bands. The actual Bluebird Cafe is located in Nashville, TN, and has been in partnership with Sundance for 21 years.
This years band: The Stephen Kellogg Band will be playing September 3rd.
Tickets & Information
Performances begin at 8:00 PM, doors open at 7:00 PM.
$60 – General Admission Lawn
$70 – Reserved Bench
$80 – Prime Bench
Convenience fee of $5 per ticket
Stage Right by Zions Bank Experience
$150 plus sales tax and conv fee. Includes: Prime bench seating, BBQ dinner at Stage Right, a meet ‘n’ greet with the band, and a Bluebird Band poster. Experience can be booked by calling 801-223-4849.
Stage Right by Zions Bank Experience (SOLD OUT)
Includes: Prime Bench Seating, BBQ enjoyed at Stage Right, a meet ’n greet with the band, and Bluebird Band poster. BBQ 6-7:30 PM. Performance at 8:00 PM. $150 + sales tax and convenience fee. Book by calling 801-223-4849.
BBQ Dinner – $32 (plus sales tax and convenience fee)
Smoked Turkey Legs
Dry Rubbed-Pork Ribs
Beef Burgers/Veggie Burgers
Sweet Corn on the Cobb
Green Bean and Potato Salad
White Cheddar Mac & Cheese|
Mixed Green Salad
Ranch – Balsamic
July 7, 2023 – SUNDANCE UTAH –
Sundance Mountain Resort, in partnership with the Bluebird Cafe, is thrilled to introduce a new era of concerts titled “Bluebird Bands.” The series, which will feature original music performed live by some of Nashville’s most talented bands, will kick off Sunday September 3 with a performance by the Stephen Kellogg Band.
Sundance has long been recognized as a haven for art, culture, and natural beauty. Creative expression has always been the heartbeat of the resort, with one of its most unique artistic endeavors being its 21-year partnership with the famous Bluebird Cafe based out of Nashville, Tennessee. Sundance regulars look forward to our Bluebird concert series every year, which features some of Nashville’s best singer-songwriters in an acoustic in-the-round style show.
Spurred on by the high demand for the Bluebird Cafe, they decided to introduce a new outdoor music experience: Bluebird Bands. Partnering again with the Bluebird Cafe, the resort looks forward to bringing some of its best bands to the Sundance stage. Unlike their other Bluebird Cafe shows that are traditionally acoustic, Bluebird Bands will feature full bands who will put on complete plugged-in concert experiences.
“Although today’s Bluebird Cafe is best known for its acoustic performances by notable songwriters, that’s not how the club started,” explains Erika Nichols, Bluebird Cafe’s General Manager and COO. “When the venue first opened, the nightly performances were all band shows. We still present these plugged-in performances at least twice a week, if not more with both our regular Monday Night shows featuring the Mike Henderson Band and our plugged-in weekly Sunday Spotlight. It’s exciting to me to have the chance to show our fabulous Sundance family this other facet of The Bluebird Cafe! And you couldn’t ask for a more mind-blowing performance to kick off this new series than one from Stephen Kellogg and his band.
Kellogg, the band’s founder, can be described as super creative and highly energetic, but full of heart and compassion at the same time. Storytelling comes naturally to him and is a craft he has mastered over his 20+ years in the music industry. He is excited to continue spreading his enthusiasm and love for original music as he launches this new series at Sundance.
“Having worked with the Bluebird Cafe since its inception at Sundance Resort, I am confident that the Bluebird Bands series will mark the beginning of a new era,” explains Sundance’s Programs Manager Mari Turner. “From day one, Sundance and the Bluebird Cafe have been passionate about bringing people together through storytelling and music. This new series will be a quintessential reflection of that.”
Tickets can be purchased, and additional information can be found, at https://www.sundanceresort.com/bluebird-cafe-concert-series/.
About Sundance Mountain Resort
Nestled at the base of 12,000-foot Mt. Timpanogos, the Sundance Resort is a 5,000-acre destination resort, committed to maintaining the balance of art, nature and recreation. Sundance offers diverse mountain recreation experiences and encourages the cultivation of art and self-expression, as well as the preservation of the land. Created by Robert Redford, Sundance is a haven for discovery and
About The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville
Nashville’s Bluebird Cafe is a small but mighty venue where up and coming songwriters and artists build their careers and rise to fame. Over the past 40 years, the tiny room has developed into one of the most significant music venues in the world where all songwriters are welcomed and supported, from novice to established hit-makers. Artists such as Kathy Mattea, Garth Brooks, Faith Hill and Taylor Swift have had career moments along with countless hit songwriters whose music is represented on a wide range of charts.
While the venue is well known for its acoustic “songwriters in the round” performances, touring artists as well as Nashville stars use the renowned small stage to celebrate their songwriting talents with notable artists such as Kent Blazy, Trisha Yearwood and Marty Stuart bringing their bands in to accompany them with full production.
Over 80,000 people visit the venue annually; many of them as a result of seeing the Bluebird on television, in news pieces, The Foo Fighters’ documentary, Sonic Highways, the feature film, The Thing Called Love, or on the ABC hit drama, Nashville. The Bluebird Cafe has been featured in publications such as Southwest Spirit, National Geographic Traveler, The New York Times and Rolling Stone magazine where the club was voted one of the Top 10 Best Clubs in America. Most recently, the venue’s story was featured in the 2019 documentary, BLUEBIRD, available on streaming channels including iTunes and Amazon.
For more information bluebirdcafe.com.
Stephen Kellogg Band
A Stephen Kellogg performance is like watching Ted Lasso live. Whether you have heard of him before or not you will leave the show inspired, restored and having experienced an offering like no other. For more than two decades, this wordsmith, Tedx speaker, stand up comic, family man and troubadour, has delighted audiences around the world. Planet Bluegrass calls him “a firstclass songwriter with a poets gift for fresh imagery,” and Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz says of Kellogg, “there are few people in rock n’ roll who are just so great.” He has received the Armed Forces Entertainer of the Year award and has had his work nominated for a Grammy. Rolling Stone magazine describes his sound as “John Prine fronting the Heartbreakers.” Kellogg’s songs and stories speak to our lives with an immediacy scarcely seen in the modern landscape. Each perfomance paints a unique canvas that covers the full spectrum of human emotions. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry and you’ll go home with a full heart.
Sounds of Summer – 2023
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Due to the need to restore The Lawn area the location has moved to the plaza below The Lookout and next to the Ticket Office. Space will be limited and folding chairs are recommended due to the concrete surface. Please remember and respect that no outside food and beverage is allowed. Come try the shakes and fried chicken sandwich in The Lookout!
Sounds of Summer is a complimentary music series select Sunday evenings. Each week features a new band that plays from 6-8pm.
August 6 – Bad Frances
August 13 – Daniel Young
August 20 – The Hardy Brothers
August 27 – Nate Robinson Band
Low Key Vibes – 2023
Low Key Vibes is a pop-up music series at Sundance on The Lawn. These shows are complimentary to the public and will occur periodically throughout the summer. Stay tuned on social media for dates and artists!
Morgan Snow 12-2 PM
Will Baxter 2:30-4:30 PM
Outside food and drink are not allowed at Sundance Resort
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