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Midvale Journal

Shake it up this summer with concert series

May 16, 2018 10:14AM ● By Jana Klopsch

Channel Z band members: Keri Peshel, Juli Holt, Frankie Hollywood, Josh Oshoy, Chris Ishoy and Stephanie Selcho. (Channel Z)

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Each summer, Midvale Arts Council’s produces a free concert summer series. Nine concerts will bring live music to the Midvale City Park Amphitheater on Friday evenings from June 8 through August 11, with a local lineup that is sure to have something for everyone. The free, family friendly concerts will be held at 455 W. 7500 South in Midvale.

This summer’s schedule kicks off June 8 at 7 p.m. with local 80’s pop/new wave/rock/metal band, Channel Z. They play songs from artists such as Blondie, The Cars, Pretenders, Depeche Mode, and Frankie Goes to Hollywood — as well as favorite current hits. The band was named SoDa Row Battle of the Bands Champions in 2013 and is made up of Salt Lake City musicians Keri Peshel (vocals/bass), Juli Holt (vocals), Frankie Hollywood (vocals/bass/keys), Josh Oshoy (lead guitar), Chris Ishoy (keyboards), and Stephanie Selcho (drums). Head to the park at 6:30 p.m. dressed in your best ‘80’s getup for a chance to win prizes for “totally rad ‘80s outfits.”

On June 15, this cover band of friends will get you up and moving with dance, classic rock, rock, and pop music. Assembly 6.0 is made up of Layton musicians Alta Baxter (vocals/percussion), Jake Baxter (vocals/guitars), Richard Bradley (vocals/guitars), Mike Nash (vocals/keyboards), Scott Purcell (vocals/bass) and Tyler Christensen (vocals/drums). They will also be bringing back the “Volunteer Audience Choir” again this summer.  If you’ve always wanted to sing with the band, come at 6:30 to rehearse!

On June 22, a collective of band members raised on music from Peter, Paul and Mary, Gordon Lightfoot and AC/DC will take the stage. Buzzard Whiskey is a group of acoustic pop/folk enthusiasts that was born in the South Valley Unitarian Universalist Society when six choir members and acoustic pop enthusiasts began to put poems to music. In 2015, they released their first album called “51,” and plan to release a follow-up album in late 2018. Buzzard Whiskey is made up of Salt Lake City musicians Sutton Morgan, Amy Quigley, David Lane, Travis Potter, Collin Surles, and Richard Coleman. Be prepared to enjoy acoustic originals mixed with covers.

All shows are free to the public with lawn seating — bring your lawn chairs and blankets.  The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with free family friendly games, contests with prizes, and activities including free face painting and balloon artistry, chalk and bubble fun, and the splash pad.

Full lineup:

Channel Z – June 8

Assembly 6.0 - June 15

Buzzard Whiskey – June 22

Utah National Guard 23rd Army Band – June 29

Londs – July 6

AmironVillage – July 13

City Jazz Big Band – July 20

Crazy Coyote – July 27

Jersey Street Band – August 3

The Bellamy Brothers – August 11