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The Homestead Welcome Home Summer Concert Series

Free Summer Concerts at Homestead Resort

This season dedicated to the memory of the late Ed Stevens, founder of the Welcome Home Summer Concert Series.

Warm evenings outside. Chirping crickets. A light breeze rustling the aspens. This is summer in Midway -- the way summer was meant to be. This summer spend Saturday evenings relaxing on the charming front lawn of the Homestead Resort listening to our wonderful FREE concerts. Bring the family, bring your friends, and tap your toes beneath a starry sky.  Concerts start at 7:00 pm.

Homestead Welcome Home Summer Concert Series Schedule

 

Welcome Home Summer Concert Room Package :

Make it a Saturday night getaway, this package includes:

  • Overnight accommodations 
  • Special Welcome Home Picnic Blanket
  • Summer Concert Picnic Dinner for two (see details below)! 

 

Welcome Home Summer Concert Picnic Dinners for Two:

Enjoy the show even more with a Summer Concert Picnic Dinner from Simon's Restaurant!  Available each Saturday throughout the concert season. 

Each Welcome Home Picnic Dinner serves two (2) and is available for $19.95 (plus tax).  

CALL 1-866-937-6288 TO ORDER.  24 HOUR ADVANCE NOTICE AND PREPAYMENT REQUIRED.

All picnics are served in a recycled, re-usable, insulated Welcome Home tote bag and include:

  • Bottled Water
  • Homestead Salad
  • Slice of Uncle Bill's Favorite Cherry Pie
  • Homestead Fudge Coupon
  • Choose Two:
    • Fanny’s Famous Fried Chicken Wrap  
      Whole Wheat Tortilla, Bibb Lettuce, Smokehouse Bacon, Tomato, Pickled Vegetables
       
    • Smoked Turkey Club  
      Wheat Bread, Bacon, Tomato, Lettuce, Onion, Mayo
       
    • Hummus and Vegetable Pita Pockets  
      Avocado, Tomato, Grilled Mushroom, Heirloom Spinach
       
    • Local Cheese Platter
      Chef’s Selection of 3 Heber Valley Cheeses, Crackers and Crisps, Fresh Fruits

*Pick up your order at the concessions stand the night of concert.

2014 Schedule of Artists

May 24 - Unstrung (Bluegrass, Folk)

Unstrung is a Bluegrass band made up of members of the Singleton family.

Unstrung has played together for 12 years and has performed across the country.

Original band members include Todd on guitar, Nancy on bass, Nicki on banjo and fiddle, and Nanette on fiddle.  A couple of years ago, Noelle joined the original members adding her vocal harmonies as well as her mandolin and fiddle.  Youngest family member TJ even joins in at times with his fiddle or guitar.

Individual band members have won fiddle and banjo competitions both locally and on the east coast.

In an article featuring Unstrung, the Salt Lake Tribune referred to the tight family harmonies as “Blood Harmonies.”

If you like twin or triple fiddling, killer banjo licks or tight harmonies, you’ll love Unstrung!

May 31 - Sam Payne (Singer/Songwriter)

Sam Payne’s contemporary folk recordings and live performances of stories and songs tales have established him among the premier acts of the Intermountain West and beyond. Playing to audiences large and small, as a solo act or with his band The Sam Payne Project, Payne has brought his peculiar stories and jazz-inflected folk tunes to halls in Canada, Bulgaria, Tokyo, and from coast to coast in the United States. Payne also writes and produces for radio, and his clients have included Glenn Beck, the popular syndicated radio and television host. Find more information about Sam and his work at www.sampayne.com.

June 7 - Cold Creek 

Summer Concert Series at Homestead REsort

The music of Cold Creek is a captivating blend of traditional and progressive bluegrass. It features tight harmonies, incredible picking and playing, and interesting arrangements, along with great original tunes. These five musicians love to entertain, and their live show has wowed audiences and made them a fan favorite at such venues as the Founder’s Title Bluegrass Festival in Snowbird, Utah, the Bannock County Bluegrass Festival in Pocatello, Idaho, the Wolf Mountain Bluegrass Festival in Santa Cruz, California, and the Durango Meltdown in Colorado

June 14 - Drew & Lacy Williams

Saturday night Summer Concert Series

Drew & Lacey are a Nashville-based, husband and wife duo.   The couple met in Salt Lake City, where they collaborated and performed with some of the state’s top musicians, including Peter Breinholt, Charley Jenkins, Ryan Shupe and Sam Payne.  After moving to Nashville the two continued to define their sound; combining their folk and bluegrass backgrounds with a Nashville country vibe.  This created a unique sound, full of rich harmonies and stellar musicianship.  Nashville provided an opportunity for them to meet and work with a host of amazing artists and writers.  Drew & Lacey have shared the stage with chart topping bands such as the JaneDear girls and Due West, and have collaborated with Grammy award winning writers and musicians.

June 21- Folk Night/Cori Conners & JaNae Kotter (Folk, Original Music)

JaNae Kotter

Local Lehi-based singer/songwriter who writes songs about the world around us. Her music combines strong vocals and emotions with deceptively simple guitar arrangements to provide a different view of life in her relaxed coffehouse folk rock style. Her voice was once described as "transcendent" by Michael Deeds of the Idaho Statesman and she enjoys sharing some of life's emotions through music. She can be found providing a soundtrack to your day at various festivals and outdoor events across the State of Utah and Idaho.  More information on JaNae can be found at www.janaemusic.com.

 

Cori Connors

From small but renowned places such as the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, to Britain’s famous Liverpool Cathedral, Cori Connors carries her fresh voice to audiences worldwide. She has established herself as both a performer and a writer, joining the cluster of singer/songwriters who record their own material but whose works have also been recorded by major artists. International superstars such as Linda Ronstadt, Tarja Turunen and Chris LeDoux have recorded songs written by Cori, earning her platinum status as a songwriter. Her name also appears in song writing credits on dozens of albums, and various artists have performed her songs in concert and on radio and television. Cori was the recipient of the 2012 Governor’s Mansion Artist Award for Artistic Excellence, presented by Utah’s Governor and First Lady Herbert.

 As an artist, Cori's honest and intimate performances have created a healthy base of loyal followers. She weaves a pattern of warm reminiscence into each of her performances. She has performed throughout the US, in England and Wales, and was the featured artist on Radio Dublin's weekly radio folk program. Connors' music, as one newspaper noted, "...touches a common chord shared by all of us." In November 2012 Cori was awarded the Utah Governor’s Mansion Artist Award for artistic excellence by Governor Gary Herbert.

Making their home in the quaint town of Farmington, Utah, Cori and Dave are the parents of four well adjusted children and grandparents to seven perfect grandchildren

June 28 - On the Air

summer concert series at Homestead Resort

On the Air is a group of professional singers who have come together to give new life to the great songs of the 1940s and 50s. They are young and energetic and give audiences of all ages the chance to hear some of the best music of the century. Their original arrangements and breathtaking harmonies will bring you a truly unique musical experience. They  provide a fast-paced radio-style show for you to sit back and enjoy. Their music is both highly entertaining and inspirational. On the Air consists of Angela Maloy, Julie Blatter, Kelly Griffiths , and Bart Olsen.

July 5 - The Shane Lee Band (Country Rock)

 

The Shane Lee Band has been entertaining audiences throughout the Wasatch Front for the past 10 years.  The band’s core, Shane and Jennifer Lee along with drummer, John Jay Harris pride themselves in producing a remarkably full sound for just three musicians.  Sometimes joined by talented guest musicians, they take great pleasure in playing a large compilation of songs that are recognizable, fun to dance to and enjoyable just to watch!  With crystal clear vocals and tight harmonies, it’s easy to forget you’re listening to a live show- Close your eyes and you’ll think Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Little Big Town and Miranda Lambert have jumped on stage!

Hailing from Lehi, Utah, the Shane Lee Band is often asked to play patriotic shows. Band-leader, Shane Lee, has served three tours of duty in the Middle East and is currently an officer in the Army National Guard. Their show includes songs that stirs a love of country within the hearts of their audiences. 

July 12 - Joshua Creek (Inspirational Country)

Joshua Creek performs regularly at events throughout the Rocky Mountain region. The Deseret News called their debut CD "the perfect chill album." It went on to receive multiple Pearl Award nominations and also produced the No. 1 Inspirational-Country hit, "What Kinda Car?" Their first CD also produced the regional Sunday radio staples, "I Love You, Son" and "Faith, Hope & Charity."

The Christian-Country Gospel News called their second CD  -- Heaven's Not That Far --  "a must have!”  In 2008 they again received multiple nominations and won a Pearl Award for "Songwriter of the Year" from the Faith-Centered Music Association. That same year they released their third album, "Sunday Afternoon at Joshua Creek." Their fourth studio album -- "American Day" -- is available at bookstores and iTunes. 

July 19- Mary Beth Maziarz (Contemporary Piano - Singer/Songwriter)

Mary Beth Maziarz originally hails from the Chicago area, where the blues and coffeehouse scenes influenced her young songwriting.  After college, she moved to Park City area, where she's been ever since -- loving the mountain life, the spectacular natural backdrop of the Wasatch Front, and the the great locals.  

She's released 7 albums independently and her work has appeared on several national soundtracks.  Her music has been featured on over 50 TV shows and films -- you might have heard her voice and not even known it!  

After taking some time away from music to write a book ("Kick-Ass Creativity") and have a new baby,  she's excited to be releasing a new record.   Mary Beth lives in Park City, Utah, with her husband, photographer Mark Maziarz, and young children, Daisy and Foster. 

July 26 - David Tolk (New Age Piano)

David Tolk was born and raised in the small colonial town of Mendham, New Jersey, where he studied piano with his mother, Marilyn Tolk, who is a concert pianist and graduate of the Juilliard School of Music.  During high school, David moved with his family to Nashville, Tennessee, where David continued his musical studies.  In 1993, David graduated from BYU with a degree in English literature.  David then attended law school at the University of Utah.  While in law school, David began performing with Peter Breinholt and has since performed with Peter all across the country.  On New Year's Eve, 2006, David and Peter performed with the Mormon Tablernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square during the Church's New Year's Eve Broadcast at the Conference Center.

When David is not practicing the piano, he practices law with the law firm of Richards Brandt Miller Nelson in Salt Lake City.  David lives with his wife and four children in Draper.  Additional information regarding David and his concert schedule can be found at www.davidtolk.com.

August 2 - Duolusions

(Contemporary Pop)

Duolusions of Grandeur is comprised of two seasoned, wily, and surprisingly attractive middle-aged men who decided they wanted to play their favorite songs on acoustic guitars. They play a wide range of genres from 80s rock to funk to songs that nearly make you get up and dance.

A “tour de force” in the highly competitive Northern Utah County acoustic duo cover bands market, a Duolusions show is a spectacle not to be missed.

“I’ve heard some of the songs they play before.” Bob, Lehi, Utah

“I went to their show and heard some music.” Mary, Pleasant Grove, Utah

Duolusions of Grandeur is Steve Morton and Tom Rhoton. 

August 9 - Fire on the Mountain (Bluegrass)

Fire on the Mountain® (FOTM) was organized as a Brigham Young University performing group in 1984. Two original members are still with the group and a third has been with the group since 1986.

Our blend of folk and bluegrass style features familiar American tunes, close harmonies, and fast instrumentals. Over the last 25 years this group has also been able to develop a repertoire of original songs.

August 16 - the B.D. Howes Band

 

Four experienced musicians combining individual talents to compose slice-of-lifetunes. The B. D. Howes Band brings enjoyable Adult Contemporary-Soft Rock music that sounds like vintage, blues-based, 60s-classic rock, with a light-dusting of south west blues.

August 23 - Lincoln Highway (Celtic, Bluegrass, Traditional)

The current members of Lincoln Highway are Mark Geslison, Jonathon Wood, Geoff Groberg, Lindsay Davis, and Jesse Christopher. Between all of us, we have over a dozen State Instrument Championships. We play Fiddle, Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin, Bass, Bodhran, and other instruments as long as they are free/cheap.

We've been playing together since 1996. We love performing and entertaining with our flavor of Bluegrass music.

August 30 - CrossStrung

“CrossStrung” is one of Utah's most exciting acoustic groups. Five musicians, twelve instruments, tight harmonies, hot instrumentals, and on occasions three of them can be seen playing on the same instrument at the same time. This family band enjoys performing a variety of music including celtic, bluegrass, folk, country, and gospel adding their own unique style. Their show is energetic and fun.