2014 Schedule of Performers

2014 Schedule of Performers
June 6: Hot Diggity
Hot Diggity LogoHot Diggity has its roots in 1963 Tooele when guitarist Bobby Wassom and David Bickmore teamed up with drummer Jimmy-John Thomas. The fledgling band began its musical odyssey as “The Broughams” with an appearance on a regionally broadcast television show, Utah Talent Showcase. Over the next five years, the trio played for local dances and clubs, at the Terrace Ballroom in Salt Lake City and at Lagoon. They also toured briefly with Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels, appeared on Paul Revere and The Raiders national television show “Happening 68”. The recent addition of multi-talented guitarist/vocalist/bassist Rick Blake and Taylor Thomas on drums comprise the current incarnation of “Hot Diggity,” a Rock n’ roll/ Americana band with an original Tooele sound.
June 13: Truman Brothers Band
Truman Brothers PhotoTruman Brothers is a duo from Nashville, Tennessee made up of brothers, Ben and Chad Truman – sons of keyboardist Dan Truman of the Grammy-winning group, Diamond Rio. The band formed in Provo, Utah and won the student-voted “Battle of the Bands” two years in a row at Brigham Young University.

Following their regional success in Utah, the duo began to perform at colleges/universities all over the United States, sharing the stage with such artists as Imagine Dragons, Kelly Clarkson, David Archuleta, & Diamond Rio. Truman Brothers has now brought their show to more than 100 different cities in 30 states, as well as performances in London, Hong Kong, and the Philippines.
June 20: Tooele Arts Festival
Arts Festival LogoNo Fridays on Vine Concert.  Please support the Tooele Arts Festival being held at the Tooele City Park.

Friday, June 20 • beginning at 12 Noon

Saturday, June 21 • beginning at 10 am

Sunday, June 22 • beginning at 10 am

June 27: Joy & Eric
Joy and Eric Photojoy & eric have been playing music since 2004. Over the course of this time they have developed a battery of ‘modern’ acoustic music… combining sparse, recognizable melodies and complex guitar work.  They play rock, pop, country, soul, bluegrass and reggae.

After a ‘sold out’ opening performance in the living room, joy & eric have grown a large and loyal local and national following, playing in small and large venues across North America. Since then, they have been asked to open for, tour and play with, average white band, Neville Brothers, Eric Johnson, Ben Harper, Jack Johnson, Leon Russell, the Samples, Jackie Greene, Josh Turner, Dave Matthews, Coldplay, Smash Mouth, Hall and Oates, the Moody Blues, Chicago, Steve Miller Band, Robert Cray, OMD, English Beat, Bruce Hornsby and the Reverend Al Green…
Saturday, July 5: Diamond Rio
Diamond Rio FlyerThis concert is part of the City’s 4th of July celebration. This concert (and all the Fridays on Vine Concerts) are sponsored by the Tooele City Arts Council and funded by the Parks Arts and Recreation (PAR) Program.  Get your $5 tickets at City Hall or Macey’s.  This concert will be held at the Tooele High School Football Field.  Gates open at 7 p.m. The concert will start at 8 p.m.  Fireworks to follow!
July 11: Bent Fender
Bent Fender PhotoBent Fender formed about 4 years ago and have played in the Salt Lake City area during that time. Their music is a combination of rock, folk, blues and country with a common thread of roots running through it. Their set lists include songs by Eric Clapton, Creedence Clearwater Revival, BB King, The Beatles, Vince Gill, Crosby Stills and Nash, Roy Orbison, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Dire Straits, the Allman Brothers, John Mellencamp, and the list goes on. The band consists of Rick Blake, Tooele, guitar and vocals, Ben Blake, Lake Point, keyboards, Kim Carter, Erda, guitar and vocals, Dave Neira, Salt Lake City, Drums, and Vince Vargas, Tooele, bass and vocals. All have been playing their instruments since their early teenage years and have played in bands off and on for over 40 years.
July 18: We Are the Strike
Headed by energetic frontman Chris Crabb, We Are The Strike is known for their larger-than-life performances and musical expertise.  In their short time together, We Are The Strike has already performed on the same ticket as Kelly Clarkson, Carly Rae Jepson, Jason Scheff of Chicago, the Piano Guys, and Mason Jennings. 

Since meeting and emerging in the music scene of Provo, UT in October of 2012, We Are The Strike has cultivated a rare musical genre of “throwback jazz meets edgy pop meets funky blues.”  We Are The Strike is greatly influenced by artists such as Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, and Bruno Mars.  As an avid group of devoted musicians, We Are The Strike strives to bring the art of true musicianship back to popular music.
July 25: Buckaroo Balladeers
Buckaroo Balladeers PhotoThe Buckaroo Balladeers cut their trails in the West Desert of Utah. J.C., nominated twice for Male Vocalist of the Year by the Academy of Western Artists, grew up cowboy’n on family ranches and has spent some time riding bulls and bareback buckin’ horses in Europe. Sonja spent her early years on the back of some fine, European dressage horses. They are one of Western Music’s premier husband/wife duos.  From up-beat, wild and wooly Cowboy Songs, to deep and meaningful Western Ballads, The Buckaroo Balladeers are deeply rooted in the Cowboy lifestyle and live it every day.  Through their music, they will conjure up visions of ridin’ rank horses, ropin’ with 60 foot riatas, hot iron brandin’ and may even jerk at your heartstrings a bit.  Their music is not only known across the U.S., but in Canada, Australia and throughout Europe, as well.  They are proud members of the Western Music Association and the Academy of Western Artists.
August 1: Imagine
Imagine PosterThe Tooele City Arts Council is pleased to present, Imagine:  Remembering the Fab Four. A nostalgic musical trip back to the 1960s.  Since forming in 1993, Imagine has performed more than 1100 shows in the US and abroad entertaining audiences from Washington DC to Shanghai, China.  Over the years the band has had the privilege of sharing the stage with such notable acts as the Beach Boys, Chicago, Jay Leno, America, Three Dog Night, Carrie Underwood, Glen Campbell, the Temptations, the Commodores and many others. Imagine re-creates the excitement and the musical genius of the Beatles in a two-hour concert complete with authentic instruments and costumes.  Their show covers the career of the Fab Four from the early Beatlemania days to their final album, Abbey Road. A splendid time is guaranteed for all ages and don’t forget to wear your tie-dyed gear!
August 8: Exit 99
Exit 99 is a group of local musicians who love to entertain. As a Country Cover Band they mix the new sounds of country music with the old. The guys were formerly part of the band known as Oasis. In 2012 they decided to combine their talents and love for music, and form Exit 99. The band members are as follows:  Chelci Nix Holste on lead vocals and rhythm guitar; David Beacham on lead and bass guitar, mandolin, and rhythm guitar; Tom Slowik on bass and rhythm guitar, mandolin, and vocals; Bruce Simon on keyboard; and Jimmy Gonzo on the drums.
August 15: Artie Hemphill and the Iron Horse Band & Chamber of Commerce Barbeque
Artie Hemphill PhotoThe Chamber of Commerce Barbeque will begin at 6:00 p.m.

Artie Hemphill and the Iron Horse Band will whip up a musical treat that satisfies even the most intense craving for great country music, while at the same time, instilling in you an insatiable hunger that’ll keep you begging for more. The members of Artie Hemphill and the Iron Horse Band are undisputed professionals with impressive pedigrees. As a band they have wowed audiences performing live at a dizzying array of venues including TV and radio appearances, numerous fairs, festivals and special events as well as opening for national artists such as Brad Paisley, John Michael Montgomery, Chris Cagle, Diamond Rio, Emerson Drive, Sawyer Brown and Joe Diffie just to name a few. Artie and the band were also voted the winners of the 2011 Stadium of Fire Talent Competition by a screaming crowed of over 46,000 attendees.