2015 Schedule of Performers

2015 Schedule of Performers
June 5: SunShade n' Rain
SunShade and Rain PhotoFeelings and memories are stirred no matter what your musical preference might be. The patriotic, semi-classical, rock-n-roll sounds of the SunShade ‘n Rain will cause a nostalgic stir in your heart.  Combining the musical and technical genius of Gary Romer with the powerful harmony of Gary, Jeff and Mel completes the inspiring package of SunShade ‘n Rain.

SunShade ‘n Rain is currently touring the world performing at major conventions, thrilling audiences both young and old alike and promoting their latest recordings.

All critics agree SunShade ‘n Rain are talented with solid harmony.  They are energetic, enthusiastic, thrilling, and give a performance that lingers in the memory of the audience. SunShade ‘n Rain’s love of the total musical experience shines through as they love their audience and their audience truly loves them.
June 12: Fat Old Guys (FOG)
Fat Old Guys Band PhotoFOG includes four well-seasoned vocal entertainers that will have everyone in a gut busting laugh. Members include: “Grilled Stuffed Kirk” – overflowing with Deep flava, Kirk also gives girth and rich after-tones to the group’s sound.  “Luscious Finger Lickin’ Jared” – The way your momma used to cook, a dash of spicy Cajun gospel, a pinch of elegant classical training, and a whole lot of southern soul makes up the three main ingredients of Jared.  “Jer-Bear Stare” – Anything but a lightweight, Jeremiah has the energy of a spider monkey hopped up on 5 cans of red bull while still maintaining a full flavor sound.  “Sweet Icy Smooth Brett” – Awaken your taste buds with the lip-smacking sound of Brett. Db, kish, db, ksh, db, ts, ts, ksh, db, ts, ts, ksh, rrgg, dm, dm, dm, db, ksh, psssssshhhhh! Need we say more?  See why people are becoming addicted to the savory mouth-watering sounds of FOG!
June 19: Tooele Arts Festival
No Fridays on Vine Concert. Please support the Tooele Arts Festival being held at the Aquatic Center Park (200 West and Vine Street, Tooele)

Friday, June 19 • Saturday, June 20 • Sunday, June 22

For more information visit //tooeleartsfestival.org/
June 26: Bent Fender
Bent Fender ImageBent Fender has been performing classic rock, country and blues to crowds in the Salt Lake and Tooele Valleys for the past 5 years. The band is made up of: Rick Blake on guitar and vocals, Kimball Carter on guitar and vocals, Vince Vargas on bass and vocals, Dave Neria on drums and Rudy Stewart on keyboards. Rick, Kim, Vince and Rudy are all Tooele County residents and Dave is from Salt Lake. Although the band is only about 5 years old, the four “senior” members of the band each have been playing well over 35 years – not to say they’re all old guys (just 3 of them).
Saturday, July 4: ARRIVAL - The Music of ABBA
Arrival PosterPart of Tooele City’s week-long 4th of July celebration!

Tooele City is excited to announce ARRIVAL The Music of ABBA in concert!

Tickets are $5 for general admission bleacher seating. Gates open at 7 pm, concert starts at 8 pm.

No coolers, no strollers, or chairs can be brought in.

Fireworks after the concert!

Everyone should have their own ticket unless you are bringing an infant that will sit on your lap. Tickets available beginning June 1, 2015 at Tooele City Hall and Macey’s Food & Drug.

Call 435.843.2143 for more information.

This concert is part of Tooele City’s 4th of July celebration. This concert (and all the Fridays on Vine Concerts) are sponsored by the Tooele City Arts Council and are funded by the Parks Arts and Recreation (PAR) Program.
July 10: CrossStrung
CrossStrung PhotoCrossStrung is a high-energy, acoustic band with genres ranging from Folk to Pop, Celtic to Country and Bluegrass to Gospel. Comprised of four award winning musicians, their signature sound is a tight, three-part sister harmony with hot fiddling and original arrangements. Mom got them playing years ago and still joins them for a few numbers. Besides playing each other’s instruments, three of them play on the same fiddle at the same time.

They have won and placed in several individual and band competitions.  In 2014 they were voted best bluegrass band in the Rio Grande Valley.  As winners of the “National Family Talent Search” they opened for the Hughes Brothers in Branson, MO. Fun for all ages, first timers become life timers. Their music is wholesome and uplifting with a show you won’t soon forget. CrossStrung tours all over the country, performing at fairs, music and Celtic festivals and community events. They love what they do and it shows.
July 17: Kindle Creek
Kindle Creek PhotoKindle Creek is a group of world class performers with an award winning sound unlike anything you’ve heard before. Life-long performers, Kindle Creek brings unparalleled energy and presence to every show. Their patent worthy blend of rock solid melodies, soaring harmonies, and a driving beat will have you tapping your feet and singing along from the down beat to the very last note. They masterfully fuse country, rock, and a touch of folk, appealing to a broad range of musical enthusiasts. No matter your age, or your story, they have something just for you. You will find yourself transfixed by the power and passion of the music. There is an honesty in their writing that only comes with real life experience. And the guys are just plain fun to be around. No, they may not be super-models, or glamour boys, but they put on a show you won’t forget. Based in Tooele County, they have fast become a favorite in the Utah country music scene, and have garnered fans as far away as England and Australia.  Enjoy the ride folks, cause there is no telling where these boys are headed.
July 24: Buckaroo Balladeers
Buckaroo Balladeers PhotoCutting their trails in the West Desert of Tooele County, their brand of western music is as free and unbridled as the wild horses they share this great land with. They are deeply rooted in the cowboy lifestyle and live it every day. Through their music, they will conjure up visions of ridin’ rank colts, ropin’ with rawhide 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, Brazil, Australia and Europe as well. So, sit back, take a deep seat and get ready to be entertained…The Buckaroo Way!

July 31: Peter Breinholt
Peter Breinholt PhotoPeter Breinholt has been delighting audiences with his self-styled original music for years. He has sold out every major concert hall in his home state of Utah many times over, including Kingsbury Hall, Tuacahn, Sundance and Thanksgiving Point. His credits also include six albums, a concert DVD, guitar songbooks, film scores, songwriting awards, and concerts with several symphony orchestras and choirs.

Peter’s first album, recorded while he was a student at the University of Utah became one of the best-selling, independently released CD’s ever in the state. “It [is] an underground classic on Utah college campuses” wrote Salt Lake Magazine. Since then, his music has spread around the globe, seemingly by itself. He has performed everywhere from New York to Los Angeles, from Spokane to San Antonio.
August 7: Rockin' Rob and the Hound Dogs
Rockin Rob and The Houndogs PhotoRockin’ Rob and The Houndogs was formed in 2002. All busy fathers they decided performing would be good therapy. They have performed throughout the state from city festivals to church functions. They focus on making sure both the audience and themselves have a good time. Between them they have 18 children and 7 grandchildren.

August 14: Kerry Christensen
Kerry Christensen PhotoKerry Christensen is not your typical yodeler.  His concerts and events this year will take him to as many as 23 US states and two or three countries internationally.  Kerry spent two years in the country of Austria right out of high school.  There he became interested in the alpine yodeling art.  After mastering this difficult medium he was asked in l983 to move his six member family to Orlando, Florida and use his yodeling skills at Walt Disney World’s Epcot Center.  He performed there for almost seven years until 1990.  He recently lent his unique classical yodeling talent to a full-length Disney animated feature called “Home on the Range.”

Kerry is perhaps the only full time yodeler in the world that specializes in all styles of yodeling.  He can be strictly alpine, or he can put on his Stetson hat and do an all-cowboy yodeling show.  However, many of Kerry’s fans say that their favorite show is when Kerry mixes up the styles.  You will hear cowboy, alpine, Cajun, Latin, Jewish, Hawaiian, jazz, classical, and his always popular humorous yodeling renditions.
August 21: Eric Dodge
Eric Dodge PhotoEric Dodge’s albums are making waves in the country music world! His album “Why Not Today” became a huge international success and has sold all over the world in over 15 countries and even topped the Amazon.com best-selling albums list. Eric has also been featured in Country Weekly magazine, KUTV 2 News at Noon, and Good Things Utah, several times. Eric has released 8 albums and has performed across the United States and Canada.

In 2012 he was accepted into the Country Music association, the (CMA). In 2013 Eric became an Author and entered the world of book writing. He released his debut book titled “Baby Steps To Music Industry Success.” Eric is also a member of the National Speakers Association, where he shares his musical messages in Keynote and Corporate events all across the United States.

He’s also shared the stage with many of country music’s biggest names, some of which include, Clint Black, Lorrie Morgan, Pam Tillis, SheDaisy, Julianne Hough, John Michael Montgomery, Justin Moore, Collin Raye, Chris Ledoux, Diamond Rio, Terri Clark, Travis Tritt, and Carrie Underwood in front of over 50,000 people!
August 28: Nathan Osmond & the Tooele County Chamber of Commerce Barbeque
The Chamber of Commerce Barbeque will begin at 6:00 p.m.

Nathan Osmond is making a name for himself in the Country Music world with four consecutive #1 hit singles on various Country charts (“Sweet,” “The Tailgate Song,” “There’s A Whole Lot About A Woman” with Country legend Jack Greene and “Stars & Stripes“). He’s shared the stage with such names as Carrie Underwood, Chris Young, Martina McBride, Lonestar, Alabama and more. He was recently nominated as “New Artist of the Year,” “Male Vocalist of the Year” and “Country Breakthrough Artist of the Year” by the New Music Awards in Los Angeles. His music videos are seen on CMT & GAC and his new single “Welcome To The Party” is bound to be the hit song for parties around the world in 2015. He has plans to release a NEW album titled “Homeward Bound Heroes” in 2015 featuring duets with Country Music legends Collin Raye and Linda Davis. The project will benefit the Wounded In Action Family Foundation. Nathan is their national spokesperson.

2015 has Nathan working with a slew of artists from Easton Corbin to Susan Boyle. Nathan is the second oldest of eight boys. He is the son of Suzanne Osmond and pop icon Alan Osmond, of the performing group, The Osmonds.  On top of his musical talents, Nathan is the host of a hot new television show called “Backstage Avenue” on CBS & KMYU with his co-host Amy Whitcomb from NBC’s “The Voice.” He is married to Sarah Eileen Osmond and they are the proud parents of 4 little boys, Zachary, Corbin, Samuel and Beckham.