For Immediate Release
Contact: Casey Jarman
The 2011 Twilight Concert Series Line-up Completed
Two Acts Added:
Entrance Band, July 28
Big K.R.I.T., August 25
Salt Lake City, UT: The 2011 Twilight Concert Series concert line-up has been completed with the addition of the final two acts. The Entrance Band will open for Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros on July 28 and Big K.R.I.T will open for Lupe Fiasco on August 25.
The Entrance Band
Originating years ago in Chicago, as the solo-project of guitarist Guy Blakeslee, The Entrance Band slowly morphed into a trio as of 2009, adding Paz Lechantin on bass and Derek James on drums. Both new members were longtime friends with Guy, and had played music with him on and off for years. Officially formed, the band moved to Los Angeles and began recording their self-titled debut as three piece. Released on Ecstatic Peace Records (co-owned by Thurston Moore) in 2009, their debut album utilizes a unique blend of improvisational modes to hack away at traditional rock structures by applying tenants of eastern raga, pschedelia, non-structural noise and free jazz to the solidly built homes of blues, punk, and rock and roll. The band was recently picked to perform as part of the Animal Collective curated All Tomorrow’s Parties festival in the United Kingdom.
Imagine Kanye West being born and raised in Meridian, Mississippi. Now imagine him being produced by Organized Noize. That imagery would create music almost identical to the state’s next hip-hop heavyweight, Big K.R.I.T. (King remembered in time). Rapping since the age of 12 and producing from age 14, the now 24-year-old rapper slash producer defied the odds of both his personal life and hip-hop’s current landscape to be the most in-demand and respected rookie on the Cinematic Music Group/Def Jam Records roster. After years of releasing underground mixtapes, K.R.I.T.’s May 2010 release, K.R.I.T. Wuz Here, and his March 2011 release, Return of 4Eva, have put him in the spotlight, gaining him praise from many of the industry’s tastemakers. An artist that insists on remaining an individual and feeding his growing audience with feel-good rhythms and “rhymes with morals”, Big K.R.I.T. has the dimension and ambition to make him a true rap legend.
The free Thursday night concert series has become one of the most anticipated summer events in Salt Lake City, boasting some of the music industry’s most innovative artists. Last year, each concert averaged 30,000 visitors at its new location in Pioneer Park.
To complement the music, the Twilight Market offers a variety of food, beverages and locally made crafts. The Twilight audience can enjoy artists' work and purchase handcrafted items such as jewelry, clothing, soaps, and ceramics.
The 24th annual season kicks off July 14. The Twilight concerts are free, Thursday evenings from July 14–August 25 at Pioneer Park (350 West 300 South). Gates open at 5pm and music begins at 7pm. Seating is first come, first served, and a person must be present at all times to reserve seating. Standing room only in the immediate stage area; no chairs or blankets in the immediate stage area. No alcoholic beverages can be brought into the venue. Beer and wine are available for purchase on-site. No coolers. No smoking. No pets.
For artist details, photos, information and updates visit www.twilightconcertseries.com
2011 Twilight Concert Series final schedule:
July 14: Explosions in the Sky / No Age
July 21: The Decemberists / Typhoon
July 28: Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros / The Entrance Band
August 4: Thurston Moore / Kurt Vile and the Violators
August 11: Bright Eyes / Wild Nothing
August 18: Ghostland Observatory / Phantogram
August 25: Lupe Fiasco / Big K.R.I.T.
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Eugenie Hero Jaffe
Bombshell Music & Media
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