Today Blues, Brews and BBQ will feature Dangus Kong and Turkuaz. Relax on the lawn with a blanket, have a beverage, and listen to some incredible FREE live music! The music presented by Mountain Town Music. Delicious BBQ lunch and other offerings are available in Earl’s Lodge are available as well as several local brews on tap. There are great family-friendly activities and games for the kids including the Wildflower Mini Golf and playground.
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Dangus Kong
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm: Turkuaz
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***No outside food or beverage allowed in the music venue or the lodge. Utah State Law prohibits the possession and consumption of outside alcohol including beer & wine on premise. Bags may be subject to search at the music venue gate and any alcohol or outside food may be confiscated.
Dogs are allowed in the music venue, but they must be on a leash at all times, and they must stay on the grassy areas. Dogs are never allowed in the lodges or on the patio, with the exception of service dogs. Umbrellas, shade tents, and chairs are allowed, but please be courteous of other guests.
If you have a tent or umbrella, please set it up near the back of the venue and do not block other’s views. Low chairs welcome towards the front (cannot fit a basketball underneath) but if you have higher chairs, please move towards the back.
About the Bands:
Balancing male-female harmonies, strutting guitars, wild horn arrangements, and interminable grooves, a spirit takes shape on stage nightly for Turkuaz via larger-than-life performances. Among numerous critical plaudits, The New Yorker claimed, “[Turkuaz] delivers horn-filled funk incorporating elements of R&B, psychedelic pop, gospel, Afro-pop, New Wave, classic rock, and just about any genre that gets people dancing.” The Brooklyn-based nonet—Dave Brandwein [guitar, vocals], Taylor Shell [bass], Craig Brodhead [guitar, keys], Michelangelo Carubba [drums], Chris Brouwers [trumpet, keys], Greg Sanderson [tenor sax], Josh Schwartz [baritone sax, vocals], Sammi Garett [vocals], and Shira Elias [vocals]—ignite an explosion of energy punctuated by neon hues, deft musicality, and show-stopping singalongs on their newest EP, Kuadrochrome. “I would love for our music to be a bright spot in an otherwise dark world. You can come to our shows, let go, exist, and have a good time in spite of what may be going on outside. That’s what music does for us. We want to share that.”
Dangus Kong is a 9 piece funk collective from Salt Lake City, Utah. The band formulated in the summer of 2017 when the members were students at the University of Utah’s School of Music. The personnel of Dangus Kong prides themselves in having completed or continually studying composition and arranging, jazz performance, vocal performance, music technology, and music business at The University of Utah and Snow College. Though every member, aka the Funky Toon Goons, are young they have an extremely impressive professional music resume. The Funky Toon Goons of Dangus Kong have toured all over the U.S.A, Mexico, Cuba, and Europe. Playing in prestigious/world-renowned music festivals such as the Umbria Jazz Festival, Puerto Vallarta Jazz Festival, Croatian International Jazz Festival, The Essentially Ellington Jazz Competition, and The Telluride Jazz Festival. Each member has also performed with a list of elite Grammy-Nominated and Winning musicians such as Wycliffe Gordon, Randy Brecker, Victor Wooten, Kris Johnson, Chris Bullock of Snarky Puppy, Jerry Cortez of Tower of Power, Jeff Coffin and Rashawn Ross of the Dave Mathews Band just to name a few. Dangus Kong prides itself in having such a young yet extremely experienced musical cast with each Funky Toon Goon contributing their very own unique musical identity. Dangus Kong always seeks to go above and beyond in providing professional-grade music and performance, looking to always advance the music industry every time they perform. Dangus Kong aims to move and groove and funkify your mind.