The Park City Song Summit, a five-day music and culture gathering featuring headliners Gary Clark Jr., Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Mavis Staples, Tank and the Bangas, has announced new COVID-related protocols for attendees. The festival—still set to occur September 8th–12th in Park City, UT—will now require all attendees to be vaccinated, with the last dose received at least 14 days before the event.
Additionally, all programming will now take place at The Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater at Deer Valley, all staff will be vaccinated, all artists will be required to either be fully vaccinated or show proof of a negative COVID test within 48 hours, the festival’s capacity will be cut to 50%, social distancing will be enforced, masks will be required, and more. For a full list of new safety updates visit the Park City Song Summit website.
The first-of-its-kind event seeks to close the gap between songwriters and audiences. Rather than musicians playing at audiences, many Park City Song Summit performances will take place in the round to small crowds. Other events will also see a mix of stripped-down performances with artists discussing the craft of songwriting in events called “Song Summit Lab” conversations.
Park City Song Summit will include musical performance and Lab conversations with Adia Victoria, Andrew Bird & Jimbo Mathus, Cedric Burnside, Celisse, Devon Gilfillian, Fred Armisen, Iron & Wine, John Craigie, John Doe, Jonathan Russell (The Head And The Heart), Jonathan Wilson, Josh Ritter, Joy Oladokun, Langhorne Slim, Leslie Jordan, Lori McKenna, Lucius, Natalie Hemby, and Tré Burt.
On tap to deliver straight musical performances are Anders Osborne, Bonny Light Horseman, Brad Walker, Chad Cromwell, Daniel Donato, Father John Misty, Fruit Bats, Ivan Neville, Kamasi Washington, Keller Williams’ Grateful Gospel, Mike Dillon, Rising Appalachia, and Ryan Bingham.
The songwriters-in-the-round sessions will host Waylon Payne, Hailey Steele, Earl Bud Lee, Kylie Sackley, Rick Brantley, Garrison Starr, Matt Warren, Tim James, Kent Blazy, Dave Pahanish, Megan Linville, Shelly Fairchild, Blake Bollinger, Kelly Archer, Bill Luther, Sarah Darling, Emily Shackleton, Kylie Morgan, Jace Everett, Dean Alexander, and Kallie Shorr.
“Park City is a true music city with an independent spirit and legacy of craft and storytelling,” Park City Song Summit organizer Ben Anderson said in a statement. “This collection of artists is going to rock our mountain town and connect with audiences in a new and deeply engaging way.”
Tickets for individual events for the Park City Song Summit from 9/8 – 9/12 in Park City, UT are available here. In order to attend individual Park City Song Summit events, make sure to get your final COVID vaccination dose 14 days prior to the events.