The DeJoria Center has reached its toddler years, said Tracy Mullen, director of sales and marketing.
“We’re about 18 months old,” Mullen told The Park Record. “This is our second summer in business and we are looking forward to the season.”
In order to attract more people to the state-of-the-art venue, located at 970 N. S.R. 32, in Kamas, the DeJoria Center, which housed at the High Star Ranch, is offering free community concerts that will run from 6:30-8:30 p.m. every Thursday, starting on June 22.
“The stage will be set up on the lawn and we’ll have our food truck out there selling burgers, tomato sandwiches and fries,” Mullen said. “We’ll also have a beer garden out there, so people can have a beverage and enjoy the music.”
In addition, the DeJoria Center’s State Road Tavern and Restaurant will be open and serving.
“That way people can sit on the patio and hear the music,” Mullen said.
The free concert schedule this summer is as follows:
– June 22 — Liver by the River
– June 29 — Muddpuddle
– July 6 — Michelle Moonshine
– July 13 — Ghostowne
– July 20 — Lash LaRue
– July 27 — Dusty Boxcars
“We are thrilled to partner with Mountain Town Music again this year to get some live music out here in the east side of Summit County,” Mullen said.
Brian Richards, Mountain Town Music’s community conductor of musical affairs, said the nonprofit, which presents live concerts in Summit County, is always looking for ways to program music in Eastern Summit County.
“The DeJoria Center/High Star Ranch has become on of our favorite venues,” Richards said. “It’s a pretty righteous scene and the vibe out there with its beautiful views [and] rural setting provides the perfect background to enjoy an evening of music.
“I suggest you make an evening out of it and ride their new trails, grab a bite to eat and let the music provide the soundtrack to your evening.”
As an added bonus, DeJoria Center is partnering with the Sundance Institute for a free outdoor screening of “Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid” that will follow the Ghostowne concert on July 13.
“We’re really excited for that because we haven’t done an outdoor film yet,” Mullen said. “The screen will be set up adjacent to the stage and the screening will start 30 minutes after the concert. It’s Sundance Institute’s 20th year, so we’re excited to be part of their schedule.”
A free summer concert series will run at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday from June 22 to July 27 at the DeJoria Center, 970 N. S.R. 32 in Kamas. For information, visit http://www.dejoriacenter.com.