Kamas, Utah – February 4, 2019 – DeJoria Center – Utah’s premier event and adventure escape – is excited to welcome five-time Grammy award-winner Michael McDonald on Friday, April 12. The doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are currently on sale. “DeJoria Center is thrilled the legendary Michael McDonald has included us in his tour,” said Tracy Mullen, director of sales and marketing for DeJoria Center. “Set in the foothills of the beautiful Uinta Mountains, his show will offer concert-goers an incredible music experience that will be hard to top.” Hailing from St. Louis, McDonald arrived in Los Angeles in the early 1970s, honing his talents as a studio musician before becoming an integral part of Steely Dan. In the mid-’70s McDonald was invited to join the Doobie Brothers as the band redefined their sound with McDonald serving as singer, keyboardist and songwriter on such Top 40 singles as “Takin’ It to The Streets,” “It Keeps You Runnin’,” “Minute By Minute” and “What A Fool Believes.”
Throughout the ’80s and ’90s McDonald’s solo career took off with a string of hits including “I Keep Forgettin’ (Every Time You’re Near),” “Sweet Freedom,” “On My Own” (with Patti LaBelle) and the Grammy-winning James Ingram duet “Yah Mo B There,” plus he co-wrote the Van Halen hit “I’ll Wait.” McDonald has performed with a who’s-who of critically acclaimed artists across several genres, including Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Elton John, Joni Mitchell, Vince Gill, Grizzly Bear and Thundercat.
McDonald’s most recent album, Wide Open, includes collaborations with numerous special guests including Warren Haynes, Robben Ford, Marcus Miller and Branford Marsalis. McDonald’s first album of original material in 17 years, Wide Open is largely comprised of material written over several years in-between projects and recorded in McDonald’s Nashville studio with drummer Shannon Forrest (Faith Hill, Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw, Toto) and an extensive cast of Nashville session musicians.
McDonald remains an enduring force in popular music, and he continues to tour extensively as a solo artist. DeJoria Center is the only large, upscale entertainment and events center in the Wasatch Mountains. Nestled against the scenic mountains in Kamas, Utah, the venue offers year-round activities on the 1,100 acre natural conservancy area.
DeJoria Center – Utah’s premier event and adventure escape – is a corporate events and performance venue located on an expansive 1,100-acre natural conservancy area within the High Star Ranch in Kamas, Utah. The center offers guests fresh air, stunning views, gorgeous water features and year-round recreation that Utah’s high-mountain valleys are known for. DeJoria Center provides any sized company with an unrivaled experience. The Center offers companies a unique experience orchestrated by events and entertainment professionals who have represented some of the world’s most well-known artists, brands and venues. DeJoria Center is also home to State Road Tavern & Restaurant. The restaurant offers exceptional dining, tasteful and diverse menu choices, and a bar that offers more than 20 beers and craft cocktails. For more information on DeJoria Center please visit, www.dejoriacenter.com.