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The Salt Lake Community College Twilight Concert Series 2018


 

The Salt Lake Community College Twilight Concert Series, historically produced by the Salt Lake City Arts Council, is one of the longest-running and most revered public arts programs in Salt Lake City. Over the last 30 years, the Thursday night summer concert series has presented renowned artists in a variety of genres including indie-rock, hip-hop, reggae, and blues. With the future of the concert series left unknown after 30 years, the 2018 series was reignited with the announcement of a one-year alliance with Broadway Media. Broadway Media’s position in the entertainment industry and broad experience presenting concerts, allows them to work alongside the Salt Lake City Arts Council and SLCC to create a lineup worthy of the Twilight name.

The 2018 Salt Lake Community College Twilight Concerts will take place on August 16th, 23rd, 30th, September 6th, and 13th. 


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Diplo | SOLD OUT

Robert DeLong

MOON TAXI

DJ SNOOPADELIC AKA SNOOP DOGG

KING PRINCESS AND FLORA CASH

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2018 Salt Lake Community College Twilight Concert Series Lineup

August 16th

Diplo

Thomas Wesley Pentz, better known as Diplo, is one of the most dynamic forces in music today. The Grammy-winning artist is as much an international brand as he is a musician/DJ/producer. Year after year, he’s proven himself to be a ubiquitous cultural figure, consistently bridging high and low, mainstream and underground, with remarkable tact and reverence. The new EP, California, his first body of work as a solo artist in more than five years, is the latest entry into a catalog that continues to defy genre and convention. A spiritual counterpart to his debut album Florida, the EP is influenced by his adopted home of Los Angeles and features Lil Xan, Trippie Redd, Lil Yachty, Santigold, Desiigner, DRAM, Goldlink and MØ. Diplo’s rise to fame began in 2004. After throwing influential parties in South Philadelphia, Diplocemented himself as a full-fledged artist with Florida. Receiving praise within the underground community, the album caught the attention of then-breakingM.I.A., who partnered with Pentz to release the mixtape Piracy Funds Terrorism Vol. 1. Diplo continued to work with M.I.A., eventually writing and producing the Grammy-nominated track “Paper Planes” in 2007, which hit #4 on the U.S. BillboardHot 100 Chart and has sold more than three million copies. In 2005, Diplo founded label/culture lab Mad Decent to lend his globally-recognized voice to for the sounds he encounters traveling the world. The early release of Brazilian group Bonde do Role remains a testament to Diplo’s aspirations, as their music helped define Baile Funk in the United States. Mad Decent has gone on to release music from a dynamic range of artists that include Santigold, Omar Souleyman, Gucci Mane and more. Diplo founded his global dancehalloutfitMajor Lazer in 2008 to great critical acclaim. Originally a collaboration with fellow DJ and producer Switch, Diplo fronts the current rosteralongsideJillionaire and Walshy Fire. Their 2015 smash hit, “Lean On” with DJ Snake and MØ, became the most streamed song on Spotify of all time and hit more than1 billion views on YouTube, making it one of the top 10 most watched music videos ever. Their latest release, a surprise EP entitled Know No Better, features contributions from Quavo, Travis Scott, Camila Cabello, Sean Paul, Anitta, Pabllo Vittar, Machel Montano, Jidenna and more. The group’s 2017 documentary Give Me Future, filmed at their 400,000 personHavana, Cuba show in March 2016, debuted at Sundance to rave reviews and was released via Apple Music last fall. The film was accompanied by Major Lazer Presents: Give Me Future—Music From and Inspired by the Film,an album companion featuring new tracks celebrating the cross-cultural collaboration that is Major Lazer’s ethos. As one of pop’s most in-demand producers, Diplo has worked with artists such as Beyoncé—producing two songs on the Grammy-nominated Lemonade, Justin Bieber,Madonna,Lil Wayne, Bruno Mars, Britney Spears, Wale, Chris Brown, Ariana Grande, 2 Chainz, Travis Porter, Usher, Snoop Dogg, Azealia Banks, Die Antwoord, Robyn, AlunaGeorge and many more. Diplo continues to tour the world over, playing 300 shows a year with Major Lazer and under his own moniker, including headlining Mad Decent Block Parties worldwide and a legendaryVegas residency. Recent stops include Pakistan, Brazil, Nepal, Bangladesh, Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Croatia, China, Mexico, Italy, Korea, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Hungary and beyond. A jack of all trades and true cultural powerhouse, Diplo has contributed to Vanity Fair, modeled for the campaigns of fashion designer Alexander Wang, released the coffee table book 128 Beats Per Minute, the film Favela On Blast and the short documentary series Blow Your Head. His Diplo & Friends radio show airs weekly on BBC Radio 1, and Major Lazer’s Lazer Sound airs biweekly on Beats 1.

August 23rd

Robert DeLong

Given his wildly innovative, inventive, and inimitable approach to indie dance, it wouldn’t be a surprise if singer/songwriter/producer/performer Robert DeLong actually hailed from a different universe. Encoded in his DNA, you’ll find strands of not only electronic, drum & bass, techno, house, moombahton, rock, and pop, but also the hard science fiction of writers such as Neal Stephenson and Greg Egan as well as the gonzo vision of David Lynch. In the span of a few seconds on stage, he’ll jump from orchestrating musical bliss via joystick to belting out a stadium-sized hook on the mic.

 “I call what I do ‘hyper-indie future pop’,” he smiles. “I’m a big proponent of furthering the fusion of technology and music, which goes hand-in-hand with the live show and how I produce.”

That ambition has cemented him as an outlier in the studio and in front of a crowd. Most recently, his 2015 sophomore album, In The Cards, yielded a string of fan-favorite singles such as “Don’t Wait Up” and the smash “Long Way Down”—which peaked at #3 on the Alternative Chart, clocked over 30 million Spotify streams in addition to 3 million YouTube/VEVO views and counting. The record garnered acclaim from Billboard, Baeble Music, iHeart.com, and more.

In support of the release, he headlined countless shows. Along the way, he delivered standout sets at Coachella 2016. At the latter, he was joined by none other than Kamasi Washington, while Firefly 2016 was his biggest audience to date, nearly 40,000. Along the way, the legendary Tears For Fears handpicked him to open a sold-out show at the hallowed Colorado venue Red Rocks.

Emerging from this whirlwind, DeLong sought out a much-needed reprieve. So, he relocated from Los Angeles to Denver for the duration of 2016.

“I had been on the road constantly since 2012,” he recalls. “I was touring throughout the entire composition of In The Cards. I had no chance to reflect, so I took some time off. For me, I needed to collect myself and figure out where I wanted to go, what I wanted to write about, and what I wanted to do next. In the middle of this period, I started flying back out to L.A. for writing sessions. I quickly realized that’s where my life is. I’m more creatively connected in Los Angeles.  I have more friends who work on music. It’s the nexus of the industry. I felt the draw. It pulled me back in 2017. Immediately, all of these songs came together.”

Challenging himself, he switched up the process. Whereas 2013’s Just Movement would be a traditional solo effort and In The Cards featured a handful of collaborators, he fully welcomed fellow writers and producers into his creative orbit for what became new music for 2018 on Glassnote Records.

“The process was really different,” he affirms. “As I’ve gotten older, it’s more interesting for me to work with other musicians and artists. You get a perspective on things. The other voice strengthens the final product. It’s an important part of the creation.”

Co-written with and featuring K.Flay and produced by Robert, the first single “Favorite Color Is Blue” marches forward on a stomping beat, glitch-y bass, resounding handclaps, and a rich harmony before spinning into the sticky chant, “And now my favorite color is blue.”

“I’ve always been a fan of K.Flay, and we ran into each other at a local neighborhood haunt,” he says. “We decided to get together in the studio. In true collaborative fashion, you hear certain things I would never typically think of doing and certain things she would never think of doing. As far as the meaning goes, it’s a person’s reaction to the world crumbling. There are a lot of ways you can react. I think of it like somebody losing his or her mind in Echo Park.”

Elsewhere, DeLong joined forces with producer extraordinaire Ricky Reed [Twenty One Pilots, Galantis] for “First Person,” which he calls his “very first love song.”  Written the day after the 2016 election, the aptly titled “Beginning of the End”—produced by Tim Pagnotta—tempers widescreen festival-ready melodies with intricate production punctuated by video game-esque bleeps and rich electro flourishes. For “Revolutionary,” his voice slips into an anthemic refrain punctuated by howling synths and a falsetto swagger.

“This song came as a result of a sort of intense rumination on the increasingly pervasive role of technology in our social lives, he remarks. I think there is a way to break free of the negative feedback loop, and use these great tools to get humanity to come together in a positive way. This is sort of my transhumanist anthem.”

In the end, it’s clear there’s nobody quite like DeLong. He’s the rare talent who can ignite a sea of bodies in motion from the stage or lyrically explore a philosophical quandary.

There’s a good chance he’s not of this world.

August 30th

Moon Taxi

“We can come together, we won’t give up on the fight,” sings Nashville’s Moon Taxi on their smash single “Two High,” a song that catapulted them to the top of the streaming charts and the forefront of the national stage. Filled with emotive vocals, a percussive beat, and some unexpected, infectious horns, it’s a track that shows the band – which has been together for over a decade – venturing into more adventuresome territory than ever. Fearlessly melding rock with pop hooks, clever synths and roots touchstones gleaned from their home in Music City, Moon Taxi’s forthcoming fifth record and first for RCA will find the five-piece doing what they do best: coming together and fighting for music that triumphs above all. 

“Two High,” the band’s newest single, has been taking Moon Taxi – Trevor Terndrup (vocals, guitarist), Spencer Thomson (lead guitarist and producer), Wes Bailey (keyboardist), Tommy Putnam (bassist) and Tyler Ritter (drummer) – to new heights, topping over 60 million streams on Spotify and making heavy rotation on SiriusXM. Written in response to the push for peace, but not reacting to the politics, of the Women’s March this past January, it’s a song that encourages listeners to keep looking for a positive way forward – from their own internal battles to the ones suffered by the world at large.

It’s perhaps due to Moon Taxi’s inspired, inclusive worldview when it comes to their music that they’ve been able to have songs featured as the soundtrack to multiple commercial and TV placements – from BMW, Nashville, MLB, NFL to HBO Sports – but it’s their infectious live performances that keep fans coming back night after night. Touring for the better part of the decade, they’re the kind of band that inspires a loyal following willing to drive miles and miles (or fly many more) to catch them again and again. 

“If there’s one thing we want when people hear this record or see our shows,” says Terndrup, “it’s to leave elated.” 

September 6th

DJ Snoopadelic AKA Snoop Dogg

A man who really needs no introduction, Snoop Dogg, has 3 number on hits, 11 top 10 hits, and 40 songs on the Billboard charts. Whether it’s hanging out with Martha Stewart or working on a YouTube documentary with Warren G., Ice Cube, and more, Snoop always has something new coming down. Don’t miss DJ Snoopadelic AKA Snoop Dogg performing a DJ set!

September 13th

King Princess

Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, King Princess is a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter.  The product of a musical family, she spent much of her childhood tinkering on the vintage Neve board in her father’s Brooklyn studio, learning guitar and piano along the way. At 11 she turned down a record deal in favor of finishing school.  Now at 19, KP is the first artist signed to Mark Ronson’s record label, Zelig Records.

Flora Cash

As innovation blurs borders and connects individuals everywhere, the world continues to get smaller by way of social media, video chats, and so on and so forth. When two kindred spirits cross paths 4,249 miles away from each other, magic still feels like the best possible explanation how…

Flora Cash emerged at such an intersection. As the story goes, Minneapolis native Cole Randall uploaded his music to Soundcloud. Across the Atlantic, Shpresa Lleshaj stumbled upon his account and started leaving comments under the songs. Facebook messages gave way to an introductory phone conversation, which snowballed into marathon Skype sessions.

Within months, Shpresa booked a ticket to Minneapolis. The two soulmates met I.R.L., relocated to Sweden, spent three months renting a room in a London flat due to Visa restrictions, and finally married back in the states. At the same time, the mystique of the music offset the exuberance of the union between them. The duo stitched together a singular style from threads of personal anxiety, struggle, and ultimately triumph.

“The fact that we’re collaborating comes from our relationship, but there’s more to our experience than the relationship,” affirms Cole. “It’s as if we’re expressing ourselves individually and bringing those elements together within the band. We all lose people, endure hardships, and face issues. We want to talk about all of that in our music.”

“It’s reality, but there is a mystery,” adds Shpresa.

The mystery quietly intoxicated fans and gatekeepers alike. In 2017, their full-length debut, Nothing Lasts Forever (And It’s Fine), attracted widespread tastemaker praise, including a coveted 9-out-of-10 score from Earmilk as well as acclaim from NoiseyPasteWonderland MagazineElmore Magazine and The Line of Best Fit, to name a few. The quiet grind paid off as the single “You’re Somebody Else” went viral, clocked 7 million streams, topped HypeMachine, and attracted the attention of RCA Records.

Upheld by acoustic guitars and ethereal production, “You’re Somebody Else” hinges on a gorgeously paranoid refrain, “Well you look like yourself, but you’re somebody else—only it ain’t on the surface. Well, you talk like yourself. No, I hear someone else though. Now you’re making me nervous.”

“I was going through a rough patch,” admits Cole. “It caused Shpresa to go through a rough patch. My anxiety got the best of the both of us.”

“We were staying in my sister’s apartment where we recorded it,” Shpresa elaborates. “We lit a candle, Cole played a riff, and we developed this melody. It was like self-therapy for us.”

As they write more music in 2018, the story gets even deeper for Flora Cash.

“It’s important for us to express what’s inside,” she continues. “Whether it’s good, bad, or complicated, we just hope people feel something.” 

For open as Flora Cash may be, one key element will remain a secret…

“We’re really open about who we are, but we’ve never told anyone the meaning of our name,” smiles Cole. “It was based on a conversation with someone close. Now I’ve said more than I’ve ever said to anyone,” he laughs.

That’s the magic of Flora Cash.

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#TwilightGreen

The Salt Lake City Arts Council, Broadway Media, and all our sponsors, in conjunction with Salt Lake City, fully support green initiatives and sustainability practices and education.

We are proud to offer recycling stations throughout the concert venue, and encourage our patrons to please help us support these practices by being aware and doing your part!

If you have any questions at the venue please seek out our friendly Twilight Green Team, they are happy to help educate and are easily visible in their green vests! #TwilightGreen

FAQ

  • Q: If I have an advance ticket, how do I get into the venue?
    A: There will be multiple points of entry. Details coming soon.
  • Q: Can I purchase tickets at the venue?
    A: Yes. Ticket prices at the gate will be $15, Cash or card. There will be entrances on Main Street (right off Trax drop-off) along with a Season Ticket Holder entrance and a bike valet entrance on 200 South.
  • Q: When should I arrive at the concert?
    A: We recommend arriving AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE to avoid long lines – even better, buy your ticket in advance to help keep entry time down and save money. The gates open at 6:00 p.m. and music starts immediately. Arrive during this time for the most convenient access. If you arrive after 7:00 p.m.,  Season pass holders may enter the venue at 5:30 pm and General Admission gates open at 6 pm.
  • Q: What if there are long lines at the entrances?
    A: Hey, we warned you! Buy your ticket in advance and arrive early to avoid this. If you are waiting in line, please be patient. You will get in. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
  • Q: Can I bring in a backpack or purse?
    A: Only small purses are allowed. Bags must be able to fit within a 12 inch by 12-inch bin and will be searched.
  • Q: Is there food at the venue?
    A: Yes! There is an amazing assortment of different local eateries and food trucks. There is a little bit of everything for everyone!
  • Q: What else is at the concert venue?
    A: Rideshare is the way to be! There will be a Lyft dropoff and pickup point along 300 South. 
  • Q: Can I bring water?
    A: No outside liquids are allowed. Water, soda, beer, and wine are available for purchase inside the venue. There are also three free water stations in the venue. Personal empty water bottles are permitted.
  • Q: Can I bring my 1-year-old?
    A: We would suggest finding a babysitter for the young ones, but if you must, anyone under 3 years of age needs a ticket. We do suggest bringing hearing protection for little ears.
  • Q: Can I bring water?
    A: No outside liquids are allowed. Water, soda, beer, spirits, and wine are available for purchase inside the venue. There are will be free water stations in the venue.
  • Q: Can I only buy tickets online?
    A: Tickets will also be on sale at Graywhale locations and the venue box office the day of the show starting 4 pm…but ya know, as we mentioned above – buy early, and buy often 🙂

Rules & Safety

To provide a safe and enjoyable environment for all, please keep the following concert rules in mind.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

  • Everyone entering the venue must have a ticket or pay at the gate
  • For their well-being, we discourage infants and babes-in-arms
  • No re-entry
  • No weapons or firearms
  • No backpacks or large purses
  • No pets allowed – services animals only
  • No coolers
  • No drones
  • No smoking – except in designated smoking areas
  • No outside food
  • No outside alcohol or liquids of any kind
  • No glass
  • Due to artist requests, no professional audio, video, or photography equipment
  • No umbrellas. If you must be well-prepared, we love ponchos!
  • No skateboards in the venue
  • No blankets or chairs
  • Security reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone at their discretion
  • All concerts are rain or shine
  • No refunds

While the Twilight Concert Series welcomes patrons of all ages, we ask that parents use discretion when attending with their small children and ask that minors be supervised.

Food & Beverages

The Salt Lake Community College Twilight Concert Series will offer a variety of delicious locally-owned food and beverage options from food trucks to an amazing selection of sit-down eateries and bars on Gallivan Avenue.

There will also be a full bar area and beer for sale for those 21 and over. Please remember your ID or passport. No ID, no alcohol, no exceptions.

Parking & Transportation

  • We highly recommend carpooling, taking UTA, Trax (that will drop you off right at the Gallivan Center) or Lyft
  • There is parking available at the Wells Fargo Building and surrounding parking structures, such as at the Broadway Center and directly north of the Gallivan Center
  • Street parking
  • Ride your bike as the Salt Lake Bicycle Collective valet will be available off of 200 South
  • There will also be a designated place for Lyft for drop off and pick up at 300 South (Broadway) just south of the Gallivan Center

ADA Accommodation

The Salt Lake City Arts Council, Broadway Media, and our sponsors are dedicated to ensuring accessibility to all. Persons with disabilities may make requests for reasonable accommodations no later than 48 hours in advance of intended attendance at the Salt Lake Community College Twilight Concert Series. ADA information accommodations, questions or additional information please contact the Jake Jensen at Broadway Media at jjensen@bwaymedia.com.

Tickets & Pricing

  • All shows will be $10 in advance. Prices will go up to $15 on the day of the show at the venue box office, so it’s best to get your tickets in advance.
  • Tickets will be available online and Graywhale locations.

Admission

There will be entrances on Main Street (right off Trax drop-off) along with a Main Street Season Ticket Holder entrance and a bike valet entrance on 200 South.

Venue

The Salt Lake Community College Twilight Concert Series is returning to the Gallivan Center for 2018. The Gallivan Center is located at 239 Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111.

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Food and Beverage

The Salt Lake Community College Twilight Concert Series will offer a variety of delicious locally-owned food and beverage options from food trucks to an amazing selection of sit-down eateries and bars on Gallivan Avenue.

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Event Location

  • Gallivan Center
    239 Main St
    Salt Lake City, UT 84111, USA
  • Call Us
    (801) 535-6110
  • Email Us
    gallivanvenue@slcgov.com

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