Summer Night Concert Series Rocks South JordanAug 03, 2016 10:44AM ● By Bryan Scott
The Strike performs on SoDa Row stage, May 28 (photo by Jerry Thompson)
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South Jordan, Utah - On hot summer Friday and Saturday nights from 8 to10 p.m., families, couples, friends and individuals can be found lounging on the grass and dancing in front of the new stage at SoDa Row in Daybreak. During the summer, you can find free entertainment and rock out to the sounds of local bands and National Acts at Daybreak’s Soda Row. Paired with a picnic and a stroll around the lake, you have a perfect date night or activity.
The season started off on Memorial Day weekend on May 27, with the Utah party band, “No Limits,” who provided classic rock, pop and top 40 covers to the crowds that gathered for the Father’s Day weekend. Susan Glenn said, “This band has indescribable energy and enthusiasm. They created an atmosphere that sparkled with fun. Our guests all joined in and had a great time. No Limits is our favorite party band!”
On May 28, Josh Batstone, contestant on “The Voice,” took the stage at 7 p.m. He was followed by The Strike at 8 p.m. They are a Provo based band that previously opened for Kelly Clarkson and Carly Rae Jepson at The Stadium of Fire in Provo in 2013.
June concerts included Jersey Street Band, fronted by Larry Green, head of the guitar department at BYU. Jersey Street Band kept the crowd dancing as they played both modern and classic dance hits. On June 11, Crossroads took the stage with covers of classic rock, country and blues hits.
On June 17, national act from Nashville, Tennessee, Logan Brill, performed. Brill said, “Growing up, I remember the house always being filled with music. And if we weren’t listening to music, we were making it. Some of my earliest memories are of family sing-alongs where everyone had a part. As I recall, my first instrument was a metal mixing bowl and a wooden spoon.”
The concert was part of a benefit for Mighty Max and The Millie’s Princess Foundation who said, “The whole band was so sweet to our prince and princess. Thank you Logan Brill!”Other concerts in June included LanLadyLove. They rock out with original songwriting. The band’s debut EP of original music “Love Matter” charted on iTunes in its first week.
The last concert in June was the Gabrielle Louise Show, performing at the Kohuna Beach Party on the 24th. On her website, it says that her music is anchored deeply in folk, but it can also take on a jazz sound as well. David McGee said, “She executes a captivating balance of heartache and resolve.”
July concerts were sizzling with Mimi Valentine and the Gentlemen’s Club on the 8th to play pop and dance tunes in the style of vintage jazz, Motown, doo-wap and Latin styles and Las Vegas band, Brumby, took stage on the 9th. Described as an alternative Western rock band, they released their first album last year and have opened for Kings of Leon and played alongside Young the Giant.
Foreign Figures, an alternative rock band from Orem performed on July 15. “Paradigm,” their first full album was released in 2016. Other Bands in July included Full Tilt Boogie on July 16 and Imagine Band on the July 22. The last bands that month included The Long Run on July 23 and Fire at Will on July 30.
August concerts will begin with Hot House West on Aug. 5, followed by CryWolf of Salt Lake on Aug. 6. At Fizz Fest on Aug 13, Channel Z, an ’80s cover band will make an appearance. Also performing at Fizz Fest will be local favorite, Cresent Super Band. On Aug. 19, The Vast Minority and Club Rock will perform. Aug. 26 is Great Basin Street Band and country music award winner, Pam Tillis will perform on Aug 27. Tillis’ career has included 12 top-10 hits on country music charts, including the No. 1 single “Mi Vida Loca.”
The season will wrap up with Split City on Sept. 2 and finally, local favorite, originally from Ogden, “Ryan Shupe and The Rubberband” will wrap up the season on Sept. 3. They are a rock and bluegrass group with instruments include a fiddle, ukulele, mandolin and banjo. “Dream Big” was a U.S. Billboard top-40 hit. λ