Trailblazers Summer Concert Series enjoying record breaking seasonThe Trailblazers Summer Concert Series is in full swing at the stunning O.C. Tanner Amphitheater in Springdale. Eric Dodge and The National Parks both enjoyed record crowds for their high-energy performances, and the summer is just getting started. August will arguably be the best month of concerts ever hosted at the Tanner. “Best?” you say? The quality of show is certainly subjective, but what you can’t argue with are ticket sales and community support. Collin Raye, Nathan Pacheco, and the Utah Symphony are individually the three best-selling ticketed or community events we have ever enjoyed at the Tanner. Collectively, it is making August a guaranteed good time for music lovers of all shapes and sizes.

On Aug. 4, DSU, along with Disciple Events, is thrilled to announce the return of Collin Raye to southern Utah. It is hard to fathom the number of hits Raye has had over the years. Pulling up his playlist is like being transported back to a better time and place. Remember the honkytonk hit, “That’s My Story”? Or the hopeful “One Boy, One Girl”? How about the anthem, “If You Get There Before I Do”? This playlist just goes on and on, and when added to an outdoor amphitheater with the backdrop of the cliffs of Zion, you end up with an event not to be missed. Seriously!

Next up is Disney Pearl recording artist Nathan Pacheco performing with the Lyceum Orchestra Aug. 11. The world is standing up and taking notice of one of the great voices of his generation. Favorably compared to the likes of Josh Groban, Nathan has a passion for reaching out and uplifting people through music. He has traveled the world and performed for royalty and heads of states alongside artists like Placido Domingo, Renee Fleming, Yanni, and David Archuleta. The Lyceum Orchestra, composed of talented kids from ages 14 to 21, will provide the musical accompaniment for the evening.

Last up Aug. 29 is the storied Utah Symphony performing as part of its Great American Road Trip tour. This exciting collaboration with the Utah Office of Tourism and the Natural History Museum of Utah will take music outside of the four walls of the concert hall into the breathtaking landscapes of our state. The tour will highlight the natural elements through song, classical repertoire, storytelling, and exciting outreach opportunities and events.

Tickets for the Trailblazers Summer Concert Series are available at octannershows.com or by calling (435) 652-7800. Join us for world-class music, breathtaking scenery, and an unforgettable experience.

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