Friday, July 5, 2013
Your Guide to the Free July 5th Concert: Get Off of My Cloud: The Songs of the Rolling Stones with The National Parks (TONIGHT!)
Get Off of My Cloud singer rehearsal downtown Provo--recognize anyone?
Get Off of My Cloud: The Songs of the Rolling Stones is just what it says— a night (Friday July 5th, TONIGHT!) packed full of classic, legendary Rolling Stones songs. Brought to you by the folks who gave us The Abbey Road Show in 2011 and last year's Heartbreakers & American Girls: The Songs of Tom Petty, the show features an all-star band and some of our (and your) favorite singers. Who? We don't wanna spoil* it for you, but- suffice it to say- you won't be disappointed to hear these folks blaze through classics like "Jumpin' Jack Flash", "Satisfaction", "Start Me Up", and a whole lot more. If it's anything like the last two years, it will blow minds. The National Parks kick off the night with a stripped down version of their beautiful brand of harmony- and fiddle-filled indie americana. They'll make a grown man cry. Start it up!
The National Parks:
The National Parks - Ghosts (Official Video) from Things of That Nature on Vimeo.
*OK. Twist our arm.We'll spoil some of them. How about, fresh back from his successful run on The Voice, Ryan Innes and Joshua James and Stuart Maxfield (Fictionist) and Scott Vance (The New Electric Sound) and Cristal Ramirez (The Blue Aces), as well as members of Neon Trees, Lower Lights, Mideau, The Hollerin' Pines, and more.
FAQ's about this show:
Who should come? It's a good show for all ages, though you should be warned our terrace tends to be packed with thousands of people and sometimes standing up becomes necessary.
What's the weather like? Cool. So bring a jacket. We won't even mention that small chance of rain.
Where should I park? Here.
What time do the doors open? "Doors" open at 6pm. Blankets and low chairs are preferable. If you hope to recline the entire concert, your best bet is to set up towards the back. At times the concert becomes full of standing patrons from the front of the stage towards the middle (and sometimes beyond). Also, if you want to set up a spot COME EARLY!
Where should I eat? There are over 50 restaurants in the downtown area! And so many of them are delicious and award-winning. See here for well-designed comprehensive list.
BUT ALSO, you can eat at the venue! Just south of the Rooftops in the alley below we’ve curated a Restaurant Row where you can order warm food to eat on the rooftop before, during and after the show starting at 6pm. Also on-site is the southern style hot plates of Station 22 Cafe.
What else is going on? Provo's First Friday's Downtown include the Art Stroll. It begins at 6 (until 9) and winds around the best of our downtown spots. So much fun and so much good art to see. You’ll love meeting the artists and gallery owners.
AND! Freedom Days festival and carnival is going on on the Utah County Courthouse grounds just southeast of the concert venue. See here for more information.
What's the social media info? There will be live Tweeting, Facebooking and Instagramming during the show. Please join us!
What should we do after the show? Please follow this guide to your after party options brought to you by C. Jane Kendrick, Justin Hackworth and their intergalactic powers to walk at speeds not known to regular mankind:
Don't forget the Muse Music Cafe Dollar Dance Party (60's Themed this Month!)
We can’t be there, where can we see the concert? So glad you asked! You can watch the Rooftop Concert Series in these ways:
If you’re a Provo citizen you can watch on the government access Channel 17
Channel 17 online
Want to watch past concerts?
Click the Miscellaneous Tab
Choose the Rooftop Concert of Your Choice
See you TONIGHT on the Rooftops!