How to Play: ‘Wanna be a Rock’ in ‘Rock’ Landscape
As part of the upcoming ‘Rock in the Park’ tour, Rock in the park is taking on a rock-themed theme to promote its new ‘Rock & Roll’ experience in downtown Salt Lake City.
The Utah Jazz are hosting the event, which will be hosted by the Salt Lake Museum of Art and the Salt River Project, on Friday, July 29 at 5:30 p.m.
The event will also feature the Jazz’s newly named ‘Rockin’ in the Valley Tour, which kicks off July 31.
The Jazz’s rock-inspired theme will take its place in the outdoor amphitheater and surrounding spaces, featuring a giant rock with a logo emblazoned with a blue circle in the middle of the rock’s face.
“We’re always looking for new ways to engage with people, and the Jazz are just an example of how a big rock can bring people together,” Jazz President Scott Perry said.
“We’re excited to be able to take our signature rock-style entertainment and put it into the hands of our fans and show them that it’s fun to come out and get involved in the city.”
The Jazz, who play their home games at the Utah Jazz Arena, are also adding more activities and events to the outdoor venue during the event.
The Jazz are offering free family-friendly rides, including a “Catch Me Rockin'” ride for kids and adults, and a rock wall for rockers and rock fans.
Rock in The Park, which began in 2016, features performances from local musicians including Riff Raff, Big Cat, and DJ Jazzy Jeff.
It also has music by the Utah Public Broadcasting System’s Jazz Festival and the Utah Symphony Orchestra.