Park City Song Summit Announces “Summit Lab” Themes And Details; Additional Artists And Moderators Including Anthony Mason, Mavis Staples, Margo Price, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, and more
September 7-10 event focuses on artist-led discussions by day and small-venue performances by night; Summit+ Passes, Summit Passes and Daily Lab Passes are now available
Park City, UT – Park City Song Summit, an all-new, intimate mountain retreat for music lovers, will certainly include some very special live performances, but the heartbeat of the event is the creative process itself, discussed and shared in an open dialog with the finest song crafters of our modern age. The artist-led discussions have been dubbed Summit Labs, and today, Park City Song Summit has released a list of Lab themes and participants for each day of its inaugural weekend; September 7-10 in Park City, Utah. In the evenings, Summit Lab collaborators will head to Park City’s live music venues for concerts and songwriter rounds, illustrating in real-time the themes, methods, and magic touched on throughout the day’s Labs. When both Summit Labs and live performances come together, Park City Song Summit embodies what organizers like to call “A love letter to the power of the song.”
Lab topics include “Comedy For Musicians, But Everyone Is Welcome” in which Fred Armisen talks music, comedy, and timing with anyone who’ll listen, “That’s The Way The World Goes Round” with Jason Isbell, Warren Haynes, Margo Price, and Newport Folk’s Jay Sweet exploring the lessons left behind by the great John Prine, “A Long Way To Go” where Celisse and Adia Victoria discuss their views on everything from a Southern reckoning to the brilliance of Sister Rosetta Tharpe, and “Have You Been To Electric Lady(Land)?” where CBS’s Anthony Mason sits down with Lee Foster, co-owner and general manager of Jimi Hendrix’s historic Electric Lady Studios in New York City. Additionally, a number of popular podcasts—including Katie Pruitt’s The Recovering Catholic, Dopey Podcast, and Joe Pug’s The Working Songwriter—will be on-site, recording special PCSS episodes in front of live Lab audiences. A full list of Summit Labs, organized by day, can be found here.
Summit Passes include access to three days of 30+ Labs, guaranteed entrance into exclusive Early Live Shows , a Song Summit merch bundle, and lodging discounts. The enhanced Summit+ Pass adds an opening night four-course dinner and private performance with Jason Isbell and Adia Victoria at Blue Sky Ranch and a personal concierge for restaurant reservations and activity recommendations. Both passes will be available for purchase at this link on Friday, June 17 at 12PM MT.
Newly-announced artists and Lab moderators include Anthony Mason, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Ivan Neville, Jeremy Ivey, JK McKnight, Keith Garde, Marissa R. Moss, Margo Price, Mavis Staples, Michelle Esrick, Peter Shapiro, Tammy McCrary, Uwade, and Wyatt Pike.
Today’s newly-added guests will be joining previously-announced artists and moderators at Park City Song Summit: Adam Weiner of Low Cut Connie, Adia Victoria, Anders Osborne & Friends, Andrew Bird, Bonny Light Horseman, Cedric Burnside, Celisse, Daniel Donato, David Ramirez, Dave Mannheim from the Dopey Podcast, Devon Gilfillian, Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite Duo, Father John Misty, Fred Armisen, Fruit Bats, Jason Isbell, Jay Blakesberg, Jay Sweet, Jimbo Mathus, Joe Pug, John Craigie, John Doe, Josh Ritter, Katie Pruitt, Keller Williams’ Grateful Gospel, Langhorne Slim, Rising Appalachia, Tré Burt, and Warren Haynes.
About Park City Song Summit: Park City Song Summit is the brainchild of Ben Anderson, Park City resident and lifetime musician/founding member of the jam band Aiko. He started the Song Summit to celebrate his passion for music as well as his personal mission to bring clarity and normalcy to the struggles musicians, artists, and music lovers alike face around mental health and dependency. “The Song Summit was created as an immersive hangout for song lovers here in the beautiful mountains of Park City, Utah; a chance to explore and celebrate the myth, inspiration, passion, and power of song with a group of musicians, creatives, songwriters, thought leaders, and industry pioneers,” says Anderson. “Creating and providing funding to grow Park City Song Summit was in part my love for song but to an even larger degree, to provide awareness and resources for those who may also be challenged by trauma, addiction, and mental health issues. Our Labs are meant to be a safe space for artists and audiences alike to be inspired by others who have faced these challenges and to explore the ever-relevant issues of inclusivity, opportunity, and equality.” A few of the community charitable partners that Song Summit is supporting include members in the Park City Community Foundation’s Mental Wellness Alliance.