A most interesting and exciting event is now taking place every Thursday under the hot summer sun in Pioneer Park.
The annual Twilight Concert Series is underway, with Big Grams headlining the most recent show last Thursday. The summer outdoor concerts give music fans the opportunity to enjoy top musical talent at low prices.
The July 28 event was particularly electrifying, as local rapper Burnell Washburn and DJ Vagif opened the show. The crowd grew larger as hip-hop artist Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals took the stage around 7:30 p.m.
Anderson’s fast-paced beat and raps amped the crowd up. He gave several shout-outs to Salt Lake City which excited fans even more, as hands were thrown in the air and the smell of marijuana smoke emanated from the crowd.
The audience held maintained a high level of energy as Anderson jumped around on stage, singing and periodically playing the drums. At the end of his performance, he threw his drumsticks and the crowd went wild.
As the evening sun set, it was time for the headliner of the night: Big Grams.
Big Grams is an experimental hip-hop collaboration between Big Boi from Outkast and Josh Carter and Sarah Barnell of Phantogram. The group did not disappoint as they played such hits like Outkast’s “Ms. Jackson” and Phantogram’s “Mouthful of Diamonds.”
Their performance charged up the crowd and brought a different energy to the atmosphere. The area around the stage was completely packed and Pioneer Park was teeming with people.
Most concertgoers appeared to have a very positive experience.
“I love the Twilight Concerts, it’s a great place to just hang out with friends and enjoy the show,” said Salt Lake resident Julie Belair.
Twilight is something worth checking out for people of all walks of life.
The concerts feature a variety of artists and genres, mixing local and national acts together to showcase talent on all levels of the music spectrum.
One of the best things about Twilight concerts is they are very affordable. Tickets cost just $5 in advance and $10 at the door the day of the show. Tickets can be purchased online or in person at any Graywhale Entertainment stores.
Food trucks are on site and and alcohol can also be purchased at the venue. For those exceptionally hot evenings water is readily available at free stations throughout Pioneer Park.
The 2016 Twilight Concert Series runs every Thursday from now to Sept. 1.