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Concerts At Sundance Kick-Off, January 17, 2014

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The kick-off concert of the series of Concerts At Sundance (not affiliated with the Sundance Film Festival or the Sundance Institute) was on Friday, January 17, 2014 at Trolley Square Auditorium in Salt Lake City, UT. It featured Rachel Adell, Katie Cole, The Zero Summers, and The Lovecapades. Produced by Power Media Entertainment and televised live by Studio #5Alive to a worldwide audience, this was an outstanding entertainment for all ages. It was a benefit concert for the Huntsman Cancer Institute.

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Rachel Adell's set got started after some technical glitches about 7:25 p.m. with a full set of ten songs, focusing on several cancer survivors in the audience. The live televised portion of the concert started shortly after 8 p.m. with an introduction by Stephanie Elaine DeGraw, director of Concerts at Sundance, and Sue Rowe of Studio #5Alive. With Alexa on keys, Brett Walker on drums, Brad Walker in bass and Dallin Robinson on bass, fronted by Rachel Adell on vocals. and lead guitar, the audience heard a fine opening set.

Katie Cole, out of Los Angeles, then performed her set, including "Fire," and ten other songs that rocked the house. Her band featured three performers on guitar, bass and drums as well as Katie, and the performance was enthusiastically applauded.

Following Katie Cole, local folk singer Shawn Vincent performed some eight songs while the main act The Zero Summers were setting up for their set. It was to be the last local set by The Zero Summers, who are moving on to better things in Los Angeles. David on vocals, Amy Jo on cello, Ryke on bass and Sean on drums, the band performed an excellent and engaging set that drew the loudest applause of the night.

Finally, the local band The Lovecapades, comprising Colin Rivera, vocals; John Campbell, guitars; Justin Curtis, drums; and Josh Gishi, bass came on stage and performed a rousing set of ten songs. The audience by this time had become somewhat smaller after the main act ended, and at the end of the show the entire staff of producers and performers stood together on stage for the applause of a delighted audience.

This Friday marks the final concert of the series, also at Trolley Square, after concerts all week at Hotel Park City.