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While movies are, of course, the medium the Sundance Film Festival is known for, the festivities surrounding the event, which runs Jan. 19-29, include plenty of music to help occupy the time not spent in theaters.
A quartet of shows (collectively dubbed Snow Fest) for the paying public will take place at the music club Park City Live, while Visit Salt Lake has helped organize nine days of free shows to take place via the Salt Lake Festival Café at Sicilia Pizza & Kitchen in downtown SLC.
The shows at Park City Live (427 Main St., Park City) include dance/electronica act Major Lazer on Friday, Jan. 20, Dutch trance/pop DJ Tiësto on Saturday, Jan. 21, the masked synth- and bass-heavy electronic dance music DJ known as Marshmello on Sunday, Jan. 22, and Michael Franti & Spearhead a rock group known for its globally conscious lyrics on Tuesday, Jan. 24.
Available tickets to those shows range from $85 to $150 and can be purchased via parkcitylive.net.
Meanwhile, the Salt Lake City shows at the Festival Café take place Jan. 20-28. They are free and open to the public, though seating at Sicilia Pizza & Kitchen (35 W. 300 South) is limited. All shows begin at 6:30 p.m., except for the Jan. 22 show, which gets under way at 8:30. The café will be open until 10 p.m. Jan. 22-25, until 11 p.m. on Jan. 26, and until 3 a.m. for the Friday and Saturday shows.
"The café is a perfect place to continue your conversations after a film, and the extended hours will be popular with the later crowd," Michael Mack, V.P. of services for Visit Salt Lake, said in a news release.
Shows for the Salt Lake Festival Café include dark cabaret/steampunk act Orphans Cabaret, world acoustic punk band Juana Ghani, Smith & Wiley Blues Duo, acoustic gypsy jazz group Red Rock Hot Club, bluegrass band Pixie & The Party Boys, gypsy trip-hop act Katya Murafa, acoustic classic rock group B.D. Howes Band, and indie folk/acoustic singer-songwriter act Witherward.
Sundance music shows
Park City Live Snow Fest
At Park City Live, 427 Main St., Park City
Doors at 8 p.m. for all shows
Friday, Jan. 20 • Major Lazer; tickets: $140
Saturday, Jan. 21 • Tiësto; tickets: $140
Sunday, Jan. 22 • Marshmello; tickets: $85-150
Tuesday, Jan. 24 • Michael Franti & Spearhead; tickets: $75-125
Salt Lake Festival Café
At Sicilia Pizza & Kitchen, 35 W. 300 South, Salt Lake City
All shows 6:30 p.m. (except where noted), and free and open to the public, though seating is limited
Friday, Jan. 20 • Orphans Cabaret
Saturday, Jan. 21 • Juana Ghani
Sunday, Jan. 22 • Smith & Wiley Blues Duo, 8:30 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 23 • Smith & Wiley Blues Duo
Tuesday, Jan. 24 • Red Rock Hot Club
Wednesday, Jan. 25 • Pixie & The Party Boys
Thursday, Jan. 26 • Katya Murafa
Friday, Jan. 27 • B.D. Howes Band
Saturday, Jan. 28 • Witherward
At the ASCAP Café
For those with festival credentials, a wide array of musicians including Michael Franti, Rooney and Clare Bowen will be filling the 2017 Sundance Film Festival with song, by performing at this year's ASCAP Music Café.
The Cafe will be serving up performances from 2 to 6 p.m., Jan. 20-27, in the Rich Haines Gallery, 751 Main St., Park City. Shows are open to credentialed festivalgoers who are 21 and older.
The lineup represents established acts and up-and-coming artists. Some of the better-known names include Franti, the hip-hop/soul star who fronts the band Spearhead; Rooney, the alt-rock band fronted by Robert Schwartzman (brother of actor Jason Schwartzman); Bowen, singer and co-star of CMT's series "Nashville"; pop-rock musician (and actor) Josh Kelley (husband of actor Katherine Heigl); and folk-pop performer Peter Bradley Adams.
One of the Café's highlights is the Bluebird Café Series, in which songwriters trade songs. This year's roster features songwriters JT Harding (who co-wrote Blake Shelton's "Sangria" and Keith Urban's "Somewhere in My Car") and Rivers Rutherford (who co-wrote Brooks & Dunn's "Ain't Nothing 'bout You" and Gretchen Wilson's "Homewrecker"), and rising solo artist Brett Young.
Also in the lineup:
Wilder Adkins, folk singer-songwriter
The Album Leaf, electronic/ambient act led by Jimmy LaVelle
Zac Clark, keyboardist/singer-songwriter, recently a member of Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness
Lee DeWyze, alt-rock singer-songwriter, and "American Idol" season 9 winner
Fantastic Negrito, black roots artist
Brent Faiyaz, R&B singer
Jim and Sam, alt-rock duo
Andy Shauf, indie-pop multi-instrumentalist
Niia, jazz/pop/soul singer-pianist
SadGirl, lo-fi surf-wop trio
R.LUM.R, R&B/alt-pop musician
Jack Savoretti, acoustic folk/pop musician
Antonique Smith, actor/singer (originated the role of Mimi in "Rent" on Broadway)
Southern Avenue, Memphis blues band
Nakhane Touré, South African singer (featured in World Cinema Dramatic title "The Wound")
Ernst Reijseger, Dutch cellist and composer (music featured in the U.S. Dramatic title "Walking Out")
Marlon Williams, New Zealand alt-country performer
Sean P. Means
How to Sundance
When • Jan. 19-29
Where • Park City and at venues in Salt Lake City and the Sundance resort in Provo Canyon.
Passes and ticket packages • On sale at sundance.org/festivals. Many are sold out, but some are still available.
Individual tickets • On sale to Utah residents, Jan. 11-13, then available to everyone. Tickets are $25 for the first half of the festival in Park City (Jan. 19-24), $20 for Salt Lake City screenings and for the second half in Park City (Jan. 25-29).
Information • sundance.org/festivals