The 14th year of Brown Bag Concerts, sponsored by the Salt Lake City Arts Council, will entertain shoppers, workers and visitors in downtown Salt Lake City, Monday through Friday, June 3 through Aug. 30, with breaks only for state holidays and during the week of the Utah Arts Festival.
Concerts will begin on Monday at Eagle Gate Plaza, South Temple and State Street. Mayor Palmer DePaulis will conduct the opening ceremonies at noon, followed by a performance by Truth, a contemporary African-American gospel group from the Faith Temple Church.Performances for the rest of the week will also be at Eagle Gate Plaza, featuring the Intermountain Brass Quintet on Tuesday; a bluegrass band, Fire on the Mountain, on Wednesday; DeVerl Hurst and the Bavarians on Thursday, and on Friday, the Dixieland jazz band, Riverboat Ramblers.
Concerts are scheduled daily at 12:15 p.m., and locations will rotate week by week. Besides Eagle Gate, there will be entertainment at American Towers/Red Lion Plaza, Exchange Place, Dinwoodey Minipark, Crossroads Plaza, and Washington Square surrounding the City and County Building.
Artists of the Golden Section will again design and install original large-scale artwork, as backdrops for the Brown Bag stage. Artists for this season will be Lee Deffebach, Bonnie Sucec and David S.
Brown Bag schedules will run weekly in the Deseret News Friday calendar, or call 596-5000 to receive a monthly program.