Thursday, July 31, 2014

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

SLCC Summer Spirit Band playing float preview, Days of ’47 Parade

Fans of Salt Lake Community College Summer Spirit Band will have two chances to hear the band play this week: once during the annual Days of ’47 Parade on July 24, and at the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy at 6 p.m. the night before the parade.

The 40-member band will play at the Expo Center during a special float preview exhibition. The following day they are entry #23 in the parade held every Pioneer Day in Utah.

Not your typical military-precision marching band, Summer Spirit is fun-focused, playing fan favorites that span several decades and genres. Band Director Craig Ferrin continued the annual tradition of taking his group into neighborhoods around SLCC’s South City Campus for impromptu concerts as a means of preparation for the big parade and engaging with the community.


The band is playing in nine parades and shows this summer, including the Days of ’47 parade, which draws more than one million to their televisions and the streets of Salt Lake City. The parade starts at 9 a.m. on South Temple and State Street, then heads south on 200 East before ending at Liberty Park off of 900 South and 600 East.

Monday, July 21, 2014

SLCC, KRCL host free live music, charity shoe drive

Salt Lake Community College and KRCL hosted the first annual Bearfoot Fest July 17 at the College’s South City Campus. In addition to free live music, volunteers had games and activities for the whole family, and a mobile restaurant sold wood-fired pizzas and drinks.

Salt Lake Pops Quartet

Featured bands included Great Interstate, Parachutes, Band on the Moon and Salt Lake Pops Quartet. SLCC organizers also held a charity shoe drive in conjunction with the event and offered tours of the College's new state-of-the-art Center for Arts and Media.


Eliza Filippi  (l-r), Cierra Cleveland and Tyra Carr


Illustrator Eleora Nelson draws a band member


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

SLCC, KRCL host free live music, charity shoe drive


Salt Lake Community College and KRCL are hosting The Bearfoot Fest July 17, 4-8 p.m. at the College’s South City Campus, 1575 S. State Street, in Salt Lake City.

Featured groups performing live music are Great Interstate, Parachutes, Band on the Moon and Salt Lake Pops Quartet. Organizers are also holding a charity shoe drive. Admission is free and food will be available.

SLCC will also be offering tours of its new state-of-the-art Center for Arts and Media.


The festival will take place on the northeast corner of the campus in the East Fountain Courtyard. Parking for the event can be accessed from State Street off of Kensington Avenue and 200 East.