Come see the Top 10!
Ten of the best up-and-coming musical artists from across Utah and
America will perform at a public concert on Saturday, May 14 at 7:00
p.m. at Mountain View High School in Orem as part of the Stadium of Fire
Talent Search, sponsored by America*s Freedom Festival. Local comedian
and internet celebrity Stephen Jones will host the free event.
The Top Ten finalists will be chosen by a panel of judges the evening
before at an audition where the best 25 Talent Search contestants,
selected by the public through an online vote earlier this month, will
perform. All 25 will battle it out for a coveted spot in Saturday
night*s Top Ten show.
After evaluating the Top Ten on Saturday evening, a panel of judges
will send the best three to Stadium of Fire on July 2, where they will
compete before an audience of almost 50,000 to win $10,000. Country
music superstar Brad Paisley will headline the event, with American Idol
alumnus David Archuleta also performing. Great tickets are still
available for Stadium of Fire, and can be purchased at
The concert will take place in the auditorium of Mountain View High
School, at 665 W. Center Street in Orem. Doors open to the public at
6:30 p.m. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and
are free of charge. Join the Talent Search Facebook event page here.
America*s Freedom Festival launched Stadium of Fire Talent Search in
February of this year. Over 400 applicants, who varied from singers and
dancers to instrumentalists and novelty acts, submitted videos of their
performances to our website. The submissions were narrowed by the
Festival to 40, and more than 67,000 people voted online for their
Muse Music cafe has new owners and has been getting a face-lift. Starting Monday they will be holding a battle of the bands event and gave me the fun opportunity to help judge the final night.
Feel free to come down Saturday the 7th and talk with me about the city, or better yet, listen to the bands!
During our council study meeting we received a presentation by Ray Beckham about a project he’s working on to help privately fund the construction of an outdoor ampitheatre-type performance location on 100W approximately in front of Sammy’s.
He has personally offered to donate $10,000 towards this effort and envisions that the outdoor performances will generate a huge increase in foot-traffic with similar growth to what has been seen in other outdoor attractions.
Every Winter I get a flurry of emails from residents asking if it’s really illegal to throw a snowball in the city of Provo. It is, and the law can be found in Provo City Ordinance 9.14.100 Throwing Missiles, which loosely says:
“every person who shall . . . throw stock, stick, snowball or other missile whereby any person shall be hit . . . is guilty of a misdemeanor.”
For some time the state of Utah actually banned the catching of rain water. Catching rain runoff from your roof could get you in serious trouble. However, as a result of last year’s legislative session you may now store up to 2700 gallons of rain water assuming you register with the state here.
Unfortunately, the state legislature did not address a loophole being abused statewide by ski resorts and homeowners alike. Literally thousands of Utahns store hundreds of gallons of un-melted snow on their property without state registration. Amidst the flurry of secret emergency legislative sessions taking place to discuss GRAMA, I have been informed by an anonymous source that today, April 1st, the Utah legislature is expected to close the snow storage loophole by requiring every Utah household with snow upon its property to photgraph it, submit proper registration for its approximate volume, and pay a modest water rights fee.