Troubadour 77 Kicks Off BottleRock

GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING SONGWRITERS’ NEW BAND KICKS OFF BOTTLEROCK FESTIVAL IN NAPA

Troubadour 77’s Founders Have Performed Several Times in Napa Area

Troubadour 77 will kick off the sold-out 2017 BottleRock Festival at noon on Friday, May 26. Not only is the BottleRock Festival “the first taste of summer,” but it will also be where Northern Californians gets their first taste of Troubadour 77, as they launch their summer tour that includes billings with Maroon 5 at the Napa Valley Expo, as well as Los Lobos and Robert Randolph and The Family Band later in the season.

Seeking to revolutionize the youth-dominated music industry, Grammy award-winning songwriters Anna Wilson (piano/lead vocals) and Monty Powell (guitar/vocals) have formed this Salt Lake City-based band that creates new music with classic rock influences to appeal to older Generation Xers and Baby Boomers, two generations largely neglected by contemporary artists, and who crave something new that resonates with them.

The band’s founding members, Anna Wilson and Monty Powell, are no strangers to California’s wine country. They have performed in the Napa area multiple times each year over the last decade. “Our affinity for wine country, coupled with our local fan base, makes BottleRock the perfect festival to launch this new musical endeavor,” says Anna Wilson. “We are honored to kick off this amazing weekend and share the stage with an impressive lineup of artists.”

Along with fellow band members Nathan Chappell (drums) and another pair of husband-wife musical collaborators Austin Weyand (guitar) and Kassie Weyand (bass), Troubadour 77 released their debut “Troubadour 77 EP,” a collection of four songs written by Wilson and Powell, earlier this month. It’s available through iTunes, Spotify, and all digital retailers. The EP kicks off a “progressive album” that will be completed over the next seven months by releasing one new song on the first Friday of each month, leading up to the full-length album release that will be fully packaged and available on December 1, 2017. For those wanting the complete album in advance, it is available for download exclusively at Pledge Music, pledgemusic.com/troubadour77 through the purchase of an Access Pass.

Collectively, Wilson and Powell have written a dozen #1 songs and countless album cuts featured on more than 70 million records sold worldwide and have co-produced unique projects that pay tribute to The Eagles, Billy Joel and the Countrypolitan era of music. Powell was a driving force in establishing Keith Urban’s career as the country star’s early producer and top collaborator, earning many prestigious awards for the songs they co-wrote. A critically acclaimed recording artist, Wilson has also written songs for Lady Antebellum, Reba McEntire, Billy Ray Cyrus and penned the International theme song for Habitat for Humanity International.

“As Troubadour 77, we are writing and performing new music with a sound reminiscent of the classic singer-songwriters and California country artists that helped define our generation,” explains Monty Powell. “We hope to inspire listeners to reflect on and celebrate where they are in their lives while reducing the need to rely entirely on the nostalgia of a bygone era for their entertainment.”

In the spirit of 1960s and ‘70s protest music, T77’s subject matter also evokes today’s political and social issues, as well as the circumstances and perspectives of an older, wiser audience of music fans. Wilson and Powell have no qualms about addressing hot topics like gun violence and control in the EP’s focus track, “I Got a Gun” and immigration controversies in “Open Home.” Wilson adds, “We have something to say with our songs that we believe can affect change. BottleRock is just the beginning, but I can’t think of a better place to pop the cork on Troubadour 77’s journey.”

For more info, visit www.troubadour77.com.

Utah’s Glamping Season is Upon Us

CONESTOGA RANCH’S CELEBRATORY OPENING WEEKEND FOR GLAMPING OFFERS FAMILY-FRIENDLY PROGRAMMING WITH ALL-INCLUSIVE RATES

Promotion for Early Season Glamping Reservations Available Until May 1

GARDEN CITY, UTAH – Entering its third season as Utah’s premiere, luxury glamping destination, Conestoga Ranch has lined up an opening weekend that offers guests a wealth of diversions and unique dining experiences for the whole family. The May 19 to 21 celebration, adjacent to Utah’s turquoise-colored Bear Lake, is an all-inclusive weekend, starting at $140 per person for adults and $85 for kids under 12 (taxes, alcohol, and food & beverage service charge are additional). A 15 percent savings on reservations made by May 1 for the early season period, May 19 through June 15, is also available. The code early17pp may be used for online bookings or mentioned when making a phone reservation.

The opening weekend festivities will kick off with a welcome reception at Campfire Grill Restaurant on Friday, May 19, providing a forum for guests to mingle. A tasting dinner will follow, featuring a preview of Chef Vincent Liberato’s new menu items and last season’s favorites. After dinner, Utah State University astral expert Tom Westre will lead a stargazing session to give guests a tour of Bear Lake’s beautiful night sky. Visitors can close the evening with complimentary s’mores at their private fire pits.

Additional activities planned throughout the weekend include a yoga practice and country swing dance lessons. Off-site recreation like horseback riding, ATV rides, boating, fishing, and mountain biking can be arranged for an additional charge with Conestoga Ranch’s activity partners. Saturday’s lunch will feature Campfire Grill Restaurant’s all-you-can-eat artisan pizza, and a pig roast accompanied by live music will make for a festive dinner that evening. A farewell breakfast will be provided Sunday morning.

Complete details for opening weekend can be viewed here.
Reservations for this special weekend can be made by calling 844-GO-GLAMP. Online bookings are not available.

Conestoga Ranch’s new General Manager, Clark Thornock, says, “We look forward to continuing our tradition of offering a luxury resort experience that exposes guests to the magical aspects of camping without the cumbersome planning and gear that traditional camping often entails. Our friendly staff and on-site amenities make for a wonderful, unique getaway for couples, families, and groups.”

Last year’s addition of the Event Tent has rendered Conestoga Ranch a popular destination for corporate groups and weddings. The resort also regularly hosts family reunions, bachelorette parties, and other celebrations. It is conveniently located two and a half hours from Salt Lake City International Airport and halfway between Park City, UT and Jackson, WY, making the ranch an ideal stop when traveling to/from Yellowstone National Park.

For more info, visit www.conestogaranch.com or call 844-GO-GLAMP.

ABOUT CONESTOGA RANCH
Overlooking Bear Lake’s magnificent turquoise-blue waters just outside Garden City, Utah, Conestoga Ranch encompasses 18 acres and the ability to accommodate up to 178 guests. The glamping resort is designed to make camping easy, cozy and comfortable. For overnight accommodations, guests can choose from Grand Tents, authentically styled Conestoga Wagons, and Traditional Tents. Each is outfitted with soft beds and fresh linens, and Grand Tents feature en suite bathrooms. Resort amenities include a game tent, Main Lodge with private spa-style bathrooms, Campfire Grill Restaurant, General Store, activities field, Wi-Fi, complimentary firewood and s’mores kits, and cruiser bikes. For more info, visit www.conestogaranch.com.

Non Profit Challenges Park City to Meatout 2015

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March 11, 2015

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SAGE MOUNTAIN ANIMAL RESCUE CHALLENGES PARK CITY TO GO VEGAN FOR ONE DAY ON MARCH 20
Social Media Contest and Local Restaurants with Vegan Specials Will Support Global Meatout Campaign

 PARK CITY, UTAH – On March 20, 2015, Sage Mountain Animal Rescue will support Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM), to encourage the public to “Eat Vegan for a Day.” This is part of a large global campaign called Meatout, which draws massive public support from a variety of voices, including animal protection advocates, environmental groups and celebrities.

As a non-profit advocate for farm animals, Sage Mountain Animal Rescue has recruited several local restaurants to participate in Meatout by highlighting vegan appetizers and entrees for the day. Many of the restaurants will donate a percentage of sales from the day to Sage Mountain Animal Rescue.

A social media campaign and contest will complement the effort. Park City residents and visitors are invited to take photos of their vegan meals on March 20, post to Sage Mountain Animal’s Facebook page and/or hashtag #SMARMeatoutPC for a chance to win prizes that include a private yoga session, 30-day PC MARC facility pass and $25 gift certificate to Safonova boutique at Redstone. Vegan recipes are available on Sage Mountain Animal Rescue’s website at www.smarutah.org.

“Meatout promotes exploring vegan eating to raise awareness of the suffering many farm animals endure, environmental preservation and emphasizes good health by reducing incidences of heart disease, stroke, cancer and diabetes,” says Lauren Lockey, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Park City-based Sage Mountain Animal Rescue. “We wanted to support the Meatout campaign locally with a fun way to engage people by involving local restaurants and creating a social media contest. Reducing or eliminating meat consumption for even just one day has a quantifiable, positive impact on water preservation, saving animal lives and climate change. Our hope is over time people will gradually reduce their dependence on consuming animal products.”

The following is a list of Park City restaurants participating with vegan offerings:

501 on Main

Deer Valley Resort

Du Monde Gourmet at Jafflz

Este Pizzeria

Fairweather Foods

Fuego Bistro and Pizzeria

Handle

Uptown Fare

Zoom

For more info, visit www.smarutah.org and www.meatout.org

About Sage Mountain Animal Rescue
Founded in 2013 and located 10 miles from Park City, Utah in scenic Brown’s Canyon, Sage Mountain Animal Rescue provides rescue facilities, care and advocacy for abandoned, unwanted or abused farm animals. The 501(c3) non-profit also offers educational programming about the connection to and responsibility we have for these animals and related health and environment issues. The rescue facility encompasses 162-plus acres. For more info, visit www.smarutah.org.

 

 

 

Steve Gordon Joins Wrona Law Firm

Steve Gordon Joins Wrona Law Firm, Adding 20 Years Of Legal Experience To The Park City Office

November 8, 2011

PARK CITY, UTAH – Wrona Law Firm is pleased to announce the addition of Steve Gordon as a senior member of the firm’s litigation team. A Park City resident since 1995, Mr. Gordon is a seasoned litigator who joins Wrona Law Firm from the Salt Lake City firm of Durham Jones & Pinegar, where he was a partner.

“We’re thrilled to have Steve join Wrona Law Firm during this period of substantial growth,” says Joe Wrona, the firm’s founder and managing attorney. “He has been a highly respected, successful attorney in the Salt Lake Valley, and our clients will certainly benefit from his high caliber litigation and mediation experience.”

Steve earned both his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Utah. Utah Business Magazine named him one of Utah’s “Legal Elite” in Employment Law in 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2010. He has significant experience in both trial and appellate practice, with expertise in civil litigation, employment law, contract and business law, as well as dispute resolution.

“Joe Wrona has built a tremendous firm with a roster of impressive clients and top notch attorneys. I’m very pleased to be associated with the premier law firm in the community that has been my family’s home for 16 years,” Steve Gordon says.

In addition to his litigation expertise, Mr. Gordon brings significant mediation experience to the firm. He received mediation training through the Institute for Conflict Management, the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University, and the Alliance for Education in Dispute Resolution administered by the Institute on Conflict Resolution at the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University. This training has enabled him to help clients resolve disputes efficiently and to be an effective mediator.

A full-service law practice established in Park City, Utah in 1999 by Joe Wrona, Wrona Law Firm has grown to become the preeminent law firm of the Wasatch Back, with additional offices in Heber City and Draper. Wrona Law Firm consists of 13 attorneys who are committed to excellence in providing legal services to businesses and individuals.