The 4th Annual Craft Lake City Announces 2012 Stage Sponsors
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, July 31, 2012 –The 4th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Arts Festival, presented by SLUG Magazine and free to the public, is pleased to announce the sponsors of the stages where musicians and dancers will entertain audiences during the Sat., Aug. 11 festival at the Gallivan Center. These performers include dance troupes Triple Moon, Hathor Dance Collective and Municipal Ballet Co.; and local bands Joshua Payne Orchestra, Night Sweats, SubRosa, and many more. We are proud to present descriptions of our Stage Sponsors below.
Craft Lake City’s 90.9 FM KRCL Street Stage is sponsored by The Depot. The Depot is located in the Union Pacific building at Gateway Mall and is home to Utah’s best indoor music scene, bringing up to 70 shows a year to downtown Salt Lake City. The Depot, with a capacity of 1,200, has a state-of-the-art audio and video sound system as well as a beautifully crafted wood and stainless steel bars. Above, the mezzanine level includes VIP suites that afford an impressive view of the stage below. For more information on The Depot, www.depotslc.com.
Craft Lake City’s 90.1 KUER Main Stage is sponsored by United Concerts. United Concerts, Inc. (UCI) was founded in 1972 by James C. McNeil and has been bringing entertainment to Utah for 40 years. UCI books live music events at Energy Solutions Arena, Maverik Center, The Gallivan Center, Abravanel Hall, Capital Theatre, Rice-Eccles Stadium, Kingsbury Hall, and various other venues in the Mountain West. United Concerts also owns and operates The Depot and USANA Amphitheatre. The USANA Amphitheatre, only 20 minutes from downtown Salt Lake City, is firmly rooted in the community as a getaway destination for both locals and folks from out of state. The amphitheatre-style seating (20,000 capacity) allows for premium viewing and ultimate sound quality from any location and their commitment to customer service creates a friendly atmosphere where concertgoers feel welcome. For more information, please go to Usana-amp.com.
Angela Brown, Festival Director of Craft Lake City, says, “A big thanks goes out to our Stage Sponsors, who help keep this festival free for attendees and affordable for our artists. The fact that CLC is free is a very unique aspect of this type of festival compared to other cities, and it is my biggest goal to keep it that way in the years to come.”
About Craft Lake City: The Craft Lake City festival is an annual outdoor celebration of Utah’s DIY handmade culture. Held yearly in August at the Gallivan Center in Salt Lake City, the festival features over 200 local artisans and DIY Engineers, along with live entertainment that includes demonstrations, street performers, musical acts, and local food vendors. Throughout the year, Craft Lake City organizes various events to keep the community active and aware of local DIY culture and continues its support of local artisans through workshops, demonstrations, gallery shows and fundraisers. Craft Lake City was started in 2009 by Angela H. Brown, editor and publisher of SLUG Magazine, as a way to showcase the DIY community across the state. Craft Lake City has filed paperwork with the IRS and is awaiting non-profit 501 (c)(3) approval. For more information about Craft Lake City, check out craftlakecity.com, like us on Facebook (facebook.com/Craft.Lake.City) and follow us on Twitter (@craftlakecity).
Craft Lake City thanks the 2012 Craft Lake City Gold and Silver sponsors for their dedication to the artistic community: Salt Lake Bicycle Collective, Copper Palate Press, LUX Mobile Apps, SLC Flyers, The Depot, United Concerts, Tumble Weeds, XMission, X96, Park City TV, Utah Division of Arts & Museums, the National Endowment for the Arts, Downtown Alliance, People Water, Salt Lake City Film Festival, Stampin’ Up, Verizon, 90.9 FM KRCL, Catalyst, Salt Lake City Weekly, 90.1 FM KUER, and Yelp.
About SLUG Magazine: SLUG (Salt Lake UnderGround) Magazine is a free regional publication based out of Salt Lake City, UT, delivering uncompromising coverage of music, art, action sports and underground subculture. SLUG distributes 30,000 issues on the first Friday of every month and can be found “anyplace cool.”