DJs often begin as avid record collectors, much as orchestra conductors often start out as people who just have a ton of French horns lying around. See passion at work with this GrouponLive deal to see Morgan Page at Park City Live on Friday, July 20, at 9 p.m. Doors open at 8 p.m. Choose between the following options:
- For $12, you get one general-admission ticket (a $25 value).
- For $25, you get a ticket package (a $50 value), which includes the following:
- One general-admission ticket (a $25 value)
- One meet-and-greet with Morgan Page before he performs (around 10 p.m.) (a $25 value)
The club scene changes constantly, but Morgan Page takes his time—at least two years between artist releases. It's enough time to meld acoustic instruments with synthesizers and get his favorite musicians from a rainbow of genres into the studio. "There’s no filler tracks on these albums," he told AscenDance Radio just after the release of this year's In the Air, whose chart-topping singles feature Tegan and Sara and—in a title track that hit No. 1 on Billboard's dance chart—Angela McCluskey. "I think you just get something really interesting when you get a lot of good musical minds together."
The work Page puts into his music is for both posterity and the dance floor, which pulses with light during his live shows. Despite the deliberate pace of his albums, Page stays on the edge of developments across the music scene with his remixes of everyone from Nadia Ali to Katy Perry. The strategy has won him attention from everyday fans and the academy alike: Deadmau5's remix of Page's "The Longest Road" snagged a Grammy nomination in 2009, and his own remix of Ali's "Fantasy" got another nod in 2011. Before Page drops behind the decks, Utah's DJ JeffreyB warms up the crowd with club mixes he's spun at spots such as Circle Lounge.
Park City Live
Underneath Park City Live’s shimmering laser light system, a slew of musical acts shine. The energetic venue is equally at home pulsating with dance music or hosting a stripped-down acoustic show, beckoning a diverse crowd of music aficionados to its dynamic confines. But the venue didn't begin life as a haven for audiophiles and their ears. The historic Summit County War Veterans Memorial Building, completed in 1940 following a fire, was originally home to an American Legion room, rifle range, gymnasium, and the Boy Scouts. But by 1984, the entertainment needs of the city had changed, and the building began providing recreation of the more artistic variety. Today, the space serves as the home for Park City Live, as well as O’Shucks Bar & Grill and Rock ‘N’ Reilly’s Irish Pub.