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Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 23:00

Friday Night Beats & BBQ to complement Saturday Concert Series;
Lukas Nelson, Truth & Salvage Co. and The Wood Brothers among Saturday headliners

PARK CITY, Utah (For Immediate Release) " Canyons Resort, Utah's largest four-season summer and winter resort destination, today announced 16 free summer concerts beginning with an encore show from The Soulistics (July 3) and culminating with The Wood Brothers (September 1).

Music has long been a staple of summer at Canyons Resort, but with the addition of seven Friday Night Beats & BBQ shows, this season promises to be among the best ever.

Friday Night Beats & BBQ will take place at the Village Stage between Canyon Mountain Sports and Umbrella Bar. Talisker executive chef John Murcko and his team will load up the barbeque with locally sourced products like Summit County Beef and Niman Ranch meats, while a variety of regional artists pump out blues, rock, jazz, folk and reggae music.

As in past years, national touring acts will play from the Mountain Stage on Saturday nights. Noteworthy performers include:
"¢Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real. Music icon Willie Nelson's son leads a band on the rise. POTR appeared on Late Night with David Letterman last month to kick off their 2012 tour.
"¢Truth & Salvage Co. The veterans of the Bonaroo Music Festival bring their Black Crowes-inspired rock and country sound to Canyons.
"¢Dumpstaphunk. Aaron Neville's son, Ivan, drives the band that The New York Times calls "the best funk band in New Orleans right now."
"¢The Wood Brothers. A National Public Radio favorite in the folk and bluegrass arena, The Wood Brothers close the season on Labor Day weekend.

All concerts are free of charge for the public to attend. For the safety and enjoyment of all of our guests, we kindly remind guests that dogs (with the exception of service dogs) are not allowed in the concert venue. Blankets, picnics and chairs are allowed starting at 4:00 p.m. on concert days. Support Canyons' sustainability initiatives by using carpools, bicycles and public transportation.

Reservations are accepted at Canyons' award-winning restaurant, The Farm, located just steps away from either stage. Umbrella Bar will also be open serving signature burgers and a variety of domestic and international beers.

For Saturday night concerts at the Mountain stage, low back chairs are allowed, but camping chairs, chairs with sharp legs and chairs with greater height than 9" are not allowed. Chairs meeting the height requirements are available for purchase at Canyon Mountain Sports.

A complete list of concert performers can be found at www.canyonsresort.com/events.

Canyons Resort launches its annual transformation to summer playground on June 14, rolling out an array of family and adventure activities. The 2012 Canyons summer adventures include:
"¢Fast-paced and high-flying adventures like Canyons Bike Park and Zip Tour,
"¢Relaxing encounters with nature via a vastly enhanced network of hiking trails or on a pedal boat on Canyons Reservoir
"¢Family favorites like fireworks, Sundance Institute films, concerts, fishing, miniature golf and disc golf
"¢Award-winning culinary magic and "al fresco" dining from the Talisker Restaurant Collection.
"¢Romance, bed-and-breakfast and adventure packages at five world-class lodging properties including the iconic Waldorf Astoria Park City and the AAA four-diamond Grand Summit Hotel.

"¢Red Pine Lodge Opening Day: Thursday, June 14 (Gondola rides, Zip Tour, Bike Park, hiking, fishing, disc golf)
"¢Farmer's Market at Canyons: Wednesdays Noon-6pm (June 6 " late September)
"¢Community Fireworks Celebration & Concert: Tuesday, July 3
"¢Friday Night Beats & BBQ: Friday, July 13 " August 31
"¢Summer Concert Series: Saturday, July 14 " September 1
"¢Last day of Summer Lift Operations: Sunday, October 6

For more information, visit www.canyonsresort.com or call 888-CANYONS.

About Canyons Resort
Canyons Resort, a Talisker mountain destination in Park City, Utah, is the fourth-largest ski and snowboard resort in North America with 182 trails across nine mountains. Utah's most dynamic four-season resort, Canyons features five world-class hotels including the luxurious Waldorf Astoria Park City and the AAA Four-Diamond Grand Summit Hotel. Canyons offers more than a dozen dining venues including The Farm, a fine dining restaurant with seasonal cuisine sourced within 200 miles of Park City. Salt Lake City International Airport is just 35 minutes away and provides convenient access from anywhere in the world. For a taste of the new and exciting Canyons, visit www.CanyonsResort.com or call (888) CANYONS.

About Talisker
Talisker is a lifestyle development company with an American owner that has been investing in and operating in Utah for over 12 years and currently employs over 2,000 people in Utah. From the slopes of the Deer Valley® Resort to the Jordanelle Reservoir, Talisker has developed four of Park City's preeminent family-oriented residential communities " Tuhaye, Empire Pass, Red Cloud and Waldorf Astoria Park City" united as the exclusive, private Talisker Club. Talisker businesses include: mountain hospitality lodging, ski operations, public restaurants, golf courses, a private club, real estate development and a real estate brokerage. For more information, please visit www.Talisker.com.

Media Contacts:
Canyons Resort & Talisker Mountain Incorporated
Steve Pastorino, Director of Public Relations
(435) 615-3308; spastorino@taliskermountain.com