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Spy Hop’s 2016 Heatwave Festival returns to Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre
July 5, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT – In less than two weeks Spy Hop’s first all-girl band, Midnight Paper Heist, will take the stage at the scenic Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre. The girls, between the ages of 14 and 18, met and came together as a band in Spy Hop’s music production class Musicology. After a year of writing original music and playing shows at venues around Salt Lake City, these young musicians will take the big stage at Red Butte Garden and release their debut album to the world.
"The six young women in Musicology this year are all incredibly talented singers and songwriters. They've made a fantastic album that any musician would be proud of and made friendships that will last a lifetime,” said Musical Arts Instructor, Jeremy Chatelain. Midnight Paper Heist has generated a large fan base among youth and adults, and the concert is sure be a memorable event.
Alongside the Musicology program, Spy Hop’s Loud & Clear Youth Radio program will also celebrate their year of accomplishments. The student DJ’s have created sets of music, told personal stories, interviewed live bands, and produced a full week of RadioActive on 90.9 FM KRCL. “The Loud & Clear students this year were especially diverse in their musical taste and backgrounds,” said Shannalee Otanez, Spy Hop’s Documentary Arts Mentor. They will be the hosts of Spy Hop’s Heatwave Festival on July 18th at Red Butte Garden.
Everyone is invited to bring their friends and family as well as a picnic to this free event. Please join music and radio industry professionals, students, staff, and community partners to hear some of Salt Lake City’s best youth-created music.
Spy Hop’s Heatwave Festival
Monday, July 18, 2016
7- 9:30 PM
Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre
300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City
To listen to Midnight Paper Heist: https://soundcloud.com/spy-hop-production/sets/midnight-paper-heist
Musicology is an intensive band experience where teens between the ages of 14 - 19 learn songwriting, production and recording. The class forms a band that writes original songs, records a studio album and performs in venues around Salt Lake.
Loud & Clear Youth Radio
Loud & Clear Youth Radio and 90.9 FM KRCL have been teaming up since 2003 to produce Utah’s only weekly youth produced radio show. Airing each Saturday night, Loud & Clear covers indie music, community issues and events and hosts live bands. During the 10-month program, students learn to work the boards at the station, produce radio shows and conduct interviews. The show reaches over 2,000 listeners every week and has created an engaged forum of youth listeners.
Spy Hop Productions is a nonprofit, award-winning, youth media arts and education center, located in Salt Lake City, Utah, that mentors youth in filmmaking, graphic and game design, audio engineering, and radio and music production.
Spy Hop’s mission is to mentor young people in the digital media arts to help them find their voice, tell their stories and be empowered to affect positive change in their lives, their communities and the world. Since 1999, Spy Hop has mentored Utah’s young people in the digital media arts as a vehicle for free expression, self-discovery, critical thinking and skilled participation. Our programs are a model for youth development programs across the nation.
In 2015 Spy Hop won the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award, the nation’s highest honor for after-school arts and humanities programs. The award recognizes and supports outstanding programs that lay new pathways to creativity, expression and achievement outside of the regular school day.--