Sound briefs: UVUPhoria concert and Utah Uke Fest set, Springville’s Sunday Concert Series returns

August 12, 2016 GMT

UVUPhoria concert to bring Jason Derulo, American Authors and Rachel Platten

2016 marks the 75th anniversary for Utah Valley University, and to celebrate, the university will bring Jason Derulo, American Authors and Rachel Platten to perform a concert Sept. 23 at the university’s Brent Brown Ballpark.

The concert, which is titled “UVUPhoria,” also will include a fireworks show.

“We are excited to welcome the community and these three outstanding artists to our campus for our 75th anniversary celebration,” said Steve Anderson, UVU’s director of community relations and special projects, in a press release. “UVU has a rich history in the community, and as such, we invite all to come and celebrate this momentous occasion with us.”

Tickets go on sale to the public on Saturday at 10 a.m.; students and alumni can purchase tickets two days earlier. Commemorating the university’s founding year, general admission tickets are $19.41. VIP tickets, which include a pre-show dinner and an event swag bag, are available for $75.

Tickets will be available at SmithTix, the UCCU Box Office and UVU Campus Connection.

Utah Uke Fest plans full day of ukelele fun

Utah’s first ukulele festival, Utah Uke Fest, will return on Aug. 27.

Festivities will kick off at 12:15 p.m. with the Ukulele Open Mic Picnic at Heritage Park in Highland. Entrants are asked to perform one “family-friendly” song that is four minutes or less in length. Songs may be original or cover songs. It is free to participate in the non-competitive open mic.

Audience members are encouraged to bring their own picnics, chairs and blankets to the event. Other events planned for the day include ukulele workshops, a ukulele jam and an evening concert -- all free to attend.

To participate or find more information, visit UtahUkeFest.org.

Springville Art Commission’s Sunday Concert Series to return

The Springville Museum of Art will host the first Springville Arts Commission Sunday Concert on Aug. 21 at 4:30 p.m.

Featured performers for the August concert come from the Paredes family. Ligia Verduga Paredes holds a master’s degree in flute performance and education from the Antonio Neumane National Conservatory of Music in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Luis Paredes holds a bachelor’s degree as a violinist from the same Conservatory of Music, and Samantha Paredes was a finalist of the “First Night” Singing contest at Provo Towne Centre.

The Sunday Concert Series, which takes place monthly on the third Sunday, is free and open to the public at the Springville Museum of Art. More information is available at facebook.com/events/1555273444778837.

-- Derrick Clements