By Gabe Mcadams
Rooftop Concert Series is celebrating their 5th Year Anniversary on Friday, October 3, 2014 at 7:00 pm. For this special show, Rooftop Concert Series and Google Fiber have been working secretly to bring Provo’s most successful band, Neon Trees in for the free event. Popular local acts Fictionist and The Blue Aces had previously been announced in the lineup for the show but the addition of Neon Trees will come as a surprise to many. To accommodate the larger crowd the concert has been relocated to Center Street where the stage will be hosted and back-dropped by Nu Skin’s Innovation Center on 100 W Center.
Google Fiber said about the event, “Google Fiber is excited to bring Neon Trees home to Provo for the 5-year anniversary of the Rooftop Concert Series. We’ve had a lot of fun working with the Rooftop Concert Series this year, and are looking forward to celebrating with them on October 3rd.”
From Neon Trees frontman, Tyler Glenn: “I think the fact that Google chose Provo to be a ‘fiberhood’ early on is a testament to the special and unique town it is, and to be the big secret participant of the night is really, really cool. Provo is literally Neon Trees’ home. We were born here, played all our first shows here, and really got our footing performing early on here. To come back and play a big free event for the city to enjoy is a big highlight of our year.”
“Where can you go and see amazing local talent, in a unique venue, without an admission charge?” asks Mayor John Curtis. “The Rooftop Concert Series has become a major destination. The concert draws thousands of people to downtown and infuses life into our art community, local music scene, and increases our overall quality of life.”
Taking advantage of the crowd expected downtown on Friday, Downtown Provo has organized a coinciding Shop & Meet event, creating an introduction point for the community to meet local restaurants and store fronts. During the event, the public is invited to enjoy food from local restaurants and food trucks, park their bikes at a Free Bicycle Valet (hosted by Canyon Bicycle and the Provo Bicycle Committee), and get to know more about the culture of Downtown Provo.