By Richard Provost
On January 13, 2016, Velour Live Music Gallery turns 10 years old. Opened on Friday the 13th, 2006, a lot has changed in ten years. For example, check out who Velour had on the bill for their 5th anniversary:
Thursday, January 13 2011: Cory Mon & The Starlight Gospel, Holy Water Buffalo, Ferocious Oaks and Gypsy Cab.
Friday, January 14, 2011: Imagine Dragons, Vibrant Sound, The Neighbors and Preston Pugmire
Saturday, January 15, 2011: Fictionist, Sunflow, Battle School and Boots to the Moon. 
Since that time Imagine Dragons has won two American Music Awards, five Billboard Music Awards, and a Grammy ; Gypsy Cab guitarist Pat Boyer joined Desert Noises, played Austin City Limits Music Festival, and moved to Nashville ; Vibrant Sound launched a U.S. and European tour, opening for Lindsay Sterling ; Fictionist signed with Atlantic Records, split with Atlantic records , and played with the likes of Shiny Toy Guns and Vampire Weekend; and Cory Mon has moved to Hawaii and back, gotten married, and released a solo album . And that’s just five years. Not ten.
Velour Live Music Gallery has given rise to the Provo music scene, opening its doors for performers of all kinds through weekly open mic nights. Owner Corey Fox has gone the extra mile, personally aiding bands in their attempt to reach beyond state lines and into the world at large. He’s served as creative director for the BYUtv series Audio Files , as a sponsor and supporter of Rooftop Concert Series , and has welcomed acts like Sara Bareilles, Matt Nathanson, and Local Natives to the stage.
The value Velour Live Music Gallery has added to Provo City cannot be overstated. To commemorate this significant milestone, Velour Live Music Gallery posted this on their Facebook page:
After months of preparation…we are excited to finally be able to announce EIGHT weeks of shows to celebrate our 10th Anniversary, starting next weekend! These lineups include favorite local and touring names from the last 10 years, which means many of these bands are reuniting for one-night only and/or traveling to Utah especially for these shows! Tickets to each of these evenings will be available starting Wed December 23rd, on 24tix.com. Check back here for more lineup updates during the next few days. Of course these are all recommended don’t-miss events — we’d love to have you join us to enjoy great music and celebrate 10 great years in Provo!
The schedule is as follows:
Fri 1/1 and Sat 1/2
Closed for renovations
Wed 1/13 (Actual Anniversary)
Private Anniversary Party (Invite Only)
The New Electric Sound, The LoveStrange, with more artists to be announced
Thurs 2/25, Fri 2/26, Sat 2/27
“Les Femmes De Velour” Annual Event (All Female fronted bands)