2019 Twilight Concert Series, Presented by the Salt Lake Arts Council

Santigold

Sudan Archives, Madge
Friday,
August 30, 2019
6:00PM MDT
The Gallivan Center
239 S Main Street
SLC, UT 84111
Tickets for this event are still available at the gate!

Upcoming events at The Gallivan Center

 

 

Santigold

Santigold and Dre Skull initially met in a writing session and bonded over their shared passion for Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music. Dre Skull, known for working across dancehall, hip hop, and electronic music as a DJ, producer and founder of Mixpak Records became an instant creative comrade of Santi’s. They initially decided to explore their ideas for a mixtape, which ultimately grew into a 10 song project called I Don't Want: The Gold Fire Sessions. Over the course of two weeks, they recorded the bulk of the songs, playing with Reggae and Afro-Caribbean influences while pushing and pulling their pillars with Santi's singular point of view. As the writing and recording gained steam, Santi unearthed a few gems (ideas she had started with producers Ricky Blaze and Diplo) from her unreleased vaults and she and Dre reworked them, threading together classic Santigold ideas with the spirit of this new work. The incisive social commentary, humor, and daredevil sound that have become hallmarks of her work take on exciting new forms on this project. Unlike other Santigold albums, which are recorded over long periods and heavily curated and edited by Santi, I Don’t Want is a loose and spontaneous project, a snapshot of the infectious energy of the sessions with Dre Skull.” I just wanted to make some summertime music in a quick, fun, light way, like it feels to make a mixtape, but where a classic mixtape has a bunch of songs by different artists and influences, this project has all new songs by me.

The record has themes which speak to the current social climate (many of which run throughout much of her work): anti-materialism, empowerment, female strength, resilience, and not compromising oneself but staying one's course even when the tide has turned.

2019 Twilight Concert Series

 

The Twilight Concert Series is a summer concert series presenting a wide range of nationally recognized and upcoming musicians from across the country and around the world. Musical acts are prioritized and selected on the basis of diversity through both musical genres and those that represent, speak to, and serve as role models to multiple communities including underrepresented demographics in music, such as people of color, LGBT communities, women in music, etc.

This vibrant and beloved program is presented in partnership with S&S Presents. Working closely together, the Arts Council and S&S have curated a summer series with something for everyone.

 

Doors & Food Vendors Open at 6:00pm

All events are held rain or shine. Artists subject to change.

 

To provide a safe and enjoyable environment for all, please keep the following concert rules in mind. Check twilightconcerts.com for updated info. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

  • Everyone entering the venue must have a ticket or pay at the gate
  • For their well-being, we discourage infants and babes-in-arms
  • No re-entry
  • No weapons or firearms
  • No backpacks or large purses
  • No pets allowed – services animals only
  • No coolers
  • No drones
  • No smoking – except in designated smoking areas
  • No outside food
  • No outside alcohol or liquids of any kind
  • No glass
  • Due to artist requests, no professional audio, video, or photography equipment
  • No umbrellas
  • No skateboards in the venue
  • No blankets or chairs
  • Security reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone at their discretion
  • All concerts are rain or shine
  • Artists subject to change
  • No refunds

SECURITY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CONDUCT PAT DOWN SEARCHES AT THEIR DISCRETION.