Rooftop Concert: Parks & Rec Giveaway

Rooftop Concert Series

There has been over 20 Rooftop concerts shows but there has never been a hip-hop night before! On Friday, August 1, 2014 – the Rooftop Concert Series is proud to present: Mimi Knowles, House of Lewis, and Can’t Stop Won’t Stop. The concert starts at 7:30 pm on top of the Provo Town Square parking terrace. (Right behind Central Bank and East of the Marriott.) The structure is located at the corner of 100 West and 100 North. Come bring your own chair, relax, and enjoy a beautiful evening under the stars.

If you like giveaways, freebies and swag in general then I hope you are planning on attending Friday’s show. Provo’s Parks and Recreation Department will have a booth at the event and will be giving away some awesome prizes – along with a limited selection of #ProvoRocks Shirts!

That’s right! There will be a new #ProvoRocks shirt available to only a lucky few. If you weren’t able to get a shirt at the last concert, or you want another one, this could be your chance!

I want prizes

Provo Parks and Recreation is giving away some amazing prizes at the concert: Park Pavilion Rentals, Golf Driving Range Cards, Golf Rounds, Footgolf Passes, Recreation Center Passes, Peaks Ice Skating Admissions, Covey Center Tickets to Much Ado About Zombies, #ProvoRocks Shirts, and Refreshments and Treats!

Parks & Rec has four Facebook pages they will be featuring at the concert: Provo Recreation, Peaks Ice Arena, Covey Center, and East Bay Golf Course. In order to get a prize(s), you will need to do the following:

  • Like one of the Facebook pages and you can spin the wheel to win a prize.
  • Like two of the Facebook pages and you can perform a skill challenge (putting) + spin the wheel to win some awesome prizes!
Elephane Shirt


Provo Parks and Recreation is giving away an Annual Recreation Center Membership, Free Adult Sports Registration, Covey Center Season Tickets, and Eastbay Golf Membership! *All valued at over $200. If you would like to be entered to win these amazing grand prizes, all you need to do is:

  • Like all four of the Facebook pages and you can sign-up for the Grand Prize Drawing List + perform a skill challenge (putting) and spin the wheel to win additional prizes!

We will be announcing the grand prize winners on the stage during the show. Hope to see you there! Check out the concert details here »



Congrats to Val Hale

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Part of the magic we’ve seen here in Provo the over the last few years has been due to the partnerships we’ve spent a lot of time establishing throughout the community. That’s relationships with residents, businesses, and groups who all have the City’s best interest at heart.

This morning the announcement was made that one of our community partners and my close friend Val Hale is taking his incredible talent to the Governor’s Office to help grow the State in similar ways he’s helped Utah Valley and Provo.

Val has been an example to me for years on how to interact with people and bring out the best in those around you. He’s a master of being a great member of the team and mentor to so many in our community. This new position is a perfect fit for him.

There’s no one like Val. He’s one of a kind. We’ll miss you.

Congrats again and have fun.

Movies in the Park 2014

Every Monday night in August, as soon as it gets dark (around 9 p.m.), our Parks and Recreation Department projects a movie onto a 25-foot inflatable screen at Rock Canyon Park! (2620 N 1200 E) The public is invited to bring blankets and lawn chairs to watch from the hillside, which completely fills up by the time the movie starts. We will be playing Wii Just Dance before the movie and giving free popcorn to the best dancers. There will also be a food truck roundup alongside the movies each week. Come early to grab dinner, find a good seat, and …

I’m A Spudman!

The great things about having older kids is they push me to do things I have no business doing. Several months ago my kids prompted me to sign up for the Spudman Triathlon (0.9 mile swim, 25 mile bike, 6.1 mile run) in Burley, ID. We all camped out in one hotel room and each of us dreamed and tossed and turned all night thinking about the race. I was looking for a way out of the race right up until it started but now I’m really glad I did it. We had a blast and most important we all finished. It was …

Gezo Hall Variety Show

This Saturday, August 2nd at 7:00 pm, the Gezo Hall (490 N Freedom Blvd) is hosting a family friendly Variety Show. The show will feature a variety of entertainment including, live bands, comedian, magician, and much more. The line-up includes: BYU’s HumorU Alumni, Comedian Aaron Woodall The Indie Rock Bands, Ice Hotel and Kindred Dead Professional Fire Eater and Comedic Magician, Andrew Germaine For only $6 you can enjoy a night of music, humor and wonder. For more information check out the Facebook Event »

Run for Wellness

The 8th Annual Wasatch Wellness Run presented by Provo Canyon Behavioral Hospital is the premier family-friendly running event in Utah County. The event is scheduled for Saturday, August 2 – starting at 8:00 am at the Peaks Ice Arena (100 N Seven Peaks Blvd. Provo). This event will please both experienced racers looking for a challenging course, runners who are racing for the very first time, and everyone in between. Event features include: •    Cash prizes for winners in the 10k and 5k runs•    Family Fun Fair – including games for all ages•    HUGE Seven Peaks Water Park discount passes …

Provo on Instagram

Every Saturday I share pictures of Provo that I find on Instagram. Trending on Instagram this week: Provo Farmer’s Market, Food Truck Roundup, Temple to Temple 5k, and the Pioneer Day Extravaganza. If you would like to be featured in future posts, use the hashtag #Provo or #ProvoRocks when posting your picture. I am also on Instagram and you can follow me at @ProvoMayor. Check out last week’s photos here »

Building a Community

The following is a guest post by Provo Resident, Laura Christopherson. In early June, I attended a conference hosted by Break Away in Atlanta, Georgia. This conference is one of four – hosted each year in different communities nationwide. They aim to create a national movement of active citizens who value community as a priority when making decisions in their daily lives. During my time in Atlanta, I learned a lot about building a sense of community, what public community assets support a healthy community, and how we as citizens are empowered to be the change we want to see. …

Former Imagine Dragons Band Member Returns to Provo

Today’s post is curtesy of David Lake.  It wasn’t too long ago that Imagine Dragons was captivating Provo, and fans couldn’t help but feel that the band was destined to go places. Behind the scenes Imagine Dragons was shopping their music around, looking for interest from labels and others in the industry. Their biggest hit at that point, “It’s Time,” seemed like the best bet at drawing attention. It was right about this time that Brittany Tolman and her husband Andrew parted with the band. Andrew quickly moved on to a new group, finding a promising future with The Moth …

Sock Alert!

  I’m always on the prowl for not only a good sock but a good deal on a good sock. What I found today is so good I felt compelled to share it with the world. Dillard’s is taking an additional 40% off their already 50% off on some great socks. The clerk wasn’t sure how long the sale would last but suggested it was either Friday or Saturday. I bought so many that I need to figure out how to make sure Sue only sees a few at a time.