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Live concerts held in Sandy, American Fork

Back-to-school drive-in concert and 'Fork Fest'
Posted at 5:12 PM, Sep 06, 2020

SANDY, Utah -- Live music is finding its way back into Utahns' lives.

Utah Live Bands put on a back-to-school drive-in concert Saturday in the parking lot of the South Towne Auto Mall featuring "Duo Transcend" from America's Got Talent, as well as "Groove Merchants" and "Drive Country Band."

Admission to the concert was free and audience members were allowed stand or sit in the parking lot as long as they remained next to their vehicles.

"Our industry has been hit pretty hard by the virus and all of the shutdown and everything, so we wanted to show that you can still do safe, fun events as long as you're smart and innovative," said Susanna Robinson with Utah Live Bands.

There was a food drive associated with the event accepting canned food donations.

And after much research and the approval from local and state health officials, organizers decided to go ahead with this year's annual Fork Fest.

Fork Fest is an annual music festival held in American Fork and hosts various musicians from around the state.

This year's festival featured 27 different bands, vendors, food trucks and, of course, plenty of social distancing.

"Our board of directors has worked really hard to kind of find that golden path forward with supporting artists but also being safe," Harrington Center for the Arts President Summerisa Stevens said.

This year was also a hybrid event that allowed to people to either attend the festival in person or watch a live stream at home.