Culture Connection packed the Price City Peace Garden again on Thursday night as the Music in the Park series continued.

This week, Suit Up, Soldier and Michael Barrow & The Tourists were both welcomed on stage. Attendees were invited to purchase delicious meals from Ruben’s BBQ while enjoying the live show.

Michael Barrow & The Tourists hit the stage first and are one of the few bands in Utah to gain notoriety with 35,000 monthly listeners. They also offer 750,000 streams and a record deal. They were originally formed in 2016 and are based in Provo. The band grew rapidly, with opportunities to play at festivals such as the famous Kilby Block Party and American Fork Fest.

Suit Up, Soldier was founded by Wesley Monahan, who is the lead singer of the band. He started the band while attending Salt Lake City University and the band released their debut album in May 2021. Suit Up, Soldier topped one million streams on Spotify, leading to regional tours and opening opportunities for well-known and established artists. acts such as Imagine Dragons and the Red Jumpsuit Apparatus.