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Aaron Benward

Nashville Unplugged is a unique musical experience that was created and produced by Aaron Benward, one of the co-founders of the Park City Songwriter Festival. It’s an evening of intimate performances, storytelling and frivolity by singer-songwriters — many of whom hail from Aaron’s hometown of Nashville. The shows are staged at Mandalay Bay in Las
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Ben Anderson

The first time you meet Park City Songwriter Festival Co-Founder Ben Anderson, you realize that he is an unstoppable force. He’s brimming with energy and enthusiasm and is one of three critical components — along with partners Scott “Scooter” Thomson and Aaron Benward — that make up the heartbeat and foundation of the Park City
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“Scooter” Thomson

Scott “Scooter” Thomson — owner of O.P. Rockwell and The Rockwell Listening Room — says the Park City Songwriter Festival “started with us doing an Aiko show.” Aiko is a Nashville-based band in which the festival’s (then, future) co-founder, Ben Anderson, plays bass. Scooter continues, “We got to know each other — Ben and myself
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Deep Roots

It’s not uncommon to hear locals reminisce about Park City’s early days — “it’s grown so much” or “it’s changed” — but not many people can say they remember Park City in the ‘60s. Susan Meyer is one of those people. Susan came to Park City in 1965 after her parents bought the First National
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The Power of Music

I sincerely doubt that there is anyone who picked up this copy of PCStyle Magazine who hasn’t been moved by a song. Great music and memorable songs provide the soundtrack for our lives. They help us to remember and document powerful moments and experiences — and the not-so-monumental ones. I’ve been moved to tears by
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Our Version of Isolation

It’s been a surreal year to say the least, but here in the mountains, we’re fortunate that time outside has become part of what it means to be in isolation or self-quarantine. Never before has space and access to nature been more valuable. And while the new normal has been tough, it only takes a
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The New Entrepreneur

The new entrepreneur goes forth with multiple intentions: to fill a niche and do it with devotion to stewardship, a genuine love of humanity, and the desire to reshape how we consume. In Park City, the definition of an entrepreneur is shifting. Of course, to build a business you need grit, determination, resilience, and curiosity,
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Preserving the Soul

It began with a dramatic directive: “no snow means no skiing,” explains Soul Poles co-founder Bryon Friedman, whose eco-friendly ski and trekking poles company was founded as part of a larger desire to reduce the carbon footprint of the traditionally non-renewable, resource-intensive gear industry. “Our initiative has always been that we wanted to make a
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Uncorked in Utah

Wine makes so many connections,” says Kirsten Fox, sommelier and self-designated headmistress of Fox School of Wine. “Wine allows us to connect to the region where it’s grown. To the winemakers and their history,” which are both subjects that Fox enthusiastically espouses when speaking about the rich, dynamic, and yes, delicious, topic of wine. Case
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The Entrepreneurial Spirit

Publisher’s Note: When I was around 12-years-old I remember telling my dad I really wanted a pair of Kastle skis. He responded with, “Well then, you best get to work.” Those words launched my first business venture: lawn maintenance. As I pushed Dad’s lawn mower around our neighborhood, I quickly learned that if I did
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