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 Embargoed for Release Until Saturday, July 27, 2019, at 1 p.m. MDT

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SALT LAKE CITY, July 27th, 2019 -- Envelop, a nonprofit arts organization whose mission is to “amplify the power of music through immersive listening experiences,” today announced the opening of its second permanent venue, Envelop SLC, with a grand opening taking place the weekend of August 23rd.

Located in Salt Lake City’s Capitol Hill neighborhood at 660 North 300 West, Envelop SLC will feature a completely immersive 32 speaker audio system housed in eight columns that surround its audience with sound and light. Envelop SLC brings a tech-enabled dynamic new venue to Salt Lake City’s thriving arts and music scene. As a permanent venue, it will host live performances, listening events, wellness events, as well as family events, with a capacity of 80 people.

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Envelop SLC’s opening follows a successful run of pop-up events in 2018 and 2019 which exposed hundreds of patrons to Envelop’s immersive experiences, including live electronic music performances, listening events featuring albums such as the quadraphonic mix of Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon”, John Coltrane’s “Love Supreme”, and sound baths.

Envelop SLC is the creation of Salt Lake City’s Greg Wood, who collaborated with the San Francisco-based Envelop nonprofit to bring its first affiliate venue to Salt Lake City. Mr. Wood is also a member of Envelop’s board of directors.

“I am thrilled to be opening Envelop SLC up to our community, which had such a positive response to the Envelop Pop-Up events we hosted earlier in the year,” said Mr. Wood. “There is clearly a genuine hunger and passion in Salt Lake City for a new and heightened listening experience.”

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Envelop’s first venue, Envelop SF, opened in San Francisco in 2017 and has hosted more than 100 events, including live performances and DJ sets from Tycho, Orbital, Eduardo Castillo, and many more. “Salt Lake City is a wonderful city for our first immersive audio venue outside of San Francisco,” said Envelop’s Executive Director Christopher Willits. “With growing creative and tech communities, and so many music lovers, both young and old, Envelop’s mission finds a very natural fit here. We are excited to serve SLC through the space of music, and the connections and creativity it inspires.” 

Envelop SLC’s opening weekend features a diverse mix of programming. Friday evening, August 23rd, begins with an immersive listening of Steve Reich’s minimalist masterpiece “Music for 18 Musicians”, followed by a dance party with Daft Punk’s critically acclaimed album “Random Access Memories”.

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On Saturday, August 24th, Envelop SLC will host three events: Envelop SLC Open House, a free community welcoming, will be followed by a Spatial Audio Workshop with Envelop co-founders Christopher Willits and Roddy Lindsay. Saturday concludes with a live performance of Willits’ new immersive album “Sunset” released on Ghostly International, and an electronic music set by San Francisco’s The Ride.

Tickets for Envelop SLC events can be found at: http://www.envelop.us/slc-events

For more information, please contact: envelop@envelop.us 

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Photos of Envelop SLC: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/or239k91b3gvm7d/AAAr7SmTm0Ejf2UHb4qOwwoOa?dl=0