Each January, thousands of people from around the world gather to celebrate independent filmmakers and the cinematic arts at the world-renowned Sundance Film Festival. With appearances from almost every A-list celebrity, Sundance has become the hot spot to be seen. During the opening weekend of the festival, gifting suites, parties, and nightclubs flood the Main Street of the small alpine town, catering to the elite who attend.
Against the wishes of the creator of Sundance, Robert Redford, the nightlife has started to become one of the highlights of the festival. With major names such as Nero, Kaskade, Avicii, Ke$ha, Afrojack, and Steve Aoki performing at various nightclubs and parties throughout the city, it isn’t surprising that people are flocking to the film festival for the music.
Because music has become a vital role in the festival, Sundance Institute paired up with ASCAP to create their own music venue, The Music Café, which features free performances from artists of every major genre of music. Artists that can be seen on this year’s roster include KT Tunstall, Robert DeLong, and Greyson Chance. Fortunately enough I was able to access the Café’s (noisy) green room where I was able to ask Robert Delong a few questions about his time at Sundance.