Provo band works with Nightmare on 13th to host Halloween concert

The Red Yeti was formed March 2012 and was named after Colman Edwards’ (second to right) old red van. the band used it to transport all of their equipment to concerts. (Photo:Ty Wilson)

The Red Yeti, a Provo folk-turned rock’n roll band, is hosting a ROCK-tober dance party in collaboration with the well-known Nightmare on 13th haunted house this Friday at Gezzo Hall, just in time for Halloween.

The event features a variety of performances including Comedy Sports and 10 min performances by The Mojave Nomads an Alternative Rock band from Ogden, Utah, Okkah, a two-man band, whose music is deeply driven by their Asian heritage and Kindred Dead, a Provo band inspired by Las Vegas acts like The Killers and Imagine Dragons.

Local DJ, Kid Panda, will also be playing live music throughout the night, and will kick-off a dance party starting at 11 PM.

Kimball Barker, lead singer, guitarist and one of three founding band members, is looking forward to introducing fans to a new component of their performing capabilities.

“This performance is the first of its kind for us,” Barker said. “We are really excited to bring together so many amazing talents and cover iconic Halloween tracks.”

Barker did not disclose their cover selection, but promised to incorporate their unique sound and give these songs an eerie, spooky dynamic.

“When we perform, we are lively, animated and produce an aggressive rock sound,” Barker said. “We want to use that energy to help people enjoy the party aspect of this event and the Halloween season.”

To further the event’s Halloween theme, the band has collaborated with Nightmare on 13th, one of Utah’s top haunted attractions.

For 25 years, this haunted house has been scaring Utahns, using high-end animatronics, professional actors and costume artists.

“Halloween is our favorite time of year,” said Mike Henrie, owner and founder of Nightmare on 13th. “We want to help (the Red Yeti) set the mood and bring the spook to their evening in whatever way we can.”

Henrie has provided original costumes for the bands and select-users. He is also giving away a number of free tickets and possibly discount-coupons as prizes and giveaways to attendees.

Nightmare on 13th is celebrating 25 years of haunted house thrills. (AP)

Coleman Edwards, a resident of Salt Lake, electric keyboardist and fellow founding band member, is familiar with the haunted house’s reputation and has appreciated all of their help.

“I think Nightmare on 13th is really cool; they have been around for so long and have designed a perfectly terrifying haunted house,” said Edwards. “It has been fun and easy working with them and they have an amazing staff.”

Haunted house giveaways are one of few prizes, which will be awarded to people who show their festive Halloween spirit. Attendees are strongly recommended to come dressed in their best Halloween costume, ready to dance.

“This isn’t a Halloween party you’ll want to miss because it has something for everybody,” Barker said. “Come to get scared, enjoy live performances, come to dance and to have a good laugh. It’s all there.”

Gezzo Hall is located at 490 N Freedom Blvd Provo, UT, 84601, and tickets can be purchased for five dollars at or at the gate.

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