Easter Sunday is coming up, and while most people in Utah will be dolling themselves up in pastels and heading to hours of church service, there are some of us who will be congregating in a more relaxed atmosphere to rejoice on this holy day through eating, drinking and, of course, hunting Easter eggs.
Local DJ and designer Jesse Walker brought the Bunny Hop to The Garage last Easter, and the buzz around the Easter brunch event was so big that he had people expressing their regrets over missing it. So Walker decided to bring the Bunny Hop back again this year, making it an annual tradition he plans to continue each year.
What this means is an opportunity to experience a beautiful Spring day on one of the best patios in Salt Lake, at The Garage. Additionally, the quaint bar is known for its fantastic homecooked food, so we can only imagine how amazing an Easter brunch would taste.
Along with enjoying some great eats, patrons at the Bunny Hop will mingle with local celebrities Walker has selected to host the event, including Jamie Gadette, morning host of KRCL, Andrew Valtal, owner and stylist at Ulysses Salon, Ron Green, owner of The Green Ant, and Amber Taniuchi, sexy lead vocalist of Lady Murasaki.
The Bunny Hop is put on by Walker through his New City Movement project, and Walker himself will be spinning great tunes throughout the event. We talked to him to find out a bit more about his background, what inspired the Bunny Hop, other New City Movement events he hosts and why, above all, you should get your nightlife activity fix during the day this Easter Sunday.
What is New City Movement?
The idea for New City Movement came from doing a bit of traveling in the late 90's and coming to terms that SLC wasn't quite the urban mecca I thought it was growing up as a kid in a rural town. I had also connected with so many other (house music) scenes around the world through the Web that I decided it could be a good way to give voice to things happening in Utah. It's a bit of music, culture and fashion, also a love story to Salt Lake City as seen through the eyes of a well adjusted gay Ex-Mormon.
Tell us about the Bunny Hop.
Easter has always been a phenomenal weekend for my friends and I. Somehow it always feels like the first real burst of sunshine we get leading into spring. I have so many great memories associated with it. Of all the parties I've thrown, this is that once-a-year splash that feels effortless, nay blessed… perhaps by "The Jesus" I've heard so much about?