Super Summer Music Primer

While winter is wonderful here in the mountains, summer is the time to relax and recharge, and there’s no better way than with outdoor live music! We’ve compiled our annual summer concert primer with shows listed by venue, and hope you’ll find it useful as you navigate the expansive live music opportunities that abound throughout the Wasatch Back and throughout the Salt Lake Valley this season. We’ve also created this version to print off for future reference.


Deer Valley Music Festival

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DEER VALLEY RESORT

The OG of outdoor music, the Deer Valley® Music Festival has presented its stunning lineup of headliners and themed performances accompanied by the venerable Utah Symphony for 20 years at the resort’s Snow Park Amphitheatre. Tickets are either reserved or general admission on the lawn, with GA patrons invited to bring their own chairs (9” or lower). The series offers youth pricing for ages 4-18, VIP packages and the flexible Design-A-Series package offering up to 20% off.

Deer Valley Music Festival Calendar of Dates:
June 30 – Patriotic Pops
July 1 – Spanish Nights with Pablo Sáinz-Villegas
July 7 – Disney Princess: The Concert
July 8 – Broadway & Soul: Joshua Henry
July 12 – Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2
July 14 & 15 – The Beach Boys
July 21 – She’s Got Soul: Capathia Jenkins
July 22 – LeAnn Rimes
July 28 – The Music of John Williams
July 29 – A Night of Funk: Lettuce
August 3 – The Music of Queen
August 4 – Ben Folds

Headliner shows are also presented through the Deer Valley Concert Series, as follows

July 13 – Old Crow Medicine Show with Willie Watson
July 16  – CAAMP
August 5 & 6 – Greensky Bluegrass
August 11 – Michael Franti & Spearhead
September 2 – Kenny Loggins

For all events at Deer Valley Resort, save yourself the parking hassle and take public transit from Park City Mountain, where there is plenty of free parking and a convenient transit stop. The Red and Lime buses will take you directly to the concert venue.


Egyptian Theatre

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EGYPTIAN THEATRE

For a thoroughly eclectic and entertaining offering of music and theatre, visit Park City’s historic Egyptian Theatre on Main Street. The small venue holds just under 300 patrons for an intimate experience and high-caliber performances, many of which run for multiple dates. Consider joining The Pharaoh Club for special invitation-only receptions and premium seating.

May 11 – Leo Nocentelli of The Meters
May 12–14 – Once Upon a Mattress
May 19–28 – A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
June 8-11 – The Monkees Celebrated by Micky Dolenz
June 15-17 – The Gatlin Brothers
June 21-23 – Pure Prarie League
July 7-23 – Kinky Boots
July 27-29 – Xanadu – presented by Egyptian YouTheatre
August 4-5 – Stand-Up Comedy featuring Rocky LaPorte & Robert Mac
August 10-20 – Into the Woods
August 24-27 – The Ozark Mountain Daredevils
September 1-10 – Nine the Musical!
September 14-16 – An Evening with Leo Kottke
September 21-24 – The Steeldrivers
September 29-October 8 – The Hunchback of Notre Dame
October 12-15 – The Guess Who
October 18-21 – An Evening with Pat Metheny
November 3-19 – Young Frankenstein
November 24-26 – Colin Mochrie’s HYPROV: Improv under Hypnosis
Nov. 30-Dec. 3 – The Squirrel Nut Zipper – Holiday Caravan!


Red Butte Garden Concert

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RED BUTTE GARDEN

Concerts at Salt Lake’s beloved summer music venue, Red Butte Garden, take place on the campus of the University of Utah in the garden’s bucolic setting and feature classic and current headliners. Shows frequently sell out early, but check back at their site throughout the summer as tickets frequently become available close to the show date.

May 23 – Les Claypool’s Fearless Flying Frog Brigade
June 11 – Grace Potter
June 13 – Gov’t Mule
June 14 – Barenaked Ladies with Semisonic and Del Amitri
June 25 – Cake
June 26 – Melissa Etheridge and Elle King
July 3 – Indigo Girls with Full Band
July 8 – Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
July 9 – Los Lobos and Ozomatli
July 11 – Blues Traveler and Big Head Todd & the Monsters
July 12 – Nickel Creek with Monica Martin
July 19 – Gary Clark Jr.
July 20 – The Dead South with Corb Lund
July 23 – Little Feat and Leftover Salmon
July 25 – Diana Krall
July 27 – The Wood Brothers and the Lil Smokies
July 31 – Train with Thunderstorm Artis
August 1 – Los Lonely Boys with Thee Sinseers and The Altons
August 3 – Andy Grammer
August 7 – Amos Lee
August 8 – Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and Ziggy Marley, Mavis Staples
August 9 – Watchhouse and The Tallest Man on Earth
August 15 – Boz Scaggs
August 21 – Markéta Irglová & Glen Hansard
August 28 – Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo
September 7 – The Revivalists and Band of Horses
September 10 – Fitz and the Tantrums with Joshy Soul
September 11 – Buddy Guy and Christone “Kingfish” Ingram
September 13 – Herbie Hancock
September 20 – Goose


USANA Amphitheatre

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USANA AMPHITHEATRE

USANA Amphitheatre, located on the western edge of Salt Lake County, is one of the state’s largest concert venues, and is notorious for providing a rocking good time. The venue offers both reserved and lawn seating. Tickets for all shows can be purchased by clicking here.

May 24 – Shania Twain
June 3 – Matchbox Twenty
June 13 – Garbage & Noel Gallagher
June 28 – Charlie Pluth
July 6 – Nickelback
July 7 – Fall Out Boy
July 9 – Slightly Stoopid & Sublime
July 11 – Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, Too $hort & More
July 13 – Disturbed
July 20 – 3 Doors Down
August 1 – The Smashing Pumpkins
August 3 – The Offspring with Sum 41 & Simple Plan
August 4 – Luke Bryan
August 6 – Yellowcard
August 7 – Ghost Re-Imeratour U.S.A.
August 8 – Foo Fighters
August 11 – Dierks Bentley
August 16 – Godsmack and Staind
August 18 – Foreigner
August 25 – Mudvayne
August 29 – Panter
September 1 – Mastodon & Gojira
September 2 – Jelly Roll
September 3 – The Lumineers
September 22 – Counting Crows
September 23 – Sting
September 30 – Avenged Sevenfold with Falling in Reverse
October 14 – Zac Brown Band
October 17 – Shinedown


Sandy AMphotheatre

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SANDY AMPHITHEATER

Located at the south end of the Salt Lake Valley, the Sandy Amphitheater is a 2,750-seat venue with both lawn and reserved seating. The series has grown significantly over the years to include major headliners, longtime favorites and independent musicians interspersed with tribute bands.

May 19, 20 & 22 – Mountain West Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty
May 24 – Love and Rockets
May 29 – The Music of ABBA
June 1 – Melanie Martinez
June 10 – Rodrigo y Gabriela
June 12 – Dwight Yoakam & Emmylou Harris
June 29 – Kelsea Ballerini
July 1 – Lyle Lovett and His Large Band
July 6 – American West Symphony & Chorus Pops Concert
July 12 – Air Supply
July 18 – Charley Crockett        
August 1 – Ween
August 2 – Andrew Bird
August 3 – The String Cheese Incident
August 9 – The Australian Pink Floyd Show
August 11 – Lost 80s Live
August 19 – Peter Frampton
August 21 – Rebelution
August 31 – Goo Goo Dolls with O.A.R.
September 1 – Tash Sultana
September 8 – Peter Breinholt
September 9 – Zeppelin USA
September 22 – Justin Moore
September 23 – The Lower Lights
October 13 – Midland


Delta Center

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DELTA CENTER

After a few decades going by other names, the Delta Center is back in SLC (most recently Vivint Arena). Located in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, is the state’s largest indoor venue and hosts headlining tours.

Calendar of Dates:

May 17 – Andrea Bocelli
June 3 – Duran Duran
June 4  – The Cure
June 23-24 – Tony Hawk’s Vert Alert
July 13 – Bert Kreischer’s Fully Loaded Comedy Festival
July 20 – Dude Perfect
July 28 – Paramore
August 2 – Greta Van Fleet
August 11 – NF
August 12 – Banda MS
August 14 – Lil Baby with The Kid LAROI and GloRilla
August 18 – Carin León
August 19 – Sam Smith
August 25-27 – Jurassic World Live Tour
September 20 – Arctic Monkeys
September 29-30 – Nate Bargatze
October 5 – Frozen Fury
October 13 – Christian Nodal
October 19 – SZA
November 4 – Old Dominion with Kip Moore
November 5 – John Mayer
November 9-12 – Disney on Ice presents Into the Magic
November 18 – Depeche Mode
November 22 – Aerosmith with The Black Crowes
November 24 – Ryan Hamilton


Eccles Theatre

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ECCLES THEATRE

Also downtown, the Eccles Theatre hosts a wide array of big-name entertainment, including touring Broadway productions, comedians, and musical acts.

May 19 – Johnny Mathis
May 20 – Chris D’Elia
June 9 – Colin & Brad
June 10 – John Crist
June 13 – Ringo Star
July 26-27 – Rain – A Tribute to the Beatles
July 30 – Nurse Blake
August 2 – Jinkx Monsoon
August 5 – Joe Bonamassa
August 26 – Kansas
August 29-30  Gregory Alan Isakov
September 21-23 – Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in Concert
September 29 – Lewis Black
October 6 – Encanto: The Sing-Along Film Concert
October 7 – Taylor Tomlinson
October 11 – Derek Hough
October 29 – God is a Scottish Drag Queen
November 2 – Straight No Chaser
November 8 – David Sedaris
November 17 – Paul & the Broken Bones


Maverik Center

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MAVERIK CENTER

Located in West Valley on the west of Salt Lake City, the Maverik Center brings in some of the largest nationwide tours, is easy to get to off the highway and provides plenty of parking.

June 3 – Subtronics
June 11 – The Doobie Brothers
July 7 – Bryan Adams with Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
July 19 – The Avett Brothers
July 21 – 50 Cent
July 28 – Alicia Keys
August 18 – Eslabon Armado
October 10 – Billy Strings
October 14 – Ryan Adams & The Cardinals
October 20 – Hozier


Sundance Mountain Resort Concert

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SUNDANCE SUMMER THEATRE

The outdoor amphitheater at Sundance Resort is a magical place to experience a show:

July 7 & 8 – Bluebird Cafe Concert Series
July 14 & 15  – Bluebird Cafe Concert Series
July 20-August 12 – The Sound of Music
August 18 & 19 – Bluebird Cafe Concert Series
September 1 & 2 – Bluebird Cafe Concert Series
September 23 – Stephen Kellogg Band


DeJoria Concert

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DEJORIA CENTER

Located in nearby Kamas, the DeJoria Center offers an indoor venue and year-round programming, with a free Thursday Night summer concert series sponsored by Mountain Town Music throughout June and July. Each concert starts at 6:30, and be sure to order and pick up your dinner onsite at the State Road Restaurant to enjoy during the show. 

Calendar of Dates:

May 27 – Mel Soul
June 22 – Tracy Byrd
July 14 – Lit

Mountain Town Music will also present shows at Park Silly Sunday Market, at Miner’s Park on Main Street and at Woodenshoe Park in Peoa. Please visit their site here for more information.

Access to a dynamic assortment of summer music options is one of the many reasons so many clients Choose Park CityConnect with Christine Grenney at 435-640-4238 or Brendan Trieb at 585-410-5536, or visit their website by clicking here.

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