The Sounds of Summer Music are Officially Returning to the Mountains!

Nothing beats sitting under the star-filled sky in the cool mountain air with family and friends, listening to live music courtesy of some of the biggest names in the business. This summer, local promoters have worked tireless to bring the best and the brightest back to the Beehive State.  To help you map out your summer listening tour, I’ve put together a list of concerts scheduled both indoors and outside throughout the Wasatch Back, and at the larger venues in Salt Lake, so get our your calendar and fill in the gaps left by last year’s eventless summer!

Deer Valley® Music Festival, the long-running series from the venerable Utah Symphony | Utah Opera (USUO), is the cornerstone of summer concerts at Deer Valley’s Snow Park Lodge, and this year’s lineup is sure to impress.

To comply with possible COVID-19 issues, USUO has posted the following disclaimer:

Please note: all programs are subject to change given the ongoing uncertainty around the COVID-19 health crisis. Though USUO is planning for a revised season of performances and hopes to proceed without interruption, the organization is prepared to respond to recommendations from the state of Utah, health officials, and Summit County. Should USUO need to cancel or change elements of the season, ticket holders would be notified about options for ticket donations or exchanges into alternate programs. USUO continues to prioritize the health and well-being of its audience, musicians, staff, guest artists, and the entire community.

Photo Credit Deer Valley Music Festival

Tickets are either lawn or reserved, with low-slung (9” or lower) chairs allowed within the lawn seating area, and concert-goers provided the option to bring in their own food and drink. This series also offers discounted tickets for youth ages 4-18. And, while individual tickets are available for each show, you can also build your own package with the Design-A-Series and receive up to 20% off.

VIP packages that include special parking and admission to the Intermission Reception start at $1,000 (tickets not included), and since the USUO is a nonprofit, a portion of your purchase supports the arts and is tax-deductible.

Make it a carefree night by taking free public transit from Park City Mountain, where there is plenty of free parking and a convenient transit stop. The Red and Lime busses will take you directly to the concert venue.

Calendar of Dates:
July 2:
Utah Symphony’s Patriot Pops featuring Capathia Jenkins
July 9:
Kool & The Gang with the Utah Symphony
July 10:
Kristin Chenoweth with the Utah Symphony
July 16:
Super Diamond with the Utah Symphony
July 17:
The Temptations with the Utah Symphony
July 23:
The Magical Music of Harry Potter
July 24:
Take Me Home: The Music of John Denver starring Jim Curry with the Utah Symphony
July  30:
Little River Band with the Utah Symphony
July 31:
1812 Overture with Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2
August 7:
The Beach Boys with the Utah Symphony

The resort’s other concert series, presented by the folks who run The State Room in SLC and aptly named the Deer Valley Concert Series, has also announced its shows at the Snow Park Amphitheatre, and are as follows …

Calendar of Dates:
August 14
Indigo Girls
August 20
Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats (SOLD OUT)
September 3
Dark Star Orchestra (Night 1)
September 4
Dark Star Orchestra (Night 2)
September 5
Sheryl Crow

COVID has placed Park City’s historic Egyptian Theatre on hiatus, and though they’re going forward with summertime Youtheatre offerings and the beloved Park City Follies, they haven’t announced a line-up for Summer 2021, as yet. I would encourage all Egyptian fans to consider supporting the theatre and help to get them back open by joining The Pharaoh Club or making a donation by clicking here.

Park City Institute is once again hosting its summertime Big Stars Bright Nights series, which will be held indoors at the Eccles Center, and includes seven shows, including the swingin’ style of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and concluding with county music legend Marty Stewart on Aug. 21. Click on any show below to purchase tickets for that performance.

Calendar of Dates:
Complexions Contemporary Ballet, “Bach to Bowie” (rescheduled performance)
July 10:           
July 17:           
Jocelyn and Chris Arndt
July 24:           
Justin Moore
July 30:           
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
August 10:
The Robert Cray Band
August 14:      
An Evening with Stephanie Land
August 21:      
Marty Stuart

Concerts at Salt Lake’s beloved summer music venue, Red Butte Garden, are blessedly returning after being placed on-hold pending Salt Lake City’s COVID status. While some shows are sold-out (as noted below), you can enter your email at the link provided and they’ll let you know if tickets become available (consider purchasing a Garden membership now so that you’re all set when the 2022 shows go on sale)!

Calendar of Dates:
July 30
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit (SOLD OUT)
August 1
Drive-By Truckers
August 4
Mat Kearney (SOLD OUT)
August 5
Travis Tritt
August 8
Wilco/Sleater-Kinney (SOLD OUT)
August 10
38 Special
August 13
Ballet West in the Garden
August 15
Dee Dee Bridgewater and The Memphis Soulphony, Meshell Ndegeocello
August 16
Galactic featuring Anjelika “Jelly” Joseph
August 17
Not Our First Goat Rodeo featuring Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile
August 19
August 22
Blind Boys of Alabama/North Mississippi Allstars
August 23
August 25
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Gov’t Mule (SOLD OUT)
August 26
Counting Crows (SOLD OUT)
August 29
Neko Case with AC Newman
September 2
Squeeze with Special Guest Colin Hay
September 5
Rodrigo y Gabriela with Special Guest David Keenan
September 8
September 12
Kenny Loggins (SOLD OUT)
September 14
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real (SOLD OUT)
September 16
Michael Franti & Spearhead (SOLD OUT)
September 22
Billy Strings (SOLD OUT)
September 23
Khruangbin (SOLD OUT)
September 29
JJ Grey & Mofro with Very Special Guest Larkin Poe
September 30
Emmylou Harris (SOLD OUT)

Photo Credit: USANA Amphitheatre

USANA Amphitheatre, located on the western edge of Salt Lake County, is one of the state’s largest concert venues and has announced its full line-up of performances, all of which are shows rescheduled from summer of 2020. The venue is notorious for providing a rocking good time, and offers both reserved and lawn seating. Tickets for all shows can be purchased by clicking here.

Calendar of Dates:
June 11:                     
AJR – The OK Orchestra Tour
June 15:                     
Chicago – The Band & Rick Springfield
June 23:                     
Chris Stapleton’s All-American Roadshow w/Cheryl Crow & The Dirty Knobs w/Mike Campbell
June 29:                     
Santana / Earth, Wind & Fire: Miraculous Supernatural 2021 Tour
July 10:                       
Lindsey Stirling – Artemis Tour North America 2021
August 12:                  
Maroon 5 & Meghan Trainor
August 13:
Dierks Benley: Beers on Me Tour
September 3:
The Jonas Brothers: Remember This Tour
September 7:             
3 Doors Down
September 9:
Korn & Stand
September 22:            
KISS: End of the Road World Tour
September 23:                 
Alanis Morissette w/special guest Garbage & also appearing Liz Phair
September 24:
Lady A
September 29:           
The Doobie Brothers & Michael McDonald
October 2:
October 5:

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:
June 3:                        
Justin Bieber
June 26:                     
JoJo Siwa
August 7:                    
Alan Jackson
September 17:           
Celine Dion
September 24:           
Luke Combs, Ashley McBryde & Ray Fulcher
October 1:                  
Michael Bublé
October 9:                  
Kane Brown
October 23:                
Dan + Shay
October 30:                
Andrea Bocelli

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

Calendar of Dates:
July 24:                       
Joe Bonamassa
September 24:           
Bill Maher

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. Their current lineup is included below, and includes a few shows that were rescheduled from last summer.

Calendar of Dates:    
July 13:                       
Trampled by Turtles & Caamp
July 23:
Orville Peck
July 30:                       
August 3
King Crimson with Special Guest: The California Guitar Trio
August 4
Shakey Graves Was Here
August 7
Melissa Etheridge
August 20
The Magic of Queen
September 10
Charley Jenkins – Simply Charlie
September 11
NEEDTOBREATH: Into the Mystery Tour with Switchfoot
September 24
David Archuleta
September 27
Modest Mouse

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:
June 24:         
The Wyld
July 1:             
Cactus Cola
July 7:             
Big Blue Ox
July 15:           
The Hardy Brothers
July 22:           
Starvin’ Heart
July 29:           

Mountain Town Music will also present free shows at Canyons Village, Deer Valley’s Snow Park Amphiteatre, Park Silly Sunday Market, Miner’s Park on Main Street and Woodenshoe Park in Peoa. Shows at Canyons Village and DVR are included below, but please visit their site here for more information on additional venues and for the full summer calendar.

Calendar of Dates
Grand Valley Bank Community Concert Series at Deer Valley’s Snow Park Amphitheatre (shows are free, but an RSVP is required by clicking through on each link below):

July 14:
Jake & the Heist
July 28
The Powell Brothers
August 11
Junior & Transportation
August 25
Will Baxter Band

Canyons Village:
July 8:
Garrett Lebeau
July 10:
Ryan Montbeau
July 15
Wyatt Pike
July 17
Freddy & Francine
July 29
Kris Lager Band
July 31
August 5
Hot Buttered Rum
August 7
Erica Falls
August 12
Taylor Scott Band
August 14
August 19
Lost Coast
August 21
Freddy Jones Band
August 26
Danielle Ponder
August 28
Jeff Crosby

The wide array of musical offerings is one of the many reasons so many Choose Park City. You can, too, by calling Christine Grenney at 435-640-4238, or visiting her website by clicking here.

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