Parsonsfield, Laney Jones and the Spirits and Jeffrey Foucault

Known as innovators who take inspiration from the string bands of Appalachia, Parsonsfield blends tight, multi-part harmonies with a natural exuberance and energy. Chris Freeman (vocals, banjo) Max Shakun (vocals, pump organ, guitar), Harrison Whale Goodale (bass), Erik Hirschmann (drums), have been hailed by Folk Alley for a sound that “kick(s) out the windows of what most people think of folk and bluegrass.” Named one of Rolling Stone’s 10 Country Artists You Need to Know, Laney Jones and the Spirits has evolved, in a few short years, from pure roots to a rock-n-roll sound that blends indie, folk, pop and soul. Jones got her start in coffeehouses, attended Berklee College of Music, and was recognized by the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. Her music has been licensed by Pixar, Dreamworks and ABC. Jones is known for her philosophical lyrics, that mix Millennial viewpoints with a retro sound. NPR calls Jeffrey Foucault a “pure songwriter… his songs are simple and powerful.” Others call his sound, “hypnotic.” Foucault, who first began playing music at age 17, has been compared to Bob Dylan, John Prine and Greg Brown. He’s an artist’s artist—people like Don Henley often cover his songs in live sets, and he has a devoted following that continues to grow. In fact, he was named one of the Top Ten Roots Artists to Watch in 2017, by No Depression, the Journal of Roots Music.

Nathan Spenser Revue at Singing with the Birds

The Second Sunday Music Series at Tracy Aviary is back for another summer–Singing with the Birds! Bring a chair and picnic and enjoy live music at the Aviary.

Marvel at the sight of birds in flight and the sound of local music. Arrive early and enjoy educational Bird Shows, music begins at 2pm. As Always, Tracy Aviary members get in free- KRCL members get in free with their membership card, concerts are free with admission.

Up coming music schedule:

September 10th - Doug Wintch and Anke Summerhill

Artie Hemphill & the Iron Horse Band

Every summer since 2005 the Utah Cultural Celebration Center has presented the WorldStage! Summer Concert Series – an outdoor musical and cultural experience for the whole family, all summer long. The 2017 series presents a vibrant and exciting cross section of entertainment, featuring classical, jazz, rock, international folk, and country music! Everyone is invited to this free concert series.

August 14: Artie Hemphill & the Iron Horse Band

Artie Hemphill and the Iron Horse Band whips up a musical treat that satisfies even the most intense craving for great country music. Artie and the band's on-stage energy and mind-blowing musicianship is always a surefire crowd pleaser. 

American Acoustic

American Acoustic: Punch Brothers, I’m With Her, and Julian Lage (August 15) brings two Nickel Creek alumni—Chris Thile and Sarah Watkins—and a host of other talented musicians, together, for an unparalleled jazz-and-bluegrass-infused jam session. Punch Brothers, fronted by Prairie Home Companion host Thile, with Paul Kowert (bass), Noam Pikelny (banjo), Chris Eldridge (guitar), and Gabe Witcher (violin) and I’m With Her— Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, and Aoife O’Donovan. The two bands are joined by in-demand composer and jazz guitarist Julian Lage. Thile cooked up the tour after he curated a weekend-long festival on the Kennedy Center stage in Washington, DC. “We started discussing how to make this tour happen as we were walking offstage,” he said. “On one hand, there was that delightful sense of discovery and almost childish wonder that you hope for when working with musicians you admire in a new context, but on the other, the kind of artistic compatibility and ease of communication you usually only experience in longstanding collaborations. Buy To This Event


Mew frontman Jonas Bjerre has worked on the projections for the band’s live shows since their early days. Usually, the Danish trio finish an album and Bjerre gets to work on the visuals. For their seventh record, though, the singer decided to turn things upside down, picturing visuals in his mind first and seeing how they could inform the music. The resultant record feels like a culmination for one of rock’s most ambitious and inventive groups: Visuals is where Bjerre and his bandmates, bassist Johan Wohlert and drummer Silas Utke Graae Jørgensen, join the dots of a career that has spanned over two decades. 

Guest Author Josh Hanagarne

Join us Thursday night, August 17th as we welcome author Josh Hanagarne to The Printed Garden to discuss his memoir, The World's Strongest Librarian with an area book club. Although Josh will be visiting our store to discuss his life and work with one of our book clubs, this event is open to the public. “Josh Hanagarne has an astonishing story to tell, and he does so with insight, humor, grace, and wonder. All human beings suffer and struggle. Through the lens of his own miraculous experiences, Mr. Hanagarne illuminates the path to joy and the infinite possibilities of transcendence.” – Melanie Rae Thon, author of Sweet Hearts Other book clubs wishing to attend may do so simply by sending an R.S.V.P. to the store (with your estimated headcount) by way of the Contact tab on the header of our website. We hope you'll join us for what is sure to be a terrific discussion!

Face of Utah Sculpture XIII

Every year the Face of Utah Sculpture provides Utah artists a forum to present Utah culture through sculptural form.  The origins of this dynamic exhibit, envisioned twelve years ago by glass artist Dan Cummings, features both well-known and emerging Utah sculptors, showcasing both traditional and contemporary sculpture in a variety of techniques, styles, and mediums.  The result is an exciting and eclectic mix of excellence in artistry in countless forms! 

The exhibit runs July 13th through August 30th; Mon – Thurs 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. or by arrangement; Free Admission

The Opening Reception and Awards will be on July 16th from 6 to 8pm

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Smashmouth, Cracker & The Romantics

Smash Mouth (August 18) has a just-released a new album, “Magic,” billed as a “no-holds-barred party from start to finish.” Expect hits, like “All Star,” to get you dancing, and new catchy tunes that keep you on your feet. This show also features soulful alt-rock band, Cracker and new-wave power-pop artists, The Romantics (“What I Like About You,” “Talking in Your Sleep”). Buy To This Event

Josh Ritter Solo, Works in Progress Tour

JOSH RITTER: Works in Progress solo show - "I've been writing a lot of songs lately -- they come in waves, and I seem to be riding one right now. I'm playing some special solo shows this summer to try them out. These shows will be mostly new songs, and a lot of me figuring stuff out along the way. It'll be fun and weird and cool. So, if you wanna see some works in progress, come on down. Help me figure out just how sturdy these songs are.

The Alarm

The Alarm was born in the UK in 1977 and by the time of 1981's debut single 'Unsafe Building', featured a daring mix of amped-up acoustic guitars, harmonica and passionate vocals that invited the enduring description “Bob Dylan meets The Clash”.