The last time Five For Fighting (August 26) played a Big Stars, Bright Nights show, singer-songwriter-one-man-band, John Ondrasik found the crowd’s party vibe so intoxicating that he switched up his set, on-the-spot, to include a mix of classic get-up-and-dance songs with his own music. This year, he’s back with a string ensemble. His songs—including hits like “Superman,” “100 Years,” and “God Made You,” are alternately infectious and thoughtful. Buy To This EventCATEGORY: Live Music
KUER and United Way of Salt Lake have partnered for a three-part speaker series, featuring NPR national reporters and local community members to examine and understand the complex issues that divide us as a country and as a community--racism, bigotry, poverty, and more. These deep-dive community conversations are dedicated to creating better understanding and identifying the many ways each of us, as individuals and from whatever roles we hold in our professional and personal lives, can stand up every day for the values of respect, equality, dignity, and inclusion.CATEGORY: Community Events
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
Information online: www.culturalcelebration.orgCATEGORY: Art & Museum Exhibits
Josh Turner (September 3) brings his signature deep-bass voice, to close out the season in county style. Turner—the youngest artist to be inducted into the Grand Old Opry—is the singer and songwriter Rolling Stone calls “a country purist.” His just-released sixth studio album, “Deep South,” debuted at number one on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. The two-time Grammy nominee will showcase hits like “Why Don’t We Just Dance,” “All Over Me,” and “Hometown Girl,” for an unforgettable showman’s show. Buy To This EventCATEGORY: Live Music
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.CATEGORY: Live Music
In 2014 Carbon Leaf Faithfully Re-Recorded Their Biggest Album, Indian Summer, In Order To Regain Control Of The Songs They Owned, But That Were Contained On A Master Recording That Their Formal Record Label, Vanguard Records, Held Rights To. For 2015, The Band Is Repeating This Successful Formula By Re-Recording Their 2006 Sophomore Effort, Love Loss Hope Repeat. Only This Time, Carbon Leaf Is Not Remaining Faithful To The Original.CATEGORY: Live Music
Bountiful Davis Art Center will host a Silent Film Music Festival Saturday, September 16, 2017 beginning at 10:00 am – 8:00 pm. Performers will accompany the films by switching between the two Steinway Grand pianos with a new movie every 45 minutes throughout the day. Students of 16 area piano teachers will perform the score music. Seven different movies will be shown featuring Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin. Creator and Coordinator Heather K. Smith said, “I envision that this festival will appeal to families as the films are all age-appropriate, funny, and relatively short. Not only will this festival offer a performance opportunity for students but will also be a way to historically preserve silent films.” In keeping with watching film traditions, food and drink will be sold. Tickets are purchased at the door: $5 per ticket for each show or $20 for day pass. Concession available for purchase. All proceeds will help offset the operational expenses to make it possible for music teachers to continue to rent the BDAC space at an affordable rate. All proceeds go to BDAC. More info http://www.bdac.org/CATEGORY: Film
No matter the form, when it comes to art, there are a number of different tacks to take. Some artists continually push their work across new horizons. Neil Young, Leonardo Da Vinci, and Joni Mitchell come to mind, in that regard. Others — Claude Monet, Jason Isbell, and Bonnie Raitt, among them — stand a bit more still in order to continually refine the capturing of their vision. Singer/songwriter Peter Bradley Adams falls into the latter category of perfectionists chasing their own perfection. With A Face Like Mine, he may well have caught it.CATEGORY: Live Music
Join us for the 2nd annual The Marmalade Jam Fest! This year is certain to be bigger and better than last. We'll have more music, more preserves, more crafts and most of all, MORE FUN!CATEGORY: Fairs and Festivals