Rio Grande Concerts: Night Marcher

The Rio Grande revival has begun! The Gateway presents: The Rio Grande Concert Series! Every Thursday, starting in May, we’ll be shutting down Rio Grande Street and filling up Olympic Plaza with live music, food trucks, drinks, and more. National Band The Helio Sequence (out of Oregon) will be kicking off the series on Thursday, May 10. We will also feature some of Utah's best touring bands and artists throughout the four weeks. Admission is FREE and open to the public. Craft beer available for purchase. So grab some friends, a blanket, and join us for 70 degree-weather, street fare, and outdoor sounds.

Doors at 6pm, Opener at 7pm, Headliner 8:15-9:30pm
Thurs, May 31: Night Marcher with opener Madge

"Topaz: Our Stories" with Kimi Kodani Hill and Friends

Join Kimi Kodani Hill, granddaughter of Chiura Obata, and other descendants of Japanese American internees, as they share their families’ experiences at the Topaz War Relocation Center near Delta, Utah. During World War II the U.S. government forcibly relocated thousands of Japanese Americans to detention camps, including Topaz, culminating decades of government discrimination against Asian immigrants.

Wee Beasties with Space4Lease, Totem City, Cera

Monty Python's Spamalot

This musical comedy lovingly ripped off from the 1975 film "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" follows the legendary tale of King Arthur and his knights of the round table on their quest for the Holy Grail. Rude Frenchmen, cancan dancers, the Lady of the Lake and her Laker Girls, killer rabbits, catapulting cows and the somewhat odd knights who say "ni" are just some of the adventures and dangers awaiting King Arthur and his knights of the very, very, very round table.

The Full Monty

The Full Monty hits the Egyptian Theatre stage May 24th - June 3rd. Based on the cult hit movie, six men set out to make some quick cash showing off their "real man" bodies by becoming a team of male strippers. The Full Monty is a story full of heart. With a raucous mix of razor-sharp humor and toe-tapping pizzazz, this heartwarming, upbeat comedy is a great night out out! A fun event for a bachelor or bachelorette party! Start your night off here and when your group purchases 6 or more tickets, the bride or groom is free! Presented by the Ziegfeld Theatre - Reduced pricing Thursdays! Recommended for ages 16 and up. Contains mature subject matter, male butts, and language. 8pm Shows, 6pm Sundays. TICKETS: Thurs: $23 / $29 / $35 Fri - Sun: $29 / $35 / $45 $5 more at the door. All Sales are Final. No Refunds. Call the box office for exchange policy. Reserve tickets at or 435-649-9371

Genderbending Crossdressing Pride Kick-Off Party

Join us in this Pride Kick-off genderbending party to unite in solidarity with our transgender and non-binary peers to bring about transgender visibility and awareness thru music and poetry. All genders are welcome and encouraged to sport them sexy selves in a genderbent crossdressing transition of greatness.

Cody Johnson

Johnson does that from the start in Gotta Be Me, a follow-up project that’s loaded with solid country instrumentation and winsome melodies. In the first minute alone, he paints himself as a cowboy, raised on outlaw country, who drinks too much, fights too much and won’t apologize for having an opinion. By the time the 14-track journey is over, he’s shared his rodeo history in “The Only One I Know (Cowboy Life),” demonstrated his woman’s influence in “With You I Am” and paid homage to his gospel heritage in “I Can’t Even Walk.”

Monthly Acoustic Showcase (4 open-mic standouts)

Alicia Stockman

Volunteer at the Utah Arts Festival

The Utah Arts Festival depends on more than 1,000 volunteers every year to ensure every visitor’s experience is as comprehensive and fulfilling as possible. Specific volunteer opportunities this year include set-up crew, workshop assistants in the Arts and Technology venue, beverage servers, Fear No Film attendants, face painting and tear-down crew. Age restrictions may apply for certain positions. Every venue at the Festival benefits from having volunteers on hand.

To volunteer at the 2018 Utah Arts Festival, held June 21-24 at Library Square, visit to learn about all of the opportunities, to help build and run this event that celebrates artistic expression, and to sign up for a shift today.