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Free Summer Concerts

Salt Lake City, Davis County,The Canyons and Deer Valley host free concerts all summer long. Enjoy the summer air and fantastic musicians while keeping your wallet light.

Saturday Summer Concert Series

The Canyons

Escape the Salt Lake heat and smog with a beautiful getaway to The Canyons. Each Saturday night from July 17 to Sep. 3, enjoy live music and browse the shops, bars and restaurants. The concerts run from 6-8:30 p.m.

July 16
Great American Taxi

July 23
Anders Osborne

July 30
Alejandro Escovedo

Aug. 6
The Infamous Stringdusters

Aug. 13
Smooth Money Gesture

Aug. 20
MarchFourth Marching Band

Aug. 27

Sep. 3
Jackie Greene


Twilight Concert Series

Each year the free concert series presented by the Salt Lake City Arts Council attracts thousands of people to Pioneer Park in Salt Lake City. The concerts are held Thursdays from July 14 to Aug. 25 – gates open at 5 p.m. and concerts begin at 7 p.m. There is no seating, but there are food and beverage carts where refreshments can be purchased. Beer and wine can be purchased in select portions of the park. Pioneer park is located at 400 West and 400 South. There is a Trax stop at 150 South and 400 West.

July 14
Explosions in the Sky/No Age

July 21
The Decemberists/Typhoon

July 28
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

Aug. 4
Thurston Moore/Kurt Vile

Aug. 11
Bright Eyes

Aug. 18
Ghostland Observatory

Aug. 25
Lupe Fiasco


Mountain Music Concert Series

Deer Valley

Deep in the cool Wasatch Mountains, Deer Valley hosts a summer concert series on Wednesdays from June 22 to Aug. 31 from 6-8 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring picnics, and many guests bring wine and beer. Deer Valley’s food and beverage concession stand will also be open during the concerts.

June 22
Holy Water Buffalo

June 29
Shaun Barrows

July 2 (From 1:30- 3 p.m.)
Kat MacLeod

July 6
Sin City Soul

July 20
Joy & Eric

Aug. 3
The PATWA Reggae Band

Aug. 10
Sideshow Ramblers

Aug. 24
The Soul Sensations

Aug. 31
An Evening with LMNOP


Davis County Sunday Night Concert Series

Sunday nights at the Ed Kenley Centennial Amphitheater in Layton Park will offer a number of summer concerts. The concerts start at 7 p.m. and the amphitheater has chairs and grass seating. Outside food is welcome, however, alcohol is prohibited.

June 26
An Evening on the Grand (A spotlight of local pianists)

July 3
Voices of Freedom (A collection of local choirs)

July 10
Time River

July 17
Davis County Symphony

July 24
Saddle Strings

July 31
Happily Ever After

Aug. 7
Pizzicato Strings & Cutler Family Fiddlers

Aug. 14
Marshall McDonald & Steven Sharp Nelson

Aug. 21
Ophir Creek

Aug. 28
Ogden Concert Band

Cool Air Concert Series

Pack a cooler and make the drive up to Snowbird for a free concert every Sunday afternoon on the Plaza Deck. Cool air, beautiful vistas and local musicians make this concert series worth the short drive up the canyon.

July 2
Girls Guns and Glory

July 9
Natural Roots

July 16
Mountain Music Festival

July 23

July 30
Whiskey Fish

Aug. 6
Marshall Crenshaw

Aug. 13
The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band

WorldStage! Outdoor Concert Series

The outdoor concert series provides a cultural experience for young and old alike. The concerts are held Monday nights at 8 p.m. at the Utah Culture Celebration Center, 1355 W. 3100 S. in West Valley City. For more information, go to CulturalCelebration.org.

July 11
Utah Symphony

July 18
Mama’s Temple Choir

Aug. 1
Nat’l Night Out with Hired Guns

Aug. 8
World Travelers

Aug. 15
Red Rock Rondo

Aug. 22
Islands in the Desert

Aug. 29
Partners Program Showcase

Music on the Plaza at the Gateway

To gear up for your weekend, find all the premier shopping locations at the Gateway located at 18 N. Rio Grande Street in Salt Lake. The shopping center spans blocks and offers some of the best clothing, sporting goods and dining options. Every Thursday from 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the center plaza, the Gateway is offering a free summer concert series, so stop by and pick up a new outfit, listen to live and local music and enjoy the summer air.

June 23

Steve Lindeman Quintet

June 30

Jerry Floor Quintet

July 7

Nicole Madison Quintet

July 14

Good Grass

July 21

The Dan Walker Band

July 28

Buyin’ Time

Seth Bracken

Seth Bracken is the editor of QSaltLake

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