Summer nights in Salt Lake City were practically invented for concerts. In addition to the Twilight Summer Concert Series, some of the more intimate and relaxed shows throughout the summer months are hosted by the Red Butte Garden Concerts series, set in an outdoor amphitheatre. Patrons flock the grassy knoll and sit on blankets or chairs, as the cool mountain air creates a superb atmosphere for the sounds of music to reverberate off the hills.
Red Butte has food and beverage services cater to each show, but the most exciting part about the shows is that they allow coolers to be brought in, with no limitations on food or beverage. Sip on a cool gewürztraminer while snacking on some dried fruit and brie. Or make sure to bring plenty of local beer from Wasatch, Epic, Squatters, or Uintah breweries. The sky’s the limit.
Red Butte Garden Concerts series has secured the following artists this year and many tickets are still available for sale here.
Take a gander at who’s playing this year:
June 3: Emmylou Harris
June 8: Janelle Monae
June 17: Jason Isbell and The Lone Bellow
June 20: The Robert Cray Band & Mavis Staples
June 24: Natalie Cole
June 29: Gavin DeGraw, Matt Nathanson, and Mary Lambert
June 30: Fitz and the Tantrums, Max Front, and HOLYCHILD
July 1: Sarah McLachlan
July 9: The Avett Brothers
July 10: Bob Weir & RatDog
July 21: Pat Metheny Unity Group & Bruce Hornsby w/Sonny Emory
July 22: Tedeschi Trucks Band with Rich Robinson of The Black Crowes
July 25: Lyle Lovett & His Large Band
July 27: Gary Clark Jr.
July 28: Amos Lee and Desert Noises
July 29: Santana
August 3: John Hiatt & The Combo with Taj Mahal Trio
August 5: Chris Isaak
August 6: John Butler Trio and The Stray Sisters
August 8: Ray LaMontagne
August 10: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue with Galactic
August 12: Michael McDonald & TOTO
August 14: Sheryl Crow
August 19: Portugal. The Man & Grouplove
August 21: David Gray
August 24: Brandi Carlile
August 29: Earth, Wind & Fire
September 11: Ben Harper
September 14: Conor Oberst
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