Cure your end of summer blues with a dose of summer music at these upcoming events that are open to the public.
Have you noticed that it’s been a bit cooler the last week or so? Mother Nature seems to be dropping a hint that summer’s about over. If you’re not ready for the end of summer, we’re with you. At Utah Live Bands we love the summer because it gives so many of our musicians and entertainers the opportunity to perform at summer music events. The summer of 2016 saw many of our bands playing in outdoor concert series, city celebrations, and holiday happenings.
But summer’s not quite over and it’s not too late to check out some of our bands. Why not enjoy the last days of summer by taking in some live music at these open-to-the-public events?
You have to love running or really love great music to turn out for this concert. On September 10th the band, Jersey Street, will be bringing the party to the end of a really long race with their high energy versatile line up. They’ll play some Rock, Country, Pop, Jazz and Easy Listening to add the festive to the Finish Line Festivities. For more information about participating in the race, visit the REVEL Big Cottonwood web page.
The Gallivan Center in downtown Salt Lake plays host to a variety of prominent Utah musical artists in their Excellence in the Community Concert Series. Our up and coming Count Basie tribute band, Corner Pocket, will take the stage for an end-of-summer engagement. It’s sure to be a blast and a swinging night under the stars. The fun begins at 7:30 but get there early to grab a patch of green at this outdoor venue.
If you live in southern Utah or want to welcome in the fall with a road trip, head to Cedar City where the annual Forever Red event is a free, open-to-the community party. Join SUU alumni, students, and community members as they celebrate with food, fireworks, and live music. The award-winning party band the Groove Merchants will be providing the live music this year and it’s sure to be a great time. The event starts at 8 pm.
What do you do at a ski resort in the summer? All kinds of fun stuff, including some astronomy. If star-gazing is totally your thing, then take a trip up to the Needles Lodge for some fabulous dark sky viewing made possible by the Lodge’s 9000 feet altitude. Telescopes from the Ogden Astronomical Society will be available to aid in taking in the “Black Moon” and other star and galaxy viewing. Our fabulous Star Wars themed Cantina Band will be on hand to provide some out-of-this-world mood music. There’s even a costume contest so be sure to turn out in your best “Martian” look. The event runs from 6:45 to 10:15. There is a charge for the gondola ride up to the Lodge. Check out the web site for more details.