Red Butte Summer Concert Season

It’s here!! Red Butte Garden, the crown jewel of outdoor summer concert venues in Utah, has announced their 2015 lineup. A lot of familiar faces and a few newcomers are in this year’s lineup including Brian Wilson, Steve Miller, John Fogery, Lyle Lovett, Ben Harper, Wilco, Mark Knoplfer and Trampled By Turtles. Interestingly, and quite inconveniently, Alabama Shakes will headline on Aug. 4 – the same night Grace … Continue reading»

Bob Seger makes triumphant return to SLC

SALT LAKE CITY — Ok, so my day job has kept me busy and I’m behind on writing music news. But since I waited 35 years for Bob Seger to return to Utah, he can wait 2 weeks for a concert review. Seger and his Silver Bullet Band returned to Salt Lake City’s Energy Solutions Arena on March 13. It was his first performance in Utah since March … Continue reading»

Van Halen scheduled to play Utah (again)

Willl the third time be the charm for Van Halen in Utah?? The iconic band is once again scheduled to play here. This time at the USANA Amphitheatre on July 18. However, since reuniting with David Lee Roth in 2007, Van Halen has twice been penciled in to play Salt Lake, and each time the band cancelled the show. The Sammy Hagar fronted version of Van Halen last … Continue reading»

Kelly, Zac and…Shania?!

More big concert announcements this week in Utah. At least one of them I didn’t see coming. Going in order of appearance here: The USANA Amphitheatre keeps adding artists as they aim to have their best summer ever. The Zac Brown Band will make what I think is their first ever appearance at USANA on July 9. ZBB’s Jekyll + Hyde Tour is in support of their latest … Continue reading»

Def Leppard, Styx and Tesla at USANA

  They typically draw some of the biggest crowds to the USANA Amphitheatre each summer. So this year, Def Leppard and Styx are teaming up to hit USANA at the same time on Sept. 28. And they’re throwing in Tesla for good measure. The iconic rockers from Sheffield are expected to release a new album in 2015, and are hitting the road for a massive summer tour in … Continue reading»

Red Butte 2015

The unseasonably warm weather has made it feel like summer in Utah this February, which makes me even more excited for the 2015 summer concert season. And lo and behold, what should be announced today but a preview of the 2015 Red Butte Summer Concert Season!!!! Hello Ryan Adams! Tickets on sale Feb. 23.  

There are shy and reserved rock stars who don’t like always like being around people. And then there’s Johnny Hickman. The veteran guitar hero is a people person. He enjoys being around people. He enjoys talking to people. He has people he calls friends all over the world. He can talk to friends or strangers as if he’s known them all his life. And when he’s performing with … Continue reading»

United Concerts getting busy in 2015

SALT LAKE CITY — United Concerts has already had a busy week announcing several concerts and putting others on sale. Jason Mraz is bringing his “YES!” world tour to Abravanel Hall on March 13. Tickets go on sale Feb. 6. United Concerts has also announced their annual Country Megaticket package for the USANA Amphitheatre. This year’s package is big, and includes a lot of familiar faces. Darius Rucker … Continue reading»

ASCAP Music Cafe Sundance

PARK CITY — The 17th ASCAP Music Cafe has been in full swing at the Sundance Film Festival. Here’s a look back at the first couple of days which included Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver) and the Wildabouts, The Relationship featuring Brian Bell (Weezer) and Jamestown Revival. All photos by Erik Philbrook. For a complete schedule visit: http://www.ascap.com/sundance

Brian Bell brings The Relationship to Sundance

PARK CITY — The 2015 ASCAP Music Cafe at the Sundance Film Festival gets underway Friday afternoon. One of the headlining acts will be The Relationship, fronted by Brian Bell of Weezer. “I’ve never been to Sundance. It’s great that I’m finally getting to go as a performer instead of a person who is just going for parties, or whatever. I really had no business to ever to … Continue reading»