While it's not quite the music feast the past few weekends have offered, the Wasatch Front still offers multiple reasons to turn off hoops and head out this weekend.
On Thursday night, folksinger Janis Ian plays The State Room following two nights in Logan, for what must be her first SLC appearance in many a moon. Ian's had a colorful, successful past - she was the first musical guest on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" - and this concert figures to be a treat to see such an influential artist in a small setting. Tickets remain on sale for this show and are $25 in advance and cost $30 at the door. There's no opener and music is slated to start at 8 p.m.
In the "I guess they were sort of funny 10 years ago" category, Jeff Foxworthy heads for EnergySolutions Arena on Friday along with his fellow redneck-ish running mates, Larry The Cable Guy and Bill Engvall. Tickets start at $25 and remain on sale.
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Down the street from ESA on Friday, a decidedly more refined option is in store as the Utah Symphony presents Mozart's Symphony No. 40. It's the first of two performances with the second one slated for Saturday night. Both shows begin at 8 p.m. and tickets, starting at $15, remain on sale for both nights.
Another decidedly rock 'n' roll option for Friday is the CD release party for local alt-country band, Bronco. Music starts at 10 p.m.
Also this weekend, there are two good reasons to enjoy springtime at The Canyons. On Saturday, L.A.-based music legends Los Lobos will play sometime that afternoon (following a water-skimming contest?) as part of the Spring Gruvfest at The Canyons in Park City.
On Sunday afternoon, John Popper and the Duskray Troubadours play the SLC-area for the second time in a month, also as part of Gruvfest at The Canyons.
And Sunday night at The State Room, the March Fourth Marching Band will play. And over at The Urban, Japanese comic rockers, Peelander-Z will perform.