LAURYN HILL, PIONEER PARK, Thursday, July 10, 7 p.m., $5
One of Salt Lake City’s signature summer events kicks off this week as the Twilight Concert Series returns to Pioneer Park Thursday night. And this year, the series opens with one of the most enigmatic artists of American popular music in Lauryn Hill. Hill started her career as a member of The Fugees. And in 1998, she released a solo album that turned her into a global superstar, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, that mixed up classic soul sounds with hip-hop beats and ended up selling more than 8 million copies. At the 1999 Grammy awards, Hill won five trophies, including “Album of the Year” and “Best New Artist.” One could easily make the case that “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” is one of the best albums made in the past 25 years. She’s only released one set of new music since 1998, a poorly received “Unplugged” collection back in 2001. But in recent years, Hill has started playing festivals and special events, including a show at the Sundance Film Festival. Fans still flock to hear Hill’s hits from the late ‘90s, and you might want to do that, too. Thundercat opens the show.