John Nelson

John Nelson covers the local music scene for Salt Lake magazine. He is a 20-year veteran of Uncle Sam’s Flying Circus with a lifelong addiction to American roots music, live music venues, craft beer and baseball.
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Preview: Daniel Young and The Hollering Pines Record Release Show

It takes a community to create great art. Musicians, producers and technicians put in thousands of hours into mastering the instrument(s), artistry, and skills to write and record original pieces of music....

Preview: Red Butte Garden Outdoor Concert Series 2024

Looking for some indie-rock, country, folk, pop, bluegrass, Latin beats, reggae, New Orleans jazz, old-school rock, new-school rock, sounds of the 60s, sounds of today? It’s all featured at The Red Butte...

Here’s Your 2024 SLC Twilight Concert Series Lineup

Get ready for a summer of great music! The Salt Lake City Arts Council in partnership with S&S Presents today announced the lineup for the 37th Annual Twilight Concert Series at The...

Preview: Katie Pruitt Mantras Tour w/ Jack Van Cleaf

Katie Pruitt often sings about being an outsider in her own community. I’m sure she’ll find plenty of kindred spirits in Salt Lake City, a place where many of us come to...

Review: The State Room’s 15th Anniversary Party with Low Cut Connie and Fantastic Cat 

As Low Cut Connie’s frontman Adam Weiner put it, “you make Monday feel like Saturday.” Indeed it did. The State Room hosted two dynamic bands to help celebrate the venue's 15th Anniversary...

Spring Music Festivals Coming to Utah in 2024

With spring officially here, it’s time to bust out those low back chairs and start planning your festival season. Salt Lake City music fans have some great outdoor music opportunities coming up....

Celebrate The State Room’s 15th Anniversary with Low Cut Connie and Fantastic Cat 

Don’t be a fool and miss Low Cut Connie’s high-octane rock ‘n’ roll show on Monday, April 1st. The State Room will be celebrating its 15th Anniversary (can you believe it?) To...

Review: KRCL Presents Margo Cilker

Whenever KRCL and The State Room join forces, the end result is usually an unforgettable Salt Lake City concert. We had such a memorable evening on Friday, March 8, 2024 when Margo...

John Nelson

John Nelson covers the local music scene for Salt Lake magazine. He is a 20-year veteran of Uncle Sam’s Flying Circus with a lifelong addiction to American roots music, live music venues, craft beer and baseball.