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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Review: Howard Jones at Red Butte Garden With Midge Ure

On June 28 two British stars of the 1980s rolled into town to help us forget our troubles for a few hours. The Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre stage looked a bit unusual, at...

Mary Chapin Carpenter Comes to Red Butte Garden With John Craigie

On July 6, 2022 iconic folk and country artist Mary Chapin Carpenter hits the Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre stage with special guest John Craigie. Carpenter is a five-time Grammy Award winner who...

Howard Jones Brings The Dialogue Tour to Red Butte Garden

You won’t need a time-traveling DeLorean to find your way back to the 1980s when synth-pop pioneer Howard Jones takes the Red Butte Garden stage on June 28, 2022. The show promises...

Review: She & Him at Red Butte Garden

She & Him's jazzy rework of music from Brian Wilson’s vast catalog took center stage at Red Butte Garden along with opener JEMS.

She & Him Pay Homage to Brian Wilson at Red Butte Garden

Get ready for the jazzy sounds of summer. She & Him bring their limited-run Melt Away Tour–A Tribute to Brian Wilson to Red Butte Garden on June 14, 2022. She & Him...

Review: KALEO Opens Red Butte Garden Outdoor Concert Season

The Icelandic rock band KALEO (spelled with all caps) kicked off the Red Butte Garden Outdoor Concert Season on May 18, 2022 with Nashville-based rocker Bones Owens opening the festivities. Bones Owens provided...

KALEO to Open Red Butte Garden Season

Red Butte Garden’s 2022 Outdoor Concert Series lineup is set and the Easter egg hunt for tickets is on. Scoring Red Butte concert tickets aren’t for the indecisive or faint of heart,...

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.