6 Late-summer Family-friendly Concerts

The last few free movies in the park are screening, Lagoon is only open on weekends and the ice cream man doesn’t come around as often. Despite the way things look, summer’s not actually over until Sept. 23, and summer concert series and tours are still going strong. From top-40 to classic rock to classical, here are six family-friendly concerts to end your summer. Mick Jones guitar solos included.

Sandy Amphitheatre
1245 E. 9400 South, Sandy
Aug. 30, 2019
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KIDZ BOP You may remember KIDZ BOP (yes, in all caps) from the commercial for its first album of kid-friendly versions of top-40 hits in the early 2000s. Well, KIDZ BOP is on its 39th record now, and still cranking out covers of popular songs — except they’ve traded in Ricky Martin’s Livin’ La Vida Loca for Post Malone’s Better Now. Supporting their new album, KIDZ BOP’s kid singers are taking their music to the Sandy Amphitheater. According to KIDZ BOP, “The brand new show features all-new set design, costumes, exciting choreography and tons of cool surprises.” Your kids will be happy, and you’ll be happy your kids are happy. And who knows? Maybe you’ll also enjoy some of the altered tunes.

Sept. 9, 2019
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Living Traditions Mondays in the Park — The Living Traditions Festival is an essential Utah event, featuring three days of cultural food and art. If you missed it in May, or just want to relive it, take your family to the Living Traditions free family-friendly concerts. Bring a blanket and picnic to enjoy on the grass during the show. On Sept. 9, you can see Bolivian, Irish and Hawaiian cultural performers at the International Peace Gardens (1060 S. 900 West, SLC).

Through Sept. 18, 2019
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The City Library Concerts — The City Library Day-Riverside branch (1575 W. 1000 North, SLC) has been hosting family-friendly concerts on its deck near the Jordan River throughout the summer, and they have one more show to go. See The Innuendos at the library on Aug. 29 at 7 p.m.

Rooftop Concert Series info

City Library Rooftop Concert Series — The City Library in downtown SLC (210 E. 400 South) is starting its concert series on its rooftop terrace on Aug. 28. Pick Pocket will kick off the series, followed by Sen Wisher on Sept. 4, Carl Cassette on Sept. 11 and LoV on Sept. 18. Shows start at 7:30 p.m.

Abravanel Hall
123 W. South Temple, SLC
Sept. 20–21, 2019
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Later this year, Utah Symphony will begin concerts in its family concert series.

Utah Symphony: The Music of John Williams — Even if you don’t recognize John Williams by name, you’ve heard, and loved, his music. And we’re willing to bet your kids have, too. The iconic composer scored the soundtracks for Jurassic Park, E.T. and the Harry Potter films. Utah Symphony will perform Williams’ music at Abravanel Hall on Sept. 20 and 21. Along with the Abravanel Hall shows, Utah Symphony will perform The Music of John Williams at The Noorda at Utah Valley University (800 W. University Parkway, Orem) on Sept. 18.

Utah Symphony is set to perform the music of composer John Williams. Image courtesy of Utah Symphony.

Brian Head Resort
Through Sept. 1, 2019
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Country Music Festival at Brian Head Resort — Add those Justin boots you’ve been eyeing online to your cart right now. They’ll go perfect with your hat and shades on a sunny day, enjoying country tunes with the family at one of Utah’s most-stunning ski resorts. Along with the music, you can enjoy all of Brian Head’s summer activities, including the lift rides, zip line and bungee trampoline. The line-up for the two days of music includes Honky Tonk Heroes, Heers Turner Oversized, Vanessa LaGrand, Mikalene Ipson, Most Wanted and Muddy Boots.

Days of ’47 Arena
Utah State Fairpark, SLC
Sept. 13, 2019
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Foreigner (and more) at the Utah State Fair — This year’s Utah State Fair includes the Animals of Wizardry, featuring animals from your favorite fantasy stories; the Extreme Dogs stunt dog show; and a wide variety of performers. On top of all that, we’ll be singing along to Feels Like the First Time as Foreigner rocks the Days of ’47 Arena. Bonus points if it’s your kid’s first concert.

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Jaime Winston
Jaime Winstonhttp://www.saltlakemagazine.com
Jaime is a contributing writer for Salt Lake magazine. Formerly, he served as our editorial intern, then as our assistant web editor, and, finally, as our web editor. While he covers many different topics, he is especially interested in nerdy entertainment, from FanX's artist alley to Sundance's Midnight screenings.

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