The 2nd Annual Ogden Twilight Concerts will rock the Ogden Amphitheater every Thursday night this June for a can’t-miss concert series.
Jared Allen, owner of Ogden bar Alleged and creator of Ogden Twilight, explained his motivation for starting the summer concerts.
“I’m a big fan of live music, and I noticed that the Ogden Amphitheater was really being underused,” Allen said.
Allen mentioned that the Twilight Concerts were also an effective way to change the general Utahn attitude about the city of Ogden.
“There’s a negative perception towards Ogden in the state of Utah,” Allen said. “But Ogden actually has a pretty hip downtown with bars, restaurants and galleries. The city has its own unique identity that’s very outdoors and art-focused.”
This is the 2nd year of the Ogden Twilight Concerts, which are not affiliated with Salt Lake City’s Twilight Concerts. Allen said he received great feedback from concert attendees at the first Ogden concerts last year.
“I got to be a fly on the wall at last year’s concerts and after-parties, and I was hearing people say things like ‘I had no idea Ogden had anything like this’, which was really encouraging,” Allen said.
Allen said that the Ogden Amphitheater, which has a capacity of 8,000 people, is a perfect space because it still makes the Twilight concerts feel like intimate shows. Concertgoers can walk along Historic 25th street from Ogden’s UTA Frontrunner Station. Every Ogden Twilight Concert ticket is also a UTA pass for the night, so attendees can ride the train up to Ogden and back. The venue will also have a bike valet available for bicyclists.
“Definitely walk up 25th Street while you’re in town for the concert,” Allen said. “It was recently named one of the best 10 streets in America.”
Allen said there would be great food options at the Amphitheater for concertgoers, and his bar, Alleged, would be open for an after-party with more libations.
The acts at Ogden Twilight are a mix of local opening groups and national touring bands. Allen said he has been working on the musical lineup for the Ogden Twilight Concerts for over four months.
“We didn’t take just anybody,” Allen said. “Anyone who attends these concerts will be blown away.”
The Ogden Twilight Concerts begin June 2 and continue every Thursday night in June.
Tickets are $5 in advance and $8 the day of the show. Attendees can also purchase a season pass for $20. Each ticket also counts as a UTA ticket for the evening. For ticket purchases, visit ogdentwilight.com.