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Red Butte Garden Summer Concert Series Line-Up Announced

It is said that in spring, a young man’s fancy turns to love. That might be true, but I’m not a young man. I’m a fully-grown woman who awaits, impatiently at times, the announcement of Red Butte Gardens’ Summer Concert Series. It’s the surest sign that summer is actually on its way.

And it’s here! It’s finally here!

Get your coolers and plastic wine tumblers ready because this year’s Red Butte line-up is the best, and most generationally diverse, yet.

The season kicks-off with the previously announced and already sold-out contemporary folk band The Lumineers on May 25, and reaches into the 90’s for a repeat visit from Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals (June 29), Goo Goo Dolls with Collective Soul and TribeSociety (September 14) and The Barenaked Ladies and OMD stop by with 80’s icon and perennial Utah favorite Howard Jones on July 13. Speaking of the 80’s—Culture Club (August 8), Blondie (September 7) and Tears For Fears (July 6) all make stops at The Butte this summer.

But wait, that’s not all! Step into your way, way back machine to see Jackson Browne (August 24), blues great Buddy Guy (June 1), Pat Benatar with Neil Girlaldo and Melissa Etheridge (August 17) and The Monkees (June 16). And go even further back when the Utah Symphony takes the stage (August 11) to play some classical tunes.

As always, there’s a healthy serving of roots and roots rock at Red Butte this year, Neko Case, k.d. Lang and Laura Veirs (July 8), The Avett Brothers (July 26), Willie Nelson & Family (July 28), Ryan Adams (August 15), Wilco (August 30) and the season wraps-up on September 15 with Jason Isbell (who last played Red Butte during a freak June snow storm).

Contemporary acts Lake Street Dive (August 14), Gary Clark, Jr. (July 31) and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros (June 20) also have a place in the line-up.

The complete list is below. Tickets go on sale April 25 at 7pm for Garden Members and on May 2 at 9am for the General Public. More details about membership can be found here.

And, be sure to register for an account at early to avoid day-of-sale complications—some of these shows will sell out very, very quickly.

I’ll see you on the lawn.


Red Butte 2016 Concert Season

5/25 The Lumineers

6/1 Buddy Guy & Jonny Lang

6/16 The Monkees

6/20 Edward Sharpe and the The MagneticZeros

6/29 Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals

7/6 Tears For Fears

7/8 Case/Lang/Veirs

7/13 Barenaked Ladies with OMD & Howard Jones

7/14 JJ Grey & Mofro and Josh Ritter

7/19 Boz Scaggs

7/26 The Avett Brothers

7/28 Willie Nelson &Family

7/31 Gary Clark Jr.

8/5 “Weird Al”Yankovic

8/7 Tedeschi Trucks Band with Los Lobos & NM Allstars

8/8 CultureClub

8/9 Michael Franti &Spearhead

8/11 Utah Symphony

8/12 Lake Street Dive with Gregory Alan Isakov

8/15 Ryan Adams

8/17 Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo and Melissa Etheridge

8/18 Grace Potter

8/24 Jackson Browne

8/30 Wilco

9/7 Blondie

9/8 Kacey Musgraves

9/11 Bonnie Raitt


9/14 Goo Goo Dolls with Collective Soul & Tribe Society

9/15 Jason Isbell

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That is, nobody until Major John W. Powell said the 19th Century equivalent of “Hey man, hold my beer while I try this.”⁠

Read more about his dangerous expedition at the link in our bio!⁠

Photo of Powell’s expedition courtesy Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division⁠

A brand new issue of Salt Lake magazine is coming your way! ⁠

We can't wait to share these stories with you. This issue includes our annual Blue Plate Awards celebrating those surviving and thriving in the restaurant biz. Plus, we take a road trip to Wyoming and ask why the only Utah passenger on the Titanic didn’t survive her journey.⁠

A note from our editor Jeremy Pugh, including beautiful tributes to Mary Brown Malouf from our friends in the community, is online now. Read more at the link in our bio ❤️⁠

Subscribers: Look for this issue in your mailbox soon. The magazine will be on newsstands March 1! 📬

Today, we are thrilled to announce the winners of the 2021 Blue Plate Awards! ⁠🎉⁠

These prizes honor the growers, food evangelists, grocers, servers, bakers, chefs, bartenders and restaurateurs who do more than put good food on the table—they make our community a better place to live. This year, just surviving as a local business deserves an award, but each of our Blue Plate winners did more than that. They made us grateful for every person involved in the essential act of feeding us.⁠ 🍽⁠

At the link in our bio, we have the full list of winners, a celebration of feats of COVID creativity and a tribute to restaurants we lost this year. If you’re hungry for more, pick up a copy on newsstands March 1! Plus, check out our Instagram for spotlights on some of the Blue Plate winners. ⁠

This year’s Blue Plate Awards are the first without our beloved Executive Editor Mary Brown Malouf. We dedicate them to her, our town’s biggest food fan, critic and champion. xoxomm⁠ 💙

2021 Blue Plate Award winner: @ricobrandut for Staying in Beansness⁠

Last summer, it seemed that Rico would be another victim of rapid gentrification in Salt Lake. Luckily, Rico was able to find a new home in Poplar Grove and now plans to add even more employees. It’s a last-minute happy ending for a community leader who literally wears his mission on his sleeve, courtesy a tattoo in bright red block letters: “pay it forward.” 💙⁠

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As grocery delivery becomes the new norm, The Store offers a personal touch that only an independent grocer can provide. Last March, high-risk and elderly customers began calling in their grocery lists over the phone, and The Store’s general managers personally delivered food to their homes. 💙⁠

2021 Blue Plate Award winner: @cucinaslc for Preserving Neighborhood Connection⁠

Cucina’s outdoor spaces became a place where the neighborhood could gather safely. Owner Dean Pierose offered free coffee in the mornings and encouraged his regulars to linger and commiserate together, preserving a semblance of society during a socially distanced time. 💙⁠

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2021 Blue Plate Award winner: @fisherbrewing for Creative Canning⁠

This year, Fisher found ways to utilize their beer, taproom space and canning capabilities for good. They created special lines of limited edition beers in custom cans to help raise funds for local businesses struggling to stay afloat during the pandemic. 💙⁠

A wind storm #tbt for your feed today. 🌬️🛹⁠

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Read the full story through the link in bio.⁠

📸Bears Ears National Monument: Courtesy of Utah Office of Tourism

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