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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 Ticketfly.com 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

Happy Friday! We all know the best way to celebrate the end of the week is with a cocktail 😉! ⁠

🍸 And our next highlighted cocktail is the perfect way to start your weekend. @alibislc's 'Far From The Tree' by Clif Reagle:⁠

1.5 oz. @shdistillery Bourbon⁠
1.5 oz. Utah Honey and Akane Apple Shrub⁠
.25+ oz. @waterpocketdistillery Snow Angel .25 oz. lemon juice⁠
Barspoon of simple syrup⁠
2 dashes Regans Orange Bitters⁠
Combine in shaker over ice, shake and strain into a footed glass. Serve with dried apple garnish.⁠

“My goal for this drink was to make it with as many local ingredients as possible,” says Reagle, “and seeing as the farm scene is pretty quiet in November I decided to go with a classic method of fruit preservation: the shrub.⁠

VOTE VOTE VOTE AWAY! Grab our magazine, grab a cocktail (or make it yourself) and get voting. Cheers!🥂⁠

Link in bio to vote and learn more about Clif Reagle!

Yes. Thanksgiving is going to be different this year. So instead of stressing out to prepare a meal, help support local restaurants who need our love this Thanksgiving. 🦃⁠

Restaurants are doing what they can to make this Thanksgiving seamless for us. With offerings of curbside pick up, meal kits, and even delivery, ordering out this Thanksgiving seems like a no-brainer.⁠

Oh and did we mention no family-sized mess to clean up afterward? That’s a win-win in our book. 😉 Check the link in bio for full list of restaurants. 🍽️

Don't forget to vote in our 2020 Cocktail Contest!! 🍸🍹🥂⁠

Our next highlighted coktail is @thecopperonion's “Not Today Satan” by Frank Mealy:⁠

1.5 oz. @shdistillery Bourbon⁠
1.5 oz. pear shrub (Champagne Vinegar/Earl Grey simple 2:1)⁠
.75 oz. lemon juice⁠
Preheat glass with hot water. Mix ingredients, pour into the hot glass, top with hot water and garnish with cinnamon stick, star anise and dried pear.⁠

Mealy is a full-time bartender for the Copper Group. “Inspiration for this drink came from the expectation that we’re going to be running our outdoor patio season longer because of Covid.” People are more comfortable sitting outside, Mealy says, “So I wanted to make a hot drink for the colder months.”⁠

VOTE VOTE VOTE AWAY! Grab our magazine, grab a cocktail (or make it yourself) and get voting. Cheers!🥂⁠

Link in bio to vote and learn more about Frank Mealy!

Our 2020 Cocktail Contest is live!! 🍸🍹🥂

We’ll be highlighting our cocktail contest contestants throughout the next few weeks. Starting with @takashi_slc’s “Red Dirt Garden” by Crystal Daniels:

- 1.5 oz. Amaro Bilaro
- .5 oz. @shdistillery Barrel-strength Rye
- .75 oz. Lemon juice
- 1 oz. Red rice orgeat made with @redbuttegarden botanicals
- Pinch of Jacobsen Salt from @caputosmarket

Daniels garnished her cocktail with banana leaves and an edible begonia- if you can’t get the begonia, another colorful edible bloom will do. 🌺

VOTE VOTE VOTE AWAY! Grab our magazine, grab a cocktail (or make it yourself) and get voting. Cheers!🥂

Link in bio to vote!

Did you know that the first woman to cast a ballot in the United States voted right here in Salt Lake City?

In 1870, on her way to work as a schoolteacher, Seraph Young stopped by SLC’s old City Hall—right across from the Capitol—and made history as the first woman to vote under a women's equal suffrage law.

Like many of us, Young voted early in that election simply because she had to get to work on time. Her story reminds us of the power ordinary people have to make history. Now, get out and vote!

Photo: Ron Fox

Our November-December issue is on stands now!!⁠

And our annual cocktail contest is open for voting! Take all precautions, support our hardworking hospitality community and remember to smile. 🍹🍸🧉⁠

Pick up a magazine, grab a cocktail and vote! Happy November, everyone! ⁠

Check the link in bio to vote.

Trick or treat? COVID cases are getting scary.

111K confirmed cases and 601 deaths in Utah.

Link in bio for a little op-ed on face masks. 😷

Here in Utah, we live on the traditional and ancestral homelands of the Shoshone, Paiute, Goshute and Ute Tribes. Today we celebrate the people who first called this land home. We remember the struggles and tragedies they endured and recognize the fight for justice and autonomy that Indigenous Peoples still face. ⁠

Go to the link in bio to give to Diné Bikéyah and support Bears Ears. 🏜️

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