During a pandemic that shuttered concert venues nationwide for much of 2020 and 2021, it’s safe to say there’s a large appetite for live entertainment.
Last summer, Ticketmaster reported its fourth-best month ever in regards to ticket sales, The Hill reported. Now, musicians are announcing concert tours left and right, and venues seem to be doing their best to make up for lost time.
Here’s a breakdown of some of the big shows coming up.
On April 25, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks announced she was adding four special amphitheater shows to her limited engagement tour this year — including an appearance at USANA Amphitheatre on June 16, according to a news release sent to the Deseret News.
Tickets go on sale starting April 29 at 10 a.m. MT on livenation.com.
Foo Fighters update
Following the death of drummer Taylor Hawkins on March 25, Foo Fighters have announced the cancellation of all the band’s upcoming tour dates — including a stop at USANA Amphitheatre on Aug. 8.
Below is an updated list of acts coming to the West Valley City venue this summer.
- June 10 — Jack White.
- June 14 — Chicago and Brian Wilson.
- June 16 — Stevie Nicks.
- June 17 — Why Don’t We.
- June 23 — Chris Stapleton.
- June 28 — Santana and Earth, Wind and Fire.
- July 9 — REO Speedwagon and Styx.
- July 11 — The Black Keys with Band of Horses.
- July 16 — Maverick City Music and Kirk Franklin.
- July 23 — Jason Aldean.
- July 26 — Goo Goo Dolls.
- July 28 — Kenny Chesney.
- Aug. 4 — Backstreet Boys.
- Aug. 5 — The Chicks.
- Aug. 6 — Machine Gun Kelly.
- Aug. 10 — Rob Zombie and Mudvayne.
- Aug. 11 — Thomas Rhett.
- Aug. 13 — OneRepublic.
- Aug. 18 — Big Time Rush.
- Aug. 19 — The Australian Pink Floyd Show.
- Aug. 24 — Incubus, with Sublime and Rome.
- Aug. 29 — Alice in Chains, with Breaking Benjamin and Bush.
- Aug. 30 — Sammy Hagar and The Circle.
- Sept. 2 — Jack Johnson.
- Sept. 10 — Morgan Wallen.
- Sept. 15 — Keith Urban.
- Sept. 19 — Iron Maiden.
Shortly after performing at Coachella, Lizzo has announced a tour that will stop at Salt Lake City’s Vivint Arena on Nov. 2, according to a news release sent to the Deseret News on April 25. Lizzo’s 2019 album, “Cuz I Love You,” hit No. 4 on the Billboard 200, and her next album comes out in July.
In 2019, both Time and Entertainment Weekly crowned Lizzo “Entertainer of the Year,” according to the news release. Tickets go on sale to the public April 29 at 10 a.m. local time on ticketmaster.com. American Express card members can purchase tickets beginning April 26 at 10 a.m. local time through April 28 at 10 p.m. local time.
On April 7, Vivint Arena announced that Jimmy Buffett will return to the venue on Oct. 10.
The “Margaritaville” singer will perform everything from fan favorites to songs from his latest releases, including 2020’s “Life on the Flip Side” and “Songs You Don’t Know By Heart” — acoustic versions of Buffett’s lesser played songs.
Buffett last visited the arena in October 2018. Tickets for his upcoming show go on sale to the public April 15 at 10 a.m. MT via Ticketmaster.com.
Other concerts coming up at Vivint Arena include:
- April 30 — Eric Church.
- May 14 — LoveLoud Festival.
- May 25 — Eagles.
- June 8 — New Kids on the Block.
- July 15 — Dude Perfect.
- July 27 — Josh Groban.
- Aug. 11 — Brandi Carlile.
- Aug. 30 — The Killers.
- Sept. 8 — Roger Waters.
- Sept. 20 — Twenty One Pilots.
- Sept. 21 — Shawn Mendes.
- Oct. 10 — Jimmy Buffett.
- Oct. 22 — Carin Leon.
- Nov. 2 — Lizzo.
- Dec. 17 — Piano Guys.
Red Butte Garden’s Outdoor Concert Series
Red Butte Garden announced the star-studded lineup for its summer concert series on April 12. Below is the full schedule:
- May 18 — Kaleo.
- May 20 — Trey Anastasio Band.
- June 14 — She & Him.
- June 15 — ZZ Top.
- June 20 — Barenaked Ladies.
- June 21 — Andrew Bird and Iron & Wine.
- June 28 — Howard Jones.
- June 29 — Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenues.
- July 1 — Chris Isaak and Lyle Lovett and his Large Band.
- July 6 — Mary Chapin Carpenter.
- July 13 — Joss Stone and KT Tunstall.
- July 19 — Michael Franti and Spearhead.
- July 23 — Old Crow Medicine Show.
- July 27 — CAAMP.
- July 28 — Punch Brothers and Watchhouse.
- July 29 — O.A.R. and Dispatch.
- Aug. 1 — The Revivalists.
- Aug. 4 — The Psychedelic Furs.
- Aug. 8 — The Head and the Heart.
- Aug. 13 — Bonnie Raitt with Mavis Staples.
- Aug. 17 — The Black Crowes.
- Aug. 18 — Maren Morris with The Lone Bellow.
- Aug. 20 — Pink Martini featuring China Forbes.
- Aug. 21 — My Morning Jacket.
- Aug. 22 — Boy George and Culture Club.
- Aug. 29 — Jose Gonzalez.
- Aug. 30 — Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes.
- Sept. 8 — Umphrey’s McGee.
- Sept. 18 — Buddy Guy and John Hiatt and the Goners.
- Sept. 20 — Melissa Etheridge and Keb’ Mo’.
On April 13, country superstar Garth Brooks announced he will return to Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City — the only return city on his North American tour, the Deseret News reported.
Brooks performed at the stadium last summer, unexpectedly promising his crowd of 50,000-plus fans that he would return to the stadium before his tour concludes in the summer of 2022. Brooks’ return visit is on June 18, and tickets go sale April 22 at 10 a.m. MT.
Imagine Dragons has added a Salt Lake City stop to its world tour, the band announced March 25. Celebrating the release of the album “Mercury — Act 1,” Imagine Dragons will perform at Rice-Eccles Stadium on Aug. 5.
Macklemore and Kings Elliot will be special guests for the Salt Lake show, according to a news release sent to the Deseret News. Tickets go on sale to the general public April 1 at 10 a.m. MST via Ticketmaster.com.
Imagine Dragons previously performed at Rice-Eccles Stadium for the LoveLoud Festival in 2018. Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds founded the music festival to celebrate LGBTQ youth and raise awareness for teen suicide, the Deseret News reported.
“Obviously the music will be great, but the most pivotal moments and emotional moments that perpetuate change are when we all sit down and listen to our LGBTQ youth and adults who tell us their story,” Reynolds previously said, according to the Deseret News. “That’s when empathy is really created, when understanding becomes a theme of the night.”
Summer Nights with the Stars concert series
On April 7, the Davis Arts council announced the lineup for its Summer Night with the Stars concert series.
- June 16 — Starship, featuring Mickey Thomas.
- June 20 — 38 SPECIAL.
- June 29 — The Brit Pack.
- July 7 — America.
- July 16 — Sara Evans.
- July 20 — Winter Dance Party: The Official Tribute to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper.
- July 28 — Forever Simon & Garfunkel.
- Aug. 3 — Blue Oyster Cult.
- Aug. 6 — TOAST: The Ultimate Bread Experience.
- Aug. 11 — Suzy Bogguss.
- Aug. 20 — The Johnson Files.
- Aug. 24 — Jocelyn & Chris.
- Aug. 30 — The Oak Ridge Boys.
- Sept. 6 — Kansas.
- Sept. 10 — The Bonner Family.
This year marks the 26th season of Summer Nights with the Stars, according to a news release sent to the Deseret News. Tickets for individual shows, available at davisarts.org/tickets, go on sale to the general public May 3 at 10 a.m.
The Noorda Center for the Performing Arts
Utah Valley University’s Noorda Center for the Performing Arts recently announced its 2022-23 season lineup — and highlights include Broadway superstar Patti LuPone and Postmodern Jukebox, a band that gives popular, contemporary music a vintage makeover.
LuPone starred as Eva Peron in the original Broadway production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Evita,” for which she won a Tony Award, and is currently a part of the Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim’s “Company.” The singer and actress also has an extensive career in film and television.
Postmodern Jukebox takes songs like Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself” or Guns N’ Roses’ “Sweet Child O’ Mine” and makes them sound like they were written in the 1920s or come from the heart of jazzy New Orleans.
“I think a lot of people when they first see these videos or hear these songs, I think they’re really intrigued by the transformation aspect,” Postmodern Jukebox singer Robyn Adele Anderson previously told the Deseret News. Everyone loves a good makeover … and I think people just haven’t heard any of these songs covered the way we do.”
Below is the full schedule for the Noorda’s upcoming season, according to a news release sent to the Deseret News:
- Oct. 10-11 — “Alice, Dreaming in Wonderland,” a kid-friendly production complete with circus acts, acrobatics and live music.
- Nov. 7 — So Percussion, a New York City based percussion quartet.
- Nov. 10 — Postmodern Jukebox.
- Dec. 3 — Irish-American fiddler Eileen Ivers, one of the original stars of “Riverdance.”
- Dec. 8 — Mariachi Los Camperos, a Grammy Award-winning mariachi band that collaborated with Linda Ronstadt.
- Jan. 25 — Jessica Vosk, a singer who starred in “Wicked” on Broadway. Vosk recently made her Carnegie Hall debut.
- Feb. 1 — The Peking Acrobats, an acrobatic troupe featuring everything from trick-cycling, to precision tumbling to contortion to gymnastics.
- Feb. 3 — Patti LuPone.
- Feb. 6 — Ailey II, a New York City-based dance company.
- March 14 — Pianist ChangYong Shin, who was the first-prize winner of Utah’s own Gina Bachauer International Artist Competition.
- March 24 — Doo Wop Project, a group that puts a doo-wop twist on a wide range of songs from Jason Mraz to Garth Brooks. The group includes stars from Broadway hits “Jersey Boys” and “Motown: The Musical.”
Ogden Twilight Series
The Ogden Twilight Series recently announced its summer lineup, which includes:
- June 21 — Bleachers.
- Aug. 4 — Local Natives/Lucy Dacus.
- Aug. 9 — The National.
- Aug. 25 — Beach House.
- Aug. 30 — Modest Mouse.
- Sept. 7 — Lauv.
- Sept. 17 — Flume.
- Sept. 22 — CHVRCHES.
According to a March 21 post on the venue’s Facebook page, individual tickets for Flume’s show have sold out, and tickets for Modest Mouse, Beach House, Bleachers and The National could all potentially sell out by the end of March 22. Season general admission passes are still available.
Stadium of Fire
Tim McGraw will headline this summer’s Stadium of Fire event at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo on July 2, America’s Freedom Festival announced March 16.
McGraw previously sold out the annual event in 2016, according to the festival’s website. Over the years, the event has welcomed other country superstars like Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban.
Marie Osmond will also perform at Stadium of Fire. Since her residency with brother Donny Osmond ended in Las Vegas, Osmond has performed solo with symphony orchestras and has released “Unexpected” — a 17-song project that covers everything from opera to Broadway to the Great American Songbook, the Deseret News reported. She previously told the Deseret News the album was a vocal exercise that pushed her even more out of her comfort zone.
“Age shouldn’t define us,” she said last fall. “I’m the kind of woman that even with all the experience, I want to keep learning. I don’t know everything. I want to keep trying, pushing. I’m not afraid to fail — I’m more afraid to not try.”
Tickets for Stadium of Fire will be available at byutickets.com starting March 25. Freedom Festival email subscribers will have early access from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with tickets then going on sale to the general public beginning at 1 p.m., according to the festival’s website.
Twilight Concert Series
On March 7, the Salt Lake City Arts Council announced its annual Twilight Concert Series. Tickets for shows went on sale March 8 and are available at 24tix.com.
- July 14 — Rainbow Kitten Surprise, with Houndmouth and Dad Bod.
- Aug. 6 — Angel Olsen, Sharon Van Etten and Julien Baker.
- Aug. 11 — The Decemberists, with Brigid Mae Power.
- Aug. 16 — Cuco.
- Sept. 2 — Shakey Graves, with Sierra Ferrell and Michelle Moonshine.
On March 7, LoveLoud Festival announced a return this spring after a two-year pause due to the pandemic. The daylong festival will be held at Vivint Arena on May 14, and “is designed to ignite the vital conversation about what it means to unconditionally love, understand, accept, and support LGBTQ+ youth in our communities,” according to a news release.
Performances for the festival include Imagine Dragons founder and frontman Dan Reynolds, Willow, Anita, Neon Trees, The Aces and Mat and Savanna Shaw, a father-daughter duo that went viral at the start of the pandemic. More performers and speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.
This year’s festival was made possible in part by a $1 million gift from Qualtrics founder and Utah Jazz owners Ryan and Ashley Smith, according to the release.
“Because of the pandemic, it’s been far too long that we have all been able to come together like this to celebrate diversity and speak out on the power of unconditional love and equality,” Reynolds said in a statement. “Without Ryan and Ashley’s commitment, the festival may have not been a reality even this year, and we are grateful for their recognition of the event as a must-have in the community.”
Deer Valley Music Festival
Earlier this month, the Utah Symphony announced the lineup for its annual Deer Valley Music Festival. According to a news release sent to the Deseret News, the lineup includes:
- July 1 — Stewart Copeland: Police Deranged for Orchestra.
- July 2 — Utah Symphony’s Patriotic Pops with LaKisha Jones.
- July 8 — Disney in Concert: Magical Music from the Movies.
- July 9 — The Hot Sardines featuring Nellie McKay with the Utah Symphony.
- July 15 — Bravo Broadway: Masters of Musical Theater.
- July 16 — Arrival from Sweden: The Music of ABBA.
- July 22 — The Music of John Williams.
- July 23 — Boyz II Men with the Utah Symphony.
- July 29 — Symphonic Showstoppers!
- July 30 — Guster with the Utah Symphony.
- August 5 — Aretha: A Tribute with the Utah Symphony.
- August 6 — Kristin Chenoweth with the Utah Symphony.
- May 18 and 19 — Ben Rector.
- May 30 — Lord Huron.
- June 2 — 311.
- June 3 — Jessie James Decker.
- June 4 — Ryan Shupe and The Rubberband.
- June 8 — Orville Peck.
- June 11 — Tash Sultana.
- June 14 — Boz Scaggs.
- June 17 — Tenacious D.
- June 25 — Third Eye Blind and Taking Back Sunday.
- June 27 — Fleet Foxes.
- July 5 and 6 — Regina Spektor.
- July 13 — Trampled by Turtles.
- July 22 — David Gray.
- Aug. 1 — Little Feat.
- Aug. 3 — The Dead South.
- Aug. 12 — Whisky Myers.
- Aug. 15 — Collective Soul and Switchfoot.
- Aug. 16 — Mt. Joy.
- Aug. 18 — Andy Grammer with Fitz and the Tantrums.
- Aug. 25 — Elvis Costello and the Imposters.
- Aug. 30 — Robert Plant and Alison Krauss.
- Sept. 23 — Jackson Browne.
- May 1 — The Bachelor Live on Stage.
- May 5 — Whose Live Anyway?
- May 18 — Professor Brian Cox.
- May 21 — Greg Gutfeld.
- May 23 — Rupi Kaur.
- June 4 — Hannah Gadsby.
- July 7 — Puscifer.
- July 19 — The Masked Singer.
- May 7 — Alex Boye.
- May 14 — Franki Valli and the 4 Seasons.
- May 18 — Stars on Ice.
- July 20 — Lumineers.
- Sept. 6 — Ben Platt.