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Jul 12
Andrew McMahon

Be at In The Venue when piano-rock singer/songwriter Andrew McMahon performs live with guest Wild Party.

Jul 14
The Hold Steady

Teeth Dreams is the sixth album from one of America's most acclaimed rock bands.
Their first release in four years. Their last, Heaven is Whenever, came out in May 2010. 
The songs on Teeth Dreams came together over the past three years. Many of them went through significant changes along the way. Four years is the most time between any two The Hold Steady releases. 

Jul 15
Jurassic 5 Reunion Tour w Dilated Peoples

 The Complex and Dead Nation Presents

JURASSIC 5

Word of Mouth Reunion Tour

with

Dilated Peoples

Beat Junkies

JURASSIC 5 – The Rebirth

The moment was ripe for renewal. In the center of the stage was a huge, almost cartoonish turntable anchored by the Jurassic 5 logo in its center. Scratches are heard from DJ Nu-Mark and Cut Chemist, the beat drops and Zaakir emerges, mic in hand, followed by Chali 2na’s distinct, baritone cadence. Then Marc 7 and Akil join the onstage theatrics and for a moment it felt like 1997 all over again. Not bad for a group that called it quits in 2007. This was 2013 and like David Bowie once said:

“It was alright...the band was back together.”

Jurassic 5 was in fact formed of six members; two DJs/Producers coupled with four distinct rappers who, when performing sequences simultaneously, was perfectly tempered, making their early releases stand above the experimental rap that was burgeoning at the time. They weren’t throwback or old school, but they embodied a nostalgic sound that was also at once fresh. Their first release, The Jurassic 5 EP, had songs like “Concrete Schoolyard” and “Jayou”, quickly turned heads to their relaxed yet detailed sound. It also contained “Lesson 6: The Lecture”, an instrumental opus that underscored the group’s deep production value. Fans worldwide became aware of J5’s dynamic stage Their next release, a gold selling Quality Control, was a more fully realized effort which was a charting album on the Billboard Charts, peaking at #43 and largely introduced them to the masses worldwide.

Tracks like “Quality Control”, “Jurass Finish First” and “Swing Set” – became the group’s signature sound, a development of intricate yet simple back-and-forth group dynamics accompanied by deep rooted production from Cut Chemist and DJ Nu-Mark. As momentum snowballed, their next effort, Power in Numbers produced “Day At The Races” featuring legendary Big Daddy Kane and a Hip Hop classic entitled “What’s Golden” which led the group to performances on national television including Conan Obrien and David Letterman.

Feedback (released and distributed worldwide by Interscope) both reached #15 on the Billboard Charts in 2006, would be their last official outing, as Cut Chemist left to pursue solo works. They toured the globe, made fans internationally while many rediscovered their back-catalogue. A year later, the group parted ways. In the years in between, their lore grew on soundtracks and in video games. Members’ solo efforts were well received. Given that everyone left amicably, a reunion was always possible, and yielded two huge European tours when it finally did. A performance at Japan’s Fuji Rock was particularly praised which led to more large-scale North American tour-stops. It had been sixteen years since their “playground tactics, the rabbit in a hat trick” and not a beat The six-member tribe, now of age and full of know-how, are reaching a stage in their career where their full rise will be marked in an upcoming documentary feature currently in the works. This March J5 will tour Singapore, Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii. In June they are back in Europe for a 3 week run...Then in July and August, their spectacular ‘Word Of Mouth’ Tour featuring Dilated Peoples, & The World Famous Beat Junkies.

As DJ Nu-Mark aptly told the LA Times before their reunion at Coachella, this right here is a “Rebirth”.

Jul 17
Journey & Steve Miller Band

JOURNEY and STEVE MILLER BAND are bringing their 2014 Summer Tour to USANA Amphitheatre on July 17th with special guests Tower of Power!

Tickets on sale Friday, Nov. 22, at 10:00 a.m.

Tickets available at all Smith's Tix locations, charge by phone 801-467-TIXX or toll free at 1-800-888-TIXX, and online at http://smithstix.com/events/item/root/usana-amphitheatre

Tickets are also available at the USANA Amphitheatre box office day-of-shows starting at 12PM

Lawn tickets are available at the Depot box office on Friday's between 2PM-6PM (excluding holidays) and day of Depot shows starting at 5PM (excluding club nights & private events)

Diamond-certified album holder Journey has sold 80 million albums worldwide and has earned 19 Top 40 singles and 25 gold, platinum and multi-platinum albums since its formation in 1973 in San Francisco. The prestigious “Legend of Live Award” was presented to Journey at the 2011 Billboard Touring Awards to honor the band’s contributions to live music and the touring business and to acknowledge their commitment to fans and the art of performing live. The band’s 2011 World Tour was one of the band’s most successful tours ever, drawing nearly a million fans and ranked in the Top 15 Tours of the year. 2011 also marked the 30th anniversary of the band’s seminal anthem, “Don’t Stop Believin’,” the biggest selling song from the 20th century in iTunes history. In 2013, Journey toured four continents and performed to more than half a million fans.

One of rock music's all-time greats, the Steve Miller Band has sold more than 30 million records in a career spanning more than 40 years. His trademark blues-rock sound has made him one of the defining artists of classic rock radio. The 2013 touring season by the Steve Miller Band follows four of the most busy, productive years in the long, illustrious career of Steve Miller. He has released two albums in the past few years including the number one blues album, Bingo, and its successor, Let Your Hair Down - the first new Steve Miller Band in eighteen years. In 2010, Miller went back to Europe for the first time in 25 years for a hugely successful round of dates culminating in a sold-out Royal Albert Hall concert in London that opened the door for the band to tour Europe twice in the past three years. In demand around the world as well, they also launched a tour of Australia and New Zealand in Spring 2013.

Check http://www.journeymusic.com/ and http://www.stevemillerband.com/ for more information.

For VIP information please call 801-355-5522 or E-mail jhathorne@uconcerts.com

USANA Amphitheatre | 5200 South 6200 West | www.usana-amp.com | All Ages

(while supplies last - subject to change - plus applicable fees where applied - 8 ticket limit)

Jul 18
Wye Oak

Wye Oak's Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack have been playing music together and apart in Baltimore for most of their lives. On stage, they perform with raw energy and sophistication, creating a surprising amount of noise for two people. Their music can be classified as 21st-century folk music, imbued with dense shoegaze guitars, nearly melodic rhythms, and impeccable splashes of electronic color.

Jul 19
Days of 47 Family Festival

Following the Youth Parade, one of the largest and oldest such parades in the nation, The Days of ’47 invites children and families to celebrate at our ninth annual Family Festival . At the end of the Youth Parade route, participants and spectators will find free activities, games and pioneer-style attractions for hours of family fun, while learning important principles of safety, service, prevention and cultural diversity.  This is an opportunity to learn while you play.

Kids will love the inflatable slides, obstacle courses, bouncers and rides, not to mention our pioneer-era learning opportunities . In addition, watch for our craft tables, balloon art and face painting. Large and small booths sponsored by local organizations will feature games, hands-on learning activities and prizes. Interactive safety areas will teach life-saving information and sporting events will motivate kids to be more active. We’ll educate kids regarding customs and traditions from around the world. Diverse music will fill the air, while snacks and frozen treats will be available at minimal prices.

Jul 17 - Jul 20
Salt Lake Bees vs Las Vegas 51s

Catch the Salt Lake Bees in action when they take on the Las Vegas 51s at Smith's Ballpark!

Jul 21
Days of '47 Rodeo PBR Event

The Days of '47 Rodeo is excited to announce a new event added to the Days of '47 celebration. A PBR (Professional Bull Riding) event will be held on Monday night, July 21st at 7:00 pm. Come see some of the country's top cowboys compete on the rankest bulls in the country. It is sure to be an exciting night.

Jul 22
Tedeschi Trucks Band

Tedeschi Trucks Band is an 11-member collective that thrills audiences worldwide with its transcendent live performances and award-winning albums. The band was formed in 2010 by husband-and-wife Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks and features two harmony singers, a three-piece horn section, keyboards, bass and a pair of drummers. Just three years in, TTB has toured extensively throughout the U.S., Canada, Australia, Europe and Japan, headlining the Newport Jazz Festival, co-headlining tours with B.B. King and The Black Crowes and playing to packed houses in the world’s most celebrated venues from Red Rocks Amphitheatre and the Beacon Theatre to the Hollywood Bowl and Royal Albert Hall.

Jul 24
Twilight Concert Series: Charles Bradley

The 2014 Twilight Concert Series presents Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaires live at Pioneer Park featuring special guests the Budos Band. Together, these incredible performers are sure to deliver an evening of explosive musical energy. 

Jul 21 - Jul 26
Days of '47 Cowboy Music Festival

Join us for a FREE Cowboy Music Festival on the Plaza at Energy Solutions Arena.

Monday: Charley Jenkins Band in the arena following the bullriding
Tuesday: Michael Martin Murphey on the plaza following the rodeo
Wednesday: Michael Martin Murphey on the plaza following the rodeo
Thursday: No Limits on the plaza following the rodeo
Friday: Charley Jenkins Band on the plaza following the rodeo
Saturday: Train on 300 West following the rodeo. Sponsored by Zions Bank

Jul 5 - Jul 26
Saturday Flying Ace All-Stars Aerial Show

Catch the high-flying action every summer weekend in the Flying Ace All-Stars Freestyle Show presented by Montage Deer Valley.  See Olympians and National Team skiers and snowboarders perform acrobatic feats as they soar up to 60 feet in the air before landing in the Park's 750,000 gallon Aerials Pool.  A great show for the whole family, this half-hour choreographed production will leave you breathless!

Jun 13 - Jun 14
Daughters of Mudson

The third annual Daughters of Mudson features choreography by Ching I Chang, Brooklyn Draper, Efren Corado, Mike Watkiss and Erica Womack. Curated by Ishmael Houston-Jones, theses choreographers from the 2013-2014 Mudson works-in-progress series were selected to complete their dances, with an emphasis on process, the show features an array of choreographic methods and aesthetic diversity.

More info at arttix.org or lovedancemore.org.

 

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Brutus Storms Utah

Published: 11/13/2012

Olivia Dwyer, MountainOnline.com 

Wasatch picks up 50 inches of powder over the weekend; Western resorts open early.

When Snowbird VP of Operations Dave Fields rode his bike to work last Thursday, he noticed the mountain looked a little dry. By Friday, the first flakes fell. When the storm cleared on Sunday, 50 inches of snow buried Snowbird. The resort moved its opening day to Thursday, November 15.

The Weather Channel dubbed the winter storm Brutus (stay tuned for more mythology lessons and winter storm alerts). And in its wake ski areas in Utah and other Western states are rolling out the white carpet early thanks to the bounty of natural snow.

"We could not script it any better," says Fields. "It gives us a foundation to get a lot of terrain open and make pass holders happy, and this kind of snow resonates with people around the country." Yesterday, Snowbird's operations team worked to prepare the mountain: Ski patrollers threw bombs and ski cut avalanche-prone slopes. Snow cats maneuvered through drifts for track packing, where the machines churn up fresh snow and compact it for a stable surface. As opening day inches closer, Snowbird staff rolls out more of the familiar hallmarks of ski season—pads wrapped around lift towers, orange and black rope strung between bamboo poles marking hazards. "We're off to the races," Fields says.

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