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Jul 28
Black Flag

 The Complex and Dead Nation Present

BLACK FLAG

www.blackflagofficial.com

with special guests

HOR

CINEMA CINEMA

BLACK FLAG has announced a spring / summer tour of North America entitled the VICTIMOLOGY TOUR. The tour kicks off on May 15 in Midland, Texas and includes dates in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Dallas, Philadelphia, New York, Toronto as well as an appearance at the Amnesia Rockfest Music Festival in Montebello, Quebec, Canada on June 20th.
The VICTIMOLOGY TOUR will feature new vocalist Mike Vallely joining the band for the first time since performing with them at the 2003 Benefit Shows at the Hollywood Palladium. Vallely is the fifth vocalist in the band’s 38 years of existence and according to founding member, guitarist, primary songwriter and sole continuous member Greg Ginn, Vallely “is the perfect frontman to capture what Black Flag was, is and will be.”
Vallely affirms, “I’m excited about performing songs from the entire Black Flag catalog. I feel confident in my ability to communicate the songs — To give them their due respect and yet still make them my own. Ginn’s songwriting is truly timeless and it gives all of the material relevance right here, right now.”
Supporting BLACK FLAG on the VICTIMOLOGY TOUR will be Ginn’s own HOR, an electronic, psychedelic, instrumental band, and Brooklyn, NY two- piece atmospheric punk band Cinema Cinema.

Jul 29
Outdoor Concert Series: Santana

Long before the category known as “World Music” was named, Santana’s ever-evolving sound was always ahead of its time in its universal appeal. Founded in San Francisco during the late 1960’s, the band hit the Bay Area music scene with historic shows at the Fillmore and emerged onto the global stage with an epic set at Woodstock in 1969. More than 40 years and almost as many albums later, Santana has sold more than 100 million records and has won ten Grammy Awards, including a record-breaking nine for 1999’s Album of the Year, Supernatural. Santana’s 2012 album Shape Shifter debuted at #16 on theBillboard Top 200, and their forthcoming album, Corazón, Santana’s first Latin music album, features collaborations with various artists including Gloria Estefan, Ziggy Marley, Cindy Blackman Santana, Wayne Shorter, and Diego Torres.

Jul 30
Real Salt Lake vs New York

Professional Soccer:  The battle between Real Salt Lake and New York is held at Rio Tinto Stadium.

Aug 1
Motley Crue

Motley Crue will bring their Final Tour with special guest Alice Cooper to USANA Amphitheatre on Friday, August 1st. Don't miss your chance to see them rock out live!

Tickets on sale Friday, January 31 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)

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 28 - Aug 2
Wasatch County Fair

Great food, terrific events of all types (from livestock shows to lip-sinc contests), music, carnival games and more - this is the Wasatch County Fair.

Two big events in this big event are the rodeo and the demolition derby. These are dynamic, loud, exciting events that are never quite the same twice.


More events include:

Battle of the Bands: Bands from all over Utah are invited to come perform two songs to compete for $350 cash and a recording session at Lee Music. Hosted by the hilarious Seth Qualey. Thursday August 1, 7pm. Registration form available on the County Fair website.

Fair Days Carnival and Country Market: Open Wednesday July 31-Saturday Aug 3, great merchandise, delicious food and lots of fun rides for all ages! Discount carnival wristbands available at The Wasatch Recreation Center July 8-29.

Fair Days BBQ: Join us for a great BBQ dinner and a hilarious hypnotist show on Wednesday, July 31 starting at 5:30pm. Dinner is $5 per person, and the show is free!

Aug 4
Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga brings her Artpop Ball to EnergySolutions Arena on August 4!
Tickets are on sale now!
V.I.P. packages are available.
Tickets & Venue Information:
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 smithstix.com
Tickets are also available at the EnergySolutions Arena box office.
(while supplies last - subject to change - plus applicable fees where applied - 8 ticket limit)
Interested in being a part of the street team? Inquire at http://bit.ly/ucstreetteam
 

Aug 5
Outdoor Concert Series: Chris Isaak

After more than 25 years, and 13 albums into his career, Chris Isaak has finally created the album he’s always wanted to make. Beyond the Sun, Isaak’s first Vanguard Records release is truly a labor of love. As a child spinning his parents’ 45s in their Stockton, CA home, Isaak became and has since been obsessed with the glory days of Memphis’ Sun Studio and the visionary artists who got their starts there, including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis. Having presented his own distinctive style in music over several decades, he carries it forward still by revisiting his inspirations..

Aug 6
Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby is one of the most influential stars in America Today. His ability to touch people's lives without resorting to gimmickry or lowbrow humor makes this a memorable evening for the entire family!

Aug 6 - Aug 8
Psicobloc Master Series

Some of the top professional climbers in the world will converge on Park City, Utah for the 2nd Annual Psicobloc Masters Series Competition presented by Clif Bar.

This year’s competition will feature a men’s and women’s division and will be in the style of a “duel” – competitors race head-to-head on identical routes, with the highest or first to the top advancing to the next round. The competition wall, designed by Walltopia, reaches over 50 feet above the pool and overhangs roughly 25 feet. The climbers use no ropes or harnesses, creating a thrilling plunge into the water below if they fall.

 

Aug 4 - Aug 10
Tour of Utah

Showcasing some of the world’s most prestigious teams and cyclists for seven days in August, this event now attracts worldwide attention as the top international cycling event that follows the Tour de France. Nearly a decade since its opening circuit, the Tour of Utah today stands as one of the greatest cycling challenges the world has to offer.

Stages of the 2014 Tour are as follows:


Cedar City to Cedar City
Monday 8/4

Panguitch to Torrey
Tue 8/5

Lehi to MMP
Wed 8/6

Ogden to Powder Mountain
Thu 8/7

Evanston to Kamas
Fri 8/8

SLC To Snowbird
Sat 8/9

Park City to Park City 
Sun 8/10
 

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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House speaker backs convention center hotel

Published: 02/06/2014
 

After a bill to fund a convention center hotel in downtown Salt Lake City fell just short of legislative approval last session, House Speaker Becky Lockhart challenged Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams to devise a megahotel plan that helps the whole state, not just the capital city. He apparently has.

Lockhart joined other legislative, business and community leaders Wednesday in endorsing a soon-to-appear bill that will lend state financial aid to the privately led development of a headquarters hotel adjacent to the Salt Palace Convention Center.

"I'm honored to lend my support to this visionary venture," said the Provo Republican in a news conference from the Sky Bridge linking City Creek Center's shops east and west of Main Street.

She voted against the measure last session, when it fell three votes short of passage on the session's final night

What secured Lockhart's backing now is a provision - in a bill that will be introduced later this week - that sets aside funding for promotional materials that can be distributed in advance to people attending conventions in Salt Lake City, encouraging them to lengthen their trips and visit other Utah attractions.

As an example, an "Experience Utah" video produced by the Utah League of Cities & Towns was shown, touting all that the state has to offer.

"This shows the never-ending ways to explore Utah," Lockhart said, calling the tourism-generating connection to convention-center funding "an agenda for action."

Rep. Brad Wilson, R-Kaysville, said the bill will be unveiled in the House later this week and that Sen. Stuart Adams, R-Layton, will be its Senate sponsor.

As last year, this new version envisions joint contributions by the state, Salt Lake County and Salt Lake City to the construction of public-meeting facilities within a privately financed hotel of 800 to 1,200 rooms. Its total cost is projected at $335 million.

Wilson said the new bill puts a $75 million cap on the public investment - $25 million by each government - and specifies the hotel itself will be funded privately, with the developer qualifying for tax rebates once the hotel is generating new revenues.

About 5 percent of the revenue that could go toward those rebates will be diverted to the tourism-promotion effort, McAdams added.

That initiative should alleviate the concerns of rural lawmakers, he said, insisting again Wednesday that a megahotel will not hurt existing downtown hotels - as claimed by the Utah Taxpayers Association and Sinclair Oil, owner of the Grand America and Little America hotels.

McAdams contends the headquarters hotel will enable Visit Salt Lake to book more conventions at the Salt Palace, compensating existing hoteliers for business lost in competition to the megahotel.

Jordan Garn, executive director of the Utah Hotel & Lodging Association, said his member hotels - including Sinclair's - don't think that will be the case.

Their impact study (with the taxpayers association) indicates that in the first five years of the megahotel's operation, existing hotels will lose out on $105 million to the owner of the government-subsidized, 1,000-room hotel.

"We are working tirelessly to see how are concerns can be mitigated," Garn said. "We're disappointed the speaker has decided to support the measure without some sort of mitigation element to it that appreciates the positive impact our hotels have had on the community."

But other downtown business interests back the idea.Salt Lake Chamber President Lane Beattie said the funding formula is sound because the incentives offered to attract a hotel builder are similar to what the Governor's Office of Economic Development provides to other businesses courted by the state."The legislation is consistent with strategies supported by our business community," he said.

Linda Wardell, general manager of City Creek Center, said the proposed hotel would benefit her mall and its stores significantly. Studies show, she added, that shopping is the prime leisure activity of conventioneers, who spend four times more than regular shoppers. Each big convention attracts thousands of visitors, Wardell said, people "who will return home as evangelists for City Creek Center and other parts of Utah."

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