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Sep 19
Real Salt Lake vs Colorado

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

Sep 19
Elton John

Elton John and his band return to West Valley City, UT on September 19th at Maverik Center as part of the “All The Hits” tour. The 10-city tour will feature iconic hits and classic album tracks from throughout his incredible five-decade career, including a selection of songs from his highly acclaimed remastered album, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, which recently celebrated its 40th anniversary.

Sep 19
Atmosphere - North Of Hell Tour

With the exception of Prince and Bob Dylan, Minnesota is seldom mentioned as a hotbed of musical talent. But quietly, the land of 10,000 lakes has boasted one of the most venerable duos in hip-hop in recent memory. Since the release of their first official album Overcast! in 1997, MC Sean "Slug" Daley and producer Anthony "Ant" Davis have built one of the most loyal followings in a genre where even the most skilled artists are not guaranteed lasting relevance.

Now, with their eight official full-length studio album Southsiders dropping earlier this month, the Rhymesayers originators celebrated more than two decades of making music together.

Sep 19
Jeff The Brotherhood

The best rock 'n' roll, the kind that gets under your skin and makes all your senses heighten, is simple and comprised of hard work and unrelenting passion—all of which JeffThe Brotherhood embody and exemplify on their Warner Bros. Records debut LP, Hypnotic Nights. Brothers Jake and Jamin Orrall have been playing together since they were little kids and formed the group when they were in high school. The boys grew up with a voracious appetite for any music they could get their hands on.

Sep 19 - Sep 20
Samba Fogo Presents: Axe

Samba Fogo is proud to present “Axé” (pronounced aw­shay) in the Jeanne Wagner Theater at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center. An interactive, high­energy show for all ages, “Axé” features Brazilian dance and folklore, live music, Brazilian martial art, and FIRE.

Sep 20
tedX Salt Lake City

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxSaltLakeCity, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxSaltLakeCity event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

Sep 20
Rock 'N' Ribs Festival

Join them at the Gallivan Center for the annual Rock 'N' Ribs Festival. Some of Utah's greatest BBQ restaurants will offer sample plates among their other flame-grilled favorites, so you can try a little of everything!

Sep 22
Macy Gray

Spend an evening with R&B and soul singer Macy Gray when she brings her The Way Tour to The Depot.

Sep 27
X96 Big Ass Show

Eighteen years, hundreds of bands, two stages and several venues throughout the years but the X96 Big Ass Show is at Gallivan to stay! Come to the Gallivan Center for the Big Ass Show and meet your favorite bands and X96 DJs, drink some frosty beverages, taste some great food and experience all that amazing Galllivan festivals have to offer!

Aug 23 - Oct 4
Boot Scootin' Boogie - Utah's 1st and Only Country Bum

"Daisy Dukes and Cowboy Boots". The Boot Scootin' Boogie Run is a western themed, cowboy kickin' themed obstacles mud run. So Cowboy Up!! Live Entertainment

Ya'll think playing in the mud is fun? Just imagine playing in mud while romping like a cowboy or cowgirl. The Boot Scootin' Boogie is a western themed, cowboy kickin' themed obstacles mud run.
Get down and dirty in the mud with challenging obstacles, such as:
•Rope wrangling
•Hay mound hopping
•Cattle chutes
•Cowpie slinging
•Fence flinging
•Milky way
•Two step terrain
•Snake in the boot

So shine up those belt buckles and bring your little cowboys and cowgirls. This is going to be a party that even the youngsters don't want to miss.

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Aug 16 - Oct 12
Oktoberfest

Snowbird's Oktoberfest began in 1973, when two men costumed in leather lederhosen, inspired by the towering mountains that reminded them of their homeland, came to Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort to play their accordions and sing in their native German tongue. Now – attracting over 60,000 visitors annually – Oktoberfest has grown to become one of the largest festivals in Utah. Oktoberfest includes Oktoberfest Halle featuring the tastes of Bavaria with entertainment from local and national German bands and yodelers.

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Mayor Closes All Exit Routes from Capital City

Published: 08/22/2014

SALT LAKE CITY (Aug. 22, 2014) - In a swift reaction to an editorial travel segment he discovered in an online news publication yesterday, Salt Lake Mayor Ben McAdams has signed an emergency bill effectively blocking all exits from the Salt Lake valley.

The editorial segment highlighted a Salt Lake tourism campaign, which reminded visitors that they're never far from an exit and are free to leave at any time. "How are we expecting to increase revenue that way?" an incredulous Mayor McAdams asked tourism board members in an emergency meeting late Thursday night. "The amount of revenue this new bill will generate in hotel and restaurant taxes will pay for the closing of all Salt Lake's exit routes almost immediately. Keeping visitors here indefinitely will help secure our already thriving economy."

Construction began on freeway onramps this morning, and includes traffic cones, barricades, tire shredders, and other obstacles that will essentially prevent visitors from leaving the valley.

 

Tire Spikes

 

The bill also mandates that all airline tickets to Salt Lake be one-way. "Most of the major airlines are threatening to pull out of the Salt Lake International Airport, but we have a plan in place that should smooth over any ruffled feathers," commented McAdams this morning, as he stuffed gift baskets with Dante Exum bobbleheads, saltwater taffy, and koozies embroidered with the phrase "Mayor McAdams Wuvs You."

Many of the city's leaders are questioning whether the bill will deter new travelers from visiting, but McAdams has roundly dismissed these fears, stating that "any loss of potential new tourism dollars will be offset by the revenue our community will collect from the visitors who can never, ever leave. Ever."

Visit Salt Lake And Never Leave is a private, non-profit corporation responsible for the promotion of Salt Lake as the awesome travel destination it is...and for keeping visitors from ever leaving. In partnership with Salt Lake County, Utah Department of Transportation, and local law enforcement officials, VSLANL is committed to attracting and providing support to conventions, leisure travelers, visitors, and soon-to-be residents. 

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