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Sep 3
Arctic Monkeys

Arctic Monkeys are out on tour in support of their fifth album, "AM." Check them out live with guests Mini Mansions September 3rd at Saltair!

Sep 3
International Folk Festival

The International Folk Festival celebrates its 5th anniversary at the Sandy Amphitheater bringing local folk groups together from across Utah to perform dances and music from countries around the world. Grab your family and friends and come travel the globe at the Sandy Amphitheater.

Sep 5
The Aquabats

Calling all Bat-Boys and Bat-Girrrls… Don’t miss a night with costume clad crime fighters The Aquabats when they bring their 20th Anniversary Tour to The Depot.

Sep 6
Real Salt Lake vs FC Dallas

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

Sep 6
A Celebration of Cultural Diversity

Performing arts festival featuring world class performers such as Kenshi Taiko Japanes Drummer, La Viet Band, Zivio, Rinceori Don Sproi,  Mariachi America, Little Feathers, Dancers from India, and Kesuchan Peru in partnership with Downtown Farmers Market.

Sep 6
Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival

The ODDBALL Comedy and Curiosity Festival stops at USANA Amphitheatre on Saturday, September 6th.
Tickets are on sale now!
Scheduled to appear:
Aziz Ansari, Chris Hardwick, Demetri Martin, Hannibal Buress, Jeff Ross, Louis C.K. Sarah Silverman, Whitney Cummings

ODDBALL is a full festival experience featuring comedy, a second stage, the cut-throat freak show, a roaming troupe of misfit performers, tasty treats, libations and more!

Tickets and 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 USANA Amphitheatre box office day-of-shows starting at 12PM.
(while supplies last - subject to change - plus applicable fees where applied - 8 ticket limit)

Sep 5 - Sep 7
Salt Lake Greek Festival

The parishioners of the Greek Orthodox Church of Greater Salt Lake, along with the esteemed clergy, Fr. Mathew Gilbert, Fr. Michael Kouremetis, Fr. Elias Koucos and Deacon Anatoly Kiriev, would like to extend a cordial welcome to you, their guests, to the 38th Annual Salt Lake City Greek Festival.

Sep 7
Saturday's Voyeur
Saturday's Voyeur (by Allen Nevins & Nancy Borgenicht) will once again be a voice to the more liberal audience base in Utah. This funny, raucous, truly unique, musical satire written for us and about you will give Utahns a place to laugh at and love living in Utah.
Sep 10
Bluegrass and BBQ Night

Enjoy the incredible view of the Salt Lake Valley while you sit back and relax with some delicious Starfire BBQ and take in the tunes of local bluegrass band, The Lab Dogs!
We welcome you to enjoy the music in the Canyon on the 2nd floor and Starfire BBQ will be on the front terrace and can accept cash and cards for their delectable cuisine.
Bluegrass and Barbecue is free to attend. Guests will have to purchase any food they want to enjoy. Anyone wishing to see The Horse, or any exhibit, will need to pay admission to the Museum. The Museum is open until 9pm every Wednesday.
Don't forget to visit The Horse!
The Horse is a special exhibition that includes cultural objects from around the world and explores the enduring bond between humans and horses. Regular Museum admission is required to see The Horse.

Sep 11
Red Butte Outdoor Concert Series: An Acoustic Evening

Whether it’s through the soul of southern Gospel, 70’s style Funk, Blues, Reggae, or Rock and Roll, Ben Harper has been stunning audiences with incendiary live performances and timeless songwriting. A collaborator by nature, Harper has recorded and performed with a long list of artists including Pearl Jam, Natalie Maines, Jackson Browne, Rickie Lee Jones, and Jack Johnson.Harper’s most recent album Get Up!, is a collaboration with bluesman Charlie Musselwhite.

Sep 11
Drake Vs Lil Wayne

Hip-Hop stars, Drake and Lil Wayne hit USANA Amphitheatre on September 11th!

Tickets are on sale now!

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 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)

VIP packages also available!

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

Aug 23 - Sep 12
Death, the Final Frontier: May the Corpse Be With You

 Poison Ivy Mysteries is a local Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre Experience. We perform intriguing musical murder mystery shows for the public which you can attend at one of our three unique venues. Christophers Steakhouse in Draper, The Hotel and Club Elevate in Salt Lake City and Diamond Lils in Salt Lake City.

The Galactic Alliance is preparing to welcome a new planet into the Alliance and aliens from across the galaxy are meeting in the space station above the newly inducted planet. This conference could seal the fate of the universe but will the outcome be peace or is there an underlying plot for vengeance? Come and be a delegate from another world in Death...the Final Frontier...may the corpse be with you.

Sep 13
Strut Your Mutt

Strut Your Mutt is a leisurely fundraising dog walk and fun run with your dog which will be followed by a doggie-themed festival that includes pet contests, photos, doggie goodies, a kid activity zone, live entertainment and fun activities for the whole family, including food, refreshments, a beer garden and more. It's all to raise money for your favorite local animal welfare group (any of Best Friends’ local No More Homeless Pets Network partners) or for Best Friends Animal Society, and to help Save Them All.

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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On Twitter - https://twitter.com/BootScootinRun
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LinkedIn Group - https://www.linkedin.com/groups/Boot-Scootin-Boogie-Run-6553293

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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New Business Openings in Downtown Salt Lake City

Published: 01/22/2013

Updated January 2013

OPENING SOON:
-By the Glass - A winebar and small plate restaurant by the owners of Café Molise is scheduled to open in the former Speakeasy location at 63 West 100 South as soon as they have a liquor license. In the meantime it will serve as overflow /waiting area for Café Molise.
-Grilla Bites – Natural & organic soups, salads and sandwiches, opening on Gallivan Ave., projected opening in late January.
-A third restaurant with a fine dining concept is under negotiation for the remaining Gallivan Plaza retail space on Gallivan Ave.
-Pizza from Scratch - A wood-fired pizza restaurant has been announced for the retail space in the lower level of the Wells Fargo parking structure on Gallivan Ave. Projected to open in June or July.
-Good Dog, a gourmet hot dog eatery is opening in the former Quiznos location at 30 E. Broadway this winter.
-Bistro 222 – a new Italian bistro from the owner of Tuscany is opening in the street level of the 222 S Main building is opening in March.
-Sonny Bryan’s –This BBQ restaurant is second offering by the owner of Tuscany and is also opening in the ground level of the 222 S Main building in March.
-City Creek Center announced more stores opening by spring 2013: Albion Apparel, Alex & Ani and Microsoft along with two new restaurants, Johnny Rockets and BRIO Tuscan Grille. CCC reports that they will be 98% occupied at that point.
-Neumont University, a leading computer tech school has announced that it will be opening a Salt Lake campus in the in the former Tribune Building at 143 S. Main Street. Renovations are underway with occupancy scheduled for early next summer. There will be 400 students at this Main St. campus and over 80 students living in on-site student housing.
-Dickey’s BBQ – Opening on the corner of 100 and Main in the Crandall building- Date TBA

2013 JUST OPENED:
-Bangkok Terrace – Thai restaurant, opened on Gallivan Ave., January 13th
-The owner of EVA’s opened new bakery cafe called Boulangerie in the former Vasuvio’s location at 155 S. Main the second week of January
-Loft Café –Opened a second location at 248 E. 100 South in the former Nostalgia Coffee Shop location offering gourmet crepes and coffee in January
-Smoked Out Ink – Tattoo parlor opened at 262 South Main St. in early January in the former ATG Wireless location

2012 OPENINGS:
-CUAC – (formerly Central Utah Art Center) moved downtown from Ephraim. Located at 175 E 200 South, it opened in December.
-Apple Spice Bakery & Café opened inside the Wells Fargo building at 299 South Main on the second floor in the former Fresh Aire Café location in December.
-Café Shambala took over the former Everest Tibetan restaurant location at 123 E 200 South in December.
-NATA Gallery- “Not a” gallery—is also a “pop-up” restaurant exhibiting local artists that opened in early December at 29 East 400 South in December in the former House Gallery location. Nata holds three private, interactive dinners a month at the gallery.
-Valter’s Osteria – Valter Nassi has purchased the former Metropolitan Restaurant at 173 West and opened a new Tuscan-style Italian restaurant which opened on November 16th.
-Red Queen Book Arts - A book arts gallery, opened at 171 East Broadway in November.
-La Jolla Groves – a restaurant serving healthy American cuisine just opened the first weekend of November in the former McGraths space at The Gateway.
-Malawi’s Pizza – restaurant serving Pizza’s, salads & pasta, also opened the first week of November at The Gateway in the former Tilt Arcade space.
-The Pink Flamingo Beauty Bar & Barber – opened at 353 West 200 South in October.
-The Shred Shed – An all ages music venue and art gallery featuring all types of music each weekend opened at 60 E. Exchange Place in October.
-City Creek Center had several new stores opened the last quarter of 2012: Apple, Athleta, Aveda, Anthropologie, True Religion Brand Jeans, West Elm, The Art of Shaving and Sprint
-Starbucks – opened a new flagship location on Main St. in the ground level of Crandall Building on the corner of 100 South Main on September 29th.
-Zest Kitchen & Bar, opened in mid-September at 275 South 200 West in the former Hapa Taqueria location. Offering healthy cuisine, organic wines & beers, fresh, hand crafted drinks.
-Vivace (a.k.a. Veloce) , a new quick-serve Italian restaurant from the same owners of Cucina Toscana finally opened on the corner of 300 West & 300 South in September.
-Co2 Café – restaurant opened in the former Deseret Lounge space at 323 South Main St. on Aug 29th.
-Wingers Roadhouse Cafe– opened in late August on the street level of the new Questar building at 333 State St.
-Lenny’s Subs – A new sandwich shop opened in late August at 35 East Broadway.
-Blickenstaff’s - Vintage toy and candy shop, opened at The Gateway mid-August near the Olympic Fountain.
-Called to Surf – A store selling modest swimwear and activewear for water related sports opened at The Gateway mid-August near the Olympic Fountain.
-The Loft Café – coffee and crepes, opened at 328 West 200 South in early August in the lower level of the Westgate office Building.
-Chalk Garden Co-Op opened in the former See’s Candies space in the Crandall building on the corner of 100 South Main on August 1st.
-The Tasting Room – a new event venue and also the new location of Culinary Crafts catering company opened in mid June at 357 West 200 South.
-The Peery Hotel reopened the restaurant space in the former Christopher’s Steakhouse location as the Squeezebox in mid April at 110 West 300 South.
-Urban Vintage Antiques opened this summer at 221 East Broadway in the former Slowtrain Records location.
-Mololo Greenhouse and Nursery opened in late April in the former Global Village space at 361 West 400 South across from Pioneer Park.
-Eborn Books – 254 S. Main, moving to former Sam Wellers location, Coffee Garden is staying.
-Shapiro Luggage – moved back downtown into the US Bank building at 170 S. Main St.
-Manhattan Finds – Upscale consignment shop, opening in the former Souvenir Stop location at 149 S. Main St. – opened March 22.
-The former AJ’s Quik Mart on the 300 Main St. moved next door to a new location last month and renamed the store Main St. Market.
-The Gateway – Several new merchants opened in March: Bettie Page, Epic Board Shop, Francesca’s Collection and G-Star Raw
-City Creek Center – Opened Thursday, March 22, see full list here: http://www.shopcitycreekcenter.com/directory
-Questar moved operations into their new building at 333 S. State in late March.
-Mountain America Credit Union – moved into the retail level of the new Questar Building in mid March.
-Pallet - Contemporary American Bistro – 237 West 400 South next to The Rose Est. coffee shop, opening in mid-February.
-HARMONS – Opened Feb 15th on the corner of State St. and 100 South.
-Ray’s Barber Shop – Opened a second location at 154 S. Main in early March.
-10,000 Villages – Featuring fair-trade products from 130 artisan groups in 38 countries, opened at 120 South Main on Feb 6th.
-The Doused Shop – exclusive name brand “streetwear” opened at 353 West 200 South in January.
-Metro Bistro – coffee shop & café in the lower level of the Metro Condos at 350 South 200 East, opened mid January.
-Pebbles & Twiggs – Furniture consignment store opened in January in the former Zim’s location at 150 S. State Street.
-Plum Alley- a new Asian inspired restaurant by the owner of Copper Onion in the former Sicilia Pizza location at 221 East Broadway – opened in January.
-Roula’s Café – Moved from the Questar building into former T’s Grill location in the lobby of the Ken Garff building at the corner of 400 South Main St.


Compiled by:
Camille Winnie
, Director of Community and Business Relations
Downtown Alliance 
of Salt Lake City
camille@downtownslc.org

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