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Apr 18
Salt Lake City Marathon

The Salt Lake City Marathon is set for April 18, 2015 and is the kind of event you need to see to believe. This gorgeous urban race takes you through some of the most iconic parts of downtown Salt Lake and culminates at the finish line between Library and Washington Squares.  There is something for everyone in the family: a Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 5k, Kid's Marathon (1k), Bike Tour and the NEW 10k In-Line Skate.

Beautiful? Yes. Challenging? Absolutely. And being A Beautiful Challenge is what makes the Salt Lake City Marathon a race you need to see—and run—for yourself. Register today by clicking here.

Apr 17 - Apr 18
Mozart's Jupiter Symphony

Utah Symphony performing works of Hadyn and Mozart, Bernard Labadie, Conducting:

Mozart - Symphony No. 41 in C, K. 551,“Jupiter”
Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 21 in C, K. 467   (Benedetto Lupo, Piano)
Hadyn - Overture to The Deserted Island

Apr 10 - Apr 19
Almost Tango

The program begins with George Balanchine’s joyous Square Dance is replete with breathtaking speed and precision from the dancers, the Baroque strains of Vivaldi and Corelli’s music, and the whimsical humor of a live dance caller. Next, the fierce and dynamic revival of William Forsythe’s brilliantly innovative masterpiece In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated is sure to please. The program culminates with the Utah premiere of resident choreographer Nicolo Fonte’s sensual and powerful Almost Tango, specially re-choreographed for Ballet West.

Apr 17 - Apr 20
Salt Lake Bees vs Sacramento River Cats

Catch the Salt Lake Bees in action when they take on the Sacramento River Cats at Smith's Ballpark!

Apr 20
KRCL Presents Lord Huron

Catch indie folk band Lord Huron when their tour with guest Leon Bridges rolls into The Depot.

Apr 23
Blue October

Blue October will rock The Depot when they hit town. Go check them out!

Apr 23
The Rise of Enduro

Cycling Utah magazine in conjunction with the Scott Enduro Cup presented by Vittoriahost the Utah premiere of the film, The Rise of Enduro, on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at Brewvies Cinema Pub in Salt Lake City. The Rise of Enduro delves into the history and roots of the Enduro format while showcasing the world's most respected riders racing some of the most epic, breathtaking terrain in the world. Several Enduro Cup racers are featured in the film including Curtis Keene, Kyle Warner, and Adam Craig.

"To me, it's the most natural form of mountain bike racing," Jared Graves, current Enduro World Series Leader, describes in the film. "What's cool about Enduro is you've got to keep fighting every stage and give it everything you've got."

On April 23, two screenings of the film will take place at 7:00pm. and 8:30pm. at Brewvies. Tickets cost $7 online before April 23 and $10 at the door the day of. A raffle will take place during each screening with prizes from Scott Sports, Vittoria, The Rise of Enduro and others. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the Wasatch Area Freeride Trails Association.

Apr 21 - Apr 24
Salt Lake Bees vs Fresno Grizzlies

Catch the Salt Lake Bees in action when they take on the Fresno Grizzlies at Smith's Ballpark!

Apr 23 - Apr 25
Reunion

On the threshold of our 50th Anniversary, this concert will kick off a celebration that will climax during RDT's 2015-2016 season.

Featuring alumni choreographers:

-Linda C. Smith
-Kay Clark
-Tim Wengerd
-Bill Evans
-Lynne Wimmer
-Angie Banchero-Kelleher
-Brent Schneider
-Nicholas Cendese
-Nathan Shaw

Apr 24 - Apr 25
The Midtown Men

Together with the Utah Symphony, stars from the original cast of Broadway’s Jersey Boys reunite to sing some of their favorite '60s hits. They took Broadway by storm in one of the biggest hits of all time, and now they’re together again - with the Utah Symphony! 

Apr 25
Real Monarchs vs LA Galaxy II

Come see the Real Monarchs as they battle against the LA Galaxy II.

Apr 25
Lightning Bolt

Over the course of its two-decade existence, Lightning Bolt has revolutionized underground rock in immeasurable ways. The duo broke the barrier between stage and audience by setting themselves up on the floor in the midst of the crowd. Their momentous live performances and the mania they inspired paved the way for similar tactics used by Dan Deacon and literally hundreds of others. Similarly, the band’s recordings have always been chaotic, roaring, blown out documents that sound like they could destroy even the toughest set of speakers. 

Apr 8 - May 3
Mr Perfect

Mr. Perfect tells the tale of four sort-of love stories and asks, “What are the chances?” This romantic comedy centers on Zooey, a quirky flight attendant and romance novel junkie who is on the search for Mr. Perfect. When Zooey happens to meet Jeffery, the narrator of her favorite romance audio books, they end up in the airplane bathroom 32,000 feet over Dayton, Ohio. This sets Zooey on a quest to connect the random events that make up life, hoping to find the meaning of it all.

Apr 10 - May 9
2015 Tulip Festival

Welcome spring this April and enjoy all the colors of the rainbow spread throughout nearly 100 different varieties of tulips during the annual Thanksgiving Point Tulip Festival. Featuring 250,000 tulips displayed in the 55-acre Thanksgiving Point Gardens, the Tulip Festival is an awe-inspiring sight that is redesigned each year to create a new display.

In addition to the spectacular tulips, on Fridays and Saturdays the Tulip Festival includes music, vendors, and food. Also, garden tours and demonstrations are held every day. And though there are hundreds of volunteers and staff working behind the scenes to create the festival, make no mistake about it: Mother Nature is in charge of the show. Regular Garden admission fees apply. Free admission for Thanksgiving Point Members.

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Outdoor Retailer to Remain in Salt Lake as Winter OR Show Kicks Off

Published: 01/22/2013

- Salt Lake to Enjoy $160 Million Impact Over Next Four Years -

 

SALT LAKE CITY, January 22, 2013— Nielsen Expositions, owners of the Outdoor Retailer Summer and Winter Market trade shows, announced today at the annual Winter OR On-Snow Demo held at Solitude Mountain Resort that Salt Lake will remain the host city for the Outdoor Retailer trade shows through at least 2016. The announcement came following an in-depth search for the ideal location to host these prestigious trade shows; the selection confirms Salt Lake’s standing as the outdoor capital of North America and its relevance as a convention destination.

 

With the announcement of Outdoor Retailer remaining in Salt Lake through at least 2016 comes the fact that Utah’s capital city will enjoy the substantial economic impact the Summer and Winter OR shows bring to the community and state, an estimated $40 million annually. The 2013 OR Winter Market, which begins in earnest Wednesday at the Salt Palace Convention Center and runs through Saturday, is projected to bring more than 20,000 manufacturers, retailers and suppliers to the outdoor industry, generating approximately $18.5 million in total visitor spending to Salt Lake and the state of Utah.*

 

“Our hospitality and convention facilities—located right next to the greatest snow on earth—make Salt Lake County the place, we believe—for Nielsen Expositions and the Outdoor Retailers.  I’m very pleased that the county, the city and the state will continue to reap the economic benefits that come with hosting this prestigious trade show.  I appreciate the effort leading up to this exciting news and thank Nielsen Expositions and the Outdoor Retailers for renewing their commitment to be here.  The future looks bright for everyone involved,” said Mayor McAdams.

 

“We couldn’t be more thrilled with Nielsen’s announcement to stay in Salt Lake as we kick off yet another OR show here in the beautiful Wasatch Mountains at Solitude Mountain Resort,” said Scott Beck, president & CEO of Visit Salt Lake. “As host city of the OR shows since 1996, and partners with Nielsen and Outdoor Industry Association to produce excellent shows year in and year out, we genuinely feel our community’s service-first mentality and our unparalleled access to this industry’s proving grounds, the great outdoors, makes Salt Lake the obvious choice for the OR shows.”

 

In Utah, active outdoor recreation continues to fuel tremendous economic growth, contributing $5.8 billion annually to the state’s economy, supporting 65,000 jobs, generating nearly $300 million in annual state tax revenues, and producing nearly $4 billion annually in retail sales and services across Utah, accounting for almost five percent of the Gross State Product. 

 

“Not only do we recognize the enormous financial impact of the two OR trade shows, but we also appreciate how these shows speak to the ‘ethos’ of what our community has to offer the outdoor recreationalist throughout the year,” added Beck. “Of course, with this announcement comes an even greater opportunity and need to continue to look for ways to improve our city as a travel destination, both for trade shows like Outdoor Retailer and for all of our visitors.”

Visit Salt Lake is a private, non-profit corporation responsible for the promotion of Salt Lake as a convention and travel destination. Visit Salt Lake’s mission is to improve the area economy by attracting and providing support to conventions, leisure travelers and visitors while being a leader in environmental responsibility. Salt Lake is a unique fusion of metropolitan city and quaint mountain town; the towering Wasatch Mountains that embrace Salt Lake offer a dramatic backdrop to the vibrancy and activities of downtown. For more information on all that Salt Lake has to offer, go to www.VisitSaltLake.com.

* Total visitor spending figures are based on surveys of convention delegates conducted by the University of Utah’s Bureau of Economic and Business Research (BEBR). Surveys conducted by BEBR over the last five years indicate the average delegate spends $923 while attending a convention in Salt Lake.


- Visit Salt Lake -

 

Contacts:

Karen Boe 801-230-5404 Karen@BoeMarketing.com

Shawn Stinson 801-534-4913 sstinson@visitsaltlake.com 

Alyson Heyrend, Communications Director, Mayor McAdams cell 385-313-4584  AHeyrend@slco.org

 

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