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Dec 19
So You Think You Can Dance Live

So You Think You Can Dance Live, the 11-time Primetime Emmy Award-winning show that sparked America’s fascination with dance, is set to captivate audiences again – live on tour – with more stops than ever before.

Celebrating its momentous 11th season, So You Think You Can Dance Live’s Top 10 finalists make their way across North America, performing in more than 70 cities

The Season 11 tour lineup includes the following Top 10 finalists: Bridget Whitman, Casey Askew, Emilio Dosal, Jacque LeWarne, Jessica Richens, Ricky Ubeda, Rudy Abreu, Tanisha Belnap, Valerie Rockey and Zack Everhart

Dec 19
21st Annual Winter Solstice Celebration Concert

This is the 21st year of an annual Winter Solstice Celebration Concert held at and sponsored by the Cathedral Church of St. Mark. Special Guest aritst is Peggie Perkins a past Grammy nominated singer from Los Angeles. Other guest performers include Corey Christiansen, Jack Wood, Curtis Woodbury, Larry Jackstien, Jay Lawrence and Lars Yorgason.  

Dec 21
Santa Sunday

First 100 people dressed in a complete Santa Claus suit ski free and access a special Tram at 10:15 a.m.

Register at the Activity Center from 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. and meet outside the Activity Center at 10:15 a.m. to be escorted to a special Santa Express Tram.

Full outfits must include a white beard or wig, traditional red jacket with white trim and belt and red pants.
 

Dec 20 - Dec 23
Marry Christmas

This season's Script-In-Hand Series is something special for the holidays: Marry Christmas!  Celebrate the first anniversary of marriage equality with us as we share real-life marriage stories.  All proceeds benefit Restore Our Humanity.  Cast TBA, directed by Jason Bowcutt.

Dec 24
Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade and Fireworks

Join us at dusk on the Plaza Deck for bonfires, the Torchlight Parade, and a great fireworks display. At the end, Santa Claus will rappel out of the Tram to say hello to the kids!

In the Snowbird Center, there will also be a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service.

Dec 5 - Dec 27
A Year with Frog and Toad

SLAC believes in the power of the arts to enhance children’s literacy, educational performance and interest in learning. A Year with Frog and Toad will include eight free matinee performances for over 1,400 Title I schoolchildren. As school curriculums continue to narrow at the expense of the arts, SLAC’s free performances provide a live theatrical experience to academically at-risk schoolchildren who often lack access to opportunities as basic as field trips and arts exposure. SLAC will also offer discounted performances for non-Title I schools; literary partnerships with the Salt Lake City Public Library and local bookstores; an online study guide available for schools and students as they prepare for their visits; and collaborations with local organizations and sponsors.

Dec 29 - Dec 31
EVE Winter Fest

Salt Lake City comes to life with EVE Winter Fest, a three-day celebration with concerts, DJs, grown-up drinks and engaging activities for kids and families. Discover everything that downtown has to offer with one all-access pass. With twelve venues and over 100 individual events, Eve Winter Fest is jam packed with fun for everyone. Cheer on the Utah Jazz against the Minnesota Timberwolves, skate under the lights at The Gallivan Center, or learn about the universe at the Clark Planetarium Hansen Dome. Plus, all of your family favorites such as Bounce Town, Ball Room, and HoopDeDoo are back. Ring in the new year with music from Fictionist, a VIP party at UMOCA and the USA's largest disco ball.

Dec 5 - Dec 31
The Nutcracker

The New York Times critic called it “one of the best productions I’ve ever seen.” You’ll call it pure entertainment and a wonderful holiday experience. Join Clara, her magical nutcracker prince and exotic characters from around the world, for the 59th edition of William Christiansen’s The Nutcracker and see why this is the longest-running full production in America.

Dec 31 - Jan 1
EVE Hops and Spirits VIP Experience

New this year as part of the EVE Winter Fest is the VIP Experience at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art. This immersive 21-and-older event features locally made Epic Brewery, Jack Rabbit Gin, Vida Tequila, Five Wives Vodka and savory appetizers, all in a setting of spontaneous performances with beats provided by SLC’s finest, DJ Jesse Walker.

Jan 2
Utah Jazz vs Atlanta Hawks

Come see the Utah Jazz as they take on the Atlanta Hawks.

Jan 1 - Jan 3
Holiday Carnival and Expo

Carnival with rides, games, food, laser tag, climbing wall, dunking booth to dunk elves, Santa and others in fake snow, giant "Giving Tree" with donations and proceeds from the event to go to Reach the Children USA; and exhibit booths (home improvement, boutique, health and wellness and others).

Jan 9
Nico and Vinz

See Scandinavian music sensation Nico and Vinz live  at the UCCU Center!

Jan 9
Randy Rogers Band

The State Room presents a night of country with the Randy Rogers Band at The Depot.

Jan 11
Richard Elliott and Tony Arnold

Celebrated soprano Tony Arnold returns to NOVA for Messiaen’s poignant song cycle,Harawi. The first half of this event features the Choristers of the Madeleine Choir School singing Gregorian Chant and Mormon Tabernacle organist Richard Elliot performing Bach’s Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor

Jan 15
Debussy Francaix Poulenc Ibert

The Utah Symphony presents a program comprised of music of Debussy, Francaix, Poulenc and Ibert.

Jan 16
Utah Jazz vs Los Angeles Lakers

Come see the Utah Jazz as they take on the Los Angeles Lakers.

Jan 23 - Jan 24
Utah Grizzlies vs Bakersfield Condors

Come see the Utah Grizzlies as they battle the Bakersfield Condors.

Jan 26
Utah Jazz vs Boston Celtics

Come see the Utah Jazz as they take on the Boston Celtics. 

Jan 27
Particle

Particle is a jam band formed in Los Angeles in 2000. The current lineup includes Steve Molitz (keyboard), Eric Gould (bass), Darren Pujalet (drums) and Ben Combe (guitar). The music of Particle can be characterized as a combination of rock and roll, electronica and funk. Particle is currently recording their sophomore studio effort with producer Steve Goldman and engineer Marc Johnson to be released in 2007.

Jan 28
Utah Jazz vs Los Angeles Clippers

Come see the Utah Jazz as they take on the Los Angeles Clippers.

Jan 30 - Jan 31
Flabbergast

Re-flabbergastation!

Back by popular demand is the return of Flabbergast, our SHOW FOR ALL AGES. Created by circus director and choreographer Tandy Beal with original music by Jon Scoville, this piece takes a magical and mystery filled tour through time and space and immerses audiences in a journey of wonder. The program will also include the return of fan favorite, You and the Space Between, by Miguel Azcue, a Ririe-Woodbury alum now based in Sweden. This work will challenge your notion of time and space and provide a playful and mesmerizing experience.

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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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