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Jul 24
Twilight Concert Series: Charles Bradley

The 2014 Twilight Concert Series presents Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaires live at Pioneer Park featuring special guests the Budos Band. Together, these incredible performers are sure to deliver an evening of explosive musical energy. 

Jul 24
Days of '47 Parade

Colorful floats, bands, horses, clowns and other entries thrill thousands of spectators each year. Many families camp out on the streets the night before to ensure a great seat to catch it all the following morning. The Parade starts at State Street and South Temple.

We encourage you to join us for a wonderful morning of excitement and colorful entries in our much-loved Parade.  During early June, check back to view a list of the parade entries in the order they will appear.

Remember that businesses are in operation and residents live along the Parade route.  Please respect their property!  Let them get some sleep if you’re camping overnight nearby and be sure to pick up trash and remove all your camping gear (like that sofa or mattress that is headed to the dump!) on Thursday morning before you leave the area.

Here’s another grand idea for you!  After the Parade, mosey on over to the EnergySolutions Arena where our Rodeo will be getting underway.  This is a return of the decades-old tradition of the Rodeo and Parade in downtown Salt Lake.  Don’t miss our bronco-bustin’ action!

Jul 21 - Jul 26
Days of '47 Cowboy Music Festival

Join us for a FREE Cowboy Music Festival on the Plaza at Energy Solutions Arena.

Monday: Charley Jenkins Band in the arena following the bullriding
Tuesday: Michael Martin Murphey on the plaza following the rodeo
Wednesday: Michael Martin Murphey on the plaza following the rodeo
Thursday: No Limits on the plaza following the rodeo
Friday: Charley Jenkins Band on the plaza following the rodeo
Saturday: Train on 300 West following the rodeo. Sponsored by Zions Bank

Jul 5 - Jul 26
Saturday Flying Ace All-Stars Aerial Show

Catch the high-flying action every summer weekend in the Flying Ace All-Stars Freestyle Show presented by Montage Deer Valley.  See Olympians and National Team skiers and snowboarders perform acrobatic feats as they soar up to 60 feet in the air before landing in the Park's 750,000 gallon Aerials Pool.  A great show for the whole family, this half-hour choreographed production will leave you breathless!

Jul 22 - Jul 26
Days of '47 Rodeo

The Days of '47 Komatsu Equipment Rodeo has consistently been rated one of the nation's top PRCA rodeos. World Champion cowboys and cowgirls compete for over $200,000 in prize money as they make their way to the National Finals Rodeo. The Days of '47 Komatsu Equipment Rodeo is a destination rodeo for these champions.

We'll feature Bareback and Saddle Bronc Riding, Bull Riding, Barrel Racing, Team Roping, Steer Wrestling and Tie-down Roping. Bull riders will be protected by PRCA bull fighters and barrel/rodeo clown Troy Lerwill, aka "Wild Child." Wild Child's amazing antics and world-famous comedy really entertain the crowds.

The Days of '47 Rodeo Salt Lake is a private, nonprofit, volunteer, charitable organization. Our mission is honoring our pioneer heritage and educating Utah's kids.

Jul 19 - Jul 27
The Horse: Opening Week!

Open on Saturday, July 19, 2014 for members and Monday, July 21, 2014 for non-members
Explore the Enduring Bond between Humans and Horses
The Natural History Museum of Utah is excited to host The Horse. Over time, humans have preyed upon horses, domesticated them, bred them for work and play and forged deep emotional and spiritual connections with them. Come discover the fascinating story of how humans have shaped the horse and how the horse, in turn has shaped us.
The Natural History Museum of Utah and Wells Fargo will present several programs during the exhibition’s opening week:
• Build a Horse
• Horse Evolution
• From the Horses Mouth: Meet horse-related experts and interact with tools of their trade!
The Horse Exhibition Gallery Tours: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
This special exhibition includes cultural objects from around the world, a hand-painted diorama depicting the evolution of the horse and interactives that invite you to test your strength in horsepower, identify different breeds and peek inside a life-size, moving horse. Horses are integral to our history and touch us as individuals. Celebrate our bond with these magnificent creatures!
In addition, explore one of Utah’s most important horse stories – the connection of the Ute people to horses. The Ute were among the first North American tribes to acquire horses from the Spanish in the 1600s. Discover how horses transformed Ute life in ways that continue to reverberate today.
The Horse: Opening Week will run through Sunday, July 27, 2014. The Horse Exhibition runs through January 4, 2015.

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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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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