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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
Red Butte 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 8
OK Go

Of all the superlatives ever thrown at OK Go, "world's most creative band" might fit best. Theirs is a project of the modern age, defined by vision as opposed to boundaries. It starts with a growing canon of infectious songs (the band's fourth album is forthcoming), and explodes out from there into a million creative endeavors: their videos are art projects that the whole world sees; their live shows are immersive and surprising; their free time is invested in apps and op-eds and a host of other experiments that all fall under fun, ambitious, or just really cool to try.

Aug 8 - Aug 9
6th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival

Craft Lake City, a 501(c3) charitable organization, announced today that Harmons Neighborhood Grocer will be one of this year’s Presenting Sponsor for the 6th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival.

As a longtime customer, I am personally thrilled to have Harmons as a major partner for our sixth year of festivities,” says Craft Lake City’s Executive Director, Angela H. Brown. “Harmons connects customers with quality products from regional food purveyors. This valuable service supports Utah’s craft food creators and shares our organization’s goal of elevating the creative culture in our community.

The outdoor alternative arts festival will include over 200 vendors specializing in handmade goods such as: silk screened posters, progressive crafts, DIY designs, reconstructed clothing, knitted items, jewelry, letter-pressed books and more, along with local musicians and performers, craft food vendors, and a Science & Technology building to showcase the work and ideas of DIY Engineers.

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
 

Aug 12
Jenny Lewis

See one of the most celebrated indie musicians live when Jenny Lewis takes the stage at The Depot.

Aug 13
Bluegrass & BBQ Night

 

 Enjoy the incredible view of the Salt Lake Valley while you sit back and relax with some delicious NHMU Cafe BBQ and take in the tunes of local bluegrass band, Greenbrier Connection!

We welcome you to enjoy the music in the Canyon on the 2nd floor and the Cafe can accept cash and cards for their delectable cuisine.


Don't forget to visit The Horse!

A 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.

Aug 14
Twilight Concert Series: Beck

The 2014 Twilight Concert Series presents Beck live at Pioneer Park with special guest Future Islands. Don't miss this chance to experience this legendary musician performing live as he tours in support of his newly released album Morning Phase. 

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Why Utah Is A Beer-Lovers Paradise

Published: 01/17/2013

by, Maile Keone, Huffingtonpost.com

I like beer, so my travels frequently find me seeking out places that make great beer. Luckily, I live in a state where some passionate people built local breweries that make craft beer. And while there is still lingering suspicions of bizarre liquor laws in Utah, recent changes to the laws have made it a non-issue. The membership requirement to enter bars that many people reference was removed in 2009. More info on the laws can be found here; but trust me, you can stroll into a bar and order a drink seven days a week.

In order to convince you to come to Utah for a reason other than the best skiing in the world and our five stunning National Parks, I decided to highlight what is happening in the local craft beer scene in Utah through one of my recent day trips.

The Brewers Association, a not-for-profit trade association of American craft brewers defines craft brewing as "small and independent" with annual production of "6 million barrels of beer or less." They also added that no more than 25 percent of the brewery can be owned or controlled by a beverage industry member who is not also a craft brewer. According to beerinfo.com, the term "craft beer" is beer that is made using traditional methods with consideration for flavor over mass appeal.

My quest for craft beer started with the Uinta Brewery. Situated on the west side of Salt Lake City, it is one of the only locally owned and operated breweries in Utah. Founded in 1993, 2013 marks the brewery's 20th anniversary. According to their sales literature the company is "named after the only major East-West running mountain range in the Continental U.S." Uinta attends beer festivals across the country in different cities, states and ski towns. They have won numerous awards, including nine in 2012, according to their web site. Tough job, but somebody has to pour those samples.

Many thanks go to Jamie Horton, the account manager who arranged our tour. I was introduced to Jamie through my boyfriend Jim, who has an ongoing love affair with craft beer. We ran into Jamie at several festivals during the year and each time I would mentioned wanting to know more about the brewery. So she met us in their Brewhouse Pub for a private tour. We arrived early with the intention to eat lunch and sample the product before the tour -- it would seem wrong not to do so.

At the start of the tour, Jamie told us they consider themselves craft brewers and that it is currently the only growth category in the beer industry. A Brewers Association report confirms this, stating a 2011 growth rate for craft brewers of 13 percent by volume and 12 percent in the first half of 2012. In comparison, the overall beer industry declined by 1.3 percent.

Uinta's sales in 2012 will exceed 2011 by 60 percent. In 2012 they produced 45,000 barrels of beer. It may seem like a lot, but in comparison, Coors Beer produces just over 20 million barrels a year. Sixty percent of Uinta's beer is sold in Utah, and the rest is distributed to 22 other states.

Jamie surmised that in addition to award winning craft beer, part of their growth is directly attributable to new packaging, a proprietary bottle with a unique shape and new, very hip labeling. One of the aspects of the new bottle is an embossed compass circling the bottle. According to Lindsay Berk, Uinta's marketing manager, "the symbolism of a compass just felt right and fitting, and thus became part of our logo and our proprietary bottle." She added that part of what it evokes is the company's sense of direction and focus on brewing quality, consistent beers. Another interpretation is related to their sense of adventure and exploration, both inside and outside the brewery.

I invited two of my co-workers to tag along on the tour because I knew they would appreciate the opportunity. And I was right. While touring the brewery they were in awe of the mash tuns, brew kettles and fermentation tanks. If you don't know what any of these things are, run, don't walk to your closest brewery that offers a tour -- it is fascinating. My favorite parts were the bottling and kegging stations. During our tour they were in full swing and we dodged forklifts and boxes flying down the line as we gaped at the vast quantities of beer.

After 20 years, Uinta's beer is still creative and inventive. My personal favorite is the Yard Sale Winter Lager. Although I'm not a copious beer drinker, I love the stuff. More importantly I love the craft beer culture. The gleam in the eyes of the guys who came with me reminded me how much beer drinkers love beer. The people at Uinta Brewing genuinely love what they do and the joy it provides. If you have the chance to visit our great state, stop by and say hello. Raise your glass of Yard Sale and toast the craft beer culture.

Have you ever thought about taking a trip just to visit a craft brewery?

 

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