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Jul 11
21st annual Antelope by Moonlight Bike Ride

Bring your family and friends to the 21st annual Antelope by Moonlight Bike Ride.  This is a non-competitive, family friendly event held by the light of a full-moon on Antelope Island. The ride is 24 miles on an asphalt road. Come early to have a tailgate party with music from our locally famous Endless Summer Band and enjoy our vendors (applications now being taken).  Prizes are offered for the best decorated bike or rider focusing on the theme- Shoot For The Moon. 

Jul 15
Jurassic 5 Reunion Tour w Dilated Peoples

 The Complex and Dead Nation Presents

JURASSIC 5

Word of Mouth Reunion Tour

with

Dilated Peoples

Beat Junkies

JURASSIC 5 – The Rebirth

The moment was ripe for renewal. In the center of the stage was a huge, almost cartoonish turntable anchored by the Jurassic 5 logo in its center. Scratches are heard from DJ Nu-Mark and Cut Chemist, the beat drops and Zaakir emerges, mic in hand, followed by Chali 2na’s distinct, baritone cadence. Then Marc 7 and Akil join the onstage theatrics and for a moment it felt like 1997 all over again. Not bad for a group that called it quits in 2007. This was 2013 and like David Bowie once said:

“It was alright...the band was back together.”

Jurassic 5 was in fact formed of six members; two DJs/Producers coupled with four distinct rappers who, when performing sequences simultaneously, was perfectly tempered, making their early releases stand above the experimental rap that was burgeoning at the time. They weren’t throwback or old school, but they embodied a nostalgic sound that was also at once fresh. Their first release, The Jurassic 5 EP, had songs like “Concrete Schoolyard” and “Jayou”, quickly turned heads to their relaxed yet detailed sound. It also contained “Lesson 6: The Lecture”, an instrumental opus that underscored the group’s deep production value. Fans worldwide became aware of J5’s dynamic stage Their next release, a gold selling Quality Control, was a more fully realized effort which was a charting album on the Billboard Charts, peaking at #43 and largely introduced them to the masses worldwide.

Tracks like “Quality Control”, “Jurass Finish First” and “Swing Set” – became the group’s signature sound, a development of intricate yet simple back-and-forth group dynamics accompanied by deep rooted production from Cut Chemist and DJ Nu-Mark. As momentum snowballed, their next effort, Power in Numbers produced “Day At The Races” featuring legendary Big Daddy Kane and a Hip Hop classic entitled “What’s Golden” which led the group to performances on national television including Conan Obrien and David Letterman.

Feedback (released and distributed worldwide by Interscope) both reached #15 on the Billboard Charts in 2006, would be their last official outing, as Cut Chemist left to pursue solo works. They toured the globe, made fans internationally while many rediscovered their back-catalogue. A year later, the group parted ways. In the years in between, their lore grew on soundtracks and in video games. Members’ solo efforts were well received. Given that everyone left amicably, a reunion was always possible, and yielded two huge European tours when it finally did. A performance at Japan’s Fuji Rock was particularly praised which led to more large-scale North American tour-stops. It had been sixteen years since their “playground tactics, the rabbit in a hat trick” and not a beat The six-member tribe, now of age and full of know-how, are reaching a stage in their career where their full rise will be marked in an upcoming documentary feature currently in the works. This March J5 will tour Singapore, Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii. In June they are back in Europe for a 3 week run...Then in July and August, their spectacular ‘Word Of Mouth’ Tour featuring Dilated Peoples, & The World Famous Beat Junkies.

As DJ Nu-Mark aptly told the LA Times before their reunion at Coachella, this right here is a “Rebirth”.

Jul 17
Journey & Steve Miller Band

JOURNEY and STEVE MILLER BAND are bringing their 2014 Summer Tour to USANA Amphitheatre on July 17th with special guests Tower of Power!

Tickets on sale Friday, Nov. 22, 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)

Diamond-certified album holder Journey has sold 80 million albums worldwide and has earned 19 Top 40 singles and 25 gold, platinum and multi-platinum albums since its formation in 1973 in San Francisco. The prestigious “Legend of Live Award” was presented to Journey at the 2011 Billboard Touring Awards to honor the band’s contributions to live music and the touring business and to acknowledge their commitment to fans and the art of performing live. The band’s 2011 World Tour was one of the band’s most successful tours ever, drawing nearly a million fans and ranked in the Top 15 Tours of the year. 2011 also marked the 30th anniversary of the band’s seminal anthem, “Don’t Stop Believin’,” the biggest selling song from the 20th century in iTunes history. In 2013, Journey toured four continents and performed to more than half a million fans.

One of rock music's all-time greats, the Steve Miller Band has sold more than 30 million records in a career spanning more than 40 years. His trademark blues-rock sound has made him one of the defining artists of classic rock radio. The 2013 touring season by the Steve Miller Band follows four of the most busy, productive years in the long, illustrious career of Steve Miller. He has released two albums in the past few years including the number one blues album, Bingo, and its successor, Let Your Hair Down - the first new Steve Miller Band in eighteen years. In 2010, Miller went back to Europe for the first time in 25 years for a hugely successful round of dates culminating in a sold-out Royal Albert Hall concert in London that opened the door for the band to tour Europe twice in the past three years. In demand around the world as well, they also launched a tour of Australia and New Zealand in Spring 2013.

Check http://www.journeymusic.com/ and http://www.stevemillerband.com/ for more information.

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 18
Wye Oak

Wye Oak's Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack have been playing music together and apart in Baltimore for most of their lives. On stage, they perform with raw energy and sophistication, creating a surprising amount of noise for two people. Their music can be classified as 21st-century folk music, imbued with dense shoegaze guitars, nearly melodic rhythms, and impeccable splashes of electronic color.

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 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!

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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Drinking in Utah

Can you drink in Utah? Absolutely yes ... even on Sunday. Like other major cities, Salt Lake has bars, brewpubs, and restaurants that serve alcohol seven days a week. The "membership requirement" to enter bars was removed in 2009. If you're over 21 you can walk into a bar, order a drink, and enjoy.

In Salt Lake City, Bars are open from 11 am to 2 am. Restaurants can serve liquor, wine, and heavy beer (over 4% by volume) from noon to midnight.  Cheers!


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