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The Salt Lake Scene

Category - Arts & Culture

  • USANA Amphitheater's Summer Concerts

    From rock, to country, to pop royalty, big names and enthralling musical acts can be enjoyed from the gentle slopes of Utah's USANA Amphitheatre in West Valley City. As the sun sets to the west of the Wasatch mountains, the expanse of fiery alpenglow compliments the fantastic acoustics of one of the

  • Culture Guide to Salt Lake

    Salt Lake’s awe-inspiring nature may reign supreme, but there’s plenty of culture to go around, too. A quick weekend getaway can easily turn into a world of discovery in this home to some of the country’s leading festivals and innovative art galleries. From this summer’s Twilight Concert Series to

  • Salt Lake's Art Galleries

    Beneath its mountain-town image, Salt Lake is, at its heart, an art town. Here, performance arts, music, and visual arts have captivated Salt Lake citizens since the city's founding. In fact, the first public building in Utah, built in 1851, was a Social Hall where early pioneer settlers could

  • The Sounds of Salt Lake

    Salt Lake is home to much more than The Greatest Snow on Earth—our city draws athletes, entrepreneurs and artists, creating an eclectic atmosphere both the downtown, and in the mountains. While most visitors are familiar with the Salt Lake's endemic pioneering culture, what people don't know about

  • Ty Burrell Demystifies Utah's Liquor Laws

    Beyond his love letter to Salt Lake, and bringing two of our favorite imbibing locations to the city, Ty Burrell is representing our city about as well as any person in town. If you aren't already a fan of Ty, or Sean Evan's Hot Ones channel on Youtube, its time to get acquainted. Watch the vid for

  • The Salt Lake Food Scene

    Sure, Salt Lake might have been known for casseroles, green jello, and caffeine-free soda historically, but boy have times changed. Salt Lake’s culinary scene is blossoming like a desert rose, and we have awards to prove it. From some of the best traditional Mexican food in the nation, to

  • Salt Lake - Stereotypes Be Damned

    Salt Lake is known for many things, but what you might not know is that our beautiful corner of the West is a burgeoning urban City with unparalleled beauty, gastronomy, and culture. Salt Lake will surprise you. The streets are buzzing with a new, vibrant energy, and there’s no better time to visit

  • NY Post Lists Salt Lake as Second Most Hip City in America

    “Move over, Brooklyn and Oakland, Calif. — the most hipster-infested cities in America are actually in the middle of nowhere.” OK, so here in Salt Lake, we’re somewhat used to being considered to be ‘out in the middle of nowhere,’ but what we aren’t used to, is for a New York publication naming us

  • Salt Lake's Best Holiday Events

    ‘Tis the season, and while the temps are dropping, the lights, events, and holiday cheer is bubbling up in Salt Lake. Whether you’re looking for family fun or more elevated evening diversions, Salt Lake has something in store. As the urban gateway to Utah, and the Greatest Snow on Earth, Salt Lake

  • Central City

    The aptly named Central City is right in the thick of things, nestled between Salt Lake’s downtown district and the University area up the hill. While it’s hard to be more centrally situated than this, very few streets in Central City actually feel busy. Yes, you’ll find fresh new residential

  • Salt of Sound - Bad Brad Wheeler

    “Bad” Brad Wheeler—as he’s affectionately known in Salt Lake—is a Utah mainstay, and 6-feet and 5-inches of harmonica playing, mind-speaking, goodness. Formerly Salt Lake’s most iconic public radio DJ, Brad takes you on a tour of the City’s eclectic music scene. It might surprise you, but Salt Lake

  • Tracy Aviary

    Under the towering trees of centrally located Liberty Park you might hear the surprising sounds of hoots, shrieks, caws, and cries. There’s no reason to be alarmed, that’s simply the resident flock of birds that dwell within the Tracy Aviary. For almost 80 years, the aviary has delighted

  • The Natural History Museum of Utah

    Along the burnished foothills of the Salt Lake Valley, tucked alongside the Bonneville Shoreline Trail, lies a sinuous and arresting building clad in copper. Appearing to meld with the landscape, its russet walls mimic the hues and rugged terrain of the red buttes that tower above its rooftop. The

  • Utah Museum of Fine Arts Unveils New Remodel

    On a cold day in January of 2016, the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, located on the University of Utah campus, shuttered its doors in preparation for a massive metamorphosis. Since its lauded opening in 2001, the gallery hadn’t undergone any major changes or updates in 17 years. Now, 19 months later,

  • Salt Lake’s Vegetarian Super Heroes

    While Salt Lake is known to draw some of the world’s best skiers, climbers, cyclist, and all kinds of outdoor enthusiast, most are unaware that these athletes and artists are creating eclectic and incomparable subculture reflective of the outdoor adventurers who call Salt Lake home. You might be

  • Top 8 Things To Do in Downtown Salt Lake

    Downtown Salt Lake, like most cities’ downtowns, is a hub for business, arts, entertainment, dining, and nightlife. Young professionals are moving to this neighborhood in droves to be close to transit and occupy dozens of new apartment buildings and condos, a hip new restaurant or bar opens

  • Downtown Salt Lake's Best Dining and Drinking

    Downtown Salt Lake, like most cities’ downtowns, is a hub for business, arts, entertainment, dining, and nightlife. Young professionals are moving to this neighborhood in droves to be close to transit and occupy dozens of new apartment buildings and condos, a hip new restaurant or bar opens

  • Salt Lake’s Loveland Living Planet Aquarium

    You don’t have to travel to the remote jungles of South America to experience the brilliance of flashing feathers and the cackles of exotic bird life. It may be surprising, but a fantastic array of creatures without fins or gills can be found at Salt Lake's Loveland Living Planet Aquarium. And of

  • The Boston Globe Lauds Salt Lake

    Most people who visit Salt Lake are often surprised at what is happening here in our cozy corner of the West. While the Mormon culture and outdoor and red rock beauty are well known, the burgeoning urban culture in Utah’s capital city is creating a real buzz. According to The Boston Globe, Salt