Monday, June 25, 2012

Free Summer Fun

I'm not sure how many readers I have left since I've been posting a lot less this past year or two. And I'm not sure how many of you are in Utah or like listening to FREE music in the summer. But I do. So I've been searching around the net for free concerts in my area of Utah and thought I'd share my huge list of shows, all for FREE. I'm sure there are tons more, but this is a very long list to start with. Sorry I can't provide links for all of the artists since the list already took forever to compile, but look some up on YouTube or search them to see if you like the music before attending.

* Central Utah Gardens at 355 W. University Parkway, Orem UT has free outdoor concerts throughout the summer.  Concerts start at 7:00 pm.

June 29   Ryan Innes (Pop/R&B/Soul - *GOTTA GO
July 13   An Rogaire Dubh (Celtic -
July 27   April Meservy & Nikki Forova   (Contemporary - and        *GREAT MUSIC
Aug. 3   Brenda Burch (Country -
Aug. 17 Nik Day (Pop/Jazz/Ragtime -  *CAN'T WAIT!
*BYU Acoustic Explosion  
July 11, Aug. 1, Sept 4,  A night that showcases the amazing musical talents of six student performers will be held at 7 p.m. at Lee Lane. The lawn between the HFAC and WSC. In case of rain go to the Varsity Theatre.
* Provo Rooftop Concert Series   (So much fun!!!)

July 6      Heartbreakers & American Girls: The Songs of Tom Petty
Aug. 3     Isaac Russell w/Book On Tapeworm & John Allred   *GONNA BE GOOD
Sept. 7     Fictionist w/New Electric Sound    *BOTH FUN GROUPS
Oct. 5      The Lower Lights w/The Folka Dots
*Park at 500 North and 100 East Lehi
The audience is asked to bring lawn chairs or a blanket, bring their family and relax while listening to the free outdoor concert, which begins at 7 pm.

July 1      Miss Lehi Reunion
July 8      The Young Sax Quartet, 
July 15    Bittersweet Bluegrass
July 22    JaNae Kotter
July 29    The Shane Lee Band
Aug. 5     Jeff Hinton
Aug. 12   Music City - Butch & Connie Grace
Aug. 19   The Lehi Silver Band & Chorale
*Summer Concert Series at City Center Park 300 E. 100 North Orem       
  7:00 at the stage
June 27     Fully Clothed Gentlemen
June 30     Wasatch Winds
July 7       The Forget Me Knots
July 9       The Elemental
July 11     Rebecca and the Lopez Family
July 14     Center Stage
July 16     Mississippi Mud
July 18     Musician Caleb Blood
July 21     Hale Center Academy for the Performing Arts Youth Group
July 23     Paul Burnside Band
July 28     Taylor Olson    *NICE MUSIC!
July 30     Bluegrass Thunder 
Aug. 1      Utah County Men's Choir
Aug. 4      One
Aug. 6      Utah Lyric Opera
Aug. 10    Gabe Dominguez of Shake Your Face!
Aug. 11    Kemari Rawlings and Sunset Ride
Aug. 13    Matteo
Aug. 18    Mad Dash
Aug. 20    Joe Flores and Maxed Out Puppetry
Aug. 25    Kismet

* Snowbird Hot Tunes and Cool Air

Shows start at 6 p.m. on the Plaza Deck. Coolers are allowed. Remember, no dogs are allowed in Little Cottonwood Canyon. Events are weather dependent and may be cancelled at any time.
June 30   Old Californio
July 7      JP Harris & Tough Choices
July 14    Tinsley Ellis
July 21    The Quick and Easy Boys
July 28    Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band
Aug. 4     Cash’d Out
Aug. 11   Natural Roots
*Night at the Gazebo at Shops at the Riverwoods

June 29       They Shall Be Lions    6:00 - 7:30 pm
July 6          Rio Rock                     7:30 - 8:30 pm
July 16        Constance Jensen        7:30 - 9:00 pm
July 20        Lucid 8                        8:30 - 10:00 pm
July 27       The Headlights            5:00 - 7:00 pm

Rock the River---Battle of the Bands Saturday nights until July 27 and 28 finals
 *Summer Lunch Concerts Murray Park Pavilion #5
Bring your sack lunch and enjoy an hour of entertainment starting at noon.

June 26      Jay Lawrence Vibes Trio
July 3         Public Domain String Band
July 10      Salt City Saints
July 17      Ripe Tomatoes
July 24      No concert for holiday
July 31      B.D. Howes Band
Aug. 7      Murdock Jazz Ensemble
* Magna Music in the Park at the pavilion at Pleasant Green Park at 7:00 pm

June 29     Wolf Gang
July 4        SuperHero    8:00pm (Prior to fireworks)
July 13      New Fiddlers
July 27      Caleb Blood
Aug. 6      The Royal We (during Night Out Against Crime)
Aug. 17    The Steve Walker Project
* Summer Concerts at Deer Valley Resort at outdoor ampitheater 6:00 - 8:00 pm

June 20     Mudpuddle     
June 27     Dr. Bob           
July 11      Afro Omega     
July 18      Swagger
Aug. 1       Shaun Canon  (Used to go by Shaun Barrows)
Aug. 8       Apres Swing Band
Aug. 15     Colin Robison's Honest Soul
Aug. 22     Detonators
Aug. 29     Josh & Friends
*Mondays in the Park Chase Home Museum at Liberty Park 900 S. 500 E. SLC
I couldn't find a time on these.

July 9         Tagaloa - Polynesian music
July 16       Evening in Brazil - bossa nova
July 30       Mariachi Sol de Jalisco - Mexican heritage
Aug. 6       TBA
Aug. 13     TBA
Aug. 20     Voice of Africa
* Summer Concerts at The Canyons    6-8:30 p.m.
Blankets, picnics and chairs will not be allowed in the concert venue until 4:00pm. Parking is limited and concerts are popular.
July 14      Fox Street All Stars
July 21      See-I
July 28      Tea Leaf Green (Note: 5-7 p.m.)
Aug. 4       Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
Aug. 11     Truth & Salvage Co.
Aug. 18     Chali 2na
Aug. 25     Dumpstaphunk
Sept. 1       The Wood Brothers
* Brigham Young Historic Park Salt Lake City

Free concerts take place every Tuesday and Friday in June, July, and August. Concerts begin at 8pm in June and July, and 7:30pm in August. People are welcome to bring a picnic dinner. Seating is available, but visitors can bring their own blankets and chairs if they prefer.
June 26       Touch of Polynesia
June 29       Letter Carriers Band

July 3         Synergy
July 6           Aaron James Karr
July 10         Sam Payne
July 13         SunShade 'n' Rain
July 17         New Hot 5
July 27         Salt Lake Scots

July 31         Randy and Julia
Aug. 3          Mercy River   
Aug. 7          Kindle Creek
Aug. 10        Dr. Decibel
Aug. 14        Octappella
Aug. 17        Hart Strings
Aug. 21        Mountain Jubilee Chorus
Aug. 24        Fire on the Mountain
Aug. 28        Cherie Call    *VERY POPULAR
Aug. 31        The Lower Lights
* Gallivan Center Lunch Bunch  

Live entertainment every weekday afternoon (excluding holidays) May thru September from Noon-1PM. Get out into the sunshine and enjoy your lunch while listening to the sounds of solo acoustic singers, songwriters and local bands. Musical selections include folk, acoustic, rock, jazz, pop, blues, and all variations in between. Please click link above for very long calendar of artists.
* Concerts by the Creek at the Anderson-Foothil branch (Salt Lake library) at 7 pm

Jun 20          Jake and Rebekah Workman (Bluegrass Duo)
Jun 27          Public Domain String Band (Appalachian Old Time)
Jul 11           Better Off With the Blues (Blues)
Jul 18          The Drifter and Miss Judy (Cowboy/Western)
Jul 25          Melody and Tyler (Folk Duo) 
Aug 1          Idlewild (Irish/Celtic)
Aug 8          Red Rock Hot Club (Django Jazz)

1 comment:

  1. Love this! We have been doing weekly field trips, and I need to add a few of these to our list!


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