Utah Concert Series
Red Butte Concert Series
Listen to your favorite artists perform live while enjoying a stunning mountain backdrop of the Wasatch Range at the Red Butte Concert Series. This family-friendly outdoor concert series draws big-name acts like Nathaniel Rateliff, Bela Fleck and Seal, as well as many other incredible artists and the venue also hosts performances like the Utah Shakespeare Festival and Utah Symphony. Pack your cooler with your favorite snacks, bring along some warm clothes for the evening chill, and get ready to enjoy an incredible performance. Shows do sell out, so be sure to purchase tickets early.
The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square
The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square, formerly known as the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, has been performing in Salt Lake City and around the world for over 100 years. The group has reached enormous fame and reverence worldwide, boasting performances at 10 presidential inaugurations, the 2002 Winter Olympics and countless others. However, none of these experiences rival seeing the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square in downtown Salt Lake City, where the hundreds of angelic voices are joined by the rich timber of the Tabernacle’s famous pipe organ. With national tours, spoken word podcasts, livestream videos and weekly performances, there are plenty of chances to experience the joy of listening to the Tabernacle Choir.
Twilight Concert Series
Summer evenings were made for live music. For over 30 years, downtown Salt Lake City has come alive with evening music as the sun goes down, bringing both nationally known artists and local performers to the stage at the popular Twilight Concert Series. Performers over the years have included Solange, Cat Power and The Roots, and the lineup always showcases a diverse array of musical styles and artists. A delicious array of food trucks and vendors provide a culinary experience to match the auditory delight. And just north of Salt Lake City, Ogden Twilight brings live tunes to the city Ogden.
Utah Concert Venues
From enormous arenas packed with crowds for cheering big-name megastars to intimate venues serving as launching grounds for up-and-coming artists, Utah’s music scene has something for everyone. Check out these incredible Salt Lake concert venues for a taste of the musical stylings the region has to offer.
Salt Lake City Concert Venues
Located in downtown Salt Lake City, Abravanel Hall is named for Maurice Abravanel, a beloved symphony conductor and “champion of classical music throughout Utah.” The hall is home to the renowned Utah Symphony and has been revered for its acoustical excellence since 1979. Built as a concert hall inside a brick structure, it removes the sounds of the city and allows concertgoers to enjoy superior sound quality while enjoying classical performances, pops concerts, films, talks and private functions. The four-story glass lobby features gold-leaf, chandeliers hand-strung with Bohemian crystals, views of the Wasatch Mountains and a Dale Chihuly blown glass sculpture in the lobby.
Located on Main Street and named for George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles, the Eccles Theater offers a premier experience for music, live theater, comedy, dance, films and more. It is home to touring Broadway shows from Broadway Across America as well as the “Live! At the Eccles” series. The stunning interior is worth a trip even if you don’t have tickets, boasting stunning chandeliers and an outdoor terrace featuring gorgeous views of the mountains and city. The 2,500-seat Delta Performance Hall is inspired by southern Utah’s canyons, with colors and patterns reminiscent of the geologic gems, along with a ceiling of stars which is sometimes incorporated into performances.
Known as SLC’s most versatile concert venue, the Gallivan Center hosts everything from concerts to ice skating events, and includes an amphitheater, banquet rooms and more. In previous years, the Gallivan Center has hosted free concerts and movie series, so keep an eye out for events.
Featuring five different venues for live music — including one outdoor and four indoor options — The Complex is a decade-old live music megacenter right downtown. Stars like Billie Eilish, Billy Idol, Travis Scott and Slayer have all graced this stage. From Rockwell, the largest venue with a 2,500-person capacity, to the more intimate 425-person Vertigo, which is often used for dance party events, it features a variety of options. Papa Wolf’s Lounge is a 21+ bar and lounge that is often open during events, which can be livestreamed.
Located in the historic Union Pacific Building, this four-story venue hosts up to 1,200 people for live music events. Over the years, legends like BB King and Bob Weir have played at The Depot, along with plenty of other acts. Tickets are generally for standing room, but premium seating is available with elevated viewing areas and amenities.
The Urban Lounge
This late-night 21+ venue has featured unique performers, from internationally-acclaimed artists to “underground” and local artists since 2001. Enjoy the intimate bar setting along with adult beverages. Make the most of your visit by stopping by the mouthwatering RYE eatery next door for a bite to eat before the show.
Home of the Utah Jazz, Vivint Arena typically hosts over 100 events each year and a wide array of concerts, including megastars like Justin Bieber, Celine Dion, Alan Jackson and JoJo Siwa. Located just west of downtown, this 20,000-seat arena is one of the largest concert venues in all of Utah. Before you find your seats, grab a bite to eat at one of over 30 restaurants inside the arena.
More Salt Lake City Venues
- Bourbon House: cocktail emporium and craft kitchen with a large bourbon selection and live entertainment in a relaxed, stylish setting
- Elevate: popular dance club and bar offering concerts, plus a weekly Latin night on Fridays and hip hop on Saturdays
- Garage on Beck: roadhouse bar and grill in an industrial setting northwest of the Capitol Building with Utah-inspired bar food, weekly live jazz and local music.
- Gracies: patios offer downtown views and the Gastropub serves excellent food and cocktails alongside regular live music, sporting events or DJs
- Keys on Main: bustling destination for dueling piano performances and inventive cocktails in a clubby space with reservable tables and a VIP section
- Kilby Court: an underground venue with garage-rock atmosphere, hosting local favorites and touring stars alike
- Lake Effect: a curated and elegantly designed cocktail menu combines original cocktails with the classics and Spanish-inspired fare
- The Loading Dock: all-ages compact performance and event venue behind the more visible Club X, just south of downtown’s Pioneer Park
- Metro Music Hall: underground nightclub featuring eclectic live bands & DJs, plus cabaret shows and weekly gay events
- Sky SLC: large, two-story music venue with a retractable roof featuring concerts and DJ dance parties with high-tech lighting and sound
- The State Room: 21+ venue on state street with a full bar, theater seating and dance floor
- Tavernacle Social Club: dueling pianos with broad repertoires and audience engagement kicks off at 9 p.m. Wednesday–Saturdays
Utah's Music Scene
5 Utah Music Festivals Adding a Soundtrack to Your Road Trip
Music is deeply entrenched in Utah's cultural lifestyle. For example, read about Utah's capital, Salt Lake City, and you'll soon discover it's one of a handful of cities its size that is home to a professional ballet, symphony and opera, alongside multiple theater companies, dance companies, America's choir and so much more. Music is as much a part of Utah's landscape as our iconic mountains and arches. Discover some of Utah's music festivals here.
A Night Out at the Rabbithole
Jazz means more than basketball in Utah. Jazz means music. The Rabbithole is just one example of Utah’s flourishing music scene.
'Bad' Brad: A Story of Blues, Blood and Legendary Jazz
Meet Utah’s legendary DJ and blues musician, “Bad” Brad Wheeler. Take a peek into the history of Salt Lake City’s music scene through the memories of Bad Brad.
Many-Sizes-Fit-All within Salt Lake City’s Growing Subcultures
Explore Salt Lake City, Utah's celebrated subcultural music and art scene through concerts, festivals or even club nights. To catch these events, sights and sounds all you have to do is venture downtown.
Music of the Cottonwoods
Discover the sound of two iconic Utah bands — Talia Keys and the Love and Pixie and the Partygrass Boys — whose music is inspired by their love of life and nature.
Mystic Hot Springs and Music Festival
Explore on of the best hot springs in Utah, the Mystic Hot Springs in Monroe.
Crucialfest weaves metal and indie rock into the fabric of Salt Lake City
Short List: Local Salt Lake City Nightlife Picks
Make the most of winter's shortened daylight by extending your Utah ski trip into the night. Sure, some resorts offer incredible night skiing — so, okay, after that — but then the night really gets going in downtown Ski City.
Temple Square: The Geographical and Musical Heart of Salt Lake
Learn more about Temple Square: The Geographical and Musical Heart of Salt Lake City and home to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and their weekly performances.
The Legendary Joe McQueen: Utah's Original Jazz
Legendary saxophonist Joe McQueen came to the city of Ogden , Utah, in 1945 for a two-week gig and he never left. For decades he was the musical godfather of Ogden's lively 25th Street.
The Salt of Sound: Live Music in Salt Lake City
Check out the live music scene while visiting Utah. Salt Lake City’s numerous music venues offer something for every music lover. Watch Salt of Sound for a taste.
Urban and RYE: An Intimate Mixture of Music and Local Eats
Come in and experience the unique fare from the RYE Diner, one of the best restaurants in Salt Lake City. Then enjoy the hot beats at the Urban Lounge.
Urban Vibe and Funeral Potatoes
For fun places to eat in Salt Lake City find the Garage on Beck. Check out the vintage artifacts, the fresh food (funeral potatoes) and the fine live music.