It’s Not Too Late To Catch A Red Butte Concert This Summer
Summer break may not be a thing in the corporate world, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy an evening at the Red Butte Gardens lawn. The venue’s summer concert series―despite high demand―still has tickets available for several of their most promising shows. Here are a few you can still catch this summer:
The low-key bluegrass band has a penchant for making life feel easy―and that comes from their own ethos. As singer and mandolin player Paul Hoffman says: “Clearly, we aren’t a band all for money. We did it for romantic reasons such as love, catharsis, and because it mattered to us and the listeners. We’re truly blessed and humbled to have our dreams come true and do what we do. However, it would be easy to make decisions based on our needs to eat or the desires of others, but that’s not doing it for love. We love what we do, and we’re grateful for the love we receive in return from the people listening.”
Broadway actor Hugh Panaro―known for his haunting portrayal of the Phantom of the Opera―will bring his operatic stylings to Utah to celebrate Independence Day with the Utah Symphony. Bring a picnic dinner with all the fixings and join Red Butte for a beautiful evening on the lawn.
The duo has an Americana folk vibe that dives a little deeper with their latest album, revealing undertones of heartbreak and loss. As singer-songwriter, Andrew Marlin says “I’ve been holding on to the grief for a long time. In some ways, I associated the grief and the loss with remembering my mom. I feel like I’ve mourned long enough. I’m ready to bring forth some happier memories now, to just remember her as a living being.”
That punk rock band that provided a soundtrack for our formative years, has grown into a sound all their own. Their latest album, The Mighty, is nostalgic for friends who’ve fallen out of touch, and those we might never see again. Wrapped in a relaxed, youthful sound, the concert promises to make for a sensational evening.
Originally a side project of the Allman Brothers Band, Gov’t Mule has since developed a following of their own featuring guitarist Warren Hayes and bassist Allen Woody. Bringing the California jam band to Utah means we finally have the chance to dance barefoot and wear tie-dye, keeping the spirit of The Dead alive.
Tash Sultana is an Australian singer-songwriter who can play more than 20 instruments. In this one-person show, every sense will be satisfied with hits such as “Jungle” and “Notion” that escape into elements of live instrumentation, looping, and blending. With a bit of a reggae vibe, Tash Sultana’s music is perfect for those waning summer nights.
Red Butte’s concert series is still in full swing, and it’s not too late to pack a picnic dinner and a bottle of rose to enjoy a show out under the stars. For more information, the complete concert lineup can be found here.