2012 Twilight Series line-up — and new cover charge
Published: May 10, 2012 11:14AM
Updated: May 10, 2012 01:09PM
Beach House, the opening act in the 2012 Twilight Concert Series in Salt Lake City. (Photo courtesy Liz Flyntz)

Salt Lake City’s wildly popular Twilight Concert Series will cost $5 per concert this year, city arts officials announced Thursday morning.

Among the music acts on this year’s lineup of concerts, scheduled on Thursday nights at Pioneer Park, are:

July 5 » Beach House with The Walkmen

July 12 » Raphael Saadiq with JJ Grey & Mofro

Aug. 2 » My Morning Jacket

Aug. 9 » Passion Pit with Austra

Aug. 16 » Iron and Wine with Kathleen Edwards

Aug. 23 »M. Ward with Devotchka

Aug. 30 » Common

Bands to play on the July 19 and 26 concerts will be announced later, said Casey Jarman, of the Salt Lake City Arts Council and director of the concert series.

Tickets will be available June 1 at 24tix.com, and tickets to the seven-show season will be available for $35.

The reason for the change? The free concerts were just too costly to put on, and too popular, with last year’s season-ending concert featuring hip-hop artist Lupe Fiasco drawing an estimated 55,000 concertgoers.

More info » The twilightconcertseries.com website should be updated by noon Thursday.