Utah concerts to look forward to through end of July
Published: February 1, 2013 02:08PM
Updated: February 1, 2013 02:10PM
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I went to college in Connecticut, and students there called January “The Dark Ages.” February was called “The Darkest Ages.”
Many of us feel the same way about this brutal winter — especially brutal if, like me, you grew up near Los Angeles.
But though music can’t soothe inversion-influenced coughs, it can provide something to look forward to.
And the best news? Most concerts at Red Butte Garden, The Gallivan Center, Pioneer Park and Usana Amphitheatre haven’t even been announced yet.
Here’s our clip-and-save guide, offering a selective glimpse of musical headliners who will be creating headlines over the next half-year:

February
9 • Local band Hang Time, Kilby Court, $6 at 24Tix
16 • Rock bands Stone Sour & Papa Roach, Saltair, $30 to $33 at Saltair
16 • Rapper Too Short, Club 366, $20 at SmithsTix
18 • Jazz drummer Matt Wilson, Capitol Theatre, $25 at ArtTix
19 • “American Idol” winner Kris Allen, In The Venue, $15 to $17 at SmithsTix
20 • Country singer Randy Houser, Outlaw Saloon, $20 at SmithsTix
22 • Christian rockers MercyMe, EnergySolutions Arena, $10 at door
22 • British singer Morrissey, Kingsbury Hall, $55 to $70, at kingsburyhall.utah.edu
23 • Electronic act Infected Mushroom, Saltair, $20 at SmithsTix
26 • Grateful Dead’s Mickey Hart Band, The Depot, $36 at SmithsTix
26 • Metal band Testament, In The Venue, $24 to $26 at SmithsTix
March
2 • Electronic act Passion Pit, The Complex, $27 to SmithsTix
8 • Rock band Alabama Shakes, Saltair, $25 to $27 at SmithsTix and 24Tix
9 • Juilliard Jazz Orchestra, Jeanné Wagner Theatre, $21 at ArtTix
15 • Metal bands Drowning Pool & Flyleaf, In The Venue, $19.50 at SmithsTix
16 • Celtic rockers Young Dubliners, The Depot, $22 to $25 at SmithsTix
23 • Jazz guitarists Bucky Pizzarelli, Howard Alden, Gene Bertonicini and Frank Vignola, Capitol Theatre, $30 at ArtTix
28 • “American Idol” winner Phillip Phillips, UCCU Center, $20 at SmithsTix
29 • YouTube violin sensation Lindsey Stirling, In The Venue, $20 to $23 at SmithsTix
30 • Country singer Kip Moore, The Depot, $20 to $25 at SmithsTix
30 • Low, Velour Live Music Gallery, $18 to $20 at 24Tix
30-31 • Patterson Hood, The State Room, $25 at thestateroom.com
April
3 • Robert Earl Keen, The State Room, $40 at thestateroom.com
5 • Spiritualized, Urban Lounge, $22 at 24Tix
6 • String quartet Ethel with Todd Rundgren, Eccles Center, $20 to $67 at ecclescenter.org
11 • Soul Asylum, The Depot, $18 to $23 at SmithsTix
11 • Bad Religion, In The Venue, $25 to $30 at 24Tix
17 • Bon Jovi, EnergySolutions Arena, $16.50 to $136.50 at SmithsTix
18 • Colin Hay, The State Room, $28 at thestateroom.com
22 • James McCartney, Kilby Court, $15 at 24Tix
27 • Monterey Jazz Festival On Tour, Capitol Theatre, $32 at ArtTix
29 • Rodriguez, The Depot, $25 at SmithsTix
May
6 • Rock band Paramore, Saltair, $35 to $40 at SmithsTix and 24Tix
6 • Utah Chamber Artists, Libby Gardner Hall, $5 to $17.50 by calling 801.581.7100
10 • Brazilian psychedelic rockers Os Mutantes, Urban Lounge, $20 at 24Tix
11 • Salt Lake Choral Artists perform the Andrew Lloyd Webber Requiem, Libby Gardner Concert Hall, $20 ($10 for students), 801-232-7521
11 • The Black Angels, The Depot, $18 to $20 at SmithsTix
11-19 • Utah Opera’s “Barber of Seville,” Capitol Theatre, $15 to $83 at ArtTix
24 • Utah Symphony’s Dvorák & Brahms, Abravanel Hall, $18 to $27 at ArtTix
June
1 • Country-pop singer Taylor Swift with Ed Sheeran, EnergySolutions Arena, sold out
2 • Bluegrass musician Tim O’Brien, Fort Buenaventura, price TBA at ofoam.org
8 • Pop band They Might Be Giants, The Depot, $20 to $25 at SmithsTix
14 • Country singer Tim McGraw, Usana Amphitheatre, price TBA at SmithsTix
19 • Experimental folk musician Father John Misty, Urban Lounge, $15 at 24Tix
25 • Pop duo She & Him, Red Butte Garden, tickets available April 22 for packages and May 6 for general public
29 • Vans Warped Tour, Utah State Fairpark, $23.50 to $40 at SmithsTix
July
6 • The Music of ABBA (Arrival from Sweden), Sandy Amphitheater, price TBA at SmithsTix
10, 19, 25 • Wagner’s “The Flying Dutchman,” Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre, $12 to $76 at ArtTix beginning March 4
12, 20, 26 • Verdi’s “Otello,” Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre, $12 to $76 at ArtTix beginning March 4
18 • Country singer Kenny Chesney, Usana Amphitheatre, price TBA at SmithsTix
24 • Cowboy singers Riders in the Sky, Kenley Amphitheatre, price TBA at davisarts.org
25 • Boy band One Direction, Maverik Center, sold out

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