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Plans for the weekend: Folk, jazz, classical and Bill Maher

First Published Aug 08 2014 12:52PM      Last Updated Aug 08 2014 01:10 pm

| courtesy photo Singer-songwriter Ray LaMontagne will perform at Salt Lake City's Red Butte Garden on August 8, 2014.

• The sixth annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival — featuring Utah artisans along with food, drink and kid’s activities — happens tonight and Saturday at the Gallivan Center, 239 S. Main St., Salt Lake City. The event runs from 5 to 10 p.m. tonight, and noon to 10 p.m. Saturday. Free; limited tickets to the VIP patio are $35, at 24Tix.

• Folk-rock singer songwriter Ray LaMontagne performs tonight at Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way, University of Utah campus, Salt Lake City. Opening act: The Belle Brigade (who are also LaMontagne’s backing band). The show starts at 7 p.m., and is sold out.



• The Utah Symphony and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir perform tonight at the Deer Valley Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheatre, 2250 Deer Valley Drive, Park City. Part of the Deer Valley Music Festival. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Lawn seating is still available, for $32, at ArtTix.

• Ska-punk band The Mighty Mighty Bosstones performs tonight at The Depot, 400 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City. Show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25, at Smith’s Tix.

• Indie folk-rock multi-instrumentalist Ben Kweller performs tonight at The Urban Lounge, 241 S. 500 East, Salt Lake City. Opening act: Will Sartain. Show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20, at 24Tix.

• Country singer Chris Cagle performs tonight at The Westerner, 3360 S. Redwood Road, Salt Lake City. Show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15, at Smith’s Tix.

• Freakishly creative pop-rock band OK Go performs tonight at The State Room, 638 S. State St., Salt Lake City. The show starts at 9 p.m., and is sold out.

• Melodic hardcore band Hundredth headlines the "Common Vision Tour," playing Saturday at the Murray Theatre, 4959 S. State St., Murray. Opening acts: Counterparts, Handguns, Being As An Ocean, Forever Came Calling, Capsize, My Iron Lung. Show starts at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $15, available at Smith’s Tix.

• Korean-American folk-rock band Run River North performs Saturday at Kilby Court, 741 S. Kilby Court (330 West), Salt Lake City. Opening act: Hectic Hobo. Show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 on the day of the show, at 24Tix.

• Pop-rock singer-pianist Ben Folds performs with The Utah Symphony Saturday at the Deer Valley Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheatre, 2250 Deer Valley Drive, Park City. Part of the Deer Valley Music Festival. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Lawn seating is still available, for $42, at ArtTix.

Real Salt Lake takes on D.C. United in Major League Soccer action, Saturday at Rio Tinto Stadium, 9270 S. State St., Sandy. Game starts at 8 p.m. Tickets available at the Rio Tinto website.

• Politically charged comedian Bill Maher performs Saturday at Kingsbury Hall, 1395 E. Presidents Circle, University of Utah, Salt Lake City. Show starts at 8. Tickets, from $55 to $95, at Smith’s Tix and the Kingsbury website.

• Two jazz combos, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and Galactic, share the bill Sunday at Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way, University of Utah campus, Salt Lake City. Show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $43 (general), at the Red Butte website.

 

 

 

 

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