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A look back at Red Butte Garden’s concert series
Music » Shows began in 1987 on four Sundays only — with season tickets costing $10.

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1996 » The series grows to seven concerts; and a Red Butte Garden show happens on a night other than Sunday; Joan Baez performs on a Tuesday.

1997 » John Prine performs for the first — but not last — time.

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1998 » Chris Mautz books his first season, with eight concerts. Acts include B.B. King and John Hiatt.

2000 » Mary Chapin Carpenter headlines on a Thursday.

2001 » Lucinda Williams, Bruce Hornsby and Indigo Girls are among highlights of a seven-concert season.

2002 » Series grows to nine concerts; weekday concerts outnumber Sunday shows.

2003 » Series grows to 11 concerts, including headliners Norah Jones and Ralph Stanley.

2007 » On Aug. 28, ground broken for new amphitheater. Season includes 12 concerts.

2008 » In July, new amphitheater opens and fans get to use permanent bathrooms for the first time. Season includes Wynton Marsalis, Wilco, Al Green and Bonne Raitt.

2009 » Fifteen concerts include Diana Krall, Death Cab for Cutie, and David Byrne.

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2010 » Series balloons to 21 shows, including Sheryl Crow, Steve Martin and Brandi Carlile.

2012 » Series expands to 26 shows, including headliners Crosby, Stills & Nash, The Shins and Bon Iver.

2013 » Series features 28 shows. The new Rose House opens, replacing tents that used to serve as artists’ green rooms.



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