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Out and about: Rodrigo y Gabriela, Barry Manilow, Ratt and David Byrne among the coming week's eclectic offerings

Published July 10, 2013 4:07 pm

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Utah Reggae Festival with Daniel Marley

spotlight show • Having moved from Ogden to Salt Lake City, this festival will feature Dirty Heads, Tribal Seeds, Daniel Marley and Fortunate Youth with support from Codi Jordan Band, Natural Roots and Know Ur Roots. The special guest is 24-year-old Daniel Marley, grandson of Bob and son of Ziggy, who is making his first trip to Utah. "I know about the Utah Jazz," he said in a recent telephone interview. "John Stockton." Marley was a regular on tour buses when he was a toddler and started making beats before most of us could spell the word. He wrote his first full-fledged song at 13 and now is adding modern elements to music that his grandfather brought to the masses. "It's all in the genes," he said. Music comes to him constantly, and even when he was on the phone with The Tribune, he admitted, "I am thinking of a song right now. I'm thinking of melodies right now. It's not magic. It's what [I'm] here to do." Where does it come from? "Without the Creator, we are nothing," he said.

When • Saturday, July 13, noon to 10 p.m.

Where • Liberty Park, 589 E. 1300 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $9.60 to $30 at SmithsTix

Eli Young Band

spotlight show • Kenny Chesney headlines this show, with openers Kacey Musgraves and Eli Young Band. The latter is a successful touring band that has scored top-charting country hits "Crazy Girl" and "Even If It Breaks Your Heart." Despite the success, the group's name creates an identity problem, said band member Jon Jones. Someone inevitably asks "Which member is Eli Young?" Jones said the name is a combination of the last names of two band members, Mike Eli and James Young. All four members of the Texan band are equal partners, but Jones said he — and drummer Chris Thompson — didn't mind that the band wasn't called the Eli Young Jones Thompson Band. "It doesn't sell T-shirts," he joked. The band began at the University of North Texas in 2000, but it wasn't until 2011's "Life at Best" that it broke through. Today, the band is working on its next album. "The pressure is on for the next record," Jones said. "It feels like it will be our sophomore record," even though technically it is the band's fifth. The breakthrough came when the band worked with the producers of Miranda Lambert, who knew them well before she began her ascent on the TV show "Nashville Star." "We keep on getting big breaks," Jones said, which included a dream recording session with legendary country band Alabama.

When • Thursday, July 18, at 7 p.m.

Where • Usana Amphitheatre, 5150 S. 6055 West, West Valley City

Tickets • $39.50-$79.50 at SmithsTix

Rodrigo y Gabriela

The internationally acclaimed Mexican acoustic rock guitar duo performs a blend of metal, jazz and world music.

When • Friday, July 12, at 7:30 p.m.

Where • Red Butte Garden and Arboretum, 300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $45 at RedButteGarden.org

Barry Manilow

This legend will perform from his massive catalog of hits including "Mandy," "I Write the Songs" and "Copacabana."

When • Friday, July 12, at 8 p.m.

Where • Maverik Center, 3200 S. Decker Lake Drive, West Valley City

Tickets • $21.99-$131.99 at TicketMaster.com

SLC Rise Up Concert

Hopsin & Dizzy Wright headline with opening performances by Zigga, Dope Thought, Funk and Gonzo, and Concise Kilgore.

When • Friday, July 12, at 5 p.m.

Where • Liberty Park, 900 S. 500 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $15-$25 at SmithsTix.com

California Wives

The Chicago-based rock band will perform with special guest My Gold Mask.

When • Saturday, July 13, at 7 p.m.

Where • Kilby Court, 741 S. Kilby Court, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $8 at 24Tix.com

Ratt

The '80s heavy-metal band will perform as part of the Ride for Life fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House. Lita Ford will open.

When • Saturday, July 13, at 8 p.m.

Where • The Depot, 400 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $30 at SmithsTix.com

Brandi Carlile

Known for her signature mix of rock, folk and alt-country, Carlile will perform to promote her latest album, "Bear Creek."

When • Sunday, July 14, at 7 p.m.

Where • Red Butte Garden and Arboretum, 300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $42 at RedButteGarden.org

Futurebirds

The Georgia-based indie band is promoting its sophomore album, "Baba Yaga." Diarrhea Planet will open.

When • Sunday, July 14, at 9 p.m.

Where • Urban Lounge, 241 S. 500 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $10 at 24Tix.com

David Byrne & St. Vincent

This pairing began with a charitable performance and quickly became a full-blown collaboration. The result was the duo's 2012 album, "Love This Giant."

When • Monday, July 15, at 7:30 p.m.

Where • Red Butte Garden and Arboretum, 300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $40-$55 at RedButteGarden.org

Under the Sun 2013

'90s bands Smash Mouth, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms, Vertical Horizon and Fastball combine forces for this tour.

When • Tuesday, July 16, at 6:30 p.m.

Where • Sandy Amphitheater, 9400 S. 1300 East, Sandy

Tickets • $35-$49 at SmithsTix.com

Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion

Keillor is taking his much -oved NPR variety show on the road and billing it the Radio Romance Tour.

When • Wednesday, July 17, at 7:30 p.m.

Where • Red Butte Garden and Arboretum, 300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $57 at RedButteGarden.org

Belle and Sebastian

The Scottish indie pop band headlines this year's first Twilight Concert. Blitzen Trapper will open.

When • Thursday, July 18, at 7 p.m.

Where • Pioneer Park, 350 S. 300 West, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $5 at 24Tix.com

Jimmy Eat World

The indie rock band is touring behind its latest album, "Damage." X Ambassadors will open.

When • Thursday, July 18, at 8 p.m.

Where • The Depot, 400 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $25 at SmithsTix.com