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Out and about: Keith Lockhart, Adam Ant, Flaming Lips, Huey Lewis and more

Published July 17, 2013 6:37 pm

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Indigo Girls

Spotlight show • Classical music meets folk rock when this Georgia-based duo performs with the Utah Symphony. Keith Lockhart, Utah Symphony music director from 1998 to 2009, will conduct the concert. He also will lead the orchestra's sold-out Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers concert Friday. Lockhart has been in Park City all week rehearsing for both shows and has enjoyed "being back in my old haunt," he said in an interview with The Salt Lake Tribune. Lockhart said he worked with Martin when he appeared with the Boston Pops. But it will be the conductor's first encounter with the Indigo Girls — Amy Ray and Emily Saliers. The duo, whose last studio project was 2011's "Beauty Queen Sister," are best remembered for their environmental activism as well as classic folk rock songs such as "Closer to Fine" and "Galileo." Ray also is a supporter of local radio station KRCL, which she immortalized in her solo song "SLC Radio."

When • Saturday, July 20, at 7:30 p.m.

Where • Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater, 2250 Deer Valley Drive, Park City

Tickets • $37-$95 at Arttix.org

Adam Ant & The Good, The Mad & The Lovely Posse

Spotlight show • British pop icon Adam Ant is on his largest North American tour in 18 years, touring behind his new and uniquely titled album, "Adam Ant Is The Blueblack Hussar Is Marrying The Gunnar's Daughter." In a phone interview, the 58-year-old said the album — released on his Blueblack Hussar label — contains 17 autobiographical songs and nearly 70 minutes of material. It's something he never would have been able to do on a major label. Ant promised a long night of music that will include six songs off the new collection, as well as the hits that helped him sell 40 million records, such as "Goody Two Shoes," "Stand and Deliver," "Wonderful" and "Room at the Top." "It's like I've run a marathon every night," said the musician, who once had eight singles in the Top 40 in one week. Some of the more revealing songs include "Cool Zombie," which details how Ant bought a house in Tennessee, got married and conceived his daughter; and "Who's a Goofy Bunny, Then?," a tribute to his former manager Malcolm McLaren.

When • Tuesday, July 23, at 7 p.m.

Where • The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $25 in advance, $30 day of, at SmithsTix

Kenny Loggins and Blue Sky Riders

Spotlight show • Music produced by the Blue Sky Riders — the trio of Kenny Loggins, Georgia Middleman and Gary Burr — crosses genres. The group's first album, "Finally Home," was released in January and includes "I'm a Rider," which has a country twang; "Dream," with a pop flavor; and "How's That Workin' For Ya?," containing blues swing. All the songs feature flawless three-part harmonies and soulful lyrics. During a recent interview with The Salt Lake Tribune, Loggins and Middleman said the band was conceived in 2008 when Loggins worked with Burr on his solo album "How About Now." A couple of years later, Loggins had two dozen song ideas in a notebook and a note to "Save for Gary" written in the margins. He called Burr suggesting they form a band that also included a female voice. Burr suggested Middleman. When the three sat down to write "I Get It," the Blue Sky Riders were born. The trio performed at Sundance earlier this year, but will return to Red Butte Garden as part of its summer tour. Loggins joked that his favorite thing about Utah is the girls —making Middleman laugh. "That's your favorite part of every town," she said. Of course, the mountains are Loggins' real Utah love. As for Middleman, she remembers Utah as the state that introduced her to Uggs.

When • Tuesday, July 23, 7:30 p.m.

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

Tickets • $32-$47; redbuttegarden.org

Rancid

The '90s punk rockers will perform with special guests Transplants and The Interrupters.

When • Friday, July 19, at 7:30 p.m.

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

Tickets • $27-$31 at SmithsTix.com

The Heartless Bastards

The Austin-based rock group is touring to promote its 2012 album, "Arrow." Writer will open.

When • Friday, July 19, at 9 p.m.

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

Tickets • $18 advance, $20 day of; at 24Tix.com

Son Volt

The alternative country band just released its seventh studio album titled "Honky Tonk." Colonel Ford will open.

When • Friday, July 19, at 9 p.m.

Where • State Room, 638 S. State St., Salt Lake City

Tickets • $23 at thestateroom.com

We The Kings

The Florida-based pop rock group will perform with guests Breathe Carolina, T. Mills and The Ready Set.

When • Saturday, July 20, at 6 p.m.

Where • In The Venue, 219 S. 600 West, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $20 advance, $22 day of; at SmithsTix.com

Tift Merritt

The singer-songwriter is out touring in support of her fifth studio album, "Traveling Alone." Zach & Bridget will open.

When • Sunday, July 21, at 8 p.m.

Where • State Room, 638 S. State St., Salt Lake City

Tickets • $20 at thestateroom.com

Huey Lewis and The News

The iconic '80s pop band is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its "Sports" album.

When • Tuesday, July 23, at 8 p.m.

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

Tickets • $35-$49 at SmithsTix.com

Slash

The legendary Guns N' Roses guitarist will perform with special guests Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators. Hillbilly Herald will open.

When • Wednesday, July 24, at 8 p.m.

Where • Park City Live, 427 Main St., Park City

Tickets • $75 at SmithsTix.com

Flaming Lips

The psychedelic alternative rock band performs at the Twilight Concert series. Its latest album, "The Terror," was released earlier this year. CSS will open.

When • Thursday, July 25, 7 p.m.

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

Tickets • $5 at 24Tix.com