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Out and about: Justin Townes Earle, Kurt Bestor and the Piano Guys

Published December 19, 2013 3:53 pm

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

The Piano Guys

Show of the week • It's been a busy year or so for The Piano Guys, the Utah-based foursome — pianist/songwriter Jon Schmidt, cellist/songwriter Steven Sharp Nelson, producer/songwriter Al Van Der Beek and producer/videographer Paul Anderson — that has taken YouTube by storm. The group signed to a major label, Sony, and put out three albums, the most recent a Christmas album, "A Family Christmas." The four men have made videos, in their unique instrumental style, in Berlin and on the Great Wall of China. And the group is gearing up for tour dates in 2014 across America and Europe. Saturday's "Home for Christmas" show is the second of two shows on the group's holiday tour; the first happened Tuesday in Boise.

When •Saturday, Dec. 21, 7 p.m.

Where •EnergySolutions Arena, 301 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City.

Tickets • $27-$175 at Smith's Tix.

Sean P. Means

Hearts & Hands

Pop-metal band Hearts & Hands performs. Opening acts: Bon Vivant, Visioneer, Silter.

When • Friday, Dec. 20, 7 p.m.

Where • The Shred Shed, 60 E. Exchange Place (360 South), Salt Lake City

Tickets • $15 at 24Tix

Joshua Wright

Pianist Joshua Wright performs as part of Sandy Arts Guild's Christmas concert series. For tickets or more information, call 801-568-ARTS or visit http://www.sandyarts.com.

When • Friday, Dec. 20, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Sandy City Hall, 10000 Centennial Parkway

Tickets • $12 at http://www.sandyarts.com

Kurt Bestor

"A Kurt Bestor Christmas," the Utah musician/composer's annual holiday extravaganza. This year's guest stars: singers Ryan Innes and Nathan Pacheco.

When • Friday, Dec. 20, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 21, 2 and 8 p.m.

Where • Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $20-$36 at ArtTix

When • Monday, Dec. 23, 8 p.m.; Tuesday (Christmas Eve) and Wednesday (Christmas), 6 p.m.

Where • Egyptian Theatre, 328 Main St., Park City

Tickets • $29-$50 at parkcityshows.com

Jackson Cash

Jackson Cash, who impersonates Johnny Cash in a tribute-band performance.

When • Friday, Dec. 20, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 21, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 22, 6 p.m.

Where • Egyptian Theatre, 328 Main St., Park City

Tickets • $23-$38 at http://www.egyptiantheatrecompany.org

Colt Ford

Country rapper Colt Ford performs. Opening act: Moonshine Bandits.

When • Friday, Dec. 20, 8:30 p.m.

Where • The Westerner, 3360 S. Redwood Road, West Valley City

Tickets • $15 at Smith's Tix

Justin Townes Earle

Americana singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle performs. Opening acts: Jay William Henderson (tonight); Morgan Snow (Saturday).

When • Friday and Saturday, Dec. 20-21, 9 p.m.

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

Tickets • $30 at http://www.thestateroom.com (tonight's show is sold out)

Dear Rabbit

Indie one-man band Dear Rabbit performs in the Barrel Room, in the basement of The Hotel.

When • Friday, Dec. 20, 9 p.m.

Where • The Hotel Bar and Nightclub, 155 W. 200 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $5 at 24Tix

Zion I

Hip-hop band Zion I headlines the "Winter Meltdown" show. Opening acts: Michal Menert, CunninLynguists.

When • Friday, Dec. 20, 10 p.m.

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

Tickets • $30 at Smith's Tix

Blood On The Dance Floor

The electro-pop duo Blood On The Dance Floor will bring its The Bad Blood Tour. Opening acts: Farewell My Love, The Relapse Symphony, Haley Rose.

When • Saturday, Dec. 21, 6 p.m.

Where • Murray Theater, 4961 S. State St., Murray

Tickets • $16.50 at Smith's Tix

Adventure Club

Dubstep band Adventure Club will perform.

When • Saturday, Dec. 21, 8 p.m.

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

Tickets • $20,. at parkcitylive.net

Velour All-Star Christmas Special

Velour Live Music Gallery will present its All-Star Christmas Special, featuring 24 local favorite artists.

When • Saturday, Dec. 21, 8 p.m.

Where • Velour Live Music Gallery, 135 N. University Ave., Provo

Tickets • $8 at 24Tix

Natural Roots

Natural Roots headlines the "Reggae Christmas" show. Opening acts: Daverse, Miss Omega.

When • Saturday, Dec. 21, 8 p.m.

Where • Bar Deluxe, 666 S. State, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $10 at 24Tix

Dark Seas with Mr. Elevator and the Brain Hotel and Red Telephone

Psychedelic surf-rock band Dark Seas performs. Opening acts: Mr. Elevator, The Bran Hotel, Red Telephone.

When • Saturday, Dec. 21, 9 p.m.

Where • The Hotel Bar and Nightclub, 155 W. 200 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $5 at 24Tix

The Who Show

A tribute to the legendary rock band The Who, awarded "most believable Who tribute band in the world" by VH1.

When • Thursday, Dec. 26, 8 p.m.

Where • Egyptian Theatre, 328 Main St., Park City

Tickets • $29-$50 at parkcityshows.com

Devareux

Metal band Devareux will perform. Opening acts: User, Cobol.

When • Thursday, Dec. 26, 8 p.m.

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

Tickets • $5 at 24Tix; free before 10:30 p.m.

Fox Street Allstars

Honky-tonk Southern-inspired band The Fox Street Allstars.

When • Thursday, Dec. 26, 10 p.m.

Where • Gracie's, 326 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free