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Red Butte’s summer concert series will return — though who’s playing remains a mystery

Shows planned for August and September; tickets will go on sale ...

(Chris Detrick | Salt Lake Tribune file photo) Alabama Shakes performs during the Red Butte Garden Outdoor Concert Series in 2015. Red Butte officials announced Tuesday, May 4, 2021, that the concert series will return in August and September of 2021, after taking 2020 off because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Live music will return to Red Butte Garden in late summer, after a year off because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The garden, in the east foothills of Salt Lake City, will bring back its summer concert series in August and September, the garden’s deputy director, Derrek Hanson, announced Tuesday.

What Hanson and his team are not saying yet is who will be performing and when. Acts are being booked, and the line-up should be announced in early June, Hanson said in a statement.

Tickets go on sale June 21 to Garden members — so people who want first crack at tickets have until then to purchase memberships. Tickets for the general public go on sale June 28. Details will be posted on the garden’s website, https://redbuttegarden.org/concerts.

The 2020 concert series was canceled, along with so many other cultural events, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. By summer, it’s expected that the majority of adult Utahns will have been vaccinated.

Red Butte Garden, at 300 Wakara Way, is adhering to University of Utah rules — which require the use of face masks indoors, and outdoors when guests are not socially distanced. Those restrictions may change by summer, and those changes will be posted on the Red Butte website.

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