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Red Butte Garden to host 22 concerts within 63 days this summer

Roger Daltrey, Counting Crows, Michael Franti, Kenny Loggins, Emmylou Harris, Wilco and Sleater-Kinney among the big names playing outdoors.

(Photo courtesy of Mom & Pop Music) Carrie Brownstein, left, and Corin Tucker make up the punk/indie-rock band Sleater-Kinney — which is scheduled to co-headline with Wilco at Red Butte Garden on Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021.

Making up for last year’s lost summer, Red Butte Garden is planning to cram 22 concerts into 63 days in its 2021 outdoor concert series.

The line-up, announced Tuesday, includes a little of everything: Classic rock, current rock, pop, country, funk, jazz, folk, gospel, reggae hip-hop, bluegrass, psychedelic soul and flamenco guitar.

Tickets go on sale on the garden website — redbuttegarden.org/concerts — to Red Butte Garden members on Monday, June 21, and to the general public a week later, on Monday, June 28.

Ticket prices for the public range from $40 to $97, depending on the performer. The most expensive ticket this summer is to hear British singer Roger Daltrey, best known as the frontman for The Who.

Shows tend to sell out fast, so if there’s a performer you particularly want to see, a garden membership may be worth the expense.

Red Butte Garden is at 300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City — on the east edge of the University of Utah campus. The amphitheater seats about 3,000.

Here is the line-up of all 22 concerts:

Friday, July 30 • Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, alt-country band, with opening act Lucinda Williams. (Previously announced.) Tickets: $70 for members, $75 for the public — and already sold out.

Sunday, Aug. 1 • Drive-By Truckers, alt-country/Southern rock band, with opening act Cha Wa. Tickets: $38 for members, $43 for the public.

Wednesday, Aug. 4 • Mat Kearney, folk-rock musician. Tickets are $38 for members, $43 for the public.

Friday, Aug. 6 • Travis Tritt, country superstar. Tickets are $45 for members, $50 for the public.

Sunday, Aug. 8 • Wilco and Sleater-Kinney, indie-rock bands co-headlining, with opening act Nnamdï. Tickets are $58 for members, $63 for the public.

Tuesday, Aug. 10 • 38 Special, classic Southern rock band. Tickets are $42 for members, $47 for the public.

Sunday, Aug. 15 • Dee Dee Bridgewater, jazz singer (and the Memphis Soulphony), and Meshell Ndegeocello, funk-soul singer musician, co-headlining. Tickets are $42 for members, $48 for the public.

(Photo courtesy of Red Butte Garden) Jazz singer Dee Dee Bridgewater is scheduled to co-headline with Meshell Ndegeocello at Red Butte Garden on Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021.

Monday, Aug. 16 • Galactic, jazz-funk jam band, featuring Anjelika “Jelly” Joseph, with opening act Dumpstaphunk. Tickets are $35 for members, $40 for the public.

Thursday, Aug. 19 • Watchhouse, folk duo (formerly known as Mandolin Orange). Tickets are $38 for members, $43 for the public.

Sunday, Aug. 22 • Blind Boys of Alabama, gospel singers, and North Mississippi Allstars, blues-rock jam band, co-headlining. Tickets are $35 for members, $40 for the public.

Thursday, Aug. 26 • Counting Crows, alt-rock/jangle pop band, on its “Butter Miracle Tour 2021.” Tickets are $90 for members, $95 for the public.

Sunday, Aug. 29 • Neko Case, indie-rock musician. Tickets are $38 for members, $43 for the public.

Thursday, Sept. 2 • Squeeze, New Wave band on “The Nomadband Tour,” with opening act Colin Hay. Tickets are $48 for members, $53 for the public.

Sunday, Sept. 5 • Rodrigo y Gabriela, eclectic flamenco guitar duo, with opening act David Keenan. Tickets are $46 for members, $51 for the public.

Wednesday, Sept. 8 • Roger Daltrey, lead singer for The Who, with opening act Dan Bern. Tickets are $92 for members, $97 for the public.

Sunday, Sept. 12 • Kenny Loggins, pop-rock legend. Tickets are $80 for members, $85 for the public.

Tuesday, Sept. 14 Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, country-rock band. Tickets are $38 for members, $43 for the public.

Thursday, Sept. 16 • Michael Franti & Spearhead, reggae/hip-hop/funk band. Tickets are $64 for members, $69 for the public.

Wednesday, Sept. 22 • Billy Strings, bluegrass musician. Tickets are $37 for members, $42 for the public.

Thursday, Sept. 23 • Khruangbin, psychedelic-soul band. Tickets are $43 for members, $47 for the public.

Wednesday, Sept. 29 • JJ Grey & Mofro, Southern blues/rock band. Tickets are 35 for members, $40 for the public.

Thursday, Sept. 30 • Emmylou Harris, country-folk legend. Tickets are $53 for members, $58 for the public.

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