Brandi Carlile at The Viv
Multi-genre musician Brandi Carlile — whose repertoire goes from folk to rock to pop to alt-country — made news last month at the Newport Folk Festival, when she graciously let music legend Joni Mitchell take over her headlining set, performing for the first time in two decades. It’s not likely such history-making will happen when Carlile brings her “Beyond These Silent Days” tour to Salt Lake City’s Vivint Smart Home Arena, 301 W. South Temple, on Thursday, August 11. Carlile is scheduled to have the iconic folk duo Indigo Girls and the singer Celisse as her opening acts. Tickets available at vivintarena.com.
Music in the outdoors
The inaugural Fort Desolation Fest, a three-day music festival among Utah’s red-rock vistas, is set for Friday through Sunday, August 12-14, at Cougar Ridge Resort in Torrey, just outside the west entrance to Capitol Reef National Park. Topping the lists of performers playing in Torrey are folk/rock/soul musician Amos Lee, country and rock singer Elle King, and rock group The Band of Heathens. VIP tickets and camping spaces are sold out, but some single-day and three-day passes are still available, at fortesolation.com.
‘Rings,’ from noon to night
Fans of Peter Jackson’s acclaimed “The Lord of the Rings” will likely be flocking to the Broadway Centre Cinemas, 111 E. 300 South, Salt Lake City, on Saturday, August 13, for a one-day marathon of the complete trilogy. The event starts at noon with “The Fellowship of the Ring,” with a half-hour break before the second installment, “The Two Towers,” followed by a 60-minute dinner break before the conclusion, “The Return of the King,” runs from 7:30 p.m. to around 11 p.m. Tickets are $35, and will include swag, food and trivia. Go to the Salt Lake Film Society’s website, slfs.org, for details.