Look Ahead: Local events and things to do this week, August 14-20

A Utah folk legend, a fast-rising country star, and Real Salt Lake back at home.

(Harper Smith | Columbia Records) Country star Maren Morris is scheduled to perform on August 18, 2022, at Red Butte Garden in Salt Lake City.

August 14

Singing Utah’s history

Folk singer Kate MacLeod is such a fixture in Utah’s music scene — with recent gigs in Peoa, Park City and Torrey — that it may be easy to take her for granted. She’s performing for free on Sunday, August 14, at the Kenley Amphitheater, 403 N. Wasatch Blvd., Layton, with the Utah Music Revue band. Expect some cuts from MacLeod’s most recent album, “Uranium Maiden,” which features songs that she’s been writing for the last 40-plus years, inspired by such aspects of Utah history as pioneer women and uranium mining.

August 18

More than a country star

Country singer Maren Morris has been performing for 20 years, since she was 12, but it’s only been since her platinum-selling 2016 album “Hero” that she’s been hitting the charts. And not just the country charts, as “The Middle,” her collaboration with Grey and Zedd, proved. She’s also recorded with her husband, Ryan Hurd, and as part of the Highwomen with Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby and Amanda Shires. Morris is on tour, supporting her album “Humble Quest,” with a stop Thursday, August 18, at Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City. The Lone Bellow is the opening act. Show starts at 7:30 p.m.; tickets are $95 for general admission, at redbuttegarden.org.

August 20

RSL, back at home

Rio Tinto Stadium hasn’t quite been the fortress it usually is for Real Salt Lake the last couple games — with back-to-back home losses to FC Dallas and LAFC. Real Salt Lake aims to turn that trend around on Saturday, August 20, as it plays host to the Vancouver Whitecaps. The game starts at 8 p.m. Tickets available at rsl.com.

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