Monday is Memorial Day, the federal holiday set to honor and mourn U.S. military personal who have died while serving their nation. The day will feature a ceremony at Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City, a classic car show at Veterans Memorial Park in West Jordan, a re-enactment of the encampment of Johnston’s Army at Camp Floyd State Park in Cedar Valley (west of Utah Lake), and events at cemeteries in Eagle Mountain, Herriman, Kaysville, Provo and Sandy, among others. Go to NowPlayingUtah.com for details.
Twilight series starts
The first show in Twilight Concert Series happens Friday, starting at 6 p.m., at the Gallivan Center, 239 S. Main, Salt Lake City. The first headliner is the indie folk/rock band Lord Huron; the supporting acts are singer Allie Crow Buckley and Springville-based band Little Moon (which just won NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest). The show, and passes for the series, are sold out; resale tickets are available at 24Tix.com.
Two big Saturday shows
How far back in time do you want to go on Saturday? If you want to relive the ‘80s, New Wave icons Duran Duran are headlining at Vivint Arena — it doesn’t officially become the Delta Center until July, even if the signs are changing this week — starting at 7 p.m.; disco legends Nile Rodgers & Chic and current pop band Bastille are the opening acts; tickets are on sale at vivintarena.com. If your musical tastes go back to around 2000, the rock band Matchbox Twenty is playing at Usana Amphitheater, 5150 S. 6055 West, West Valley City, starting at 7:30 p.m.; Matt Nathanson is the opening act; tickets available at LiveNation.com.