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Look Ahead: Local events and things to do this week, July 2-8

Independence Day festivities statewide, Nickelback and Fall Out Boy at Usana (on different nights).

(Courtesy photo) Multi-platinum rock band Nickelback is scheduled to perform at Usana Amphitheatre on Thursday, July 6, 2023.

July 4

Independence Day

Tuesday is the Fourth of July, the 247th birthday of the United States of America, and towns and cities across Utah will be celebrating. We’ve got a full list of those events in this weekend’s Mix section, or look on sltrib.com.

July 6

Nickelback is back

After celebrating the United States’ birthday, of course you’ll want to spend an evening with Canada’s pride, the arena-rock band Nickelback. Still best known for their 2001 hit “How You Remind Me,” the band has had decades of commercial success and equal amounts of critical negativity — which the band and its fans have brushed off over the years. Thursday’s mostly sold-out show at Usana Amphitheatre, with opening acts Brantley Gilbert and Josh Ross, starts at 6:30 p.m. Resale tickets are available via LiveNation.com.

July 7

Fall Out Boy rocks

Another rock show at Usana Amphitheatre happens Friday, with Fall Out Boy taking the stage. The band is known for such hits as “This Ain’t a Scene, It’s an Arms Race,” “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light ‘Em Up),” “Centuries” and “Uma Thurman.” This week, the band released a new single, a cover of Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start the Fire,” but with new lyrics name-dropping historical and cultural icons from 1989 to now. Opening acts are Bring Me the Horizon and Daisy Grenade. The show starts at 6:30 p.m.; tickets are available at LiveNation.com.