Find out who will be performing at Red Butte Garden this summer
Audiences can expect a ‘normal concert series’ this summer at Red Butte Garden, the garden’s executive director Derrek Hanson has said – after two years of canceled shows and restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic .
The 2020 season of Red Butte’s outdoor summer concert series has been completely canceled due to the pandemic. Last summer, one show was canceled because the headliner couldn’t make it to America – and another act was canceled because the garden, which is part of the University of Utah, won’t couldn’t keep up with the band’s “COVID rider” who required audience members to show proof of vaccination. (The U., being a state agency, is governed by rules established by the Utah Legislature.)
This year, Hanson said he hopes this year’s concerts – the full slate of 30 shows was announced on Tuesday – will help economic recovery not only for musicians, but also for venues and the people who work on the shows. , from sound and light technicians to security, police and contractors.
Programming for the 2022 season has been “difficult to navigate,” Hanson said, and the garden has contingency plans — including limiting audience capacity — if a new COVID-19 variant emerges.
“We are lucky to be on the outside,” he said. “So we have a better chance than saying a club or an indoor theatre.”
Still, he said, the venue’s hands are tied when it comes to any COVID policies artists might want that go beyond state law.
“It’s just different this year, we’re not getting as much pushback or even questions about it this year,” Hanson said. “Seems like there’s all this relief in the industry.”
Hanson has been with the garden for nearly 21 years and was promoted from assistant director to executive director in 2021. In his decades of work on the concert series, he said, there is no “clearly defined medium” in the way they put the lineup. whole. Many of the acts this year, like last year, were carryovers from the canceled 2020 season.
The lineup includes artists from alternative indie, pop, rock and folk genres.
Hanson has favorites he looks forward to – he listed solo project of Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio, indie-folk singer José González and folk band Caamp – but, he added, “one thing I I’ve learned over the years is that I’m surprised almost every year by someone I didn’t expect to be as good as them, someone I wouldn’t normally listen to.
Tickets go on sale April 25 for Garden members and for the general public May 2 on their website. Red Butte Garden is located at 300 Wakara Way in Salt Lake City and can accommodate 3,000 people.
Here is the full composition:
Wednesday 18 May • KALEO, an Icelandic alternative rock band, will headline the opening concert and will be accompanied by Bones Owens, an alternative musician. (Previously announced.)
Friday, May 20 • Improv rock and free jazz band Trey Anastasio Band will perform on this date. (Previously announced.)
Tuesday, June 14 • She & Him is an American musical duo consisting of actor-musician Zooey Deschanel (“New Girl”) and Mr. Ward.
Wednesday, June 15 • ZZ Top is a legendary blues rock band from Houston.
Monday, June 20 • Canadian alt-rock band Barenaked Ladies will headline, with alt-rock bands Gin Blossoms and Toad the Wet Sprocket opening.
Tuesday, June 21 • Indie-rock multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird and Iron & Wine, the stage name of singer-songwriter Sam Beam, will co-headline, joined by Allison Russell. (Previously announced.)
Tuesday, June 28 • British New Wave singer-songwriter Howard Jones, with rock musician Midge Ure (vocalist of the band Ultravox) opening.
Wednesday, June 29 • Trombone Shorty, a jazz musician from New Orleans, will bring his “Voodoo Threauxdown” tour, featuring New Orleans funk/soul band Tank and opening Bangas.
Friday July 1 • Rockabilly crooner Chris Isaak and alt-country actor Lyle Lovett & His Large Band will co-headline.
Wednesday July 6 • Folk/country artist Mary Chapin Carpenter will headline, with opening act “modern day troubadour” John Craigie.
Wednesday July 13 • English pop-soul singer Joss Stone is in the headlines, with Scottish folk-rock singer KT Tunstall opening for it.
Tuesday July 19 • Rapper and reggae artist Michael Franti & Spearhead will headline, joined by Nashville band The New Respects.
Saturday July 23 • Americana string band Old Crow Medicine Show will perform.
Wednesday July 27 • CAAMP, a folk trio from Ohio will headline, opening with Futurebirds, an indie-rock band from Georgia.
Thursday July 28 • Bluegrass band Punch Brothers will headline with American folk duo Watchhouse; Folk-bluegrass singer Sarah Jarosz will be the opening act.
Friday July 29 • Rock band OAR will co-headline with indie band Dispatch, with alternative rock musician G. Love opening for it.
Monday August 1 • American rock band The Revivalists will perform.
Thursday August 4 • British post-punk band The Psychedelic Furs; pioneering punk band X is the opening act.
Monday August 8 • American indie folk band The Head and the Heart will headline; opening is the American folk group Dawes.
Saturday August 13 • Blues legend Bonnie Raitt is the headliner; R&B and gospel legend Mavis Staples, a Red Butte regular, will open.
Wednesday August 17 • The Black Crowes, an American rock band, will celebrate the 30th anniversary of their album “Shake Your Money Maker”.
Thursday August 18 • Country-pop star Maren Morris will headline; Opening is The Lone Bellow, an alt-country/Americana band.
Saturday August 20 • Pink Martini is a retro-swing band that also dabbles in jazz, pop and Latin; singer China Forbes will be featured with the group.
Sunday August 21 • My Morning Jacket is an American rock band; multi-genre artist Joy Oladokun will open.
Monday August 22 • Boy George & Culture Club, the English New Wave group of the 80s, will be the headliner.
Monday August 29 • José González is an indie-folk artist of Swedish origin.
Tuesday August 30 • Gipsy Kings are a group of French flamenco, salsa and pop artists – with Nicolas Reyes, who founded the group.
Thursday, September 8 • Umphrey’s McGee, American jam band.
Sunday September 18 • Blues-rock and American singer-songwriter John Hiatt will co-headline with Swedish band The Goners, featuring American blues musician Sonny Landreth.
Tuesday, September 20 • Roots rock singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge and blues artist Keb ‘Mo’ will co-direct the final show in the series.
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