During a pandemic that shut down music venues across the country for much of 2020 and 2021, it’s safe to say there’s a big appetite for live entertainment.

Last summer, Ticketmaster announced its fourth best month in terms of ticket sales, The hill reported. Now musicians are announcing concert tours left and right, and venues seem to be doing their best to make up for lost time.

Here’s a breakdown of some of the big upcoming shows.


imagine Dragons

Imagine Dragons have added a Salt Lake City stop to their world tour, the group announced on March 25. Celebrating the release of the “Mercury – Act 1” album, Imagine Dragons will perform at Rice-Eccles Stadium on August 5.

Macklemore and Kings Elliot will be special guests for the Salt Lake show, according to a press release sent to Deseret News. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on April 1 at 10 a.m. MST via Ticketmaster.com.

Imagine Dragons previously performed at Rice-Eccles Stadium for the LoveLoud Festival in 2018. Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds founded the music festival to celebrate LGBTQ youth and raise awareness of teen suicide, Deseret reported. News.

“Obviously the music will be great, but the most pivotal moments and the emotional moments that perpetuate change are when we all sit down and listen to our LGBTQ youth and adults telling us their stories,” Reynolds previously said, according to the Deseret News. “That’s when empathy is really created, when understanding becomes a theme of the evening.”


Ogden Twilight Series

The Ogden Twilight series recently announced its summer lineup, which includes:

  • June 21 — Stands.
  • August 4 – Local Natives / Lucy Dacus.
  • August 9 – The National.
  • August 25 – Beach House.
  • August 30 — Modest mouse.
  • September 7 — Lauv.
  • September 17 – Flume.
  • September 22 — CHVRCHES.

According to a March 21 post on the site Facebook pageindividual tickets to the Flume show are sold out and tickets to Modest Mouse, Beach House, Bleachers and The National could all sell out by the end of March 22. General admission passes for the season are still available.


fire stage

Tim McGraw will headline this summer’s Stadium of Fire event at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo on July 2 American Freedom Festival announced on March 16.

McGraw had already sold out the annual event in 2016, according to the festival website. Over the years the event has hosted other country superstars like Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban.

Marie Osmond will also perform at the Stadium of Fire. Since ending her residency with her brother Donny Osmond in Las Vegas, Osmond has performed solo with symphony orchestras and released ‘Unexpected’ – a 17-song project that spans everything from opera to Broadway to by the Great American Songbook, reported the Deseret News. She previously told the Deseret News that the album was a vocal exercise that pushed her even further out of her comfort zone.

“Age shouldn’t define us,” she said last fall. “I’m the kind of woman who, even with all the experience, I want to keep learning. I don’t know everything. I want to keep trying, pushing. I’m not afraid of failing, I’m more afraid of not trying.

Stadium of Fire tickets will be available at byutickets.com from March 25. Freedom Festival email subscribers will have early access from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with tickets then going on sale to the general public beginning at 1 p.m., according to the festival. website.


Twilight Concert Series

On March 7, the Salt Lake City Arts Council announced its annual Twilight Concert Series. Tickets for the shows went on sale March 8 and are available at 24tix.com.

  • July 14 – Rainbow Kitten Surprise, with Houndmouth and Dad Bod.
  • August 6 – Angel Olsen, Sharon Van Etten and Julien Baker.
  • August 11 – The Decemberists, with Brigid Mae Power.
  • August 16 — Cuco.
  • September 2 – Shakey Graves, with Sierra Ferrell and Michelle Moonshine.

Love Loud Festival

On March 7, LoveLoud Festival announced a return this spring after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. The one-day festival will be held at Vivint Arena on May 14 and “is designed to spark the vital conversation about what it means to love, understand, accept and unconditionally support LGBTQ+ youth in our communities,” according to a Press release.

Festival performances include Imagine Dragons founder and frontman Dan Reynolds, Willow, Anita, Neon Trees, The Aces and Mat and Savanna Shaw, a father-daughter duo that went viral at the start of the pandemic. Other artists and speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.

This year’s festival was made possible in part by a $1 million donation from Qualtrics founder and Utah Jazz owners Ryan and Ashley Smith, the statement said.

“Because of the pandemic, it’s been far too long since we’ve all been able to come together like this to celebrate diversity and talk about the power of unconditional love and equality,” Reynolds said in a statement. “Without the commitment of Ryan and Ashley, the festival might not have been a reality even this year, and we are grateful to have recognized the event as a must-attend event in the community.”


vivid arena

Other upcoming concerts at Vivint Arena include:

  • March 25 — John Mayer.
  • April 19 — Dave Chapelle.
  • April 30 — Church of Eric.
  • May 14 — LoveLoud Festival.
  • May 25 — Eagles.
  • June 8 – New kids on the block.
  • July 27 — Josh Groban.
  • August 11 – Brandi Carlile.
  • August 30 – The killers.
  • September 8 – Roger Waters.
  • September 20 — Twenty-one pilots.
  • September 21 – Shawn Mendes.

Red Butte Garden Outdoor Concert Series

On March 8, Red Butte Garden announced the first two shows of their outdoor summer concert series:

  • May 17 — KALEO with special guest Bone Owens.
  • May 20 — Trey Anastasio Band.

The full lineup will be announced on April 12, according to a press release sent to Deseret News. Tickets for these shows will go on sale for members of Red Butte Garden on March 10 and will be available to the public on March 11 at 9 a.m. MT.


Deer Valley Music Festival

Earlier this month, the Utah Symphony announced the lineup for its annual Deer Valley Music Festival. According to a press release sent to the Deseret News, the lineup includes:

  • July 1 — Stewart Copeland: Police Deranged for Orchestra.
  • July 2 – Patriotic Pops from Utah Symphony with LaKisha Jones.
  • July 8 – Disney in concert: magical film music.
  • July 9 – The Hot Sardines with Nellie McKay with the Utah Symphony.
  • July 15 — Bravo Broadway: Masters of Musical Theatre.
  • July 16 — Arrival from Sweden: The Music of ABBA.
  • July 22 — The music of John Williams.
  • July 29 — Symphonic Showstoppers!
  • July 30 — Guster with the Utah Symphony Orchestra.
  • August 5 — Aretha: A tribute with the Utah Symphony Orchestra.
  • August 6 — Kristin Chenoweth with the Utah Symphony Orchestra.

USANA Amphitheater

  • June 10 — Jack White.
  • June 14 — Chicago and Brian Wilson.
  • June 23 — Chris Stapleton.
  • June 28 — Santana and Earth, Wind and Fire.
  • July 9 — REO Speedwagon and Styx.
  • July 11 — The Black Keys with Band of Horses.
  • July 23 — Jason Aldean.
  • July 26 — Goo Goo Dolls.
  • July 28 — Kenny Chesney.
  • August 4 – Backstreet Boys.
  • August 5 – The chicks.
  • August 8 – Foo Fighters.
  • August 11 — Thomas Rhett.
  • August 13 – OneRepublic.
  • August 18 – Big Time Rush.
  • August 19 – The Australian Pink Floyd Show.
  • August 30 – Sammy Hagar and The Circle.
  • September 2 – Jack Johnson.
  • September 10 – Morgan Wallen.
  • September 15 – Keith Urban.
  • September 19 – Iron Maiden.

Sand amphitheater

  • May 18 and 19 — Ben Rector.
  • May 30 — Lord Huron.
  • June 2 — 311.
  • June 3 — Jessie James Decker.
  • June 8 — Orville Peck.
  • June 11 — Tash Sultana.
  • June 14 — Boz Scaggs.
  • June 17 — Tenacious D.
  • June 25 — Blind third eye and Sunday resumption.
  • June 27 — Fleet Foxes.
  • July 6 — Regina Spektor.
  • July 13 — Trampled by turtles.
  • July 22 — David Gray.
  • August 1 – Small feat.
  • August 12 — Myers Whiskey.
  • August 25 — Elvis Costello and the Imposters.

Eccles Theater

  • March 25 — Dancing with the stars: live!
  • March 28-29 — Carol Burnett.
  • April 5 — Chris Botti.
  • April 9 — #IMOMSOHARD.
  • April 15-16 — Lamb of God.
  • April 21 — Heather McMahan.
  • May 1 — The Bachelor live on stage.
  • May 5 — Who lives anyway?
  • May 18 — Professor Brian Cox.
  • May 21 — Greg Gutfeld.
  • May 23 — Rupi Kaur.
  • June 4 — Hannah Gadsby.
  • July 7 — Puscifer.
  • July 19 — The Masked Singer.

Maverik Center

  • March 10 — Ana Gabriel.
  • April 14 — Ricardo Arjona.
  • May 7 — Alex Boye.
  • May 14 — Franki Valli and the 4 seasons.
  • May 18 — Stars on Ice.
  • July 20 — Bright.
  • September 6 – Ben Platt.