The first Twilight Concert Series night marks the beginning of summer for many of the residents of Salt Lake City. Every Thursday evening from July through August the Salt Lake City Arts Council sponsors free concerts at the Gallivan Center downtown Salt Lake. Top performers such as Michael Franti and Spearhead, Iron & Wine, The Roots, and Yonder Mountain String Band have graced the Gallivan stage.
This year though, construction at the Gallivan Center has necessitated a temporary shift in venue. The 23rd annual Twilight Concert Series will take place on a temporary stage built at Pioneer Park. With the announcement the city also released the Twilight Concert Series lineup with some acts yet to be determined.
2010 Salt Lake City Twilight Concert Series Lineup
- July 8: Modest Mouse w/AviBuffalo
- July 15: Girl Talk w/Memory Tapes
- July 22: Beirut w/Twin Sisters
- July 29: The New Pornographers w/ the Dodos
- August 5: Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings w/ Jamie Lidell
- August 12: Matisyahu
- August 19: Big Boi Chromeo
- August 26: She & Him
Regardless of venue, the Twilight Concert Series will provide a lively festival venue. Head down to Pioneer Park this summer and sample local vegetarian and BBQ fare with a local mircrobrew in hand and browse artist’s work and handcrafted jewelry before getting out to dance in the grass in front of the stage to this year’s stellar lineup.
For other summer concert fun check out the Red Butte Summer Concert Series too.