SALT LAKE CITY, UT – January 23, 2024 – Utah First Credit Union is now the name-in-title sponsor of an iconic outdoor venue in Salt Lake City, UT, formerly USANA Amphitheatre. Now operating as Utah First Credit Union Amphitheatre, this beloved outdoor venue in the West Valley is a favorite of local music fans and a community pillar, bringing unforgettable live music experiences to hundreds of thousands of fans every year.
The tragic and shocking passing of drummer Taylor Hawkins on March 25, 2022, hit the rock world hard, and Foo Fighter fans even harder. As we mourned the loss of Hawkins, we also wondered if we’d also be morning the end of one of the best Rock bands today. Would Foo Fighters continue? And if they did, would we be able to embrace a new drummer in the band? After tour and festival cancellations were announced, speculation grew. If anything we knew it would at least be a while before we saw a new incarnation of Foo Fighters.
On a warm summer evening, the USANA Amphitheater came alive with an electrifying performance by Fall Out Boy. The concert was part of their “So Much For (Tour) Dust” tour in support of their newly released album So Much For (Star) Dust. Supported by their incredible lineup of opening bands Bring Me The Horizon, Royal & the Serpent, and Daisy Grenade, this concert was a celebration of music and a testament to the band’s enduring legacy.
Nickelback• Brantley Gilbert• Josh Ross• July 6, 2023• USANA Amphitheatre
Reviewed and Photographed by Josilyn Wakkuri Lybbert
USANA Amphitheatre was the fullest I’ve ever seen it on Thursday, July 6, 2023! Nickelback, Brantley Gilbert, and Josh Ross drew in the masses for the Get Rollin’ Tour! I noticed how diverse the crowd was as they filed in. From quite young to old, some dressed in Western wear, others dressed in all black, the multitude and variety of people made me think that this was a show not to miss!
Matchbox Twenty• w/ Matt Nathanson• June 3, 2023• USANA Amphitheatre
Reviewed by: Nate Bonney
Photographed by: Jim Trocchio
Photo Credit: Jim Trocchio
Matchbox Twenty finally played Utah on Saturday the 3rd of June. They originally were set to perform on Sep. 13th, 2020. Due to the covid pandemic, they postponed their tour for 2020. They had dates for 2022 but due to MB20 family member’s high risk to covid, they again postponed the tour to the spring of 2023. So finally they got to show us an amazing show!
It’s hard to believe, but after a historically long Winter, Spring, and Summer are finally here. That means concerts are moving outdoors. On Wednesday, May 24, USANA Amphitheatre opened its doors for the first time this year. Opening night was about as big as it will get all summer with Country Music/ Crossover Mega-Star, Shania Twain taking the stage. Twain brought her Queen of Me Tour to town and with her 20,000 fans squeezed into the large venue.
There was so much excitement in the air. Even with doors being held due to weather, people seemed to be in great spirits. Merch lines were long, drink lines were long, and in both I could see people talking to each other, asking if they’d seen Shania before, where their seats were, and what she might perform. I enjoyed seeing familiar faces, from fellow photographers to security, to the local promoters. It felt like the fun part of the first day of school.
Los Angeles, CA (May 4, 2023) – Live Nation today announced the return of Concert Week, offering fans an unbeatable deal: $25 all-in tickets to more than 3,800 shows across North America this year. The annual week-long program kicks off ahead of a robust 2023 summer concert season, getting fans ready to fill their summer months and the rest of their calendar for the year with epic shows and live music from their favorite artists.
LAWN PASS NOW AVAILABLE FOR SUMMER 2023 OFFERING FANS ACCESS TO 30+ CONCERTS
Live Nation announced the return of Lawn Pass, giving fans access to some of Summer 2023’s most incredible concerts at select local amphitheaters. With Lawn Pass, fans will have guaranteed general admission lawn seating and Fast Lane access all summer long for $199 plus a fee for 30+ shows.
Backstreet Boys• August 4, 2022• USANA Amphitheatre
Reviewed By Alisha Gregson
After a two-year hiatus, the Backstreet Boys resumed their DNA world tour on August 4th. They brought a performance that was truly “larger than life” to the USANA Amphitheater. There was little surprise that the show sold out to an audience made up primarily of women in their 30s and 40s. I was looking forward to a night full of boy band nostalgia along with thousands of other women there. The Backstreet Boys knew precisely what their fans wanted and would not disappoint.
The “Live & UnZoomed Tour” made its way to Utah on Saturday, July 9. REO Speedwagon and Styx have been playing co-headlining tours for years. This time they would be joined by special guest, Loverboy. I’d imagine this night at USANA Amphitheatre will be a memorable one. First off, it was HOT! We’re talking triple digits folks. On top of the extreme heat, there was a massive fire just on the other side of the western mountain range. The smokey air added a new element to the outdoor concert experience. Despite the unique conditions, fans showed up in droves to see some of their favorite bands. Styx and REO Speedwagon are regular visitors to Utah, and every time they come their shows do well. This night was no exception.