Luke Combs

Luke Combs • May 8, 2024 • Rice – Eccles Stadium

Reviewed and Photographed by Kevin Rolfe

This might have been the biggest concert event of the 2024 summer.  If anything it got the Utah concert summer concert season off to a rousing start! I like to think of this like the Daytona 500.  It’s NASCAR’s biggest event. But unlike the Super Bowl, it’s the first race in the season. Country Music megastar, Luke Combs brought his Growin’ Up and Gettin’ Old Tour to Utah for a two-night residency at Rice-Eccles Stadium on the campus of the University of Utah.  The stadium was jam-packed with Country Music fans on both nights.  I was fortunate to attend night two on Saturday, June 8.

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Danny Lux

Danny Lux • Dariell Cano • June 15, 2024 • The Complex

Reviewed and Photographed by Logan Fang

Danny Lux made his first trip to The Complex last Friday on the latest stop of his international tour, Tour of Lux. The Chicano artist celebrates the release of his fifth studio album EVOLUXION, joined by fellow Latin artist Dariell Cano. That night, The Complex housed a sizable audience made up mostly of Latine and Spanish-speaking fans dressed in Danny’s signature tour merch. Before the show began, eager fans searched for glimpses of performers in the wings and then cheered to beckon them on stage. The excitement in the crowd was palpable.

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Girl From The North Country

Girl From The North Country • June 11, 2024 • Eccles Theater

Reviewed by Kevin Rolfe

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Photo Courtesy of Melissa Cohen (BOND Theatrical)

With the Tony Awards being broadcast this Sunday night, it felt fitting to find myself inside Eccles Theater watching a musical.  A Tony Award-winning (Best Orchestrations) musical at that.  The audience seemed in great spirits, ready to enjoy another great evening in downtown Salt Lake City with another show in the Broadway At The Eccles series.  

Girl From The North Country is a musical featuring the music and lyrics of the great Bob Dylan with the book by Conor McPherson.  It is set in Duluth, Minnesota in 1934 in the shadow of The Great Depression.  The show takes place inside a guesthouse, or hotel of sorts.  The cast consists of various people staying at the home.  As the show goes along we are made aware of the different trials, tribulations, and struggles that each character faces or has experienced.  

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Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers • June 5, 2024 • Utah First Amphitheatre

Reviewed and Photographed by Alisha Gregson

On Wednesday, June 5 the Red Hot Chili Peppers brought their Unlimited Love tour to Utah’s First Amphitheatre. It was no surprise that the show quickly sold out. Utah fans have waited 18 long years for the band to return. Their last concert in Utah was in 2006, Their performance was the 3rd to last concert at the original Delta Center before the name changed to Energy Solutions Arena. I found it interesting that their long-awaited return to Utah marked the 3rd concert at the newly named Utah First Amphitheatre (formerly USANA Amphitheatre.) 

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Girl In Red

Photo Credit: Kevin Rolfe

On an unusually cold night at the end of May, girl in red heated up The Great Saltair as she brought her Doing it Again Tour to Utah.  Fans from all over the state filled the classic venue for what was to be an exciting night of high energy, music, and inclusivity.  Norwegian-born singer-songwriter, producer, and amazing frontwoman, Marie Ulven, brought this crowd on an inclusive experience that is both very personal and communal.

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Madison Beer

Madison Beer • UPSAHL • June 4, 2024 • The Complex

Reviewed and Photographed by Mike Ferguson

Tuesday, June 4th, marked a night to remember at The Complex in SLC, UT, as music enthusiasts gathered in anticipation of a double-bill concert featuring the talented Madison Beer and the dynamic Upsahl. The venue was abuzz with excitement, with eager fans filling every inch of available space, signaling a near sell-out show.


Photo Credit: Mike Ferguson

Opening the evening was Upsahl, a rising star whose magnetic presence and infectious energy immediately captured the attention of the audience. With a setlist that seamlessly blended catchy hooks, introspective lyrics, and pulsating rhythms, Upsahl commanded the stage with confidence and flair.

From the moment she stepped into the spotlight, Upsahl exuded a raw and unbridled passion for her craft, channeling her emotions into each note and lyric. Tracks like “Drugs” and “People I Don’t Like” showcased her knack for crafting anthemic pop-rock tunes with a rebellious edge, while introspective ballads like “Fine” allowed her to showcase the depth and vulnerability of her songwriting.

But perhaps the most captivating aspect of Upsahl’s performance was her infectious charisma and magnetic stage presence. Whether she was dancing with abandon, engaging in playful banter with the crowd, or delivering powerhouse vocals that reverberated through the venue, Upsahl held the audience in the palm of her hand, leaving them hungry for more.

As her set drew to a close, the cheers and applause that erupted from the crowd served as a testament to Upsahl’s undeniable talent and star power. For 45 electrifying minutes, she had set the stage on fire, leaving an indelible mark on all who were fortunate enough to bear witness to her captivating performance.

As the lights dimmed and the anticipation reached a fever pitch, it was clear that the stage had been set for an unforgettable night of music. And with Madison Beer poised to take the stage, the energy in the room was palpable, signaling that the best was yet to come.

Madison Beer

Photo Credit: Mike Ferguson

From the instant she emerged, clad in an ensemble that radiated both style and sophistication, it was evident that the audience was in for a treat. With a setlist spanning her repertoire of hits and fan favorites, Madison’s performance was nothing short of spectacular.

Photo Credit: Mike Ferguson

For nearly 90 minutes, Madison held the audience in the palm of her hand, effortlessly transitioning between heart-wrenching ballads and high-energy anthems. Her powerhouse vocals soared through the venue, sending shivers down the spines of all who were fortunate enough to bear witness. Each song was accompanied by mesmerizing visuals and choreography, further enhancing the immersive experience for concert attendees.

But perhaps the most remarkable aspect of Madison’s performance was her undeniable connection with her fans. As she interacted with the crowd, sharing personal anecdotes and words of encouragement, it was clear that she genuinely valued the support of her dedicated fanbase. This sincerity only served to deepen the emotional resonance of her music, forging an unbreakable bond between artist and audience.

By the time Madison took her final bow, the energy in the room was electric, reverberating with the echoes of a truly unforgettable performance. As concertgoers spilled out into the night, their hearts full and spirits lifted, it was evident that they had borne witness to something truly special. Madison Beer and Upsahl had not only delivered a concert, but an experience—one that would linger in the memories of all who were lucky enough to be a part of it.

Photo Credit: Mike Ferguson

Melanie Martinez

Melanie Martinez • Men I Trust • May 18, 2024 • Delta Center

Reviewed and Photographed by Kevin Rolfe

Melanie Martinez is a musical force that cannot be stopped.  It seems with each tour she gets bigger and bigger.  From being a contestant on season 3 of the acclaimed singing show, The Voice to selling out major arenas on her recent Trilogy Tour, Martinez is a force to be reconned with.  I had the opportunity to see Melanie on her last stop in Utah on her Portals Tour at the Sandy Amphitheater.  I was impressed with her fanbase then, but that was nothing compared to what I saw inside the Delta Center on May 18.  The arena was filled with devoted fans dressed up as nymphs, fairies, and baby dolls.  Glitter and sparkles were everywhere.  Outside of a Taylor Swift Concert, I haven’t seen so many fans dressed up.

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Kane Brown

Kane Brown • Tyler Hubbard • May 17, 2024 • Delta Center

Reviewed and Photographed by Kevin Rolfe

Country Music superstar, Kane Brown brought his In The Air Tour to the Delta Center in Salt Lake City on May 17.  He was joined by superstar in his own right, half of Florida Georgia Line, Tyler Hubbard and up and comers Parmalee.  Kane Brown has quickly become one of the best entertainers in country music.  His concerts never disappoint and this tour stop was no exception

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The Country Superstar’s


Comes to Delta Center on Saturday, November 16, 2024

Tickets On Sale Friday, June 7 (8:00am Local Time) 

“Some of the best times are had right at last call, and this is one last call that you don’t want to miss!”


Kilby Block Party 5

Kilby Block Party • May 10-12, 2024 • Utah State Fairgrounds

Reviewed and Photographed by Logan Fang

Kilby Court Block Party: Now A Salt Lake City Tradition

This May, local concertgoers and music lovers from afar returned to the Salt Lake fairgrounds for the fifth iteration of the Kilby Block Party. This year’s music festival celebrates the 25th year of its namesake, Kilby Court. For the past five years, Kilby has brought a countless number of esteemed music icons to the festival stage, including the likes of indie titans Phoebe Bridgers, Steve Lacy, and The Strokes. As the festival continues to curate a dazzling array of artists, this year’s lineup featured performances spanning several eras of indie-rock.

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