The Offspring•Winona Fighter•September 7, 2023•USANA Amphitheatre
Reviewed and Photographed by Alisha Gregson
The Offspring brought incredible energy to USANA Amphitheatre on September 7th and gave their fans an amazing performance. The band had originally planned on performing at USANA weeks earlier, on August 3rd with Sum 41 and Simple Plan. During that performance, a storm began slowly rolling in as the supporting bands took turns on the stage. By the time The Offspring were set to perform, the weather was bad enough to require an evacuation of the venue. The show was postponed before the crowd ever got a glimpse of the Headliners. The Offspring promised they would be back, and they didn’t leave their eager fans waiting too long. On September 7th, the weather was perfect and The Offspring fans of all ages returned and filled the amphitheater.
All-American Rejects•New Found Glory•Motion City Soundtrack•The Get Up Kids•September 23, 2023• The Great Saltair
Reviewed and Photographed by Kaden Severn
As summer draws near its end, concertgoers packed the outdoor stage of The Great Saltair Saturday evening to catch the Wet Hot All-American Summer Tour featuring All-American Rejects. The sun began to set over the water as The Get Up Kids started the night off. I wasn’t super familiar with their music but I know that they had a few big punk rock hits. They came out and got the energy nice and warmed up. It was a great set.
Renée Elise Goldsberry•September 16, 2023•The Noorda Center
Reviewed by Kevin Rolfe
Photos provided by Utah Valley University
Renée Elise Goldsberry’s concert was a mesmerizing and unforgettable experience that left the audience in awe. Held at The Noorda Performing Arts Center on the campus of Utah Valley University, her performance showcased not only her exceptional vocal talent but also her captivating stage presence and storytelling abilities.
Rina Sawayama•Dinka Cowboy•Anais Chantal•September 22, 2023•Gallivan Center
Reviewed and Photographed by Mark Daluz
The 36th annual Twilight series has reached its climax, and who had the pleasure of giving the coveted sendoff? On September 22nd, that honor was bestowed on Rina Sawayama. The summer series boasted a number of talented artists in its lineup including Lord Huron, Soccer Mommy, and Death Cab for Cutie, all of them performing at the Gallivan Center. But, today I couldn’t wait to see Rina perform.
Renée Rapp•Alexander 23•Towa Bird•September 21, 2023•The Union
Reviewed and Photographed by Josilyn Wakurri Lybbert
When I walked into The Union on September 21st for Reneé Rapp’s Snow Hard Feelings Tour, a smile was immediately brought to my face as I noticed that the concert hadn’t even started yet, but people already seemed to be having a good time just being there. Various pop songs played over the speakers from, “Satellite,” by Harry Styles too, “Cruel Summer,” by Taylor Swift, which the crowd loudly and passionately sang/yelled along to!
Daniel Caesar•The Orion Sun•September 18, 2023•The Complex
Reviewed and Photographed by Tomo Crestani
In Salt Lake City, the anticipation for Daniel Caesar was very strong. The night promised not only the soulful music of the Canadian R&B sensation but also the upcoming sounds of Orion Sun as the opening act. The Complex was the choice of venue, and it did not disappoint. Salt Lake really showed out for this sold-out show. The Complex released small batches of tickets the day of the concert to try to maximize capacity, which I hadn’t seen before. It was impressive the amount of fans Daniel has here in Utah.
Kansas is a legendary rock band that has been entertaining audiences for a while now. The band’s recent performance at Eccles Theater in Salt Lake City was a testament to their enduring popularity and musical talent. They are currently celebrating 50 years as a band! What an incredible accomplishment. While the lineup has changed over the years, With a stage presence that was both energetic and engaging, Kansas proved that they still know how to rock a crowd.
Summer is coming to a close and what better way to head into Labor Day weekend than attending a concert at what I would consider an extremely underrated venue in Utah? Sandy Amphitheater was glowing and the beautiful crowd arrived early to fill out the lawn area and enjoy the beautiful summer night.
As the end of summer is hitting, a perfect end at the Ogden Amphitheatre watching Noah Cyrus was exactly what we needed. The picturesque outdoor venue played host to a concert that was nothing short of spectacular. Noah Cyrus, the young and immensely talented artist, took the stage, leaving the audience mesmerized with a performance that showcased both her vocal talent and stage presence. She brought along Beeson and Julia Jacklin.
Luke Bryan•Tyler Braden•Jon Langston•August 31, 2023•USANA Amphitheatre
Reviewed and Photographed by Nate Bonney
On August 31st Salt Lake City finally got to see Luke Bryan in concert at USANA Amphitheatre. The show had been postponed from earlier in the month due to some health issues Bryan has been dealing with. This time he brought along upcoming musicians Jon Langston and Tyler Braden as his openers.