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Look Ahead: Local events and things to do this week, July 24-30

Look Ahead: Local events and things to do this week, July 24-30

Pie ‘N’ Beer Day, a melodious pop singer and a country superstar.

(Christopher Smith | Associated Press file photo) Singer Josh Groban, seen here in 2018, is scheduled to perform July 27, 2022, at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City.

July 24

The other Utah holiday

July 24 is celebrated in Utah as Pioneer Day, honoring the date in 1847 when the first Latter-day Saint settlers arrived in the Salt Lake Valley. This year, July 24 is on a Sunday, and the usual festivities — namely as the Days of ‘47 Parade — were scheduled for Saturday. Thus, July 24 has been taken over by the alternative holiday, Pie ‘N’ Beer Day, which pairs dough-encased pastries with hops-based beverages. The biggest celebration will assemble two dozen pie makers with two dozen breweries, along with live music, at The Gateway, in downtown Salt Lake City, from noon to 6 p.m.

July 27

Josh Groban at The Viv

In his 20-plus years of performing, singer Josh Groban has developed a strong following by crossing from classical to pop styles. He’s on tour to support his ninth studio album, “Harmony,” which was released in November 2020. Groban will bring his tour to Salt Lake City, with a show Wednesday, July 27, starting at 7 p.m., at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Go to for ticket information.

July 28

Kenny Chesney at Usana

Country superstar Kenny Chesney — known for such hits as “Summertime,” “Don’t Blink,” “Come Over,” “Somewhere With You,” and many others — is on his “Here and Now” tour, and lands at Usana Amphitheater in West Valley City on Thursday, July 28. Opening the show is Carly Pearce. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets available at

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Look Ahead: Local events and things to do this week, June 12-18

Look Ahead: Local events and things to do this week, June 12-18

Stevie Nicks at Usana, a jazz trumpeter in the red rocks, and RSL returns to the RioT.

(Evan Agostini | Associated Press file photo) Singer Stevie Nicks, seen here in 2019, is scheduled to perform Thursday, June 16, 2022, at Usana Amphitheater in West Valley City, Utah.

June 16

Stand back

Whether as a member of Fleetwood Mac or as a solo artist, Stevie Nicks has always stood out in the crowd. That strong, husky voice rang out on such Fleetwood Mac hits as “Rhiannon,” “Dreams” and “Landslide,” or her solo singles, such as “Stand Back” and “Edge of Seventeen.” Nicks, 74, is scheduled to perform Thursday at 8 p.m., at Usana Amphitheater, 5150 S. 6055 West, West Valley City. Resale tickets are available at

June 17, 18

A trumpet in Blanding

Delbert Anderson, a Native American jazz trumpeter, and his band D’DAT are the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s artist in residence — and his music that combines Native American rhythms with jazz, funk and hip-hop melodies. Anderson and D’DAT are on tour around the West, and is scheduled to be in Blanding, Utah, for two events: A workshop on Friday, June 17, at 10 a.m., at Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum, 660 W. 400 North; and a free concert on Saturday, June 18, at 7 p.m., in the San Juan High School auditorium, 311 N. Bronco Blvd. To register for the workshop or the concert, go to

June 18

Real Salt Lake returns

After a two-week break for international play, Real Salt Lake is slated to return to Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, to face the San Jose Earthquakes. RSL is coming off a heartbreaking 2-1 road loss to the Vancouver Whitecaps, which was decided by an ill-advised penalty in the closing minutes. The game against San Jose happens Saturday, June 18, at 7:30 p.m. at the RioT, 9400 S. State St., Sandy. Tickets available at

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Look Ahead: Local events and things to do this week, June 5-11

Look Ahead: Local events and things to do this week, June 5-11

The Utah Pride Parade is back, ballots are going out, and two rock shows in West Valley City.

(Al Wagner | Associated Press file photo) Musician Jack White, shown here in 2019, is scheduled to perform at West Valley City’s Usana Amphitheatre on his “Supply Chain Issues” tour, on June 10, 2022.

June 5

The Pride Parade is here

The Utah Pride Parade is happening in full for the first time since 2019 (thanks, COVID!), starting at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 5, in downtown Salt Lake City. The route starts at 200 South and 200 West, goes east along 200 South, turns right at 400 East, travels south along 400 East, then another right at 700 South, and continues west to 200 East. The route is never more than two blocks from Washington Square, the location of the Utah Pride Festival. The parade is free to attend.

June 7

Ballots are in the mail

Tuesday is the day county clerks across Utah start mailing ballots to voters for the 2022 primary elections. There are Republican primaries for the U.S. Senate seat (currently held by Sen. Mike Lee, who’s running for re-election) and all four congressional districts (with all the incumbents running for another term). One must be registered as a Republican to vote in that party’s primaries, and the deadline to change parties has passed for this go-round. The primary election day is June 28. Go to for information.

June 10

Two rock shows on the west side

Friday is a good night for rock ‘n’ roll in West Valley City. At Usana Amphitheatre (5150 Upper Ridge Road), musician Jack Black — best known for his work fronting The White Stripes — is performing on his “Supply Chain Issues” tour; show starts at 7 p.m., tickets are available at And at Maverik Center (3200 S. Decker Lake Drive), rock stalwarts Violent Femmes headline a show, with Soul Asylum and Deep Vally supporting, to mark the 30th anniversary of alternative station X96; show starts at 7, tickets are available at