The Utah Pride Parade is back, ballots are going out, and two rock shows in West Valley City.
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.
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 vote.utah.gov for information.
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 jackwhiteiii.com. 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 maverikcenter.com.