Salt Lake City Violin Makers' Collective Instrument Showcase

On August 18, 2017 at Phillips Gallery in Salt Lake City, UT, the Salt Lake City Violin Makers' Collective will hold their first instrument showcase. Local makers Melissa Collins, Jordan Hess, Alfred Rordame, IV, Paul Spencer and R. Alex Wilson will be showing their instruments and bow maker Robert Dow will be on hand with a selection of bows. Music will be performed throughout the evening (showcasing the makers' instruments) by Bronwen Beecher and a Patio Music String Quartet featuring Michele Medina, Michael Nebeker, Katherine Deneris and Ryan Stocks. The instruments (violins, violas and cellos) can be viewed as art but people are also encouraged to play the instruments. All makers will be on site throughout the evening to answer any questions and instruments are available for purchase. The event will take place from 6-9pm and will coincide with Gallery Stroll and the Phillips Gallery Summer Group Show Reception. This is a unique chance for the public to see, hear and play high quality handmade instruments and to meet the makers. The Salt Lake City Violin Makers' collective was formed in 2017 by a small group of professional violin makers. The goal of the collective is to promote and strengthen the vibrant tradition of violin making in and around Salt Lake City, UT. As a collective, we are committed to excellence and honesty in our work as well as in our dealings and relationships with musicians. We advocate for the ethical sales and services of violin family instruments. We believe that every musician deserves to be treated with respect and integrity as they search for an instrument that is right for them. We are glad to collectively assist musicians in search of the instrument that will best fit their musical needs and aspirations. The collective also believes that, as makers, we benefit from a collective approach to violin making, an art that can often be quite solitary. In addition to putting musicians and local makers in contact with one another, we encourage the sharing of ideas and knowledge between violin makers. For more information about this event, please email the collective at or find us on Facebook (Salt Lake City Violin Makers Collective).

DRAW Inc Art Gallery Opening

We are proud to announce the opening of the DRAW Inc Art Gallery Featuring Utah artists: Kay Hayes- mixed media Dan Cummings- glass art Sabrina Squires- mixed media Daniel Stroup- Mixed Media Refreshments, artists talks, Q&A and music behind the gallery. Support local artists that in turn support and teach our outreach programs for groups like the VOA youth homeless, Odysee House and low income retirement homes. DRAW Inc is a nonprofit organization that serves some of Utah's most disadvantage and underserved communities through our community outreach and opportunity facilitation. Buy locally, buy for a great cause.

Lamb of God

For all its depth, diversity and cross-pollinated ambition, modern metal needs its figureheads, its heroes and its leaders. Lamb of God have been blazing mercilessly away at the forefront of heavy music for the last 15 years, upholding metal’s intrinsic values of honesty, intensity and creativity while also daring to push boundaries and think outside the heavy box. Exploding into view with 2000’s seminal debut New American Gospel, the Virginian quintet inadvertently kick-started the so-called New Wave Of American Metal at the dawn of the 21st century; and have notched up a succession of huge commercial hit albums and remorselessly toured the globe ever since. The combination of vocalist Randy Blythe’s excoriating growls and roars, guitarists Willie Adler and Mark Morton’s precision attack and the bowel-shattering rumble of rhythm section John Campbell (bass) and Chris Adler (drums) has both refined and redefined the notion of aggressive metal in the modern era.

Smashmouth, Cracker & The Romantics

Smash Mouth (August 18) has a just-released a new album, “Magic,” billed as a “no-holds-barred party from start to finish.” Expect hits, like “All Star,” to get you dancing, and new catchy tunes that keep you on your feet. This show also features soulful alt-rock band, Cracker and new-wave power-pop artists, The Romantics (“What I Like About You,” “Talking in Your Sleep”). Buy To This Event

80s Dance Party - Get Into The Groove with Martian Cult, Civil Lust, Flash & Flare

Broadway Bound!

Broadway Bound is on its way to the historic Egyptian Theatre, August 16th-20th. Presented by the Neil Simon Festival -the cast of last year's hit 'Brighton Beach Memoirs' returns with the final part of Mr. Simon's autobiographical comedy trilogy. In this go round, Eugene and his older brother Stanley try to break into the world of show business as professional comedy writers while coping with family drama. When their material is broadcast on the radio for the first time, the family is upset to hear a thinly veiled portrait of themselves played for laughs. There's only one Neil Simon Festival, come join us for an evening of heart and hilarity! Reduced pricing Wednesday & Thursday! TICKETS: Wednesday & Thursday $15 House / $19 Front-of-House / $25 Cabaret Friday - Sunday: $19 House / $23 Front-of-House / $29 Cabaret Reserve seating at or 435-649-9371

Hectic Hobo/ Harold Henry

Josh Ritter Solo, Works in Progress Tour

JOSH RITTER: Works in Progress solo show - "I've been writing a lot of songs lately -- they come in waves, and I seem to be riding one right now. I'm playing some special solo shows this summer to try them out. These shows will be mostly new songs, and a lot of me figuring stuff out along the way. It'll be fun and weird and cool. So, if you wanna see some works in progress, come on down. Help me figure out just how sturdy these songs are.

Band of Shadows

Band of shadows is a band of shadows

2nd Annual Wasatch International Food Festival

On August 18th and 19th, the Utah Cultural Celebration Center is hosting the second annual Wasatch International Food Festival at our facility in West Valley City.  From the hip, gastronomic scenes of downtown Salt Lake City and Park City to the traditional ethnic offerings of the West Side's diverse community, the Wasatch is home to some of the greatest and most diverse food in the region.

The Wasatch International Food Festival celebrates haute cuisine, street food, and everything in between.  We want to dish up these rich and diverse menus with you, with a side of music and fun.  ‚Äč

August 18, 5 – 10 PM

August 19, 12 – 8 PM