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  • RJD2

    RJD2 is coming to Metro Music Hall, 1/23/20! Dame Fortune is the deliciously eclectic sixth album from veteran producer and crate digger extraordinaire RJD2, out March 25th on RJ's Electrical Connections. It's a wondrous beast, recorded over the past year while living in Philadelphia, before returning to his hometown of Columbus, Ohio. Streaked with Philly's rep for deeply felt soul music while maintaining a playful sense of adventurousness, Dame Fortune features guest vocalists Son Little (aka Aaron Livingston) and frequent collaborator Phonte, while also presenting the bombastic hip-hop sound that marked RJD2's breakthrough album, Deadringer, and even an orchestral composition for the societal unrest experienced in this day and age (called "PF Day One."..the PF standing for "Post Ferguson"). "Living in Philly provided a context for a lot of soul music that I had liked," RJD2 says on the city's influence on Dame Fortune's sound. "I didn't have any cultural context for this music that I liked -- it was just music that I had stumbled across as a beat making nerd. Philly was a place where there were enough people who had the same musical vocabulary that I did, which made the music more than something I had just discovered on my own." The debut single, "Peace of What," features Jordan Brown and draws inspiration from 1990s rap legends Main Source's 1991 single "Peace Is Not the Word to Play." "When I hear people talk of peace in America, the discrepancy between our words and our actions can get fatiguing," he says on the inspiration behind the song. "I was trying to reflect the experience of people I know, which often feels like 'We're not ACTUALLY trying to do anything about this problem in our country.'" Thought-provoking and undeniably entertaining all at once, this latest exhibition of musical virtuosity is a crystal-clear reflection of RJD2's cinematic aspirations, reminding listeners that it's always rewarding to expect the unexpected. RJD2 will tour throughout 2016 in support of Dame Fortune and his 20-year-plus-career.

  • Blue Rain Boots

    • Friday, January 24, 2020 at 07:00 PM
    • Kilby Court in Salt Lake City, UT

    S&S Presents Blue Rain Boots Commander Salamander, Guava Tree Jan 24 7:00 PM

  • Ned LeDoux

    • Friday, January 24, 2020 at 07:00 PM
    • The Depot in Salt Lake City, UT
  • Midge Ure

    • Friday, January 24, 2020 at 08:00 PM
    • The State Room in Salt Lake City, UT

    Midge Ure returns to North Americas intimate venue circuit with his open and honest, Songs, Questions and Answers Tour 2020. Direct from the hugely successful UK leg of the tour Midge will be playing alongside multi instrumental musician Tony Solis, performing acoustic versions of his catalogue and taking questions, and maybe the odd song request, from the audience.

  • Lorin Walker Madsen

    • Friday, January 24, 2020 at 09:00 PM
    • Garage on Beck in Salt Lake City, UT

    Cover Starts at 7:30 Music from 9:00-12:00 PM

  • She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen

    • Tuesday, February 04, 2020 at 07:30 PM – February 08, 2020
    • Caine Lyric Theatre in Logan, UT

    A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, however, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge. In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture, acclaimed young playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.

  • Therapy Thursdays: Dombresky

    • Thursday, February 06, 2020 at 09:30 PM
    • SKY SLC in Salt Lake City, UT
    V2 Presents & Sky SLC Present Dombresky Therapy Thursdays Refilling your dose of dance music in SLC every single Thursday night. From bass loving headbangers to house heads we connect our city to dance music. Let our DJs save your life.

    VIP Service? [email protected]?216.375.4684 Venue?SKY SLC?149 W Pierpont Ave 21+ event?Doors Open at 9:30pm ??? About Dombresky: French dance music producer, Quentin Dombres or professionally known as Dombresky has been producing music for nearly a decade and a half now. It took years for Dombresky to find his way out of local markets in France and onto the global level but that breakthrough occurred when he produced an official remix for A-Trak’s “We All Fall Down”. From there, Dombresky’s career started to explode; connecting the dots with fellow Frenchman Tchami. The two created “Freakin” which debuted on Tchami’s EP. With that success, the two would collaborate again, when Dombresky released singles “Wait” and “Utopia” on Tchami’s label ‘Confession’. As the music grew organically so has the touring, having played big US festival stages like Hard Summer, EDC, Nocturnal Wonderland and Holy Ship to name a few. 2017 and 2018 also saw individual growth for Dombresky in international territories with his own headline tours through Australia and China. Having received overwhelming support and praise from artists from all over the world including DJ Snake, Annie Mac, Tchami, and Anna Lunoe, Dombresky has surely cemented himself as one of new faces to the international house music scene.

  • In-depth Advocacy Training

    Whether you are a first-time attendee to one of the cultural advocacy days on the hill this year or want to learn more, join us for this in-depth advocacy training by Crystal Young-Otterstrom, Executive Director of the Utah Cultural Alliance.


    During this in-depth workshop you will learn about how to advocate for your organization, details of the bills and appropriations that impact the cultural sector, and the message and talking points UCA will be advocating for this year.

    This event is free for anyone who is registered for Arts Day on the Hill, Library Day on the Hill, Film Day on the Hill or Museum Advocacy Day.

    You can attend in person at the West Jordan Library OR participate online via a video conference link. Details for connecting via video conference will be sent upon RSVP.


  • Passafire

    • Friday, February 07, 2020 at 07:00 PM
    • Soundwell in Salt Lake City, UT

    Reggae Rise Up presents Passafire: Keepin' On Tour February 7th at Soundwell. Come on out for a night of positive vibes!

  • Jeanne Robertson: The Rocking Humor Tour

    Live at the Eccles Presents Jeanne Robertson Friday, February 7, 2019 at the Eccles Theater on Main Street in downtown Salt Lake City. ArtTix is the official source for tickets for Live at the Eccles Events.

    Live at the Eccles Presents Jeanne Robertson Friday, February 7, 2019 at the Eccles Theater on Main Street in downtown Salt Lake City. ArtTix is the official source for tickets for Live at the Eccles Events. At 76 years young, Jeanne Robertson continues to charm audiences with her humorous observations about life around her. Jeanne's witty depiction of everyday situations never fails to have audiences of all ages rolling with laughter. Don't miss this performance by a truly funny lady!