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Utah Concerts Offer Diverse Forms of Entertainment

May 23, 2008
Throughout the years, music has been a common thread that unites generations and had provided social commentary, individual expression, and a soundtrack for life. Music has evolved and changed as time has moved forward, and become, in some cases more of an art, and in other cases, less than one.

Today music has nearly universal appeal - though there are more styles and types of music than ever before, there are also a wider gap in ever between groups who listen to certain types of music. This said, however there are still millions of Americans who consider themselves to have "global musical tastes" meaning that they listen to numerous genres of music on a regular basis instead of focusing their time and attention on only rap, country, or rock and roll.

Concerts in Utah

In Utah, as in most other parts of the country, there are many people who listen to a broad range of music: from Oldies to Emo and from Blues to Hip Hop. These varying tastes in music are reflected in by the concerts in Utah during any given year.

Utah's concerts range from the biggest names in Hip Hop and Country music to Rock and Roll acts that you might have thought had been dissolved in the 80's. There seems to be just as much excitement for a Cyndi Lauper or Pretenders reunion tour as for a tour from Snoop Dog or The Foo Fighters. The shear dynamism of Utah concert goers - in age and musical taste makes Utah a "must stop" for most any musical act.

Utah Concert Venues

Utah's concert scene consists of many small venues such as bars and private clubs that host touring acts year round, as well as a few large venues, both indoor and outdoor that host only the larger acts and are only open during certain times of the year - as dictated by sports team schedules and weather.

The varying degrees of concert venues in Utah makes for an additional plus for great musical acts to stop in Utah. There are obviously some acts, while very well received in bars and small venues, that just would not be able to fill a 20,000 seat amphitheater. Thus, the various small venues are perfect for lesser known or up-and coming rock and country acts that are not quite able to fill the bigger venues.

All things considered, Utah has a lot going for it in terms of creating a solid environment for musical acts as well as fans of music from a myriad of genres. As the state continues to grow and become a more mainstream culture, concerts in Utah will continue to be growing attractions.
About the Author
Art Gib writes for Cold Leftovers, an entertainment blog providing information and analysis on concerts in Utah as well as movies and music.
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