We recently blogged about the opening show for this summer’s Twilight Concert Series. But what about the rest of the lineup? Has the suspense been torturing you? Well, it’s your lucky day because the Arts Council has announced the rest of the lineup for the 2017 Twilight Concert Series! How excited are you? Do you have that feeling you had as a kid opening a present? (You should…)
“We are incredibly excited about how this year’s lineup came together,” says Jesse Schaefer, Performing Arts Program Manager with the Arts Council. “It has been a lot of very hard work to get to this point, and we feel that we have put together an eclectic, fun, and diverse collection of artists and perspectives.”
Jesse is correct in saying it is a “fun” and “diverse” line up and I would add “great” to the list of adjectives. It is remarkable that the Arts Council consistently brings so many incredible artists to Salt Lake City year after year – for 30 years now!
Here is this year’s lineup:
July 20: Little Dragon w/ Xenia Rubinos
July 27: Kurt Vile & The Violators w/ Whitney
August 3: Kamasi Washington w/ Antibalas
August 10: Solange w/ Kaytranada
August 17: Cat Power (solo) w/ TBA
August 24: TBA
August 31: The Roots w /Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires
And yes, you read that right. The Twilight Concert Series is in its 30th year and it is still the best concert deal going.
“We see this [line up] as a great representation of the 30 collective years of artists that Twilight has showcased, and gives everyone a great reason to come celebrate together this summer,” says Schaefer. Twilight is a shining example of the City’s mission to make the arts accessible to everyone.
The Twilight Concert Series takes places on Thursday nights from July 20 through August 31 and is, without a doubt or reservation, one of the things that we love about Salt Lake City. There’s still time to snag your season tickets at http://twilightconcerts.com so you don’t miss any of these awesome bands.
*Blog post contributed by William Wright