A heavy rock concert, a country benefit and a pair of music festivals are on tap for the upcoming week.
- THE FLASHBACK FESTIVAL, featuring the Coasters, the Drifters and the Classic Rock All-Stars - featuring members of Rare Earth, Sugarloaf, Blues Image and Iron Butterfly, will take place at the Snowbird pavilion on Saturday, Aug. 15. The music begins at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are available for $20 at all Smith'sTix outlets or by calling 1-800-888-8499 or Snowbird at 801-933-2200.In addition to the music, an auto show will begin at 3 p.m.
- THE FRICTION-BASED musical anxiety of Tool will take the E Center stage on Saturday, Aug. 15. The Melvins will open the show at 7:30 p.m.
With the albums "Opiate" and "Undertow," released on the Zoo record label, Tool forged itself in the minds of hard music listeners. Then came the break that shot Tool into the mainstream - "Aenima," released on the big-label Columbia.
The Los Angeles-based band is known for its surreal and animated videos, vibrant live concerts. It headlined Lollapalooza last year. Tickets are available at all Smith'sTix outlets.
- COUNTRY TUNES FROM Neal McCoy, Tracy Byrd and Billy Dean will light up the Delta Center, Saturday, Aug. 15, for a benefit concert at 7 p.m.
The Karl Malone Foundation for Kids is sponsoring the show. Tickets are available at all Smith'sTix outlets and the Delta Center box office.
In addition to the music, NBA players, mascots, dancers and World Class Wrestling personalities Diamond Dallas Page and Goldberg will also make an appearance. All the performers are donating their time.
The proceeds will help the Karl Malone Foundation assist children in the Intermountain West who have been ill, injured, abandoned or abused.
- THE DEL MCCOURY BAND, DAR WILLIAMS, FRONT RANGE AND CHERYL WHEELER are just a few of the performers who will play the 1998 Founders Title Company Folk & Bluegrass Festival that will be held at the Snowpark Lodge at Deer Valley on Sunday, Aug. 16. The gates open at 9 a.m. and the music will begin at 9:30 a.m.
Also slated for performance during the day include Kathy Kallick Band, Eddie From Ohio, High Plains Tradition and John McVey & Larry Pattis.
Tickets are available in advance for $20 for individuals or $40 for families at Acoustic Music, Intermountain Guitar & Banjo, Salt City CDs, Local Music, All Dan's Foods in Salt Lake City or Muskoka Lakes in park City, Toonz Guitar & Sound in Provo, Nusound in Roy.
Tickets are also available at the door for $24 and $48.
Coolers and low-rider lawn chairs are encouraged. There will also be a children's area that will feature readings, crafts and other activities.