Summer is a time for celebration. And what can be more celebratory than a night of live music or dance?

Many live performances are not designed for families, but if you look around, you will find a plethora of live music and dance concerts and workshops that are geared toward families. Here is a list, arranged by venue, of a few of these shows and classes that are family friendly.

CAPITOL THEATRE (355-2787 or www.arttix.org)

"Stomp," June 3-8, times vary, ages 8 and older, $25-$42

DEER VALLEY AMPHITHEATER (355-2787, 888-451-2787 or www.arttix.org)

"Patriotic Celebration," Utah Symphony, July 4, 7:30 p.m., ages 8 and older, $25-$50; Utah Symphony and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Aug. 15, 7:30 p.m., ages 8 and older, $30-$60

ECCLES CENTER (435-655-3114 or www.ParkCityTickets.com)

Golden Dragon Acrobats, Aug. 17, 7:30 p.m., all ages, $23-$43

IJ & JEANNE WAGNER JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER

Red Desert Trio, bluegrass, June 24, 7 p.m., all ages, free; Rabbi Grife, jam band, July 15, 7 p.m., all ages, free; Stoddard Brothers, folk rock, Aug. 5, all ages, free

KENLEY CENTENNIAL AMPHITHEATER (546-8575 or www.tickets.davisarts.org)

Lynette Threadgold, jazz, June 7, 8 p.m., all ages, $10-$12; Cold Creek, bluegrass, June 18, 8 p.m., all ages, $10-$12; Richard Marx, pop, June 27, 8 p.m., all ages, $30-$50; Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, swing, July 11, 8 p.m., all ages, $23-$32; Jan & Dean, starring Dean Torrence, July 18, 8 p.m., all ages, $23-$32; Imagine: Remembering the Fab Four, July 26, 8 p.m., all ages, $12-$15; Ryan Shupe & the Rubberband, bluegrass, Aug. 18, 8 p.m., all ages, $10-$20

MURRAY AMPHITHEATER

Children's matinees at the Murray Park Gazebo, Fridays, June 6-Aug. 8, 2 p.m., free; Harry Lee & the Back Alley Blues Band, May 23, 8 p.m., all ages, $6 at the gate; Music and Magic Kids Night Out, May 31, 7:30 p.m., all ages, $5 at the gate; Moosebutter, comedy quartet, June 6, 8 p.m., all ages, $6 at the gate; Salzburger Echo, Swiss music, June 14, 8 p.m., all ages, $6 at the gate; Murray Symphony Pops, July 5, 8 p.m., all ages, $6 at the gate; "Ballet Under the Stars," Murray Ballet Centre, July 11 and 12, 8:30 p.m., all ages, $7 at the gate; Murray Concert Band, Aug. 2, 8 p.m., all ages, $6 at the gate; Celebration of Dance, Aug. 23, 8 p.m., all ages, $6 at the gate; Murray Acoustic Music Festival, Sept. 1, 6 p.m., all ages, $5 at the gate

ROSE WAGNER CENTER

Ballet West Academy, May 23-24, 7 p.m., 8 and older, $10 and $20 (355-2787)

2008 Gina Bachauer Junior International Competition, June 17-21, 10 a.m., 8 and older, $10 a day (355-2787, 888-451-27987 or www.arttix.org); 2008 Gina Bachauer Young Artists Competition, Tuesday through Saturday, June 24-28, 10 a.m., 8 and older, $10 a day (355-2787, 888-451-2787 or www.arttix.org)

SANDY AMPHITHEATER (568-2787)

Ryan Shupe & the Rubber Band, June 6, 8 p.m., all ages, $9-$12; Orchestra & Chorus of Sandy City pops concert, June 28, 8 p.m., all ages, free; Richard Marx, pop rock, June 28, 8 p.m., $18-$25; Star of the West, country music talent contest, July 5, 8 p.m., all ages, free; Jon Schmidt, solo piano, July 11, 8 p.m., $7-$10; Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, swing, July 12, 8 p.m., all ages, $15-$25; Utah Symphony, July 16, 8 p.m., all ages, free; Jason Hewlett, comedy, July 18, 8 p.m., all ages, $10-$15; Sawyer Brown, country, July 22, 8 p.m., all ages, $20-$30; Kellie Pickler, "American Idol" finalist, July 24, 7 p.m., all ages, $18-$24; Mary Wilson of the Supremes, July 26, 8 p.m., all ages, $15-$20; Peter Breinholt, folk, Aug. 1, 8 p.m., all ages, $7-$10; Hal Ketchum, country, Aug. 2, 8 p.m., all ages, $10-$20; "Living Out Loud," teen performing group, Aug. 27, 8 p.m., all ages, free; "Move," Vibe Productions, dance, Aug. 28-29, 8 p.m., all ages, $10-$15

SCERA OUTDOOR THEATER ( 255-2787 or www.scera.org

Celebrity vocal competition, June 11, 18; July 9, 16; Aug. 6 and 13, 8 p.m., all ages, $4

Jordin Sparks, "American Idol" winner, June 25, 8 p.m., all ages, $15-$30

Arrival, a Tribute to Abba, July 24, 8 p.m., all ages, $10-$18

Utah Symphony, Aug. 18, 8 p.m., all ages, $10-$18

Dancing Under the Stars, Aug. 22 and Aug. 23, 8 p.m.; Aug. 23, 2 p.m., all ages, $10-$16

Boyz II Men, Aug. 28, 8 p.m., all ages, $15-$30


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