The lineup for the Red Butte Garden Outdoor Concert Series features a diverse mix of classic rock, country, '90s radio favorites and plenty of recognizable names, including a YouTube star well-known to Utah audiences, an "American Idol" judge and a Beach Boys icon.
Announced earlier this month, the concert series begins Friday, May 22, with the band Passion Pit, followed by The Decemberists (May 26), Chromeo & ODESZA (May 27), Lindsey Stirling (May 29) and Ryan Adams (June 2).
Tickets for the first five shows are already on sale. However, the shows for Stirling, a Brigham Young University graduate and hip-hop violinist who rose to fame via YouTube, and multiple Grammy Award nominee Adams are listed as sold out.
Tickets for the remainder of the season will go on sale to the general public May 4 at 9 a.m. Those with Red Butte Garden memberships can purchase tickets early, beginning April 27 at 7 p.m. (online only) and then in person or by phone on April 28 beginning at 9 a.m.
Also in the lineup are Matchbox Twenty lead singer and solo artist Rob Thomas (June 25), Beach Boys co-founder Brian Wilson (July 9), country music star Hank Williams Jr. (July 14), classic rock radio mainstay the Steve Miller Band (July 21) and "An Evening with Harry Connick Jr." (July 22), the well-known pianist, singer, band leader and actor who is also a judge on the long-running Fox reality show "American Idol."
The music continues through September with the Tedeschi Trucks Band, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings (June 12); Cooder-White-Skaggs (June 16); Sweet Harmony Soul featuring Mavis Staples and Patty Griffin (July 19); "An Evening with Lyle Lovett and his Large Band" (July 26); the "Under the Sun Tour" featuring Sugar Ray, Better Than Ezra, Uncle Kracker and Eve 6 (July 27); Alabama Shakes (Aug. 4); Michael Franti and Spearhead (Aug. 6); John Fogerty (Aug. 7); Tramped By Turtles and The Devil Makes Three (Aug. 12); Brandi Carlile (Aug. 16); Rodrigo y Gabriela (Aug. 17); Wilco (Aug. 18); Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club (Aug. 24); Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion — America the Beautiful Tour" (Aug. 25); YES and TOTO (Aug. 31); "An Evening with Cake" (Sept. 6); "An Evening with Mark Knopfler" (Sept. 15); and "An Evening with Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals" (Sept. 16).
For more information, visit redbuttegarden.org/concerts.