SALT LAKE CITY — The month of November offers up a diverse concert lineup for music lovers in the Beehive State. From violin virtuoso Joshua Bell to pop music sensation Katy Perry — with a whole lot of other genres in between — venues throughout the state will be filled with some big names as well as some notable up-and-coming artists.
Here's a list of 17 bands and musicians performing in Utah soon. Please note that this list is not all-inclusive.
Nov. 1 — Haley Reinhart
Singer-songwriter Haley Reinhart rose to prominence in 2011 when she placed third in the 10th season of “American Idol,” losing to country singers Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina. The 27-year-old singer from Wheeling, Illinois, gained an additional following in 2015 for performing and touring with Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox — a band known for its vintage twists on popular, modern music.
Reinhart’s jazzy cover of Radiohead’s “Creep” has 38 million views. The singer is touring the U.S. this fall in support of her third studio album, “What’s That Sound?,” that was released earlier this year. The album pays homage to music of the late ‘60s with songs such as “The Letter” and “For What it’s Worth.” Reinhart will headline Urban Lounge Nov. 1.
Nov. 2 — Joshua Bell
Grammy-award winning violinist Joshua Bell is returning to Brigham Young University. Bell, who is one of the most celebrated violinists of the era, has contributed on soundtracks for films including “The Red Violin” and “Angels and Demons.”
On Thursday, Nov. 2, Bell will perform works from Mendelssohn, Brahms and other composers on his 300-year-old Stradivarius violin. Those not connected to the realm of classical music might recall Bell’s participation in The Washington Post experiment where he donned a baseball cap and played at a Metro station in Washington, D.C., during the morning rush hour. The experiment, which took place Jan. 12, 2007, was secretly videotaped and showed more than 1,000 people passing by without offering so much as a glance at Bell’s virtuosity. Seven passersby paused and listened; only one person recognized him. The violinist collected $32.17 from that 45-minute performance — significantly less than his earnings from performing the same repertoire three days before at a concert hall.
Nov. 5 — Trevor Hall
At age 17, singer-songwriter Trevor Hall moved from Hilton Head, South Carolina, to Los Angeles to pursue his passion for music. While there, he was introduced to Eastern Mysticism — philosophies that are prominently featured in his music, which offers a soulful blending of folk and reggae. Similar to George Harrison’s journey, Hall has made several pilgrimages to India and even lived for a time at a Hindu monastery in Southern California. Hall will be headlining The Depot Sunday, Nov. 5. One of his biggest hits, “The Lime Tree” is from the artist’s 2009 self-titled album.
Nov. 5 — Jerry Douglas
A recipient of 14 Grammys, renowned Dobro player Jerry Douglas keeps a busy schedule. With his home in Nashville, Tennessee, Douglas stays close to his bluegrass roots, having been a sideman for artists such as Earl Scruggs, Bela Fleck, fiddler Mark O’Connor and Alison Krauss and the Union Station. But Douglas has dabbled in genres all across the board, collaborating with Mumford and Sons, James Taylor, Paul Simon and Elvis Costello. Now, the musician brings the Jerry Douglas Band to the State Room on Sunday, Nov. 5 in support of the recently released debut album “What If.”
Nov. 5 — Third Eye Blind
The band behind hits such as “Semi-Charmed Life” and “Jumper” is coming to the Beehive State. Third Eye Blind has produced five full-length albums, but the band’s self-titled debut album from 1997 is arguably the most successful. The band will be bringing its slew of ‘90s hits to The Complex Sunday, Nov. 5. To celebrate, enjoy the hit song “Never Let You Go” from Third Eye Blind’s second album “Blue,” released in 1999.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kiHBFwGsUE
Nov. 6 — Gregory Porter
Becoming a Grammy award-winning jazz singer was an unusual journey for Gregory Porter. Growing up in Bakersfield, California, Porter was actually on track to become a college football player, earning a sports scholarship to San Diego State University, according to an interview with The Telegraph. But a serious shoulder injury brought his sports career to a premature end. Porter told The Telegraph that throughout the rehabilitation process, he found solace in jazz music. Now, the singer and his signature smooth voice has won Grammy Awards for jazz albums “Liquid Spirits” (2014) and “Take Me to the Alley” (2017). The singer will perform at the Eccles Theater Monday, Nov. 6.
Nov. 8 — Blues Traveler
With lead singer/harmonica virtuoso John Popper at the helm, Blues Traveler has been producing its blues/rock music for 30 years. The band is especially known for its improvisational live shows and mainstream hits from its fourth album, including “Run Around” and “Hook.”
Nov. 10 — Secondhand Serenade
The pop-rock band Secondhand Serenade emerged on the music scene with its debut album “Awake” in 2007 that included the hit single “Vulnerable.” Despite the song’s success, in an interview with Always Acoustic lead singer John Vesely said he didn’t like “Vulnerable” at the time of its recording. The band is currently on tour celebrating the album’s 10-year anniversary and will include Salt Lake City in that celebration as it headlines The Complex on Friday, Nov. 10.
Nov. 10 — Don Felder
The longtime former lead guitarist of the Eagles is headlining The Depot Friday, Nov. 10. From 1974-2001, Don Felder was a member of the ‘70s country-rock band and co-wrote a number of songs including the monster hit “Hotel California.” The guitarist, who grew up in Gainesville, Florida, taught Tom Petty guitar when the rocker was just 12 or 13 years old. In the aftermath of Petty’s death, Felder said, “Growing up together in Gainesville and seeing one of my students blossom as an incredibly gifted musician and songwriter has been one of my most fulfilling experiences in this life.”
Backed with a full band, Felder will bring the Eagles’ classic hits and a few of his songs to the Depot stage.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ov6w0Y06lWE
Nov. 14 — Amy Grant and Michael Smith
Grammy-winning Christian singers Amy Grant and Michael Smith are bringing their Christmas show to Utah Valley University, performing alongside a full symphony and singer Jordan Smith, season nine winner of NBC’s “The Voice.” Grant and Smith began doing Christmas concerts together in the ‘90s to raise money for the Nashville Symphony, according to a recent interview, but didn’t start doing the show regularly until a few years ago.The show takes place at the UCCU center on Nov. 14 and will feature selections from the singers’ extensive Christmas repertoire.
Nov. 14 — Michael McDonald
He sang lead and backing vocals for Steely Dan and shortly after went on to be a part of the ‘70s-era Doobie Brothers, singing lead on hit songs including “What A Fool Believes.” Michael McDonald will bring his high soaring voice to the Eccles Theater stage Tuesday, Nov. 14.
Nov. 20 — David Archuleta
The 26-year-old singer from Murray recently released his album “Postcards in the Sky.” In an interview with The Christian Beat, the singer stated that the songs on the album “are about the struggle of finding your own voice and how hard it can be sometimes to believe in yourself.”
To create the album, Archuleta relocated to Nashville, and collaborated with many artists including Joy Williams, formerly of the folk duo The Civil Wars. The singer will wrap up his fall tour in support of the album on the Abravanel Hall stage Monday, Nov. 20.
Nov. 21 — Trans-Siberian Orchestra
It’s becoming a holiday staple as much as “A Christmas Carol” and “The Nutcracker.” The Trans-Siberian Orchestra is returning to the Beehive State to put on its audio/visual Christmas show. The progressive rock band is bringing an updated version of its “Ghosts of Christmas Eve” tour to Vivint Arena.The group will display its vibrant sound and theatrical special effects in two shows Tuesday, Nov. 21.
Nov. 24 — Katy Perry
While she probably won’t enter the Beehive State on a robotic-looking tiger like she did during her 2015 Super Bowl halftime performance, Katy Perry’s concert is bound to have its own dynamic flair to match hits such as “Firework” and “Roar.” The pop singer will take the Vivint Arena stage Friday, Nov. 24.
Nov. 25 — The Used
The Used is coming home. The punk rock band had its humble beginning in Orem, and founding member and former drummer Branden Steineckert even wrote the beloved RSL “Believe” chant that echoes throughout the Rio Tinto Stadium on game days. The band released its seventh studio album, “The Canyon,” Oct. 27. Lead singer and Provo native Bert McCracken recently spoke with Billboard about how his experiences with suicide and loss influenced the album, pointing to his childhood friend who took his life a little over a year ago in Provo Canyon as an example. Speaking of the canyon, the singer told Substream Magazine, “it’s kind of where all the happy memories of my childhood came from. So in that same sense, having such an other side of the picture created such a perfect metaphor for what mortality felt like to me.”
The Used will perform at The Complex Saturday, Nov. 25.
Nov. 27 — Jewel
Although Jewel was born in Payson while her father, Atz Kilcher, was attending BYU, it wasn’t until living in Alaska that the artist began singing. The folk/pop singer told the Deseret News that beginning at age 6, she would travel on a dog sled with her parents to native villages and sing for Eskimos and Aleuts in remote places. Shortly after, Jewel and her father began touring as a duo, singing in biker bars and lumberjack joints.
At age 21, Jewel rose to prominence in 1995 with the release of her debut album “Pieces of You” that included “Who Will Save Your Soul,” “You Were Meant for Me” and “Foolish Games.” The singer will headline the Eccles Theater Monday, Nov. 27 as part of her Handmade Holiday Tour that features a combination of holiday classics and Jewel’s hit songs, according to people.com. Special guests on the tour include her father and brother, Atz Lee and Nikos Kilcher.
Nov. 29 — Billy Joel
The Piano Man’s coming to town. Billy Joel earned the moniker while playing at a Los Angeles piano bar in 1972, according to a 2010 interview with Access Hollywood. It was while working this gig that Joel also came to know the characters of his soon-to-be hit song “Piano Man.”
“John was the bartender, Paul was this real estate guy who wanted to write the great American novel and Davey was a guy who was in the Navy,” Joel told Access Hollywood. “It’s a true story and I knew when I was doing the gig, I said, ‘I gotta get a song out of this’ and it worked out.”
Although “Piano Man,” which was released in 1973, has come to be the singer-songwriter’s defining anthem, Joel has also found great success with numerous hits, including “Uptown Girl,” “We Didn’t Start the Fire,” and “Only the Good Die Young.” Joel will perform at Vivint Arena Wednesday, Nov. 29.