This Week Downtown

September 13, 2023 Written by




Celebrate Mexican Independence Day at 7:30 at Gallivan Center with a free concert by El Grupo Natural. You’ll sway, swoon, and salsa to ranchera, pop, and a little mariachi from this talented and energetic band!


Open Streets returns for a fall edition this Friday! Main Street will turn into an urban playground every Friday and Saturday from noon ‘til 2am! Each weekend brings delightful surprises, like free yoga, pop-up parks, silent disco, urban golf, and lots of free concerts! Check out the full list of fun!

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Utah Symphony opens its season with Dvořák’s New World Symphony. Neil Armstrong loved this piece so much he played a recording of it on the moon! The work is paired with two of our favorites: Ravel’s Bolero and Barber’s Violin Concerto. (Friday and Saturday, $17).
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NEON RODEO returns! A one-of-a-kind showcase of electrifying music, art, and creativity at the crossroads of the West. Giddyup! (Friday through Saturday)

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The confetti cannon of fun explodes at Open Streets with SLAM Block Party 5-8pm. Come see Lionfish and the Salt Lake Academy of Music play a free concert at Main Street and Gallivan Center!

Ciao Bella! Once we had the best gnocchi of our life at Festa Italiana, and we’re determined to find that vendor again this weekend at The Gateway. Utah’s Italian community brings Italian beer and wine, live bands, sports cars, street performers, and yes, delicious food trucks to The Gateway, Saturday and Sunday, 12-7 FREE.
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Come for the food, stay for the music at Gallivan’s Rock ‘N’ Ribs! Black Smoke Gypsy, The American Hitmen, and Andrew Boss headline the musical acts. Around the plaza there will be face painting, bounce houses, a merchant marketplace, and plates of ribs starting at just $3!
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UNITY Block Party is an inclusive, art-centric event with headliner and social media phenomenon, INKIO. The event will raise money to establish an innovation hub for creative professionals in Salt Lake City. Get your ticket online and then head to Library Square 2-11pm to hear a line-up of 12 artists, $55.
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The Assembly Hall at Temple Square plays host to The Saltaires Chorus and Quartet for a one-night only free concert at 7:30. This barbershop-style a cappella group was first founded in 1989 and have performed internationally many times–come enjoy a harmonic musical journey!
And that's a full Saturday! But, before you do any of them, head to the Farmers Market at Pioneer Park in the morning.We’re yap about the fresh food and tasty treats down there… but this time of year, it’s next level. Exhibit A: last weekend’s floral tomato sprinkled with a little salt and pepper that we devoured from our hands-–all while nibbling on a locally made cheddar. Desert was a peach so perfectly ripe that when our teeth sunk past the furry flesh the juice exploded down our face. It was obscene, juvenile, and delicious!

See you at the Market!
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