The Salt Lake City Arts Council is pleased to announce the 2016 Twilight Concert Series artist lineup. One of the highlights of summer in downtown Salt Lake City is the Twilight Concert Series held Thursday evenings July 21 through September 1. The concerts present a wide range of outstanding musicians from across the country and around the world.
2016 Twilight Concert Series general admission tickets are $5 in advance or $10 the day of show. Early bird season tickets are on sale through May 31 at just $30 to see all 7 shows; season tickets will increase to $35 June 1.
New for the 2016 season! The VIP Lounge at Twilight will be available for the public ages 21 and over and offers the public an exclusive experience including a private cash bar, private restrooms, special pre-show performances, and other evening entertainment. VIP Lounge tickets include access to both the general admission concert venue and lounge. VIP Lounge access is first come, first served and limited. Tickets are $25 in advance, $35 day of show. VIP Lounge season access passes are $150 through May 31 then $160 until July 14.
Tickets are available at www.24tix.com and all Graywhale Entertainment locations throughout the valley.
The concerts are accompanied by the Twilight Food Market, where people of all ages can enjoy this festival-like atmosphere with local food and beverages and this season the Salt Lake City Arts Council is excited to partner with Craft Lake City DIY Festival to present the Craft Market. Craft Lake City will showcase Salt Lake City’s talented artisans specializing in a variety of mediums, including jewelry, screen-printing, craft foods, and DIY-engineered electronics.
To continue promoting local arts and music, the Salt Lake City Arts Council continues a partnership with Salt Lake City Weekly to present four of its 2016 Best of Utah Music winners as opening acts during the season. The Arts Council will also work with other local partners KRCL 90.9FM, SLUG Magazine, and the Urban Arts Festival to program local openers for the remaining three shows.
Gates open at 5:00pm and music starts at 6:30pm at Pioneer Park located at 350 West 300 South in downtown Salt Lake City.
For more information, visit the Twilight website at twilightconcerts.com, follow us on Facebook at Twilight Concert Series, Twitter @SLCtwilight #Twilight16, and Instagram @slctwilight #Twilight16.
2016 TWILIGHT CONCERT SERIES LINEUP
Chet Faker: Chet Faker, Melbourne-raised, Brooklyn-based Nick Murphy, writes, performs and records all of his own music. His critically acclaimed debut album Built On Glass was in 2014. Chet Faker will be supported but Canadian electronic artist Kaytranada.
Big Grams (Big Boi + Phantogram): Big Boi came across Phantogram while surfing the web and was into their sound. He arranged to meet with them and from there the collaboration Big Grams was born. Anderson .Paak and The Free Nationals style infused hip hop and R&B will also perform this evening.
DIPLO: Thomas Wesley Pentz, better known as Diplo, is one of the most dynamic forces in music today. He is as much an international brand as he is a musician/DJ/producer.
Jenny Lewis: Jenny Lewis is an American singer-songwriter and musician. She returns with her new album, The Voyager, on July 29. The Los Angeles artist’s first solo LP since 2008’s Acid Tongue, The Voyager is Lewis’s most deeply personal, and her most musically robust. Garage punk trio, Shannon and the Clams will join Jenny on the bill.
August 18 (Co-Headline Artists)
Pusha T: Terrence Thornton, better known as Pusha T, is an American hiphop artist. Pusha T is signed to G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam Recordings.
Digable Planets: Digable Planets, the alternative hip-hop trio comprised of Mary Ann “Ladybug Mecca” Vieira, Craig “Doodlebug” Irving, and Ishmael “Butterfly” Butler have finally reunited!! You may recognize their lead single “Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)” from their debut album Reachin’.
Grimes: Grimes, Canadian artist Claire Boucher, is best known for her work as a producer, singer and songwriter. Her fourth album, Art Angels, was released at the end of 2015 to critical acclaim. Australian psyche-dance band, Jagwar Ma, will also perform.
Fitz and the Tantrums: Fitz & The Tantrums is a modern pop combo band based in Los Angeles. Their self-titled album featuring the song Handclap will be available on June 10. New Orleans’ native Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue will also bring his hard-edged funk to the evening.