With July drifting into August and the summer sun blazing down, it’s a great time to start focusing on the best way to spend those wonderfully cooler summer nights. Lucky for you, there’s no shortage of great entertainment, thanks to a line-up of all-star concerts extending throughout the month of August.
From classic rock to country, boy band to metal, there are plenty of shows for all style preferences, but to get you started, here are our top picks.
-- By Kari Kenner, Daily Herald
Backstreet Boys – August 7
“Backstreet’s back (alright!)” and they’re performing live in concert at Vivint Smart Home Arena, 301 S. Temple in Salt Lake City Aug. 7. The group’s Salt Lake stop on their DNA World Tour is set for 8 p.m., with ticket prices fluctuating by availability. For more details on the event, visit http://www.vivintarena.com/events/514.
Mumford and Sons – August 13
See English folk band Mumford and Sons in concert at USANA Amphitheatre, 5150 Upper Ridge Road in West Valley City, Aug. 13 as they tour in support of their latest album, “Delta.” The show is set for 7:30 p.m. and will feature special guests Portugal. The Man. Tickets start at $29.50 with more details on the rain or shine event here.
LeAnn Rimes – August 19
Catch your favorite tunes performed live right here in Utah County with country favorite LeAnn Rimes as she takes the stage at the SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre, 600 S. 400 East in Orem. The Grammy Award winner is set to hit the stage at 8 p.m. with tickets ranging from $25 to $50 at https://scera.org/events/leann-rimes.
Chris Brown – August 23
Grammy Award winner Chris Brown will bring his INDIGOAT Tour to Vivint Arena, 301 S. Temple in Salt Lake City, Aug. 23 with hip-hop favorites including Tory Lanez, Ty Dolla $ign, Joyner Lucas and Yella Beezy. The show is set for 6:30 p.m. with tickets and more information at http://vivintarena.com/events/576.
Collective Soul with Gin Blossoms – August 27
Don’t miss your chance to see both Collective Soul and Gin Blossoms in one great show as a part of the Now’s The Time Tour at the Sandy Amphitheater, 1245 E. 9400 South in Sandy.
The double-headlining show is set for 7 p.m. Aug. 27, with tickets ranging from $49 to $75. Get more details and tickets at this link.
Dave Matthews Band – August 27
Dave Matthews Band will return to the road this summer with an Aug. 27 tour stop at USANA Amphitheatre, 5150 Upper Ridge Road in West Valley City. The show is set for 7 p.m. with tickets starting at $45.50. For more details, click here.
Heart with Joan Jett and Elle King – August 30
Rock the summer with Heart’s Love Alive Tour, coming to USANA Amphitheatre, 5150 Upper Ridge Road in West Valley City. Set for Aug. 30 at 7 p.m., the show will also feature special guests Joan Jett and The Blackhearts and Elle King. Tickets start at $29.50 with more information at this link.
Sting – August 31
Sting and the Utah Symphony are joining together for a unique concert experience at USANA Amphitheatre, 5150 Upper Ridge Road in West Valley City. The event, titled “Celebrating 100 Years of Zion National Park,” is set for 8 p.m. Aug. 31, with tickets starting at $35. Get more details on the special event here.