Though May is far from the biggest concert month of the year in Utah, there are still plenty of great shows to check out across the area, with a unique mix of styles that offers something for every taste. Here are our five picks, with five more worth mentioning. Which concerts are you heading to this month?
-- Kari Kenner
Taking Back Sunday – May 2-3
Taking Back Sunday’s World Tour 2019 will stop for two nights at the Grand in The Complex, 536 W. 100 South in Salt Lake City, in celebration of the band’s 20th anniversary and new album, “Twenty.”
The shows are set for 7:45 p.m. May 2-3 with doors to the venue opening an hour before. Tickets are $40 day-of, with more details here.
Mindy Gledhill – May 4
Utah County favorite Mindy Gledhill will bring her unique sound to a sold-out show at The State Room, 638 S. State St. in Salt Lake City, May 4. Doors to the event open at 8 with the concert set for 9 p.m. Tickets can still be found through alternative means, with more details at this link.
Utah Symphony presents ‘Star Wars: A New Hope’ – May 9, 11, 13
If you’re a fan of the Star Wars franchise, you won’t want to miss the chance to see “New Hope” with live orchestrations provided by the Utah Symphony. The concert will come to Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple in Salt Lake City, May 9, 11 and 13 at 7 p.m. with tickets ranging from $29-$93.50. For more details, click here.
Kilby Court 20th Anniversary Block Party – May 11
Kilby Court, 741 Kilby Court in Salt Lake City, will celebrate its 20th anniversary with an epic block party featuring a variety of top notch musicians, including Death Cab For Cutie, The National Parks, Joshua James, Ritt Momney, Picture This, Palace of Buddies, Breakfast in Silence, The Backseat Lovers and Drew Danburry. The show is set to kick off May 11 at 3 p.m. with general admission priced at $40 and VIP at $100. Get more information here.
John Michael Montgomery and Josh Gracin – May 27
The SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre, 600 S. 400 East in Orem, will kick of its 35th Anniversary season, as well as a celebration of Orem City’s Centennial with a concert featuring John Michael Montgomery and Josh Gracin. The show is set for 8 p.m. on Memorial Day, May 27, with gates opening at 6:30 p.m. and tickets ranging from $25-$50. For more details, check out the event page here.
Five more worth mentioning
Joshua James at the Urban Lounge in Salt Lake City May 10.
Passion Pit at The Complex in Salt Lake City May 11.
Snow Patrol at The Depot in Salt Lake City May 11.
The Strike at Velour Live Music Gallery in Provo May 24-25.
Celtic Woman at Kingsbury Hall in Salt Lake City May 25.