Red Butte Garden, a part of the University of Utah, is a non-profit organization located in Salt Lake City, Utah. With over 100 acres, including displays and natural gardens, walking paths, and natural areas with hiking trails, Red Butte Garden is the largest botanical garden in the Intermountain West that tests, displays, and interprets regional horticulture.
Red Butte Garden University of Utah 300 Wakara Way Salt Lake City, Utah, 84108 (801) 585-0556
In September Red Butte Garden welcomes the return of Classical Greek Theatre September 19, 20 and 26, 27 at 9:00 a.m. This year the performance is the horrific and powerful Greek tragedy Euripides’ Bakkhai, featuring Dionysus, the God of wine, music, dance, theatre and ecstasy.
Traditionally, Greek Theater is performed at dawn, for now, the performances begin at 9:00 a.m. in the Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre with a special pre-show discussion beginning at 8:30 a.m.
Debuting in 1971, Bonnie Raitt immediately emerged as a critical favorite, applauded not only for her soulful vocals and thoughtful song selection but also for her guitar prowess. Continuing her run as a critic’s darling throughout her illustrious career, Raitt has recently put out her 18th album, which marks another brave and exhilarating step in a legendary body of work that has resulted in multiple Grammys and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. With all that she has accomplished, Bonnie Raitt has become an institution in American music.
Taj Mahal has always shown a keen musical intellect and curiosity about the potential of the blues, and over the years he has boldly taken it to new places: to reggae, to sunny Calypso, to India, and even to its deep roots in West Africa. With a career spanning more than four decades, the full breadth of Taj Mahal’s talent and ambition is an awesome spectacle when witnessed live.
With the Heartless Basturds
When the Avett Brothers play, you hear a deep love for music. Their songs are honest: just chords with real voices singing real melodies. But, the heart and the energy with which they are sung, get people to start talking, and are the reasons why so many sing along. North Carolina’s Avett Brothers play acoustic music that has roots in traditional folk and bluegrass, but also captures the high spirits and no-boundaries attitude of rock & roll — which is appropriate, since rock is where Scott Avett and Seth Avett cut their teeth as musicians.