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The Utah Blues Festival returns to Salt Lake City this summer


SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Blues music fans, mark your calendars and see you in Salt Lake City as 6th Annual Utah Blues Festival starts this summer.

The beloved music festival will return to the Gallivan Center in downtown Salt Lake City on Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June 11. The festival will run from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday.

Spectators can enjoy the return of fan-favorite workshops including the Cigar Box Guitar Making Workshop and the popular Harmonica Workshop.

Customers can also enjoy delicious food truck offerings as well as beers and a variety of beverages.

Friday’s events will kick off with singer Terrie Odabi making her Utah debut, followed by traditional Chicago blues from the Nick Moss Band featuring Dennis Gruenling and Kate Moss. Blues guitarist and singer Ronnie Baker Brooks will bring his signature headlining Friday night events.

Saturday’s events will kick off with local blues rocker Eric Heideman followed by the Bennett Matteo Band with guitarist Gino Matteo and vocalist Jade Bennett. Alto saxophonist and vocalist Vanessa Collier, who also won the 2019 and 2020 Blues Music Award for Best Horn, will perform alongside 2021 Soul Blues Male Artist of the Year, Curtis Salgado.

Ruthie Foster, GRAMMY nominee and 10-time Blues Music Award winner, will close Saturday night’s music festival.

Blues Festival Ticket Information:

Advance tickets for adults:

  • Friday: $40
  • Saturday $45
  • Both days: $80

Blues Club VIP Tickets:

  • Friday: $100
  • Saturday $140
  • Both days: $210

VIP tickets include reserved cushioned front row seats, complimentary food and two drinks in the air-conditioned Gallivan lobby.

Children 12 and under are free.

To consult all the details of the festival or to buy tickets, Click here. To learn more about the history of the festival in Utah, Click here.