With the Labor Day weekend upon us, and the school year either underway or opening soon, it’s time to consider the fall season — and not just for the onslaught of pumpkin-spice everything.
September is when the summer concert schedules — at such venues as Usana Amphitheatre and Red Butte Garden — are winding down. At the same time, the fall performance schedule, for such groups as Utah Symphony, are just revving up. And there are the venues, such as the Delta Center and Maverik Center, where concerts are evergreen.
Here’s a handy guide to what shows are on the schedule in September, October and November at the major venues in the Salt Lake City area.
301 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City. For tickets and information, go to deltacenter.com.
Friday, Sept. 8: Playboi Carti, rapper; Ken Carson, Destroy Lonely and Homixide Gang are opening acts.
Wednesday, Sept. 20: Arctic Monkeys, rock band; opening act: fontainedc.
Friday and Saturday, Sept. 29-30: Nate Bargatze, stand-up comedy. (Two shows on Saturday.)
Wednesday, Oct. 11: Tool, post-metal band.
Friday, Oct. 13: Christian Nodal, “mariacheño” music.
Thursday, Oct. 19: SZA, Hip-hop.
Sunday, Oct. 22: $uicideboy$, hip-hop duo; opening acts: Ghostemane, City Morgue, Freddie Dred, Sematary & Ramirez.
Friday, Nov. 3: LoveLoud Festival, supporting LGBTQ+ youth. Headliners: Lauv, Mother Mother, Tegan and Sara; also appearing: Dan Reynolds, Tyler Glenn, others TBA.
Saturday, Nov. 4: Old Dominion, country; opening acts: Kip Moore, Kylie Morgan.
Sunday, Nov. 5: John Mayer, singer-songwriter, performing solo acoustic; opening act: JP Saxe.
Wednesday, Nov. 15: Travis Scott, rapper.
Saturday, Nov. 18: Depeche Mode, synth-pop legends; opening act: Young Fathers.
Tuesday, Nov. 21: Trans-Siberian Orchestra, hard-rock Christmas music with lasers (two shows, at 3 and 7 p.m.)
Wednesday, Nov. 22: Aerosmith, rock legends on farewell tour; opening act: The Black Crowes.
Friday, Nov. 24: Ryan Hamilton, stand-up comedian.
Sunday, Nov. 26: The 1975, pop-rock band.
3200 S. Decker Lake Drive, West Valley City. For tickets and information, go to maverikcenter.com.
Tuesday, Oct. 3: Godsmack, post-grunge/nu metal band; opening acts: I Prevail, FlatBlack (featuring Jason Hook, formerly of Five Finger Death Punch).
Tuesday, Oct. 10: Billy Strings, bluegrass.
Wednesday, Oct. 11: Rumours of Fleetwood Mac, tribute band.
Saturday, Oct. 14: Ryan Adams & The Cardinals, pop-rock.
Friday, Oct. 20: Hozier, folk-rock; opening act: Madison Cunningham.
Tuesday, Oct. 31: Skillet and Theory of a Deadman, hard-rock bands (co-headlining); opening act: Saint Asonia.
Friday, Nov. 3: Juan Luis Guerra, Latin pop.
Saturday, Nov. 4: Jonas Brothers, pop; opening act: Lawrence.
Thursday, Nov. 30: For King + Country, “A Drummer Boy Christmas,” Christian pop duo.
5150 Upper Ridge Road, West Valley City. For ticket information, go to livenation.com.
Saturday, Sept. 2: Jelly Roll, country/rock; opening acts: Chase Rice, Struggle Jennings, Josh Adam Myers.
Sunday, Sept. 3: The Lumineers, folk-rock; opening act: James Bay.
Thursday, Sept. 7: The Offspring, rock band. (Make-up date for Aug. 3 show, which was canceled due to thunderstorm.)
Friday, Sept. 22: Counting Crows, ‘90s rock; opening act: Dashboard Confessional.
Saturday, Sept. 23: Sting, rock (former frontman of The Police).
Saturday, Sept. 30: Avenged Sevenfold, heavy metal; opening act: Falling in Reverse.
Saturday, Oct. 14: Zac Brown Band, country; opening act: King Calaway.
Tuesday, Oct. 17: Shinedown, hard rock; opening acts: Papa Roach, Spiritbox.
Red Butte Garden
Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City. For ticket information, go to redbuttegarden.org/concerts.
Wednesday, Sept. 13: Herbie Hancock, jazz pianist and scratch pioneer.
Wednesday, Sept. 20: Goose, psychedelic jam band. (Sold out.)
131 S. Main, Salt Lake City. For tickets and information, go to live-at-the-eccles.com.
Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 21-23: “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” in concert.
Friday, Sept. 29: Lewis Black, stand-up comedian.
Saturday, Sept. 30: The Psychedelic Furs and Squeeze, ‘80s pop legends (co-headlining).
Friday, Oct. 6: “Encanto” sing-along concert, screening Disney film with sing-along.
Saturday, Oct. 7: Taylor Tomlinson, stand-up comedian.
Wednesday, Oct. 11: Derek Hough, dance performance, featuring Hayley Erbert (the dancer Hough married on Aug. 26).
Friday, Oct. 20: Wilco, alt-rock legends; opening act: Nina Nastasia.
Saturday, Oct. 21: Jonathan Van Ness, stand-up (and co-host of “Queer Eye”).
Thursday, Oct. 26: This Is Important Live, comedy podcast (starring Adam Devine, Anders Holm, Blake Anderson and Kyle Newacheck).
Saturday, Oct. 28: Yes, progressive-rock legends; opening act: Roger Dean.
Sunday, Oct. 29: Eddie Izzard, stand-up comedian.
Thursday, Nov. 2: Straight No Chaser, a cappella group performing Christmas music.
Saturday, Nov. 4: Styx, classic rock band.
Wednesday, Nov. 8: David Sedaris, writer and humorist.
Friday, Nov. 17: St. Paul & The Broken Bones, soul band; opening act: Maggie Rose.
Friday-Saturday, Nov. 24-25: Gentri – The Gentlemen Trio, Christmas music.
Thursday, Nov. 30: Jenny Oaks Baker & Family Four, string ensemble performing Christmas music.
The Utah Symphony performs its first season since the departure of conductor and musical director Thierry Fischer, at Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City. Tickets available at utahsymphony.org.
Friday-Saturday, Sept. 8-9: “Black Panther” in Concert • (Films in Concert Series) The Marvel movie set in Wakanda — starring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Lupita Nyong’o, Letitia Wright, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke and Martin Freeman — will be screened with the Utah Symphony playing Ludwig Göransson’s score live.
Friday-Saturday, Sept. 15-16: Dvořák’s “New World” Symphony & Barber’s Violin Concerto • (Masterworks Series) Conducted by Ludovic Morlot, with violinist Aubree Oliverson. Program: Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9 “From the New World,” Barber’s Violin Concerto, and Ravel’s “Bolero.”
Monday-Tuesday, Sept. 18-19: Celebración Sinfónica: A Festival of Latin American Culture • (Special Events) Conducted by Enrico Lopez-Yañez, this annual concert features Latin American orchestral music, popular hits and traditional tunes. Food trucks, artisan crafts and dancers will fill the plaza before the show.
Friday-Saturday, Sept. 22-23: Beethoven’s “Emperor” Piano Concerto • (Masterworks Series) Conducted by Eduardo Strausser, with pianist Marie-Ange Nguci. Program: Mozart’s Overture to “Don Giovanni”, Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 “Emperor”, and Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5.
Saturday, Oct. 14: Special Celebration — Itzhak Perlman’s Cinema Serenade • (Special Events) A one-night-only event, in which famed violinist Itzhak Perlman performs music composed or arranged by John Williams, including such movie scores as “Schindler’s List,” “Far and Away” and “Sabrina.”
Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 19-21: Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2 & Liszt’s “Totentanz” with Pianist Joyce Yang • (Masterworks Series) Conducted by Rune Bergmann, with pianist Joyce Yang. Program: Saint-Saëns’ “Danse Macabre,” Liszt’s “Totentanz,” and Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2. (The Oct. 19 concert will be at the Noorda Center for the Performing Arts, Utah Valley University, Orem.)
Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 26-28: “Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows – Part 2″ in Concert • (Films in Concert Series) The final installment in the “Potter” franchise, with the climactic Battle of Hogwarts, will screen with the Utah Symphony playing Alexandre Desplat’s score live.
Friday-Saturday, Nov. 3-4: Beethoven’s Ninth • (Masterwork Series) Conducted by David Robertson. Program: Bruckner’s “Christus factus est,” Berg’s “Wozzeck” (Act III), Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 “Choral.”
Friday-Saturday, Nov. 10-11: Audra McDonald • (Pops Series) Broadway and television star Audra McDonald performs, in a show conducted by Andy Einhorn.
Friday-Saturday, Nov. 17-18: Brahms’ Symphony No. 2 • (Masterworks Series) Conducted by Markus Poschner. Program: Mathilde Wantenaar’s “Prélude à une nuit américaine,” Strauss’s “Death and Transfiguration,” Brahms’ Symphony No. 2.
Wednesday, Nov. 22: 63rd Annual Salute to Youth • (Special Events) Utah’s most talented young musicians go through a rigorous audition process for a chance to perform a movement of a concerto with the Utah Symphony, in this annual event.
Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 25-26: Utah Symphony and Utah Opera’s “Messiah” Sing-in • (Special Events) The annual tradition continues, with a Thanksgiving weekend performance of Handel’s “Messiah,” with the Utah Opera Chorus and members of the audience singing the famous “Hallelujah” Chorus.
Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 30-Dec. 2: “Appalachian Spring” and Bach with Pianist Awadagin Pratt • (Masterworks Series) Conducted by Teddy Abrams, with pianist Awadagin Pratt. Program: Bach’s Keyboard Concerto in A Major, Jessie Montgomery’s “Rounds” for Piano and String Orchestra, Teddy Abrams’ Overture to “The Greatest,” Copland’s “Appalachian Spring.” (The Nov. 30 concert will be at the Noorda Center for the Performing Arts, Utah Valley University, Orem.)
Other big shows
Wednesday, Sept. 6: The Ogden Twilight Concert Series will feature pop star Noah Cyrus, with Australian singer-songwriter Julia Jacklin and local artist Beeson opening. Ogden Amphitheater, 343 E. 25th St., Ogden. Tickets available at 24tix.com.
Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 7-9: Park City Song Summit, with a variety of performers (including Bob Weir, Joy Oladokun, Grandmaster Flash, Chuck D, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Celisse, Cimafunk, and more). Canyons Village, Park City. Go to parkcitysongsummit.com for tickets and information.
Thursday-Sunday, Sept. 7-17: Utah State Fair, at the Utah State Fairpark, 1000 W. North Temple, Salt Lake City. Four nights of concerts in the Days of ‘47 Arena: legendary ‘70s rockers The Steve Miller Band on Tuesday, Sept. 12 (tickets at $55, $65 and $85); “’80s Rock Invasion,” featuring Stephen Pearcy of Ratt, Great White, Quiet Riot, Slaughter and Vixen, on Wednesday, Sept. 13 (tickets at $35, $45 and $70); country star Lee Brice on Thursday, Sept. 14 (tickets at $40, $65 and $75); and rappers Yung Gravy and BBNO$ on Friday, Sept. 15 (tickets at $40, $50 and $75). Tickets available at UtahStateFair.com.
Friday, Sept. 22: The last show of the Twilight Concert Series, headlined by Japanese-British musician and actor Rina Sawayama; Utah artist Anais Chantal and another act to be announced are the openers. Gallivan Center, 239 S. Main St., Salt Lake City. Tickets available at 24Tix.com.
Saturday, Sept. 23: Superbloom Music Festival, with headliners JP Saxe and The National Parks; other acts: Matt Maeson, Sego, Cardinal Bloom, Goldmyth, Jordan Moyes, Harpers, 26Fix, Cactus Tree. Gallivan Center, 239 S. Main, Salt Lake City. Tickets and information available at superbloomfest.com.
Saturday, Sept. 23: Stand-up comedian, author, podcaster and occasional “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me” panelist Tom Papa will perform at Kingsbury Hall, 1295 E. Presidents Circle, University of Utah, Salt Lake City. Tickets available at artstickets.utah.edu.
Wednesday, Sept. 27: Cimarrón, female-led instrumentalist group performing joropo, the traditional music of the Orinoco Basin of Colombia and Venezuela, 7:30 p.m. at Kingsbury Hall, 1295 E. Presidents Circle, University of Utah, Salt Lake City. Tickets available at UtahPresents.org.
Saturday, Sept. 30: The Band Camino, pop-rock, with opening acts Bad Suns and Charlotte Sands, at 7:30 p.m. at UCCU Center, 800 W. University Parkway, Orem. Tickets at uccucenter.com.
Saturday, Oct. 7: Utah’s own Neon Trees, alt-rock, with opening acts Laundry Day and Charming Liars, 7:30 p.m. at The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City. Tickets available at thecomplexslc.com.
Saturday, Oct. 21: Utah’s own The Aces, indie pop, with opening act Lala Lala, 8 p.m. at The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City. Tickets available at thecomplexslc.com.
Sunday, Oct. 29: “God Is a Scottish Drag Queen,” Mike Delamont’s comedy monologue, 7 p.m. at Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. 300 South, Salt Lake City. Tickets available at live-at-the-eccles.com.
Monday, Oct. 30: Needtobreathe, rock band, with opening act Judah and the Lion, at 7 p.m. at UCCU Center, 800 W. University Parkway, Orem. Tickets at uccucenter.com.