Local events and things to do this week, August 7-13


Brandi Carlile performs, a music festival rises in Torrey, and a film trilogy to rule them all.

(Rick Egan | Salt Lake Tribune File Photo) Singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile, seen here at Red Butte Garden in 2014, is scheduled to perform at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Thursday, August 11, 2022.

August 11

Brandi Carlile at Viv

Multi-genre musician Brandi Carlile – whose repertoire ranges from folk and rock to pop and alternative country – made news last month at the Newport Folk Festival, when she graciously left the music legend Joni Mitchell resumes her headlining set, performing for the first time in two decades. Such a story is unlikely to happen when Carlile brings his “Beyond These Silent Days” tour to Salt Lake City’s Vivint Smart Home Arena, 301 W. South Temple, on Thursday, August 11. Carlile is set to have iconic folk duo Indigo Girls and singer Celisse as opening act. Tickets available at vivintarena.com.

August 12-14

outdoor music

The first Fort Desolation Fest, a three-day music festival among Utah’s red rock landscapes, takes place Friday through Sunday, August 12-14, at the Cougar Ridge Resort in Torrey, just outside of the west entrance to Capitol Reef National Park. Topping the list of artists playing in Torrey are folk/rock/soul musician Amos Lee, country and rock singer Elle King and rock band The Band of Heathens. VIP tickets and campsites are sold out, but some one-day and three-day passes are still available, at fortesolation.com.

August 13

‘Ringtones’, from noon to evening

Fans of Peter Jackson’s famous “Lord of the Rings” will likely flock to Broadway Center Cinemas, 111 E. 300 South, Salt Lake City, on Saturday, August 13, for a one-day marathon of the complete trilogy. The event begins at noon with “The Fellowship of the Ring”, with a half-hour break before the second installment, “The Two Towers”, followed by a 60-minute dinner break before the conclusion, “The Return of the King,” runs from approximately 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tickets are $35 and will include swag, food, and trivia. Visit the Salt Lake Film Society website, slfs.org , for more details.


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