Founded in 1847 when the Mormon pioneers entered the Salt Lake Valley, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir has a rich history of performance and tradition among their spectacular voices. The choir is sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and has the distinction of producing the history in another way, as its Music and the Spoken Word program is the longest-running continuous radio network broadcast in the world.
The old world meets the very contemporary modern day at the Piper Down Pub. From hip hop and urban acts to Texas Hold'em and other entertainment, the diversity and attitude of everyone in the pub will have you coming back time and time again. There's also Throwback Thursday, where the DJ will spin your favorite Old School jams, and don't miss the hilarity of the Geeks Who Drink pub quiz and karaoke on Wednesday nights. Oh, and they've got a great menu and serve a delectable brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. Diverse? You bet...the fans of the Piper Down Pub wouldn't have it any other way.
If you enjoy a good stage production, why not take the opportunity to experience one of Salt Lake City's truly unique performing groups. Plan-B Theatre takes pride in not only presenting a wide range of satirical and comedic entertainment, they almost exclusively spotlight the work of Utah playwrights. Their contagious enthusiasm and magnetic performances set them apart, and they remain one of Salt Lake City's most revered group of thespians.
For every aspiring Billy Joel or Elton John, there's the temporary dream of having everyone's attention as you belt out your favorite song in front of a captive audience. The Tavernacle Social Club is a dueling piano bar that makes that dream come true, if only for a little while! You'll love the entertainment here.
Fashioned after Utah's historic train stations of old, The Depot brings it all back home in the way of live entertainment for Salt Lake City. The premiere live music venue hosts a wide variety of artists from different genres, but share the commonality of gracing the stage of this iconic venue. Everyone from rock icon Ted Nugent to the modern soul of Adele have been on the marquee, and with special VIP packages that include dinner and other perks, it is well worth making advance reservations for the next big show.
The theatrical cache of these seasoned performers coupled with their stellar musical abilities work together to convey an unforgettable electricity that ignites the tradition of the opera. The Utah Opera produces several performances each season, and every one of these works underscores the many talents of these gifted singers, actors and musicians. So instead of settling for the usual entertainment, revisit the tradition of the opera.