October is a busy month for Salt Lake County Arts and Culture! We have a little something for everyone at Abravanel Hall, Eccles Theater, the Rose and Capitol Theatre, reopening later in the month with Utah Opera’s La Traviata. Come for symphonies or film screenings, for classic shows or new works — whatever you are in the mood to experience is offered. Get your tickets at arttix.org.
Live at the Eccles presents Robert Plant & the Sensational Space Shifters on Oct 1 at Eccles Theater
Robert Plant and the Space Shifters have a unique live sound, a heady mix of American roots music, Celtic folk, reverberating trip-hop, and hypnotic Middle Eastern and African grooves. They employ this sonic arsenal to reinterpret old blues standards, Led Zeppelin classics, and Plant’s earlier solo work at festivals and on concert tours.
Live at the Eccles presents The Simon & Garfunkel Story on Oct 2 at Eccles Theater
The internationally-acclaimed hit theater show, The Simon & Garfunkel Story, is an immersive concert-style theater show chronicling the amazing journey shared by the folk-rock duo, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. It tells the story from their humble beginnings to their incredible success in the ‘60s and their dramatic split in 1970. It culminates with the famous “The Concert in Central Park” reunion in 1981.
Illusion Touring Presents Marisela & Amanda Miguel on Oct 4 at Abravanel Hall
Come see famous Latin artists, Marisela who is known as the “Latin Madonna,” and Amanda Miguel, the Argentine-born Mexican singer, perform together in a one-night-only concert. Concert performed in Spanish.
Live at the Eccles presents Clint Black: Still…Killin’ Time 30th Anniversary Tour on Oct 8 at Eccles Theater
After 30 years of ‘killin’ time,’ Clint Black is ready to celebrate. The multi-million selling country icon is embarking on a tour commemorating the 30th anniversary of his groundbreaking debut album Killin’ Time, which all but altered the landscape of country music.
Live at the Eccles presents Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly – The Rock ‘N’ Roll Dream Tour on Oct 10 at Eccles Theater
Rock ’n’ Roll legends, Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly perform together for the first time in this unforgettable show! Accompanied by a live band and back-up singers, this cutting-edge holographic performance with remastered audio will transport the audience back in time for an unforgettable evening of Roy & Buddy’s greatest hits onstage.
Live at the Eccles presents Keb’ Mo’ Solo on Oct 12 at Eccles Theater
Over the past two decades, Keb’ has cultivated a reputation as a modern master of American roots music through the understated excellence of his live and studio performances. As a contemporary blues artist, he has collaborated with and written songs for many giants in the music industry.
Live at the Eccles presents Baby Shark Live! on Oct 23 at Eccles Theater
Take an adventure into the sea with Baby Shark as he joins his friend Pinkfong to sing and dance through some of your favorite new and classic songs! In this one of a kind live experience young fans will be dancing in the aisles as Baby Shark and his friends go on fun adventures to learn about shapes, colors, numbers and so much more!
GAM Foundation/ JazzSLC present Delfeayo Marsalis New Orleans Jazz Jam on Oct 26 at Eccles Theater
New Orleans native Delfeayo Marsalis is one of the top trombonists, composers, and producers in jazz today. In January 2011, Delfeayo and the Marsalis family (father Ellis and brothers Branford, Wynton, and Jason) earned the nation’s highest jazz honor – a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Award.
The Gifted Music School presents Peace Through Music on Oct 26 at the Jeanné Wagner Theatre
This concert is raising funds to bring free music education programs to children in conflict zones and refugee camps around the world. Enjoy performances by Violinist Aubree Oliverson, Soprano Celena Shafer, and Gifted Music School’s Conservatory Orchestra led by Maestro Conner Covington. Special guest Kurt Bestor will also perform.
The State Room presents Todrick Hall: Haus Party Tour on Oct 29 at the Jeanné Wagner Theatre
Multi-talented singer, rapper, actor, director, choreographer, and YouTube personality, Todrick Hall rose to prominence on American Idol. He is famous for original songs, choreographed flash mobs for Beyoncé, musical collaborations, and appearing on RuPaul’s Drag Race as a guest judge. Hall also performed in Kinky Boots and Straight Outta Oz on Broadway and as a backup dancer in Taylor Swift’s video “Look What You Made Me Do.”
RDT presents Inside Outside on Oct 3 – 5 at the Jeanné Wagner Theatre
Renowned classical and contemporary dance-makers Doris Humphrey, Lar Lubovitch, Andy Noble, Noa Zuk & Ohad Fishof present highly technical choreography, and quirky invention laced with rhythmic humor and deeply humanistic voices.
TL Tango Lovers Org. presents I Am Tango by Tango Lovers on Oct 13 at the Jeanné Wagner Theatre
With an ensemble of 24 world-renowned professionals, World Tango Dance Champions, singers and acclaimed music prodigies, “I am Tango” by Tango Lovers presents a distinctive perspective of tango by staging its artistic evolution over time.
***loveDANCEmore*** presents Dance Engine on Oct 18 – 19 at the Leona Wagner Black Box
Dance Engine: a mash-up of dance, technology, and you! Set the lights, choose the music, and make the moves. Experience this interactive performance that forms around you and with you. Fun for all ages and abilities.
SALT Contemporary Dance presents SALT in Concert on Oct 24 – Nov 9 at Eccles Theater
Tooele Valley Academy of Dance presents Dracula Ballet on Oct 28 at the Jeanné Wagner Theatre
Abravanel Hall presents Jerry Seinfeld Live on Oct 5 at Abravanel Hall
America’s premier comedian, Jerry Seinfeld, comes to Abravanel Hall to perform his signature stand-up routine on October 5, 2019. Seinfeld has been hailed for his uncanny ability to joke about the little things in life that relate to audiences everywhere.
Live at the Eccles presents George Lopez on Oct 11 at Eccles Theater
George Lopez’s multi-faceted career encompasses television, film, standup comedy and late-night television. He has risen to become one of the premier comedic talents in the entertainment industry and is currently the star and executive producer of Lopez on TV Land. This show is intended for mature audiences.
First Row & Illusion presents Teo González on Oct 19 at Abravanel
Teo Gonzalez also is known as “the horsetail comedian” is an icon of the Mexican comedy. His career began while he was the goalkeeper of Club Leon of the first Mexican division, he made his teammates laugh a lot, which led him to enter professional comedy. This show will be performed in Spanish
Awkward Productions presents Bubbles the Clown on Oct 20 at the Jeanné Wagner Theatre
After being featured for 13 years in Odyssey Dance Theatre’s hit Halloween spectacular “Thriller”, Bubbles the Clown is bringing a one night only solo show to the Jeanne Wagner Theatre. Mixing Stand-Up, improv, songs and clown antics to make it a night you will never forget! Always up for celebrity gossip, Bubbles has been called one of the most influential clowns of 2018. Recommended for people with a fear of clowns.
Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation presents Hong Xu on Oct 11 at the Jeanné Wagner Theatre
Hong Xu, a “technically brilliant and insightful musician” (The New York Times), brings an emotionally-charged program, with the music of Liszt, Mozart, and Scriabin offering joyous bells, soul-searching prayer, sonorous harmonies, and transformative melodies. This concert is part of Gina Bachauer’s Concert Series.
Utah Opera presents Verdi’s La Traviata on Oct 12 – 20 at
Come experience Verdi’s heartbreaking masterpiece that moved Julia Roberts’ character to tears in Pretty Woman. The beautiful, but ill, courtesan Violetta Valéry falls in love with the upper-class gentleman Alfredo Germont and trades her life of pleasure for an idyllic life in the country with him. When pressure from Alfredo’s father to leave becomes too much, she flees, leaving only a note. But Alfredo isn’t going to stand aside as he sees her on the arm of another man.
Utah Symphony presents Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini on Oct 25 -26 at Abravanel Hall
Let the Utah Symphony show you the artistic soul of Russia with a concert of undisputed classics including Mussorgsky/Rimsky-Korsakov’s Night on Bald Mountain, Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, and Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5. You can also learn more about the evening’s music at a pre-concert lecture 45 minutes before the concert in the First Tier Room. Also, enjoy Lobby Fest performances 30 minutes before the performance by members of the Utah Symphony’s Youth Guild.
Ballet West presents Ballet Russes on Oct 25 – Nov 2 at Capitol Theatre
Explore the origins of Balanchine’s choreographic genius in this historic triple bill, reconstructing his most significant early works. Le Chant du Rossignol (The Song of the Nightingale) is a tale of a mysterious songbird that cures an ailing Chinese emperor. Balanchine’s Apollo follows the young god as he is ushered into adulthood by the muses of poetry, mime, and dance. Finally, Prodigal Son‘s story of sin and redemption presents a universal message through an expressive score and provocative movement.
KUED Channel 7 presents Marriner S. Eccles Documentary on Oct 7 at the Jeanné Wagner Theatre
Join KUED and Salt Lake County for a public screening of Marriner Eccles: Father of the Modern Federal Reserve. The Honorable Jerome H. Powell will be in attendance and will make some remarks before the film. In this one-hour film, KUED’s award-winning Producer-Director-Writer John Howe provides an in-depth look at the Utahn who helped lead the U.S. out of the Great Depression by devising innovative ways to stimulate the economy.
Matchstick Productions presents Return to Send’er on Oct 16 at the Jeanné Wagner Theatre
The skills, backstories, and mindsets of four elite freeskiers—a renowned veteran, a stunning rookie, a mind-blowing innovator and a big mountain star carrying on his father’s legacy —are all captured in oversized personal segments based largely around each skier’s home turf. The body of the movie showcases some of the most progressive big and small mountain skiing filmed to date and setting the stage for the end of the season when all four skiers unite for the mother of all heliskiing trips.
The North Face presents Reel Rock 14 on Oct 21 – 22 at the Jeanné Wagner Theatre
The REEL ROCK Film Tour, one of climbing’s greatest celebrations, returns this fall with a new collection of world premiere films including The High Road, about the powerful and bold Nina Williams bouldering, United States of Joe’s, about climbers and a conservative coal mining community in rural Utah, and The Nose Speed Record, where legends Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold battle Yosemite dirtbags Jim Reynolds and Brad Gobright in a high stakes race for greatness.
Volkswagen presents Warren Miller’s Timeless on Oct 24 -25 at the Jeanné Wagner Theatre
Come kick off winter with Warren Miller’s 70th film, Timeless, presented by Volkswagen, and adventure from the slopes of the Rockies to the rooftops of the Alps alongside top athletes, including Utah native Marcus Caston. All moviegoers will receive discounts on lift tickets, gear, swag, and more. It’s more than a ski and snowboard film, it’s an experience, 70 years in the making.
One Love Yoga – James Hardy presents Glow Yoga to Odesza on Oct 4 – 5 at Studio Theatre at the Rose
Join One Love Yoga for a yoga experience inside a glow world of black lights and body paint, featuring the inspirational music of Odesza! Odesza features empowering beats, scintillating sounds and passionate melodies – perfect for Glow Yoga. Bring your yoga mat, light-colored clothing, and friends!
The Royal Court of the Golden Spike Empire presents The Fire and Ice Ball on Oct 13 at the Leona Wagner Black Box
The Royal Court of The Golden Spike Empire Is proud to Present “The Fire and Ice Ball”, an all Production Number, Drag Benefit Show. Doors will open at 6 pm, for a cocktail hour & hors d’oeuvres, the Main Event begins at 7 pm. There will be a Cash Bar and Live Auctions throughout the night. This Production benefits the RCGSE Cancer Fund, all the proceeds go to those individuals who are living with Cancer and need our help.
Broadway at the Eccles presents Miss Saigon on Oct 15 – 20 at Eccles Theater
Experience the acclaimed new production of the legendary musical Miss Saigon, from the creators of Les Misérables. This is the story of a young Vietnamese woman named Kim who falls in love with an American G.I. named Chris, but they are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. The show features a stunning spectacle and a sensational cast of 42 performing the soaring score and is recommended for ages 14 and up.
Deep Love Opera LLC presents Deep Love: A Ghostly Rock Opera on Oct 17 – 19 at the Jeanné Wagner Theatre
Deep Love is a glimpse at life through the eyes of a young widow as she struggles to meet the demands of her deceased husband’s undying love. The story of Deep Love is told entirely through continuous, haunting music, blending traditional melodies with bluesy, American rock. Funeral attire is recommended.
NPR presents Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me! on Oct 24 – 25 at Eccles Theater