Tuesday, July 3, 2012

2012 TWILIGHT CONCERT SERIES (SLC, UT) PREVIEW

2012 TWILIGHT CONCERT SERIES LINEUP
July 5th - Beach House / The Walkmen
July 12th - Raphael Saadiq / JJ Grey & Mofro 
July 19th - NASTinie Tempah  
July 26th - Band of Horses / Lower Dens
August 2nd - My Morning Jacket / Joshua James
August 9th - Passion Pit / Austra
August 16th - Iron & Wine / Kathleen Edwards
August 23rd - M. Ward / DeVotchKa
August 30th - Common / Aloe Blacc

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - TCS 2011

The Twilight Concert Series has been one of Utah's greatest music offerings over the years.  2012 should be no different as the Series is set to start off on Thursday, July 5th at Pioneer Park, and will go throughout the summer every Thursday evening until August 30th.  Last year the Series saw larger then normal crowds, with averages of over 30,000 people.  Each year the crowds seem to grow larger and larger and show no signs of slowing down.  Maybe it is the fact that the concerts are free and are all ages events, along with the fact that they are held in the heart of Salt Lake City, Utah.  The past few years TCS has seemed to attract younger crowds, whether that has to do with the recent social media boom or it is deemed the cool summer high school hangout, nobody knows.    Whatever the case, it is a great annual summer tradition that the good folks at the Salt Lake City Arts Council continue to bring to the community. 

2012 will mark the Twilight Concert Series 25th anniversary, and each year the crowds continue to get bigger and bigger.  Well new for 2012 they will be charging a modest $5 entry fee for each show and you can also pre-order tickets for all 9 shows for $35 starting June 1st via 24Tix.com.  Yep you just heard that right there will be 9 concerts this year instead of 7 we saw in 2011.

Make sure to check out FPT's interview with TCS opening act Beach House here.

Follow all the 2012 Twilight Concert Series performers on Twitter.



2012 Official Twilight Concert Series Website
2011 Official Twilight Concert Series Website
Twilight Concert Series Facebook




2011 TWILIGHT CONCERT SERIES LINEUP
July 14th - Explosions In The Sky/No Age
July 21st - The Decemberists/Typhoon
July 28th - Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros/The Entrance Band
August 4th - Thurston Moore/ Kurt Vile
August 11th - Bright Eyes/Wild Nothing
August 18th - Ghostland Observatory/Phantogram
August 25th - Lupe Fiasco/Big K.R.I.T.

2010 TWILIGHT CONCERT SERIES LINEUP
July 8: Modest Mouse, Avi Buffalo
July 15: Girl Talk, Memory Tapes
July 22: Beirut, Twin Sister
July 29: The New Pornographers, The Dodos
Aug. 5: Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Jamie Lidell
Aug. 12: Matisyahu, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe
Aug. 19: Big Boi, Chromeo
Aug. 26: She & Him, Dum Dum Girls

2009 TWILIGHT CONCERT SERIES LINEUP
July 9 Bon Iver | Jenny Lewis
July 16 The Black Keys | Human Highway
July 23 M. Ward | Land of Talk
July 30 Sonic Youth | Awesome Color
August 6 Q-Tip | B.o.B
August 13 Toots and the Maytals | N.A.S.A.
August 20 Iron & Wine | Okkervil River
August 27 Robert Randolph & the Family Band | Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears

2008 TWILIGHT CONCERT SERIES LINEUP
July 10 The Roots | The Knux
July 17 Andrew Bird | Josh Ritter
July 24 De La Soul | The Cool Kids
July 31 Yonder Mountain String Band | Keller Williams
August 7 Nada Surf | Tim Fite
August 14 Clap Your Hands Say Yeah | Delta Spirit
August 21 Broken Social Scene | The Big Sleep
August 28 Neko Case | Crooked Fingers

Kurt Vile - Society is My Friend (Live @ Twilight Concert Series 2011)

2 comments:

  1. The anticipation is killing me!

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  2. Here are my guesses:
    My Morning Jacket, Beach House, Bear In Heaven, The Big Pink, The XX, Alabama Shakes, Tanlines, Fun, Grimes, The Walkmen, Craig Finn, First Aid Kit and will go out on a limb with Burial, Leonard Cohen, Jack White, Air, Miike Snow and Sigur Ros

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