Holladay's home for the arts!
Holladay's home for the arts!
Concerts start at 8:00 pm, unless noted otherwise - Bands are subject to change
Bring a chair or blanket to sit on. Some chairs will be provided for those who cannot carry their own. You are welcome to bring personal food and non-alcoholic beverages. If you bring a shade umbrella, we kindly request that you take it down when the concert starts.
One of the top bands in Utah. High energy rock, funk and soul.
We are honored to present this concert. Join us as we carry forward the great musical traditions of the armed forces.
One of the most beloved performers in our area performing his acoustic folk music.
Voted Best Celtic Group in Utah. Performs traditional Celtic songs and tunes.
With a blend of soulful originals and tasteful covers, The Will Baxter Band is built to get you dancing.. This concert features a tribute to Eric Clapton.
Beatlemania is back! A Beatles tribute band with all the Beatles hits.
American country music and bluegrass group. A mix between Dave Matthews Band and Dixie Chicks. A Utah favorite!
Concerts are held on the Commons, behind the Holladay City offices. Bands are subject to change
Welcome to our Annual FREE Concerts on the Commons series! This unique event is brought to you by the Holladay Arts Council, whose volunteers donate hundreds of hours annually to promote art as the vehicle to bring our community together in the public square. These concerts will be good medicine for the ills brought on by a very tough year! Thanks to the businesses and individuals that have so generously donated to the arts council. Your support allows us to not only continue offering these concerts free to the public, but also to provide additional offerings within the community. Special thanks again to our arts council volunteers because the passion you bring to this important work is paying dividends in the Holladay community. We look forward to seeing you at the concerts!!!
Mayor Rob Dahle
For our Summer Concert season 2022 we have a strong lineup of 8 concerts and more than 75 polished musicians and vocalists performing hits ranging from jazz, bluegrass, country, Celtic, folk, hip-hop, pop, Latin music and culture, the American Songbook and of course the 23rdArmy Band —truly something for everyone!
There are no current state or local mandates in place for outdoor venues, and proof of vaccination will not be required. However, guests are encouraged to mask and distance to their own comfort level. Guests can bring their chairs, blankets, picnics and soft drinks and enjoy an evening of great musical entertainment beginning Saturday July 9th and every Saturday night through August 27th, which is also the Blue Moon Festival.
It’s been a pleasure being associated with the Holladay Arts Council and these concerts, and I want to say thank you to our valued concert audiences! We have a priceless support group of volunteers who spend umpteen hours doing design and advertising, setting up, and taking down the equipment for each concert. Please thank them if you see them during a concert!
Our partnership with Excellence in the Community has allowed us to provide professional quality entertainment that is unparalleled in our community. We have also been able to share these concerts with people outside our neighborhoods, thus building a stronger, more diverse community for everyone.
Thank you for joining us again, or for the first time. You are all welcome!
“Music is the soundtrack of your life.” - Dick Clark
Kathy Murphy, Concert Chair
Excellence in the Community is honored to be working as partners again with Mayor Rob Dahle, the Holladay Arts Council, and Sheryl Gillilan and Kathy Murphy for this concert series.
During 2020 when most events were cancelled or challenged by obstacles, the resilience, persistence and vision of our Holladay partners resulted in four drive-in community concerts. We believe this concert collaboration brings individuals, families, friends and neighbors together in ways that foster lasting memories and a cohesive community.
In a recent meeting the executive director of a major foundation summarized Excellence in the Community in this way:
Excellence has a new story. And the old story was already impressive. Here’s the old story: “Excellence creates more and better performance opportunities for Utah artists and invites the public to attend at no charge.” But the new story is even better. “During the pandemic Excellence keeps live music alive in downtown Salt Lake City by giving hope and employment to Utah artists when other performance opportunities canceled. And in so doing creates an international audience for Utah talent.”
Please enjoy these concerts we are bringing to Holladay in summer 2021!
Links to recent articles about Excellence in the Community