UBS Presents

Jordan Matthew Young & Tony Holiday

Utah's own Jordan Matthew Young (who finished in the top 3 on The Voice in 2021) joins our other Utah friend  and harmonica master Tony Holiday for a rocking night of blues at The State Room!  The 5th, and last, in a series of blues shows in the last 2 weeks sponsored by your UTAH BLUES FESTIVAL. 

Event Date Oct 02, 2021 8:00 pm
Individual Price $20.00

Utah Blues Festival Presents Mike Zito

The Utah Blues Festival is proud to sponsor Mike Zito's return to Salt Lake City! It's sure to be a a great night of rocking blues, we hope to see you there!

Event Date Jan 26, 2022 8:00 pm
Event End Date Jan 26, 2022 11:00 pm
Individual Price $25.00

J-Rad Cooley Record Release Party - "YARD SALE"

J-Rad Cooley Record Release ("Yard Sale") party with The Medicine Company opening about 8, followed by Lee Rafugee feat. Sarah DeGraw, and then J-Rad Cooley celebrating his brand new VizzTone Record release, "Yard Sale"  (produced by Tony Holiday and featuring Grammy nominee Victor Wainwright on Keys throughout half the record!). 

Event Date Apr 08, 2022 8:00 pm
Event End Date Apr 08, 2022 11:55 pm
Individual Price $16
Submitter Name J-Rad Cooley
Submitter Email

Utah Blues Society Member Appreciation Party and Festival Kickoff!

The Utah Blues Society is hosting a Pre-Fest UBS Member Appreciation Party on June 9th!! Nick Moss & Dennis Gruenling (w/ special guest, Kate Moss) will be performing at The State Room that night. If you're a member, or become one, you get in free!! It's $25 to get into the show and the same amount if you become a member before then. (including a 1 year subscription to Blues Music Magazine, a free CD and a raffle ticket to a custom Guitar Box Guitar signed by a list of blues musicians too long to mention). Your name will be on a list at the front door and in you go! Who knows who else will show up!! Become a UBS member at and support our good work here in the state of Utah.

Event Date Jun 09, 2022 7:00 pm
Individual Price 25.00 or FREE to Members of the UBS


Finally! Yes, it's time for the 6th Annual Blues Fest, after two obligatory postponements due to you know what. Tickets available now. Same great line-up though.

Day 1 (6/10/22) will feature: 

Terrie Odabi
Nick Moss w/ Dennis Gruenling & Kate Moss
Ronnie Baker Brooks

Event Date Jun 10, 2022 5:00 pm
Event End Date Jun 10, 2022 10:00 pm
Individual Price $25.00


Finally! Yes, it's time for the 6th Annual Blues Fest, after two obligatory postponements due to you know what. Tickets available now. Same great line-up though.

Day 2 (6/11/22) will feature: 

Eric Heideman Band
Bennett Mateo Band
Marquise Knox
Vanessa Collier
Curtis Salgado
Ruthie Foster

Event Date Jun 11, 2022 12:00 pm
Event End Date Jun 11, 2022 10:00 pm
Individual Price $50.00

Albert Castiglia & Eric Heideman

Sunday, July 24th The Utah Blues Society and Barbary Coast Saloon present, the 2020 blues rock album of the year winner Albert Castiglia, our own Eric Heideman opens the show!

Event Date Jul 24, 2022 6:00 pm
Event End Date Jul 24, 2022 10:00 pm
Individual Price $10.00

Walter Trout

TSR & The Utah Blues Festival are proud to present Walter Trout with our own Eric Heideman Band! Don't miss it!

Event Date Mar 14, 2023 8:00 pm
Individual Price $33.00

Blood Brothers - Mike Zito & Albert Castiglia

Mike Zito and Albert Castiglia will be hitting the road again in  support of the new Blood Brothers album. They will bring  together their two powerhouse bands, featuring Matt Johnson:  drums; Ephraim Lowell: drums; Doug Byrkit: bass; and Lewis  Stephens: piano/organ. Both Mike and Albert will be onstage  performing together for the entire show, so fans can enjoy the  amazing chemistry and creativity that these two musicians share  with each other – and the audience. In addition to their own  rock, blues and roots individual tunes, the set will feature a number of songs from the Blood Brothers album.  

Event Date May 22, 2023 7:00 pm
Individual Price $40.00

Local Blues Night

Join us as Harry Lee & the Back Alley Blues Band, The  Howlin' Tomcats and the Dusty Boxcars kickoff Festival Week at the Garage on Beck! 


Event Date Jun 14, 2023 7:00 pm
Event End Date June 14, 2023
Individual Price $15.00

Jorma Kaukonen

In a career that has already spanned a half-century, Jorma Kaukonen has been one of the most highly respected interpreters of American roots music, blues, and rock. A member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and a Grammy recipient, Jorma was at the forefront of popular rock and roll, one of the founders of the San Francisco sound and a progenitor of Psychedelic Rock. He is a founding member of two legendary bands, Jefferson Airplane and the still-touring Hot Tuna.

Event Date Aug 02, 2023 8:00 pm
Individual Price 48.00 - 68.00

Ally Venable

Texas blues/rock guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter Ally Venable has made her fiery presence known around the world since the release of her debut album at 16. Now, with her fifth solo effort Real Gone! dropping on Ruf Records March 10th, 2023, Venable has come of age.


Event Date Aug 18, 2023 7:00 am
Individual Price 25.00

Danielle Nicole Band

Didn't get enough at the Utah Blues Festival?  We didn't either!  Don't miss this one!

Event Date Sep 06, 2023 8:00 pm
Individual Price $23.00

Tony Holiday

There’s something about Tony Holiday that draws people together. In fact, community has been at the core of Holiday’s young career from the beginning. Since relocating from Salt Lake City to Memphis in 2017, Holiday has been at the center of a soul blues revival in Memphis, anchored by a contingent of young, savvy well-schooled musicians with a “family-like” attitude and a strong belief in one another. Mentored by past legends, Holiday and this loose Memphis collective are building on the city’s rich traditions and carrying them forward. 

Event Date Sep 15, 2023 7:00 pm
Individual Price $21.00


This is a don't miss show for Blues Lovers!

GA-20 clearly is on to something big. It’s a movement, a new traditional blues revival. The dynamic, throwback blues trio are disciples of the place where traditional blues, country and rock ‘n’ roll intersect. “We make records that we would want to listen to,” says guitarist Matt Stubbs. “It’s our take on the song-based traditional electric blues we love.” Stubbs and guitarist/vocalist Pat Faherty, and drummer Tim Carman have been at the forefront of this traditional blues revival since they first formed in 2018. It’s no wonder they skyrocketed to the top of the Billboard Blues Charts.

Event Date Sep 17, 2023 8:00 pm
Individual Price 12.00

Coco Montoya

We are thrilled to welcome Coco back to Salt Lake City!

"One of the most prodigious and gifted electric bluesmen on the planet...a deeply soulful singer and incendiary guitarist [with] a seemingly endless penchant for invention." –AllMusic

"Smoking songs and heavy hitting guitar full of fire and passion...Montoya’s rough-edged voice is filled with feeling. Bluesy, powerful and unpredictable...[It]really gets the blood flowing." –Blues Music Magazine

"Montoya is a show-stopper...heartfelt singing and merciless guitar with a wicked icy burn. He is one of the truly gifted blues artists of his generation." –Living Blues

Event Date Sep 21, 2023 7:00 pm
Individual Price 38.00

Samantha Fish with special guest Eric Johanson

As one of the most dynamic forces in the blues world today, Fish has made her name as a multi-award-winning festival headliner who captivates crowds with her explosive yet elegant guitar work, delivering an unbridled form of blues-rock that defies all genre boundaries. 

Event Date September 28, 2023
Individual Price $35.00

Tommy Castro & the Painkillers with special guest Deanna Bogart

“The hardest thing to do,” says internationally beloved soul-blues rocker Tommy Castro, “is be yourself, take some chances and bring your fans along with you.” Throughout his long, constantly evolving career, guitarist, singer and songwriter Tommy Castro has always remained true to himself while exploring, growing and creating new music, and he has taken his thousands of devoted fans right along with him

Event Date Oct 17, 2023 7:00 pm
Individual Price 31.00

Beer, Booze & Blues

It's a mini blues fest in one night, featuring Jordan Matthew Young, Tony Holiday, the J-Rad Cooley Band and the Eric Heideman Band (21+)

Event Date Oct 28, 2023 6:00 pm
Individual Price $25 - $250

Nick Moss Trio - Special Event!

Become or renew your membership to the UBS and get 2 FREE tickets to the Nick Moss Trio at The State Room November 16th. Current members will get a special link to claim their tickets. Doors at 6:00pm, Dusty Boxcars at 7:00pm, Nick Moss Trio at 8:00pm

Event Date Nov 16, 2023 6:00 pm
Individual Price 15.00

Albert Cummings

The Utah Blues Society is thrilled to co-present east coast legend Albert Cummings for one night only in Salt Lake City!

Tickets here:

Event Date Mar 09, 2024 7:00 pm
Individual Price $30-$40

Jimmie Vaughn & the Tilt A Whirl Band

Jimmie Vaughn & the Tilt A Whirl Band

The Utah Blues Festival is thrilled to co-present Jimmie Vaughn with our partners The State Room Presents!  Seeing Jimmie in a small, intimate venue is likely something you'll never forget. Opener is 2023 IBC winner Matthias Lattin! Tickets here:

Event Date Apr 02, 2024 7:00 pm
Individual Price $52-$79

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Tinsley Ellis

Tinsley Ellis

We're very happy to welcome back Tinsley Ellis The State Room!

Event Date Apr 22, 2024 7:00 pm
Individual Price Free

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