UBS Presents


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

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

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

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

J-Rad Cooley CD Release

J-Rad Cooley CD Release

The Utah Blues Society is proud to present Utah's own J-Rad Cooley releasing his new CD "My Trying Side" at the State Room!  Opening the show will be Triggers & Slips and Slow Potion. 

Event Date May 18, 2024 7:00 pm
Individual Price $20.00

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Cedric Burnside

Cedric Burnside

Grammy winner Cedric Burnside at the State Room for one night only! Utah's own Brother Chunky to open the show!

Event Date May 29, 2024 7:00 pm
Individual Price $25

Mike Zito w/Eric Heideman

Mike Zito is one of the most lauded artists in the contemporary blues arena today and rightfully so, but for him, the thing that counts the most is maintaining his honesty, authenticity and integrity. Those are the qualities that have steered Zito’s career since the beginning and continue to define every effort he’s offered since.

Event Date May 30, 2024 8:00 pm
Individual Price $27.00

Utah Blues Festival - Day 1

Utah Blues Festival - Day 1

The 8th Utah Blues Festival returns to the Gallivan Center, in Salt Lake City, Utah on June 14-15, 2024!

Friday lineup:

  • Larry McCray
  • Annika Chambers & Paul Deslauriers
  • Tab Benoit
  • After show: Mitch Woods - Club 88
Event Date June 14, 2024
Individual Price $45 - $130

Utah Blues Festival - Day 2

Utah Blues Festival - Day 2

The 8th Utah Blues Festival returns to the Gallivan Center, in Salt Lake City, Utah on June 14-15, 2024!

Saturday Lineup:

  • UBF Youth Blues Band
  • Dennis Jones
  • Cash Box Kings
  • D.K. Harrell
  • Sue Foley
  • Southern Avenue
  • After show: Mitch Woods - Club 88
Event Date Jun 15, 2024 12:00 pm
Individual Price $55 - $170

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