SALT LAKE CITY — Christmas is almost upon us, and that means several fun, holiday shows are coming to the Beehive State, including Mannheim Steamroller, the rollicking music of The Lower Lights and a winter-themed concert from violinist Lindsey Stirling. But Utah’s concert lineup also includes nonseasonal shows featuring Dashboard Confessional, Foo Fighters and Lady Gaga, to name a few.
Here’s a list of 22 shows hitting Utah venues soon. Note: This list is not all-inclusive.
Dec. 1 — Jenn Blosil
Jenn Blosil emerged onto the “American Idol” scene last year with a soulful rendition of Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive.” The singer captivated the show’s judges and viewers with her quirky personality and raspy voice, making it to the top 14 during the show’s 15th season. Throughout her music career, Blosil, who is from Orem, has relied on her faith as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In a previous interview with the Deseret News, she expressed gratitude for her faith, saying it’s “played a central role in where I draw strength from, and I feel like it helps me own who I am and write music that comes from an honest place.” Blosil will perform at Velour Live Music Gallery in Provo Dec. 1.
Dec. 2 — Nathan Pacheco
A vocal performance graduate from Brigham Young University, Nathan Pacheco is returning to the Beehive State to perform music from his soon-to-be-released Christmas album, “O Holy Night.” In a past interview with the Deseret News, the classically trained tenor spoke about how his LDS mission in Campinas, Brazil, helped him overcome his fear of singing in front of people, as he would take opportunities to sing on buses and in the streets, parks and churches.
“I’m sure the people thought I was an absolute weirdo. I probably was,” Pacheco said. “But I loved the way it broke down barriers, created a spirit of friendship and bridged the gap between cultures. Through music, you can feel like instant friends with people.”
Pacheco will perform at Kingsbury Hall Dec. 2.
Dec. 2 — Aaron Watson
Texas country singer Aaron Watson is bringing some honky-tonk to the Beehive State. The singer, who grew up listening to the classic country records of Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson, headlines The Depot Dec. 2.