If you haven't been to the Utah Arts Festival yet, you still have the weekend to check out the Art Yard with the kids. And we're also giving you advance notice on family-friendly shows coming to the Sandy Amphitheater in July. Pencil one in.
Utah Arts Festival for Kids
Most of the Utah Arts Fest attractions will appeal to the grown ups, but the kids were not left out of the planning.
There will be face painting, story times, take-home arts and crafts projects and much more for the kids to check out.
In fact, on the UAF website, they dedicated an entire page outlining arts for kids at the festival. And a lot of it's happening in the festival's Art Yard.
On Saturday, June 22 at 1 p.m., the Zalkind Jam Camp, talented elementary school musicians, will take over the art yard. These kids have been trained in the art of string, wind and percussion—a great way for kids to get ready for school bands. This is an opportunity for parents to find out more about the camp and see the results it offers for the kids involved.
July concerts at Sandy Amphitheater
It seems every year Sandy Amphitheater offers some of the most family-friendly, outdoor shows around. This year's no exception. Here's their schedule for July (we're letting you know now so you can make plans and buy tickets, so get on it):
July 11—Laughing Stock Improv Comedy (free)
These are the funny guys and gals who play improv games like those on Whose Line is It Anyway? at the Off-Broadway Theatre, and they're the best in Utah at what they do. Check them out at this free show.
July 14—The Piano Guys
Pianists Jon Schmidt and Steven Sharp Nelson rock the amphitheater in a fun-filled show for the fam. Bring grandma and grandpa, too.
July 17—Happy Together Tour
It's like a 60s and 70s music reunion—The Turtles, Flo & Eddie, The Monkees' Micky Dolenz, Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, The Grass Roots and The Buckinghams play at the amphitheater.
Internationally-acclaimed group Eclipse brings their high-energy, tight harmonies and driving percussion to the amphitheater stage.
July 28—Arrival: The Music of ABBA
Known as the best ABBA tribute band in the world, Arrival performs the group's biggest hits like "Mama Mia" and "Dancing Queen."
July 31—Easton Corbin
He's the first male country solo artist to have two singles hit number one in the past 17 years, and he's coming to Utah. Don't miss it if you're a country fan.
Tickets available at sandyarts.com.