As summer is coming to a close, so is the 35th season of the Brown Bag Concert Series, an award-winning program sponsored by the Salt Lake City Arts Council that showcases local talent with no cost to the audience. Although it is the final week of the series, there is still an exciting lineup of familiar and unfamiliar music from some of the most diverse bands in Utah. Concerts run from 12:15 to 1 p.m. each day and this week will be held at the Exchange Place Plaza on 350 S. Main Street.

If you missed rock artist Red Bennies on Monday, you can make up for it on Tuesday with an energetic fusion of jazz and R&B by The Soulistics'. Wednesday promises new music from the accomplished jazz saxophonist and woodwind player John Flanders, closely followed that same day by the progressive rock trio, Bias Sphere. The Salt Lake Electric Ensemble will be featured on Thursday, exploring the minimalist school of Western classical music. Last, but certainly not least, on Friday celebrate the end of the season with a taste of New Orleans jazz provided by Utah's own Great Basin Band.

This is your last chance of the year to spend your lunch time listening to familiar favorites or exposing yourself to some exciting new sounds! And if the words "free" and "music" are not enough of an incentive, remember that there are also daily drawings for free lunches at participating area restaurants including Bambara, The Bayou, Deseret Edge Brewery and Vertical Diner. Just make sure you stick around for a couple minutes after the performances for the drawings, since ticket-holders must be present to win. Happy listening!