Once again, Utah's best summer concert venue has a stellar, diverse lineup, and this year it includes a whopping 28 shows.

When I look at the lineup, I'm immediately drawn to a three-night season-closing blast that includes The Black Crowes, Neko Case and Earth, Wind & Fire--three of the most consistently great live acts I've ever seen. Among the other highlights? The previously announced David Byrne and St. Vincent show, a rare Salt Lake City appearance for Steely Dan, and return engagements by the likes of Trombone Shorty, Michael Franti and Brandi Carlile. Country fans will be pleased with the inclusion of Dwight Yoakam, Old Crow Medicine Show and Merle Haggard, while John Prine and Tony Bennett lend a considerable bit of class to the proceedings.

Tickets go on sale for Red Butte Garden members on April 29, and for the general public on May 6, and are available via the Red Butte Garden Website

The 2013 Red Butte Summer Concert Series complete lineup:

Vampire Weekend and HAIM, May 21, $40 for Red Butte members, $45 for the public

Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, May 3o, $34/$39

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and Big Head Todd & the Monsters, June 9, $38/$43

Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, June 16, $37/$42

Jackson Browne and Sarah Watkins, June 19, $55/$60

Tony Bennett, June 20, $67/$72

Tedeschi Trucks Band, June 26, $44/$49

She & Him and Tilly and the Wall, June 25, $45/$50

Old Crow Medicine Show, July 5, $35/$40

Pink Martini, July 9, $37/$42

Rodrigo y Gabriela, July 12, $40/$45

Brandi Carlile and The Lone Bellow, July 14, $37/$42

David Byrne & St. Vincent, July 15, $50/$55

Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion Radio Romance Tour w/Aoife O'Donovan, July 17, $52/$57

Kenny Loggins with Blue Sky Riders, July 23, $42/$47

Dwight Yoakam, July 25, $42/$47

Merle Haggard, July 30, $45/$50

Medeski Martin & Wood  and John Scofield's Überjam Band, August 4, $35/$40

Steve Miller Band, August 7, $65/$70

Steely Dan, August 10, $70/$75

John Butler Trio, August 14, $33/$38

Michael Franti & Spearhead, August 18, $43/$48

John Prine, August 20, $45/$50

George Thorogood and the Destroyers and Buddy Guy, August 27, $48/$53

Wayne Shorter 80th Birthday Celebration, August 29, $45/$50

The Black Crowes, September 15, $42/$47

Neko Case, September 16, $35/$40

Earth, Wind & Fire, September 17, $58/$63