Big Bad Voodoo Daddy with The Utah Symphony | Entertainment Picks | Salt Lake City | Salt Lake City Weekly
We need your help.

Newspapers and media companies nationwide are closing or suffering mass layoffs since the coronavirus impacted all of us starting in March. City Weekly's entire existence is directly tied to people getting together in groups--in clubs, restaurants, and at concerts and events--which are the industries most affected by new coronavirus regulations.

Our industry is not healthy. Yet, City Weekly has continued publishing thanks to the generosity of readers like you. Utah needs independent journalism more than ever, and we're asking for your continued support of our editorial voice. We are fighting for you and all the people and businesses hardest hit by this pandemic.

You can help by making a one-time or recurring donation on, which directs you to our Galena Fund 501(c)(3) non-profit, a resource dedicated to help fund local journalism. It is never too late. It is never too little. Thank you. DONATE

Culture » Entertainment Picks

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy with The Utah Symphony

Friday 2.5



Big Bad Voodoo Daddy swung their career into gear after appearing in the 1996 cult-classic Swingers. They were “Money, baby, money,” and helped breathe life into America’s swing craze. Unlike a lot of late-’90s music—all those boy bands—BBVD didn’t suck. Their albums rocked (or was it still tapes way back then?) and were even better if you could dance. While you won’t be able to spin, jump or flip your dance partner at Abravanel Hall, you can still head-bob, foot-tap and hip-shake from your seat.

BBVD has been invited back to join Utah Symphony after a sold-out 2006 performance at Deer Valley. Directed by associate conductor David Cho, Utah Symphony will play a set of classic pieces from Hollywood films. Then, the zoot-suited BBVD will accompany them for a longer second set of swingin’ classics. Bring a date and grab a drink (beforehand) because “You & Me and the Bottle Makes Three (Tonight).” Go Daddy-O.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy with The Utah Symphony @ Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, 801-323-6800, Feb. 5 & 6, 8 p.m,

Add a comment