Lake Effect | Jazz for Jesus | Lake Effect | 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

News » Lake Effect

Lake Effect | Jazz for Jesus



The arrival of the hot-weather white-shoe season has tipster Eric looking forward to Salt Lake City’s summer entertainment lineup—particularly the Salt Lake City Jazz Festival, July 11-13 (

The festival turned out to be one of former Mayor Rocky Anderson’s best ideas, now widely regarded as One of Those Things That Make Salt Lake City Worth Living In.

This year, the going rate for worthwhile things is $10 per day. That will get you in to see Debbie Boone and Sheila E. (whom Eric describes as “Prince’s drummer/beard from a past life”). We dispute the implication that Prince is anything but a formerly omnisexual, talented freak (who now witnesses Jehovah)—but we’re pretty sure the commingling of Boone’s button-down fan base with devotees of E.’s Christian ministry--neither of whom come to mind when we think of “jazz”—was mentioned in Revelation as a sign of the Second Coming of Christ.

Witnessing that has got to be worth a sawbuck.

Add a comment