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Sundance 2012: Music

Music happenings in & around Sundance


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Salt Lake City Festival Cafe
The Beehive Tea Room’s
(12 W. Broadway) vintage decor and soothing, Roaring ’20s sounds makes a perfect respite for frazzled festival-goers and filmmakers. Sweetening the pot (of tea), Visit Salt Lake hosts the festival’s free, open-to-the-public musical shindig with tunes from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. each night:

Friday, Jan. 20: Hot Club of Zion (French swing/gypsy jazz)

Saturday, Jan. 21: Otter Creek (back-porch folk/bluegrass)

Sunday, Jan. 22: Doug Wintch & Anke Summerhill (crooners and strummers)

Monday, Jan. 23: Clarksdale Ghosts (Lone Star country)

Tuesday, Jan. 24: Mark Dago (indie-futuristic-videogame hip-hop)

Wednesday, Jan. 25: B.D. Howes Band (blues-infused ’60s-era classic rock)

Thursday, Jan. 26: 16 Pandora (acoustic rock-blues-pop)

Friday, Jan. 27: Lake Mary (Occupy SLC & instruments)

Saturday, Jan. 28: Kate MacLeod (acoustic Riverdance minus dancing)

ASCAP Music Cafe
The American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP) hosts the Sundance ASCAP Music Café at Rich Haines Gallery (751 Main) from Friday, Jan. 20, through Friday, Jan. 27. The free event is prime for catching a bevy of talent, but is for festival-credential holders only. Highlights include A Fine Frenzy, The All-American Rejects, Flying Lotus, John Forté and friends, David Gray, Garland Jeffreys, Jenny O. and more. Visit for more information.

Park City Bars & Clubs
Many a Main Street bar and club is taken over for private parties, but there are still numerous (expensive) options to see quality tunes. As of print deadline, only a few shows had been announced, most notably at Park City Live (427 Main; formerly Harry O’s): LMFAO’s Redfoo & the Party Rock Crew (Jan. 21), DeadMau5 with special guests (Jan. 22) and Big Sean (Jan. 28). Each year, Downstairs, The Spur Bar & Grill and The Sidecar provide some memorable concerts. Check for updates and to purchase tickets. Also, with loads of musicians in town, you never know when a secret show will pop up.