Stretching the summer

Outdoor summer concerts are a big hit in Utah. The warm, dry climate and mountainous backdrop create the perfect atmosphere for open-air entertainment. This makes for a lot of competition and diversity among venues.

Thanksgiving Point has much opposition to contend with in this area, but their left hook is a doozy. The amphitheater houses the largest manmade waterfall in the Western Hemisphere.

The Point is drawing out the outdoor concert season to the end of September, with three concerts by locally loved musicians.
It’s too late to catch New Age classical pianist Jon Schmidt, who played there on Sept. 6, but this Saturday Ryan Shupe and the Rubberband will perform. According to a press release, these local favorites “have created a style of their own with bluegrass, country, and pop-rock flavors.” The band’s most recent album, LAST MAN STANDING, will be available for purchase. Tickets are $12 if purchased beforehand and $15 at the door.
On Sept. 20, Peter Brienholt will come back to the Point for the first time in three years. Brienholt has been performing in Utah for more than ten years, and according to, “He has sold out every major concert hall in his home state of Utah many times over.” A favorite among college students before our time, Brienholt is sure to give an outstanding performance.
Tickets for this, the last show of Thanksgiving Point’s Hot Autumn Nights series, are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.

The venue allows blankets and chairs that are no more than six inches off the ground. No outside food or drinks, folding chairs, or flash photography is tolerated. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m.

For more information
Tickets are available at, the box office at 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way in Lehi, or by calling (801) 768-4900.

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