The Music Scene of Salt Lake City

If you're a music lover, Salt Lake City is definitely the place for you. The city has a vibrant and thriving music scene, with local artists performing in all kinds of genres. Every year, Salt Lake's vibrant local music scene hosts thousands of remarkable traveling bands and artists in its incredible live-music venues. 

Salt Lake City boasts a vibrant and diverse music scene, with artists playing all kinds of genres from pop to R&B and soul to jazz, country, and more. Music lovers of all ages flock to the city's many venues and events that cater to a variety of tastes.

The Local Music Scene Of Salt Lake City 

Salt Lake City is a true gem when it comes to its vibrant music scene. From local artists to classic country and jazz, there's something out there that those in the city can enjoy no matter what genre they prefer. Whether catching a live show at one of the many local bars or enjoying a summer evening outside with an acoustic set, Salt Lake City has something for everyone when it comes to music. 

At Lake Effect Bar, you can sample some of the very best of what the city has to offer as well as more established acts from across the country. Jazz, blues, folk, pop - whatever floats your boat - you'll find something to pique your interest at this spectacular venue! View Calendar

Imagine Dragons, Neon Trees, and The Used.

Utah has a music scene heavily influenced by the unique soundscape of the mountain lands as well as its rich cultural history. From alternative rock to metal, there is something for everyone who enjoys different genres of music. Utah is home to a number of well-known musicians, including Imagine Dragons, Neon Trees, and The Used. These groups bring the energy and passion of the city's music scene to life with their dynamic live shows. At Lake Effect Bar, event-goers can join local bands on their stage and experience a complete set of jazz, blues, and acoustic performances that capture some of the most famous sounds in Salt Lake City. These bands make up just a few of the talented artists continuing to contribute to Utah’s thriving music scene. 

Independent Artists from Utah

If your tastes are more eclectic and you're looking for something a bit different, Salt Lake City has plenty of independent artists ready to make their mark on the music scene. To name a few who regularly play at Lake Effect:

  • Alicia Stockman (Folk)

Alicia Stockman is an emerging folk-meets-Americana singer-songwriter whose music captures the everyday vulnerabilities of life with vivid storytelling. Her new debut 10-track album, These Four Walls, is a luminous root release filled with blues rock guitar licks and attention-worthy melodies.

  • Flamingo Jazz (Jazz) 

Hailing from Salt Lake City, Utah, Flamingo brings a vibrant sound inspired by the music of New Orleans, Havana, and Miami. They made their debut in early 2021 with an electric series of weekly Jazz shows that became immensely popular and invariably sold out. The group's first album - "The Flamboyance", was recorded live at Counterpoint Studios in 2022 to critical acclaim and widespread popularity.

  • Michelle Moonshine (Pop Music) (insert video embedded)

  • Jay Warren (R & B)

Jay Warren is a multi-talented artist who draws inspiration from a wide range of musical genres. He released his debut single, Closer, in October 2017 and shared stages with renowned artists such as T-Pain and Gladys Knight. Warren has performed at various venues including Radio City Music Hall, The Velour, Vivint Smart Home Arena, and AT&T Park. His music has accumulated over 15 million streams and placement on many of Spotify’s editorial playlists.

Whether you're into traditional styles or something a little more innovative, there's an artist here in SLC who is sure to fit the bill.

Whether you're a fan of rock, pop, jazz, or anything in between, you'll be able to find it all right here in Salt Lake City!

Move over Nashville - Salt Lake City is the place to be if you're looking for a vibrant music scene. Whether you're looking for a mellow note of jazz, a catchy hook filled with pop beats, or something that defies all genres, our local artists have it all! At Lake Effect Bar, locals and visitors alike can take in some of the best music performances around. From well-known jazz bands to acoustic groups, this bar has it all. With so many styles and sounds, it's no wonder Salt Lake City is becoming a force in the music scene. So put on your dancing shoes and come experience everything Salt Lake City has to offer - we guarantee you won't be disappointed!