This outdoor concert series and barbecue is quickly becoming a Utah summer staple

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Utah summers have no shortage of fun activities, but lounging to great music with delicious food in hand, surrounded by some of the best scenery in the state, is practically unbeatable. Snowbasin’s Blues, Brews & BBQ is quickly becoming one of Utah’s most popular outdoor concert series and for good reason.

Located at the Snowbasin Resort, the concert hall is second to none. Nestled in the back of the Wasatch Range and just below the famous peak of Mount Ogden, you’d be hard pressed to find a better way to spend your Sunday afternoons in July.

The concert series has already begun, and with the promise of cooler mountain temperatures, great music and award-winning food and drink, you won’t want to miss it.

It’s closer than you think

If you’ve never been to Snowbasin, know that it’s closer than you think – and it’s one of the most scenic drives in the state.

For reference, Snowbasin is located about 45 minutes north of Salt Lake City, 20 minutes outside of Ogden, and about an hour from Park City and Cache Valley. Doors open at 11 a.m. and close at 5 p.m.

Canine and family atmosphere

All concerts are outdoors, located near Earl’s Patio on the Lawn. Don’t worry if you don’t know where it is, it’s easy to find. Bring a blanket or lawn chair while you relax and listen to amazing live music.

Snowbasin is a dog-friendly resort, so bring your four-legged friends! Remember to keep them on a leash and clean up after them.

Good food and beers

While you relax on the lawn listening to the music, be sure to pick up some delicious, award-winning barbecue from Earl’s Lodge (see menu here). Pair it with one of the best local beers available and you have the perfect recipe for a good time.

If you want to save some cash, you can pick up a Snowbasin 2022 collectible and refillable beer mug for $30, which includes the first draft beer. Refills are $12.50 throughout Summer 2022 at all Blues, Brews & BBQ and other Snowbasin events through the end of the year, including SnowWiesn, the snow-themed festival. Snowbasin Oktoberfest with live music, beers and Bavarian food.

Local music for a good cause

There’s a wealth of musical talent in Utah, and many national and local artists take to the stage every Sunday, bringing great vibes, tunes, and fun for the whole family. And although there is an admission charge (children under 4 are free), a portion of all ticket sales are donated to the Ogden Valley Land Trust and the GOAL Foundation to help them with their respective missions to improve local communities.

Some of the upcoming concerts are:

July 17, 2022

12 p.m. – 2 p.m. – Aaron Davis and the Mystery Machine

2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – New Orleans suspects

July 24, 2022

12 p.m. – 2 p.m. – Andy Frasco

2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Let’s Ride Brass Band

July 31, 2022

12 p.m. – 2 p.m. – Growling Sons

2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble

Plus, don’t miss the return of concerts every Sunday in September for SnowWiesn.

Fun activities for the whole family

Not only is there great music and great food, but the whole family can have fun between acts. With the Wildflower 18-hole mini-golf course, gondola rides, hiking, mountain biking, playground and more, you’ll find something for everyone at Snowbasin.

To learn more about Blues, Brews & BBQ and other Snowbasin summer offerings, visit or call 801-620-1000.

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