Has the Music Died? 

I, like so many others in this city, love attending concerts, shows, venues, etc. I have noticed a severe drop in the number of bands coming to Salt Lake City that used to come in the past. I thank God for the Urban Lounge and Bar Deluxe and (sometimes) In the Venue for bringing shows here, but those venues are oftentimes too small. We lose out on acts stopping here. This is inexcusable, considering we are situated at the intersection of interstates 80 and 15, making it nearly impossible for traveling talent to miss this little city.

Our city has such a strong music scene— whether it be blues, jazz, rockabilly, punk, indie or hip-hop. If we have more options of venues, it will inspire more local talent thereby putting us on the music map. I am writing as a concerned Salt Lake City citizen. City Weekly has taken part in so many changes in the Valley. I hope it will help bring awareness to this issue.

Annika Nelson DiMeo
Salt Lake City

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