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Corey O’Brien’s Concert and Event Calendar | Week of August 16th

Every Wednesday morning at 9, Corey O’Brien (x96, 7p to midnight) joins Radio From Hell to keep your life from passing you by.

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Corey’s Concert and Event Calendar is sponsored by:

Have an event on the horizon? Submit it using the form at the bottom of this post and Corey may feature it.

*This calendar is mostly accurate. probably!

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•Monster Truck Insanity Tour at the Davis Country Fair

Get ready for some high flying, gravity defying entertainment at the first ever Davis County Monster Truck event! This exhilarating show put on by Live a Little Entertainment features backflips, wheelies, and loads of stunt-filled action. You won’t want to miss it! Also, get some fry bread and corndog.

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•Mew at The State Room

Danish rock band came all the way here to play for you. The least you can do is show up and enjoy. This band has been on my radar since their 2005 album, “And the Glass Handed Kites.” Great band!

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•Melvins at Urban Lounge

This week enjoy Solange, yes, her younger sister in what should be a huge turnout, so get there early. If you don’t know her music, you may have seen her in the films “Bring It On: All or Nothing” and “Johnson Family Vacation” like I have.

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•Dark Arts Festival 2017 at Area 51

Four days of dark art and four days of chanting, “HAIIIILLLL SATANNNNN!!!” Not really. Well, maybe. This 18+ event will feature multiple bands and DJ and demonstrations. This year’s festival is focusing on witchcraft including a spotlight on voodoo on Saturday. Who do? You do! Voodoo? Maybe. Sadly, I can’t make that night because I don’t practice Santeria. I don’t have no crystal ball…

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•Cat Power at Twilight Concert Series

Only 3 more weeks of Twilight left, then you have to drink disgusting pumpkin drinks and wear scarves until next May. Soak it up while you can with actress/model/musician Cat Power!

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•Fourth Street Film Festival at Brewvies

Engaging through film and panel discussions the reality of the everyday struggles men, women and families experiencing homelessness face – and to create lasting partnerships with the public and the resource centers who serve the underserved. Fourth Street Clinic is excited to present the first ever film festival in Utah geared toward understanding the complexities of homelessness: the Fourth Street Film Festival. Join us on Thursday, August 17, at Brewvies Cinema Pub for a selection of short films on youth, adults, and LGBTQ+ individuals experiencing homelessness. Engage through Q&A panels the challenges these communities face and learn more about the resources available to them. A silent art auction sponsored by BD Medical will also take place in the lobby of Brewvies — featuring art by Rett & Pauline Ashby, Paige Anderson, Bryan Taylor, Ben Hammond, J. Kirk Richards, Shari Lyon and Howard Lyon. Come and make your bids! Ticket price is $35 in advance, $40 day of and includes dinner and a cocktail. Ticket holders must be over the age of 21. 

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•Das Energi at Saltair

Three days of rave till your glow stick dims with headliners Zedd and Diplo, it’s going to be a huge party out on the lake.


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•Smashmouth, Cracker, and The Romantics at Deer Valley

Go for the Eurotrash Girl and stay for the Monkees’ cover.

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•Jeff Foxworthy at USANA

You might be in Utah if…you are going to see Foxworthy, Larry the Cable Guy, and Eddie Money. I’ll be doing something else…

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•Reboot Me Fundraiser at Boozetique

This fundraiser, hosted by Radio From Hell’s Bill Allred, is to raise money to pay for MS treatment for one of our friends, Ivonna Ivy Earnest. Tickets are only $13 and include one free cocktail. Kids are free. There will also be food trucks (who are donating 20% of sales to the cause), a silent auction, cash bar, and more! The event kicks off at 6 pm and runs until midnight. Come enjoy a great night for an amazing cause!

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•8th Annual Utah Beer Festival at the Utah State Fairpark

Salt Lake City Weekly & The Humane Society of Utah are excited to announce that the 8th annual Utah Beer Festival will take place on Saturday and Sunday, August 19th & 20th at the Utah State Fair Park! The festival will feature over 200 local, regional brews and international beers, live music, karaoke stage, food, & more! By all rights, this really should just be the Utah State Fair. No? Fine. I’ll live in my world. You in yours. This year, there will be wristbands you can load up because cash sucks – or that’s what festivals keep telling us. Don’t forget the DD!

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•Reggae Rise Up at River’s Edge

Utah loves Reggae. It does! Two days of good vibes just outside of Heber featuring 20 bands including Slightly Stoopid, Citizen Cope, Iration, Stick Figure, J Boog, The Movement, The Holdup, Conkarah, Iya Terra, Jungle Man Sam, Tribe of I, Makisi, & more, camping, food, brew, yoga, and more.

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•The Rocket Summer & 888 at In The Venue

You’ve no doubt heard 888’s “Critical Mistakes” all over X96 and they are back at In The Venue opening up for The Rockets Summer. Get there early, so you don’t miss them.

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•Herbie Hancock at Red Butte

He’s a legend!

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•X96 Eclipse Party at Clark Planetarium

Join X96 at the CLARK PLANETARIUM beginning at 6:00 am for a special Radio From Hell live broadcast full of Scientific Facts and other “FAKE NEWS” until 10:00 am. Afterward, stay for the fun with Kerry, Bill, and Gina on the Gateway plaza (fountain) for the countdown and viewing party. Special solar eclipse viewing glasses are available at the Clark Planetarium for $2.00 while supplies last or you can win a pair of glasses and other prizes from Clark Planetarium and X96 during the broadcast.

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•Washed Out at The State Room

I’ve been listening to the new Washed out album, “Mister Mello” since it dropped in June. Pefect venue for this show and the big thing I am looking forward to this week.

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•Die Antwoord at Saltair

South African Juggalos to some, super heroes to others. I can certainly say one thing about Die Antwoord, in a world of boring rehashes, remakes, and unoriginality – they are something unique and certainly worth the price of admission.

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There’s always more on our YUGE calendar.

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