Second Annual Concert Series is Free Every Thursday Night in May

The Gateway in SLC

The Gateway, Utah’s premier community gathering, dining and entertainment destination, is proud to announce an all-star lineup for their second annual Rio Grande Concert Series, a free concert series every Thursday night in May, from 6 until 9 p.m. held at the Olympic Plaza on the lower level of The Gateway.

National L. A.  based band Cayucas will be kicking off the series on May 2, followed by a mix of high-profile national and local acts playing throughout the five-week series. Doors open at 6 p.m. for concert goers to lay out their blankets, grab a seat and take out from one of The Gateway’s restaurants and get ready for the show. Food trucks, craft beer and cocktails will be available for purchase. All shows are all-ages, free and open to the public. 

Line Up:

May 2: Cayucas (Headliner) + Cape Francis

May 9: Ugly Boys (Headliner) + Ivouries

May 16: Cub Sport (Headliner) + Divorce Court 

May 23: Slothrust (Headliner) + Brother

May 30: Geographer (Headliner) + Manatee Commune

“We’re thrilled to welcome the Rio Grande Concert Series back to kick-off the summer concert season,” said Jacklyn Briggs, marketing director for The Gateway. “It’s so fun to be able to close down Rio Grande to hear live music outside with good friends, food and beverages every Thursday in May.”

Band Bios:

CAYUCAS: From Santa Monica, California, Cayucas is a bright, indie pop duo whose new album “Real Life” is out in April of this year. Check out their warm-weather evoking singles “Cayucos” and “High School Lover.”

CAPE FRANCIS:  Cape Francis is a solo, dream pop project from Brooklyn, NY. Check out his single “Nobody”.

UGLY BOYS: Local indie/funk/pop band Ugly Boys are a super group from northern Utah, formed from members of both Mojave Nomads and Panthermilk. Their debut album “Do You Like Me?” is out now on Spotify.

IVOURIES: IVOURIES is the name for SLC-based solo recording artist Jaxon Garrick. You can hear his lo-fi 80s pop single “What Did I Say” on Spotify.

CUB SPORT: Cub Sport is a four-piece alt-pop band from Brisbane, Australia who’ve released three albums since their debut in 2016. Their self-titled album released this year.

DIVORCE COURT:  Divorce Court is a Utah-based electronic artist who creates nostalgic, lo-fi dream pop. Check out his single “Indonesia” on Bandcamp.

SLOTHRUST:  Emerging out of Boston, Massachusetts, Slothrust fuses elements of 90’s grunge with a modern twist. Their newest album “The Pact” released last year and made #38 on the US Indie charts.

BROTHER.:  Brother. are a rising 4-piece indie band out of Provo, Utah who are just finishing their first tour of Europe this spring. Find their album “VOL II” now on Spotify.

GEOGRAPHER:  Geographer is the moniker for Mike Deni’s American pop-synth band based in San Francisco, CA. Check out his biggest singles “Kites” and “This Is How We Walk on the Moon.”

MANATEE COMMUNE:  From Bellingham, Washington, Manatee Commune creates bright, thoughtful electronic music. Check out his single “I Can Dream (feat. Effee)”.

About The Gateway:

The Gateway is a 1.4 million square foot lifestyle destination in the heart of Downtown Salt Lake City. Owned and managed by Vestar, the property is in the midst of a $100 million redevelopment—infusing retail and dining, entertainment, modern office space, arts and culture, a boutique hotel, and a full calendar of community-driven events. 

Stuart is the founder, writer and wrangler at several sites including Gastronomic SLC, Utah Now and, The Utah Review; Stuart is a former restaurant critic of more than five years, working for the Salt Lake Tribune and has worked extensively with other local publications from Utah Stories through to Salt Lake Magazine and Visit Salt Lake.