Live music is a huge improvement on canned music, which takes up valuable pantry space and often spoils into noxious free jazz. Keep it fresh with this GrouponLive deal to the Labor Day Music Festival at The Gallivan Center on Monday, September 3, at 11 a.m. Choose between the following options:
- $20 for two general-admission tickets (a $50 value)
- $50 for two VIP tickets (a $100 value). VIP ticket includes early admission, food, beverages, and guaranteed seating close to stage.
Some of the ruggedest and most dulcet riffs in Utah echo off the skyscrapers in downtown SLC during a 12-hour celebration of Labor Day, featuring a lineup of rock, country, and pop outfits. Headliner Gloriana mends wounds with the melodic guitar of brothers Tom and Mike Gossin, and chanteuse Rachel Reinert's soft, angelic twang breaks hearts all over again. Following up the success of their self-titled debut, the trio’s sophomore album, A Thousand Miles Left Behind, debuted at No. 11 on the Billboard Top 200, propelled by the love-stricken single, “(Kissed You) Good Night.” Also quenching country thirsts and contesting Gloriana at the top of the Billboard country charts, Love and Theft ponders sweet sentimentalities, unshakeable guitar hooks, and divine contact lenses in its hit, “Angel Eyes.”
Before the country melodies melt hearts, the Labor Day Music Festival chips away at protective shells with a smattering of hard-rock hits. Salt Lake City superstars Royal Bliss ignite the day, making grown men cry with the balladic “Pocket of Dreams,” and drying those tears off with the blistering heat of “Save Me” from 2009's Life In-Between. Also out of Salt Lake City comes Melodramus, a rising force that Kat Kellermeyer of SLUG Magazine described as, “Born from the school of 'melodic metal,' the group opts for singing over screaming and wins every time.” Rounding out the set, Nigel and the Metal Dogs blast Van Halen, Mötley Crüe, and Whitesnake hits with the big hair and conspiracy theories to prove the '90s never happened.