Written by: Mikala Lugen
Salt Lake City’s 2021 Venue Tour Series: Kilby Court, Urban Lounge, & Metro Music Hall
As a staple presenter of music in Salt Lake City since 2003, Sartain & Saunders has expanded over the last 20 years, first booking shows at Salt Lake City’s longest running all-ages venue, Kilby Court, before acquiring two additional venues, Urban Lounge and Metro Music Hall.
As a DIY, garage-style atmosphere, Kilby Court hosts local and touring artists alike while encouraging crowd interaction in its intimate setting. Located at the end of a small downtown street and housed in a garage, Kilby Court is a friendly, low-key 200-person capacity venue to enjoy quality music, and one that celebrates the independent DIY spirit. Being all-ages, the venue is a great space for families and is a completely dry venue.
Since its foundation in 2001, Urban Lounge has been providing Salt Lake City with a vast array of live performances. As a 21+ venue, attendees can experience internationally-acclaimed artists and up-and-coming underground groups in its 400-person intimate setting. Conveniently located within walking distance between downtown and the University of Utah, Urban Lounge marks a staple venue in Salt Lake City’s ever-growing music scene and its surrounding communities.
As Sartain & Saunders’ biggest and newest venue, Metro Music Hall hosts a diverse selection of events. From live drag shows, LGBTQ+ celebrations, concerts, dance parties, comedy nights, spoken word evenings, and more, Metro Music Hall has opened the door to welcome opportunities to both local and national music acts through its doors. It’s 600-person capacity, open-format event space, and full service bar brings an inviting and unique viewing experience for live music fans throughout the Salt Lake community.
Priding itself on presenting concerts and live music events for groundbreaking independent artists and enriching the community with a variety of genre-spanning artists, Sartain & Saunders has hosted Kurt Vile, Glass Animals, The Lil Smokies, Big Wild, Grace Potter, CAAMP, Hippie Sabotage, Cass McCombs, Japanese Breakfast, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Cut Copy, Chali 2na, The Wailers, and more through its three operating venues and continues to be an important promoter of Utah’s growing music communities.
Sartain & Saunders has had a robust 2021 concert series, and will host Jackie Venson, Manic Focus, Tune-Yards, The Flaming Lips, Big Wild, Spoon, Noah Cyrus, and more. For a full list of upcoming shows, visit the Sartain & Saunders website.