Written by: Mikala Lugen
Salt Lake City’s 2021 Venue Tour Series: Soundwell
Welcome to your private tour of Salt Lake City’s music scene. The famous saying, “it takes a city” rings true to Utah’s capital city, comprised of many different people and venues working hard to keep up with SLC’s flourishing music scene. Whether you’re new to the city or just want a little background on some of your favorite venues, sit back and enjoy your personal tour of the venues that make up Crossroads of the West.
Located in the heart of downtown, Soundwell is the newest and most intimate music venue to pop up among the thriving Salt Lake City concert scene. Formerly known as Elevate Nightclub, the fully remodeled and rebranded venue opened its doors in April 2018, offering top-notch talent and premium sound in an intimate atmosphere.
With its location being in the center of the city and across from the Convention Center, it’s a perfect location to see a show and stay in one of its neighboring hotels. While attending a live event, guests won’t have to wait long for a drink at its three full-service bars. Its state-of-the-art sound system creates an unique entertainment experience for attendees, while the two separate patio spaces allow time to mingle and relax with friends away from its maximum capacity of 600 people.
Catering to the many different music genres the people of Utah enjoy, the venue books a variety of shows and genres, and has seen Dumpstaphunk, Emancipator, Matisyahu, Mike Love, Satsang, Break Science, The Expendables, 070 Shake, Marvel Years, Mersiv, and more come through its doors.
Soundwell’s 2021 has been off to a good start and will continue to host a variety of genre-spanning shows for the remainder of the year. Upcoming shows include Shwayze, Lost Dog Street Band, Le Youth, Circles Around The Sun, Dirtwire, Cofresi, Ballyhoo! and more. The venue also hosts the annual Syndicate event series, which brings the music and burner communities of SLC together. This year’s monthly lineup will see headlining sets by Daily Bread, SWAYLÓ, Desert Dwellers, and ill.Gates. For a full list of upcoming shows, visit its website.