Written by: Mikala Lugen
Salt Lake City’s 2021 Venue Tour Series: The Depot
Nestled in the historic Union Pacific Building at The Gateway Mall, The Depot has hosted nationally-recognized acts since it opened its doors in 2006. Quickly becoming the premiere venue in Salt Lake City for touring artists, legends like BB King, Robert Plant, Jeff Beck, and Bob Weir have graced its stage for nights of unforgettable music.
With a unique, multi-faceted two-story live viewing experience, the 1,200-capacity live music venue promotes a fun and friendly space for fans and artists to connect on an intimate level, while allowing ample space to enjoy the atmosphere of the evening.
Run and managed by live music mogul Live Nation, The Depot gives a more constructed and corporate-managed live music experience to its attendees. While it’s not an independently-owned and operated venue, it holds high standards to its hospitality to attendees and bringing a professional team onboard to create an enjoyable experience for both fans and performing artists.
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Depot has adapted its security policy, limiting attendees to only clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC bags, or small clutch bags approximately the size of a hand. While this may be annoying or seen as an inconvenience to some attendees, corporate run venues have transitioned to this bag policy over the past several years to ensure a safer experience and reduce staff contact with attendees. Additionally, the venue has started using staggered arrival times and multiple points of entry to allow attendees to better social distance when arriving.
Salt Lake City has an exciting upcoming live music schedule with The Depot this year, including Black Pumas with special guest Neal Francis, Mt. Joy, Infected Mushroom, State Champs, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Delta Spirit and Deer Tick, X Ambassadors, Courtney Barnett, and more. To see all upcoming shows at The Depot, visit its website.