August 2021 Events and Things to Do in Davis

Summer may be winding down, but there is still plenty of fun to be had and things to do before school starts up again.  We especially love live music and there are several free concert series happening throughout Davis in the month of August.  Or, if you’re a golfer, the Utah Championship is a premier stop on the Korn Ferry Tour and is almost here!

PGA Korn Ferry Tour: Utah Championship

August 2 – August 8 at the Oakridge Country Club (1492 Shepard Lane Farmington, UT)

Daily Grounds – $10

Weekly Grounds – $25

Daily VIP – $50

If you are a Davis County resident, The Utah Championship is FREE!

See more event info here.

The Utah Championship presented by Zions Bank is a premier stop on the Korn Ferry Tour, the path to the PGA TOUR.

The Utah Championship is also a community event that provides more than just professional golf — it endeavors to raise money for the tournament’s charitable partners and contribute to the PGA TOUR’s unprecedented success in giving back to local charities throughout Utah.

Tour Highlights:

Field: 156 Players

Purse: $600,000

Course: Oakridge Country Club

Play Starts: August 5, 2021 / Play Ends: August 8, 2021

Davis County 4-H Events

Indoor exhibits have typically been showcased at the county fair. This year, Davis County 4-H will host an open house event at the Wetland Discovery Point building at the USU Botanical Center (767 South 50 West, Kaysville, UT).
The showcase is designed for Davis County 4-H youth to display projects they have created in 2020-2021 that demonstrate what they’ve learned. There are hundreds of project options (drawing, baking, sewing, Lego creations, original poems, animal diagrams, etc.).
Come enjoy daily scavenger hunts with prizes, treats, and an end of showcase party!
Free to attend.

Indoor Exhibit Showcase

August 18 – August 21 at the USU Botanical Center (Wetland Discovery Point building – 767 S 50 W Kaysville, UT)

Learn more here.

Jr. Livestock Show & Sale

August 19 – August 21 at the Golden Spike Event Center in Ogden, UT

Learn more here.

Each year, Davis County 4-H and FFA youth members dedicate 60-100 days raising and working with their project animals. At our show and sale, youth demonstrate the skills they have learned and show their animals to a judge.
Market animals are available for auction sale at the conclusion of the show. The auction will begin at 11:00 AM on Saturday, August 21st.
The event is open and free to spectators.

Antelope Island Spider Fest

August 7: Guided Spider Tour 

Learn more here.

Antelope Island Spider Fest will again be (mostly) virtual this year! The whole week of August 2 – August 7 we’ll be posting spider-themed presentations, DIY crafts, citizen science, guided walks, scavenger hunts, photography, prizes and more!
This year, you can also sign up for in-person Guided Spider Walks at Antelope Island State Park! Advance registration is required and group size is limited. Be sure to sign up early here.
The meeting location for each walk will be shared via email a day or two before your scheduled walk and times will vary based upon signups.

Layton F.E.S.T.

Every Friday from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. at the Layton Commons Park (465 N Wasatch Dr, Layton, UT)

Layton FEST is an open air market that brings together the best of Layton City and Northern Utah. Each Friday night farmers, entertainment, shopping, and food trucks gather together in one beautiful location, Layton City’s Commons Park.  The movie will start at 7:30 p.m. at the Kenley Amphitheater.

August 6: Art Night (Entertainment by Riser & Movie: The Land Before Time)

August 13: Western Night (Entertainment by The FUNdeMENTALS & Movie: Pokemon Detective Pikachu)

August 20: Fairytale Night (Entertainment & Movie is TBA)

August 27: Retro Night (Entertainment by Sadie Anderson and The Ivie League & Movie: Return to Me)

Bountiful City Music in the Park

FREE every Friday starting at 7:00 p.m. at Bountiful City Park (200 W 400 N, Bountiful, UT)

August 6: Wildwood (Country Cover Band)

August 13: Michael McLean and Jon Batdorf (Contemporary)

August 20: No Show Tonight

August 27: Endless Summer (Beach Boys/Classic Rock Cover Band)

Station Park: Rock the Park Concert Series

FREE every Thursday from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in Fountain Square

August 5: Bennie Wheels & Walkin’ the Line

Bennie Wheels & “WALKIN’ THE LINE” , The Ultimate Tribute to Johnny Cash, June Carter and The Tennessee Three, is the Nation’s #1 and most authentic representation of The Man In Black in his “Folsom Prison” era prime!  Seeing is believing, and when you go “Walkin’ The Line” with Bennie Wheels, there’s no doubt that Johnny Cash’s spirit lives on!

August 12: Pyromania

NO SERENADE, NO FIRE BRIGADE, JUST PYROMANIA!

​​​​GUNTER, GLIEBEN, GLAUSEN, GLOBEN. Four nonsensical words that mean nothing. But to the millions of Def Leppard fans they signify that a ceremony of both sight and sound has just begun. Being called “The Next Best Thing to Def Leppard” is an honor that PYROMANIA: The Def Leppard Experience doesn’t take lightly. Nineteen years in the making, the band captures the music and the essence of a rock band that has sold over 100 million albums worldwide. Grabbing the bull by the horns, PYROMANIA has stunned audiences all over the world with their amazing recreation of one of the most memorable rock bands and rock songs ever written.

August 19: Relic – Top 40

August 26: Feed the Kitty

Drawing from a wellspring of country and back alley rock-and-roll, Feed The Kitty cultivates a bounty of neo-retro Southern California sounds; rich in singer-songwriter tradition, modest lament, and polished musicianship.  Girded by the ever-accumulating experience of thousands of live performances, the formidable trio of Jack Maher Jr. (vocals and guitar), Jed Mottley (bass), and Jon Shumway (drums) continues to extend their reputation for magnetic concert appearances, empowered with an encyclopedic knowledge of music and genuine self-effacing humor.  While these hallmarks still provide a foundational element for the band’s fourth studio set, Ain’t Dead Yet, more prevalent this time around, though, is a matured, reflective approach; introspective, and even, at times, haunting.

Summer Night Concert Series

FREE every Sunday from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Kenley Amphitheater (403 N Wasatch Drive, Layton, UT)

August 1: Katie Sullivan

Katie Sullivan is a “crossover” soprano, finding equal homes in musical theater, jazz, and classical song repertoire. A few credits include Hanna Glawari (The Merry Widow), Miss Dorothy (Thoroughly Modern Millie), The Beggar Woman (Sweeney Todd), and Elle in “La Voix Humaine”, a one-woman opera by French composer Francis Poulenc. An accomplished pianist, Katie is comfortable both on stage as well as in the orchestra pit. Katie has musically directed a respectable number of musicals, some including Godspell, Guys & Dolls, Parade: The Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and more.

Katie holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Vocal Performance and pursued post-graduate studies in Vocal Performance & Pedagogy Katie is a voice teacher and avid performer in the Salt Lake area.

August 8: Sarah Woodbury Trio

Sarah Ann Woodbury grew up surrounded by music, which gave her exposure to artists of all kinds throughout her early years and sparked the style and nuance that are so markedly her. Sarah has been involved in many types of art and performance, with a focus on jazz music, ballet, and poetry. With a rich voice and elegant style, she has performed at events ranging from the Utah Museum of Fine Arts’ opening to countless weddings and events. John Flanders, one of Utah’s premier jazz musicians says of her, “Sarah has a relaxed and pleasing vocal jazz style that doesn’t sound forced and comes with some tasty scatting as well. Think Norah Jones meets Diana Krall over standards.”

Bass player and vocalist Jim Schaub has taught music students and performed across the West for many years.  He is a multi-instrumentalist with skills on guitar, piano, bagpipes, trumpet, and tuba to name a few.  Jim enjoys arranging and writing songs and has a creative approach to recasting popular music with a jazzy, lounge flavor.

Pianist Don Woodbury has been involved in piano and mobile DJ work for many years and has received WeddingWire’s Couples’ Choice awards for two years in a row.  He has played in various configurations such as solo piano, smaller ensembles, and big bands.  He has extensive experience in jazz, blues, funk, and reggae.

August 15: Emily Bea

Emily Bea is a Utah-based singer-songwriter. With a similar sound to Norah Jones and Ingrid Michaelson her soothing vocals, catchy melodies, and personal songwriting capture the attention and love of her audience. You can check out Emily’s latest album release “Coming Back Home” available on all streaming platforms. Visit emilybea.com for more information and music.

August 22: The WYLD

The Wyld is a Park City based band that was founded several years ago. The band has performed throughout Utah, playing a variety of cover music, with an original sound and interpretation. The band has written and recorded many of their own songs, and have released their debut album. The CD will be available at all shows, and on Apple Music, iTunes, Spotify, and Amazon Music. The Wyld looks forward to playing songs from their debut Album Release while including some recognizable cover songs, with a soulful sound.

John Perry – Vocals and Guitars
Jessica Kahn – Vocals
John Parker – Guitar
Brian Mc Inerney – Bass
Ron Reilly – Drums

August 29: The Gabe Redondo Trio

Performing timeless tunes from the American Songbook, this entertaining ensemble has a repertoire that includes all the familiar favorites from Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, and Dean Martin, as well as contemporary crooners, Michael Bublé, Robbie Williams, and Harry Connick Jr.  Featuring versatile and charismatic vocalist, Gabe Redondo at the helm, the trio promises high-style and showmanship combined with superior immortal sound. Something for everyone, THE GABE REDONDO TRIO will get your grandparents dancing to their wedding song while ramping up the reception with swing, jazz, or even current pop hits for a fully packed and satisfied dancefloor.

Summer Nights with the Stars

Shows start at 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. at the Kenley Amphitheater (403 N Wasatch Drive, Layton, UT)

Runtimes for all shows are approximate and show content (including guest artists) is programmed at the artist’s discretion

August 2: Dennis Edwards’ Temptations Revue

For three decades, Grammy Award Winner & Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, Dennis Edwards of The Temptations toured the world with this handpicked group of talented singers and musicians, Dennis Edwards’ Temptations Revue! Now, to honor the late Mr. Edwards, the group continues to perform to rave reviews and enthusiastic audiences!

Tickets:

$15 General Admission

$25 Reserved

$35 Orchestra

August 26: Diamond Rio

Achieving success with their 1991 debut single “Meet Me in the Middle,” Grammy Award Winners, Diamond Rio, has proven to be one of the biggest groups in country music history! With a plethora of hits like “One More Day,” “Beautiful Mess,” and “How Your Love Makes Me Feel,” this show will take you back to the good ole days of country music!

Tickets:

$35 General Admission

$45 Reserved

$55 Orchestra

August 31: The Brit Pack

The most authentic British Invasion experience this side of the Atlantic! The Brit Pack takes their audience on a journey through a dynamic blend of British classics known and loved by all, including The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Queen, David Bowie, Elton John, The Who, Oasis, Radiohead, The Police, Amy Winehouse, and many more.

Tickets:

$10 General Admission

$15 Reserved

$20 Orchestra

Farmer’s Markets

Bountiful Farmer’s Market

Thursdays at 3:00 p.m. – Dusk in Bountiful’s Town Square (100 S 100 E Bountiful, UT)

Come and support local farmers, food artisans, bakers, and artists. The Bountiful Farmer’s Market will run every Thursday from 3 pm until dusk, weather permitting

USU Botanical Center Farmer’s Market

Thursdays 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. (or dusk) at the USU Botanical Center (875 S 50 W Kaysville, UT)

The Farmers Market is a great addition to the educational and recreational experiences the USU Botanical Center provides. We are excited about the opportunities to host the Farmers Market to enrich the lives of people in surrounding communities and support local growers, gourmet food producers, and artisans.

Shows & Plays

CenterPoint Legacy Theatre (525 N 400 W Centerville, UT)

Order tickets online here or call (801) 298-1302

Showtimes: Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:00 p.m. (Closing night is August 16)

Tickets: $16.00

It’s the Great Depression and most folks have gotten used to doing without, but when a summer drought hits harder than usual, it’s almost more than anyone can bear; including the spinster farmer’s daughter, Lizzie Curry.  When Starbuck, a seasoned con man, enters the small town and promises rain in exchange for a hefty sum of money it starts a chain reaction that even Lizzie herself isn’t prepared for and has audiences examining the human experience.

Beautifully Directed by Hugh Hanson, this amazing cast brings to life this stunning piece of American literature in such a charming and unique way.

The kind of theater you can really sink your teeth into, The Rainmaker at CenterPoint Legacy Theatre is definitely not to be missed.

Showtimes: Monday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday Matinees at 2:30

Tickets: $18.00 – $30.00

When an irreverent lounge singer witnesses a murder, she finds refuge in the last place anyone would look for her, a convent!  Sister Act is a hilarious and boisterous comedy and delightful addition to CenterPoint Legacy Theatre’s repertoire.

Deloris thinks she has it all, a singing career and a doting boyfriend who has promised her fame.  But when she witnesses her boyfriend kill someone and has to go into the Witness Protection Program in a convent, she thinks she has literally died and gone to Hell.  Instead, the precocious singer is determined to live life her way; despite the restrictions put on her by the Reverend Mother.  Laugh and sing along as Deloris finds that she needs these earthly angels as much as they need her in Sister Act!

Directed by Danny Inkley, Musically Directed by David Martin, Choreographed by Addison Welch and perfectly portrayed by two talented casts, Sister Act is the best kind of theater – it makes you laugh, sing, and even cry.

Hopebox Theatre (1700 S Frontage Rd Kaysville, UT)

Order tickets online here or call (801) 451-5259

Showtimes: Monday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday Matinees at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets: $13.00 – $18.00

Annie Oakley and Frank Butler meet when she beats him in a sharpshooting contest at Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show and the two have to negotiate between their competitive sides and their blossoming love for each other.

Bountiful Davis Art Center (90 N Main St. Bountiful, UT)

Order tickets online here or call (801) 295-3618

Showtimes: Every Friday at 9:00 p.m.

Tickets: $4.00 – $6.00

THE IMPROVABLES perform live, family-friendly improv every Friday at 9:00 p.m. at the Bountiful Davis Art Center. Each show is custom-tailored to our audience that night, so you never know what to expect – and neither do we! That’s the fun of improv – we take your suggestions and the things you love to create an unforgettable, never-before-seen, one-of-a-kind comedy experience.

Shows last 90 minutes.

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