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Summer Music Festivals You Can’t Miss in Florida and Utah

Summer music festivals and concerts create lifetime memories of great music, exciting stage action, and the beginning of new friendships. You can thrill to superstar performers while also discovering new talent in many places throughout the United States. Florida music Festivals and Utah music Festivals are famous for their vibrant diversity of musical styles performed in beautiful settings. Even better, you can combine these amazing musical adventures with an English learning experience at LANGUAGE ON locations throughout  Florida or in Salt Lake City.  The convivial ambience at musical events mixes perfectly with their classroom style, providing a fun and effective immersive English language experience.

Summer music festivals and concerts you can enjoy in Florida

The city of Orlando, Florida, while known for its theme parks, also attracts many famous musical acts. Fans of old-school rock will want to see a fantastic triple bill show presenting Def Leppard, Journey and Cheap Trick at the Camping World Arena on July 10. If hip-hop and rap are your beat, check out The Missy Elliott Experience on July 30 with Ciara, Busta Rhymes and Timbaland, at the Kia Center in Orlando. The Kia Center will also present the classic indie rock band Blink-182 on June 20. 

The House of Blues is an internationally famous concert venue in the Orlando area. Here you’ll find a wide variety of live musical acts almost every night, and even during weekend brunches. An eclectic mix of  hip-hop, rock, country and Latin artists perform here. This is a total entertainment complex where you can enjoy a menu of Southern-inspired cuisine before or after the concert.

Young people enjoying a music festival

For a spontaneous evening of music, check out one of the many local bars, restaurants and lounges that offer live music. You can find a list of these intriguing venues with their awesome range of musical artists on the Orlando Music Live calendar. 

If you’re staying in South Florida and want to attend one of the Orlando events, consider traveling by the new Brightline train. The trip is about 3.5 hours on new higher speed trains departing several times daily from modern stations in Miami and other South Florida locations. You’ll arrive relaxed and ready to enjoy your festival experience.

Clearwater, Florida, a short two hour drive from Orlando, is the location for the Sad Summer Fest on July 27. This relatively young festival features a unique selection of truly indie and alt-rock artists

Utah Music Festivals noted for their awesome natural settings

The Utah Arts Festival  takes place from June 28th to June 30th in Downtown Salt Lake City. The musical acts presented here blend and fuse various genres to create unique sounds that will open up new worlds of sound enjoyment. You can also view the work of over 100 visual artists, who have been carefully selected by juries for the quality and creativity of their work. All media are represented, including painting, drawing, jewelry making, pottery, weaving and others. 

Also in Salt Lake City is the summer-long  Red Butte Garden Concert Series. You can enjoy top-name acts such as the Indigo Girls, Stray Cats, Pink Martini, the Gypsy Kings and The Beach Boys, as well as up and coming talents. This is a great family-friendly venue that allows visitors to bring their own refreshments. It’s conveniently located near other Salt Lake City attractions such as the Hogle Zoo and Natural History Museum.

Young woman enjoying a music festival

If you’re looking for more of a contemporary heavy party vibe, take in one of the festivals at The Great Saltair venue, in the Salt Lake City area. This historic location hosts several festivals and concerts during the summer months. If House Music is your vibe, you can check out the Get Funky Fest on June 21st and 22nd. EDM (Electronic Dance Music) fans will enjoy the Das Energi Festival, taking place on August 9th and 10th. While not yet as well known as some other similar festivals, these are both great choices if you want that intense, super-party experience you can proudly post about on social media.  

There are also many smaller music festivals in the Salt Lake City area. Check out this Salt Lake area musical calendar for details on these, as well as information about lounges and clubs with live music.  For a detailed description of live music venues in the downtown area, check out this local musician’s list of his top picks.

Park City, Utah, a small town located in the spectacular Wasatch Mountains, hosts two major Utah summer music festivals. This gorgeous village is easily accessible by auto from Salt Lake City, with the journey taking about 40 minutes. If you don’t want to drive yourself, the Salt Lake Express offers daily or twice daily service between Salt Lake City and Park City at affordable prices. 

The Deer Valley Music Festival is an extended series of concerts running from July 5th to August 9th. Alongside classical performances featuring the Utah Symphony, you’ll find world class pop artists. Of particular interest to jazz and R & B lovers is a concert by the long-standing Tower of Power horn section on July 27. This famous group has accompanied a wide range of artists over several decades. The classical performances showcase the talents of many conductors and soloists of international reputation. Venues are the Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater Deer Valley and St. Mary’s Catholic Church, both located in beautiful Park City. 

Park City also hosts the unique Park City Song Summit from August 15th through August 17th. The format for this intriguing festival combines performances by songwriters with wellness activities. You’ll be doubly inspired as you enjoy meditation, yoga and crystal bowl south baths along with intimate performances by artists who compose their own music. A highlight of this festival is a series of audience and performer conversations, so it’s a great place to practice your English conversation skills. 

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Combine English Learning with Festival Fun

Attending summer music festivals and concerts is a great way to practice the real-world English you’ll learn in the immersive language courses at LANGUAGE ON. People from all over the world come to these events, so you’ll be motivated to use English as the common language of communication. LANGUAGE ON courses are taught in the proven immersion style where all course materials and instructions are presented in English. You’ll learn practical, everyday English that will make interacting with other festival-goers natural and fun. Being able to better understand the performers’ interactions with the audience is another benefit to taking English classes during your summer festival time.

Make the most of your Festival and Learning Experience

Here are some tips to make the most of your festival experience:

  • Be sure to check the festival website so you are aware of any special conditions. Many festivals have specific limitations on what size bags and items can be taken into the venue, so make sure you are aware of those.  
  • Be aware of entrance requirements. Even free events may require an advance registration.
  • Stay hydrated! In the excitement of a music festival, it’s easy to forget to drink enough water. 
  • If you’re going to expose your hearing to any of the louder styles of music, consider wearing specially designed ear filters that protect your hearing while still allowing you to feel the intensity. These are easily available on on-line shopping platforms and most music supply stores.
  • Consider using public transportation or ride-sharing apps so you can arrive at the festival relaxed and ready to enjoy the event.
  • Create a profile on a language-learning exchange app such as Tandem, Speaky, or HelloTalk. Include your summer music festival plans in your profile, so you can have someone to share the fun with when you arrive.

You’ll create a memorable summer when you combine any of these awesome summer music festivals with English language learning. Whether you choose our location in Salt Lake City, Orlando, or another Florida location, you’ll be near some of the most exciting summer music festivals. The LANGUAGE ON vibe mixes perfectly with your summer music for an unforgettable experience!

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