6/14/2018 - SALT LAKE CITY, Utah(News4Utah) This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Gallivan Center, and the event venue is celebrating. Amanda Holty, Communications Manager from the Salt Lake City Redevelopment Agency, and Talitha Day, the Director of the Gallivan Center, joined Andrew Reeser to talk about the celebrations.
Gallivan Center is Salt Lake's most popular event venue. Gallivan hosts 400 events each year--everything from Food Truck Thursdays, to free weekly jazz concerts, to big band dancing, ice staking, summer outdoor movies and so much more. In fact, this August and September, Twilight Concert Series will be moving back here (lineup announcement coming soon so standby!).
Day says the great thing about Gallivan Center is the programming happening there year round.
It's beautifully in the winter, and includes a huge tree lighting event and ice skating.
The history of Gallivan Center
The concept for a Downtown urban space that simultaneously offered Salt Lake City residents, workers, and visitors a venue in which to experience community activities, green space, retail establishments, and visual points of interest was born in 1993 when the Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City (RDA) acquired an assemblage of land located on City Block 57.
Located between Main Street and State Street, and 200 South and Broadway, and within the boundaries of the RDA's Central Business District Project Area (established in 1982), Block 57 had long been known at the commercial, cultural, and economic heart of the City.
Gallivan Center is no stranger to amazing events and performances. They've had entertainers like Adele, Snoop Dog, Blues Travelers, John Denver and many others perform on their stage. To celebrate the 25th anniversary, they are putting on a free concert featuring Jon Batiste. He performs on the The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
The FREE concert is on June 15th at 7:30p.m.
Visit TheGallivanCenter.com for more information.
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