Abravanel Hall An impressive acoustic venue. Home to the Utah Symphony. 123 W. South Temple, SLC, 801-323-6800 arttix.com

Burt's Tiki Lounge Dive-bar cool, loud music and a tiny dance floor lend this venue its kitschy charm. 726 S. State St. SLC, 801-521-0572 myspace.com/burtstikilounge

Brigham City Fine Arts Center Nonprofit center for the arts. 58 S. 100 West, Brigham City, 435-723-0740 bcfineartscenter.org

Capitol Theater One of SLC's oldest performance venues; plays host to Broadway productions and Ballet West. 50 W. 200 South, SLC, 801-355-2787 arttix.org

Club Sound Long-standing night club featuring hip-hop and electronic music. 579 W. 200 South, SLC, 801-328-0255 myspace.com/clubsound

Club Vegas Goth Industrial Wednesdays, Local Band Thursdays and drink specials daily. 445 S. 400 West, SLC, 801-364-8347 myspace.com/clubvegaas

The Complex The Vibe, the Vertigo, the Rockwell and the Grand all under one roof. With separate rooms for those who want a drink and those who aren't yet of legal age. 645 Guardsman Way, SLC, 801-583-9713 thecomplexslc.com

Maverick Center It's an arena, with all he pluses and minuses that implies. Home of Utah Grizzlies hockey. 3200 E. Decker Lake Drive, West Valley City, 80-988-8800 maverikcenter.com

Energy Solutions Arena Home of the Jazz; hosts the circus and other mega-tours. 301 W. South Temple, SLC, 801-325-2500 energysolutionsarena.com

Gallivan Center An outdoor entertainment venue featuring music, outdoor movies and brewers' festival in the summer and fall. 239 S. Main St., SLC, 801-535-6110 thegallivancenter.com

Hale Centre Theatre Specializing in wholesome family theater with seasonal favorites like A Christmas Carol. 3333 Decker Lake Drive, West Valley City, 801-984-9000 haletheatre.org

Harry O's A large dance floor, private seating and go-go dancers make this the go-to spot for dancing and bigger out-of-town acts. 427 Main St., Park City, 435-776-3050 harryos-pc.com

In the Venue Over-18 venue presenting rock and punk shows and private area serving liquor for 21+. 219 S. 600 West, SLC, 801-581-7100 kilbycourt.com

Kilby Court An all-ages music concert venue. Home to local bands and small acts getting their start. 741 S. 330 West, SLC, 801-364-3538 kilbycourt.com

Kingsbury Hall Traditional performance hall on the University of Utah campus featuring musical and other types of performances. 1395 Presidents Circle, SLC, 801-581-7100 kingburyhall.org

McKay Events Center Utah valley University's 8,500-seat events center is home to UVU's Division 1 athletics, as well as other types of events. 500 W. University Parkway, Orem, 801-863-8767 mckayeventscenter.com

Molly Blooms The newest addition to Park city's music scene sits in Kimball Junction, away from the Main Street hoopla. Local bands and Irish pub feel. Available for private parties. 1680 W. Ute Blvd, Park City, 435-645-0844 mollybloomspc.com

Murray Theater Built in 1938, this theater is on the National register of Historic Places. Now, the refurbished venue hosts musical acts, from indie bands to hard rock. 4961 S. State Street, SLC, 801-654-6678 myspace.com/murraytheater

Peery's Egyptian Theater Historic theater that still holds performances. 2415 Washington Blvd., Ogden, 801-689-8700 peerysegyptiantheater.com

Pioneer Theatre Company University of Utah's professional theater in residence. 300 S. 1400 East (University of Utah), SLC, 801-581-6961 pioneertheatre.org

Red Butte Garden One of the best concert venues on the planet-visit the gardens before the show and enjoy the mountain summer with wine and music. 300 Wakara Way, SLC, 801-575-0556 redbuttegarden.org

Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center An intimate space that houses three theatre's and is home to Repertory Dance Theatre, Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, Plan B Theatre Company, Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation, Pygmalion Productions Theatre Company, and SB Dance. 138 W. 300 South, SLC, 801-534-1000 www.slccfa.org/venues/rose-wagner-performing-arts-center

Salt Lake Acting Company The company has its very own theater nestled into the Marmalade neighborhook, and it's just as sweet on the oustide as it is inside. The space is intimate, yet by no means takes away from lovely set changes. 168 W. 500 North, SLC, 801-363-7522 saltlakeactingcompany.org

Summerhays Music Hall The family-run music store also has performance space. 5420 S. Green St., SLC, 801-268-4446 merhaysmusic.com

The Avalon Classic old cinema converted to a performance venue. 3605 S. State St., SLC, 801-654-6678 theavalontheater.com

The Big Easy Theater seating and dancing, this small auditorium books and eclectic range of bands and is one of the best new venues in town. 310 S. State St., Lehi, 81-766-1181 thebigeasyut.com

The Children's Theatre Theater productions for children and/or performed by kids. 237 S. State St., SLC, 801-532-6000 renstheatre.org

The Depot The multi-level facility has been home to big-name acts as well as private parties (like roller skating!) 13 N. 400 West, SLC, 801-456-2800 depotslc.com

Downstairs Bar After several changes of ownership, the spot has landed with a new name and swanky face-lift. The dance floor is big enough to keep the crowd cozy while rocking to the regular slew of indie/alt bands. 625 Main Street, Park City, 435-226-5340 downstairspc.com

Egyptian Theatre Park City's historic Egyptian Theatre offers visitors and the local community top quality and diverse live performances year round including: theatre, musicals, concerts, dance, comedy, and Youth Theatre.  There's always something on stage at the Egyptian Theatre. 328 Main St., Park City, 435-649-9371 www.parkcityshows.com

The Great Salt Air It's out West and gets it's scent from The Great Salt Lake, but it's also Utah's version of a Coney Island-style venue. the classic stench grown on you. 12408 W. Saltair Drive, Magna, 801-250-6205 thesaltair.com

The Off Broadway Theatre Right off the Gallivan Plaza TRAX stop and known for original, family-friendly parodies with a hint of Utah culture, such as Star Ward or Utahoma! The theater is also home to Laughing Stock improv comedy. 272 S. main St., SLC, 801-355-4628 theobt.org

The Side Car A regular Park City local's hangout, the spot features shuffleboard, a small stage, seating and some of the town's best pizza. 333 Main Street, Park City, 435-645-7468 sidecarbar.com

The Spur One of Park City's classic var/music venues-acts usually suit the slightly older set (we're talking classic rock, OK?). 352 Main St., Park City, 435-615-1618 thespurbarandgrill.com

The Star Bar Locals go here to dance, party and enjoy the special dollar drafts. It's a regular's scene with an upbeat vibe-not big enough to lose each other, but you'll have enough space to groove. 268 Main St., Park City, 435-615-7588 myspace.com/starbarpc

The State Room Comfortable seating and good sightlines for listeners, with room for dancers, too. Stare Room is large enough to attract great music, but small enough to be intimate. 368 S. State st., SLC, 800-501-2885 thestateroomSLC.com

Tower Theater Classic Offbeat and cult flicks, plus selected rentals. 876 E. 900 South, SLC, 801-321-0310 towertheatre.com

University of Utah Libby Gardner Concert Hall University of Utah's music school concert hall. 1375 E. Presidents Circle, SLC, 801-581-6762 music.utah.edu

Urban Lounge A regular stop for bands on the way up. A huge plus? there's not a bad seat in the house. Shows start late, so plan accordingly. 241 S. 500 East, SLC, 801-746-0557 myspace.com/urbanlounge

USANA Amphitheatre Mammoth venue in West Valley City. Prime parking pass for carpoolers-go to usana-amp.com for details. 5151 S. Westridge Blvd., West Valley City, 801-417-5343 usana-amp.com

Velour It's an indie, alt, pop, local showcase holding down the cool side of Provo. 135 N. University Ave. Provo, 801-818-BAND velourlive.com