Monday Family Nights are filled with colors, music, and dance from around the world.
Local Utah cultural groups with diverse backgrounds provide a wonderful experience of music and dance from their heritage, while children enjoy crafts and activities associated with the cultures. Join us as we explore the diversity of the world in our own community! Bring a picnic and a blanket and spend a very fun evening in the Garden with your family.
Please park in the Red Butte Garden Visitor Center parking lot and enter through the Visitor Center doors.
Regular Garden Admission / Garden Members Free / $38 special rate for family of six
Monday, June 9 - Wasatch Eagle Dancers - Native American Dance & Music
Wasatch Eagle Dancers are students from the Nebo School District Indian Education Program. Exhibition dances of Native American Pow Wow style dancing include girls “Fancy Shawl,” “Jingle,” and “Traditional” dances. The boys will demonstrate “Fancy” and “Grass” dances. Narration of dance origin will also be shown in sign language and there will be Native American Round Dancing for audience participation.
Monday, June 16 - Kenshin Taiko - Japanese Drum
"Taiko" is Japanese for "drum." Kenshin Taiko is a Salt Lake City based group of international musicians dedicated to sharing our love of this art form and the culture of the country where it originated. Though Kenshin Taiko tends to be a little more traditional than some of their "cousin" Taiko groups, they perform with a passion and power that will have you hooked. Sponsored by the Japanese Church of Christ in Salt Lake City, their goals include learning, growing together, and having fun as they work to preserve and share Japanese culture.
Monday, July 7 - Red Desert Ramblers - Bluegrass Music
Enjoy this award-winning group as they perform Bluegrass, Country-Western, and Swing music blending harmonies with smoking instrumental breaks. A Salt Lake Tribune review says “when it comes to locally produced Bluegrass bands, it’s hard to do better.” The Red Desert Ramblers have been honored by the International Bluegrass Music Association for being the first Utah Band ever to be hired by an IBMA performance, and were the only Bluegrass band featured at the Mountain West Conference of the Arts.
Monday, July 14 - Island Traditions - Polynesian Music & Dance
Island Traditions Dance Company is headed by Tanya Schumaker of Utah. Her company features local dancers from diverse backgrounds who have been dancing together since 2004. Their mission is to help preserve the cultures of the South Pacific Islands through educational programs of music, song, and dance. Island Traditions has performed and competed all over the western United States, Guatemala, and Tahiti.
Monday, August 4 - Salt Lake Capoeira
This performance will be held in the Orangerie
Capoeira is a 500 year-old unique and vibrant Afro-Brazilian martial art, which includes elements of physical and mental strength, beauty, and power. It is often referred to as a “complete martial art.” Highlighting an art form that involves kicks, ground movements, self-defense, acrobatics, music, and tradition, Salt Lake Capoeira is an act not to be missed.
We are excited to work with KUED KIDS as our August 4 Craft Sponsor! http://www.kued.org/kids
Monday, August 11 - Salt Lake Scots
This performance will be held in the RBG Visitor Center Courtyard
The Salt Lake Scots Pipe Band has emerged as the premier pipe band in the state of Utah, attracting some of the top pipers and drummers from Utah and its neighboring states. The band competes and performs throughout the western United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, occasionally attending the World Pipe Band Championships held in Glasgow, Scotland.
All events run from 6 - 8PM / Performances at 6PM & 7PM
Monday Family Nights are held outdoors in the Amphitheatre area weather permitting.
Please park in the Red Butte Garden Visitor Center parking lot and enter through the Visitor Center at 300 Wakara Way.
The Amphitheatre gates are not open for this event.