Twilight Concert Series 2013 lineup announced

Posted at 10:19 AM, May 08, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-09 00:46:55-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- The Twilight Concert Series announced its annual lineup of concerts for the summer. The series will run July 18 through September 5.

Big names like Belle and Sebastian, Kid Cudi, The Flaming Lips and MGMT are among the bands heading to Salt Lake City this summer.

Casey Jarman, Twilight's director, says the concert series putting Utah on the map.

"Twilight definitely has a great name and some of the bands that know about it are really excited, couldn't be happier to be here," Jarman said.

"The [New York Times] is really intrigued by the synergy that's happening here and there's a lot of energy. Our economy is good, and I think the potential for Salt Lake is really amazing."

The concerts are every Thursday night at Pioneer Park in downtown Salt Lake City. Tickets are $5 each, but season tickets for all nine concerts can be purchased for $35. Ticket information can be found here.

Here's the list of concerts (with a sampler of the artist's music):

July 18:  Belle and Sebastian with Blitzen Trapper!

July 25: The Flaming Lips with support TBD!

August 1: The National with Sharon Van Etten!

August 7: Grizzly Bear with Youth Lagoon!

August 8: Erykah Badu with support TBD!

August 15 is TBD! We'll be announcing this date in the next couple weeks.

August 22: Kid Cudi with support TBD.

August 29: Empire of the Sun with support TBD.

September 5: MGMT with support TBD.