By Heather Madsen
Music is one of the most beautiful aspects of the human experience. Instruments, singing, humming, chanting, and dancing have all played vital roles throughout history and in nearly every culture. Even today, music is an inextricable part of our everyday lives. The radio in your car, the speakers in the grocery store, half of the apps on your phone; they’re all centered around music. I mean, even certain washing machines play music these days!
If you’re someone who is surrounded by music, but still can’t get enough, then you probably seek out concerts and music venues as often as possible. But concerts can be expensive or far away and travel, budgeting, and scheduling can all overly complicate things. If you’re looking for musical experiences, but life keeps getting in the way, then the Excellence Concert Series was made for you.
Excellence is a non-profit organization focused on supporting Utah musicians and bringing communities closer together. They provide more opportunities for musicians to showcase their talents, and for audiences to more easily experience the music. They host free weekly concerts that you can attend in person or via live-stream if you can’t travel to the venue. They believe high-quality music should be available to everyone so your ticket price is already covered; all you have to do is show up.
They have eight concerts scheduled for March so far, and each one will be as unique as the artists. If traditional jazz is your jam, then the concert by the Great Basin Street Band on March 6th will be perfect for you. If pop is more your style then check out Bri Ray on the 13th. Or if you love a classical music concert then you’ll need to be at the Gallivan Center on the 22nd for the intermezzo chamber series. So no matter what your musical vibe is, there’s a concert and community for you.
For concert schedules, locations, and more information, visit excellenceconcerts.org/.