The Brown Bag is the Way to Go for Lunch in SLC


    By Emily Borders

    The clock strikes 12. That can mean only one thing. Lunchtime.

    On a normal day, full-time employees in Salt Lake City walk out of their office buildings greeted by noisy cars, littered streets and sounds of the TRAX trolley clicking by.

    But during the months of June, July and August, city residents can breathe in the melodic air of music coming from the streets.

    This year the City Arts Council celebrates the 30th year of the Brown Bag Concert Series, free, weekday performances where local music artists play throughout the community during lunch breaks, said Meredith Grabner, concert series artist liaison.

    Rotating from parks to plazas across the city, the concert series offers performances for people who work in different workplaces, Grabner said.

    “That is something that is so unique [about the concert series],” she said.

    The purpose of the concert series is to bring it to people who are downtown shopping, working and living, said Casey Jarman, concert series program director.

    “The Brown Bag Concert Series represents a longstanding tradition of quality performances in our community,” according to a news release.

    The concert series is Monday through Friday from 12:15 to 1 p.m. in various city locations, Jarman said.

    After the performances, residents can enter a drawing to win a free lunch donated by local restaurants, Jarman said.

    For more information about the concert series” artists and locations, visit or call (801) 596-5000.

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